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April 22, 2015

Early Childhood Mentor Teacher/Trainer – Summer Through Early Fall

Illinois Public Media has a unique summer-early fall job opening for a tech-savvy, experienced early childhood professional to work alongside teachers at the Multicultural Community Center in Rantoul.   The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, experience developing digital curriculum and success in teaching early math, reading and social emotional skills to children ages 3-7.  Being bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus as well as familiarity with PBS kids apps and games.  However, if this opportunity excites you and you aren’t familiar with the research-tested educational games and apps provided by PBS, apply anyway. 


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April 16, 2015

Book Mentor Project Manager

Illinois Public Media seeks a tech-savvy, experienced early childhood professional fluent in English and Spanish to manage our Book Mentor Project in Head Start and Pre-K classrooms in Champaign County.  The successful candidate will have classroom experience in early childhood education; experience selecting, using and guiding children in the application of educational technology; volunteer experience at a community organization; excellent communication and facilitation skills and supervisory experience.


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April 14, 2015

Director of National/International Content

Illinois Public Media is hiring a Director of National/International Content to push the boundaries of visual storytelling with the purpose of illuminating science, technology and the world of discovery.  This is a rare opportunity to lead the content and distribution strategy for Illinois Public Media’s new national and international programming, as we combine the legacy of the University of Illinois as a pre-eminent, public research university with award-winning film and video storytelling.


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April 14, 2015

Student Internship – Media Project Research & Development Intern Summer 2015

Illinois Public Media is looking for students who are passionate about film/video storytelling to assist with research, writing and development of media content projects that illuminate the science, technology and discovery programs of the University of Illinois.  Interns learn alongside media professionals while researching and gathering information and writing proposals for media projects for national/international media markets.  This internship pays $12/hour and requires a minimum of 10 hours/week per semester. Summer hours may exceed that minimum. Enrolled students may also be eligible to earn internship course credit.  Inquire with your College to seek enrollment approval.


photo of Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication, the home of Illinois Public Media and the WILL family
April 10, 2015

Donald P. Mullally Internship at Illinois Public Media - Spring 2015: News Reporter/Producer Intern

Illinois Public Media is looking for a student who's passionate about radio and online news for our fall reporting internship at WILL, the NPR News and PBS station in Champaign-Urbana. Interns learn alongside professional journalists while reporting on issues relevant to our audiences, researching and gathering information for newscasts and feature reports, scheduling and conducting interviews, writing copy and reporting through social media. This is a paid position that requires a commitment of 10 hours each week for 15 weeks including some evening and weekend assignments.  The Donald P. Mullally Intern will be paid $1,500 and requires a commitment of 10 hours each week for 15 weeks.  May also receive internship course credit through JOUR 495, if eligible.


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March 23, 2015

Director of Agricultural Programming, Illinois Public Media (WILL AM-FM-TV-Online)

Are you ready to lead the agricultural programming at a rising Midwestern NPR/PBS member station located in a thriving Big Ten University town, strategically positioned between three major metropolitan areas? The IPM Director of Ag Programming will establish a vision to ensure an agricultural service that is robust, relevant and sustainable and that reaches audiences wherever they are, including on-air, online, via social media, on mobile devices and at farm shows, meetings and other agricultural outreach activities.