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 is seeking an exceptional writer and researcher for the role of Associate Grant Writer. This full time position works with and assists the Director of Foundation & Corporate Giving by researching, writing and editing grant proposals and reports for institutional donors, conducting donor prospect research and assisting with donor stewardship efforts.

Duties and responsibilities include working with and assisting the Director of Foundation & Corporate Giving in streamlining efforts in foundation, program development and corporate giving; writing, editing and gathering attachments for grant proposals to foundations and corporations for general operating support and program development; preparing interim and final reports to foundation, corporate and government grantors; help in tracking funding requirements and deadlines; responsibility for Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) fundraising strategy development outreach; developing target list of new foundations and corporate giving prospects and preparing summary memos for each; researching lapsed foundation and corporate donors and preparing/updating summary memos for each; creation and maintenance of database of foundations and grant-making corporations; maintaining profiles of general operating support and special funding projects; and accompanying the Director of Foundation & Corporate Giving on solicitation visits and in funding proposal meetings.

This position requires a bachelor's degree in business, the arts or fundraising and at least one year of basic research skills or equivalent combination of education and experience. Development experience preferred. Must have thorough knowledge of fundraising concepts and operations, along with extensive experience in writing and research. General computer skills, as well as professional level experience using Microsoft Office Suite required. Experience using fundraising software preferred. The selected individual must possess exceptional written and oral presentation skills, excellent spelling and grammatical skills and understanding of development budgeting, researching, writing and be able to devise reports and letters. Must work effectively with people, know how to represent WHYY gracefully through various mediums and work well with persons of higher ranks. The Associate Grant Writer will bring in revenue and develop long term strategic plans, set goals and monitor progress towards accomplishments. Must be able to travel locally via personal or public transportation. May require working irregular hours on a regular basis. Professional appearance is a must. A valid driver's license and experience working with foundation and/or corporate giving in the fundraising/development department preferred. Interested candidates should submit resumes, cover letters and writing samples as one document when applying. 04/17/2015.

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Associate Producer, The Pulse

WHYY is seeking a full time Associate Producer of The Pulse for our Philadelphia studios. This professional must be a digital native, who excels at social media and editing for the web, editing audio, booking interviews and assisting in the logistics of a health and science vertical that produces for both radio and web.

Responsibilities include assisting executive production, host and managing editor with planning weekly content flow; editing and producing up to ten audio and web stories per week; managing The Pulse's digital presence on social media and the web; researching and pitching segment ideas; assist in making photo and video assignments for web stories; booking guests for interviews; scheduling studio time in-house and arranging ISDNs and tape synchs when needed; help in managing content partnerships; managing The Pulse's freelance payment system on Podio; gathering filed audio when needed; transcribing audio interviews into web text; serving as field producer for health and science reporters when needed; assisting the executive producer with promotional event planning; and understanding and representing the core values of WHYY to the public. May periodically fill in for the Executive Producer and Managing Editor as needed.

The selected individual must possess a bachelor's degree in a related field, along with at least three years of experience editing radio stories on Pro Tools, one year of print writing or editing, one year of producing and editing audio for weekly shows. Must have hands on experience in audio editing and gathering field audio, along with a broad interest in cultural, political and artistic activities. Experience dealing with freelance payments and online invoicing systems required. Public radio production experience is a plus. This person must be able to edit and mix audio using audio editing software; have strong familiarity with major social media platforms, especially Twitter; ability to use these platforms effectively to promote the program; be able to use basic web content management system; and be able to set up and use simple spreadsheets. Possession of excellent oral, written, proofreading skills, along with good broadcast writing and interviewing skills required. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 04/08/2015

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Associate Web Developer

WHYY seeks an experienced professional for the role of Associate Web Developer. This full time position is responsible for execution of digital strategy through the creation and implementation of online content, including but not limited to content development, social media, video and audio content and graphic design. Duties and responsibilities include daily monitoring and updating of homepage, audio and video media, files and metadata; weekly updating of various broadcast companion sites and internal pages; updating of RSS, podcasting and ancillary digital properties; development of new digital content offers; assisting with testing and implementation of new website functionality and features. Candidates should have a minimum of one to two years of experience developing websites, maintaining content management systems or developing web applications. This position requires a four-year college degree in a related field or the equivalent professional experience. All candidates must have professional experience using standard suite of tools used in web development, graphic design and media production, HTML, CSS, PHP and responsive design and production of standards compliant code. Must be a team player with excellent oral and written communication skills for frequent interaction with staff and colleagues. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 03/06/2015

