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WFUV Student Workshops

Thank you for your interest in WFUV's student training workshop program for the 2019-20 school year.

The information below is about student training only, not paid positions. You must attend our info meeting on Wednesday, September 11 and submit this form by midnight on September 17 to be accepted into the program.

Workshop space is limited, and acceptance is based on your answers to the application questions. Employment is subject to work study eligibility and the availability of open positions.

You'll be asked which department you are interested in. Read more about:

engineering

Live Music Production

WFUV audio engineers are responsible for the mixing and post-production of live in-studio music performances as well as assisting with off-site concerts and other in-studio broadcast operations as needed. Engineers must be available to work approximately 10 hours per week, and must be able to build their schedule so they’re available for multiple weekly session times (weekdays from 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm).

Interested students can apply to attend the Audio Engineering Workshop in the fall semester. The workshop lasts the entire semester and teaches the fundamentals of audio engineering through a combination of group lectures, one on one hands-on training, and observing live studio sessions.  

Space in the workshop is limited and acceptance is based on your answers to the application questions. After completing the workshop, interested students can continue at WFUV as unpaid interns during the following spring semester.

Building upon the skills learned during the workshop, interns assist the audio engineering staff during in-studio performances. Once their internship is completed, students can apply for employment at WFUV. Employment is not guaranteed and is subject to work study eligibility and the availability of open positions.

[Submit your application]

video

Videography

WFUV videographers are responsible for the shooting and editing of live in-studio music performances and off-site concerts.  Videographers must be available to work approximately 10 hours per week, and must be able to build their schedule so they’re available for multiple weekly session times (weekdays from 10a-1p or 2p-5p).

Interested students can apply to attend the Video Workshop in the fall semester.  The workshop lasts the entire semester and teaches the fundamentals of videography through a combination of group lectures, one one on hands-on training and observing live studio sessions.
 
Space in the workshop is limited and acceptance is based on your answers to the application questions. After completing the workshop, interested students can continue at WFUV as unpaid interns during the following spring semester.

Building upon the skills learned during the workshop, interns assist the video staff during in-studio performances. Once their internship is completed, students can apply for employment at WFUV. Employment is not guaranteed and is subject to work study eligibility and the availability of open positions.

[Submit your application]

News

News & Public Affairs

This workshop deals with the fundamentals of audio news reporting, but will also touch on other platforms for storytelling. Emphasis is placed on sound gathering, writing, interview techniques and vocal performance. The seminar will cover spot news reporting, but will also give close attention to “NPR style” stories: longer form, narrative, in depth, audio-rich stories. Emphasis will also be placed on journalism ethics. Students will get practical experience.

Space in the workshop is limited and acceptance to the workshop is based on your answers to the application questions. After completing the workshop, interested students can continue at WFUV as unpaid interns during the following spring semester. Building upon the skills learned during the workshop in practice in the newsroom or in the field.

Once their internship is completed, students can apply for employment at WFUV. Students must be available to work approximately 10 hours per week, and must be able to build their schedule so they’re available for at least 2 weekly shifts.

Employment is not guaranteed and is subject to work study eligibility and the availability of open positions.

[Submit your application]

Sports

Sports

WFUV's Award winning sports department is one of the country's leaders in training college students.  It all starts with One on One, New York's longest-running sports call-in show.  Established in 1974 and still going strong 42 years later.

Students are prepared through an intensive, year long training in all aspects of sports broadcasting. Sports talk, play-by-play, beat reporting, interviewing, production, engineering are all covered.

One on One is a product of WFUV Sports.  The show is hosted by Fordham University students on a rotating basis, with others producing, engineering, writing, and airing game updates from the region's professional sports venues. One on One also goes on the road, broadcasting live from Yankee Stadium, Citi Field , Cooperstown's Hall of Fame Weekend, the golf and tennis U.S. Opens, the NFL Draft and Belmont Park on Racing's Triple Crown Saturday. WFUV students have covered the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup and NBA Finals.

Space in the workshop is limited and acceptance to the workshop is based on your answers to the application questions. After completing the workshop, interested students can continue at WFUV as unpaid interns during the following spring semester.

Building upon the skills learned during the workshop, interns assist the staff during the work day. Once their internship is completed, students can apply for employment at WFUV. Students must be available to work approximately 10 hours per week, and must be able to build their schedule so they’re available for the needs of their position.

Employment is not guaranteed and is subject to work study eligibility and the availability of open positions.

[Submit your application]

broadcast

Broadcast Operations

The WFUV Engineering and Operations Department is responsible for the technical operation and maintenance of the radio station.

The department's responsibilities include:
• maintain, manage and repair broadcast equipment, computers and other IT related equipment and more
• assist and instruct professional and student staff
• coordinate the use of studios and equipment
• oversee and evaluate shows for audio quality and continuity
• devise procedures and protocols for the operation of the radio station
• maintain FCC broadcasting standards

Attending the Audio Engineering Workshop is a prerequisite of becoming a broadcast engineer.  Prior knowledge of or working with computers, radio equipment and more is a plus.  We plan to have an Engineering and Operations workshop that will expand on what is learned in the Audio Engineering Workshop.  It will teach the fundamentals of audio engineering and radio station operations, while preparing students for entry level certification exams and potential job openings at the station.

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ceol na nagel

Ceol na nGael

This is an unpaid Internship.

Responsible for helping the staff with all aspects of preparation and execution of the live Ceol na nGael radio program, Sundays from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Reports to Ceol na nGael Producer.  Also takes direction from Ceol na nGael hosts.
 
•    Answers telephone, takes requests, and answers listener questions
•    Maintains Ceol na nGael databases
•    Maintains Celtic music section of events calendar at wfuv.org.
•    Updates and maintains Ceol na nGael’s facebook page
•    Conducts research on the web, print and other sources
•    Coordinates email correspondence for the show (irish@wfuv.org)
•    Organizes and types Community Bulletin Boards on a weekly basis.
•    Audio production, as necessary
•    Maintains program audio archives
•    Posts weekly playlist on website in a timely fashion
•    Greets and helps coordinate guests of the show
•    Carries out other responsibilities as needed

SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

•    Strong organizational and leadership skills
•    Working knowledge of radio/audio equipment and technique
•    Strong verbal skills
•    Dependability on Sundays
•    Ability to work well with management and peers
•    Ability to train and direct peers
•    Computer literacy
•    Attention to detail and follow-through

Photo: Ceol na nGael hosts Ryan Slattery and Megan Townsend

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