Category: At The Station

Now hiring: Graduate Advisor

Job Description

The Graduate Assistant for WIDB Student Radio serves as the advisor to the student organization and reports to the Associate Director and the Assistant Director for Student Programs in the Student Center.

Their primary responsibilities include:

  • Advise the WIDB Student Radio Station staff and DJs to ensure the organization mission and purpose is upheld
  • Oversee the daily operations, budgeting/expenditures and serve as the onsite resource person to ensure students operate by necessary university policies and procedures
  • Facilitate leadership training for the student staff and on-going DJ training as needed for new members
  • Assist with planning and implementation of promotional events, remotes and outreach programs to increase organization membership
  • Develop a working understanding of university budgeting, contracting and purchasing procedures
  • Attend weekly University Programming Office Meetings, weekly WIDB staff meetings and monthly WIDB Board of Directors meetings
  • Schedule and maintain regular schedule of office hours each week during regular business hours
  • Assist with Student Programming Council committees and events

Other duties as assigned including but not limited to serving on committees within the Student Center and University Life as needed


Graduate Assistant for Programming must be:

  1. Be an unconditionally admitted Graduate Student at SIU Carbondale
  2. Demonstrate strong commitment and proficiency of student media organizations
  3. Prior experience with leadership development, program planning, student organizations (preferably Print, on-line, TV and Radio), marketing, event management and/or assessment
  4. Highly motivated, organized, patient and collaborative
  5. Demonstrate high motivation, good interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to strive in fast-paced environment
  6. Excellent written and verbal skills; Proficiency with latest social media is a plus

Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed

Time Period of Position – Position is available beginning August 10, 2016 (Fall) – May 13, 2017 (Spring)

How to Apply

To apply, please forward a complete application packet containing the following:

  1. letter of intent
  2. current resume
  3. three references (names, addresses, contact email and phone number)

Forward to:

Graduate Assistant Search Committee

Office of Student Engagement

3rd Floor – Mail Code 4428

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-4428.

Electronic applications may be submitted to

Deadline to Apply – April 12, 2016 or until the position is filled.

Job Openings

WIDB is now hiring! 

CHIEF ENGINEER: The Chief Engineer is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the broadcast and production facilities. He/she will assist in planning for station development and expansion along with the General Manager and other entities. 

Specific duties of the Chief Engineer include:

  1. Assisting and advising all departments of the station on matters concerning equipment use and status and general working procedures.
  2. Maintenance of equipment both electrical and mechanical.
  3. Assisting and advising on the development of the station both physically and structurally.
  4. The Chief Engineer shall store and keep up to date all materials relating to station equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, equipment manuals, patchbay documentation, and wiring guides.
  5. Developing and producing regular maintenance checks and updates.
  6. Assisting station staff in development of remotes.
  7. Recruitment and training of staff.
  8. Working with the Fiscal Adviser and General Manager to purchase and install new equipment.


SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER: The Social Media Manager  is responsible for maintenance and development of the WIDB website and all social media platforms.

Specific duties of the Social Media Manager include:

  1. Execution and maintenance of online advertising accounts in conjunction with the Sales Manager
  2. Management of member contribution to the WIDB website such as news, reviews, profiles, podcasts, and other media in conjunction with other Staff Heads.
  3. Maintaining regular updates about WIDB’s activity on the website and daily updates on all other social media platforms.
  4. Maintaining the WIDB website’s information for membership in conjunction with Operations and Marketing.
  5. Development of new sources of online exposure for WIDB.


These positions come with a per-semester stipend.

If you or anyone you know is interested please email General Manager Kevin Hart at, and/or Graduate Assistant Kayli Plotner at

Tshirts for Christmas?

Christmas came early for WIDB! Our new marketing materials are here and ready to be shown off. If you’d like to purchase a Tshirt, black with purple logo or an assortment of colors with a white logo stop by the studio on the 4th floor of the student center, or visit any of our remote tables. Sizes range from small to XL and cost only $10!
If you are a WIDB alumni and would like to purchase shirts, please email with your sizes and contact info.