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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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General Assignment Reporter, New Jersey

WHYY seeks a gifted story teller and experienced multi-media journalist for the fulltime position of New Jersey General Assignment Reporter. This position will cover changes in Atlantic City as it re-invents itself, the long-term recovery from Superstorm Sandy, and other news happening in and of interest to residents of south and central New Jersey. Responsibilities of this position include researching writing for broadcast; providing story ideas at morning news meetings; developing and writing stories, features, and interviews; editing, voicing and producing pieces for broadcast; coordinating and co-producing special projects; working closely with other reporters, sharing information and stories; and using social media to cultivate contacts and promote work. This position requires cross-platform experience. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to produce high quality photographs to supplement their stories, and be highly proficient in using audio editing software. Reporters must be able to work flexible and weekend hours and have a valid driver's license as they are required to be on location at a story with little notice. The 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. Prior experience reporting for a public media outlet is preferred. The position requires the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and at least two related writing samples as one document when applying. 12/05/14

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General Assignment Reporter, Delaware

This part-time, (24 hrs/week), position will work out of the Wilmington studio, but will travel to Dover to cover the Delaware legislature on specific days through June. The ideal applicant will possess two years' experience covering a wide range of stories of on-air and online; along with strong editing skills and access to own transportation. Familiarity with Delware and regional issues a plus. Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and a published writing sample with your resume. 02/09/15

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Marketing Analyst

This fulltime position is responsible for retrieving, analyzing and creating actionable insights based on various forms of data in order to improve WHYY's presence and accessibility to its current and future audience and to support revenue growth. Duties of this position include collecting and analyzing data that provides insights about the WHYY audience on all media platforms with special attention to website users; evaluating content and distribution strategies for NewsWorks.org, including social media engagement and streaming/digital syndication feeds; supporting Marketing Manager in audience research, including writing and analyzing online surveys and conducting focus groups; collecting and analyzing data related to marketing efforts such as on-air promotional campaigns and advertising campaigns; and communicating key insights to and working closely with staff in other departments. All candidates must have at least three years of experience working with digital media analytics. Candidates should also have excellent communication skills in order to work closely with non-technically minded coworkers, and must have excellent analytical and time management skills in order to succeed while working under multiple deadlines in a high pressure environment. A bachelor's degree in a related discipline is required. Please submit a cover letter as well as a resume as one file where the resume is requested. 10/20/14

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Project Manager, Fresh Air CLIR Project

WHYY is seeking an experienced professional for the role of Project Manager - Fresh Air CLIR Project. This full time position is responsible for the development of the Fresh Air database to accommodate expanded metadata supporting the cataloguing of 8,000 recordings. The Project Manager will be responsible for developing the project plan in conjunction with the Drexel consultants and WHYY, and documenting the cataloguing standards, training methods and workflow that will be used in the project. Will also be responsible for hiring and training interns to catalog the Fresh Air recordings using Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST), PBCore and name authority control (NACO) and quality review of work for accuracy and consistency. The system will support harvesting by OCLC Digital Collection Gateway for access to WorldCat by searching and browsing names, topical subject places, full text and dates. An EAD finding aid will be created and included on the PACSCL (Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries) regional finding aids site. Both the WorldCat records and the finding aid will include links to the online digital audio files, enabling researchers to have instant access to any of the interviews.

Duties and responsibilities include conducting general project management duties; leading and advising the project in planning, implementation, usage and assessment of metadata; coordination of cataloguing efforts and maintaining best practices, following current national and international standards; leading project functions of resource description, including quality control of metadata and oversight and management of authorities work; contributing to cataloguing; and training and supervising interns.

This position requires ALA accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences or other relevant graduate degree. Archiving training or experience is a plus. All candidates must have a minimum of one year's experience cataloguing within an integrated library system or similar enterprise system with metadata responsibilities. Experience cataloguing digital objects preferred. Broad demonstrated knowledge of metadata and its role related to access and demonstrated supervisory experience required. Knowledge of cataloguing and metadata standards and schema, such as MARC, XML, EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, LCSH, MeSH, TGM I, NAF, AAT, as well as authority records, AACR2 and RDA. Knowledge of bibliographic utilities, such as PCLC. Must be a team player with excellent oral and written communication skills for frequent interaction with staff and colleagues. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 03/31/2015.

