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Videographer/Editor A – Technical Services
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 07-13-2017
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 72308
Grade/Classification: 04
Description:

WPSU Penn State is looking for a Videographer/Editor that has a passion for sports, especially working in the college sports environment. Operate under the direction of a Supervisor, Producer/Director, and/or client to realize the creative vision of video and audio projects, such as regional broadcasts, national broadcasts, athletic game day videos, and documentaries. Set-up and operate video recording, audio, and lighting equipment, in studio and on location. Apply the technical aspects of light, lenses, filters, and camera settings to achieve the desired effects. Use cameras in any of several different camera mounts, such as stationary, track-mounted, or crane-mounted. Participate in surveys for remote production locations and in the planning of production design and approach, settings, lighting, microphone placement, and cable runs. Determine availability of power for lighting and audio needs. Organize raw footage; prepare and revise edit decision lists, as needed. Edit video and audio materials. Log and archive materials according to established data asset management guidelines. Coordinate and provide Producer/Director with production materials such as music cuts, stills, graphics, and visual elements for studio and remote production needs. Perform preventative maintenance on equipment, such as camera pedestals, lighting equipment, audio equipment, and other professional equipment. Notify maintenance technicians in a timely manner when equipment is not functioning properly. Maintain and update equipment checklists, tracking equipment condition and availability. Make recommendations to Supervisor when stocks of parts, components, or other materials need to be replenished, and when new equipment, editing platforms, etc., may be needed. Evaluate completed products for adherence to established technical standards. Log required information on production order forms, timesheets, discrepancy reports, and other report forms as required. Answer questions for, train, and provide direction to other technical-service and part-time employees/students, as needed. Operate University vehicles. Job Requirements: Requires the use of shop mathematics together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, various types of adjustable measuring instruments and the training generally applicable in a particular or specialized occupation. Equivalent to 1 to 3 years applied trades training. Over 1 year up to and including 3 years of effective experience. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES THAT YOU OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AS A PART OF YOUR JOB DUTIES. A VALID DRIVER`S LICENSE AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS CHECK WILL BE REQUIRES IN ADDITION TO STANDARD BACKGROUND CHECKS

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Administrative Support Assistant
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 06-21-2017
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 72240
Grade/Classification: 02-D-Non exempt, 03-F Non exempt, 04-G Non exempt
Description:

Outreach’s WPSU Penn State seeks an Administrative Support Assistant to perform a wide variety of administrative and office functions. This position provides primary administrative support to our Development, Membership and Marketing departments and backup support to other WPSU departments. Typical work activities include, but are not limited to, management of the daily operations for the Director of Development, Membership Director and Underwriting staff, processing of membership and underwriting gifts and pledges, monitoring development budgets, preparing financial reports and spreadsheets, assisting with special events, handling a wide range of confidential matters; coordination and prioritization of the Director’s calendar and travel schedule; compilation and/or research of information; editing correspondence; responding to requests for information; and attending meetings. Analytical and computer skills with specific proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management is required and experience with IBIS and ERS is highly desired. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented, highly organized and a self-starter and should demonstrate outstanding customer service orientation, excellent oral and written communication skills, and sound analytical skills and judgment. In addition, the candidate must use a proactive approach to managing work and solving problems, quickly adapt to competing priorities and have the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. This job will be filled as a level 2, level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach and Online Education’s diversity initiative.

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Producer/Director : FM Reporter
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 06-09-2017
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 72010
Grade/Classification: 02 - G - Exempt, 03 - H - Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking a Reporter/Producer/Writer experienced in covering local public affairs for radio broadcast and online distribution. The ideal candidate is an engaging storyteller with strong reporting and writing abilities and journalism experience, preferably in radio. The reporter must be comfortable producing high quality content on deadline for both radio and the web, and have cross-platform experience. The Reporter should have the skills necessary to work both independently and collaboratively. This position demands creativity in attaining hard-to-get sources and the ability to assess the newsworthiness of a story as well as its appeal to the listener/reader. The candidate must have a strong understanding of journalistic principles, ethics, and fairness. An understanding of public media’s unique role in American media and familiarity with the NPR style is required (though previous experience in public broadcasting is not). An understanding of database-based research and Hindenburg radio editing software is preferred. Candidate must be willing to work flexible hours. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. We seek candidates who are able to advance Outreach’s diversity initiative.

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Producer/Director 2/3: Sports
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 06-08-2017
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 71963
Grade/Classification: 02 - G - Exempt, 03 - H - Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking an energetic, dynamic and creative individual to fill an open position with our award-winning sports production team. A passion for sports, a commitment to excellence, the ability to work collaboratively, and a willingness to work hard are critical to success in this position. The Producer/Director will work under the direction of the Coordinating Producer and Lead Producers within the sports unit to design, conceptualize and create content for a wide variety of distribution platforms such as broadcast television, web, and live events in support of Penn State’s Intercollegiate Athletics program. The Producer/Director will mentor and work directly with other production support staff, including students and interns. A successful Producer/Director will demonstrate strong organizational skills, creative storytelling ability and a contemporary visual style. The flexibility to work non-traditional hours and travel as needed is critical to this position. Strong editing skills on non-linear platforms are beneficial. Additional skills at videography, multimedia, and working with clients on media projects are preferred. The Producer/Director must have an appreciation for working with diverse audiences. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Applicants should be prepared to share a demo reel of past work. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Producer/Director 3
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 04-05-2017
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 70322
Grade/Classification: 03-H-Exempt
Description:
WPSU Penn State is seeking an on-air host/producer/writer experienced in covering local public affairs for TV and radio broadcast and digital distribution. Primary duties include producing, writing, and hosting public affairs programs, in-depth interviews, and feature content as well as moderating panel discussions and political debates. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad knowledge of current events, an awareness of relevant community issues, and an intrinsic curiosity and enthusiasm for learning more about the topics they cover. The candidate must have a strong understanding of journalistic principles, ethics, and fairness. An understanding of public media’s unique role in American media and familiarity with the NPR style is required (though previous experience in public broadcasting is not). Prior on-camera experience is helpful. This position requires someone who’s a skilled writer and interviewer, who works efficiently, embraces technology, is experienced at recording and editing audio, and has a strong interest in diverse broadcast platforms including digital media. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a related writing-intensive discipline is preferred. Experience working in public media is a plus. Applicants should be prepared to share a demo reel of past projects. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach’s diversity initiative.

 

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Production Assistant
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 03-30-2016
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 62607
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 20hr/week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please supply a resume and references.

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Sports Production Assistant
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 08-27-2015
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 59405
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, and applicable computer skills. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20 hourrs per week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please upload a resume and references.

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Sports Wage Videographer/Editor
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 08-27-2015
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 59404
Grade/Classification: 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, 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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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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