Eagle Media is a department of Florida Gulf Coast University and the only student-run media group on campus. We are looking for students of all majors and interests to join our team.
In exchange, we offer experience, service learning hours, networking opportunities, paid editor positions and the chance to be part of something you never thought possible.
To apply, click the link under the position you are interested in.
How to submit applications:
Applications for the Business team can be turned in by email to [email protected] or dropped off in the newsroom in McTarnaghan Hall room 201.
Applications for the Visual or News teams can be turned in by email to [email protected] or dropped off in the newsroom in McTarnaghan Hall room 201.
Applications for Eagle Radio can be turned in in the newsroom in McTarnaghan Hall room 201.
For inquiries about positions with the Eagle News TV , email [email protected].
EAGLE MEDIA AD SALES COORDINATOR:
The Eagle Media Ad Sales Coordinators is hired by the Business Manager to help expand the business side of our operation by building our client list, developing effective marketing strategies and generate new revenue streams. Ad Sales Coordinators are tasked with finding new potential clients to add to Eagle Media’s list of advertisers, develop effective marketing campaigns to attract more customers and working with the Business Manager to set and achieve monthly and annual budget goals.
EAGLE MEDIA GRAPHICS DESIGN EDITOR
The Eagle Media Graphics Design Editor is responsible overseeing the graphics in the paper and online as well as having an overall knowledge of the paper’s layout. They are responsible for checking and fulfilling newsroom assignments or assigning other graphic designing staff. He or she is expected to stay in regular contact with Business Manager to fulfill any ad design orders from clients as well. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is must. Experience using Adobe Illustrator preferred.
EAGLE MEDIA PHOTO EDITOR
The Eagle Media Photo Editor is responsible for managing and executing the photo assignment needs of all three Eagle Media operations–Eagle News, ENTV and Eagle Radio. He or she is responsible for communicating with the Eagle News EIC, ENTV Director and Eagle Radio General Manager to find out when photography is needed. He or she is tasked with regularly checking the Master Budget for photo assignments and enlisting other photographers to take photos when needed. He or she is charged with taking and submitting photos in a timely manner and ensuring that the other photographers do the same. Prior photo experience is a must. Experience using a Canon DSLR and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop strongly preferred.
EAGLE NEWS MANAGING EDITOR:
The Managing Editor is hired by the Editor-in-Chief and serves as second-in-command of the Eagle News staff. If the Editor-in-Chief is unwilling or unable to fulfill his or her duties, it is the responsibility of the Managing Editor act in his or her place. The primary responsibility of the Managing Editor is to oversee the content production of the section editors. The section editors are to report primarily to the Managing Editor who in turn is responsible for reporting to the Editor-in-Chief. The Managing Editor’s duties include monitoring the master budget throughout the week, tracking the progress of planned stories and enforcing specified deadlines. On production night, the Managing Editor should be keeping all other editors and writers on task to ensure timely delivery of materials to the publisher, as well as filling in other staff roles as needed. The Managing Editor is also charged with planning and coordinating special projects coverage. The job requires a significant time commitment, including late nights and occasional weekends and holidays. Knowledge of AP Style and Adobe InDesign is a must. Copy editing experience preferred.
EAGLE NEWS MEDIA EDITOR:
The Media Editor is hired by the Editor-in-Chief and is responsible for maintaining and updating the Eagle News website on a daily basis as well as producing a steady stream of social media content. Because news is always happening on campus and locally, the media editor position requires considerable time commitment and a willingness to be available late nights and weekends. The Media Editor’s primary duty is to coordinate with the Editor-in-Chief, section editors and photo and graphics editors to ensure that relevant content is updated to the site in a timely and visually-appealing manner. Knowledge of SEO a big plus. Experience with web design and using WordPress an even bigger plus. Experience using Google Analytics also preferred. Extensive experience using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram a must.
