Careers and Internships

witf-pmc.jpgWITF, a multimedia company and a destination, is one of the country's top-performing and most entrepreneurial public broadcasting organizations, serves the 41st largest media market.

The company comprises public broadcasting stations WITF TV, WITF FM, news networks RadioPA Networks and Pennsylvania Public Radio, regional magazine Central PA, WITF.org, WITF Educational Services, TFM Advertising and Media Solutions.

Serving the beautiful and historic Susquehanna Valley in South Central Pennsylvania (with easy access from Routes 283, 83, 81 and the PA Turnpike)-offering a reasonable cost of living. WITF is located just one and one half hours from Baltimore, two hours from Washington and Philadelphia, and three hours from New York City.

If you are involved in a community group that would like to be notified of current job opportunities, please call (717) 704-3000 or email humanresources@witf.org.

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Current Open Positions

Maintenance Engineer

WITF is seeking top notch Maintenance Engineers to monitor and maintain studio production, origination and transmission equipment such as cameras, videotape equipment, distribution equipment, switchers, and editors on a regular, part-time evening schedule (weekdays & weekends). Perform Operation Technician duties as needed and train employees in operation of production, recording and broadcast equipment. May be assigned to engineer studio productions. Endeavor to maintain high quality control standards. Union position. Associates degree in Electronics, Electronic Technology or Broadcast Engineering experience preferred. Minimum 3 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. EOE.

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Associate Director of Major Giving

WITF's Development team seeks a creative, dynamic professional to cultivate a specific portfolio of major and deferred gift prospects to secure immediate and long-term gift revenue. The Associate Director of Major Giving will represent our organization to a variety of constituencies, meetings, groups, and individuals for the purpose of introducing WITF and cultivating beneficial relationships. A Bachelor's degree is preferred with two to four years of major giving, planned giving and/or foundation experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Grant writing experience is required. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, organized, and a flexible multi-tasker who possesses mature judgment, with excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills and is able to work with a wide range of personalities and relationships. WITF offers competitive benefits that include medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous 401(k) with company match. WITF is an equal opportunity employer.

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Senior Maintenance Engineer

Experienced Maintenance Engineer wanted to monitor and maintain remote production trucks, studio production, origination and transmission equipment such as cameras, videotape equipment, distribution equipment, switchers, and editors. Our engineers determine specs and requisitions for new equipment and maintenance supplies, perform Operation Technician duties as needed, and train employees in operation of production, recording and broadcast equipment as well as engineer studio and remote audio and video productions while striving to maintain high quality control standards.

Associates degree in Electronics, Electronic Technology and Broadcast Engineering experience required. Minimum 3 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Typical shift includes weekends. Valid driver's license required. Class B CDL with air brake certification preferred or willingness to obtain. Must be able to climb 70 ft. and endure extreme hot and cold conditions for occasional outside work. This position is a NABET Union position. WITF offers excellent benefits to eligible employees, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, holidays, vacation time and more. WITF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Anchor/Reporter, Part Time - Radio PA

Radio Pennsylvania is seeking a broadcast professional to cover news stories of state and regional interest for statewide radio network comprised of more than 60 affiliates across Pennsylvania. Shift is early morning weekend hours and occasional weekday fill-ins (hours to vary). Position reports to the News Director and involves writing and anchoring newscasts, covering press conferences, producing story packages, conducting interviews, producing long-form programming and providing news feeds for affiliates. Applicants must have experience in digital audio editing and field reporting, with a minimum of at least 1-2 years of experience in broadcast journalism.

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Part Time Smart Talk Producer

Join WITF's nationally award-winning newsroom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as a producer for our daily public affairs radio show, Smart Talk. You'll be responsible for researching topics, scheduling guests, writing previews online and producing the radio show. The successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree and experience in as a journalist, reporter, or producer. The individual should possess the ability to work independently, while producing excellent journalism.  WITF is an equal opportunity employer.

