Friday, 26 September 2014 14:10

Manager of Building Services

WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION
WNED|WBFO Buffalo/Toronto

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Manager of Building Services.  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 HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.  WNED is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Position Title: Manager of Building Services
Department: Facilities
Reports to: VP, Finance/CFO
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Date: September 25, 2014

Position Summary:

Oversees all building administrative and engineering operations of main location in Buffalo, NY and satellite office in Toronto, Ontario.  Prepares building services operational and capital budgets and monitors budget on a monthly basis.  Negotiates and administers building services contracts with vendors.   Acts as the liaison between organization and building tenants.  Supervises Building Maintenance Technician, Courier, and Receptionists. Collaborates with all departments and provides support for normal operations and special projects.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervises building services operations and personnel.  Oversees the maintenance of the following building systems and works with outside contractors for maintenance and repair of:
    • Electrical Systems
    • Mechanical Systems
    • HVAC Systems
    • Fire Alarm & Security System
    • Sprinkler System
    • Intercom System
    • Elevator Systems
    • Plumbing System
    • Parking Gates
    • Exterior Grounds
    • Back-up Generator
    • Other Systems as needed
  • Provides building services support for events (security, cleaning, and building operations)
  • Facilitates the work of landscapers, cleaners, snow removal and other contracted services
  • Oversees building maintenance for Toronto office
  • Programs and maintains Access Control System along with issuing
  • Access Control Swipe cards for staff and tenants
  • Assists the IT Department in the basic maintenance of HP Copy /Printer Units
  • Regularly inspects building life support systems to make sure they are in good working condition and ensures that facilities meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards.

Qualifications and Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree desired, but not required
  • Technical certification or training in commercial building electric power &HVAC systems required
  • Thorough familiarity with AutoCAD LT, Access Control, HVAC, CCTV and  personal computer applications, including Microsoft Office
  • Clean driving record and ability to travel to Canada
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and engage in strenuous physical activity
  • Ability to operate power tools and machines, such as snow blower,  hand tools, Billy Goat, HVAC test system, etc.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts as needed and be on call during non- business hours for building emergencies
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:19

Development/Pledge Producer

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Development/Pledge Producer.  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 HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.  WNED is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Position Title: Development/Pledge Producer
Department: Development
Reports to: Senior Director, Fundraising & Special Projects
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Date: September 23, 2014

Summary

Develops, produces and coordinates the production and pre-production of all associated television and radio needs, including all live or pre-taped TV and radio pledge drives and TOOPS. Coordinate production aspects as they relate to individual stations needs.  Communicate and coordinate all aspects of campaigns to the following departments: programming, production, engineering, membership, graphics, communications and traffic.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

TV and Radio Pledge drives
Develop and produce all elements needed for the production of all on-air fundraising productions on WNED-TV, WBFO and WNED Classical.  Create and maintain green sheets and break sheets; schedule, train and supervise crew and talent; coordinate special guest visits; Coordinate ticket deals; work with off-site closed captioning company; coordinate set any on-air needs with graphics, including pledge stills; and coordinate and supervise studio and field shoots.  Work with Senior Director to create roll-in materials, promos, and spots; produce virtual pledge events for national distribution.  Assist with production of core pledge programs, and manage related activities such as editing, promos, uplinks, station relations, and talent relations.  Develop, create and communicate membership messages to viewers during WNED-TV, WBFO & WNED Classical
interstitial breaks outside of pledge, to support year-round fundraising efforts.

Other Fundraising Productions
Assist in production and development of 7% impact spots for all stations; produce Antiques Homeshow promotion night; video needs for JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition; virtual pledge events for national distribution.  Assist with production of core pledge programs, and manage
related activities such as editing, promos, uplinks, station relations, and talent relations.

Other Duties as Assigned

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in television production. 
  • Previous Development and marketing experience preferred. 
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills.
  • Superior ability to develop new fundraising events.
  • Minimum 4 years of television production. 
  • Minimum 4-year college degree.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes working multiple nights, early mornings and weekends.
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:31

PT Administrative Assistant

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Part Time Administrative Assistant TV/Radio. 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 HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202. WNED is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Position Title: PT Administrative Assistant
Departments: TV / Radio Programming, Radio News
Reports To: VP Programming, News Director and Chief Program Officer
Classification: Part-Time, (20 hours per week)

Position Summary:

Responsible for administrative duties and clerical support to the WNED-TV, WBFO-FM and WNED-FM Programming Departments.

