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


Assistant Controller

WHYY is seeking a professional for the role of Assistant Controller. This full time position will assist the Controller in oversight of day to day accounting functions and all activities related to the budgeting and forecasting of financial data.

Duties and responsibilities include managing the general accounting functions, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll operations; assisting in year-end close and annual audit; reviewing financial data to ensure its timeliness and accuracy; preparing and analyzing financial information; monitoring annual budget; working with financial and accounting staff to prepare month end closing and financial reporting process, including reconciliation; developing and enforcing policies and practices to ensure the safeguarding of WHYY assets; scheduling or preparing reports for external sources, such as IRS, CPB, PPTN, State of Delaware; and coordination of annual external audits and audits by other third parties.

The selected individual must have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field. Must have five to seven years of experience in Accounting, with at least two to three years in roles of increasing responsibility and supervisory experience. Possession or working towards a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license required. Ability to write and present technical reports for use by the board, management and auditors required. Must possess advanced Excel, general ledger programs, accounts payable and receivable and ADP payroll system. Prior experience with Blackbaud preferred. This position requires extensive experience managing budgets, superior math skills, construction and use of complex spreadsheets and the ability to learn different accounting systems. Must be able to work well under pressure, work in a demanding environment and be able to travel locally, when needed, using personal or public transportation. Some irregular hours, especially during year end, are necessary with some incidental travel. Requires great skill in determining potential and actual problems and applying accounting/business knowledge. Interested candidates should submit resumes, cover letters and writing samples as one document when applying. 05/04/2015

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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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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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Manager, Staffing and Human Resources

WHYY, the region's premier pubic media organization, is looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join the Human Resources department. This fulltime position is both a hands-on and strategic role that provides full cycle human resources generalist support to the organization. The position requires someone who is organized, efficient, works well under pressure and has a comprehensive understanding of the HR function and how it operates within a mid-sized organization.

The position is primarily responsible for all aspects of recruitment, but should be familiar with benefits administration, employee relations, and capturing HR metrics. This position works closely with the director of human resources in the development and establishment of HR strategies to ensure alignment with the organization's goals and strategies.

To be successful, the incumbent must possess a minimum of five years' experience in human resources, a resume that shows steady progression and responsibility, prior experience managing life-cycle recruitment; a bachelor's degree in human resources or a related discipline and established working knowledge of many aspects of human resources. Proficiency in compliance issues, local, state and federal laws/regulations; along with familiarity with HRIS and applicant tracking systems, advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs are also required. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, discretion and exhibit the ability to work well within a hectic environment. PHR certification is preferred. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one document when applying. 5/5/15

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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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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.