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WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, social media, and print and was the proud winner of the CenterState CEO 2014 Business of the Year award in the nonprofit category. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 2 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

WCNY provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Our Human Resource department reviews every application.  Unfortunately, because of the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee a response to everyone.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

You can also mail your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
WCNY TV/WCNY-FM
415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

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Events Coordinator

WCNY connects with the curious of all ages through innovation, creative content, educational programs, and transformative experiences to open minds and spark change. A trusted media enterprise, WCNY is constantly evolving and fully engaged with a diverse audience that shares our passion for public service. Together, we will contribute to community prosperity and embrace innovation to foster a well-informed, inspired world. We value passion to make a difference in the lives of those we serve every day, courage to embrace risks worth taking and overcome challenges, respect of one another’s diversity, opinions, and beliefs, service to the public through responsiveness to community values and needs, innovation in thoughts and actions that create new opportunities and valuable solutions., commitment to continuous reflection and improvement, and creativity in advancing impactful content and fostering shared resources for the public good.

 

Job Summary

The events coordinator is responsible for project managing WCNY’s revenue and non-revenue generating virtual and in-person events. The position supports day-to-day client and WCNY events. The position requires flexibility to plan, coordinate, and implement an increasing amount of off-hour events.

Seeking a detail-oriented, technologically savvy, well-organized candidate who likes people and spaces (virtual spaces, too)! Ideal candidate can complete a project from start to finish with a smile (AKA staying calm under pressure).

 

Essential Functions

– Support logistics and execution of events that further WCNY’s mission.

– Support client and WCNY virtual and in-person events.

– Act as point of contact at events.

– Work with staff and volunteers to assist with event tasks.

– Use project management tools to keep the trains at the station running.

– Market a variety of spaces for rentals including business meetings, screenings, production shoots, general WCNY events, and more.

– Prepare proposals and secure sales opportunities for facility rentals.

– Coordinate all logistics and customer service around event execution, acting as primary point of contact for customers.

– Develop and maintain event budget, including purchasing and invoicing.

– Identify partners for food, entertainment, promotion and other supplementals that will enhance customers’ events and coordinate services.

 

Competency

– Project management.

– Focus on delivering results and team success.

– Problem-solver.

– Flexibility.

– List makers who like to check things off.

– Willingness and ability to learn how to use virtual event technology.

– Creative.

– Self-confident, self-motivated, self-starter, results-orientated, and success-driven.

– Some design skills are a plus.

– Proficient in the Microsoft Suite of products, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.

 

Physical Demands

  • Standard office functions, ability to travel/drive to meet with suppliers and customers/prospects.

 

Position Type/Expected Work Hours

  • Full-time, typically Monday through Friday work hours, with the flexibility to adjust the schedule to work after hours or on weekends for rentals and events.

 

Travel

  • Approximately 10% local travel (2-hour drive time maximum).

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree preferred, 1-2 years of experience in the related field a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

 

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified candidates should apply and send a resume.

 

COVID-19 considerations

To keep our employees safe, we have implemented daily cleaning services, masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizer located throughout the building.