Job Opportunities

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Radio News Internship at WPSU-FM
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 12-03-2018
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 84467
Grade/Classification: Part-Time
Description:

WPSU-FM, an NPR affiliate station, offers a unique opportunity to advance the career development of juniors and seniors who aspire to be radio news professionals through a paid internship. The Radio News Intern will contribute to our local radio news programming by writing compelling and engaging news wraps (about 1 minute) and/or long-format (3 to 4 minute) feature stories. The Intern will come up with story ideas, set up and conduct interviews, and write and put together air-ready final products. Successful applicants will have taken at least one newswriting class and be an energetic self-starter who takes initiative. Familiarity with the NPR style of news reporting a plus. Spring semester – 10 hours/week for 16 weeks at $8.75/hour. Please submit cover letter and resume, and a few news-writing samples (radio/TV clips preferred); in your cover letter, please indicate how you anticipate this internship might advance your career goals.

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Front End Developer/Designer
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 11-16-2018
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 84221
Grade/Classification: 02 - J Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State not only houses the region’s National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations, but also develops national documentary film and education initiatives to raise awareness of important social issues, and works with a multitude of on-campus clients to deliver web, video and interactive solutions that promote Penn State and its mission. Our busy and growing multimedia team seeks a web development talent who enjoys learning new techniques, has a strong understanding of user experience, and loves the web. This job bridges design and development, but your focus will primarily be HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and content management system (CMS) installation, configuration, and customization. Core CMS development platforms include Craft, ExpressionEngine, and WordPress which all utilize PHP/MySQL. Core scripting tasks utilize MVC frameworks (Angular.js/React) and JavaScript (jQuery, vanilla javascript). Familiarity with other front-end frameworks (Bootstrap) and CSS preprocessors required. It would be a bonus if you have skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Drupal experience, knowledge of web accessibility, and understanding of web optimization techniques. You will create templates and prototypes at the beginning of development while working with content experts, designers, and developers to complete the implementation and launch. You’ll enjoy a team-oriented, casual atmosphere conducive to maximizing your potential but must be comfortable discussing and contributing ideas at any stage of the process. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.  Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2.  Competencies critical to success are the demonstrated ability to implement one-off projects quickly while keeping long-term projects on schedule; rapid development/prototyping of front-end XHTML/CSS/JS; exposure or experience with widely used CMS; proficiency solving cross-browser issues; and a thorough understanding of responsive web design technique. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach’s diversity initiative. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Production Assistant – TV & Editing Technician – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 11-12-2018
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 84081
Grade/Classification: Part Time
Description:

WPSU Penn State is looking for occasional wage employees for television production. Candidates must have or want experience in studio-based and/or remote-based production including one or more of these skilled areas: camera operation, lighting design and/or setup, studio and/or remote audio recording, audio reinforcement, wireless and boom micing and video editing. Due to short response time requirements, preference will be given to local applicants. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20 hrs/week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please supply a resume and references.

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Financial & Compliance Analyst
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 11-09-2018
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 84060
Grade/Classification: 03 - I - Exempt
Description:

WPSU Penn State seeks a Financial and Compliance Analyst (Accountant 3) to join its Finance team in a dynamic and creative work environment.  WPSU is a PBS and NPR member station, licensed through the Penn State Board of Trustees.  WPSU’s mission is to spark discovery, enrich learning, and strengthen community through vibrant public media.  This position supports our mission by helping to ensure compliance with Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements.  A key component of this compliance is assisting with the creation of annual audited financial statements in accordance with GAAP principles.  Also included is completing CPB benchmark reporting, communicating required CPB Anadisclosures, and facilitating FCC reporting.  This position will also support overall station operations by preparing forecasts, budgets and journal entries and assisting with post-award reporting and year-end close.  Responsibilities also include coordinating external contracts approval requests through Risk Management and helping to ensure WPSU complies with Penn State policies and procedures.  Also act as backup to the Financial Manager. Successful candidates should demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, excellent organization skills, a customer service focus, excellent written or oral communication skills, and the ability to work with diverse audiences.  Experience with effectively using Excel, IBIS and Data Warehouse strongly preferred.  Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  An Accounting degree is preferred.  This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Marketing Assistant
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 09-17-2018
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 83039
Grade/Classification: part time
Description:

WPSU is seeking a Marketing Assistant to support the Community and Educational Services team. Organization, a keen eye for proofreading, and a promotional writing background is preferred. Duties may include: coordinating marketing materials, schedules, and deadlines across units; placing advertisements for WPSU/PBS/NPR programs and events; collecting impact data for quarterly and annual reports; writing promotional copy for print, digital, TV, and radio, and staffing WPSU events, which may include evenings and weekends. WPSU is a PBS and NPR member station, licensed through the Penn State Board of Trustees. As one of seven public media stations in Pennsylvania, WPSU covers 24 counties in central Pennsylvania. WPSU’s mission is to spark discovery, enrich learning, and strengthen community through vibrant public media. This position is for 20 hours per week at a rate of $12 per hour.

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Programmer/Analyst – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 04-27-2018
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 78754
Grade/Classification: Part-time
Description:

WPSU is looking for a talented part-time Programmer/Analyst to join our team. Responsibilities include the development of solutions to enhance interoperability between WPSU and various partner APIs, working with the multimedia department to implement these solutions, and assisting in other programming tasks. Open standards and web-based programming development experience required with a focus on REST+JSON. Javascript and Swagger experience a plus. The candidate must also have strong documentation skills and be able to work efficiently and effectively in both independent and collaborative situations with other departments.

 

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Sports Videographer/Editor – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 10-17-2017
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 75136
Grade/Classification: Part- Part-time
Description:

The Sports Division of WPSU Penn State is looking for occasional Sports Wage Videographer/Editor employees for television sports production. Candidates must have or want production experience including one or more of these skill sets: non-linear video editing; non-linear video logging, remote videography, studio and/or remote camera, experience editing with Adobe Premiere, and applicable computer skills. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20 hours per week. Students are encouraged to apply. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please upload a resume and references.

 

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Sports Production Assistant – part time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced: 10-17-2017
Date Closing: ** Open Until Filled **
Job Number: 75133
Grade/Classification: Part-Time
Description:

WPSU Penn State’s Sports Division is looking for occasional production assistant wage employees for television sports production. Candidates must have or want production experience including one or more of these skill sets: non-linear video editing; non-linear video logging, remote videography, studio and/or remote camera, experience with Adobe Suite, and applicable computer skills. Hours will vary according to the production needs and will not exceed 20 hours per week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Please upload a resume and references.

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For a complete list of vacancies at the Pennsylvania State University, including vacancies with Penn State Public Broadcasting, please visit the PSU OHR Employment listings.

EEO Annual Report

The purpose of this EEO Public File Report is to comply with Section 73.2080©(6) of the FCC's 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following stations: WPSU-TV, Clearfield, PA; WPSU-FM, State College, PA; and WPSX-FM, Kane, PA.

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