WGMU Staff Position Openings Fall 2014

There will be three paid positions opening up for the Fall 2014 semester. If you are interested in applying, please see the bottom of the post for requirements and instructions. Follow the steps closely. If you do not follow the instructions properly, your application will be automatically disqualified.

The application period will be open from April 15th, 2014 until April 21st, 2013 at 11:59 PM. No final decisions will be made before that point. You will be notified within 3 business days of us receiving your application whether or not you will be given an interview with the General Manager.

For more information, full position descriptions, or questions, email GM Storm Paglia: spaglia@masonlive.gmu.edu

Director of Media Relations
Duties entail contacting artists throughout the industry to arrange interviews, contacting local entertainment venues to secure tickets for concerts and events, and working with DJ’s to organize interviews and giveaways.

Deputy Promotions Director
Duties entail being the main assistant to the Promotions Director, working with DJ’s to promote their shows, assisting in overseeing the station’s social media accounts, and organizing/staffing station promotional events.

Deputy Production Director
Duties entail assisting the Program Director in day to day operations, producing the station’s Public Service Announcements, producing all on-air advertisements, and overseeing the Production Studio schedule.

*Instructions and Requirements *

Only those who currently are and will be a GMU full-time undergraduate student in the Fall of 2014 and Spring 2015 may apply.

All applications must go through the GMU Student Media Application found at: http://c2ms.info/osmapply

Please note on the application:

-The position(s) you are applying for.

-Whether or not you are work-study eligible OR interested in holding the position as internship academic credit.

You DO NOT need attach your resume to the application – see below… you must follow up with the additional steps.

 

Email info to GM Storm Paglia: spaglia@masonlive.gmu.edu

The position(s) you are applying for.

A general idea of your availability (try to work out your class schedule for next semester).

A copy of your resume with a cover letter.

 

WGMU Co-Hosts John Hill & Rohan Ramesh to host Radiothon

On December 6th, WGMU’s “Take it to the Hill” co-hosts John Hill and Rohan Ramesh will host a 5 hour radiothon to support a local Fairfax non-profit organization, Our Daily Bread (http://www.odbfairfax.org/). ODB is a volunteer-based organization focused on easing the plight of low income residents in the Fairfax County area of Virginia. They identify and address the unmet fundamental needs of Fairfax area residents and empower the community to help our neighbors maintain self-sufficiency.

 

The broadcast will be LIVE here on WGMU from 3PM to 8PM on Friday, December 6th.
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Tom O’Connor Interview

Tom O’Connor joined Steve Kolbe on WGMU Radio, part of the GoMason Digital Network, at Halftime during Mason’s CBI game Monday night and they had a chance to discuss Mason’s move from the CAA to the A-10.

 




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WGMU Staff Position Openings Fall 2013

There will be paid positions opening up for the Fall 2013 semester. The positions below are both Executive Management level positions within the station.

If you are interested in applying, please see the bottom of the post for requirements and instructions. Follow the steps closely. If you do not follow the instructions properly, your application will be automatically disqualified.

The application period will be open from March 25th, 2013 until April 14th, 2013 at 11:59 PM. No final decisions will be made before that point. You will be notified within 3 business days of us receiving your application whether or not you will be given an interview with the General Manager. Our Faculty Adviser, Prof. Rodger Smith, might also sit in on these interviews.

For more information, full position descriptions, or questions, email GM Storm Paglia: spaglia@masonlive.gmu.edu

Program Director for Broadcast Operations and Production:  The Program Director is responsible for overseeing the overall operations of the on-air and production studios. This includes, but is not limited to, the on-air program schedule, the production studio schedule, creation of PSAs, some creation of station commercials, overseeing the enforcement of all WGMU policies that pertain to the broadcasters and those who use the Production Studio. The PD is a broadcasters first contact for any and all matters related to the on-air and production studios. He/she also serves as the senior adviser to the General Manager on all matters pertaining to WGMU. He/she may be assigned additional tasks related to the programming/operational aspects of WGMU. Proficiency in Adobe Audition and management experience is a plus.

Operations Manager: Are you interested in gaining management experience? Want to do a little bit of everything? The position entails overseeing the day to day operations of WGMU and working closely with the General Manager and Program Director. This individual will gain direct management experience by working with the GM to oversee the general staff of WGMU. The goal of the position is to ensure that WGMU is moving forward with its goals, while continuing to uphold its high level of entertaining and professional broadcasting. They would also at times represent the General Manager/Program Director at meetings and work to make sure the staff is keeping up on assignments and etc. Even if you’re not interested in radio, the position is great for those interested in administration and management.

*Instructions and Requirements *

Only those who currently are and will be a GMU full-time undergraduate student in the Fall of 2013 and Spring 2014 may apply.

All applications must go through the GMU Student Media Application found at: http://c2ms.info/osmapply

Please note on the application:

-The position(s) you are applying for.

-Whether or not you are work-study eligible OR interested in holding the position as internship academic credit.

You DO NOT need attach your resume to the application – see below.

 

Email info below to GM Storm Paglia: spaglia@masonlive.gmu.edu

The position(s) you are applying for.

A general idea of your availability (try to work out your class schedule for next semester).

A copy of your resume with a cover letter.

 



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Celebrate George Mason’s Birthday With First Amendment Tweet

Honor our university’s namesake by tweeting your support for your favorite First Amendment freedom (#FreeToTweet).

