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Job no: 494288
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Public Broadcasting


Develop relationships with corporations and foundations to provide funding for WGVU Public Media programming, events, initiatives, and operations.

Primary Duties

  1. Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major corporate and foundation donors to increase private gifts to WGVU Public Media.
  2. Work collaboratively across departments to develop funding opportunities for corporate and foundation donors.
  3. Develop and manage a significant portfolio and pipeline of corporate and foundation prospects.
  4. Actively engage in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with corporate and foundation sectors.
  5. Meet with prospective and current corporate and foundation donors, and/or coordinate meetings for the station's General Manager or Director of Development.
  6. Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with current and prospective donors and co-workers across WGVU.
  7. Participates in the drafting of case statements, talking points, and other materials required for campaigns and projects.
  8. Participates in the creation of proposals, grant applications, and reports to corporations and foundations.
  9. Works closely with WGVU individual philanthropy team, marketing, education, and content creation teams.
  10. Ability to identify a diverse donor prospect pool.
  11. Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience or a minimum of five years of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills.
  • Experience with various computer software applications such as Microsoft Office and/or equivalent. (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Teams)
  • Typing and spelling competency with grammar and proofreading skills.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work independently, organize own work and coordinate work activities of others.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully coordinate large projects.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully handle multiple demands efficiently.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully organize and prioritize workload.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully navigate challenging situations in the workplace, while using good judgement.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance records.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to maintain positive intercultural and interpersonal relationships and a commitment to multicultural awareness and understanding.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in non-profit fundraising and event development
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in media organization.



Normal office environment.  Some travel may be required.

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. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary: $45,000 - $52,000 

Department/Division: WGVU / University Relations

Campus: Grand Rapids

Application Deadline:  August 14.  Consideration of applications will begin immediately and may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.


Apply now Job no: 494114
Position type: PSS - Professional Support Staff
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Public Broadcasting

Job Summary: 

Maintains and operates audio, video, broadcast, computer, and satellite equipment for television and radio.  Maintains television and radio transmitters, satellite, microwave, computer networks, and fiber optic system.


Essential Functions:

  • Maintains and operates audio, video, STL, computer and transmitter equipment for WGVU/WGVK-TV.
  • Maintains studio, computer. transmitter and related equipment for WGVU Radio
  • Maintains and operates satellite communication equipment.
  • Designs video, audio, and control systems and circuits.
  • Install and maintain desktop computer equipment, network servers and Cisco network switches.
  • Maintains knowledge of FCC rules, SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • Maintains maintenance logs and other required records.
  • Performs engineer-in-charge duties for broadcast productions and business television events.
  • Supervise student employees.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


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WGVU Receptionist – Student Employment Position

  • 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


Additional Information: for more information or to apply contact:

Hannah Frain at WGVU: Phone – 616-331-6635 or

Marketing and Design Intern

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.


Additional Information: for more information or to apply contact:

Vance Orr at WGVU: Phone – 616-331-6784 or

Television Production Internship

- 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 further information contact Andrew Murray at

WGVU ADA compliance Internship

WGVU Public Media on the GVSU Pew Campus / Remote


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.

 Education Intern (SE+) 

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.


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