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 Neighborhood Channel; 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

Multimedia Producer/Reporter/Host

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

Multimedia Producer/Reporter/Host

This position will have diverse responsibilities including production of new digital-first video content, televised and web-based documentary length and shorter feature stories, hosting live, televised or web-based broadcasts, The person in this position will also participate in strategic planning for coverage and events.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Produce and report digital-first and interactive content. Contribute content to existing digital productions and generate ideas for new production and content.
  • Conceive ideas, set up shoots, conduct interviews, write, produce, narrate and execute new content, or supplemental content as it might relate to the duties noted in items one.
  • Coordinate these efforts with colleagues who are partners with you in handling social media and interactive content for optimal promotion and outreach. 
  • Produce full-length documentaries as assigned - as funding warrants.
  • Suggest story concepts, investigate content, coordinate shoots, conduct interviews, log, write script, narrate, oversee edit and all necessary steps leading up to broadcast, and after-broadcast duties related to the production.
  • Coordinate social media/interactive components as it relates to above. 
  • Foster community partnerships that complement and promote the project.
  • Host live and taped productions of discussion programs, community forums, town hall meetings, magazine programs and other assigned special broadcasts.
  • Research topics and be well-prepared to represent the station in a host/moderator role. Must be able to encourage and facilitate conversation, and challenge guests when appropriate. Have a strong knowledge of the region, community leaders, and local, regional and world events.
  • Coordinate social media/interactive components as related to above.
  • Foster community partnerships as it relates to hosting duties.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with external partners as it relates to content and company projects. Represent the organization in the community.
  • Coordinate and attend meetings, conference calls, etc. - as needed - to maximize partner cooperation and assistance.        
  • Remain connected with - or knowledgeable of - potential partners for current and future endeavors.
  • Make personal appearances on behalf of WQED as approved.
  • Other duties as needed.

Required education and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience.
  • This position requires excellent organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills.   
  • Candidates must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed.

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

EOE, M/F/D/V