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Window to the World Communications, Inc. is accepting applications and inquiries for the positions detailed on this page. Click on a job title below to view a detailed description.

Full Time

  • Director of Development

    REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer

    PROCESS: Development

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

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: The Director of Development will be a development professional with at least 10 years of experience in development, focusing on Major Giving. Extensive experience in working with donors and volunteers and stewarding their interests in the organization is required. Experience gathering, compiling and presenting reports ranging from stewardship to research is also desired.

    SKILLS REQUIRED: The ideal candidate would have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent people skills. Candidate must be organized, detail oriented and be able to multi-task. A positive, goal, and team-oriented attitude is essential. Proficiency with basic software programs (Microsoft Office, Team Approach) is required, as is a readiness to learn additional software programs. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, strategic, and creative.

    JOB PURPOSE: Raise revenue and build relationships for WWCI with individual prospects and donors that result in financial support for the WTTW and WFMT Imagining More Campaign, special projects and annual fund.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift and campaign donors to WFMT and WTTW at the five to seven figure gift levels.
    • Provide staff support to Imagining More Committee and key volunteers.
    • Lead weekly campaign meetings and monthly campaign co-chair team meetings.
    • Manage campaign communication updates to co-chairs.
    • Manage a portfolio of 175-200 prospects and donors.
    • Conduct 5-10 donor visits weekly and 15-20 meaningful points of connections, including handwritten notes, tune-in emails, phone calls, etc.
    • Represent the organization among donors and throughout the community and internally cross departmentally.
    • Advise and set up donor meetings for executive staff with funding recommendations, briefing materials/talking points for campaign volunteers, assist with pre- and post-meeting correspondence, etc.
    • Plans the benefit fulfillment of donors, including appropriate and accurate recognition and personalized, meaningful stewardship.
    • Plans intimate Imagining More campaign donor events and implement follow up plans.
    • Make informed, researched recommendations, matching prospects with special projects and identifying key solicitor.
    • Oversee Imagining More campaign research and gift pyramid.
    • Liaison with consultants.
    • Write proposals and assist in project development.
    • Develop strong working knowledge and sophisticated usage of database, Team Approach.
    • Manages, mentors and evaluates staff on projects and goals.
    • Oversee Management Relationship tracking system.
    • Operate vehicle and has driver’s license.
    • Other duties as assigned.

  • Production Assistant - Radio

    REPORTS TO:  WFMT Program Director

    PROCESS:  Content

    JOB PURPOSE: The Production Assistant will be responsible for production and administrative support of the Program Director. This position requires an intuitive thinker who is organized, can anticipate the needs of staff and broadcast partners, maintain a positive, “make it happen” attitude while juggling many simultaneous tasks and projects and have a strong interest in classical music, the arts and radio production. This is a great early-career position for someone who is interested in the arts and humanities and breaking into radio.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. Liberal arts degree preferred.

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:  Interest in radio, classical music and the arts preferred. Experience related to arts administration and/or radio is a plus.

    SKILLS REQUIRED: Candidate should demonstrate extraordinary attention to detail and have outstanding communication/writing skills. Candidate must have a good ear for music and the ability to critique performances and auditions. A working knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and content management systems, like Wordpress, is desired, as well as a familiarity with digital audio editing. Candidate should have the ability to work independently, anticipate and solve problems and be able to multitask, in order to meet deadlines. Availability to work on weekends and occasional evenings is essential.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Assist in production of radio programs, especially Introductions, which features Chicago-area young musicians, plus occasional live broadcasts, pilots, multimedia and other production tasks, including:

    • Managing and listening to audition recordings, updating the Introductions web page, writing scripts and scheduling broadcasts and engineers, post-producing programs for rebroadcast and web, traveling to area schools to record and interview students, keeping track of music competitions, and publicizing the program.
    • Assisting in on-air promotions and production of other programs, including new programming & production ideas.
    • Preparing air-checks of on-air shifts, programs and new possible programs for screening.
    • Providing administrative assistance to Program Director, to include: answering and screening phone calls & correspondence from listeners and scheduling meetings with both internal & external personnel and partners.
    • Assisting with production of on-air fundraising drives and other station events.

