Step 1 of 3 33% General InfoName* First Last Pronouns Emerson ID#* Phone*Email* Year at Emerson*Choose OneFreshmanSophomoreJuniorSeniorGraduateMajor:* Do you live:*Choose OneOn CampusOff CampusDo you anticipate living in Boston over school breaks?*Choose OneYesNoHiddenWhat department(s) are you interested in? News Production Writing Staff Music Staff Sponsorship On-Air Staff Photo & Video Graphic Design Have you ever worked at WERS before?* Yes No Which department? Why do want to work at WERS?What experience or skills do you have that might be beneficial at WERS?What do you hope to accomplish this semester and over the course of your college career?Are you interested in a career in radio?What was the last album you listened to? WERS DEPARTMENTSWe have many different departments for students to join that all work together to make WERS and WERS.org run smoothly and professionally. Students can join multiple teams, but will still only be eligible for one non-tuition credit per semester. On-AirThe on-air staff host music blocks, both live and in person and are the voices of WERS, broadcasting to thousands of listeners. Students will gain professional experience in presenting music and local Bostonian content.Sponsorship TeamThe sponsorship team works to recruit local businesses as supporters of the station; and works on getting their business out to our listeners!HiddenVideoThe WERS video team thrives to expand WERS' reach -- documenting live-mix performances of bands, events, and in-station projects. Find yourself collaborating with stations like WGBH and meeting people in the business of radio and video! We expect refined and professional production informed by your creativity. NewsMembers of the news team receive valuable mentorship and experience in audio journalism, whether that be through writing and delivering real-time broadcast newscasts or pitching, researching, writing, and editing professional-quality audio packages on a wide range of topics for the weekly public affairs show, You Are Here.HiddenPromotionsThe promotions street team serves as the ambassadors of WERS for the New England airwaves and beyond. As experiential promoters, the street team attends concerts, festivals, and local relevant events to engage with our fans awhile also attracting new listeners. Responsibilities include spreading brand awareness through word-of-mouth marketing, distributing posters, stickers, and flyers throughout Boston, and promoting the station in physical and virtual social networks.HiddenLive MixThe Live Mix department is in charge of coordinating and recording live mixes. A live mix is an in-studio performance that broadcasts on WERS -- local and touring acts. Students will learn skills in sound production and recording, how to use a soundboard and microphones, etc.ProductionThe Production Team is in charge of everything else you hear on the 88.9 besides the music. Students will learn and create audio production and editing that will be heard several times an hour.Music/WritingThe Music/Writing team is in charge of curating both our on-air and online content. Students will research new music and artists that fits the station's style, working with the Music Coordinator to select new adds to our playlist. As writers, students will write weekly blog posts about the songs and artists played on WERS (new discoveries, album reviews, musical lifestyle pieces, etc). These will be a mix of assignments by the Blog Editor and individual pitches. You'll learn how to curate and write content for a professional publication and get the opportunity to have their work seen by a wide audience.HiddenWritingThe WERS Writing Team writes music-related content for WERS.org. These include album reviews, concert reviews, musical lifestyle pieces, etc. Students will learn how to curate and write content for a professional publication and get the opportunity to have their work seen by a wide audience.HiddenMusic TeamMusic Team responsibilities can include: Researching new music and artists to find musicians with strong work that fits the station's style and provides content for on-air personalities to pull from. Attending a weekly meeting led by the Music Coordinator where we review music that has been released or discovered since our last meeting. Help form our on-air new music roundup, the 7 O’clock News on a weekly basis, and occasionally lend your voice to record the program. Participating in the content creation and recording of a music team-specific monthly video series. Monitoring charts and other AAA station playlists. Being part of our semester fundraiser, Live Music Week, through telethons and envelope stuffing.DesignThe WERS Design Team designs various graphics for the station, such as blog graphics, promotional materials, campaign designs, etc. Students will learn how to design for an established brand.PhotographyWERS Photographers get special access to shoot concerts and festivals, in-studio performances, and other events/projects for WERS around Boston and the chance to meet musicians in person. Have your work spotlit on Emerson's biggest blog with 58,000+ monthly page views.HiddenMorning Show ProducerIt’s a chance to be part of a professionally operating morning show in a top ten market, and to work closely with a veteran broadcaster. Duties & Responsibilities - Conduct research to find fun, interesting pieces of music information - Condense and edit the information for use on-air - Keep tabs on current events and news - Follow the music log and alert host to upcoming features - Create posts for social media - Interact with listeners via phone and social media and log winner information - Assist newsperson in finding information Requirements - A positive attitude and the ability to think outside of the box - Must be available at least one weekday morning a week from 6:00am to 9:30am - There may be opportunities to go on-air with the host. although it is not required - Audio editing skills are a plusHiddenSocial MediaLooking for an organized and creative social media assistant who can help engage with listeners on the WERS accounts, schedule weekly programming posts, and come up with cool new ideas for social. Need someone comfortable using platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Groups, Instagram, and LinkedIn.HiddenWeekend Program Coordinator (Playground)The Playground's programming centers around children-friendly music.The main objective of the weekend program coordinator is digitizing the library, but there are additional duties as well. As a donor funded position, we are launching it as a 3 hour per week job. If interested, students need to apply through Workday. What is your top department choice?*Top choiceOn-AirNewsMusic/WritingProductionDesignSponsorshipPhotographySecond department choice?Second choiceOn-AirNewsMusic/WritingProductionDesignSponsorshipPhotographyThird department choice?Third ChoiceOn-AirNewsMusic/WritingProductionDesignSponsorshipPhotography If interested in being on-air, please rate your top three favorite programs. Daytime (Eclectic mix of folk, rock, alternative, reggae, electronic, soul, etc) [M-F 2AM-10PM, Weekends 4PM-10PM] Standing Room Only (The Best of Broadway and Beyond) [Sat 10AM-2PM, Sun 12PM-2PM] All A Cappella (The Power of the Human Voice) [Sat-Sun 2PM-4PM] The Playground (Music for the Young and Young at Heart) [Sat 6-10AM, Sun 7-8AM] The Secret Spot (Soul, R&B, Slow Jams) [Mon-Sun, 10PM-2AM] Chagigah (Jewish and Israeli music) [Sun 8-11AM] AVAILABILITY (When You are busy)Please indicate your weekly schedule by denoting the times you are BUSY in class or work.What is your weekly availability?Do you have any additional comments?