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 Web Producer, NewsWorks

WHYY is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Web Producer, NewsWorks. This position is responsible creating, formatting and managing content across all channels, including web, mobile, and newsletters for NewsWorks and WHYY. Major duties of the position include curating and posting articles from WHYY and WHYY's content partners, freelance contributors, and wire services to NewsWorks.org; editing web copy and writing display copy, including headlines and captions, curating and editing photographs, and producing and maintaining the NewsWorks homepage and other sections as necessary; identifying automation opportunities as well as system/process defects and working with the development team to resolve identified issues in a timely manner. Candidates must have at least two years of experience maintaining online content across multiple platforms for a news media company or similar organization and demonstrated extreme attention to detail and mature news judgment. Strong writing skills, including creativity, vocabulary, an expert grasp of grammatical concepts, and a mastery of SEO and social media skills are essential in order to edit content, compose captions and headlines, and promote NewsWorks as a respected news and information source. This position requires the ability to quickly master new software and production tools. Candidates must have proficient knowledge in basic software skills (standard HTML editors, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro), coding (compliance with HTML and CSS, DHTML, JavaScript, and various management systems), and experience with a web content management system. All candidates must have the temperament to work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment. Blogging experience, especially experience writing for a food or dining blog, is preferred. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 09/04/14

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Educational Programs Specialist

WHYY is seeking an experienced professional for the role of Educational Programs Specialist. This part-time position is responsible for planning, managing and implementing education events, projects, programs and outreach. Major duties of this position include managing all projects related to "WHYY I Like This Book" and American Graduate programs, and maintaining website content as it relates to these programs; coordinating program related events; initiating, coordinating, and communicating all educational efforts for the organization; planning and engaging in outreach activities; and preparing, monitoring and reconciling each project's budget. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience in an educational setting and should have experience working in teacher/parent training activities, managing events, and providing high-level administrative support. Hands-on classroom experience is preferred. A Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline and familiarity with managing and presenting educational programs is required. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one document when applying. This position will require the successful clearance of criminal and child-abuse history background checks. 09/19/14

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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 years 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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Social Media Strategist

NewsWorks/WHYY is seeking an experienced and creative New Media professional for the role of Social Media Strategist. This position is responsible for maintaining and enhancing WHYY and NewsWorks' overall social media strategy, and curating and posting engaging content to all social media platforms. Major Duties and responsibilities of the position include working with WHYY executives and staff to establish, improve and maintain a cohesive enterprise-wide social media strategy for all WHYY products and sub-brands; researching most current social media trends and changes in landscape and recommending new strategies to maximize social exposure; planning, coordinating and executing social media training for NewsWorks and WHYY news staffs; and developing, maintaining, and interpreting key social media metrics and assessing their success against established criteria and goals. Candidates must have at least two years of demonstrated experience developing and implementing social media strategy and building audience engagement across a variety of social media platforms, preferably for a news operation. The ideal candidate will have an engaging and distinctive online personality, including an appreciation for fun and humor, along with the editorial maturity to observe the traditional journalism guidelines of accuracy, balance, and responsible presentation, and must be a team player with well-developed listening skills and the ability to demonstrate the importance of social media as a part of modern journalism and mentor others in its use. All candidates must have basic HTML/CSS skills, mastery of SEO and SSO, and experience with an online content management system. The ability to work in a high-pressure, deadline driven environment is required. A four year college degree or the equivalent professional experience is required. Interested candidates should a cover letter and resume as one document when applying. 09/04/14

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Temporary Project Producer, Delaware

WHYY is seeking experienced video producers to work on upcoming television projects in and around Wilmington, Delaware. Producers will be responsible for conducting extensive research on the television special's subjects, helping to write copy for the program, coordinating reporters' coverage, and assisting in production and post-production editing of video content. Applicants should have at least two years of professional experience working in video production and an intimate knowledge of Delaware. Applicants must have a four-year college degree or the equivalent professional experience and should have outstanding research skills and advanced knowledge of both production and post-production techniques. This is a temporary, part-time position scheduled to consist of approximately 15 days of work. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 09/04/14

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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.