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

Account Executive

WITF is seeking a passionate, enthusiastic, high energy Account Executive to secure new underwriting clients for radio and television programming as well as sponsorships for new and ongoing projects and events.  

WITF is Central Pennsylvania's public media television and radio station providing both PBS and NPR content including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, PBS Kids, and Masterpiece Theatre while also producing content in house including Smart Talk, Transforming Health, and several documentaries. A strong candidate for this position must possess a passion for public media and the ability to share that passion with prospective accounts while being able to highlight the strengths of partnering with WITF. 

Excellent communication skills, including understanding client needs is absolutely essential. Because likely sources for underwriting and sponsorships are business leaders and corporations, the Account Executive should have strong relationship building skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with "big picture" clients who want to align themselves with the trusted brand of public media.

The Account Executive will spend a large percentage of their time in the communities that WITF serves and must have the ability to work individually and/or in groups, and project the positive image for which WITF is known.   

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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State Capitol Bureau Chief

Tired of only scratching the surface of stories? Looking for a position that challenges you to expand your skills as a multi-platform journalist? Join WITF's national-award winning newsroom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as our state Capitol Bureau chief. Your stories will be heard through a network of seven public media organizations in Pennsylvania and one in southern New York. You will be in charge of daily operations of a one-person bureau, which produces spot news and long-form stories as well as two daily newscasts. This data-driven, multimedia approach will aim to sustain a connected, contextualized statewide reporting on policies implemented by the state government. You'll maintain a daily blog and Twitter feed and use your audio, video and photography skills on a daily basis. You will do so through accountability reporting and engaging storytelling on-air and across digital platforms. We are seeking an experienced multiplatform journalist. The successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree and at least two years as a reporter in a fast-paced environment. The individual should possess the ability to work independently, while producing excellent journalism and handling affiliate relations. The state Capitol beat is a dying breed across the country. Here's an opportunity to help Pennsylvanians understand how their government works and how policy decisions impact their lives. Plus, your work will create a forum for potential solutions at both the local and state levels. The ideal candidate is an engaging story teller with strong reporting, investigative skills and writing abilities and minimum of two years of journalism experience, preferably in radio, but also requires cross-platform experience/exposure. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to produce high quality photographs to supplement their stories, have knowledge of audio editing software, and have the ability to appear on television and to participate in community engagement events. Minimum two years reporting experience required. Radio/on air reporting strongly preferred. Competitive benefits and compensation.

To join an award-winning team, click here to apply.


Temporary Development Outreach Specialist

WITF is seeking an individual to join our Development team from June 2016 to August 2016.  The Temporary Development Outreach Specialist will support the Annual Fund by responding to request and inquiries from our donors, collect and process orders, support our volunteers at community events, and provide general administrative assistance to the Development department.  Qualified individuals will have a proven track record of providing top level customer service and have experience working with a CRM system.  WITF is an equal opportunity employer.

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Current Internship Positions 

Summer 2016 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.

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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