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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

  • Continuity Coordinator

    REPORTS TO:  General Sales Manager

    PROCESS: Sales

    MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Minimum two years of Traffic and/or Continuity experience. Knowledge of classical music and foreign languages also a major plus.

    JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for the seamless transition of promotional and commercial announcements after they have been scheduled by the Traffic Department and before they are read on the air by the Program Hosts, also ensuring that the scripts are accurate and formatted to conform to WFMT’s on-air sound.

    SKILLS REQUIRED:  Candidate must have basic copywriting skills, including a thorough knowledge of English grammar and the ability to synthesize materials from various sources into cohesive ad copy. Candidate must also possess basic computer skills, particularly proficiency in WORD 2010/Microsoft Office and in Internet navigation.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Formats, reviews, updates and verifies all advertising copy and commercial messages for each day’s advertising log.
    • Creates formatted cart sheets for recorded commercials.
    • Formats commercials for individual programs as required.
    • Works with WFMT Account Executives, Program Hosts (Announcers), WTTW Programming and Development departments to compose, review, revise and adapt submitted copy material for broadcast, both internally and externally.
    • Answer listener queries concerning aired commercial messages.
  • Systems Support Technician II

    REPORTS TO:  Manager, Help Desk Services

    PROCESS:   Technology Support

    MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 2-5 years resolving technical computer operations equipment problems, including software and hardware problems. Experience in network related systems is also desired.

    SKILLS REQUIRED:  The candidate must demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot hardware & software issues and quickly determine the best solution. The ability to coordinate the resolution of applications/software system problems impacting production is a must. Candidate must be a good listener and also have outstanding verbal communication and writing skills.

    JOB PURPOSE: Provide Help Desk and Network Systems Support.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist IT Management with diagnosis of network systems issues, security updates and version upgrades.
    • Research, plan and implement improvements and upgrades to network services and systems as directed by IT Management.
    • Plan for and assist with testing software and hardware before deployment.
    • Provide second level hardware and software support services to end users as assigned through the WWCI Help Desk Database System.
    • Provide training and backup support to Systems Support Specialist. In addition, provide support for the server and LAN environment.
    • Provide initial investigative services and initiate requests for service from contract service vendors when appropriate. Manage contract service vendors as necessary.
    • Provide follow up with both end users and IT Management when IT service work is completed.
    • Monitor the IT Help Line and Helpdesk email during those times when necessary. Enter user’s requests for service into the Helpdesk DB system and provide quality feedback to user requests.
    • Continue to gain knowledge of hardware and software through technical resources and knowledgebase sources.
    • Any additional work assignments as may be scheduled by IT Management.      
  • Manager, Corporate Relations

    REPORTS TO: Director, Foundations and Corporate Relations

    PROCESS: Fund

    SUB-PROCESS: Development

    MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: The Manager, Corporate Relations will be a development professional with 3-5 years of related work experience in a corporate or development environment, a high-level of computer literacy, and practical experience in and/or knowledge of the non-profit sector.

    SKILLS REQUIRED:  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. Organized planner with strong communication and writing skills with a commitment to the mission of WTTW11 and 98.7WFMT.

    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 with strong problem solving skills. 

    JOB PURPOSE: Stewardship of existing major gift corporate portfolio and development of new major corporate funders and sponsors. Development of WTTW/WFMT corporate partner program. New prospect research and strategize outreach to secure support for Chicago premieres and special programming presentations. Ensure benefit fulfillment for all corporate relationships, including supporting annual gala and special event sponsorships. Assist with special fundraising events across the calendar year within the Development Division and in partnership with other divisions.

    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 and special event opportunities.

    Manage the database entries in Team Approach software and write/send 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.

    Support leadership team, as needed. Manage internal departmental documentation for staff with other departmental duties as needed and identified.

    Must have a current driver’s license with means to accommodate travel in and around the Chicago area and be available for occasional evening and weekend work-related events and donor meetings.

  • Manager, National Market Outreach and Activation

    REPORTS TO: Manager, Public Media Station Marketing & Projects

    PROCESS: National Production

    MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 2 or more years experience in project management, marketing, outreach and/or community engagement.

