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TV2 is Hiring for the Spring Semester!


TV2 is hiring for the Spring 2024 semester!

TV2 is Kent State’s editorially independent, student-run, award-winning television station that streams exclusively on

The station covers Kent State and Portage County like no other television station in the area, covering local news and sports, entertainment buzz, and important social issues surrounding the region.

Programming features live Flashcasts (morning-style news shows), newscasts, entertainment shows and sports programming.

Want to learn more about us?

Join us for our Fall Open House on Thursday, January 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Franklin Hall Newsroom located on the second floor of Franklin Hall (240 Franklin Hall). You’ll have the chance to meet with department leaders from News, Sports, Entertainment and Production and learn more about all the opportunities TV2 has to offer.

If you are interested in applying for any of the news and sports positions listed below, please fill out the application here: TV2 Spring 2024 News & Sports Application and sign up for an audition time slot here: TV2 Spring 2024 News & Sports Audition Sign-up. You must fill out both forms.

Please contact TV2 News Director Sydney Brown ([email protected]) and/or TV2 Sports Director Gabe Collura ([email protected]) with any questions.

If you are interested in applying for positions in the entertainment department, please fill out this form: TV2 Spring 2024 Entertainment Application and sign up for an audition time slot here: TV2 Spring 2024 Entertainment Audition Sign-up.

Please contact TV2 Entertainment Director Anthony Furiga ([email protected]) with any questions.

Note: All on-air positions will require you to audition. Live auditions will be held for all news and sports positions on Monday, January 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. All entertainment auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 5 to 9 p.m. All auditions will take place in the studio located on the first floor of Franklin Hall (146 Franklin Hall). If you are auditioning for both news and sports, you only need to sign up for one-time slot.

If you are interested in applying for positions in the production department, please fill out this form: TV2 Spring 2024 Production Crew Application.

Please contact TV2 Operations Manager Jenn Lomman ([email protected]) with any questions.

Note: You will be expected to attend staff training on January 26th, 27th and 28th. Read the full schedule here

More information on the positions being offered and how to apply is listed below.

Open Positions:

Here’s a list of open positions available for each of our departments.


On-air positions include:

Anchors & Co-Anchors: Anchors are responsible for writing the day’s top headlines in broadcast style. Anchors then deliver these stories from the news desk on live television. They work with the TV2 News Director and producer to complete other necessary tasks. There is one anchor and one co-anchor for every Flashcast and newscast.

Multimedia Journalists (MMJ): Multimedia Journalists are responsible for interviewing, filming, writing and editing broadcast stories for the newscast. This position is similar to being a reporter, just with fewer responsibilities. They will then introduce the story live in the studio.

Segment Anchors: The segment anchor position is similar to the MMJ and anchor positions, but has a bit of a smaller workload. Typically, the segment anchor is responsible for a few stories that all relate to one larger topic. They will then deliver the story live in the studio during the broadcast.

Weather Anchors: Each Flashcast and newscast has one weather anchor. Weather Anchors create graphics that correspond to the current forecast. They will be responsible for delivering the forecast live on air.

Off-air positions include:

Associate Producer: In this role, you will have the opportunity to learn tasks such as building a 30-minute show rundown once a week. You will also learn valuable lessons such as news judgment, writing in broadcast style, creating graphics using XPression, editing and cutting video using Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. This position may also require you to conduct interviews. You will work directly with producers to help create creative and engaging shows.


On-air positions include:

Sports Anchor: They are responsible for reporting on athletics in and around the Kent State campus on our news shows (Flashcast or Newscast). You will have your own sports block. This role consists of writing broadcast stories, editing videos, creating graphics and having a firm understanding of the Inception newsroom rundown software.

SportsCorner Host: There will be two SportsCorner hosts. They are responsible for hosting our one-hour-long sports show Mondays at 8 p.m. which reports on Kent State Athletics, sports in and around Portage County as well as national sports.

