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  • Associate Director of Development

    SUMMARY: WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (classical music radio station) are seeking a full-time Associate Director of Development. This position is responsible for raising revenue for WWCI through developing relationships with prospects and donors that result in financial support for WTTW and WFMT special projects within the annual fund. This position will also raise revenue for WFMT through the direction of development activities, particularly the WFMT on-air membership drives and the Fine Arts Circle basic member annual fund.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 125-175 prospects and major gift donors to WFMT and WTTW at the $5,000+ major gift.
    • Conduct 5 donor visits monthly and 15-20 meaningful points of connections, including handwritten notes, tune-in emails, phone calls, etc.
    • Ensure the benefit fulfillment of donors, including appropriate and accurate recognition and personalized, meaningful stewardship.
    • Manage donor events of the development team and implement follow up plans.
    • Direct the planning and implementation of WFMT on-air pledge drives twice a year; serve as a floor manager during the drives.
    • Manage all external partnerships associated with the WFMT on-air pledge drive.
    • Oversee thank-you gift research and selection with WFMT pledge committee; familiarity with classical music a plus.
    • Oversee vendors responsible for mailing of 5,000 basic membership renewal solicitations each month as well as gift acknowledgement letters.
    • Oversee the WFMT volunteer program and pledge drive volunteers, as well as solicitation and organization of food, prizes, and tickets used during pledge drives.
    • Prepare thank you gift descriptions, computer codes, and images for the pledge drive web page, on line giving web pages, and Team Approach.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    SKILLS: The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent people skills. Candidate must have outstanding organizational and planning skills and a proven track record in development. A positive, goal, and team-oriented attitude is essential. The ability to handle detailed work with accuracy and enthusiasm is crucial. Proficiency with basic software programs is required. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, strategic, and creative. Driver’s license also required. 

    MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree a plus. CFRE also a plus.

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: The Associate Director of Development will have at least 4-6 years’ experience in development, with extensive experience in working with major donors and stewarding their interests in the organization. Managing data and experience in gathering, compiling, and presenting reports ranging from stewardship to research, is also required. Event management also a plus.

    WHERE TO SUBMIT RESUMES AND INQUIRIES
    Human Resources
    Window To The World Communications, Inc.
    5400 N St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Fax: (773) 509-5309
    E-mail: jobs@wttw.com

    No phone calls, please.
    WWCI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • Foundations Manager

    SUMMARY:  WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (classical music radio station) are seeking a full-time Foundations Manager. This position is responsible for raising revenue for WWCI through relationships with prospects and donors that result in increased financial support for WTTW and WFMT.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Support Development department’s $12-20M revenue goals, with a focus on $2-5M from Foundations and select government entities, in support of WWCI operations and mission, including programming on all WTTW11 and 98.7WFMT platforms.
    • Write and submit letters of intent, proposals, budgets, grant applications, follow-up materials, and stewardship reports to foundations and government entities to solicit funds for annual, special project, and/or campaign support.
    • Direct oversight and management of a portfolio of foundation and government grants, including orchestrating meetings between funders, senior staff, and program producers, writing briefing memos and preparing senior staff for meetings, and acting as an effective and eloquent ambassador and liaison both externally and within the organization.
    • Identify, research, and cultivate new potential funding sources and make informed recommendations to match prospects with funding opportunities.
    • Ensure all benefit fulfillment including accurate recognition and meaningful ongoing stewardship.
    • Support the development team’s cultivation and stewardship activities, including special events and other activities and involve foundation and government funders as appropriate.
    • Support the Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations as necessary and perform other duties as assigned and work collaboratively and cross-departmentally across the organization.
    • Lead by example with positive attitude; team-centric behavior; pleasant demeanor; and results-oriented, focused approach to developing relationships both externally and internally that result in increased revenue for WWCI.

    SKILLS:  Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as excellent people skills. Candidate must be organized, detail oriented, and able to multi-task and meet a rigorous schedule of deadlines. A positive, goal, and team-oriented attitude is essential. The ability to handle detailed work with accuracy and enthusiasm is crucial. Proficiency with basic software programs is required, as is a readiness to become proficient using the donor database software Team Approach. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, strategic, and creative. 

    MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree a plus.

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:  Must have 3-5 years of experience in grant writing with a proven track record of demonstrable results and successes. Must also be experienced in working with donors and stewarding their interests. Must have experience in gathering, compiling, and presenting written and verbal information including but not limited to: research; letters of intent; foundation proposals; government grant applications; budgets; acknowledgements; and stewardship reports.

    Where to Submit Resumes and Inquiries

    Human Resources
    Window To The World Communications, Inc.
    5400 N St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Fax: (773) 509-5309
    E-mail: jobs@wttw.com
    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

  • Director, Business Affairs & Sales Planning

    WTTW (Chicago PBS) is seeking a full-time Business Affairs & Sales Planning Director to join its Sales Team. This position is responsible for conducting all television business affairs, planning & traffic operations related to corporate sales and sponsorships.

    REPORTS TO: General Sales Manager

    MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 5-10 years Radio or TV Traffic experience. Commercial sales planning and basic finance & accounting experience a plus.