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Radio Reporter, Keystone Crossroads, WPSU

WPSU is a partner station for Keystone Crossroads, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant funded project. This is a collaborative radio project with WHYY in Philadelphia, WESA in Pittsburgh, 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 storyteller with strong reporting and writing abilities and journalism experience, preferably in radio, but also should have cross-platform experience/exposure. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to write high quality text to supplement stories, have knowledge of audio editing software, and have the ability to appear on television and to participate in community engagement events. Reporter 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. T his 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 a story 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. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach's diversity initiative.

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Reporter

WHYY seeks an experienced multi-media journalist for the fulltime position of FM News Reporter. This position will cover Philadelphia politics, budget, and elections as well as other news happening in Greater Philadelphia. Responsibilities of this position include researching writing for broadcast; providing story ideas at morning news meetings; developing and writing stories, features, and interviews; editing, voicing and producing pieces for broadcast; coordinating and co-producing special projects; working closely with other reporters, sharing information and stories; and using social media to cultivate contacts and promote work. This position requires at least four years of reporting experience and an extensive knowledge of politics, City Hall, and the municipal budget. Cross-platform experience is required. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to produce high quality photographs to supplement their stories, and be highly proficient in using audio editing software. Reporters must be able to work flexible and weekend hours and have a valid driver's license as they are required to be on location at a story with little notice. The 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. Prior experience reporting for a public media outlet is preferred. The position requires the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and at least two related writing samples as one document when applying. 12/17/14

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Temporary First Producer

WHYY is seeking a professional for the role of temporary Producer/Reporter for our Wilmington, Delaware studio. This position is expected to last from May 2015 through September 2015.

Duties and responsibilities include developing and submitting proposals to the supervisor for television programs based upon public interest and need; coordination and organization of thoughts and ideas for programs through the use of multi-media materials, to produce daily web-based news stories; coordinating the scheduling of production crews and equipment with the supervisor and production manager; oversight of videotaping and editing of programs; coordinating all aspects of both studio and on-location video production; working with the director and specialists for studio, graphic and web site needs; locating and coordinating talent and guests; producing on-air materials; preparation and coordination of interviews; writing and editing content, determine format and organizing material for programs, often under deadline pressures; reporting from prepared scripts, outlines and notes during taping of programs; editing written material for content, expressiveness, clarity, conciseness and time restrictions; hosting programs; and monitoring budget and timelines. May represent WHYY at community functions/events and host and participate in station, web and promotional events.

The selected individual must have knowledge of journalism equal to that of a four year degree program in journalism. Must have three to four years' experience as an anchor, reporter and/or producer. On-air, print and/or radio station experience required. This position requires experience with Avid, linear/non-linear editing systems, maintaining knowledge of social media platforms, operation of simple/digital video cameras and knowledge of exporting video from station editing system to the web. Must have a well-established list of contacts and sources, be persuasive and credible to outside contacts. Tact and diplomacy are a must. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to assess situations and respond quickly and effectively. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds and travel locally via public or personal transportation. Working odd hours and occasional weekends may be required to complete assignments. Interested candidates should submit resumes, cover letters and writing samples as one document when applying. 04/27/2015

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User Experience Designer

WHYY seeks a passionate user-experience professional dedicated to creating both functional and beautiful interfaces. Reporting to the Director of Digital News, this position is responsible for managing WHYY and Newsworks', our online news service, overall look and feel and for aligning key business strategies to overall user experience. This position will be responsible for keeping NewWorks.org's design at the forefront of innovation. The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of demonstrated experience managing user experience for a major web site, software company or equivalent; exceptional visual design skills and attention to detail are a must; the ability to produce excellent work in a fast-paced, results-driven team setting; and well-developed interpersonal skills, being able to receive and provide constructive criticism when necessary. Technical requirements include HTML, CSS, PHP and responsive design. Social media integration skills, Joomla and Word Press experience, data visualization for a media site, relationship management with consultants and vendors, as and developed project management skills are preferred. Interested candidates should attach a cover letter to their resume, as well as a link to a portfolio or live work examples online. 1/22/15

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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.