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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:
Position Title: Development/Pledge Producer Department: Development Reports to: Senior Director, Fundraising & Special Projects Status: Full-time, Exempt Date: September 23, 2014
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.
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
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:
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)
Responsible for administrative duties and clerical support to the WNED-TV, WBFO-FM and WNED-FM Programming Departments.
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.
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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:
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.
Qualifications and Education Required:
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
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
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.
organizations to further WNYPBA goals, serves as primary contact with
NPR and other public radio entities, and represents WBFO at community
and professional events.
meetings, discussions and reviews of overall organizational activities
and operations; participates in strategic planning and annual planning
for WBFO and other departments and activities.
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.
The Western New York Public Broadcasting Association has internship openings available in both WBFO and Classical 94.5 WNED. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in radio operations and production and to develop their writing and broadcasting skills.
Students will be assigned tasks that relate to day-to-day radio operations in the traffic, programming, and production departments and the news room. They will also be afforded the opportunity to collaborate on large scale production and broadcast projects and will be expected to assume responsibilities that are commensurate with their abilities. These projects may include the following:
News-gathering (write copy, record news conferences, etc.) for newscasts on WBFO Production of Morning Classics, Making a List, and other classical music programs. Production of promotional spots and underwriting credits
Interns will develop their own semi-monthly work schedules and will be obliged to follow them. Reliable transportation is essential.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
An interest in public radio A willingness to learn The ability to work independently and to work collaboratively The ability to write cogently The ability to use basic office software Previous production, journalism and/or broadcast experience is desirable, though not required!
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to:
WNED Attn: Internships HR Dept. P.O. Box 1263 Buffalo, New York 14240
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