WCPE About Us: Employment
The Classical Station is working to expand our services.
As a result, we have open positions:
For instructions on how to apply, and other information, read our Universal Preamble for All Employment Positions, which is linked from each position below. (A new window will open.)
Submit your cover letter, resumé and three references to us either by postal mail:
Wake Forest, NC 27588-0828
Or, by email:
ALL MATERIAL MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE STATION BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AT THE CLOSE OF THE BUSINESS DAY. (IF APPLYING BY PAPER MAIL, YOUR APPLICATION--OR AN EMAIL STATING IT IS IN THE MAIL--MUST REACH US BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, AT THE CLOSE OF THE BUSINESS DAY.)
The following positions are available:
- ASSISTANT MUSIC LIBRARIAN
- LIVE CLASSICAL MUSIC ANNOUNCER
- TRAFFIC ASSISTANT
- WCPE TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
- WCPE BUSINESS AND UNDERWRITING DIRECTOR
- EXPERIENCED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
- PROMOTIONS MANAGER
ASSISTANT MUSIC LIBRARIAN
Qualified candidates for this position must have a degree in Music or equivalent musical experience, and MUST have a broad, in-depth knowledge of classical music, and successfully program our established musical format and range of popular Great Classical Music which the average person enjoys. Previous broadcasting experience is a must, especially in non-profit radio or television. This is because broadcasting is a unique and difficult business, and non- profit broadcasting even more so. Satisfactory announcing capabilities are a plus, as are production and promotions capabilities.
You will be responsible for helping the Music Director in all ways needed in selecting our mainstream classical radio programming, especially maintaining the musical "sound" and musical "direction" of the Station. The ability to work well with all Station staff members and our many volunteers is mandatory. Knowledge of music programming software and database programs is required. Demonstration of other abilities that may be of use to a non-profit organization are a plus.
LIVE CLASSICAL MUSIC ANNOUNCER
Responsibilities of an announcer will include broadcast shifts as needed by the Station, the ability to professionally edit and assemble prerecorded announcements, maintaining a program log of everything broadcast as required by the Federal Communications Commission, assist with music library maintenance tasks as requested by the Music Director, the Program Director, the Business and Development Director, and other tasks and duties as will be assigned from time to time. Excellent pronunciation of classical music composers, composition names, performers names, and classical music terms is mandatory. A pleasing and friendly over-the-air voice and presence is a must. Previous experience in commercial or non-profit radio or television is highly desired.
Responsibilities will include creation of the Station's Program Log, assisting the Program Director with program scheduling, assisting the Business and Development department with announcement scheduling, review and verification of past program logs, working with other department and managers to schedule promotional and fundraising scripts, especially verification and documentation of Business Underwriting Announcements and Paid Public Service Announcements, and other tasks and duties as assigned. Previous experience in commercial or non-profit radio or television, or other media (such as newspaper advertising, or internet promotions and advertising, is essential.
WCPE TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
A candidate who enjoys keeping a facility looking good on both the inside and the outside. We have two buildings, and a big lot to keep in good shape. A "green thumb" is a plus (several acres involved). Also consists of general maintenance of air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems including lighting and basic maintenance of building structure. Can also include equipment maintenance consisting of repair of studio equipment, fire extinguisher maintenance, and quarterly tower inspections.
WCPE BUSINESS AND UNDERWRITING DIRECTOR
Secure business underwriting of general or specific programs on the Station. Work with non-profit organizations to promote their events via the Station. Create promotional material for business and non- profit organizations to give them the best reach and promotions for each group, bringing revenue to the Station. Build and grow relationships with all partner organizations. Promotions for the business and non-profit organizations must adhere to the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission. Create and maintain reports to keep all revenue generating accounts current and in good standing. Work closely with others at the Station for promotion and public relations with the Station.
EXPERIENCED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
Experience and excellent working knowledge of power systems which operate at lethal voltages, such as quarter-megawatt diesel electric generators, broadcast transmitters operating routinely at 10,000 volts and above with power levels in the 100,000 watt range. Will have the responsibility of not only having your own life in your hands, but also the lives of your coworkers. We RAISE the high voltage on the power line feeding our transmitter; there are no second chances here. Therefore, past experience and an excellent knowledge of high voltage and high power electrical equipment is mandatory.
Work to gain collaborative efforts with non- profit arts organizations to plan and execute mutually beneficial partnerships in major cities in our coverage area. First goal is to have quarterly events with non-profits who reflect the values and enjoyment of opera, ballet, symphonies, and similar. Requires excellent planning, coordination, and event planning skills. Our role would be to publicize the event and fill the last seat in the house. Proven experience in marketing, promotions, event planning, social media is required. A degree in a closely related field and a minimum of five years experience is required.
Accuracy is important; we balance to the penny! Working knowledge of double entry bookkeeping is required. A degree or certification in accounting or business administration is required. A minimum of five years of experience as an accountant or bookkeeper is required. Being an active Notary Public is a plus. Applicant must maintain Accounts Receivable and Payable, maintain General Ledger, balance bank statements, banking and credit card deposits, check writing, payroll, financial reports to the General Manager and IRS, interact with Donor Services including communications with donors over financial and donation details, and all other elements of accounting and other duties from time to time.