    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 diplomatic, adaptive interpersonal style is also essential. 

    JOB PURPOSE: Plan and conduct promotion, outreach and market activation for national projects.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop and execute marketing, outreach and promotional plans, information and communications for projects.
    • Distribute materials and information to the public media community, distributors, partners, clients, stakeholders and target audiences/users via email, social media, newsletters and presentations. 
    • Gather all relevant project information and create National sales proposal materials.
    • Plan and conduct marketing, community activation and promotional events and activities for specific projects, as assigned.
    • Conduct research for, develop, write and design marketing, outreach and promotion communications, materials and presentations for specific projects, as assigned.
    • Support sales and fundraising efforts, as needed. 
    • Provide client service to ensure sponsorship goals and contractual agreements are accomplished.
    • Work with producers and licensing manager to develop and distribute ancillary products.  This includes DVDs, tickets, premiums, downloadable media, etc.
    • In coordination with web team, oversee planning, creation and maintenance of project web sites, as assigned. 
    • Provide information for and prepare written reports on projects and activities for clients and stakeholders.
    • Interface with national partners as well as regional and local community organizations as required.
    • Serve as Project Manager for projects specifically assigned by Sr. VP.
    • Collaborate with and regularly communicate with WWCI staff, partners and freelancers.  
    • Other duties as assigned by the Sr. VP.
  • Assistant Content Producer

    REPORTS TO:   Executive Producer

    PROCESS:   Develop, Acquire & Deliver Content

    MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:  1 to 2 years in journalism.

    SKILLS REQUIRED:  Candidate must be highly organized, be able to prioritize conflicting demands, and have the ability to quickly absorb & comprehend new information. Candidate must have demonstrated television & online content creation and writing skills. Solid experience researching, fact-checking and reporting is a must. Candidate must possess journalistic integrity and good news judgment. Proficiency with computer programs required.

    JOB PURPOSE: To produce segments for Chicago Tonight and its website on wttw.com. This multi-platform journalist will work as part of a team under deadline pressure, and will utilize judgment, fact-checking and research skills.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Produce & write engaging and journalistically-sound content for television and the web utilizing a mix of traditional and new media storytelling elements.
    • Actively develop & pitch content ideas.
    • Stay abreast of community news, issues and activities.
    • Conduct research, develop and maintain contacts/sources, and identify & evaluate potential interview subjects and guests.
    • Supervise field or studio shoots, including conducting interviews and directing talent.
    • Research, fact-check and report assigned content. 
    • Outline content, write or edit scripts as necessary.
    • Plan and supervise editing.  Off-line edit as necessary.
    • Assist in assigning and overseeing work of related support staff and interns.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Coordinator, Public Media Station Relations

    REPORTS TO: Sr. V.P., National Production

    PROCESS: National Production

    MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: The Coordinator, Public Media Station Relations would have a thorough understanding of marketing, public media programming and the competitive environment for programs. Knowledge of public media, including its structure and mission, is 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 able to multi-task. A positive, goal, and team-oriented attitude is also essential. 

    JOB PURPOSE: Plan and conduct public media station relations campaigns.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Define marketing objectives for projects. 
    • Prepare and implement station relations plans.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with stations nationwide.
    • Market series and specials to affiliates nationwide.
    • Discuss and conduct surveys of public media clients to determine interest in proposed projects.
    • With personal contact, pitch projects to schedulers and determine airdates of programming.
    • Work closely with national team, producers and others within WWCI to plan and promote programming at national meetings.
    • For specific projects, conduct outreach and events in key markets to achieve project objectives.
    • Maintain regular contact with station clients via mailings, phone, PBS-intranet, and e-mail.
    • Maintain accurate, up to date database of contact made with stations, and responses.
    • Create e-blasts, newsletters, project specific fact sheets, etc. for distribution to affiliates. 
    • Maintain database of Station contacts.
    • Compile carriage information and report results regularly, internally and externally.
    • Provide affiliates with program dubs & promotional materials.
    • Respond to phone calls regarding broadcast and programming information.
    • Other station relations, promotion and market activation duties as assigned.
  • 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.

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.

  • 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 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.

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