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Digital Content Specialist
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced:11-08-2021
Job Number:REQ_0000022044
Job Profile/Salary Band: Level 2, Salary Band J
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking a Digital Content Specialist to lead the station’s digital distribution. WPSU Penn State houses the region’s National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations and develops programming and education initiatives to raise awareness of important social issues.

The successful candidate must be dynamic and forward-thinking and help develop and support an organizational structure around creating and distributing digital content. The Digital Content Specialist should have extensive knowledge of digital platforms and the ability to understand and use analytics to help set the strategic direction for content development, distribution, and monetization. This position will collaborate with creative teams, underwriting and development, programming and technical staff to turn insights into action.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

● Developing and implementing strategies to help grow digital audiences and support.

● Working with Directors of Content, Broadcasting, Multimedia, Marketing and Production to ensure production workflows include digital distribution.

● Reviewing existing content, developing and adapting for reuse and repurposing for digital distribution.

● Helping review content that could be acquired to distribute via our digital platforms.

● Determining distribution platform priorities including Passport, YouTube, and social media outlets.

● Developing themes and tagging policies on all digital content. Ensuring proper tagging, SEO, and other data are included on all content when released.

This position requires:

● Strong written and verbal communication skills

● Extensive knowledge of digital/social platforms

● Ability to multitask and produce results while adhering to multiple deadlines

● Deep knowledge of analytics and the ability to make recommendations based on that information

● Knowledge of production practices and trends

● Proven track record of developing and maintaining relationships and strategic

partnerships

● Knowledge of the public media environment is a plus

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Position typically requires an associate’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Broadcast Engineering Manager
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced:10-01-2021
Job Number:REQ_0000020706
Job Profile/Salary Band: Level 2 / Salary Band J
Description:

WPSU, Central Pennsylvania’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate, is looking for a highly motivated Broadcast Engineering Manager to join our team. As part of Penn State University, WPSU reaches 1.9 million viewers and listeners across Central Pennsylvania, bringing quality educational and entertainment content into their homes.

The Broadcast Engineering Manager role is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day, near-term and long-term technical operation of WPSU’s broadcast and production infrastructure. The position leads the broadcast engineering team in designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting complex systems and is responsible for the effective management of the technology and facilities at University Park as well as ten remote sites across Central and Northern Pennsylvania.

This position will be leading a team of technical staff tasked with the modernization of WPSU’s broadcast and production infrastructure and will be responsible for ensuring the consistent operational reliability of over a dozen individual services.

Typical Duties:

  • System design and documentation
  • Developing standard operating procedures
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance and safety
  • Working across units within WPSU and across the University to meet the needs of various stakeholders
  • Quickly responding during emergencies and service outages

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Well versed in information technology best practices and knowledge in the areas of electrical, mechanical, and RF (radio frequency) operations as they relate to television and radio broadcasting and production
  • Experience in creating meaningful technical and process documentation
  • The ability to use technical communication tools such as drafting software is highly desired
  • Excellent leadership and analytical capabilities
  • The ability to manage complex projects is a key to success in this role
  • The ability to effectively communicate to supervisors, subordinates, vendors, regulatory entities, and the public

Typical Education and Experience

This position typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and 3+ years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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 required in addition to standard background checks.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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For a complete list of vacancies at the Pennsylvania State University, including vacancies with Penn State Public Broadcasting, please visit the PSU OHR Employment listings.

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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