     

    As WFMT evolves, so will this role. Responsibilities will change as WFMT’s leadership identifies new needs.

  • WFMT Radio Network Project Manager

    REPORTS TO
    Primary report is to the Director of Network Marketing & Syndication; secondary report is to the Program Director (98.7WFMT)

    PROCESS
    WFMT Radio Network

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

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
    Several years’ experience producing cultural radio programs.

    SKILLS REQUIRED
    Candidate must have demonstrated project management experience and organizational skills. The ability to juggle multiple projects, work quickly under deadline pressure, while maintaining high quality standards, is essential. Familiarity with current trends in public radio programming and knowledge of classical music and cultural history is desired. Strong knowledge of audio editing software and best practices is vital.

    JOB PURPOSE
    This position will play a central role in shaping production processes, content and sound of several dozen radio programs produced by, and for, the WFMT Radio Network and 98.7WFMT. Programs are primarily on the arts, with a strong focus on classical music, jazz, folk and literature.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop a system to track all productions in progress or pending, and regularly update staff and arts partners about deadlines. Anticipate special needs for upcoming projects.
    • Serve as an editor on produced programs: assist with scripts, correct production mistakes (including timings), and ensure that pronunciations are correct (with help from Chief Announcer).
    • For new projects: work with producers and other staff to develop a timeline and production schedule and manage those, help determine what hosts and other staff should work on a project, facilitate feedback on projects, particularly soliciting and presenting feedback from the General Manager, WFMT Program Director and other key staff.
    • Ensure that producers have listings, program descriptions, rich media and other materials ready by deadlines and work to have those delivered to other Network staff.
    • Serve as liaison to organizations such as AIR, Transom, PRX and others to scout for new producers. Work with universities to recruit production interns.
    • Join in conversations between the Network and stations to better understand how programs are regarded and what station needs are and join in conversations with the European Broadcasting Union and other international partners in order to understand potential global projects and collaborations.

    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

  • Community Engagement Director (Temporary)

    REPORTS TO:   Senior Vice President of Production and Community Engagement

    MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:  Minimum five years as Community Engagement/Community Affairs Director or representative for non-profit organization, foundation, corporation or broadcaster, preferably in the Chicago market, and experienced in working with diverse constituencies

    SKILLS REQUIRED:  Candidate must have strong leadership experience and possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills, including proficiency in writing, use of social media, and public speaking. Need a critical thinker, capable of developing, managing, advancing, and evaluating station community engagement strategies and projects. The ideal candidate will be adept at using quantitative and qualitative methods to measure success of station community projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Budget management or previous media production skills a plus.  Fluency in Spanish highly desired.

    JOB PURPOSE:  The Director of Community Engagement will lead WTTW’s efforts to build new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, foundations, educators, and the business community, in order to increase awareness of station initiatives in service to the diverse communities of the Chicago market.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Interface with and convene leaders of the community, educators, and the public to support and enhance WTTW collective impact efforts, particularly in early childhood literacy and “cradle to career” programs that increase high school graduation rates.
    • Attend meetings and ascertain community leaders’ input on a regular basis to track community issues and needs.
    • Design, manage, or contribute to all station community engagement events and activities and make recommendations regarding same to senior management.
    • Supervise Community Engagement staff and interns.
    • Work with Development and Sales staffs to obtain government, corporate, and foundation grants and support.  Assure funder recognition is correct, properly branded, and scheduled.
    • Regularly write and report on station community efforts to public media organizations including PBS, CPB, and other public stations, and for inclusion in WTTW’s public FCC file.
    • As required, interact with and provide information on station community activities to the WWCI Board of Trustees, WWCI Community Engagement Committee, WTTW Community Advisory Board, senior management, and the editorial staff of Chicago Tonight
    • Oversee and collaborate with WTTW production personnel, online producers and designers, and creative services staff in creation of community content spots, PSAs, and interstitial material.
    • Assist non-profit organizations in publicizing their work or activities.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Please Note:  This position is currently a contract position approved for a period of two years.  It is WTTW’s intention, however, to make it a Full-time, ongoing staff position pending proper funding.

