Associate Producer/Reporter (61501) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

Tallahassee, FL
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 42495

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


The Florida Channel - located in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government. Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, daily and weekly review of state news and public affairs programs along with a wide variety of documentary and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians. The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet.


Serves as Associate Producer for Capitol Update and other daily and weekly news programs - duties include but are not limited to assisting Assignment Manager, News Director and Sr. Producer in researching stories, overseeing rundowns, incorporating visual elements such as full screen graphics, reviewing information for content and accuracy and effectively timing live newscasts. Demonstrates good organization and communication skills to carry out assignments with limited supervision.
Serves as Reporter for Capitol Update and other TFC programming - duties include but are not limited to being proactive in researching, developing and following thru with ideas, writing clear and concise scripts on deadline, interviewing individuals in a professional manner and compiling information for graphics or other visual elements used to effectively complete a program or program segment.
Maintains records, archives program materials (scripts, video, research) transcribes recordings, develops documentation related to program production and/or broadcast techniques/formats unique to TFC; adheres to and implements generally accepted creative and technical principles of broadcast production, along with procedures and principles established by TFC for legislative and public affairs program production.
Provides production and administrative support including but not limited to running teleprompter for various programs and assisting front desk personnel; other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or related area.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel as required.
Strong writing and research skills.
Experience writing scripts on deadline.
The ability to think creatively and carry out specific program concepts after receiving general guidance - but with limited supervision.
On-camera experience.
Attention to detail; effective time-management and organizational skills.
The ability to work as part of a team on tight deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with fast-changing situations are necessary; often in public.
A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain license upon hire.
To be considered, you MUST complete the two-steps in the "HOW TO APPLY" section. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Familiarity with Florida Government.
One-year of experience in a professional broadcast environment.
Experience with iNews.

Other Information

Applicants will be given story ideas and asked to file a sample report following interview.

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated hiring range is between high-$20,000's and low - $30,000's annually depending on education and experience.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.


Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm; however, hours will vary and may include weekends and evenings. Flexibility is required.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested, complete the following two-steps to be considered: STEP 1 - Complete the online application in its entirety at * Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume. STEP 2 - Send the following required materials by mail, email (addresses below) or attach to online application as a single PDF or Word document in the order listed: 1) resume including employer references (include the title & work relationship of the person to be contacted); 2) personal contact information: phone number/email - best days and/or times to contact; 3) writing sample; 4) link to video resume OR non-returnable resume DVD (samples within the past year) Associate Producer/Reporter, Job Opening ID 42495 WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel 402 S. Monroe Street, Suite 901 Tallahassee, Florida 32399 Email to: All candidates MUST complete the above steps to be considered. Open until filled.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034. IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


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