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Job Openings

"In accordance with the Federal Communications Commission guidelines and streamlining policies WBVM, licensed to the Diocese of St. Petersburg, will afford equal opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, and sex.  For certain job requirements, WBVM claims religious exemption to the recruitment requirements as set forth by the Federal Communications Commission.  In certain job situations, it is vital to the mission of the station to require religion as a job qualification."


Positions Available:

Director of Development and Fundraising

With a spirit of evangelization and joy, the intent of the Director of Development and Fundraising position is to assist Station Manager in the oversight of all aspects of income to WBVM.  The individual will work closely with Station Manager and Underwriting Account Executives in establishing strategies and implementing programs that will increase current giving and foster new donors.  The individual shall collaborate with Promotions Director, Program Director and Underwriting Associates and announcers in on air presentations and development of gifts as well as proper execution of grants or other programs within the community.  The individual will be tasked with acquiring sponsors for major events such like conferences and family music events. 

Strong writing, organizational and people skills, radio fundraising experience, donor relations, and major event planning are all necessary.  Knowledge of Allegiance fundraising software or comparable a big plus.  Bilingual abilities, graphic and web design including knowledge of Canva, Publisher or other design software a plus. Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Fundraising or other comparable study and three years of successful fundraising experience.   Email resume, letter and references to jmorris@myspiritfm.com

No other positions are available at this time.

If you would like to submit a resume or demo recording for future reference, send it to WBVM, 717 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Florida, 33609.  You can also email to contact@myspiritfm.com or jmorris@myspiritfm.com

For more information about WBVM recruitment practices, see below.

When a position becomes vacant, WBVM will use the following resources for notification:  Pastoral Bulletin of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, parish bulletins within the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Times, The Florida Catholic Newspaper.  The notification may also appear in the following national or email distributed publications:  Catholic Radio Update newsletter, Christian Radio Weekly. The notification may also appear on the following websites:  myspiritfm.com, allaccess.com, dosp.org, SBE39.org (for broadcast engineers); hisair.net; fab.org;


WBVM welcomes all college students and high school graduates who have a desire to learn more about radio and communications. An internship with Spirit FM can lead to success in the radio and broadcasting business in a number of areas.  Internships are open to students who are studying communications, marketing, radio and television, computer science, or electronic engineering.  Internships are not paid positions; however, students earn college credit for the semester/quarter. Therefore, all applicants must be enrolled in college and have an interest in radio, journalism, telecommunication, marketing, and/or liberal arts programs that apply to communication.  WBVM has relationships and may post job openings at the University of South Florida, Tampa; Hillsborough Community College; St. Petersburg College; Pasco/Hernando State College; Saint Leo University; Southeastern University among others. WBVM also accepts Full Sail and CSB students.  WBVM will also accept interns and job applicants from professional trade schools. WBVM will also consider volunteers to train for possible careers in broadcasting.


A position for an Announcer was posted January 17, 2019 and ran through February 27, 2019.

There were 60 applicants.  6 were interviewed. 2 had second interviews.  One was hired.

Applicants came from All Access, Diocese of St. Petersburg website, Indeed.com, Florida Catholic Newspaper and Word of Mouth.  Hired was from All Access.  


For the period: January 1-December 31, 2018, there were no openings at WBVM. 


For the period: January 1-December 31, 2017, there were no openings at WBVM.


Entities WBVM 90.5 FM may use for posting or advertising vacancies:


Name of Entities                              Contact Person                 Address                                                               Phone                  


Diocese of St Petersburg                        Joseph Loeber                         PO Box 40200                                         727-344-1611

                                                                                                                St Petersburg, FL 33743



Indeed.com (thru DOSP)                 Faith Eschenfelder             Indeed.com


Florida Catholic Newspaper                   Mike Carlock                           PO Box 4993                                           1800-275-9953

                                                                                                                Orlando, FL 32802



Tampa Bay Times                                   Classified Ads                         tampabay.com/jobs


Florida Assn. of Broadcasters                                Lindsay Tidwell                       101 East College Ave. Ste 101                                850-681-6444

                                                                                                                Tallahassee FL  32301



Christian Radio Weekly                          Classifieds/Ad Dir.                  1795 N Road                                           308-946-5550

                                                                                                                Central City, NE 68826



Catholic Radio Update Newsletter        Mike Dorner                            michaeldorner@q.com                          


WBVM 90.5 FM Inc.                               John Morris                             717 South Dale Mabry Highway             813-289-8040

                                                                                                                Tampa, FL 33609



Allaccess.com                                         webmaster                             allaccess.com


Society of Broadcasting                          Roswell Clark                          PO Box 21242

Engineers/Tampa Bay Chapter                                                              St Petersburg, FL 33742



Full Sail University                                  Harmony Thompson               3300 University Boulevard                     866-807-3140

                                                                                                                Winter Park, FL 32792



Connecticut School of Broadcasting       Jennifer Perkins                      3901 Coconut Palm Drive #105              813-443-5307

Tampa campus                                                                                       Tampa, FL 33619



Inside Radio                                            Gene McKay                            PO Box 567925                                       800-640-8852

                                                                                                                Atlanta, GA 31156 



Hillsborough Community College           Lorraine Canalejo                    2112 N 15th Street                                  813-253-7978


                                                                                                                Tampa, FL 33605


Entities WBVM 90.5 FM may use for posting or advertising vacancies:


Name of Entities                              Contact Person                 Address                                                               Phone                  


Saint Leo University                                Megan Jones                           33701 State Road 52                              352-588-8346        

                                                                Deanna Bullard                       St Leo, FL 33574




University of South Florida                     Mike McCay                            4202 E Fowler Ave.                                                 813-974-7813

Tampa                                                                                                     Tampa, FL 33620


Catholic Student Center                          Rev. Justin Paskert                  13005 N 50th Street                                                813-988-3727

University of South Fl./Tampa                                                               Tampa, FL 33617


Pasco Hernando State College               Eric Theodore                          10230 Ridge Road                                  813-527-6725

                                                                                                                New Port Richey, FL 34654



Southeastern University/Lakeland         compass@seu.org                  1000 Longfellow Blvd.                            863-667-5157

                                                                                                                Lakeland, FL 33801                                


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