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

The following three links contain documentation relating to WITF employment:

Current Open Positions

Sales Manager, Electronic Media

Ready to hit the ground running? Motivated, experienced sales manager with a proven track record of exceeding sales quotas is needed to lead WITF’s sales initiatives of Electronic Media Sales and the online advertising of witf.org. Plan, implement and achieve fiscal budget goals; manage sales department’s activities; develop the sales force; coordinate with other sales and content divisions; attain personal sales goals and develop new business from non-traditional public media sectors as defined. Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 3 years’ experience managing a sales team. Media experience required. TV, radio, and/or Internet sales management background preferred.

Please use this link to apply:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10476831


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


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.

Radio 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.

This is an internship for students currently enrolled in a higher education institution. Internships with WITF are resume-building, unpaid academic experiences.

To Apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10171401


Media Library Internship

WITF is seeking organized, confident and reliable Library Sciences or Instructional Technology major who is interested in building their resume with this unique opportunity to assist in the organization of WITF's media library.

As an intern, you will assist in assessing existing materials, identifying media quality, managing an archival database, and updating the organization of media.

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

To Apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10171491


TV Production Internship

WITF is looking for bright, dynamic, and outgoing students for our Fall 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. This internship will start in mid-September and will end at the completion of the Fall semester. 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. Hours are flexible. We strongly prefer that internships be "for credit" or otherwise approved by or required by the school or university.

To Apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10171481


Marketing Internship

WITF seeks an organized, confident, detail-oriented, and reliable student who is interested in gaining first-hand experience with this unique opportunity to work with our Marketing Director on numerous projects.

The selected candidate will assist with brand management, the strategic marketing plan, annual marketing plans, creative planning and promotion, and public relations.

Internships with WITF are resume-building, unpaid academic experiences. Hours are flexible. We strongly prefer that internships be "for credit" or otherwise approved by or required by the school or university.

To Apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10171421


Development Internship

WITF is seeking organized, confident and reliable Communications/Journalism and Public Relations majors 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 direct mail, on-air campaigns, special events and assisting donors with daily inquiries.

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

To Apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10171471


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