Apply here: Eagle News Media Editor Application
EAGLE NEWS SECTION EDITORS:
Each Section Editor–including but not limited to News, Sports, Entertainment & Lifestyle and Opinion—is hired by the Editor-in-Chief and is responsible for curating and producing a steady stream of content for their respective section. Each section editor is responsible for maintaining a weekly budget of story ideas as well as assigning those stories to writers. They are responsible for updating their budget daily in a shared master budget for all editors to view. Section editors are responsible for setting and enforcing weekly deadlines for their writers. They are also responsible for laying out the content for their section in Adobe InDesign. If their section is short on content, the section editors and their assistants are responsible with producing stories to fill the space. With the exception of breaking news, every editor is also responsible for carefully reviewing the stories submitted to his or her section by writers BEFORE production night in order to allow ample time to discuss any issues with the writer. Section editors must be available to work late nights and occasional weekends. Authoritative knowledge and interest in the section you oversee preferred but not required. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign a plus. Knowledge of AP style a must.
EAGLE NEWS ASSISTANT EDITORS
Each Assistant Editor is hired by the respective Section Editor. The position requires some knowledge of the section in which the assistant will serve as well as an understanding of basic grammar and AP style. The Assistant Editor reports to their Section Editor and serves as a stand in, in the event that the Section Editor is unable or unwilling to fulfill his or her duties. The Assistant Editors help to oversee the production of content for their section and help to ensure deadlines are met by writers. The Assistant Editor also assists in providing coverage for their respective section. Must be available to work late nights and occasional weekends.
EAGLE NEWS SENIOR COPY EDITOR
The Senior Copy Editor is hired by the Editor-in-Chief. The position requires a strong command of the English language, high proficiency in AP style and journalistic writing. The Senior Copy Editor is primarily responsible for ensure that all Eagle News copy is factually and grammatically sound. This person must proof read each story in a timely matter or assign other members of the copy editing team to proof read stories in a timely manner. Because accuracy and credibility are the highest tenets in journalism, it is imperative that every story in the paper and online is reviewed for factual and grammatical errors before being published. That makes this position particularly important. Attention to detail is a necessity. Understanding of AP style a must. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign preferred.
Apply here: Eagle News Senior Copy Editor Application
Eagle Copy Editor is hired by the Senior Copy Editor. The position requires a strong command of the English language, high proficiency in AP style and journalistic writing. The copy editor is responsible for proof reading each story assigned by the Senior Copy Editor, Managing Editor or Editor-in-Chief in a timely manner. Because accuracy and credibility are the highest tenets in journalism, it is imperative that every story in the paper and online is reviewed for factual and grammatical errors before being published. Understanding of AP style a must. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign preferred.
The ENTV Director is currently hired by ENTV and Eagle News leadership and is responsible for managing the overall operations of ENTV. The Director assigns video ideas to producers and reporters as well as communicates directly with the assistant director, media and the rest of the staff. He or she contributes and manages video ideas produced by ENTV, sending out a weekly budget with video ideas, and ensuring the quality and timeliness of videos. The ENTV Director also serves as a liaison between the ENTV staff, Eagle News and Eagle Radio to partner and collaborate on multimedia projects and some administrative tasks. Knowledge of Adobe Premiere preferred. Experience producing, editing video content a must.
ENTV ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
The ENTV Assistant Director is hired by the ENTV Director and his or her responsibilities include communicating directly with the director to ensure that ENTV is operating properly, communicating with the rest of the staff on behalf of the director if the director is not present, ensuring the quality and timeliness of videos they produce, contributing video ideas and collaborating with the director about any issues that may arise in ENTV. The Assistant Director may also be responsible for producing video segments and series themselves. Some knowledge of Adobe Premiere preferred. Experience producing, editing video content a must.
ENTV MEDIA EDITOR:
This position is hired by the ENTV Director and is responsible for managing the ENTV website page on eaglenews.org and social media pages (YouTube, Twitter and Facebook), making sure content is posted on time, ensuring the quality of content posted to the ENTV social media pages and being available to post videos and content to the ENTV social media pages when needed. Experience using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YoutTube strongly preferred, especially in a professional capacity.
If interested in the ENTV Media Editor position, email [email protected].
