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Interning at WLJT

Production Crew (pdf)
WLJT offers internships for college students throughout the year. Internships are specifically designed to provide training and experience for students interested in the various aspects of broadcasting. Internships are offered to students of all colleges, universities, and trade schools. Students may contact WLJT directly. Most internships are paid, part time positions and are based on our production calendar. Please click the link here to see the job description. If you are interested, please contact Darrell Conner, Director of Production, at 1-800-366-9558 or dconner@wljt.org.

Positions Currently Available

General Manager and CEO (pdf)

The General Manager is the chief executive officer of WLJT-DT with responsibility for managing the station according to board policies, within state and federal laws, and the best interests of the community as defined in WLJT’s mission statement. He/she has a leadership responsibility for developing and nurturing a strong staff to oversee the station operations, production, engineering, fund-raising, promotion, administrative and other vital functions of the station.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Four-year college degree in management, communications, broadcasting, related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • Managerial experience in the media or comparable corporate experience.
  • Proven track record of financial management and responsibility.
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Computer skills with the ability to learn and use proprietary database software and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Preferred Requirements:
  • At least two (2) years experience in management of a public television station.
  • Master’s degree in an appropriate, related field.
  • At least four (4) years successful supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrable ability to use Quickbooks accounting software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proven track record in nonprofit fundraising.
  • Experience with federal and state compliance record keeping.
This position reports directly to the Board of Directors and is a member of the station’s executive committee. This position is full-time, salary, exempt.

Duties may include but are not limited to these areas:
  • Strategic Planning – Develop and implement long and short-term plans for the station in cooperation with the board of directors.
  • Board Relations - Inform, advise, and organize materials to enable the West Tennessee Public Television Council to perform its duties and implement board decisions.
  • Compliance - Oversee FCC and Corporation for Public Broadcasting compliance to ensure all measures are in place to meet requirements.
  • Staff Leadership - Hire, develop, direct and motivate department heads and the professional staff.
  • Legislative Relations - Develop good relations with the Tennessee General Assembly and the Governor along with United States Congress to help assure continued state and federal support.
  • National Affairs - Participate in the governance and decision making of national public broadcasting organizations
  • Budget and Administration - Oversee the preparation of audits, budgets, and financial plans; ensure compliance with FCC and other regulations; supervise administration of the organization.
  • Fundraising - Participate in direct fund raising and assure that income sources are developed through marketing, promotion, and fundraising activities.
  • Community Relations - Represent the organization within the community, the region, and the state and help to develop a positive, high-profile image for the station.
  • Program Content - Oversee staff efforts to maintain and strengthen WLJT’s programming and local productions.
  • Facilities and Equipment - Assure the planning for replacement of equipment and buildings is accomplished and that maintenance is performed.
Send resume including 3 professional references to:
WLJT-GM Search OR Apply online
P. O. Box 966
Martin, TN 38237

All materials should be postmarked no later than April 13. No phone calls please.


Recent Positions Filled

Part-Time Master Control Operator - February 28, 2018, heard through word of mouth
  • 2 applicants
  • 1 interview
  • Sources:
    • Word of Mouth-2
Advertising Sources regularly used

The Jackson Sun (newspaper)
P.O. Box 1059
Jackson, TN 38302

The Weakley County Press (newspaper)
Classified Dept.
235 Lindell Street
Martin, TN 32837

Union City Daily Messenger
Classified Dept.
613 E. Jackson Street
Union City, TN 38261

Campus email list (Information-L)
University Of Tennessee at Martin

myPBS (email/web board)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Current (Public Broadcasting newspaper)
Classified Dept. (Victoria Maulhardt)
1612 K Street NW
Suite 704
Washington DC 20006

Tvjobs.com (internet web board)

productionhub.com (internet web board)


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March 22, 2017 - March 21, 2018

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