    SKILLS REQUIRED:

    • Flawless attention to detail.
    • Solid organization and time management skills.
    • Relentless analysis of relevant metrics.
    • Adept computer skills (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Prepare, execute and revise WTTW Sales contracts & letters of agreement.
    • Input and schedule all WTTW Sales spots/underwriting messages.
    • Oversee all WTTW Sales billing and accounts payable.
    • Prepare monthly affidavits, troubleshoot late pay problems.
    • Track & analyze WTTW inventory, communicate results.
    • Prepare weekly and monthly financial reports of WTTW Sales activity.
    • Ensure FCC compliance of creative messaging and materials.
    • Input and schedule any break elements from other departments with revenue attached, in order to manage inventory and avoid on-air conflicts.
    • Provide proposed spot schedules for departments outside of Sales when requested (Development, Production and Barter).
    • Assist General Sales Manager however needed.
  • Chief Engineer, WFMT

    SUMMARY  
    WFMT (98.7WFMT and wfmt.com) is seeking a full-time Chief Engineer. This outcomes-driven position is responsible for maintaining and improving broadcast and production facilities for WFMT and the Radio Network. The Chief Engineer will also work with, and assist, the technology departments which support WWCI.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Design and implement new technologies for WFMT and The Radio Networks.
    • Maintain existing facilities and equipment for WFMT and The Radio Networks.
    • Maintain file based distribution for The Radio Networks.
    • Plan and execute technical needs for special remote broadcasts.
    • Find technical ways for WFMT and the Radio Networks to be more efficient.
    • Field calls from WFMT listeners and the Radio Networks clients and users on technical matters.
    • Order technical equipment and supplies for WFMT and The Radio Networks.
    • Document processes and workflows.
    • Administration and cross training with WTTW on shared/similar systems.

    SKILLS

    • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    • Audio engineering expertise is essential.
    • The ability to handle project administration, budget planning and purchasing is a must.
    • Candidate should also have outstanding computer knowledge, both user and systems administration.
    • A familiarity with CAD, Word Processing and Spreadsheet software.
    • Working knowledge of Windows, OSX and networking is a must.
    • Some programming experience is also helpful.

    EDUCATION
    College or Tech school graduate preferred. SBE Certification at Senior level or above desired.

    EXPERIENCE
    At least 5 years radio engineering experience is required. 

    SUBMIT RESUMES AND INQUIRIES TO
    Human Resources
    Window To The World Communications
    5400 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Fax: (773) 509-5300
    E-mail: jobs@wttw.com

  • Manager, Corporate Relations

    SUMMARY:  WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (classical music radio station) are seeking a Manager, Corporate Relations. This position is responsible for the stewardship of the existing major gift corporate portfolio and the development of new major sponsors.  

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Research current and potential corporate prospects (contacts, giving history, and philanthropic interests) and identify approaches for solicitation meetings, participating as appropriate.
    • Establish partnership levels and benefits and initiate a corporate partner program.
    • Create and maintain materials to explain and support the corporate funding opportunities associated with both programmatic offerings from WTTW and WFMT.
    • Author special project materials and solicitations for development team.
    • Manage the database entries and acknowledgments for all corporate funders.
    • Work on special screenings, tours and events related to corporate funders and strategic partners.
    • Staff internal meetings, attend external events, and work in concert with other members of the Development Division and the organization at large.
    • Staff Leadership, as needed.
    • Manage benefit fulfillment for the development team.
    • Other departmental duties as needed and identified.

    SKILLS:  The ideal candidate will display the ability to think strategically and creatively, with strong time-management and prioritization skills. Detail-orientation with an ability to maintain confidentiality is essential. Candidate should be an organized planner, with strong communication and writing skills. Proficiency with basic software programs is required. The ideal candidate will also be self-motivated, with strong problem solving skills. 

    MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required.

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:  The Manager, Corporate Relations will have at least 3-5 years’ related experience in the Development or Corporate arena. 

  • Web Developer

    REPORTS TO:  Sr. VP Marketing and Interactive Media

    DESCRIPTION: WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (Classical radio) are seeking a full-time Web Developer to join its Interactive team. The Developer will improve and maintain our existing sites, build new microsites, and help inform our digital strategy. We’re interested in considerate tagging, taxonomies, modularized content, and creating a curated experience for our users. We are primarily a Drupal shop, but we manage and connect several systems including WordPress and custom solutions. This allows for creative thinking and the construction of something unique and innovative in a fast-paced environment.

    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    EXPERIENCE:

    • You have coded a responsive website.
    • You have created custom themes in Drupal and WordPress.
    • You have used RSS/XML inventively.
    • Demonstrated experience with PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
    • Experience setting up and working within subversion environment for web development. 
    • Proficiency with Adobe’s Creative suite.
    • Demonstrated experience working with APIs.
    • Demonstrated experience integrating front-end templates with back-end functionality.
    • You are a proven collaborator and communicator, and expert multi-tasker.
    • You’re flexible, curious, and a problem solver.
    • Experience with server (including cloud) configuration and Linux server administration, including configuration of the Apache web server.
    • Proficient with Google suite of webmaster tools, including Google Analytics, Google Maps, and Advertising applications.
    • Working knowledge of Postgres SQL a plus.
    • Experience with audio and video players, capture, editing, and production for the web a plus.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Help manage day-to-day operations for websites and mass e-mail campaigns
    • Develop and increase (with internal and external sources) site content, interactive and rich media elements, and functionality.
    • Help manage content and establish systems, standards and guidelines to ensure creation, delivery, assembly, and upload of web content.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of current websites; maintain, monitor and present web statistics; research potential improvements and enhancements; and recommend and implement changes with goals of increasing site traffic, user engagement and loyalty, and enhancing user experience.
    • Plan, conduct, and document browser, usability, and QA testing.
    • Help coordinate work with outside contractors and internal stakeholders, and work with vendors, internal web and IT staffs to integrate and link internal databases, CMS, etc.
    • Work with web and marketing teams to further develop advertising, underwriting, fundraising, e-mail, and e-commerce areas of site to increase audience engagement and online revenue.
    • Maintain knowledge of industry and monitor competitive websites with goal of keeping sites on cutting edge of new technologies.