  • Producer, Radio

    REPORTS TO:  WFMT Program Director

    PROCESS:  Content

    JOB PURPOSE: 

    • Produce multi-part series, concert programs, and modules for local and network broadcasts, including:
    • Lyric Opera live opening night broadcasts and Network series;
    • Ryan Opera Center Recital Series, in cooperation with Lyric Opera of Chicago;
    • Other series for international distribution, including the Salzburg Festival and Thomas Hampson radio programs; other programs as assigned.
    • Provide major production assistance for WFMT membership drives, including production of listener testimonials, collages, managing and loading music and clips in NexGen automation software and hosting during membership drives.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:  2 years broadcast production experience.  

    SKILLS REQUIRED:  Candidate must have knowledge of radio broadcast equipment (NexGen Software preferred). Advanced computer skills and experience with digital editing is desired. Broad knowledge of classical music, vocal music and opera is required. Web publishing skills, including Wordpress and html is preferred. The ideal candidate would have exceptional organizational and writing skills, along with the ability to work independently. Candidate would also have the ability to conduct engaging interviews and finish programs in a timely manner, complete and without errors.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop, write, record, edit programs for local and network broadcasts.
    • Assist program director and production team with produced on-air material.
    • Record, and edit programs for local and network broadcasts.
    • Serve as on-air fundraiser and line producer as needed.
    • Serve on the Membership Drive Committee to plan all drives.
    • Host live concerts for local broadcast.
    • Other tasks and projects as assigned by Program Director.

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.

  • 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: Mary Field" 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.

  • WTTW/WFMT Summer Fundraising Internship

    Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern at WTTW|WFMT. This internship is primarily focused on learning about major gifts fundraising with a focus on special projects, specifically Nature Cat, a new PBS Kids program, and 10 that Changed America, a national PBS series focused on architecture. This intern will gain experience in advanced prospect research on a national scale, fundraising strategy and developing compelling copy for solicitations.

    General Information

    • This is a 12 week internship over the Summer of 2014
    • This is full-time (40 hours per week).
    • This is a paid internship.

    Requirements

    • A student who has recently completed (by summer 2014) their sophomore, junior or senior years in good standing at an accredited college or university.
    • Applicants must have strong written and verbal communication skills. A writing sample is required for consideration.
    • Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in nonprofit administration.
    • Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Description

    Possible learning opportunities include, but are not limited to:

    • Researching individual, corporation and donor prospects for Nature Cat and the 10 that Changed America series. This is the primary focus for this internship
    • Creating collateral and updating materials for special project solicitations
    • Assisting with creating stewardship mailings and reports for project sponsors
    • Assisting with sponsor recognition and benefit fulfillment
    • Participating in the gift acknowledgement process
    • Providing assistance for special fundraising events for both WTTW and 98.7WFMT during the internship period
    • Attend development department staff meetings to gain insight into the overall fundraising process

    Learning objectives for this internship include: a refined understanding of high-level prospect research and developing a thorough understanding of the donor cultivation and solicitation cycle. This internship will be primarily supervised by two experienced fundraising professionals who will routinely evaluate his or her work. The supervisors will also request feedback from the intern throughout the internship period to ensure that s/he is having a positive, educational work experience.

    Application Process

    Interested students should submit their resume and writing sample via email, along with a cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship, and their future career goals to: jobs@wttw.comPlease reference "WTTW/WFMT Summer Fundraising Internship/ATTN: Lauren Chan" 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.

