Major Gifts Officer

WSKG Public Media TV and Radio in Binghamton, New York, has an immediate opening for a Major Gifts Officer. This person is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s systems and procedures support major gift cultivation and retention. It will be the efforts you undertake planning, coordinating, and implementing major donor activities that develop donors and contributions in support of WSKG. Under your care, accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding will be maintained. You will report to the Director of Development and Marketing and work closely with development and marketing staff to enhance all aspects of fundraising.

Director of Development & Marketing

Are you creative, outgoing, organized, with a flair for fundraising and a passion for public broadcasting? Do you thrive on meeting goals and deadlines? WSKG Public Media TV and Radio in Binghamton, New York, has an immediate opening for a Director of Development and Marketing. This person is the chief fundraising officer for our organization, and oversees a staff that includes major gifts, membership, planned giving, promotion, business and non-profit sponsorship, audience services and digital efforts. You should demonstrate outstanding writing and communication skills.

Reporter/Producer

WSKG’s educational services, community engagement initiatives, television stations, radio stations, and website combined reach over 600,000 people living in a 21-county area. With a focus on both local and national news, arts, history, science, and youth content, WSKG is dedicated to the community it serves, and to the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Find out more about WSKG by visiting http://www.wskg.org and searching “local content report.” WSKG is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Job Description

The Reporter/Producer is responsible producing balanced and engaging news and public affairs content on issues of local and regional interest for broadcast on radio, television and web platforms in fulfillment of the station’s mission and in adherence with high journalistic and ethical standards. In this position, you will report to the Director of News and Public Affairs Content, and:

Use investigative techniques to gather, analyze, interpret and report news, producing written stories, features, enterprise reports, and spots for news and public affairs programing.

Broadcast Engineer

WSKG’s educational services, community engagement initiatives, television stations, radio stations, and website combined reach over 600,000 people living in a 21-county area. With a focus on both local and national news, arts, history, science, and youth content, WSKG is dedicated to the community it serves, and to the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Find out more about WSKG by reading its annual report. WSKG is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Job Description
This position is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the radio and television studio and transmitter facilities including terminal, computer, networks, administrative computing systems, STL equipment, and mechanical and electrical systems located at those facilities, as well as for the application of system analysis techniques and procedures to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications.

Public Reports & Policies

Annual Reports to the Community We Love to Serve
Through the efforts of many community partners, the hard work of dozens of volunteers, the generosity of supporters, and the tireless dedication of staff, 2016 was a banner year for WSKG. WSKG was founded by the community, for the community—to educate, inform, and entertain. The intelligent programming we offer and the services we provide improve the quality of life in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Our goal at WSKG is to increase services to our community year after year. In 2016 we premiered a new local history documentary, Harvest; increased our investment in local news coverage with a new reporter; refocused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education; helped more students on the path to graduation with the American Graduate project; and introduced the Catskills to great new programming on WIOX.

Radio/News Advisory Panel

Meetings of WSKG’s Radio/News Advisory Panel are held at WSKG, 601 Gates Road, Vestal, NY 13850. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  

Current members of WSKG’s Radio/News Advisory Panel are as follows:

Sharon Ball
Kathleen Blaine
Harry Graves
Jim Johnson
David Stafford
Jim Weiss

Questions about WSKG’s Radio/News Advisory Panel may be directed to ccompton@wskg.org or by calling 607.729.0100 x339.

Management Reports – 2016

For every meeting of the Board of Trustees, management reports on activities that have taken place in fulfillment of the following three organizational goals:

Goal 1: Implement new organizational focus on four content focus areas, or Content Verticals, of Arts & Culture, News & Public Affairs, History & Heritage, and Youth Focused. Goal 2: Develop funding models to support the Content Verticals content development and programming. Goal 3: Connect community with our programming and services. Read the 2016 management reports:

February 2016 – Management Report

April 2016 – Management Report

June 2016 – Management Report

August 2016 – Management Report

October 2016 – Management Report

December 2016 – Management Report

Management Reports – 2015

For every meeting of the Board of Trustees, management reports on activities that have taken place in fulfillment of the following three organizational goals:

Goal 1: Implement new organizational focus on four content focus areas, or Content Verticals, of Arts & Culture, News & Public Affairs, History & Heritage, and Youth Focused. Goal 2: Develop funding models to support the Content Verticals content development and programming. Goal 3: Connect community with our programming and services. Read the 2015 management reports:
February 24, 2015
May 5, 2015
June 23, 2015
August 25, 2015
October 29, 2015
December 8, 2015

WSKG Public Media Names New President & CEO

WSKG is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has selected Mr. Greg Catlin as its next President and CEO. Mr. Catlin will join WSKG on December 5, 2016.  From a field of 58 applicants, Mr. Catlin was the unanimous choice of the Board.  Mr. Catlin will work with staff and the Board of Trustees in developing new programing and education projects, expanding the local news and its online presence, and in creating more visibility for the station. Mr. Catlin was formerly the general manager of WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York where he spent nearly 34 years of his career.  While at WBNG, Mr. Catlin rose through the ranks from news reporter to news anchor, to news director, to vice president of news, and eventually to General Manager. “We are excited to find that the best candidate was also a local candidate” said Katherine A. Fitzgerald, Chair of the WSKG Search Committee.  “We believe that Mr. Catlin is the right person to lead our station in expansion of our local news coverage, to increase support for our local history productions, and to continue to move all our programing to the various digital platforms.”

WSKG Public Media Names New President & CEO

WSKG is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has selected Mr. Greg Catlin as its next President and CEO. Mr. Catlin will join WSKG on December 5, 2016.  From a field of 58 applicants, Mr. Catlin was the unanimous choice of the Board.  Mr. Catlin will work with staff and the Board of Trustees in developing new programing and education projects, expanding the local news and its online presence, and in creating more visibility for the station. Mr. Catlin was formerly the general manager of WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York where he spent nearly 34 years of his career.  While at WBNG, Mr. Catlin rose through the ranks from news reporter to news anchor, to news director, to vice president of news, and eventually to General Manager. “We are excited to find that the best candidate was also a local candidate” said Katherine A. Fitzgerald, Chair of the WSKG Search Committee.  “We believe that Mr. Catlin is the right person to lead our station in expansion of our local news coverage, to increase support for our local history productions, and to continue to move all our programing to the various digital platforms.”