Job Opportunities

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Director of Business Support
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 04-23-2019
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 87308
Grade/Classification: 03-L-Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking an experienced Fundraiser – ideally with a public media background – to lead our efforts in securing financial support from businesses and organizations for programming and community activities related to our PBS and NPR stations. WPSU Penn State serves central Pennsylvania with a mission to spark discovery, enrich learning, and strengthen community through vibrant public media. Licensed to The Pennsylvania State University, WPSU serves 500,000 households across 24 counties with four TV channels and 13 counties with three FM signals. We offer numerous local community events and serve a worldwide online audience through WPSU Digital Studios and live streaming of our FM channels. WPSU plays an integral part in the outreach/land grant mission of the university. Responsibilities of the Director of Business Support include: lead WPSU’s existing and new business revenue strategy, to include fundraising around broadcast programming, local and digital production, community events, and our online presence; lead efforts to identify and cultivate a pool of prospects and other key constituencies to secure funding for WPSU; set annual fundraising goals, manage invoicing and memoranda of agreement, oversee trade relationships, ensure secure and timely processing of business contributions, and project cash flow throughout the year; ensure compliance with FCC rules and regulations regarding business support and recognition in public media; effectively steward the financial support of businesses and organizations with the goal of continually renewing and increasing such support; work closely and collaboratively with colleagues in Traffic, Marketing, and Finance; supervise, train, and mentor other fundraisers and support staff, as assigned; and, serve as an ambassador for WPSU and public media in a wide variety of settings, including on-air during fundraising drives. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree plus five years of work related experience. Knowledge of database and development systems is a plus. The successful candidate must be a persuasive and strategic communicator with excellent interpersonal and written/spoken communication skills. Other competencies critical to success include: proven experience in securing new business support; detailed knowledge of media sales and sales management; experience working with advertising agencies at the regional and national level; leadership, customer service, and budgeting experience; ability to work independently and take initiative; keen attention to detail and an effective knowledge of Microsoft Office suite products. A demonstrated passion for the mission of public media is a definite advantage. Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position’s duties and a valid driver’s license are required. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check, in addition to standard background checks, is also required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Sports Producer/Director
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 04-19-2019
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 87236
Grade/Classification: 03-H-Exempt, 04-I-Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking a Sports Producer/Director with proven experience in developing high profile, high production value projects. You should have a passion for Penn State Athletics, effective storytelling, and a creative sense of contemporary visual style. You will work with our Executive Producers to design and produce broadcast and non-broadcast sports projects, including short and long form productions. This position will manage all production elements including client management, personnel, talent, equipment, and budgets. Some travel may be required. Extensive, non-traditional hours are required. Applicants should be prepared to share a demo reel of past projects. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach’s diversity initiative. 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 Bachelor’s degree 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. Skills in non-linear editing and multimedia are preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Film/Video Production is preferred. Proven skills in production planning, directing, writing, client management, and coordinating a production crew are required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Front End Developer/Designer
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 11-16-2018
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 84221
Grade/Classification: 02 - J Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State not only houses the region’s National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations, but also develops national documentary film and education initiatives to raise awareness of important social issues, and works with a multitude of on-campus clients to deliver web, video and interactive solutions that promote Penn State and its mission. Our busy and growing multimedia team seeks a web development talent who enjoys learning new techniques, has a strong understanding of user experience, and loves the web. This job bridges design and development, but your focus will primarily be HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and content management system (CMS) installation, configuration, and customization. Core CMS development platforms include Craft, ExpressionEngine, and WordPress which all utilize PHP/MySQL. Core scripting tasks utilize MVC frameworks (Angular.js/React) and JavaScript (jQuery, vanilla javascript). Familiarity with other front-end frameworks (Bootstrap) and CSS preprocessors required. It would be a bonus if you have skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Drupal experience, knowledge of web accessibility, and understanding of web optimization techniques. You will create templates and prototypes at the beginning of development while working with content experts, designers, and developers to complete the implementation and launch. You’ll enjoy a team-oriented, casual atmosphere conducive to maximizing your potential but must be comfortable discussing and contributing ideas at any stage of the process. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.  Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2.  Competencies critical to success are the demonstrated ability to implement one-off projects quickly while keeping long-term projects on schedule; rapid development/prototyping of front-end XHTML/CSS/JS; exposure or experience with widely used CMS; proficiency solving cross-browser issues; and a thorough understanding of responsive web design technique. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach’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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Production Assistant – TV & Editing Technician – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 11-12-2018
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 84081
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 20 hrs/week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please supply a resume and references.

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Programmer/Analyst – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 04-27-2018
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 78754
Grade/Classification: Part-time
Description:

WPSU is looking for a talented part-time Programmer/Analyst to join our team. Responsibilities include the development of solutions to enhance interoperability between WPSU and various partner APIs, working with the multimedia department to implement these solutions, and assisting in other programming tasks. Open standards and web-based programming development experience required with a focus on REST+JSON. Javascript and Swagger experience a plus. The candidate must also have strong documentation skills and be able to work efficiently and effectively in both independent and collaborative situations with other departments.

 

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Sports Videographer/Editor – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 10-17-2017
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 75136
Grade/Classification: Part- 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, experience editing with Adobe Premiere, 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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Sports Production Assistant – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 10-17-2017
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 75133
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, experience with Adobe Suite, and applicable computer skills. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20 hours per week. 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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