    *If you would like to join us, please send your resume and cover email to jobs@wttw.com. In your cover letter, point us to code samples and/or other samples of your work. 

  • Building & Grounds/Mailroom Staff

    REPORTS TO:  Building Manager

    PROCESS:   Building Services

    MINIMUM EDUCATION: Some College/Trade School.

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:  At least 5 years experience in carpentry, plumbing, painting and remodeling. Minor electrical work experience is also desired. Basic preventative maintenance HVAC skills preferred. 

    SKILLS REQUIRED:  Candidate must be highly motivated, while maintaining a positive attitude. Technical aptitude is a must. Candidate must also possess good team skills.

    JOB PURPOSE: Maintain interior and exterior of facility & assist in building support functions.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Building Support
      • Repair and maintenance of building and equipment.
      • Remodeling and repairs in the fields of carpentry, plumbing and minor electrical.
      • Landscaping maintenance and snow removal.
      • Move office furniture and all miscellaneous office equipment upon request.
      • Perform general custodial duties, such as: light cleaning and refill paper supplies.
      • Shampoo carpets and strip floors.
      • Miscellaneous repair projects.
    • Backup Mailroom
      • Log in overnight deliveries and deliver.
      • Pick up, sort and distribute mail.
      • Handle all incoming and outgoing UPS and FedEx.
      • Prepare daily shipping and receiving logs.
      • Other duties as assigned.

Part Time

No positions currently available.

Submit Resumes and Inquiries to:

Human Resources
Window To The World Communications, Inc.
5400 N St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Fax: (773) 509-5309
E-mail: jobs@wttw.com

No phone calls, please.
WWCI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Internships

Internship Program Information
The Internship Program Information pertains to all internships offered by WWCI. We ask interested candidates to review this information as well as the internship descriptions of interest.

  • WTTW11 Driehaus Documentary Internship

    Driehaus DOCUMENTARY
    This internship is a great opportunity to take on a myriad of diverse tasks related to the production of a short documentary at a public television station. This project is a half-hour documentary about the Florida-based architect Scott Merrill, recipient of this year's Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame.

    DEPARTMENT
    Local TV Production

    REQUIREMENTS

    • A student must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student in good standing at an accredited college or university. Recent graduates are also eligible within the first 12 months of graduation.
    • This is an unpaid internship.
    • We will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
    • Interns should be available 20-24 hours per week
    • Interns should have excellent communication skills, be proficient on a computer, resourceful, mature and professional.
    • Knowledge of basic editing (Avid) is a plus, but is not necessary.

    DESCRIPTION
    Learning opportunities include:

    • Assist in locating archival material.
    • Help the production staff research the subject.
    • Assist with voiceover recording sessions, observe shoots, production meetings, script writing sessions, graphics sessions, and editing.

    This opportunity is from January through April 1, 2016.   

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.comPlease reference "Driehaus Documentary Internship/Attn: Dan Andries" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    In your cover letter please explain why you would like an internship at WTTW11, what you expect to learn, and how your career goals might relate to the internship offered at WTTW11. Make sure to include any completed broadcast-related courses you have taken, as well as any media experience including campus radio, TV, newspaper or multimedia.

    Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:
    WTTW
    Attn: Dan Andries
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • WTTW Community Outreach and Social Media Internship

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Internships are available from June-October (summer Tour) and October-April (Winter Tour). Hours may vary; however, we prefer that interns be available at least 3 days per week, 6-8 hours per day.
    • This is an unpaid internship.
    • We will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.

    DESCRIPTION

    This internship will include a wide range of social media, administrative, promotional, and community outreach duties for the Program Marketing and Sales Departments. The intern will gain experience in the areas of community outreach, research, data collection, organization, promotion of community events, and client relations. Time and responsibilities will be split between 2 major projects.

    Projects include: Great Food Fan Van Nutrition and Activity Extravaganza and Readers are Leaders Literacy Tour.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years old and an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college or university within 12 months of beginning this internship. Students of any major are encouraged to apply, but an interest in social media platforms, sales, marketing, event planning and promotions would be recommended. Experience or interest in early childhood education is strongly desired. Candidate should be social media savvy and innovative. They should have excellent content organizing, research and communication skills.  They should be able to demonstrate an expert understanding of social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) as well as an awareness and experience with PR and social media business trends. Intern must provide his or her own transportation.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Weekly Social Media Networking (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc.).
    • Assisting with ongoing marketing campaigns.
    • Assisting in emailing and the general distribution of press releases, media alerts and other media materials.
    • Maintaining awareness of the company’s projects, initiatives and long-term goals.
    • Assisting at live and online events for the GFFV and RAL Tours.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "WTTW11 Community Outreach and Social Media Internship/Attn: Brandon Bomis" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Candidates may also fax their cover letter and resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:

    WTTW
    Attn: Brandon Bomis
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

  • WTTW11 Soundstage Internship

    Soundstage
    This internship is a great opportunity to take on a myriad of diverse tasks related to the production of a historical & cultural concert series at a public television station. This project is a 60-minute concert with classic music groups.

    DEPARTMENT
    Chicago Production Center

    REQUIREMENTS

    • A student must be a junior, senior, or graduate student in good standing at an accredited college or university. Recent graduates are also eligible within the first 12 months of graduation.
    • This is an unpaid internship.
    • We will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
    • Interns should be available 20-24 hours per week
    • Interns should have excellent communication skills, be proficient on a computer, resourceful, mature and professional.

