Careers

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation's first community-supported broadcaster. WQED creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Create Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.

Current Positions

WQED is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Account Executive

Content Producer

Corporate Support Administrative Assistant

Account Executive

The Account Executive is responsible for generating revenue for WQED Multimedia by developing and furthering relationships with clients to insure continued support for the organization's broadcast products and services.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and present proposals to meet pre-determined needs of client for presentations.
  • Write contract request forms.
  • Develop schedule of announcements and deliver to FM and Production Assistant for traffic placement.
  • Write announcements for client approval and deliver to FM traffic person and/or Production Assistant along with video components.
  • Develop promotional and/or underwriting ideas for clients.
  • Collect payment from clients.
  • Generate new business through targeting prospects.
  • Maintain up-to-date information of broadcast businesses as well as client business.
  • Develop a list of targeted media and matching prospect's needs with WQED program/strategies.
  • Contact prospective client – pre-determine needs and set up appointments.
  • Volunteer for station events and perform other company projects as needed.

Required education and skills:

  • Associate's Degree or equivalent experience is required. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
  • One year of sales and marketing experience, preferably in the broadcast industry, is required.
  • Candidate must have a working knowledge of sales techniques and broadcast industry sales along with excellent customer service and social media skills.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@wqed.org. No phone calls please.

EOE, M/F/D/V

Content Producer

Reports to: Executive Producer of Local Programs

The Content Producer will have diverse responsibilities including production of live, televised broadcasts, digital-first content, televised and web-based documentary length content, and shorter feature stories. They will also participate in strategic planning for coverage and events.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Propose, develop and write content for live broadcasts.
  • Coordinate all aspects of live broadcasts with colleagues including photographers, editors, graphic designer, studio crew, director, senior management, etc.
  • Oversee execution of the live broadcast via control room
  • Contribute coverage ideas during editorial planning meetings.
  • Propose, develop, research and produce/write content for digital first material (shorter features).
  • Propose, develop, research and produce/write longer features and documentaries
  • Coordinate, write, produce and execute social media/interactive/online content as it relates to the above duties.
  • Managing and mentoring production assistants, fellows and interns.
  • Produce related special projects or other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in live productions, discussion programs, town hall meetings and magazine format broadcasts.
  • Experience producing quality short and longer form features.
  • Experience producing documentary-length content.
  • Experience producing and contributing text and video content for web and social media.
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines.
  • Experience with shooting and editing on Avid, Final Cut, or Adobe preferred but not mandatory.
  • Excellent oral and demonstrated writing skills with careful attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational, teamwork, project planning and time management skills.
  • Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks.

Required education and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in broadcast and/or digital journalism, to include high quality video production.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@wqed.org.

EOE, M/F/D/V

Corporate Support Administrative Assistant

Reports to: Director of Corporate Support

This position is responsible for assisting the Corporate Support department with administrative duties and marketing coordination.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Interface with Corporate Support team members and external sponsors to help manage sponsor deliverables.
  • Obtain deliverables (logos, profiles, VO names, etc.) from sponsors.
  • Source supplies for special projects.
  • Work with Interactive on digital ads and sponsor-related content to upload on website & assure accuracy.
  • Prepare, print and mail out sponsor documents and other materials.
  • Create special billing invoices on a monthly basis and distribute to relevant accounts, corporate support and finance personnel.
  • Assist with writing, design and distribution of sponsorship flyers, e-mails and other materials.
  • Conduct surveys (working with corporate support team, develop, upload, test, and send surveys and review/download responses).
  • Source market data from partner organizations and vendors such as Nielsen Scarborough.
  • Monitor and analyze data to identify market trends and opportunities.
  • Research leads/prospects.
  • Assist with preparation and presentation of market research for corporate support presentations and other needs.
  • Assist with meeting coordination and other planning needs for Corporate Support department and Director of Corporate Support.
  • Maintain records for department including meeting notes, trade tickets, sponsor tracking, etc.
  • Assist with Sales Software (CRM) updates and maintenance.
  • Source and manage office supplies for department.
  • Phone & email coverage as needed.
  • Other duties as needed.

Required education and skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years administrative experience. Media experience a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required. Broadcast media sales/sponsorship department experience preferred. Design/layout skills a plus.
  • Writing, grammar, and proofreading skills a must.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@wqed.org . No phone calls please.

EOE, M/F/D/V