SportsCorner Correspondent: Correspondents are individuals who make periodic appearances on SportsCorner, depending on who leadership selects to have on the show each week. We are making coverage of events a big emphasis this semester. Correspondents must cover Kent State athletic events on a regular basis to be eligible to be on the show.

Off-air positions include:

SportsCorner AP: Associate Producers for SportsCorner are responsible for helping build the 1-hour show on Monday afternoons/evenings. This includes writing broadcast stories and editing videos. You will also assist in creating graphics, and learn how to use the Inception newsroom rundown software. You will work directly with the SportsCorner Executive Producer to help create a creative and engaging show.


The TV2 entertainment department features a variety of different shows. You can read a brief description of each show below.

The Blurb: The Blurb is all about bringing Hollywood to Kent! If you enjoy celebrity drama, fashion, popular music and doing fun challenges, then this show is for you. The show airs weekly on Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

All Systems Go: All Systems Go is all about nerd culture! If you enjoy video games, anime, movies and all things in between, you should audition for All Systems Go. The show airs weekly on Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

The Agenda: The Agenda is Kent’s premiere comedy show. It’s also TV2’s longest-running entertainment show. If you enjoy making people laugh, you should audition. The show airs weekly on Thursdays at 9 p.m.

The College Voice: The College Voice is a lifestyle show where students talk about topics on and off campus. If you enjoy discussions and want to get your voice heard, you should audition for The College Voice. The show airs weekly on Fridays at 1:30 p.m.

KentCore: KentCore is all about music! Bands around the area come on every week to perform a set, along with interviews and games. If you love music and want to express your creativity, then join KentCore! Reach out to Lochlan Lemke to [email protected] if interested.

On-air positions include: Show Hosts & Co-Hosts, Cast Members, Panel Hosts, Reporters & more…

Off-air positions include: Online Content Creator & Social Media Representative


Each TV2 show requires a team of operators to work the equipment in the Control Room/Studio in Franklin Hall. No previous experience is required. TV2 tech roles allow you to gain live broadcasting and production experience. You can commit as many or as few hours as you wish each week, but you are expected to attend the shows and positions you are assigned to each week.

Positions available:

Graphics (CG): In this role, you’ll be in charge of writing lower thirds based on the show rundown in XPression. You are also responsible for calling up each graphic during the live broadcast at the director’s command.

Audio: In this role, you will be responsible for running the audio board. You’ll be in charge of assigning mics to talent and performing mic checks before the show. During the broadcast, you will follow the show rundown and turn talent mics and servers on and off as well as maintain audio levels.

VTR (Video Playback): In this role, you’ll be in charge of placing videos dropped from the newsroom into the appropriate servers. During the broadcast, you will follow the show rundown and the director’s commands to start and stop each video.

Floor Crew: In this role, you’ll be in charge of operating studio cameras as well as directing talent before and during the show. You’ll also be responsible for properly framing and focusing the cameras. In addition, you will cue talent based on the director’s commands.

For any additional questions, please contact the TV2 General Manager, Nuried Hurtado ([email protected]).

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About the Contributors
Nuried Hurtado, TV2 General Manager
Nuried is the General Manager. She is a junior journalism student with double minor in digital media production and public relations. She has been working with TV2 since Fall 2021 and has covered many different stories, such as the Jaden Smith Q&A event, Daisy Pop’s new storefront and the International Homecoming. Nuried has been in many different positions, and she loves the community TV2 gave her and the friends she made working with us. Contact her at [email protected].
Sydney Brown, News Director
As a sophomore journalism major and eager storyteller, Sydney is TV2's current News Director. She has worked for TV2 as a Reporter and Anchor for TV2 News and as lead reporter for TV2's Hollywood entertainment show- The Blurb. At Cleveland's Own FOX 8, Sydney interned on their lifestyle and entertainment show, New Day Cleveland, where she discovered how local media coverage can make a true impact. Sydney enjoys connecting with people in Portage County to tell their stories visually to create a closer community.  

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