Job Opportunities

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All applicants must apply online at the Penn State Staff Jobs website. To apply for a job listed below, please click the “Apply Online” link associated with the job and you will be redirected to the PSU OHR Employment listings website where you will be asked to follow the instructions to upload your resume.

Business Support Representative
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 10-31-2019
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 91776
Grade/Classification: 02-H-Exempt, 03-I-Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking an experienced fundraiser – ideally with a public media background – to secure financial support from businesses and organizations for programming and community activities related to our PBS and NPR stations. WPSU Penn State serves central Pennsylvania with a mission to spark discovery, enrich learning, and strengthen community through vibrant public media. Licensed to The Pennsylvania State University, WPSU serves 500,000 households across 24 counties with four TV channels and 13 counties with three FM signals. We offer numerous local community events and serve a worldwide online audience through WPSU Digital Studios and live streaming of our FM channels. WPSU plays an integral part in the outreach/land grant mission of the university. Responsibilities of the Business Support Representative include the identification, assessment, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of for-profit and non-profit business entities as well as the ongoing tracking of donor relationships, preparation of proposals and Memoranda of Agreement, and active engagement with business communities throughout the region through functions and events hosted by chambers of commerce and other relevant entities. Discussions with clients and prospects, through face-to-face meetings and contacts with agencies, will focus on support for our broadcast program schedules, production of our local content, and sponsorship of events. These discussions can include funding agreements with internal University clients and, when appropriate and beneficial to the stations, involve trade deals. 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. Knowledge of database and development systems is a plus. A demonstrated passion for the mission of public media is a definite advantage. The successful candidate must be a persuasive and strategic communicator with excellent interpersonal and written/spoken communication skills and will serve as an ambassador for WPSU and public media in a wide variety of settings, including on-air during fundraising drives. Other competencies critical to success include: proven experience in securing new business support; detailed knowledge of media sales; experience working with advertising agencies at the regional and national level; strong customer service orientation; ability to work independently and take initiative; keen attention to detail and an effective knowledge of Microsoft Office suite products. Operation of a motor vehicle and ability to work non-traditional hours are required for this position. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Development’s diversity initiative. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Production Assistant – TV & Editing Technician – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 10-15-2019
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 91427
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 20 hrs/week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please supply a resume and references.

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Sports Production Assistant – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 10-14-2019
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 91426
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, experience with Adobe Suite, and applicable computer skills. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20 hours per week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please upload a resume and references.

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Sports Videographer/Editor – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 10-14-2019
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 91425
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, experience editing with Adobe Premiere, 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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For a complete list of vacancies at the Pennsylvania State University, including vacancies with Penn State Public Broadcasting, please visit the PSU OHR Employment listings.

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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