• WBST 92.1 FMMuncie
  • WBSB 89.5 FMAnderson
  • WBSW 90.9 FMMarion
  • WBSH 91.1 FMHagerstown / New Castle
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The new Ball State Public Media Accelerator (PMX) gives highly-motivated students the opportunity to work at Indiana Public Radio and Ball State PBS while exploring potential careers in public media.

Positions include:

  • News
  • Digital audio production
  • Digital video production
  • Community engagement
  • Digital content (marketing)
  • Digital Corps

All Ball State students are eligible to apply.

From left: PMX Fellow Paul Butler, supervisor Sean Ashcraft, and PMX Fellow Matthew Vittatoe in the IPR studios.


Features of the Public Media Accelerator program include:

  • Paid work ($11/hr.) in a professional public media environment
  • Dedicated personal workspace in the new PMX Innovation Lab
  • A dedicated academic professional who will make sure your experience aligns with our goal to create a high-impact learning practice
  • Ongoing career mentoring
  • Monthly Lunch and Learn sessions with nationally-recognized media experts
  • Opportunities to participate in Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) webinars and other learning opportunities

To apply for a position:

  1. Get a job referral from Ball State Career Center
    • Verify you are eligible to work for Ball State.
    • Be sure that you have the required documents to present to the Career Center.
  2. Email the following to:
    • Job Referral PDF
    • Resume
    • Cover letter (including a paragraph or two about the applicant’s goals and how the position would help their personal and professional growth)
    • Three references
  3. Watch for an email to schedule an in-person interview
  4. Portfolio / demo reel / writing samples reviewed at interview

Mr. Terry Heifetz
Public Media Accelerator Manager