    DESCRIPTION

    Learning opportunities include:

    • Assist in all aspects of the production of Soundstage.
    • Help the production staff research music talent and possible ticket sales.
    • Assist Production Manager with daily production duties such as confirming crew, creating production memos, collecting tickets for Soundstage performances, wrangling audiences in and out of the Studio, and other production needs as required.

    This opportunity is from July through October 2015

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.comPlease reference "Soundstage/Attn: Kim Mattes" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    In your cover letter please explain why you would like an internship at WTTW11, what you expect to learn, and how your career goals might relate to the internship offered at WTTW11. Make sure to include any completed broadcast-related courses you have taken, as well as any media experience including campus radio, TV, newspaper or multimedia.

    Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5303 or mail to:
    WTTW
    Attn: Kim Mattes
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • The John Callaway Excellence in Online Journalism Paid Fellowship

    Want a PAID full-time internship with one of the best names in Chicago news? Join the editorial team of WTTW11’s nightly, hour-long, news, culture and arts program: Chicago Tonight.

    The John Callaway Excellence in Online Journalism Fellowship offers a recent graduate the opportunity for hands-on work in research, writing, and producing content for the Chicago Tonight website: wttw.com/chicagotonight. This is a paid fellowship that runs for six months.

    The fellow will work with award-winning television producers and web staff, producing both unique and supplemental content, including text, video, audio, photographic and interactive features. The fellow will also be responsible for sending out the daily e-alerts and promoting show and web content through social networking

    PLEASE NOTE: This fellowship mirrors a 40-hour work week.

    Application Process
    Interested applicants should submit their resume, along with a 300-500 word statement on why you want the fellowship and how you think you could contribute to Chicago Tonight online. Please include specifics about the kind of work you want to pursue and your interest in online journalism.

    All application materials should be sent to: jobs@wttw.com  Please reference "CALLAWAY FELLOWSHIP/ATTN: Rebecca Palmore" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • Chicago Area History and Architecture Research Internship

    Program host and producer, Geoffrey Baer, and his team of producers have a number of ongoing projects exploring Chicago-area architecture and history. Current projects include:

    • Chicago’s Loop: A Walking Tour (w.t.), the latest edition of host Geoffrey Baer's series of popular TV tours of Chicago. This program will explore the city's Loop architecture and history.
    • Ask Geoffrey, a weekly segment on WTTW's flagship nightly news program Chicago Tonight.
    • Periodic field and studio segments for Chicago Tonight.

    We are currently seeking interns who can start in September.

    Department
    Local TV Production

    Requirements
    Interns should have excellent research and writing skills, be proficient on a computer, resourceful, mature and professional. Familiarity with Chicago is very helpful. Knowledge of TV production is helpful but not required. This particular internship will focus on marketing and social media. It is also very helpful if the intern has a car or driver's license. We prefer interns to be available at least 16 hours per week during the spring term; additional hours available during the summer, and for recent graduates.

    Description
    Learning opportunities may include:

    • Assist in the research of content for program proposals and for writing of scripts
    • Help the producer gather and organize archival materials for editing
    • Help producer plan for field and studio shooting
    • Assist on shoots in the field and in studio
    • The intern may also periodically provide general office assistance as needed

    Interns may also work on Ask Geoffrey segments for Chicago Tonight. Tasks may include:

    • Assist the producer of Ask Geoffrey in weekly research to answer viewer questions
    • Assist in gathering, evaluating and recording archival film and photos and newly shot video to accompany each Ask Geoffrey segment
    • Help research and gather archival materials for periodic Chicago Tonight stories and assist with field production and in the editing room

    Most work will take place at WTTW studios on Chicago's northwest side, but interns may also accompany and assist TV crews on field shoots or visit libraries and museums for archival information.

    Application Process

    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: egunderson@wttw.com. Please reference "Chicago-area History and Architecture Research Internship" in subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Candidates may also mail to:
    Attn: Erica Gunderson
    WTTW
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Upon consideration of the cover letters and resumes, candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to come in for an interview.

  • WTTW/WFMT Finance/Accounting Internship

    Job Title

    WTTW/WFMT Finance/Accounting Internship

    Position Summary

    The Finance/Accounting Intern will work directly with the Director of Finance in a supportive role, providing assistance with financial analysis & reporting, in addition to Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

    Department

    Finance

    General Information

    • The Finance/Accounting Department offers internships year-round on a rolling basis. Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable though we prefer interns who can be available for the majority of a 9am-5pm business day on a combination of weekdays (M/W/F or T/Th).
    • Interns should stay for the length of a semester or summer.
    • This is an unpaid internship. WTTW will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
    • Eligible candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college or university within 12 months of beginning this internship.

    Requirements

    Students or recent graduates of any major are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates have extensive spreadsheet experience (specifically with Microsoft Excel), coupled with a strong understanding of how to manipulate data. A basic understanding of accounting principles, including debit, credit, and financial statements is helpful. The ability to work independently and reliably on a variety of intern projects is a must. Excellent organization and communications skills are also a must. 

    Description

    Learning opportunities include:

    • Perform revenue and expense variance analysis on budgets and special projects.
    • Execute or assist with fulfillment of contractual and financial reporting obligations, tracking and reporting of expenses against program budget and special projects.
    • Query financial system and prepare ad-hoc reports.
    • Prepare journal entries.
    • Perform account reconciliation.
    • Assist with Cash Receipts Applications, AP check cutting, AR and Collection activities.
    • Perform other accounting tasks as assigned.

