Please consider applying for a position on the WOBC staff! WOBC is soliciting applications for the 2012-2013 staff positions as well as Summer 2012 staff. Descriptions of the positions are after the break below. In addition to each position’s individual responsibilities, all staff members are also expected to attend regular staff meetings and help out with some of the station’s bigger projects, such as the Annual Block Party and Big Parade.
To apply for a staff and/or summer position, please submit a short statement about your qualifications, goals, and anything else you want us to know and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, May 12 at 11:59pm. Staff positions are available to Oberlin students as well as residents of the greater Oberlin area; however, stipends are available to students only. Applications will be reviewed by the outgoing and incoming boards.
** Please note that positions labeled as paid include a 10 hour/week minimum wage stipend. The stipends for New Editor positions and the Computer and Web Technician have been cut by SFC; however, WOBC leadership is committed to having the stipends restored. **
Genre Directors (Apply for Pop/Rock, Folk/Country, Classical, Electronic, Freeform, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Punk, and/or International)
The genre director is primarily responsible for processing new music in their genre that the station receives and managing their genre’s section of the music library. Genre directors lead a weekly workgroup of station members to process new records and file old records within their genre. The genre director is responsible for posting regularly about new music in their genre on the WOBC blog. Genre directors are also expected to recruit DJs to apply to shows within their genre, work with the Promotions Directors to raise awareness about their genre and assist the Program Director in evaluating applications within their genre. Knowledge of musical styles in a particular genre and familiarity with the community of musicians and aficionados of that genre on campus is a plus in this position.
The News Editors are responsible for the production of quality local news programming and ensuring that news segments are released daily. A News Editor will have experience with sound editing software (Pro Tools, Reaper, Logic, Audacity, etc) and be prepared to train reporters in how to conduct interviews, write scripts for stories, and edit audio. The News Editors are responsible for assigning and editing news peices which are expected to cover issues and events relavent to the Oberlin community both on and off campus. News Editors should expect to commit ten hours or more to the position per week. You can receive Practicum in Journalism credit for this position. This may be a paid position (inquire for details).
Public Affairs Director
The Public Affairs Director is responsible for producing Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and other content for the radio or website that is relevant to the communities within WOBC’s broadcast area. The PA Director works with the Program Director to build relationships and work collaboratively with organizations, events, and projects in Lorain County. The PA Director should have enthusiasm for community media and some skills in audio production.
The Vinyl Director runs a weekly workgroup to explore WOBC’s vinyl collection and produces blog posts of particularly good finds. The Vinyl Director also maintains and organizes the vinyl collection and the corresponding digital database.
The Promotions Director is responsible for raising WOBC’s profile among college and
community listeners. The Promo Director coordinates the production and display of
advertisements for station events, the design and dispersal of station merchandise (t-shirts, stickers, etc) and organizes promotional material that the station receives. The Promo Director must be in contact with local venues and the Music Director/genre directors, in order to receive free tickets for DJs and listeners. The Promo director is also responsible for coordinating the production and distribution of each semester’s program guide.
The Librarian is responsible for keeping the WOBC music library organized and accessible. The Librarian should be familiar with WOBC’s music collection and work to keep WOBC’s digital record of music accurate and up to date. The Music Librarian holds a weekly workgroup and is responsible for taking initiative to maintain the library as well as initiate new projects to improve it. The Music Librarian organizes and runs the Filing Party each semester.
Web and Computer Manager
The engineer is responsible for the upkeep of the equipment in the station. A working knowledge of audio electronics is required. Various machining and woodworking skills are also helpful. Specific duties include repairing broken equipment, purchasing and installing new equipment, and keeping the station clean and organized. The engineer works with the Chief Operator and other contracted professional broadcast engineers to keep WOBC’s broadcast and emergency alert equipment up to code. The engineer also works with the Operations Manager, the Web and Computer Technician, and the Treasurer to manage WOBC’s technical resources. This is a paid position.
The Traffic Directors pick up new music in the mail from the Wilder desk, unpack and input album information into the WOBC music database, and sort albums into appropriate genres for workgroups.
The Station Historian is responsible for researching and documenting the history of WOBC. This includes organizing our reel to reel collections, sorting and digitizing old documents, and working to codify and document the overall history of WOBC while establishing documentative processes to record and store current WOBC practices and information.
Studio B Recording Engineer
The recording engineer makes sure that WOBC’s recording and live broadcast studio is working. The engineers are responsible for coordinating every live broadcast and recording done in the studio. A good knowledge of recording and live sound is necessary. An understanding of audio electronics is a plus.
The Outreach Director’s main priorities are to build connections with the Oberlin and Lorain County communities, to seek additional alumni support for WOBC, and to increase the station’s listenership. The Outreach Director works to develop relations with WOBC alumni and produces a newsletter to send to the greater Oberlin community. The Outreach Director is also responsible for coordinating partnerships with local businesses and organizations, and for organizing public events like the annual block party.
Summer Station Manager
The Summer Station Manager is responsible for organizing summer programming, ensuring compliance with all FCC and station rules, and processing incoming music. Ideal candidates will have an interest in WOBC leadership positions in the future. $2000 stipend included.
The Summer Engineer is responsible for maintaining technical equipment and working on technical improvement projects around the station. Ideal candidates will have an interest in WOBC leadership positions in the future. $2000 stipend included.