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WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION WNED-TV Buffalo / Toronto
Position Title: Director of Broadcasting Department: TV Broadcasting Reports To: Vice President of TV Production Status: Full-time, Exempt Date: 6/19/15
Position Summary: The Director of Broadcasting creates and implements monthly television broadcast schedule based on PBS network program offerings, independent program acquisitions and locally produced programs for WNED and ThinkBright and Well/WORLD. Supervises Broadcast Operations Manager, Editor/Copywriter and Viewer Services.
35% Create and implement monthly broadcast schedule including pledge schedule, schedule changes and updates. Use US and Canadian Nielsen ratings to help in creation of schedule. Manage and oversee program acquisition budget. Report on ratings as needed.
30% Screen programs from independent producers and distributors, PBS, regional networks, and commercial syndicators for possible broadcast and pledge.
10% Fundraising activities including Pledge Task Force and on-air talent.
5% Select and manage the promotional priorities for the month, and guide the overall direction of station broadcast look and design. Coordinate with Corporate Communications and Underwriting Departments as they relate to the TV broadcast schedule.
10% Supervise Broadcast Operations Manager and Editor / Copywriter and manage overall department. 5% Network with professional peers to insure most innovative and creative TV broadcast schedule.
5% Oversee WNED TV Viewer Services and participate in U.S./Canadian Border Station Consortium activities.
Qualifications and Education Required:
WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Director, Foundation & Community Development. Qualified applicants may submit their cover letter & resume to:
WNED HR Dept.
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202
WNED is an equal employment opportunity employer with a commitment to excellence through diversity.
Position Title: Director, Foundation and Community Development
Department: Foundation and Community Development
Reports To: President & CEO
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
To oversee development of relationships with foundations, corporate giving programs, and government agencies; ensure payment and stewardship of major donor commitments to the capital campaign; serve as WNED|WBFO liaison with PBS on program underwriting and funder recognition and to assist and support the work of other non-profits in the region.
•To oversee the development of grant proposals to local,
regional and national foundations, corporations, and
government agencies for funding projects and undertakings
of WNED|WBFO; ensure that the terms and conditions of grants
are being met within the organization, including interim and final reports
as required by the grantor.
•To assist in the design, implementation and stewardship of capital
solicitation campaigns for major WNED|WBFO projects
•To be the liaison with PBS for all discussions regarding program
underwriting and funder recognition.
•To assist and support the work of other non-profits in the region,
including development of collaborations with WNED|WBFO and guidance
in the development and implementation of capital campaigns.
•Perform other assignments as assigned by the President & CEO.
•Minimum five years experience in writing and communications, sales or fundraising with particular emphasis on grant writing for non-profit organizations.
•Strong writing, verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills essential.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, Access and Excel desirable.
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
The WNED Production Department enlists the services of college interns each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) to help in the production of our public television programming. Interns must arrange to receive credit from their college or university.
The Editor’s Assistant (internship) will be working within the Production Department at WNED-TV. This intern will perform research, administrative duties, tape logging, preparations for edit sessions, and assist on editing projects for multiple editors and producers. Projects vary depending on edit schedules and may include; national PBS documentaries, local documentaries, television programs and specials, and often includes working with high definition television equipment.
This internship is for students with Communications/Broadcasting/Media Studies backgrounds. Previous computer based video editing helpful. Basic windows computer knowledge a must.
The intern, depending on level of ability and training, may also perform hands on editing with the Editor’s guidance on current projects, with the possibility of editing their own piece as a final project.
If interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to:
WNED-TVInternshipsHR Dept.P.O. Box 1263Buffalo, NY 14240
P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, New York
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, New York
477 Richmond Street West - Suite 602
Toronto, ON M5V 3E7
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