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Administrative Support Assistant
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 11-22-2016
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 67858
Grade/Classification: 02 – D – Non-exempt, 03 – F – Non-exempt
Description:

Outreach’s WPSU Penn State seeks an Administrative Support Assistant to perform a wide variety of administrative and office functions. This position provides primary administrative support to our Development, Membership and Marketing departments and backup support to other WPSU departments. Typical work activities include, but are not limited to, management of the daily operations for the Director of Development, Membership Director and Underwriting staff, coordination and prioritization of the Directors’ calendars and travel schedules; compilation and/or research of information; editing correspondence; processing of membership and underwriting gifts and pledges, monitoring development budgets, preparing financial reports and spreadsheets, assisting with special events, handling a wide range of confidential matters; responding to requests for information; and attending meetings. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Analytical and computer skills with specific proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management is required and experience with IBIS and ERS is highly desired. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented, highly organized and a self-starter and should demonstrate outstanding customer service orientation, excellent oral and written communication skills, and sound analytical skills and judgment. In addition, the candidate must use a proactive approach to managing work and solving problems, quickly adapt to competing priorities and have the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach and Online Education’s diversity initiative.

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Production Manager
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 10-31-2016
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 67434
Grade/Classification: 02 – J – Exempt, 03 – K – Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking a Production Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our media production facilities.  This position is responsible for media production facilities, equipment and technical personnel.  The Production Manager serves as direct supervisor to the Production Coordinator and the studio and field production bargaining unit staff.  The position is responsible for the procurement, upkeep, and scheduling of equipment and facilities and serves as the contact point for Telecommunications and Network Services (TNS), Physical Plant (OPP), and outside production resources.  It consults with internal and external clients and stakeholders, reviews production methods, plans, and budgets, and coordinates resources for WPSU productions and events.  Qualified candidates must have an understanding of the technical processes involved in media production for television, including camera, lighting, audio and editing as well as knowledge of license and clearance processes as they pertain to production.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent communication, problem solving, negotiation, budgeting and organizational skills, and thrive on working as part of a diverse, passionate, fast-paced creative team.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus three or more years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2 position.  Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.   We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate a commitment to advance Penn State Outreach and Online Education’s diversity initiative.

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Videographer/Editor A
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 10-19-2016
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 67120
Grade/Classification: 04
Description:

Operate under the direction of a Supervisor, Producer/Director, and/or client to realize the creative vision of video and audio projects, such as regional broadcasts, national broadcasts, athletic game day videos, and documentaries. Set-up and operate video recording, audio, and lighting equipment, in studio and on location. Apply the technical aspects of light, lenses, filters, and camera settings to achieve the desired effects. Use cameras in any of several different camera mounts, such as stationary, track-mounted, or crane-mounted. Participate in surveys for remote production locations and in the planning of production design and approach, settings, lighting, microphone placement, and cable runs. Determine availability of power for lighting and audio needs. Organize raw footage; prepare and revise edit decision lists, as needed. Edit video and audio materials. Log and archive materials according to established data asset management guidelines. Coordinate and provide Producer/Director with production materials such as music cuts, stills, graphics, and visual elements for studio and remote production needs. Perform preventative maintenance on equipment, such as camera pedestals, lighting equipment, audio equipment, and other professional equipment. Notify maintenance technicians in a timely manner when equipment is not functioning properly. Maintain and update equipment checklists, tracking equipment condition and availability. Make recommendations to Supervisor when stocks of parts, components, or other materials need to be replenished, and when new equipment, editing platforms, etc., may be needed. Evaluate completed products for adherence to established technical standards. Log required information on production order forms, timesheets, discrepancy reports, and other report forms as required. Answer questions for, train, and provide direction to other technical-service and part-time employees/students, as needed. Operate University vehicles. Job Requirements: Requires the use of shop mathematics together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, various types of adjustable measuring instruments and the training generally applicable in a particular or specialized occupation. Equivalent to 1 to 3 years applied trades training. Over 1 year up to and including 3 years of effective experience. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday,Sunday NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES THAT YOU OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AS A PART OF YOUR JOB DUTIES. A VALID DRIVER`S LICENSE AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS CHECK WILL BE REQUIRES IN ADDITION TO STANDARD BACKGROUND CHECKS

