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Job no:494961
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Categories: Public Broadcasting


This position is responsible for writing and editing spot and feature news stories for on air and digital delivery within WGVU Public Media.


  1. Research, write, voice, produce, and edit daily spot and/or feature news stories for on air and digital platforms.
  2. Serve as backup anchor of local newscasts during Morning Edition, Mid-Day West Michigan, and All Things Considered.
  3. Update station website with local news stories.
  4. Represent WGVU Public Media at station-sponsored events and host/co-host programs or events as needed.
  5. Assist in on air fundraising efforts.
  6. Perform other duties as required/assigned by leadership.



  • Associate Degree and three (3) years of newsroom or related experience - OR - Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year of newsroom or related experience.
  • Experience in field news gathering including impromptu and scripted interview settings.
  • Knowledge of digital audio editing and studio production including the ability to operate the digital radio board, playback/automation system, and general broadcast equipment and software.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Commitment to WGVU’s vision of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work within a collaborative multiplatform culture and environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism, punctuality, and work self-sufficiently with little direction when required.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Willingness to work on location for field recordings and have a valid driver’s license.



Work is performed primarily in an office and broadcast studio environment, but candidates should be prepared for occasional work on location as travel may be required.  At times, candidates may be required to appear on WGVU Public Media for fundraising and promotional announcements or events.

Physical Demands:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Salary: $50-52,000, commensurate with experience 

Department/Division: WGVU/University Relations

Campus: Grand Rapids Pew Campus

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Application review begins immediately for two open positions. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. 


  • Responsible for receptionist area including greeting guests, receiving calls using multi-line phone, and various departmental projects.
  • Hours are between 8A and 5P Monday through Friday.
  • Must be available to work during semester breaks.
  • Please include resume and course schedule/availability.
  • Currently $11.07/hour



If interested, please contact Hannah Frain at or by phone 616-331-6635.


Category: Internship Paid (Minimum Wage) / Hours: Flexible, 16 hours a week

Organization / Location: WGVU Public Media, 301 Fulton St. W Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504-6492 (8th Floor Eberhard Center, downtown Grand Rapids).

Virtual/remote options are available.

Contact Person: Vance Orr – Promotions Manager

Phone: (616) 331-6784 / E-mail:

Application Deadline: Revolving / Starting Date: Beginning of each semester (Including Summer).

Overview of Position: Designed to enable the intern to enhance their skills, pursue their interests and address the priorities of WGVU and the communities we serve. Learn all aspects of the promotional and design strategy. Gain hands-on experience working with community partners – and event logistics. Assist with or take the lead in: conducting market research, implementing best practices, and effective multiplatform communication/ marketing. Learn how to manage a promotional plan from start to finish. Help plan and implement community events and activities.

Qualifications: Self-starter, well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills,

good verbal and written communication skills, be able to work independently, ability to manage multiple projects at once. Knowledge of marketing basics, and design elements. Knowledge of public media is a plus. A sense of humor is a plus.

Preferred Computer Software:

  • MAC OS & PC OS
  • Microsoft office
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Premiere

*Internship may include on-location set up and tear down of events organized by the WGVU Marketing and Promotions Team.


If interested please contact Vance Orr III at or by phone at 616-331-6784.


  • Intern will report to and work closely with one of WGVU's Producers/Directors in television.
  • Internship will be hands-on and tailored to the individual's abilities
  • Internship hours range from 4-20 hours per week and may require flexible weekly scheduling to accommodate varying production schedules. Some evening, weekend and holiday hours may be required.



  • Work on in-studio television productions
  • Work on in-the-field television productions
  • Camera operation, prompter operation, grip, learn audio operation, learn the graphic operation
  • Keep production areas clean, tidy, and organized.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.


For more information contact Andrew Murray at


Location: WGVU Public Media on the GVSU Pew Campus / Remote

Job Type: Part-time

Paid | Credit

Description: The ADA compliance intern will be responsible for making sure that the and are ADA compliant. This experience will give students an opportunity to learn more about the standards for WCAG 2.1. It will also provide unique opportunities for interns to get valuable hands-on experience in making CMS sites accessible to all users.


  • Making sure that images are properly Alt tagged
  • Ensuring that images and text on pages are high contrasted for visually impaired users
  • Creating and updating Site Maps
  • Audit the navigability of the website via keyboard.
  • Making sure that users are informed when being redirected to another page.


If interested please contact Vance Orr III at or by phone at 616-331-6784.


Organization/Department Name: WGVU Public Media 
Time Frame: Semester basis. A one-semester commitment is required. 
Start Date: Week 1 of each semester. 
Hours: Flexible, 15-25 hours/week 
Location: 820 Eberhard Center, Pew Campus 
Job Type: on-campus student employment (internship credit possible) 
Compensation: $10.37/hour 


As part of GVSU, WGVU Public Media provides PBS and NPR programming and community events for approximately 2.5 million people across West and Southwest Michigan. WGVU Education supports and engages our local educators, students, and families around equitable PreK-12 education outcomes. We work with intentionality in communities with our partners to develop sustainable relationships in an effort to authentically meet the needs of educators and families. 

Opportunities & Experiences for the Student 

The WGVU Education Internship is designed to enable GVSU students to develop and enhance skills within the fields of education and nonprofit under the guidance of WGVU’s experienced staff, supporting the intern in alignment with their own goals, interests, and passions around education. The Education Intern will be an active team member in addressing the education priorities of WGVU and the communities we serve, learning all aspects of the WGVU Education Program, including PBS, NPR, WGVU, and MLC education assets and resources. 

The Education Intern will gain hands-on experience in: 

  • Designing a large-scale education digital resource content project.
  • Building relationships while working with community partners and K-12 educators, parents, and students.
  • Managing, implementing, and promoting education programming.
  • Planning community engagement events.
  • Presenting educational content and resources.


To learn more about WGVU and its Education Program, visit and go to Education│Kids. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Education Major (or related field) or experience in K-12 education.
  • Understanding of digital classroom technology and curriculum standards.
  • Understanding of effective, equitable educational pedagogies and best practices.


Desired Qualifications 

  • Ability to strategically and effectively manage time and resources.
  • Ability to balance teamwork with independent work.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational abilities, strong attention to detail, and excellent follow-up skills.
  • Knowledge of public media is a plus!


Work Environment: Blended – in-person and virtual. 

Some projects take us off campus into a variety of conditions, including the outdoors. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required for special events. Please also note that some schools/programs/events may require us to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 


If interested please contact Kristyn Bomberg at or by phone at 616-331-6784.