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference Finance/Accounting Internship” in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:
    Window to the World Communications, Inc.
    Attn: Finance/Accounting Internship Coordinator
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • Chicago Tonight Website/Interactive Internship (content)

    POSITION: Chicago Tonight Website/Interactive Internship (content)

    POSITION SUMMARY
    The Chicago Tonight Web Intern will help coordinate, create and upload content for the Chicago Tonight website, and will work with television producers and the web department to develop content that reflects site and audience development strategies.

    DEPARTMENT
    Website/Interactive Media Department and Chicago Tonight Editorial Department

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • The Website/Interactive Media Department offers internships year-round on a rolling basis. Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable though we prefer interns who can be available for the majority of an 11am-7pm business day on a combination of weekdays (ideally Mon-Thu).
    • Interns should stay for the length of a semester or summer.
    • This is an unpaid internship. WTTW will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
    • Eligible candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college or university within 12 months of beginning this internship.
    • Interns are assigned an internship coordinator who will work with the selected candidate to establish learning objectives to develop skills in chosen area.

    REQUIREMENTS
    Students or recent graduates of any major are encouraged. The ideal candidates are familiar with different and constantly evolving new media and rich media technologies, and have some experience and/or education related to web and/or IT technologies. Must be able to work independently and reliably on intern projects. Must have excellent organization and communications skills.

    DESCRIPTION/DUTIES

    • Develop, create and update content related to Chicago Tonight.
    • Research, report and fact check.
    • Write original content for the website, including but not limited to news stories, interactive features, and analysis.
    • Develop rich media web content including text, audio, video, still photography, etc.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "Chicago Tonight Website/Interactive Internship" in subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:

    Window to the World Communications, Inc.
    Attn: Chicago Tonight Website/Interactive Intern Coordinator
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • Chicago Tonight Internship

    Chicago Tonight Internship

    Chicago Tonight is a multi-faceted news and current affairs program broadcast in prime time (7:00-8:00 p.m.) Monday-Friday. The program includes news analysis, interviews and other current features, film and theater reviews and commentary. It combines in-studio interviews and features with pre-produced field packages and remote live shots.

    *Please note: The Chicago Tonight Internship has been filled for the 2013 Summer Session. Please check back and apply for the Fall 2013 Session (Deadline: July 15th).

    DEPARTMENT
    Local TV Production

    REQUIREMENTS

    • A student must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in good standing at an accredited college or university. Recent graduates are also eligible within the first 12 months of graduation.
    • Interns should have excellent research, writing and communication skills, be proficient on a computer, resourceful, mature and professional.
    • Knowledge of TV production is helpful but not required.
    • Interns should be available two days a week from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • This is an unpaid internship.
    • We will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.

    DESCRIPTION
    Chicago Tonight is unlike any other news program in the local market and a unique daily format among PBS stations nationwide. This internship is a wonderful opportunity for a student interested in the significant issues of the day as well as topics that create buzz around town. Interns assist in producing a program, doing research, greeting guests, observing journalists' news gathering in and outside the station and learning techniques of news and feature editing, writing and reporting.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Deadlines are as follows:

    Fall Semester Internship (which generally begins in Sept. and continues through Dec.): July 15

    Spring Semester Internship (which generally begins in Jan. and continues through May): November 1

    Summer Internship: (which generally begins in June and continues through Aug.): April 1

    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "Chicago Tonight Internship" in subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    In your cover letter please explain why you would like an internship at WTTW11, what you expect to learn, and how your career goals might relate to the internship offered at WTTW11. Make sure to include any completed broadcast-related courses you have taken, as well as any media experience including campus radio, TV, newspaper or multimedia.

    Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:

    WTTW
    Attn: Leigh Schulze, HR Assistant
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • WTTW11 National Productions Social Media Internship

    Job Title

    WTTW 11 National Productions Social Media Internship

    WTTW National Productions is looking for a social media intern who is self motivated, creative and has good writing skills. Must be knowledgeable with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Microsoft Office and Photoshop or other photography software. We’re looking for an individual who has both talent and interest in design as well as good judgment for interesting and creative content.

    Department

    National TV Production

    Requirements

    • In college or recently graduated from an accredited college or university.
    • Strong written and verbal creative and communication skills are essential.
    • Must be competent with using social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to generate interest and awareness while remaining professional.
    • Understanding of photography software to facilitate social media projects.
    • Overall web and computer confidence (uploading files, navigating web sites, etc.)
    • Candidates must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
    • Candidates must be self-motivated.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines.

    Description

    Learning opportunities include:

    • Advancing ones’ understanding of social media as it relates to modern business practice, marketing, and public relations.
    • Working in a corporate environment and task management.
    • Creatively fulfilling, practical experience for digital media art.
    • Peripheral opportunities to assist with other aspects of production, with permission from supervisor.
    • Engaging and working with experienced professionals in television.

    Application Process

    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference “WTTW National Productions Social Media Internship Attn: Nicolette Ferri” in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    In your cover letter, please explain why you would like an internship at WTTW11, what you expect to learn, and how your career goals might relate to the internship offered at WTTW11.

    Candidates may also fax their resume to: (773) 509-5309

    For correspondence by mail, use the following address:

    WTTW
    Attn: Nicolette Ferri
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • WTTW11 Community Outreach & Marketing Internship

    Position

    WTTW11 Community Outreach and Marketing Internship

    Department

    WTTW Sales

    General Information

    • Internship is available from June-October. Hours may vary; however, we prefer that interns be available at least 3 days per week, 6-8 hours per day.
    • This is an unpaid internship.
    • We will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.

