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 Media Instructor - Flash Labs

WHYY’s Flash Lab program, aimed at teaching middle and high-school students media production in Philadelphia public schools, is in search of an Associate Media Instructor.

Primary responsibilities include providing hands-on media arts training to Philadelphia students and teachers in a project-based setting.

The ideal candidate will have video production experience, including planning productions, shooting video, recording audio, and editing with Final Cut Pro X, and will have previous teaching experience or work with teenagers. All candidates will undergo both criminal background and child abuse checks. 07/31/15

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Database Manager

WHYY is seeking an experienced professional for the role of Database Manager. This full time position will manage all activities related to the Member Systems area. This includes but is not limited to ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, integrity and reliability of information flowing both to and from the system. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of gift processing, data collection and maintenance; providing technical support and training to database users; overseeing data transfer between primary database and other systems; assisting senior management team with design and implementation of fundraising strategies/tests across all platforms, to increase donor revenue and retention; identifying, implementing and maintaining quality control standards and checks and industry standards; devising and executing advanced querying in support of data minting/segmentation strategies across all channels; oversight of data entry teams' quality control performance, running reports and reviewing and directing the team based upon report results; providing reports to the membership team and other data stakeholders as needed for budgeting, reporting and other needs; working with MIS and other departments to ensure data security (PCI Compliance); managing relationships with database hosting vendor, Blackbaud and supporting data entry group with daily maintenance, daily troubleshooting and other projects; performing research and product development; and identifying and implementing test practices, database upgrades, etc.

Four year college degree in computer science, business or finance required. Must have advanced understanding of database management and maintenance. At least five to seven years of database management experience in a data entry or customer service environment and significant experience working with segmenting data required. Must possess experience in creation and management of workflows and quality control checks; training staff; development and maintenance of a database; experience in fundraising or membership organization preferred. Must have extensive experience using, maintaining and manipulating databases. Relational database and SQL experience are a must. Familiarity with Oracle products preferred. Experience with Team Approach or Blackbaud a strong plus. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 04/20/15

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Major Gifts Officer

An ideal opportunity for an individual with a successful fundraising record, to work with director, donor relations and major gifts colleagues, to oversee and coordinate all major gifts fundraising, manage planned giving, and participate in the development and coordination of direct mail appeals for WHYY's major donors.

The successful candidate will possess at least 5 years of fund-raising experience; well-developed communication skills, especially verbal and listening skills; demonstrate the ability to develop relationships, and have contact with face/face solicitation. Strong presentation and writing skills, in addition to the ability to work long or irregular hours, and access to transportation are also required. 06/16/15

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Metadata Specialist

WHYY has recently received a grant from CLIR to enhance the metadata for its Peabody award winning national radio program Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Produced and owned by WHYY, this award winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and culture is in its 38th year of production and 27th year of national distribution.

WHYY is seeking 1-2 highly motivated, detail-oriented specialist(s) for the 2015-2016 academic year to assist with the metadata creation for 8000 recordings of Fresh Air interviews. The specialist will assist with metadata creation for digital objects, and inventory management. In addition, this position will also develop and post blog posts related to the project.

The ideal candidate is either currently enrolled or recently graduated from a graduate program in library and information sciences or archival studies or related field and have the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Attention to detail, strong organization skills and excellent oral, written and presentation skills are necessary. A basic understanding of cataloging principles and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are necessary.

This is a part-time temporary position available from September 2015 – August 2016. Hours are flexible, but will be scheduled between 9-7, Monday – Friday for 12 hours a week. Exact start and end dates are negotiable.

Please attach a cover letter, resumé, and 3 professional references as one document when applying.

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Project Manager - Flash Labs

WHYY, the premiere public media organization in the Philadelphia region, is looking for a full-time Project Manager to join the Flash Labs project, an initiative that brings media production equipment and training to Philadelphia schools. . The Project Manager will serve as a liaison with the School District of Philadelphia, funders, and evaluators; will oversee equipment purchase and set up and school selections, will ensure WHYY services are being provided in a timely and effective manner and that instructors have the tools and access they need to perform their jobs at the school.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and have one year of project management experience. Experience with the School District of Philadelphia or other large, urban districts is a plus. Experience with or knowledge of video equipment or youth media encouraged. Teaching experience or work with teenagers also preferred. All candidates must go through child abuse and criminal background checks. 07/31/15

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Promotions Producer

WHYY, the premiere public media organization in the Philadelphia region, is looking for a full-time promotions producer to join its marketing team. From award-winning journalists to highly skilled behind-the-scenes types, you'll be joining an organization full of committed, passionate people who work to make great public media possible everyday.

We’re looking for someone to be the creative and strategic owner of revenue-generating multimedia promotions. That means working closely with WHYY’s corporate underwriters and sales reps to create TV and FM spots for external clients. It also means working closely with the membership team to support their goal of converting WHYY’s audiences into supporting members.

Major responsibilites include:

  • Producing video and audio content for WHYYs growing list of corporate underwriters, and advising corporate underwriting representatives on upcoming opportunities
  • Collaborating with Membership and Major Giving departments to create on-air promotional assets that can be used in fundraising efforts, including writing spots for testimonial-style videos for special guests (CEOs, celebrities, members and others)
  • Innovating ways to increase value for digital underwriting opportunities
  • Creating reports that demonstrate the value of work and projects to WHYY
  • Voicing or coordinating expert voicing for underwriting clients

You have two to four years of experience in the broadcast/ production area of a media organization. You have experience working with clients and you're very good at it. If you have experience in nonprofit or membership-based organizations, be sure to mention it.

Technical Skills
You are very familiar with AVID software. Knowledge of other design/editing software is a plus.

You like working in a fast-paced environment. You love working with other people, even under deadline pressure. You want to be part of a high-performing team. You strive to make things more efficient, higher quality. You have an easy time prioritizing competing projects and are comfortable making independent decisions as required. You take creative direction and constructive criticism well. You will be able to maintain a regular schedule, but have flexibility for scheduled shoots, urgent projects and working around equipment availability.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume or CV and links to your digital portfolio. 07/20/15

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Public Information Manager

WHYY, the premiere public media organization in the Philadelphia region, is looking for a full-time Public Information Manager to join the communication and brand management department. This position is responsible for developing and enhancing awareness of WHYY’s programs and services to support audience and revenue growth through traditional and new media. In addition, this position is responsible for internal communication and writing for both print and e-newsletters.

The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in a public relations or marketing environment with a proven track record of media placement. A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, advertising, marketing or other discipline is necessary. In addition, the position holder must also have excellent working relationships with members of the local and regional media. Excellent verbal and written skills are necessary. The candidate must work exceptionally well with people and be a strong team player including with the public and members of the media. This position is deadline driven and the candidate must have the ability to be creative and analytical under pressure.

All interested candidates should attach a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples as one document when applying. 08/07/15

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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.