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Employment and Internships

WNIT is a trusted, community owned public media source that is dedicated to inspire, inform, educate, entertain and unify the communities we serve. We are passionate about the educational power of public television and we hope you are as well. Our staff holds a tradition of professionalism and takes pride in work well done and in the organization itself. Our employees are friendly, cooperative and responsible people who make work interesting and challenging by working together. This mutual commitment to excellence makes WNIT an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. Indeed, we believe that our employees work here because they take pride in the goals and success of WNIT not just because it is a job. It is our shared passion. We are committed to the benefits of a diverse work force and evaluate candidates for employment and promotion on an equal opportunity basis. We have the following openings:

Staff Positions

These jobs are open, but hiring is on hold during the coronavirus outbreak.

Producer - WNIT Public Television in South Bend, IN seeks a dynamic Producer specializing in politics and documentary production. You’ll produce Politically Speaking, a weekly half hour program that takes an in-depth look at local, state and national issues impacting the area.

Philanthropic Gifts Officer - WNIT Public Television seeks a Philanthropic Gifts Officer to secure large financial gifts of $500 and up for the organization by developing strategy and managing all aspects of major, planned and capital giving through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of existing and prospective donors.

Audience Development, Marketing and Communications Professional - WNIT Public Television seeks a dynamic marketing and communications professional to help develop increased awareness and viewership of WNIT television channels, website, magazine and other owned media.

Volunteers

Have a skill we can use? WNIT could use your help in many parts of our operations. Fill out the volunteer form here WNIT Volunteer Application. Your information will be included in our volunteer list and opportunities to volunteer will be sent out by email on an as needed basis. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with WNIT!


Internship Opportunities

Many student opportunities are available through volunteer and internship positions with training provided.

Production Internships

WNIT Public Television is offering production internships to qualified student applicants. This two stage program offers development of real world, hands-on skills. Students will gain knowledge in the areas of studio and field production, operations, and project management. Stage one focuses on introductory technical skills. Stage two introduces students to advanced technical aspects and producing projects.

Candidates must be reliable, professional, and express a desire to learn. Prior experience is not required. Must have transportation and be available for live productions as scheduled.

Areas of knowledge to be explored include but are not limited to:

  • studio and field camera operation
  • floor directing and talent preparation
  • audio console operation
  • character generator operation
  • technical directing
  • non-linear editing
  • project management and producing

Opportunities are based on current production timelines and work loads during the internship period. Internships are offered year round. Depending on the season(s), your involvement in the areas covered will fluctuate.

Unpaid internships are available through programs associated with regional colleges and universities. If interested, contact senior producer, Brenda Bowyer, bbowyer@wnit.org.

For more information contact:

Brenda Bowyer, Senior Producer
WNIT Public Television
300 West Jefferson Boulevard, South Bend, Indiana 46601
P.O. Box 7034, South Bend, IN 46634-7034
Phone: 574.675.9648
Fax: 574.289.3441