Jobs

NEWS DIRECTOR 

WSKG Public Radio and Television (NPR and PBS) seeks a high-energy public radio journalist to lead our 5-member news team from our studios in Binghamton, New York.

The News Director serves as an assignment, copy and online editor for WSKG’s radio department, and also includes the production of news for WSKG’s television, and online services in fulfillment of the station’s mission and in adherence with high journalistic and ethical standards.

A Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or a related field with practical experience in public radio journalism; at least two years of professional broadcast reporting experience and familiarity with radio newsroom management; one or more years of live broadcast hosting experience with expertise in voice delivery and writing for the ear; experience with micro-and-macro edits, strong communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple priorities in a demanding environment are required.

Familiarity with issues affecting upstate New York – especially the Southern Tier, Fingerlakes and Leatherstocking regions – and Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier; previous experience in a public broadcasting environment; competence with broadcast technology, including audio editing software, Brightspot, audio boards, automation, etc.; and familiarity with public radio programs, including NPR and PRI are preferred.

WSKG serves 21 counties across New York’s southern tier and the northern tier of Pennsylvania and operates 4 TV channels (PBS, PBS Kids, World and Create). WSKG also operates a small network of radio stations with the best in public radio news programming (WSKG Radio), and classical , jazz and American Roots music (WSKG Classical).

To apply, send the following required documents: (1) resume, (2) hyperlinks to your audio productions, (3) cover letter noting where this job announcement was found and, (4) contact information for three professional references. Required documents should be emailed to jobs@wskg.org or mailed to WSKG, Human Resources, 601 Gates Road, Vestal, Suite 4, New York 13850.

WSKG is an equal opportunity provider and employer committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse workforce.

 

UNDERWRITING PRODUCTION AND SALES SUPPORT ASSOCIATE 

WSKG Public Media (NPR and PBS) is looking for a creative team player to join our staff as the Underwriting Production and Sales Support Associate.  If selected you will be responsible for production of underwriting spots and non-profit event announcements for WSKG radio and digital platforms.  You will be copywriting and copy editing, voicing spots for radio, and selecting and creating graphics for digital platforms.  You will also solicit non-profit partnerships, manage contracts, write and voice spots in alignment with FCC requirements, and support the underwriting sales team.  

We are looking for a person with 1-2 years experience in audio and video production (or similar) with the ability to write and edit copy for radio and TV.  An Associate’s Degree in business, marketing or a related field  or equivalent experience is required. Some sales experience is preferred.  Also preferred is someone with familiarity with Microsoft Office, Facebook and some CRM software. 

WSKG provides great media content to 21 counties across upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania through 4 television stations, a news/talk radio station and a classical/jazz/folk music radio station, plus a growing website and app. We’ve got a lot going on – national TV & radio broadcasts, a growing newsroom, educational support to teachers, learning opportunities for children and families, science education to young people and adults and local television productions about our region’s history, culture and the arts. 

We are a dynamic team looking for enthusiastic people. If you don’t have all the listed skills but are willing to learn and think that you might be the person that we’re looking for, we’d love for you to apply. 

To apply please send the following required documents: 1) Resume, 2) Cover Letter noting where this job announcement was found, and 3) Contact Information for three (3) professional References. Required documents should be emailed to: jobs@wskg.org or mailed to: WSKG, Human Resources, 601 Gates Road, Suite 4, Vestal, New York, 13850. 

WSKG is an equal opportunity provider and employer committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse workforce.

 

SALES PROFESSIONAL 

WSKG Public Television and Radio (NPR and PBS) is seeking a high-energy and persuasive sales professional to join our team at our office in Binghamton, New York.

As a business sponsorship sales representative you will be responsible for the sale of radio and TV sponsorship messages, digital media and events. This is a position where you will manage an active account list with a focus on developing new business.

You will be expected to contact local and regional businesses to raise sponsorship dollars to achieve new and renewal revenue objectives. You’ll meet with them to understand their marketing needs and develop proposals that offer marketing solutions to help them grow their businesses. This is a full life cycle sales position in that you will prospect, conduct needs assessments, create and present proposals, close the deal, write copy, closely monitor accounts receivable, and of course service accounts.

Professional sales experience is required and knowledge of public broadcasting is preferred.

WSKG serves 21 counties across New York’s southern tier and the northern tier of Pennsylvania and operates 4 TV channels (PBS, PBS Kids, World and Create). WSKG also operates 2 radio stations with the best in NPR programming News and Conversation (WSKG), and classical music and jazz (WSQX or “WSKG Classical”).

To apply, send the following required documents: (1) resume, (2) cover letter noting where this job announcement was found and, (3) contact information for three professional references. Required documents should be emailed to jobs@wskg.org or mailed to WSKG, Human Resources, 601 Gates Road, Vestal, Suite 4, New York 13850. 

WSKG is an equal opportunity provider and employer committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse workforce.