Job Opportunities

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Videographer/Editor A
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 01-13-2020
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 92761
Grade/Classification: Full Time Technical Service
Description:

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. Shift: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Days Off: 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 REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO STANDARD BACKGROUND CHECKS.

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Accounting Assistant
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 12-11-2019
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 92461
Grade/Classification: Unavailable
Description:

WPSU Penn State is seeking an individual with an interest in finance or accounting to fill a part-time wage payroll position within the WPSU Finance team. Job responsibilities may include updating various excel spreadsheets related to trade agreements, professional development, and other expenses; creating journal entries; assisting with various compliance reviews; and other duties as assigned. We are seeking an individual who is detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to perform duties with efficiency and accuracy. Experience with Excel is required. This position is approximately 15-20 hours per week, with a work schedule falling between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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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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