WHYY Employment

Thank you for visiting WHYY's employment page. Here you'll find a range of employment opportunities in the fast-paced setting of Greater Philadelphia's leading public media provider. The award-winning professional staff of WHYY continues to set the bar high in areas such as television, radio and the web. Whether it's preparing a program to air or a behind-the-scenes role in support, all positions are vital to the continued growth and development of WHYY.


Available positions


Associate Grant Writer

WHYY seeks an exceptional writer and researcher for the role of Associate Grant Writer. This fulltime position offers the opportunity for growth and development within the Fundraising Department of Greater Philadelphia's leading public media provider. Working closely with the Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations, the Associate Grant Writer will research, write and edit grant proposals and reports for institutional donors. Other major duties and responsibilities of this position include working with and assisting the Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations to streamline efforts in foundation, program, development, and corporate giving; preparing interim and final reports to grantors; helping track funding requirements and deadlines; researching new foundation and corporate giving prospects, and lapsed foundation and corporate donors; creating and maintaining a database of foundations and grant-making corporations; maintaining profiles of general operating support and special funding projects; and accompanying the Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations on solicitation visits and in funding proposal meetings. All candidates should have a four-year college degree in business, English, fundraising or a similar discipline, or the equivalent professional experience, as well as keen attention to detail, professional experience with the Microsoft Office Suite and a basic understanding of core fundraising principles and basic budget and financing concepts. This position requires superb written communication abilities including an advanced understanding of writing style, spelling and grammar, as well as oral presentation skills. Candidates must have the ability to work well both individually, and as a part of a team and to produce high quality work under deadline pressure. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience working within the development department of an organization. This position requires the availability to work evening and weekend hours. A valid driver's license is preferred. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample as one document when applying. 08/01/14

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Associate Media Instructor

This Associate Media Instructor will assist in the implementation of a video production learning experience for students at "Flash Media Labs" in Philadelphia schools. Major duties of the position include teaching youth learners to tell their own stories through digital video while leading in-class and after-school programs, working with WHYY's Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons staff in project coordination and instruction, assisting in teacher professional development and in planning and implementation of the "Flash Media Labs" project. Instruction will take place both during and after school hours. Candidates must have experience in video production, video camera operation, and editing (preferably with Final Cut Pro X) and must have excellent organization and communication skills. Experience working with teens is required. This is a temporary, part-time position, lasting approximately 18 weeks. Some local travel is required. Interested candidates should apply via the following link, submitting a cover letter and resume as one file, and should send a reel through a link or digital file. *Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance required upon acceptance. 08/19/14

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Education Reporter, Delaware

This fulltime temporary position is responsible for reporting on education-related topics in the state of Delaware. This reporter will have the opportunity to cover education related issues in Delaware such as “Race to the Top,” the cost of higher education, and alternatives to traditional education systems and practices. Candidates should have a knowledge of the Delaware education system and three to five years of broadcast, web, or newspaper reporting experience. The education reporter should be an engaging story teller with strong reporting and writing abilities. The reporter must have professional experience producing content for radio and the web, and have an understanding and willingness to learn the multimedia reporting platforms used at WHYY. Reporters must be able to work flexible hours and have a valid driver's license and access to transportation as they are required to be on location at a story with little notice. This position demands a high level of creativity in attaining hard to get sources, and it is critical that the reporter is able to display good judgment in properly assessing the newsworthiness of their subject as well as its appeal to the reader. The position requires the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment. This is a temporary position scheduled to last approximately one year. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and at least two related writing samples as one document when applying. 08/28/14

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NewsWorks Coordinator

WHYY seeks an experienced administrative professional for the position of NewsWorks Coordinator. This position is responsible for providing corporate, administrative and operational assistance to the Vice-President, News and Civic Dialogue and acting as a liaison between the Vice-President and contacts from inside and outside the organization, as well as coordinating logistics, scheduling, purchasing, financial record-keeping, budgeting, invoices, payments, and events for WHYY's News Department. Major duties and responsibilities of this position include generating accurate and thorough financial documents and reports, managing Vice-President's schedule, and writing drafts of reports and correspondence for the Vice-President as needed; maintaining and arranging for the updating and revision of contracts and financial agreements with independent contractors and freelance correspondents and handling issues with invoices and payments; maintaining and updating a vacation calendar and updating a staff contacts directory for News Department; monitoring newsroom's supplies and ordering new supplies as needed; planning and booking travel for News Department employees; assisting in the scheduling, planning, and execution of News Department events, and assisting in the planning, travel booking, materials preparation and execution of any industry meetings hosted by the WHYY News Department. The ideal candidate will have at least two of experience in a role that required advanced multi-tasking, scheduling, budgeting, communication and organizational skills. Previous work experience keeping meticulous financial records and tracking and successfully meeting multiple deadlines simultaneously is required. Prior experience planning and coordinating events is preferred. The position holder should have a working knowledge of multimedia organizations, the production process, techniques, and other key components of news media. A bachelor's degree in a related field or the equivalent professional experience is required. The position-holder must be a strong communicator, possessing both excellent verbal and written communication skills, and should have an aptitude for math. Extensive professional experience using the Microsoft Office suite is required. Experience working with budgeting software is preferred. All candidates must possess the temperament to work in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume as one document when applying. 08/28/14

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How to Apply

About 160 men and women bring to life the programs, content and services our region has come to know and value as part of their daily lives. Consider becoming a member of this dynamic workforce and submit your application today!

To apply, please use the online application links above or mail your resume to:

Human Resources
WHYY, Inc.
150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Only resumes responding to an available position will be accepted. WHYY is an equal-opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.