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

Vice President - News & Civic Dialogue

WHYY is searching for a leader of one of the top multimedia newsrooms in contemporary journalism. More than 50 outstanding reporters, editors and producers looking for a great manager who can help them reach the next level of excellence.

As a member of the Executive staff, the Vice President for News & Civic Dialogue is responsible for producing news content for distribution on air, online, on mobile and other digital platforms, and at community events, and fulfilling WHYY's intention to continue to grow its multimedia news making capacity. The position requires strategic and tactical leadership in terms of the content created and the way it is delivered to the news consumer, and an understanding of the shifting media landscape occasioned by the constantly increasing number of ways to deliver digital content.

The successful candidate will possess 15 or more years’ experience as a journalist with demonstrated record of achievement for excellence with multi-platform productions; a minimum of ten years as content executive or manager of editorial content development teams or relevant comparable management experience.

In addition to the requirements listed above, the position also requires a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, advanced knowledge of social medial platforms and how they are used to drive news consumers to the content, familiarity with editing software, and well-developed communication and inter-personal skills, including writing, verbal and listening skills. The ability to work well under the pressure of multiple project deadlines is also required. This position requires irregular or long hours, from time to time, as well as occasional local, regional and national travel.

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Assistant Controller

WHYY is seeking an experienced professional for the role of Assistant Controller. This fulltime position plays an integral role in the oversight of day-to-day accounting functions of the organization. Duties and responsibilities include managing the general accounting functions, financial reporting, accounts payable/accounts receivable and assisting in the monthly and year-end close and annual audit. In addition to preparing and analyzing financial data for accuracy and providing financial information, this position prepares reports on behalf of WHYY to external sources, such as IRS, CPB, PPTN, and the State of Delaware.

The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field, along with five to seven years of experience in Accounting, with three years or more in roles of increasing responsibility and supervisory experience. Possession of or working towards a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is required. The ability to write and present technical reports for use by the Board, management and auditors is required; must possess advanced Excel skills; extensive experience with general ledger programs, AP and AR systems; prior experience with Blackbaud highly preferred.

This position requires the ability to learn new accounting systems quickly; produce good work in a demanding environment, and keep accounting office staff focused. Some long hours are required on an irregular basis, as well as some local travel.

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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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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.