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Marketing Strategy Specialist (Digital Media Marketing Strategist)
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 09-30-2016
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 66948
Grade/Classification: 02 - G - Exempt, 03 - H - Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking a goal-oriented Marketing Strategy Specialist for the role of digital marketing and brand collateral coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has a genuine passion for participating in online communities, actively seeking station publicity opportunities, and representing the brand persona of WPSU-TV, FM, and digital. The major role of the coordinator is to develop and execute a social media growth strategy, deploy day-to-day content, create and maintain a social media content calendar, and compile comprehensive digital media reports and populate a dashboard of goal progress. As part of our marketing team, the strategist will also oversee the print marketing collateral production. Writing, editing, and a sharp eye for accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to organize and manage multiple projects is critical. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A comprehensive understanding of social media platforms plus two to four years of digital advertising experience, and evidence of using social media as part of a business strategy is preferred. The flexibility to participate in live TV productions and events at night or on weekends two to three times a month is required. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach and Online Education’s diversity initiative. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Videographer/Editor A
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 09-14-2016
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 65411
Grade/Classification: 04
Description:

Operate under the direction of a Supervisor, Producer/Director, and/or client to realize the creative vision of video and audio projects, such as regional broadcasts, national broadcasts, athletic game day videos, and documentaries. Set-up and operate video recording, audio, and lighting equipment, in studio and on location. Apply the technical aspects of light, lenses, filters, and camera settings to achieve the desired effects. Use cameras in any of several different camera mounts, such as stationary, track-mounted, or crane-mounted. Participate in surveys for remote production locations and in the planning of production design and approach, settings, lighting, microphone placement, and cable runs. Determine availability of power for lighting and audio needs. Organize raw footage; prepare and revise edit decision lists, as needed. Edit video and audio materials. Log and archive materials according to established data asset management guidelines. Coordinate and provide Producer/Director with production materials such as music cuts, stills, graphics, and visual elements for studio and remote production needs. Perform preventative maintenance on equipment, such as camera pedestals, lighting equipment, audio equipment, and other professional equipment. Notify maintenance technicians in a timely manner when equipment is not functioning properly. Maintain and update equipment checklists, tracking equipment condition and availability. Make recommendations to Supervisor when stocks of parts, components, or other materials need to be replenished, and when new equipment, editing platforms, etc., may be needed. Evaluate completed products for adherence to established technical standards. Log required information on production order forms, timesheets, discrepancy reports, and other report forms as required. Answer questions for, train, and provide direction to other technical-service and part-time employees/students, as needed. Operate University vehicles. Job Requirements: Requires the use of shop mathematics together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, various types of adjustable measuring instruments and the training generally applicable in a particular or specialized occupation. Equivalent to 1 to 3 years applied trades training. Over 1 year up to and including 3 years of effective experience. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES THAT YOU OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AS A PART OF YOUR JOB DUTIES. A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS CHECK WILL BE REQUIRES IN ADDITION TO STANDARD BACKGROUND CHECKS.

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Production Assistant
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 03-30-2016
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 62607
Grade/Classification: Part Time
Description:

WPSU Penn State is looking for occasional wage employees for television production. Candidates must have or want experience in studio based and/or remote based production including one or more of these skilled areas: camera operation, lighting design and/or setup, studio and/or remote audio recording, audio reinforcement, wireless and boom micing and video editing. Due to short response time requirements, preference will be given to local applicants. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20hr/week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please supply a resume and references.

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Sports Production Assistant
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 08-27-2015
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 59405
Grade/Classification: Part Time
Description:

WPSU Penn State’s Sports Division is looking for occasional production assistant wage employees for television sports production. Candidates must have or want production experience including one or more of these skill sets: non-linear video editing; non-linear video logging, remote videography, studio and/or remote camera, and applicable computer skills. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20 hourrs per week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please upload a resume and references.

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Sports Wage Videographer/Editor
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 08-27-2015
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 59404
Grade/Classification: Part Time
Description:

The Sports Division of WPSU Penn State is looking for occasional Sports Wage Videographer/Editor employees for television sports production. Candidates must have or want production experience including one or more of these skill sets: non-linear video editing; non-linear video logging, remote videography, studio and/or remote camera, and applicable computer skills. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20 hours per week. Students are encouraged to apply. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please upload a resume and references.

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EEO Annual Report

The purpose of this EEO Public File Report is to comply with Section 73.2080©(6) of the FCC's 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following stations: WPSU-TV, Clearfield, PA; WPSU-FM, State College, PA; and WPSX-FM, Kane, PA.

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