Graduate Studies

Assistantship Positions

Please note: Assistantship positions are intended to complement the student’s program of study and a rationale may be required from the hiring department if the two are not clearly connected. Also, positions listed below may have already been filled. It is the student's responsibility to verify availability with the hiring departments. Should a student wish to have the assistantship application materials on file in the Graduate School sent to a department outside of their academic program, they must submit the request form (

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Graduate Assistant - Tri States Public Radio
Spring 2020 - Full-time

Required Qualifications

  • Clear speaking voice, command of English language
  • Ability to work cooperatively and independently
  • Competency in Word and Excel
  • Flexible work hours
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new computer systems
  • Ability to work with diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Broadcast experience
  • Theoretical knowledge of audio productions


  • Record station breaks
  • Acquire audio from websites; properly name files
  • Cull audio files for on-air use
  • Review audio recorded by students & volunteers, provide feedback to TSPR Operations Director
  • Maintain schedule of student shifts
  • Review Community Calendar material provided to Operations for pronunciation, order of events and general readability

Application Procedure

Applicants must write a short statement outlining why you are interested in the position and what skills/experience you have to offer TSPR.

Applicants should email the statement and the following to Sinter Seiber, TSPR Operations Director at

  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three references

Graduate Assistant will be supervised by TSPR Director of Operations

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Questions can be directed to Sinta Seiber or Julie Murphy at 309-298-1873.

Graduate Student Employment Positions - Non-Assistantship

The below positions are employment opportunities for graduate students but are not assistantship positions. They do not come with a tuition waiver nor follow the eligibility requirements of assistantships.

None posted at this time.