Tuesday, 03 November 2015 12:13

Administrative Assistant


Position Description

Position Title: Administrative Assistant - Part-Time, 25 hours/week
Department(s): Development & Corporate Communications, Foundation & Community Development
Reports To:  Senior Vice President, Development & Corporate Communications
Date: November, 2015

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing timely administrative support to Senior Vice President of Development & Corporate Communications and Directors in the Development, Foundation and Communications departments.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Answering phones, faxing, photocopying, filing and correspondence
  2. Letter writing, mailing, meeting coordination, scheduling appointments,
  3. Capital campaign support
  4. Creation of Volunteer and Talent information packets for all television and radio pledge drives
  5. Monthly creation of WNED | WBFO member magazine “print version” documents
  6. Data entry for databases.  Creation of project spreadsheets.  Generation of reports from database (as needed)
  7. Answering member correspondence (via email, letter or phone)
  8. Prepare and update PowerPoint presentations
  9. Serve as tally person support during radio pledge drive (as needed)
  10. Collect and track all department timesheets, leave requests, and sick leave forms.  Track time off for each employee. 
  11. Track purchase receipts, credit card reports and invoices.
  12. Schedule and track meetings for Senior Vice President & other Division Directors
  13. Attend and take minutes for department meetings (as requested)
  14. Assistance with Fundraising Event set-up (as needed)
  15. Maintain confidential donor files
  16. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education Required:

  • Detail-oriented, independent, organized, professional and discreet.
  • Ability to multi-task and learn new procedures swiftly.
  • Advanced-level experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications abilities
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Minimum two years’ experience with skill set noted above.
Published in Jobs
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:11

Wind Down With WNED-TV

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WNED-TV is creating a new series of live studio events. These gatherings will include conversation, hors d’oeuvres and screenings for some of your favorite public television programs!  Join in the fun by dressing in the period of each program if you like, or simply come and share your thoughts with fellow enthusiasts. Each evening will feature a brief discussion lead by a local expert on a related topic of the period. Then relax and watch a full program episode on WNED’s big studio screen. 

Individual evenings are $20 per person (members) or $25 per person (non-members). You won’t want to miss any of these exciting programs: 



March 10, 2016 - Call the Midwife
April 14, 2016 - Grantchester 
May 19, 2016 - Mr. Selfridge
June 16, 2016 - Great Performances 

*Event begins at 6 p.m. in the WNED-TV studios in downtown Buffalo.

Tickets: Call 716-845-7000 ext. 310 or order tickets online here.

Tickets also available at the door.


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BUFFALO, N.Y. – WBFO-FM 88.7 and Investigative Post have joined forces in a collaboration that will provide innovative news content to our listeners. Starting in November, Investigative Post will produce in-depth stories and provide analysis on breaking news for the public radio station. WBFO will broadcast the content while continuing to provide its own NPR news and coverage of local issues. Investigative Post reporters will also appear on WBFO’s “Press Pass,” which features interviews with journalists from local media outlets.

“Investigative Post has an impressive track record of providing in-depth perspectives on issues that are critical to Western New York’s future,” said WBFO News Director Brian Meyer. “This partnership will provide our listeners with additional insights on topics and events that affect their lives. We’re excited to launch this new collaboration.”

WBFO-FM 88.7 is the NPR member station for Western New York and Southern Ontario. WBFO has the largest radio newsroom staff in the Buffalo/Niagara region and features extensive award-winning local and regional journalism. The station’s staff has a combined 320 years of experience in radio journalism, much of it reporting in Western New York. The station has won more regional and state awards in recent years than any other radio station in the region. In addition to extensive local and regional journalism, WBFO also features the best of public radio from NPR, PRI, the BBC and American Public Media.

WBFO has a reputation of providing listeners with comprehensive, thought-provoking and balanced coverage of news that impacts their lives. The station recently enhanced its programming commitment with the addition of two new programs in its weekly schedule and introduction of new features that focus on the people, places and events that shape Western New York and Southern Ontario.

“Our partnership with WBFO adds an exciting dimension to our reporting. We’ve been producing stories for television, print and the web; our work for WBFO adds radio to the mix and makes us a complete multi-media outlet,” said Jim Heaney, editor and executive director of Investigative Post.

Investigative Post is the only nonprofit investigative reporting center based in Upstate New York. It partners with a number of news outlets in Western New York and other parts of New York State. They have earned a reputation for hard-hitting, high-impact stories since launching in February 2012. Its reporting on the Buffalo Billion prompted U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to launch a federal investigation into the awarding of developer contracts and for members of the community to demand more diversity in the employment of construction workers at Solar City. Other investigations spurred government efforts to clean up Scajaquada Creek and reverse a decision to open Gallagher Beach for swimming because of serious water pollution.

Published in Press Room
Thursday, 06 August 2015 12:14

WNED|WBFO Digital Magazine

Published in Landing Pages
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 09:56




WNED|WBFO is currently accepting applications for the position of Reporter.  The job description is shown below.  Interested applicants may submit cover letter & resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail to: WNED|WBFO HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.  WNED|WBFO is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Position Description

Position Title: Reporter

Department:   WBFO

Division:          Broadcasting

Reports To:     News Director

Status:            Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Date:               December 16, 2014


Position Summary: 

The reporter is responsible for compiling, writing, producing and delivering news stories, interviews, features and other elements. Responsibilities include updating the station’s website, producing multimedia content and preparing other program elements. The reporter will also contribute to collaborative news-gathering activities, including the development of long-range series and enterprise stories. The reporter will also be trained to serve as a fill-in anchor.

Duties and Responsibilities:                                                                       

  1. Serves as general assignment spot news reporter, researching, interviewing, writing and producing content.                                         

            2.   Responsible for producing/writing/updating station’s website.                

            3.   Performs other general newsrooms tasks that include making check calls, following up on stories, updating files and fielding phone calls.              


Qualifications and Education Required:

  • Three years of reporting experience.
  • Solid news judgment.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Authoritative, conversational on-air delivery.
  • College degree (communications) preferred.
  • Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure.
  • General understanding of social media.
  • General understanding of multimedia elements. 
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