Responsibilities Include:

Provides overall administrative and clerical support to WNED / WBFO Chief Program Officer, VP Programming and News Director including but not limited to:

Track and process department expenditures, expense reports and invoices. Timekeeper for staff members’ attendance and vacation records. Assists with all mailings. Coordinates RSVP’s and registrations for department events and screenings. Organization of project and business files. Schedules and coordinates meetings and any needed materials or hospitality. Provides any needed clerical support such as meeting notes, e-mailing, faxing, copying, etc. Ordering and maintaining needed office supplies and other project related materials. Coordinates all program and project award submissions and review of any agreements, budgets, etc.

Assist in covering WNED / WBFO main front desk.

All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Required:

  • Associate’s degree or two years of college in communications or business preferred.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience is preferred, ideally in media and/or non-profit setting.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, web and other online applications are required.
  • Strong writing, grammar and spelling skills essential.
  • Strong verbal communication skills necessary.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are a must.
  • Must have the ability to work under deadlines and strong organizational skills.
  • Must be a team player and be able to support several departments.
  • Task-oriented and highly organized; ability to prioritize effectively while continuing to work on multiple tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
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Monday, 04 August 2014 20:12

Classical Music Librarian

WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION
WNED|WBFO Buffalo/Toronto

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Part Time/Casual Classical Music Librarian.  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 HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.  WNED is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Position Description

Position Title: Classical Music Librarian
Department: Classical 94.5 WNED
Reports To: Classical Program Director
Status: Casual, Non-Exempt (15 hours per week)     
Date: August 2014  

 

Position Summary:
The Classical 94.5 WNED Music Librarian is responsible for the organization, cataloging, and maintenance of the station’s music library.

Responsibilities Include:                                                                  

  • Pulls programmed CDs and routes them to marked  day shelves in advance of scheduled broadcast dates. 
  • Sorts and shelves CDs after they have been broadcast and returned to sorting area by announcer/program hosts.
  • Checks in, logs and times new CD acquisitions as they are received from the various record companies.
  • Create, update, and manage cataloging records in “Music Librarian” and “Music Master” Cataloging system.
  • Maintain accurate records of all library holdings and playlists. 
  • Other duties as assigned.                                                             

 

Qualifications and Education Required:

  • Degree in library science, or equivalent experience with library systems.
  • Familiarity with database management.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with or interest in classical music and station’s programming.
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 18:30

Director of News & Public Affairs

Position Title:      Director of News & Public Affairs

Department:        WBFO Radio

Division:              Radio Broadcasting

Reports to:          Chief Program Officer

                Status:                 Full-time, Exempt

Date:                    March 7, 2014

 

          

I.                   Summary:  

 

The News Director is responsible for the management of WBFO Radio and the news department and ensures the highest journalistic standards and public service ethics are met. Supervises all news gathering activity, in charge of day-to-day operations of the newsroom, and sets policy & procedures for news department staff.  The News Director is responsible for overseeing the news and public affairs content of local programs produced by WNED-TV. Working with senior management, creates and implements the vision, strategy and plan to enable WBFO to be a valued and critical community news and information service. Works with other departments on cross platform projects related to news and public affairs, creating high quality news and information programming for broadcast, web and mobile.

 

II.  Duties & Responsibilities:                                                                             % Time Spent

 

  1. Oversees the operation of WBFO, including the full day program                            70%

schedule, local programming and production, and the 24/7 news gathering

operation; oversees all WBFO new and digital media activities; maintains

budgets, develops procedures & policies for station operations, evaluates

staff development & performance; schedules staff; makes hiring

recommendations;  plans and administers departmental and project budgets;

works with development department to coordinate on-air fund drives. 

 

  1. Establishes and maintains partnerships with other news and community                  5%

organizations to further WNYPBA goals, serves as primary contact with

NPR and other public radio entities, and represents WBFO at community

and professional events.

 

  1. Serves as a member of the President’s Staff, taking part in regular                           10%

meetings, discussions and reviews of overall organizational activities

and operations; participates in strategic planning and annual planning

for WBFO and other departments and activities.

 

  1. Oversees content and editorial standards for WNED-TV news and public              15%

affairs programs including community forums, long form interviews,

debates and other news and public affairs programs.

 

Qualifications & Experience:

 

·         Significant journalism and reporting experience with demonstrated skills in writing, reporting and editing procedures.

·         Experience in maintaining the high journalistic standards including objectivity, balance and fairness.

·         Minimum 4-6 years of public radio experience including management or supervisory experience, but will consider combination of public and commercial radio experience.

·         Strong communications and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to work with internal and external partners and the ability to lead, train, grow and motivate staff.

·         Knowledge of online news platforms and production.

 

·         Bachelor’s degree from accredited university in journalism, broadcasting or related field.

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