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Summary: The Radio Camp Instructor leads WFDD’s week-long, summer enrichment day camp for middle school students interested in technology, journalism, and radio. Over the week, students are taught the basics of audio recording in the studio and "in the field", how to conduct an interview, how to edit sound on computers into a news story, and the other skills needed to write, record, edit, and create stories for radio broadcast and distribution online.
This is a part-time temporary position, operating mid-June through early-August. Maximum 8 weeks.
- Coordinates and teaches three weeks of WFDD Radio Camp for middle school aged students. Plans and prepares for the camps and facilitates, using an already-established curriculum. Books and confirms interviews, collects required forms when necessary, communicates with parents/guardians, greets campers upon arrival, remains until all campers are picked up each day by designated guardian, and other logistic preparation.
- Teaches students to record and edit audio, prepare interview questions, and produce final stories.
- Oversees photographic documentation of each week of camp.
- Leads a presentation to parents on the final day of camp showcasing camper stories.
- Prepares and uploads final camper stories to WFDD website in a timely manner, to include audio, photo, headline, and a brief summary.
- Communicates with administrative staff at off-site camp locations.
- Coordinates assistance from WFDD staff members for guest instruction shifts.
- Schedules studio/office space for camper interviews.
- Records story narration to introduce camper stories on air.
- Maintains accountability for all equipment in use during camp.
- Maintains clear documentation of all camp photography, audio, procedures, and events.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Passion for and understanding the medium of audio storytelling/interview techniques.
- Demonstrated ability to work in audio editing software such as Adobe Audition, and presentation software (i.e. PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, or Prezi).
- Comfortable working with online resources.
- Experience working with middle school aged students, with a high degree of patience.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
- Conscientious and responsible.
- Very organized and detail-oriented.
- Strong orientation toward customer service.
- Initiative and ability to work independently, with minimal oversight.
- Energetic and an ability to work well with others.
- Ability to meet the requirements of the University’s automobile insurance.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Knowledge of Content Management Systems.
- Ability to learn quickly.
- Proficiency in Spanish.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.