    Description

    This internship will include a wide range of administrative, promotional, and community outreach duties for the Program Marketing and Sales Departments. The intern will gain experience in the areas of community outreach, research, data collection, organization, promotion of community events, and client relations. Time and responsibilities will be split between 2 major projects.

    Projects include: Great Food Fan Van Nutrition and Activity Extravaganza and Readers are Leaders Literacy Tour.

    Requirements

    Students of any major are encouraged to apply, but an interest in sales, marketing, event planning and promotion would be recommended. Experience or interest in early childhood education is strongly desired. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is also helpful. Intern must provide his or her own transportation.

    Application Process

    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "WTTW11 Community Outreach and Marketing Internship/Attn: Brandon Bomis" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Candidates may also fax their cover letter and resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:
    WTTW
    Attn: Brandon Bomis
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • WTTW Membership Marketing Internship

    POSITION: WTTW11 Membership Marketing Internship

    Are you a college student looking for an internship with a marketing focus?

    Department
    
Membership Marketing Department


    General Information

    • The Membership Marketing department offers internships year-round on a rolling basis. Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable though we prefer interns who can be available for the majority of a 9am-5pm business day on a combination of weekdays (M/W/F or T/Th).
    • Interns should stay for the length of a semester or summer.
    • This is an unpaid internship. WTTW will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
    • Eligible candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college or university within 12 months of beginning this internship.
    • Interns are assigned an internship coordinator who will work with the selected candidate to establish learning objectives to develop skills in chosen area.

    Requirements
    
Students or recent graduates of any major are encouraged to apply. Must have Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) skills. Must be able to work independently and persistently on intern projects. Excellent organization and communications skills are also necessary.

    Description
    
The Marketing Intern will assist membership marketing staff with projects to support the organization. Some examples of this project work include:

    • Coordinating of multi-platform Sweepstakes promotional campaign
    • Researching, collecting contact information and soliciting potential campaign partner/donor leads
    • Researching a particular topic or focus area of the department
    • Supporting social media and promotion efforts
    • Supporting the work of membership and direct response marketing campaign managers
    • Assisting in other department duties as assigned

    Application Process
    
Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "Membership Marketing Internship" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    
Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:
    
Window to the World Communications, Inc.
    Attn: Membership Marketing Internship Coordinator
    
5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    
Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • WTTW Production Internships

    Position

    WTTW Production Internships

    Program Overview

    WTTW is the most-watched public broadcasting station in the US. With a strong combination of local and national productions, WTTW11 is proud to present public affairs, in-depth news analysis, performing and visual arts, nature, science, and how-to programming, along with a rich and diverse children's schedule. Although our primary focus has always been uniquely local, we continue to produce award-winning programs for national and international audiences.

    WTTW offers a wide variety of internship opportunities designed to provide students and recent graduates with knowledge or and practical work experience in the field of public broadcasting.

    The production department at WTTW has regular internships available with public affairs programs including Chicago Tonight, a nightly current affairs and news magazine program, as well as arts and entertainment positions available on Soundstage, the PBS popular music series. Additionally, occasional documentary program internships are also offered.

    Currently Available Internships

    For more information on each opportunity, and for specific requirements and application instructions, click on the appropriate link above.

    General Information

    • WTTW offers internships year-round. The internship term is based on the academic calendar of the student's school.
    • Internships are unpaid.
    • At WTTW, labor contracts prevent interns from handling technical equipment. Students interested in gaining hands-on technical experience are advised to seek internships at stations where this work is not restricted to union employees.

    Requirements

    To be eligible for an internship with WTTW, candidates must be:

    • A student or recent graduate of an accredited college or university;
    • In good standing at the college or university; and
    • At least 18 years of age.

    These are minimum requirements. Please check the specific requirements of the internship for which you are applying.

    Application Process

    A copy of the WWCI Internship Application can be printed by clicking here.

    You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can get your free copy of the software by clicking here. Application instructions are included in each internship description. Please refer to these for submission details.”

    Suggested Submission Deadlines

    Applications are considered throughout the year; however, for best consideration, candidates are urged to apply as follows:

    

For Fall Internships (which generally begin in August or September) apply by mid-July. (Tip: many students apply before leaving school in May/June for internships starting the following fall.)

    

For Winter Internships (which generally begin in January) apply by late November.

    

For Spring Internships (March), apply by mid-February. (Note: because school calendars vary, there are usually fewer openings in March.)

    

For Summer Internships (which begin in May or June) apply by mid-April.

  • WTTW/WFMT Website and Interactive Media Internship (content)

    POSITION: WTTW/WFMT Interactive Content Production Internship (content)

    POSITION SUMMARY
    The Interactive Content Production Intern will help coordinate, create and upload editorial content for the WTTW and WFMT websites, and work with television/radio producers and the web department to develop content that reflects site and audience development strategies.

    DEPARTMENT
    Website/Interactive Media Department

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • The Website/Interactive Media Department offers internships year-round on a rolling basis. Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable though we prefer interns who can be available for the majority of a 9am-5pm business day on a combination of weekdays (M/W/F or T/Th).
    • Interns should stay for the length of a semester or summer.
    • This is an unpaid internship. WTTW will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
    • Eligible candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college or university within 12 months of beginning this internship.
    • Interns are assigned an internship coordinator who will work with the selected candidate to establish learning objectives to develop skills in chosen area.