  • Ten That Changed America Internship

    WTTW Channel 11 is seeking winter/spring interns for a new, national PBS series about architecture, design and urban planning.  Interns will assist producers with historical research, identifying interviewees, scouting locations, and finding archival photographs and film.

    DEPARTMENT
    Local TV Production

    REQUIREMENTS
    Qualified candidates will have excellent research skills and a knowledge of—and passion for—the built environment. 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. This is an unpaid internship. Students may receive educational credit from their college or university for their internship with WTTW. 

    DESCRIPTION
    Learning opportunities include:

    • Assisting with the gathering, maintaining, and recording of archival images for use in the production of the program.
    • Assisting with fact-checking of historical and current information related to the architectural content of the program.
    • Communicating with historians, institutions, and organizations providing information or content to the production.
    • Most work will take place at WTTW studios located on the northwest side of Chicago; however interns may need to visit libraries or other institutions as part of their research assignments.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Interested students or recent graduates should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: cschmidt@wttw.comPlease reference "Ten That Changed America Internship" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing. Please submit your cover letters and resumes for consideration.

    Candidates may also mail to:
    WTTW
    Attn: Carmen Schmidt, Internship Coordinator
    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.

  • 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: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "Chicago-area Architecture and History TV Production Internship/Attn: Yvonne Davis" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing. Candidates may also fax their resume and cover letter to (773) 509-5302 or mail it to:

    WTTW
    5400 N. St. Louis Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Attn: Yvonne Davis, Internship Coordinator.

    Candidates who are believed to be a good match will be invited to complete an application and 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 Broadcast Traffic Internship

    POSITION: WTTW Broadcast Traffic Internship

    Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern at WTTW. This program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of the Broadcast Television Traffic functions while providing a meaningful and valuable learning experience.

    Department
    WTTW Broadcasting

    General Information

    • WTTW offers internships year-round. The term of the internship is generally based on the academic calendar of the student's school.
    • We will work with schools for student interns receiving credit but receiving credit is not required.
    • This is an unpaid internship.
    • Length of the internship and schedules are flexible, but a minimum of 15 hours per week is required.

    Requirements
    To be eligible for this internship:

    • A student must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in good standing at an accredited college or university.
    • Attention to detail is essential to this position and an awareness of PBS programming is also very helpful.
    • Students from any major are encouraged to apply, but knowledge of some aspects of television broadcasting and an innate organizational skill is recommended.

    Description
    
Learning opportunities include, editing daily logs for Channel 11 and 11 Prime, creating program ingest lists, compiling archive lists for 11.1 and Prime programming, and editing the Nielsen programming lists. The staff of the WTTW Broadcasting Department will make every effort to work with the selected candidate to establish learning objectives for the intern, based upon his/her interest and desired skills.


    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 Broadcast Traffic Internship/Attn: Carolyn Giacomin" in subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.


    
Candidates may also fax their resume to (773) 583-3046 or mail to:
    
Window to the World Communications, Inc.
    Attn: Carolyn Giacomin
    
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

    Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin and Studs Terkel Streaming Websites Internship

    The Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin and Studs Terkel Streaming Websites Intern will assist in developing copy, selecting images, testing and marketing new website for the Studs Terkel radio archive streaming website as well as assisting with the on-going Exploring Music website.

    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

    Students or recent graduates of any major are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates will have strong writing skill, interest in the arts and humanities and some knowledge of social media practices. The ability to work independently and reliably on intern projects is a must. Excellent organization and communications skills are also a must.

    Description/Duties

    • Help curate archival recordings of Studs Terkel’s radio program by listening to programs, writing descriptions, doing additional research, developing search words for programs and writing copy related to programs for social media.
    • Help promote both the Terkel and Exploring Music website to educational institutions.
    • Work with WFMT and Chicago History Museum staff to learn to help manage the sites.
    • Learn to take audio clips from both programs and do some editing in order to make clips available for social media and educational purposes.

    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 resume to (773) 509-5309 or mail 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.

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