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Production Crew - Part Time

WITF is seeking creative and experienced production crew members to join our team on a regular, part-time evening schedule (weekdays & weekends) for a live program in studio. We are looking to fill various positions including: Director, Technical Director, Studio Audio Operator, Studio Camera Operator, CG Operator, Prompter Operator, and Video Playback Operator. Requires previous television operations; 3-5 years' experience for Director, TD and Audio and 1-2 years' experience for all other areas. Union position.  WITF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Current Internship Positions 

Fall 2016 Educational Services Internship

WITF is seeking organized, reliable and creative Early Education or Elementary Education majors who are interested in exploring the impact of non-traditional, community settings on family engagement and learning.

As an intern, you will assist with planning and implementing WITF's Kindergarten transition program, Ready Set Go...Kindergarten! This one day event aims to celebrate the transition to kindergarten and support families and children with engaging activities and play. This program is in its 5th year.

Internships with WITF are resume-building, unpaid academic experiences. We offer internships for academic credit to qualified college junior, senior and graduate students.

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Fall 2016 Sales & Marketing Internship

WITF is looking for a creative and driven college student enrolled in a business management and/or marketing program. Interns in this program will be a part of a revamp of a media and marketing kit that will be used to attract corporate sponsors to WITF. The students will also have the opportunity to gain experience using a customer relationship management program as well as utilize MS Office products in a sales and marketing environment.

Internships with WITF are resume-building, unpaid academic experiences. We offer internships for academic credit to qualified college junior, senior and graduate students.

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Fall 2016 Television Production Internship

WITF is looking for bright, dynamic, and outgoing students for our Internship Program. We have great opportunities for interns in our Television Production Department to work on WITF's latest productions. This internship is a great way to gain hands on experience with an exciting, fast-paced public media organization. Duties would include: working closely with a producer, logging raw footage, transcribing on camera interview footage, conducting research, making phone calls, participating in location shoots when necessary, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications include: a fundamental understanding of the television production process, either through classroom study or practical experience, experience working with Final Cut Pro editing system is a plus but not necessary, computer literacy, good communication skills, must be highly motivated and dependable.

Internships with WITF are resume-building, unpaid academic experiences. We offer internships for academic credit to qualified college junior, senior and graduate students.

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Fall 2016 Development Internship

WITF is seeking organized, confident and reliable Communications/Journalism, English, Business Administration, Management, Marketing and Public Relations majors with good research and communication skills who are interested in building their resume with this unique look into the daily operations of non-profit fundraising!

As an intern, you will assist in all areas of fundraising: including major gifts, grants, direct mail, on-air campaigns, special events and donor stewardship. Internships with WITF are resume-building, unpaid academic experiences. We offer internships for academic credit to qualified college junior, senior and graduate students.

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Fall 2016 Radio Smart Talk Internship

Be part of WITF's award winning Smart Talk team!
Smart Talk is a daily, interactive radio program hosted by Scott LaMar. It features conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and explores a wide range of issues and ideas including: the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment. The show airs live weekdays at 9:00am with a repeat at 7:00 pm. The program is also available on-demand online at witf.org.

Smart Talk is looking for highly motivated and extremely dependable interns to assist with daily production including (but not limited to): researching show topics, booking guests, answering phones during live broadcasts, etc. This internship will allow you to gain valuable industry experience while at the same time building up your resume with an award winning radio program that you helped produce! Applicants must be available weekdays between 8:00am and 1:00pm. Additional hours may be required and shall be negotiated on a case by case basis.

Internships with WITF are resume-building, unpaid academic experiences. We offer internships for academic credit to qualified junior, senior and graduate students.

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Fall 2016 Content Marketing Internship

WITF is seeking Communications, Broadcasting, English, Marketing and Public Relations majors who are interested in getting hands-on experience working alongside our experienced social media, content, and marketing professionals.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to assist with developing messaging for social media campaigns, creating TV billboards, and researching promotional copy.

Internships with WITF are resume-building, unpaid academic experiences. We offer internships for academic credit to qualified college junior, senior and graduate students.

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