    REQUIREMENTS
    Students or recent graduates of any major are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates are familiar with different and constantly evolving new media and rich media technologies, and have some experience and/or education related to web and/or IT technologies. The ability to work independently and reliably on intern projects is a must. Excellent organization and communications skills are also a must.

    DESCRIPTION/DUTIES

    • Develop, create and update editorial content to websites related to television and radio programming and promotion initiatives.
    • Process, prep and upload content (text, photos, video, audio, etc.) to websites.
    • Use raw materials from internal stakeholders to develop rich media web content including text, audio, video, still photography, etc.
    • Make content changes to website under direction of Web department.
    • Perform other duties and work on special projects as assigned.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "Interactive Content Production Internship" in subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:

    Window to the World Communications, Inc.
    Attn: Interactive Content Production Intern Coordinator
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • WTTW/WFMT Website and Interactive Media Internship (technical)

    POSITION: WTTW/WFMT Website and Interactive Media Internship (technical)

    Are you a college student or recent graduate looking for an internship in the interactive space?

    DEPARTMENT
    Website/Interactive Media Department

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • The Website/Interactive Media Department offers internships year-round on a rolling basis. Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable though we prefer interns who can be available for the majority of a 9am-5pm business day on a combination of weekdays (M/W/F or T/Th).
    • Interns should stay for the length of a semester or summer.
    • This is an unpaid internship. WTTW will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
    • Eligible candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college or university within 12 months of beginning this internship.
    • Interns are assigned an internship coordinator who will work with the selected candidate to establish learning objectives to develop skills in chosen area.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Knowledge of HTML and Photoshop desired and familiarity with different and constantly evolving technologies, and with some experience and/or education related to web and/or IT technologies.
    • Familiarity with or interest in television and radio production, documentary narrative and online storytelling. Keen interest in interactive presentation a must.
    • Understanding of journalistic ethics and procedure.

    DESCRIPTION/DUTIES
    The Website and Interactive Media Intern will assist website and marketing staff with a number of projects to support the organization’s digital platforms. Some examples of this project work include:

    • Coordinating and uploading of new text, image and media content to the WTTW and WFMT websites
    • Processing, prepping and uploading rich media files (video, audio) to websites.
    • Researching a particular topic or focus area of the department.
    • Assisting with elements of page and microsite launch including production of new features and quality assurance.
    • Supporting the work of interactive managers.
    • Assisting in other department duties as assigned.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "Website and Interactive Media Internship" in subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail to:
    Window to the World Communications, Inc.
    Attn: Website and Interactive Media Internship Coordinator
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • WFMT Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin and Studs Terkel Streaming Websites Internship

    The Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin and Studs Terkel Streaming Websites intern will be provided with hands on experience creating new content from two audio archives.  These projects will expose you to new audio technologies that are shaping how audio is disseminated on the web and on radio.  Interns will delve into over 40 categories covered in the Studs Terkel Radio Archive to create dynamic introductions that will be featured on the website and on radio.  Interns will also assist with the Exploring Music website by creating clips to be used on social media and in educational settings.  This internship is a great opportunity to grow your network and build your portfolio.

    Department
    WFMT Radio Network

    General Information

    • The internship is designed to provide a well-rounded overview of how radio/streaming archival websites are created and organized and provide ample room for creative thinking and innovation.
    • Studs Terkel’s radio program ran on WFMT for more than 40 years and featured interviews with many of the most important writers, musicians, artists, philosophers, politicians and other figures in the 20th century. Before this project, less than 5% of his radio work has been available to the general public. This project will be done in conjunction with the Chicago History Museum and Library of Congress.
    • Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin has been among the most popular national radio programs about classical music and is broadcast on more than 250 stations.
    • Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable though we prefer interns who can be available for the majority of a 9am-5pm business day on a combination of weekdays (M/W/F or T/Th).
    • Interns should stay for the length of a semester or summer.
    • This is an unpaid internship. WFMT will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
    • Eligible candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college or university within 12 months of beginning this internship.
    • Interns are assigned an internship coordinator who will work with the selected candidate to establish learning objectives to develop skills in chosen area.

    Requirements
    The ideal candidates will have strong audio production skills, especially within the Adobe Creative Suite (Audition experience preferred) and interest in the arts and humanities. The ability to work independently and reliably on intern projects is a must. These projects are self-directed requiring creativity and strong time management skills. Excellent organization and communications skills are also a must. Video production skills are encouraged.
    Interns that submit a sample audio production work along with the application will be given first consideration.

    Description/Duties

    • Create audio or video pieces highlighting the rich content within the Studs Terkel Radio Archive. These pieces will be distributed via social media outlets as well as PRX an international radio content exchange.
    • Work with radio producers on the production of the “Terkelogue” podcast series     
    • Help promote both the Terkel and Exploring Music website to educational institutions.
    • Work with the Blog manager to create new content for the site.
    • Create an intern “recap” media piece, to be featured on the blog that demonstrates the work done over the course of the internship.

    Application Process
    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "Exploring Music Internship" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Candidates may also fax their cover letter & resume to (773) 509-5309, or mail them to:

    Window to the World Communications, Inc.
    Attn: Tony Macaluso
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Questions may also be sent to Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com.

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • WFMT Radio Network Internship

    WFMT Radio Network Internship

    The WFMT Radio Network, the international syndication division of award-winning Chicago classical music station 98.7 WFMT (streaming live at wfmt.com/streaming), distributes these broadcasts worldwide. The WFMT Radio Network syndicates more than 35 programs each quarter to hundreds of radio stations throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. A full list of WFMT Radio Network Programs can be seen at: www.wfmt.com/network.

