Reporter/Producer (70234) – WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel


WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

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


Serves as Reporter for Capitol Update, other daily news programs and the half hour documentary series, Florida Crossroads. Duties include but are not limited to being proactive in researching, developing and following thru with ideas, writing clear and concise scripts on deadline, interviewing individuals (for on-air or background use) in a professional manner and compiling information for graphics or other visual elements used to effectively complete a program or program segment.

Serves as Backup Producer for Capitol Update and other weekly and daily news programs, duties include but are not limited to assisting Assignment Manager, News Director and Sr. Producer in researching and assigning stories, overseeing rundowns, reviewing information for content and accuracy, communicating with director and technical crews and effectively timing live newscasts.

Maintains records, archives program materials (scripts, video, research) transcribes recordings, develops documentation related to program production and/or broadcast techniques/formats unique to TFC; adheres to and implements generally accepted creative and technical principles of broadcast production, along with procedures and principles established by TFC for legislative and public affairs program production.

Provides production and administrative support including but not limited to researching information to be used in TFC programs and distributing program topics to relevant media weekly. Some travel is required and ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed. Other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor’s degree in a related area and a minimum of two years of appropriate experience in a professional broadcast environment.

Proof of a valid FL Class E or GA driver’s license or the ability to obtain license upon hire.

Candidates must have…
The ability to work a flexible schedule and satisfy the travel requirements.

Experience writing scripts on deadline.

The ability to think creatively and carry out specific assignments with limited supervision.

On-camera experience.

Attention to detail; effective time-management and organizational skills.

The ability to work as part of a team on tight deadlines.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with fast-changing situations are necessary.

To be considered, you MUST complete the two-steps in the “HOW TO APPLY” section. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Familiarity with Florida Government.

Experience with iNews.

Other Information

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

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated hiring range is between high-$20,000’s and mid – $30,000’s annually
*dependent on education and experience.


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

Criminal History Background Ck

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

Pay Plan

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

How To Apply

If qualified and interested, complete the following two-steps to be considered:
STEP 1 – Complete the online application in its entirety at
* Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

STEP 2 – Send the following required materials by mail, email (addresses below) or attach to online application:
1) resume including employer references (include the title & work relationship of the person to be contacted);
2) personal contact information: phone number/email;
3) writing sample;
4) link to video resume OR non-returnable resume DVD (samples within the past year)

Mailing Address:
Reporter/Producer, Job Opening ID 39092
WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
402 S. Monroe Street, Suite 901
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Email Address:

Online applications and required materials will be accepted through September 25, 2015. All candidates MUST complete the above steps to be considered.

Veterans’ Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans’ Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans’ Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the close date of the job opening.

Tobacco Free Campus

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

Soft Money Funded Position

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