Job Opportunities

Media Assistant - part time

ideastream, a Cleveland-based multiple media organization and home to Ohio’s largest PBS, NPR, and classical radio stations, seeks an energetic and responsible individual to join The Ohio Channel team in Columbus to serve as a part-time Media Assistant to assist with the production and archiving of public affairs content. 

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Media Assistant will have an active role in live and taped public affairs proceedings at the Ohio Statehouse. The Media Assistant will operate robotic cameras during committee hearings and similar events, monitor audio and live streams during events, create on-air graphics, and assist with post-production tasks. The Media Assistant will be scheduled to work approximately 8-16 hours per week.    

Qualified candidates will have a combination of experience working with audio and visual equipment, strong verbal and written communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills and will be able to juggle a variety of concurrent tasks under tight time constraints. A High School Diploma or its equivalent is required, though an equivalent of years of experience in related fields and education will be considered. This is an ideal position for someone who loves video production and is looking for a part-time job.  

ideastream is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and persons who are physically challenged or with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inclusion is one of our core values, wherein we respect the broad diversity of our communities and reflect it in our programs, services, board, and staff.

Ohio Legislative Service Commission Telecommunications Fellowship - open until May 31, 2021!
Learn More and Apply Here

The Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC), has sponsored a legislative fellowship program for over 45 years. LSC sponsors over 20 thirteen-month legislative fellowships designed to provide college graduates with practical experience in the legislative process. This experience often leads to permanent employment opportunities in the legislature, state government, or related areas.

Each year, The Ohio Channel (with parent company Ohio Government Telecommunications) offers two such fellowships. Individuals who earn this opportunity will work as production assistants in the Statehouse Media Center where they assist in televising legislative sessions and in the production of public service communications.

The fellowship program begins on or around December 1 of each year and continues through December 31 of the following year. The application period begins January 1 of every year. The application deadline is May 31. The only eligibility requirement an applicant must meet is the completion of a telecommunications-related, bachelor's degree program prior to the beginning of the fellowship in December.

For more information about the fellowship, and to download an application, visit the Legislative Service Commission site.

Watch the LSC Fellowship Informational Video
Seasonal Internship Program

In addition to the LSC sponsored fellowship, The Ohio Channel also offers several part-time internships - an excellent opportunity for college students who are interested in a career in professional broadcasting. If you would like to apply for this program, write to us at