    Department

     

    WFMT Broadcasting

    Description

    Possible learning opportunities include, but are not limited to: researching and corresponding with radio stations across the United States and beyond who may syndicate WFMT Network programs, creating copy and updating the network web-site and enewsletters, learning to run syndication reports, conducting surveys of partner stations, and researching potential new shows and underwriters.

    General Information

    • 98.7WFMT offers internships year-round on a rolling basis. Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable.
    • Interns must stay for the length of a semester or summer.
    • This is an unpaid internship.
    • Eligible candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college or university within 12 months of beginning this internship.
    • We will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
    •  

    Requirements

     

    Students of any major are encouraged to apply but knowledge of and passion for classical music and radio is essential. Good written and verbal communications skills are important. Foreign language skills are also helpful as the intern may interact with many of our international partners.

    Application Process

    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "WFMT Radio Network, Attention Tony Macaluso" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Somewhere in your cover letter please write about some of your favorite radio shows/podcasts and why you like them (they do not have to be on WFMT). In addition, please state your preferred start date (approximate is ok).

    Candidates may also fax or mail their resume and cover letter with optional extra materials directly to:

    Tony Macaluso
    Director of Network Marketing and Syndication
    WFMT Radio Network
    5400 N. St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Fax: (773) 279-2199
    jobs@wttw.com

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • WFMT Development Internship

    POSITION: WTTW/WFMT Development Internship, Major Gifts

    Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern at WTTW/WFMT.This internship is primarily focused on learning about major gifts fundraising for special projects from both individual and corporate prospects. However, this intern will gain exposure to the many different facets of the world of fundraising including Production Underwriting and Foundations.

    



    Department
    WTTW/WFMT Development

    General Information

    • WTTW/WFMT offers internships year-round. Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable, but we prefer that an intern be able to spend at least three days per week in the office.
    • This is an unpaid internship. WTTW/WFMT will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
    • A student must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student in good standing at an accredited college or university. Recent graduates are also eligible within the first 12 months of graduation.
    • Interns at WTTW/WFMT are assigned an internship coordinator who will work with you to structure the internship to help you develop the skills in your chosen area. Our internships are very flexible and allow for a wide range of experiences. However, we’d prefer interns that are open to working on research projects.

    Requirements
    
Students of any major are encouraged to apply, but an interest in the arts is helpful. Both good written and verbal communication skills are essential, as are research skills and an interest in development. Interest in fund raising would also be helpful.

    Description
    
Possible learning opportunities include, but are not limited to:

    • Researching new and existing individual donors and prospects for cultivation and fundraising
    • Researching new and existing corporate donors and prospects for cultivation and fundraising
    • Creating promotional collateral and updating materials for special project solicitations
    • Assisting with sponsor recognition and benefit fulfillment
    • Participating in the gift acknowledgement process
    • Assist the planning and execution of fundraising and donor events

    Application Process
    
Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "WTTW/WFMT Development Internship/Attn: Yusef Garcia" in subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    
Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 509-5305 or mail to:
    
WFMT/WTTW
    
Attn: Yusef Garcia
    Manager, Corporate Relations & Special Events
    5400 North St. Louis Avenue
    
Chicago, Illinois 60625

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

  • WFMT Relevant Tones Internship

    POSITION: WFMT Relevant Tones Internship

    Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern at WFMT, Chicago's Classical Music Experience. This program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on experience in radio broadcasting while accommodating the needs and wishes of the participants.

    The internationally syndicated radio series Relevant Tones is a weekly exploration of one of the most fascinating times in classical music: right now. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this program celebrates the dynamic and diverse creations of modern-day composers from around the world. It's one of the world's only weekly programs dedicated to contemporary classical music, and is heard by over a quarter million people across the U.S., Canada and New Zealand every week..

    Department
    WFMT Broadcasting

    General Information

    • 98.7WFMT offers internships year-round on a rolling basis. Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable, though applicants should generally be available most weekdays at 10 AM to help with the show.
    • Interns must stay for the length of a semester or summer.
    • This is an unpaid internship.
    • We will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.

    Requirements
    Students of any major are encouraged to apply, but knowledge of, and passion for, classical music & radio is essential. Music experience is preferred, especially if you have band, orchestra or choir experience. Good written and verbal communications skills are important. Familiarity with web editing, social networking and audio editing is also a plus.

    Description
    Possible learning opportunities include, but are not limited to: Writing for the Relevant Tones blog, monitoring and responding to emails, booking guests, maintaining the Relevant Tones website, collecting and researching music to fit a weekly theme, editing audio (for broadcast and the web), pitching ideas for audio segments, archive updating, assisting with on-air pledge drives, marketing. While interns will work primarily with the Relevant Tones producers, they are also encouraged to shadow other producers, on-air hosts and other staff.

    Application Process
    Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "WFMT Relevant Tones Internship/Attn: Jesse McQuarters" in subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

    Somewhere in your cover letter please write about some of your favorite radio shows/podcasts and why you like them (they do not have to be on WFMT). In addition, please state your preferred start date (approximate is ok). Optional: Supporting materials including but not limited to audio clips, newspaper clips, or links to online media.

    Candidates may also fax or mail their resume and cover letter with optional extra materials directly to:

    Jesse McQuarters, Producer
    Relevant Tones, 98.7WFMT
    5400 N. St. Louis Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Fax: (773) 279-2199
    jobs@wttw.com

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

EEO Public File and Outreach Initiatives

EEO Public File (2013-2014)

2014 Outreach Initiatives