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Thursday, 10 July 2014 20:51

Part-time Corporate Communications Assistant


                        WNED/WBFO          Buffalo/Toronto


WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Part Time Corporate Communications Assistant.  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: Corporate Communications Assistant

Department:   Corporate Communications & Promotion

Reports To:    Director of Corporate Communications

Classification: Part-Time, Exempt (20 hours per week)

Date:                 July 2014


Position Summary:

Responsible for administrative duties in the WNED/WBFO Corporate Communications Department.  Assist with press release distribution, media tracking and advertising placements/requests.


Responsibilities Include:                                                                                

  • Provides administrative support to Corporate Communication staff  including mailings, postcards and coordinates RSVP’s for station events.  Management of program and business files and fulfillment of media requests for promotional materials. Track and process department expenditures and invoices. Maintains WNED clip file and ad tear sheets. Responsible for generating advertisement requests to Graphics Dept. and reserving advertisement space for local media outlets.  Distribute press releases to area media and maintain/update media databases. Coordinate WNED Horizon Gallery.  Timekeeper for department’s attendance records.  Supplies POP information to Foundations and Underwriting. Inputs web content onto wned.org.     
  •   Assist in covering WNED main front desk                                      
  • Other duties as assigned.                                                                                                                                                      

Qualifications and Education Required:

  • Associate’s degree or two years of college in marketing, communications or business.
  • Minimum of two years experience is preferred, ideally in media and/or non-profit setting.
  • Proficient computer skills, including the Microsoft Office Suite, 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 constant deadlines and strong organizational skills.
  •  Must be a team player.

About Radio

Classical 94.5 WNED-FM is the area’s 24-hour classical music service. The station harbors an ongoing broadcast and production relationship with the Grammy award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The new series “Young Performers” features the most accomplished, young regional musicians who are achieving positive and cultural contributions through music.

WBFO-FM 88.7 continues to produce award-winning news that makes it one of the top news stations in the area. The station is dedicated to providing the best in local news coverage to compliment national and world coverage from NPR and the BBC. Unique programming on the WBFO-FM 88.7 includes “Innovation Trail,” “Theatre Talk,” as well as Jazz and Blues music, and the station regularly files reports for NPR.