New School Year Means New Opportunities at WGMU!!

Well it’s a new semester and with that we have some great job openings. If you want to get involved on campus, work in a great environment with student leaders in new offices, a new on-air studio and work with other student organizations/university offices then join the WGMU team! Want an official title with one of the most well known on-campus organizations where you’ll get amazing hands on experience?  Want to network? Then apply! No matter what your major is, WGMU has a place for you. You must be a student at GMU to apply and there are no specific major requirements for any of the positions listed. All of the volunteer gigs are a great way to start out and can potentially lead to a paid position in the following semester with us at WGMU or possibly one within student media.

How do you apply? See below

On-air broadcaster: WGMU is always looking for DJ’s to host shows and it’s the best time to join! We have all new equipment in our on-air studio! Ever wanted to have your own radio show? Want to play the music you want to hear? Have a talk show talking about what you want to talk about? Well you can do that all here with WGMU, even if you don’t have previous experience.  The position is for volunteer experience.

Special Coordinator for External Affairs: A very vital position within the station that works with all bands, artists, management of bands/artists and etc. that are interested in being on WGMU. This individual is WGMU’s liaison to all those interested in being interviewed on WGMU that are not from the local area. The position also works closely with on-air DJ’s in the coordination of setting up possible interviews. This position also has worked with authors, movie directors and other organizations in the past that were interested in coming on WGMU. This position has the potential for stipend payment.

Special Events Coordinator: This individual works with the Program Director/General Manager, Promotions Director and/or other WGMU staff in the coordination and organization of WGMU’s special events. These events include, but are not limited to concerts, competitions, events that WGMU participates in such as Mason Day and etc. This position is for volunteer experience.

Advertising Officer: Are you interested in working in the advertising world one day? Get started right here at George Mason’s WGMU. Work with a great team and get to interact with local businesses and organizations. Sell air time for WGMU and web spots. The position is paid by commission of what’s sold, small quota to meet and work on your own time.

Director of Web Development: Are you an IT or web design student looking to get experience managing and administrating an organizations website? We’re currently looking for a student who has experience using Word Press, or has a keen interest in web site design and management. The individual will be responsible for working with WGMU members on uploading content, design and making sure the website is kept fresh and up to date. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Manager: Are you interested in gaining management experience? Want to do a little bit of everything? The position entails assisting in the day to day operations of WGMU and working closely with the Program Director/General Manager and Assistant Program Director. This individual will gain direct management experience by working with the Program Director 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 Program Director/General Manager 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. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Convergence Director: Interested in working with all of the student media organizations? Then join the WGMU team as our convergence director! In this position you would be WGMU’s representative to the other student media groups such as Connect2Mason, the Broadside, Mason Cable Network, the literary journals and etc. to figure out ways how we can all work together to share content and become more integrated. The position is vital to Student Media’s new goal of convergence by sharing content and collaborating on various exciting projects within the university community. The position would have a lot of creative freedom and entail working directly with other student media leaders. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Music Director: Do you love creating your own play lists? Have you ever wanted to work with record labels and those in the music industry? Just have a passion for music in general? Then this gig is for you! We’re looking for individuals who want to design and create music blocks for our on-air program schedule, along with assisting in the day to day operations working with record labels, reviewing music for on-air play and etc. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Promotions Director: Want to get your hands into the marketing world? WGMU is a great place to start! Work with on-campus organizations and collaborate with the rest of the WGMU staff to reach out to our local community to promote the station. Join the promotions team! This position is for volunteer experience.

Assistant Local Music Director: Are you into undiscovered talent? Ever wanted to work with bands/artists that are unsigned that you know will be huge one day? Well then this job is for you! Work with the Local Music Director in reaching out to local DC Metro area artists. Get experience in booking bands, organizing shows and events, interviewing, getting to attend some great concerts and working with a great team here at WGMU! The position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Production Director: Ever wanted to learn how to make a commercial? How to do those cool effects? Interested in behind the scenes production of a radio station? Then this is for you! Become a vital part of our staff in ensuring your radio station sounds professional. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Sports Director: WGMU is part of the Go Mason Digital Network and broadcasts GMU’s Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I basketball games! We also work with the CBS College Sports Network doing play-by-play announcing for various other sports here at Mason. Work with the Sports Director and station management in building up our sports department and expanding our coverage of Mason sports! This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

All applications should be sent to WGMU Management: wgmuapps@gmail.com. Questions may also be e-mailed to this address.

Please include the following in the e-mail and its attachments:

  • the desired position
  • a general idea of your availability
  • a copy of your resume
  • 2-3 examples of relevant work (no experience is okay)
  • A short paragraph as to why you’d like the position, including two specific ideas on how you’d use the position to make WGMU more valuable, engaging and available to the Mason community.

Applications will be replied to within 48 hours. Please email us from your GMU email address.