Job Opportunities

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Media Manager 2 (Creative Director)
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 06-16-2016
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 64185
Grade/Classification: 02 - J - Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State (WPSU), is home to WPSU TV and FM, central Pennsylvania’s NPR and PBS affiliates. WPSU also develops public media content, and works with on-campus clients to deliver video and web solutions that support Penn State and its mission. WPSU seeks a Media Manager to act as our Creative Director. Reporting to the Director of Production, and working closely with Creative Services, Broadcasting, Marketing, and Social Media staff, this new position will provide creative direction of media production in support of WPSU’s public service mission. The successful candidate will deploy standards, systems, and best practices for content creation and distribution; ensure that content meets the appropriate professional and creative standards for the intended audience; provide overall creative supervision across product lines; explore emerging production, distribution, and social media trends and platforms; approve work created by production staff and work directly with clients to present that work; and may also produce and direct video productions. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional experience in media production is required. The ability to communicate a strong creative vision to multiple constituent groups is essential, as is experience developing and funding large-scale projects. Cross-platform storytelling skills are critically important. Experience in successfully leading creative teams is required, as is success with implementing and managing production workflow and standards. Experience in online learning and/or higher education settings is desired.

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Administrative Support Assistant
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 06-08-2016
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 64013
Grade/Classification: 03 - F - Non-exempt, 04 - G - Non-exempt
Description:

Outreach’s WPSU Penn State seeks an Administrative Support Assistant to perform a wide variety of administrative and office functions. Typical work activities include, but are not limited to, management of the daily operations for the Executive Director of World Campus Learning Design and WPSU Penn State; coordination of the Director’s calendar and travel schedule; compilation and/or research of information; editing correspondence; handling a wide range of confidential matters; responding to requests for information; interpreting policies and procedures; and attending meetings. Analytical and computer skills with specific proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management are necessary. The successful candidate should demonstrate outstanding customer service orientation; excellent oral and written communications skills; excellent analytical, judgment, and organizational skills; and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Media Manager (Assistant Chief Engineer)
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 03-30-2016
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 62612
Grade/Classification: 01 - I - Exempt, 02 - J - Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking an Assistant Chief Engineer to join our technology team. A passion for public media, a deep and working knowledge of broadcast technologies, and a willingness to work hard are critical to success in this position. The Assistant Chief Engineer will provide key technical leadership and support for our broadcast and studio operations. This position will also supervise and train TV technical personnel, manage scheduling and support internal and external technology committees and teams. The Assistant Chief Engineer will coordinate and supervise the installation, maintenance and operation of broadcast and production facilities, distribution systems, and remote production systems. Experience with installing and maintaining server hardware and operating systems and configuring software applications is essential. The Assistant Chief Engineer will research and recommend technology solutions, develop effective processes and procedures and provide project management in alignment with the strategic direction of WPSU and Penn State. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Experience in RF and IP theory and technology, transmitter maintenance and repair, mapping and drawing software, and FCC rules and regulations, are highly desirable.

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Online Course Content Specialist
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 09-25-2015
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 59947
Grade/Classification: Part Time
Description:

WPSU is looking for a part-time wage employee to work as a Content Specialist for an online course and videos being prepared for state gas and oil regulators. This section of the course will focus on water’s role in the oil & gas industry. We are interested in finding a subject matter expert to help us understand, translate and ultimately explain, in writing, some of these complex scientific concepts so they can be understood by new oil and gas regulators, potentially policy-makers and a public audience. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20 hours/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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Production Assistants
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 04-28-2015
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 57297
Grade/Classification: Unavailable
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 20 hours/week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please supply a resume and references.

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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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