ENTV Reporters/Producers are hired by the ENTV Director and are responsible for filming, editing and even starring in videos from the ENTV budget. They are also responsible for contributing ideas for videos, attending the weekly ENTV staff meetings, communicating with the director and assistant director to ensure the quality of each video produced and communicating with ENTV media to make sure videos get posted in a timely manner. Some experience shooting and editing video preferred.
To become an ENTV Reporter/ Producer, email [email protected].
To apply for an Eagle Radio Executive Board Position, click here: Eagle Radio Executive Board Application. Applications are for the Eagle Radio Executive Board are due Monday, April 10.
The Programming Director is hired by the General Manager. The Programming Director is responsible for the entire on-air product. He or she governs the production and quality of all the radio content to ensure that it is timely, consistent and uniform. The Programming Director serves as the liaison between on-air staff and management. This position is responsible for resolving conflict between staff and ensuring that all deadlines are being met. With control over production, talent, work schedules, and program schedules, the PD’s programming objectives support the goals of the General Manager. This position requires a considerable time commitment, with occasional late nights and weekends. Knowledge of radio production and/or working in a broadcast control room preferred but not required.
Apply here: Eagle Radio Programming Director Application. Applications for Eagle Radio Programming Director are due Friday, April 7 at 5 p.m.
ASSISTANT PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR:
The Assistant Programming Director is hired by the General Manager. This person’s duties resemble that of the Programming Director, ensuring that the goals of the Programming Director are being met. Knowledge of radio production and/or working in a broadcast control room preferred but not required.
The Promotions Manager is hired by the General Manager. He or she promotes the station’s image, programs and activities. The Promotions Manager works closely with the marketing team in creating on-air promotions and graphics to promote Eagle Radio. The responsibility of the Promotions Director includes engaging in cross-promotional events designed to drive business to Eagle Radio and to garner greater audience attention for the radio station. His or her duty is to promote and market the Eagle Radio brand. They are responsible for managing Eagle Radio’s Street team, wearing shirts and tabling. Prior experience in marketing and promotions preferred.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING EXECUTIVE:
The Social Media Marketing Executive is hired by the General Manager and responsible for marketing and overseeing all Eagle Radio’s social media accounts. They oversee the Social Media Managers, which are responsible for Eagle Radio’s Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram account and are to ensure that all content being posted is appropriate and does not negatively represent Eagle Radio. Experience using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat a must, preferably in a professional capacity.
The Head Editor is hired by the General Manager, and is primarily responsible for overseeing the production and post-production of Eagle Radio podcasts. The Head Editor is responsible for coordinating the editing of the content for each episode following and ensuring sound production quality. The Head Editor is expected to understand the show order and keep in contact with the Programming Director to ensure timely delivery of the final product prior to the episode air-date. This person is responsible assigning editing responsibilities as well as performing them. This person should have some experience working in a control room. Some experience using audio editing software including Adobe Audition and ProTools is required.
Audio Editors are hired by the General Manager and are primarily responsible for the post-production of Eagle Radio podcasts. They are responsible for editing the content of each episode following recording as well as checking audio levels and sound quality. They are expected to understand the show order and keep in contact with the Programming Director to ensure timely delivery of the final product prior to the episode air-date. Experience using audio editing software including Adobe Audition and ProTools preferred but not required.
The Show Hosts are selected by the General Manager based on personality and professionalism. Hosts represent the voice of the radio program and are expected to represent Eagle Radio ethically. They are responsible for planning show segments, drafting scripts, showing up to recording sessions and being extremely punctual. Hosts work closely with the Programming Director on the order of the show as well as scripts and timing. Hosts are responsible for coming to recording sessions prepared and meeting show deadlines. Previous broadcast experience preferred but not required.
Apply here: Eagle Radio Host Application. Eagle Radio Host Applications are due Friday, April 21 at 5 p.m.
The Segment Hosts are also selected by the General Manager. They’re role is similar to that of the Show Hosts, but they are responsible for recording content for a single segment. They are expected to come prepared to each recording session with a script or talking points to ensure timely recording. They are responsible for meeting show deadlines. Previous broadcast experience preferred but not required.