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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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.