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Position Title:              Director of Leadership Circle & Founder’s Society

Department:                Major Gifts

Reports to:                  Senior Vice President, Development & Corporate Communications

Status:                         Full-Time, Exempt

I. Summary

Sustain and grow WNED | WBFO’s Major Gifts program supporting WNED TV, Classical 94.5 WNED,  WBFO-FM 88.7 and ThinkBright & Well/ WORLD in all Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Work with Senior Vice President at WNED | WBFO, and with major gifts representative at PBS Corporate to develop and expand our Planned Giving (Legacy) program (which includes the Foundation website, on-air appeals, various print material, and yearly events). Work closely with (major gift) Events Manager on the execution of multiple donor events in Western New York and Southern Ontario. Cultivate relationships with individual donors and provide “concierge level” service to WNED | WBFO contributors in various donor groups. Initiate and maintain relationships with other non-profit organizations for project collaborations. Lastly, Director works with various staff on company Capital Campaigns (as applicable).

 

II. Duties & Responsibilities                                                                                                      Monthly % of Time

 

Sustain and grow   the Major Gifts (individual giving)   program. This includes the following donor clubs:  Founder’s Society ($300 - $999), the Leadership Circle ($1000 - $2,499), Benefactor’s Society ($2,500 - $4,999), and President’s Council ($5,000 +).

Duties include:

      
  • Developing print and online        solicitation materials, identifying new and cultivating current        prospects, stewarding current major donors, and managing all        communications.
      
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding        annual goals and managing major gifts/planned giving budgets.
      
  • Also responsible for keeping        up-to-date on tax laws/ restrictions which impact giving patterns of        donors at higher giving and legacy levels.
      
  • Provides “concierge level” service to        members of various donor clubs.

50%

Develop   and expand a formal Planned Giving (Legacy) program. This includes:

  • Working in   conjunction with Senior Director, Fundraising & Special Projects for   on-air spot acquisition, creation and broadcast.
  • Coordinate with   Project Director, Planned Giving at PBS Corporate to make sure WNED | WBFO is   involved in national projects. Keep up to date with PBS Corporate re: current   research on donor giving trends.
  • Monitor and   coordinate updates (as necessary) to the WNED | WBFO Foundation website.   Create print and online materials about the Legacy program.
  • Coordinate   yearly events with major gifts Events Manager which target potential Planned   Giving donors and provide information about the program.
  • Keep up-to-date   on new tax laws/ restrictions which impact   donor options to planned giving programs.
  • Work may sometimes include working with a WNED   Board Committee to evaluate on-going activities and coordinate peer   solicitation to target potential prospects

20%

Work with Capital Campaign team to achieve   campaign cultivation and revenue goals.

20%

Pursue funding opportunities from individuals to   support special projects as needed. Other duties as assigned to further the   mission and goals of WNED | WBFO.

10%

 

III. Qualifications and Education Required

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, plus relevant professional development experience gained from a responsible position at another non-profit organization
  • Demonstrated success in Major Gift development
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility in work hours is required as this position sometimes works non-traditional business hours (nights and/or weekends attending various events)
  • Ability to work effectively both alone and as part of a team
  • Some travel to Canada required
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 14:56

Reporter

WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCATION

WNED|WBFO

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. 
Published in Employment
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 14:52

Reporter

WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCATION

WNED|WBFO

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 contentent.

            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. 
Published in Employment
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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WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION

WNED                        Buffalo / Toronto 

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Corporate Development Sales Representative.  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:  Corporate Development Sales Representative

Department:    Marketing & Sales

Reports To: Vice President of Marketing & Sales

Status:             Full Time, Exempt

Summary:

The Corporate Development Sales Representative is responsible for securing revenue from broadcast, online, sponsorship events and other media opportunities as they become available, from local, regional and national business accounts. The Corporate Development Sales Representative must possess the skill and desire necessary to develop new revenue accounts, and submit weekly and monthly reports of local sales activity to the Vice President of Marketing & Sales.  Must meet and surpass budgetary and non-budgetary goals.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain monthly and quarterly sales pacing to reach annual sales budgetary goals
  • Prospect for new leads and potential underwriters, advertisers, production funders direct and through advertising agencies in the business community locally, regionally and nationally
  • Initiate and obtain meetings for relationship building resulting in sales proposals with prospects and current underwriters in the business community locally, regionally and nationally
  • Use audience research and data to include in presentations, creating and proposing multi-platform sponsorship opportunities for potential and current clients
  • Attend client lunches/dinners and community outreach initiatives where applicable
  • Participate in on-going sales training
  • Stay abreast of market trends and competitive activity in commercial and public radio, television and online media sales
  • Help secure funding in conjunction with other departments as opportunities are presented
  • Comply with all WNED/WBFO policies and guidelines
  • Work with Vice-President of Sales and Marketing to obtain on-air and web copy approval
  • Use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment; possessing the ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods is required
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed, including some evenings and weekends
  • Submit weekly and monthly reports as required of local sales activity and projections to the Vice President of Marketing & Sales.
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications:

§  Bachelor’s degree or satisfactory equivalent experience required

§  Minimum 2-3 years of media sales experience required; radio, television, online or print sales preferred

§  Requires prior experience building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external contacts

§  Excellent negotiation and decision-making skills required

§  Excellent communication and presentation skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds

§  Verifiable track record of successful sales

§  Requires a passion for generating new business, excellent customer service skills

§  Must be results-oriented, self-motivated and professional with impeccable business ethics

§  Proficient user Microsoft Office products required

§  Positive, can do attitude

§  Ability to multi-task

§  Work under deadlines

§  Requires the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and superb interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with other underwriting staff, executives at WNED/WBFO, board trustees, clients and vendors as needed

§  Participate in station membership drives and other events as required

 

§  Clean driver’s license 

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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.