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


Executive Director, Member Relations

WHYY, the Greater Philadelphia area's leading public media provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and all of Delaware for over 50 years, is currently looking to hire a fulltime Executive Director of Member Relations. Reporting to the President/CEO and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, this position will manage the strategic direction and implementation of efforts to continue to grow unrestricted income from grassroots members of WHYY's audiences, on-air, online and off-air and off-line; to direct all the fundraising membership business systems for WHYY, including direct marketing, on-air and online fundraising, community outreach, and relations. The successful candidate will possess 10 or more years or experience in a progressively more responsible fundraising role; a proven track record of database management in order to successfully manage and continue to grow WHYY's membership files; previous experience managing staff and multiple budgets, and working successfully across the organization's matrix to achieve desired results. In addition, well-developed communication and interpersonal skills are required, as well as a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, a Master's degree is preferred. This position will involve irregular hours on a regular basis. Local and regional travel is necessary from time to time. A valid driver's license and access to private transportation is required. 01/15/14

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Multimedia Producer, Keystone Crossroads

The Multimedia Producer is responsible creating, formatting and managing the digital content for Keystone Crossroads, a grant funded, multi-station project focusing on infrastructure, economic, legal and financial issues facing Pennsylvania cities. Major duties of this position include managing the ingestion of digital files and day-to-day content updates to the project's website; managing the graphical and the visual elements of the website and identifying opportunities to add unique visual elements to web content; shooting and editing video to accompany web stories; identifying automation opportunities and system/process defects and working with the development team to resolve identified issues in a timely manner; and working remotely with web producers at partner stations to troubleshoot/coordinate Keystone Crossroads content appearing on partner websites. Candidates should have at least two years of experience producing and maintaining online content across multiple platforms, including websites, newsletters, social media and mobile platforms, preferably at a news and information website. 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 such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, and Final Cut Pro), coding (compliance with HTML and CSS, DHTML, JavaScript, AXJAX, PHP, and various management systems) and knowledge of Joomla platforms, and must have technical knowledge to work with web producers from partner stations to overcome problems that may arise on different web hosting software platforms. This position also requires experience recording and editing video. All candidates must have the ability explain highly technical matters to non-technically minded coworkers, and must have the temperament to work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment. This is a full-time, temporary position. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 01/24/14

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Project Editor, Keystone Crossroads

WHYY is seeking candidates for the position of Project Editor. This position is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the accuracy and quality of all content for Keystone Crossroads, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant funded project consisting of contributions from WHYY, WESA in Pittsburgh, WPSU in Central Pennsylvania, and WITF in Harrisburg. Major duties of this position include assigning and coordinating coverage, guiding and instructing reporters, and editing final content to ensure accuracy and quality of work; overseeing content for all platforms including radio, TV, Web, mobile, RSS and Social Media assignments and coordinating talk shows and simulcast content; participating in community events and panels; and managing relationships with content partners throughout Pennsylvania, an editorial panel of freelance contributors, and news directors from partner stations. Candidates should have at least five years of daily journalism experience with at least two years of experience managing a print or radio newsroom or as an assignment editor. All candidates must have outstanding communication and management skills, and must have demonstrated effectiveness managing staff both in person and remotely. Candidates must also have knowledge of the legal and ethical standards of broadcast journalism, and must have experience demonstrating editorial decision making. This position requires experience working across multiple platforms. The Project Editor must understand differences in text and audio script editing, standards of web journalism including search engine optimization and visual presentation, and video production. This position requires frequent travel throughout Pennsylvania in order to coordinate reporters in various locations within the state. This is a full-time, temporary position. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 01/24/14

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Project Manager, Keystone Crossroads

As the host station for Keystone Crossroads, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant funded project, WHYY is seeking candidates for the position of Project Manager. This position will be responsible for the logistics, purchasing, financial record-keeping, invoices, payments, and event planning for this multi-station project consisting of contributions from WHYY, WESA in Pittsburgh, WPSU in Central Pennsylvania, and WITF in Harrisburg. Major duties of this position include creating timelines, conference calls, meetings, and maintaining all project-related documentation to ensure that grant deliverables are met per CPB requirements on time and within budget; serving as partner stations' designated contact at WHYY; working with Membership and Marketing departments to plan and coordinate project related events and community engagement activities; and identifying and managing potential and actual issues, risks, or deviations from a plan or schedule and taking corrective action by tackling day-to-day issues head-on and reviewing how more serious issues and risks might impact scope, schedule, and quality of project deliverables. Candidates should have two to five years of experience in a project management role that required advanced multi-tasking, and communication skills, and should have proven experience in grant management and/or the administration of grants. Experience keeping meticulous financial records and previous work experience in which the ability to track and successfully meet multiple deadlines with complicated dependencies was required is needed. Previous experience with government funding reporting requirements along with prior experience planning and coordinating events is preferred. This is a full-time, temporary position. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 01/24/14

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Reporter, Keystone Crossroads

WHYY is the host station for Keystone Crossroads, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant funded project. A shrinking tax base, crumbling infrastructure, and enormous budget deficits are just some of the challenges facing Pennsylvania cities. By combining smart storytelling with energetic civic engagement WHYY is working to help Pennsylvanians see the challenges of their city more clearly, understand how they are related, and create a forum for potential solutions at both local and state levels. As a part of this collaborative project with WESA in Pittsburgh, WPSU in Central Pennsylvania, and WITF in Harrisburg. The Keystone Crossroads Reporter is responsible for reporting on infrastructure, economic, legal and financial issues facing Pennsylvania cities. The ideal candidate is an engaging story teller with strong reporting and writing abilities and two to three years of journalism experience, preferably in radio, but also requires cross-platform experience/exposure. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to produce high quality photographs to supplement their stories, have knowledge of audio editing software, and have the ability to appear on television and to participate in community engagement events. Reporters must be able to work flexible hours, 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 listener/reader. An understanding of how to obtain useful information through database focused research and use it to the benefit of an engaging story is strongly preferred. The position requires the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment. This is a full-time, temporary position. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and be prepared to submit at least two related writing samples if needed. *Visit partner stations' websites to apply for Reporter, Keystone Crossroads positions in Pittsburgh, Central Pennsylvania, or Harrisburg. 01/17/14

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Senior Facilities Technician

WHYY seeks an experienced maintenance professional to work independently and with other plant personnel to perform preventative, predictive, routine, and urgent maintenance tasks, troubleshoot mechanical issues, repair failures of all WHYY facilities systems and equipment, and support event and meeting logistics in this full-time position. Major responsibilities include performing maintenance and repair including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall repair and painting; inspecting buildings and grounds for unsafe or malfunctioning equipment or conditions during regular building rounds, setting-up and breaking down for onsite and offsite events and meetings; maintaining exterior grounds including snow removal, grass cutting, weeding, cleaning garden areas, parking area, sidewalks and trash room; and spot cleaning, window cleaning, and trash removal. At least five years of hands-on commercial facility maintenance in a 30,000 square foot or larger facility or comparable experience is required. Overall competence in general maintenance work including basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry is necessary. This position requires a broad skill set with solid mechanical skills and experience in working with hand tools, power tools, small engines and power driven equipment usually found in a mid- sized to large commercial facility. (HVAC experience a plus). All candidates must display the ability to interact with co-workers, staff, and guests in a diverse and active commercial setting in a professional manner with an emphasis on customer service, and must work effectively in both accepting and taking direction as well as providing pertinent feedback in a professional and clear manner.. A valid driver's license and the ability to be able to lift or push up to 75 lbs is required. Please submit a cover letter and resume as one document when applying. 02/05/14

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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.