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, Top Flight Media 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


Account Executive, Original Regional Productions

WITF is seeking an Account Executive to secure funding for regional media production projects. The position will be responsible to locate and contact potential clients, and devise and secure sponsorship packages for new television productions, already created multimedia series and creation of new projects.

The candidate will have a successful track record in high-value sales as well as an understanding of media production processes. Because likely sources for these projects will be foundation grants (corporate and non-profit) and from corporate sponsors, the Account Executive must be able to cultivate and maintain relationships with “big picture” clients who want to align themselves with high quality productions and the trusted brand of public media.

The Account Executive will monitor and contribute to new projects, stay abreast of production plans and use that information to prepare and deliver sponsorship presentations, including audience demographics and reach. Additional responsibilities include consulting on the production of on-air sponsorship spots, co-managing and attending screenings and special events for new and existing contracts.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of three-five years of experience in media/sponsorship sales and/or grant solicitation. Knowledge of TV, radio, web & mobile media production processes is essential. Excellent communication skills including: understanding of client needs and the ability to articulate concepts for new television productions and multimedia projects to oversee production of media sponsorship on-air messages is highly desirable. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please use this link to apply:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9922391


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. EOE.

Please use this link to apply:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9490921


Maintenance Engineer, Part-Time

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.

Please use this link to apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9490741


Anchor/Reporter, Part Time

Radio Pennsylvania is seeking a broadcast professional to cover occasional part-time shifts for our statewide radio network, comprised of more than 60 affiliates across Pennsylvania. The position can include weekday and weekend hours on an as-needed basis with duties including writing & anchoring newscasts, interviewing newsmakers, producing packaged news stories, providing news feed to affiliates and other duties assigned by the News Director.

This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for someone looking to join a successful, award-winning news team. Applicants must have experience in digital audio editing, with a preferred minimum of at least 1-2 years of experience in broadcast journalism.

Please use this link to apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8629571


Social Media Editor 

WITF is seeking a Social Media Editor to help our multimedia newsroom leverage social tools and technology to create new forms of digital journalism. The Social Media Editor will be a part of WITF’s content team and will work closely with our community, bloggers, reporters and producers across the content team. The individual should be able to spot the conversation starter in every story and help build as well as lead a conversation around our journalism when needed, with a credible, conversational blogging voice. This person should also understand how to leverage social networks to enhance the reporting process.

A steward of the brand, the Social Media Editor helps grow our audience across social networks, connecting readers with our content and engaging them in conversation. This position requires extensive experience using analytics to track audience growth and engagement across social platforms. We will also rely on the individual to help manage relationships with our community and clients. The ability to work independently, effectively and with others inside and outside the company is a must. The best candidates will know how to take initiative and oversee projects that are both immediate and long-term.

The Social Media Editor will have the opportunity to creatively brainstorm all types of newsroom projects, from daily stories to long-term enterprise packages.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2+ years of journalism experience. Reporting or blogging experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience building audience through social networks (Twitter, Facebook and beyond)
  • Working knowledge of Web production and HTML
  • Experience using social analytics and testing to determine and maximize social ROI
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and environment

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience producing multimedia and/or knowledge of video and photo editing platforms a plus
  • Experience with managing Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing campaigns a plus
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong team player with desire to collaborate with others
  • Social media junkie

Are you the perfect person for this job? We want to hear about how you'd use social tools to tell stories and engage new readers.

Please use this link to apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8385611


Internship opportunities

Internships with WITF are hands-on, resume-building, unpaid academic experiences in the following areas: Television Production, Radio, News, Marketing, Human Resources and Development. WITF offers internships for academic credit to qualified college junior, senior and graduate students during the Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters.

Applications are no longer being accepted for Summer 2014 Internships.  Fall Internship opportunities will be posted beginning June 1st.  

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