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.
Copy Editor, NewsWorks
WHYY seeks a strong writer with an excellent grasp of the English language for the position of NewsWorks Copy Editor. This part-time position's prime responsibility is ensuring that news copy produced by the Delaware office for WHYY's NewsWorks website meets grammatical, organizational and industry standards. Other duties include communicating with the Philadelphia office in order to coordinate placement of stories produced by Delaware reporters, and occasionally writing stories for NewsWorks site. Candidates must have an impeccable command of the English language gained through a 4-year college degree in Journalism or Communications or the equivalent professional experience, and a knowledge of the Associated Press Style Guide gained through at least one year of professional newspaper, web, or broadcast journalism experience. All candidates must have strong telephone and in-person communication skills in order to work closely with reporters in Delaware as well as editors in Philadelphia and must have a keen eye for detail in order identify errors within submitted copy. This is a part-time position consisting of approximately 20 hours of work per week. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one file when applying. 10/16/13
Corporate Underwriting Representative
WHYY seeks a goal-oriented sales professional for the position of Corporate Underwriting Representative. Responsibilities of the Corporate Underwriting Representative include cultivating and soliciting corporate support from Philadelphia area businesses and agencies for TV, radio, web and production sponsorship; prospecting new leads and generating new revenue opportunities; maintaining a strong relationship with underwriters and other investors after agreements are solidified and signed. Further responsibilities include managing all levels of corporate relations that include underwriting, corporate pledges, matching gifts and venue rentals. The ideal candidate for this position should have a minimum of two to three years of sales experience in the media industry, in which they have demonstrated their use of the skills needed to succeed. These skills include excellent written and verbal communication, necessary in order to effectively communicate with potential and existing underwriters in-person, over-the-phone, and via written correspondence, as well as senior level knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite. All candidates should have a four year college degree in marketing or a related field or the equivalent professional experience, be willing to travel, able to work flexible hours, and have the temperament to work in a high-pressure environment and to cope with the highs and lows inherent to a sales position. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 9/23/13
This grant funded position is responsible for retrieving and analyzing digital media and web data in order to create actionable plans to improve WHYY's online presence and accessibility to its current and future audience. Duties of this position include reporting on the trends of the NewsWorks.org and WHYY.org user; conducting testing to track behavior and preferences of users in order to optimize NewsWorks and WHYY sites; researching and analyzing NewsWorks and WHYY sites in order to ensure Search Engine Optimization; developing statistical models that aid in identifying likely targets to become members of WHYY/NewsWorks; and working with the Social Media Strategist to create and track metrics for the success of our social media strategy. All candidates must have at least two to five years of experience working with digital media analytics in a role in which they used clickstream analysis tools, and tracked and analyzed user habits and preferences on the web. Candidates should also have excellent communication skills in order to work closely with non-technical minded coworkers, and must have the ability to work in a high pressure, deadline driven environment. A bachelor's degree in statistics, marketing, business analytics, or a related discipline is required. This position is funded through June 2014. Continued employment is contingent upon further funding. Please submit a cover letter as well as a resume as one file where the resume is requested. 9/23/13
Part-Time Reporter, Health Desk
This temporary, part-time position is responsible for reporting on topics related to the health industry. The Health Desk reporter should be an engaging story teller with strong reporting and writing abilities and professional journalism experience, preferably in radio. This position requires cross-platform experience. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to produce high quality photographs to supplement their stories, and have knowledge of audio editing software. 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. The 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, lasting approximately 9 months and consisting of 16 hours of work per week. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and be prepared to submit at least two related writing samples if needed. 10/11/13
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:
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.