Job Opportunities

Traffic Assistant - part time with benefits
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 Traffic Assistant to support live evening broadcasts.
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Traffic Assistant will have an active role in operating on-air graphics and running production switches. This position will update program entries and stream changes, complete caption embedding, encode MP3s, assist with engineering and production duties, and compile media reports. The Traffic Assistant will be scheduled to work approximately 25 hours per week. Due to the pandemic, this is currently a work-from-home position.
Qualified candidates will have a combination of experience working in a television operations setting or a traffic department, 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. An Associate’s degree or its equivalent is required, though an equivalent of years of experience in related fields and education will be considered. A Bachelor’s degree is a plus.
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.
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Ohio Legislative Service Commission Telecommunications Fellowship - open until May 31, 2021!
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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.

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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