To honor George Mason, the “Father of the Bill of Rights”, birthday December 11 we invite the George Mason community to tweet your support for your favorite First Amendment freedom with the hash tag #FreeToTweet Dec. 1 – Dec. 15, 2012 and retweet to “@gmustudentmedia”or email your tweet to stumedia@gmu.edu. All tweets received will be entered to win a $100 gift card prize from The Office of Student Media. Participants in the “Free to Tweet” campaign, sponsored by “1 for All”, with #FreeToTweet will be entered in the “Free to Tweet” scholarship competition to win a $5000.

George Mason authored the Virginia Declaration of Rights and inspired generations of Americans with his words. Now let’s pay tribute to him with our best tweet in support of our favorite First Amendment freedom.

For more information contact The Office of Student Media at 703-993-9745, stumedia@gmu.edu or @gmustudentmedia on twitter.

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Audio

On Monday November 5th, Governor Romney made a campaign rally stop on the Fairfax campus. WGMU’s General Manager Storm Paglia was at the rally and recorded the full event. Audio is posted below.

For a full breakdown and story of the rally at the Patriot Center check out the story on MasonVotes here: http://masonvotes.gmu.edu/?p=3426
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Press Release — Live Coverage of Mason Madness

WGMU All Access Mason Madness Programming
(Fairfax, VA — October 11, 2012) George Mason University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will officially start their journeys to CAA dominance tomorrow night at Mason Madness. With face paintings, spirit gear giveaways, snacks, and team presentations, the Mason support squad will be out in full force. Best of all, WGMU will have live coverage starting at 8:45PM to keep you tuned in with the 16th annual Mason Madness.
SpotCast hosts Cody Norman and Dan Zimmet will be stationed at the event until the very end. Our live broadcast will feature player/coach interviews and up-to-date analysis and observations. If you want to be in touch with GMU’s basketball teams, than this is the perfect opportunity to gain first hand knowledge heading into what promises to be an exciting season. Also be sure to tune in to WGMU for all Men’s Home and Away games and Women’s Home games as WGMU is the flagship station of Mason’s Men and Women’s Basketball Teams.

Tune in at www.WGMURadio.com for the all access coverage of Mason Madness. And Go Patriots!

President Obama visits George Mason (w/ audio)

On Friday October 5th, President Obama made a campaign rally stop on the Fairfax campus. WGMU’s General Manager Storm Paglia was at the rally and recorded the full event. Audio is posted below.

For a full breakdown and story of the rally at the CFA check out the story on MasonVotes here: http://masonvotes.gmu.edu/2012/10/05/president-obama/
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WGMU Staff Position Openings Fall 2012

If you are interested in applying, please see the bottom of the post and follow the steps closely. If you do not follow the instructions properly, your application will be automatically disqualified.

The application period will remain open until the positions are filled. You will be notified within 3 business days of us receiving your application whether or not you will be given an interview with the General Manager. Our Faculty Adviser, Prof. Rodger Smith, might also sit in on these interviews.
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Dr. Àngel Cabrera Named as the 6th President of George Mason University

At a special Board of Visitors meeting this morning at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel, Dr. Àngel Cabrera was unanimously voted to succeed President Merten as the 6th President of George Mason University.

In an exclusive roundtable interview with The Office of Student Media, when asked by WGMU General Manager Alex Romano about the possibility of starting a D-1 football program at Mason Dr. Cabrera said “Athletics are a key part of a rich learning experience but they have to serve the academic mission of an institution; and unfortunately at some institutions a sports team becomes more important than the university itself; obviously not at Mason, but I think it’s wrong for that to occur… the sports program ought to enrich the academic experience, not overshadow it, and that’s my philosophy.”

When asked by WGMU Operations Manager Storm Paglia to describe his experience since Sunday when he was informed of the BOV’s decision to select him as Merten’s successor, Dr. Cabrera had this to say “It’s been nuts… its been very emotional for me; I love Thunderbird and its been 8 wonderful years for me there, I’m going to have to say good bye to a place I love, but it’s definitely been the most intense few days of my professional career, and things have happened very quickly, but I’m ready.”

When Reuben Jones, Senior Administration Reporter for Connect2Mason asked what Dr. Cabrera sees as the role of the University President he responded with “a big part of the President’s role is to represent the university on the outside and to try to get more support and funds for the university, but no president can do that if they’re not fully embedded in the real life of the university; you can not be an ambassador for the university if you don’t spend time with the students, spend time with the faculty and I need to figure out the best way to do that; I don’t know if I will be able to teach my own class, and I would love to do that but I fully intend to be in very close contact with the students.”

Alex and Storm also had the chance to interview President Merten and Student Body President Ally Bowers, who was the only student to be on the Presidential Search Committee. When asked what she was looking for in the new President, she had this to say, “It wasn’t what I was looking for, it was what the students I represent were looking for. They all shared the same visions as me; someone who was passionate about Mason, or their current institution that they could bring here, someone that was really vested in furthering this institution and for student’s sake, strengthening our degrees further from what they already are. I’m thrilled about how the process turned out and I couldn’t be happier with the end result.”

President Merten was asked how he feels about the selection of Dr. Cabrera as the next President of George Mason and he responded with “I’m very excited about the progress we’ve made over the last 16 years, frankly, over the last forty years… what impresses me about Dr. Cabrera is that he will be able to follow in that mode. There may be a little cloning here, he has a background that is somewhat similar to mine, and obviously I’m encouraged by that. He understands where we are and where we need to be and the challenge will be to lay out his plan for the next 5 or 10 years and I feel he will be able to do that.”


PHOTO: Dr. Àngel Cabrera Addresses GMU For The First Time
Credit – Dakota Cunningham (Connect2Mason)