Job Opportunities

Illinois Public Media at the University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity.

Licensed to the University of Illinois, WILL/Illinois Public Media follows the guidelines, policies and procedures of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Access at the University, for hiring, recruiting, and maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. In accordance with the FCC's EEO regulations, any organization that distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers, or refers job seekers to employers, may request that it be provided notice of job vacancies at WILL-AM580, WILL-FM90.9 and WILL-TV when they occur.

If your organization would like to receive notification of job vacancies at our stations, please write to:

Dee Breeding
Illinois Public Media
300 North Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL  61801
(217) 333-7300

Requests should include name of organization, mailing address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address and name of contact person.

WILL - Job Opportunities - August 28, 2014

Educational Outreach Assistant - Student Hourly position

Illinois Public Media seeks a self-directed, organized individual to provide support for volunteers and teachers in our Book Mentor Project. This is a part-time student hourly position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beginning September 2014 and ending May 2015 for 5-10 hours per week at $8.25/hr. Benefits are not included. 

Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online) is the public media service of the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Our mission is to educate, entertain, inspire and empower audiences by providing the best of public radio and television programs.

For more information on the Book Mentor Project visit:

The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of PBS KIDS educational resources (including apps for mobile devices, tablets and interactive white boards) and strong conversational and presentation skills.  Major course of study in Education or Media preferred. Bilingual Spanish/English speaker preferred. 

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume with three references by September 8, 2014 to Suzanne Linder at

Illinois Public Media at the University of Illinois is an AA/EOE.  

WILL - Job Opportunities - August 20, 2014

Student Internship – News Producing/Social Media—Fall, 2014

Illinois Public Media is looking for a student who’s passionate about radio news, digital reporting and social media for the fall news producing and social media internship at WILL, the NPR News station in Champaign-Urbana.  Interns learn alongside media professionals while researching and gathering information for on-air and online delivery and identifying social media tools, trends and opportunities. This is an unpaid position that requires a minimum of 10 hours each week for 10-12 weeks.