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Summary: The Music Director is responsible for all music that is played over WVUA-FM’s broadcast. This position requires interactivity with Specialty Shows to import music for shows. This position requires intense listening skills and discretion as the director selects music that gets played during the station’s “format” hours.

Specific Duties:

  • Import new music into the iMediaTouch System
  • Listen to CD’s sent in or emailed
  • Decide, based on listening, on how much a rotation a track gets
  • Work with Specialty Show DJ’s to import new music
  • Keep track of music imported and how long it has been in rotation
  • Submit station’s chart to CMJ weekly
  • Listen to songs for any violation of FCC Indecent and Profane policies.
  • Keep in touch with local bands in Tuscaloosa
  • Attend weekly staff meetings

Reporting Relationship: The Music Director reports to the Station Manager.

Position Requirements: The Music Director must be an enrolled student at the University of Alabama at the time of appointment. This position also requires you to hold a 2.0 overall GPA and be in good standing with the University. The position does require at least 15 posted office hours and 5 hours in office at discretion weekly.

Interactions: Besides reporting to the Station Manager, most of the interaction with this position will be with the record labels and local bands to gather music and report. The Music Director will also maintain a music staff to help with the listening portion of their job. The Music Director may interact with the DJ’s to gather information about requests and songs in rotation. This position will require interaction with the Public to shape rotation.

Impact on Institutional Mission: The Music Director position will be responsible for maintaining the format of the station. When the job is done well, the listening audience is able to determine what the station format is and the sound of the station is clear and consistant, yet diverse. When the job is done incorrectly, the station could suffer an identity crisis in its music playlist and the image of the station suffers from a lack of consistency with the playlist and could result in FCC violations when the expletives of a song are left unkept.

Summary: The Digital Media Director position is in charge of all public communication methods associated with WVUA-FM. This position uses a lot of computer applications such as Twitter, Facebook, and, most importantly, the station’s website, wvuafm.ua.edu. The position will also act as the station’s Public Relations, creating articles and press releases as needed.

Specific Duties:

  • Maintatin and produce content for the station’s website.
  • Continually provide content to the station Facebook and Twitter.
  • Interact with the public via online transmission methods.
  • Produce press releases for station happenings.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings

Reporting Relationship: The Digital Media Director reports to the Station Manager.

Position Requirements: The Digital Media Director must be an enrolled student at the University of Alabama at the time of appointment. This position also requires you to hold a 2.0 overall GPA and be in good standing with the University. The position does require at least 15 posted office hours and 5 hours in office at discretion weekly. For this position, knowledge of WordPress is preferred, but not required.

Interactions: The Digital Media director will interact with the public daily through the website and social networks. For writing the articles, the position will require interaction with various subjects, especially on campus. You will also develop relationships with the local media to get out certain events WVUA is promoting. The Digital Media Director will also need to get in contact with the Office of Student Media Broadcast and Digital Media Coordinator to coordinate web operations.

Impact on Institutional Mission: The Digital Media Director plays as the liaison for the station to public. Doing this job well will create a great reputation with the public, the university in general, our clients, and the media, therefore resulting in great promotion for events. When this job is done poorly, the station will suffer in terms of reputation and the relationships with our constituents will be nonexistent or poor.

Summary: The Production Director is responsible for the composition and production of stingers, on-air promotion, and underwriting announcements for the station. The Production Director is also responsible for any sports production material needed. This position also requires maintaining and coordinating a staff to produce daily news and weather segments.

Specific Duties:

  • Produce creative station stingers for daily rotation
  • Produce recorded promos for events and organizations
  • Produce on-air underwriting announcements for businesses
  • Write live reads for DJ’s to announce on air
  • Produce any stingers and other material for the sports department
  • Maintain and coordinate a production staff
  • Supervise staff in production of daily content.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings

Reporting Relationship: The Production Director reports to the Station Manager.

Position Requirements: The Production Director must be an enrolled student at the University of Alabama at the time of appointment. This position also requires you to hold a 2.0 overall GPA and be in good standing with the University. The position does require at least 15 posted office hours and 5 hours at discretion weekly. For this position, it is preferred that you’ve taken TCF 301, but not required.

Interactions: Besides reporting to the station manager, interaction with outside publics is limited to those that are used for voice talent. The Production Director will coordinate and interact with their production staff daily to produce news segments and go over copies. This job does require interaction with the Sports Director to produce sports segments.

Impact on Institutional Mission: The Production Director is responsible for the holes that need to be filled in programming. Doing this job well will increase the production value of the on-air sound and allow the station sound to have ebb and flow in its playlist. Doing this job poorly will make the station sound seem bland because of a lack of new stingers and promos.

Summary: The Program Director is responsible all on-air talent on WVUA-FM’s airwaves. This position requires a lot of commitment and technical knowledge, as the Program Director will be interacting with DJs on a personal basis daily. The Program Director is also responsible to enforcing the WVUA-FM Policy Manual and making sure the staff knows the Policy Manual. This position also requires a thorough knowledge of the entire IMediaTouch system, the soundboard, CD Players, and internet feed.

Specific Duties:

  • Set up and hold DJ Meetings and Training Sessions
  • Compose the Programming Grid
  • Administer Policy Manual Tests every semester to all staff
  • Keep track of all DJ information, including contact information, door codes, and attendance
  • Be available to on-air talent at all times
  • Send out e-mail to staff to inform of station news
  • Supervise any special guests or in-studio musical talent
  • Answer any questions pertaining to the FCC and WVUA-FM Policy
  • Attend weekly director meetings

Reporting Relationship: The Program Director reports to the Station Manager.

Position Requirements: The Program Director must be an enrolled student at the University of Alabama at the time of appointment. This position also requires you to hold a 2.0 overall GPA and be in good standing with the University. The position does require at least 15 posted office hours and 5 hours at discretion weekly. For this position, experience with WVUA-FM is preferred, but not required.

Interactions: Besides reporting to the station manager, this position requires constant interaction with the DJs of 90.7 to makes sure on-air sound is legal and listenable. This position also requires coordination with the other directors to make sure their content is FCC legal. This job might require interaction with the Public to address any concerns and questions. This job may also be interactive with other 3rd parties as needed.

Impact on Institutional Mission: The Program Director plays a key role in making this station run to its fullest potential. When this job is done well, the DJ on-air sound is consistent, legal, and listenable and the operation of this station runs very smoothly. When this job is done poorly, the image of the station suffers in both on-air sound and general station operation and the license of the station could be in major jeopardy.