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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 every one.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Part-Time Production Assistant

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 Production Assistant reports directly to the Director of Production Services and is responsible for studio camera, teleprompter, graphics, lighting, field camera, and remote location production assistance. Will provide production and content support to other WCNY local, regional, and national programming, as well as WCNY’s Premier Events team.

Essential Functions

  1. Operate studio cameras, teleprompter, graphics generator (Xpression), and other control room equipment as assigned.
  2. Assist staff of WCNY producers, directors and talent in the successful completion of department projects.
  3. Serve as researcher as assigned.
  4. Serve as assistant to producer as assigned.
  5. Work with the Floor, Lighting & Equipment Director to build and light sets.
  6. Assist in set up and execution of WCNY Events.

Competency

  1. Understanding of lighting and set design.
  2. Understanding of story creation and information gathering.
  3. Interpersonal, written, verbal, presentation and communication.
  4. Focus on delivering results and team success.
  5. Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop).
  6. Problem-solving.

Physical Demands

  1. Must be able to lift or move up to 75 pounds and work on lighting grid using a ladder or lift.

Expected Work Hours

  1. As needed, less than 20 hours per week.

Education and Experience

  1. Associate’s Degree in Electronic Media or TV/Radio Production.

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer.

Freelance Contractor Media Sales

WCNY is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization, celebrating over 50 years of creating award-winning content, programs, and services for our community. We are poised for major growth and amazing things to come! WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, web, social media, and print. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 1.8 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

Freelance Contractor Media Sales

Are you looking for a flexible freelance contractor opportunity to sell multimedia? Do you have contacts in the Utica or Ithaca area? Do you want unlimited earning potential? Do you enjoy meeting with clients, understanding their marketing needs, and providing them with partnership opportunities? Then help your clients help themselves with outstanding media opportunities available through WCNY!

WCNY is a trusted multimedia partner, providing innovation, creative content, educational programs and transformative experiences for the community, our audiences and our customers. As Central New York’s member-supported media enterprise, you can leverage TV, radio, web, social media, and print for clients in the Utica and Ithaca area.

We are looking for freelance contractors with media sales experience who have:

  1. Proven background in prospecting new clients, generating leads, and closing the sale
  2. Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  3. Innovative problem-solving expertise
  4. Strong organization combined with creativity
  5. Passion, courage, and commitment to do the right thing.

Interested?  Tell us why via your cover letter and resume.

Part-Time Account Executive

WCNY is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization, celebrating over 50 years of creating award-winning content, programs, and services for our community. We are poised for major growth and amazing things to come! WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, web, social media, and print. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 1.8 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

Part-Time Account Executive

Then WCNY is the place for you! We are a trusted partner, providing innovation, creative content, educational programs and transformative experiences for the community, our audiences and our customers. As Central New York’s member-supported media enterprise, you can leverage TV, radio, web, social media, and print for clients in a 19-county area.

Position Summary

Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered.

Are you looking for a part-time, flexible opportunity? Do you want to work at a dynamic, forward-thinking, yet established organization? Do you want unlimited earning potential? Do you enjoy meeting with clients, understanding their marketing needs, and providing them with partnership opportunities and outstanding service?

We are looking for a part-time Account Executive with media sales experience. The ideal candidate will possess:

  1. Proven background in prospecting new clients, generating leads, and closing the sale
  2. A teamwork mindset
  3. Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  4. Innovative problem-solving expertise
  5. Strong organization combined with creativity
  6. Solid technical ability in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
  7. Passion, courage, and commitment to do the right thing.

Interested?  Tell us why via your cover letter and resume. Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer.

Grant Writer

WCNY is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization, celebrating over 50 years of creating award-winning content, programs, and services for our community. We are poised for major growth and amazing things to come! WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, web, social media, and print. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 1.8 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

Position Summary

Do you seek to have the work you do make a difference in the community? Are you a detail-oriented person with excellent writing skills, a commitment to meeting deadlines, and a proven track record of grant writing success? If so, the part-time grant writer position at WCNY may be perfect for you.

The WCNY Grant Writer part-time position is responsible for researching, writing, and coordinating grant application submissions in support of WCNY’s education, arts and culture, technology, engagement, and media work.

Duties and Responsibilities

The WCNY part-time grant writer will conduct research to identify new grant opportunities at local, state, and national levels. The grant writer will work with WCNY to prioritize grant opportunities and write high-quality grant proposals as well as related required grant reports. The grant writer will work closely with appropriate WCNY staff to compile required data and financial information and maintain a grant proposal calendar.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Applicants should be self-starters, available to work 20 hours per week.
  2. A bachelor’s degree required with at least three years of demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals.
  3. The preferred candidate will have knowledge of WCNY’s Central New York community and of area foundations and corporations in addition to familiarity with national grant sources.
  4. Strong Microsoft Office skills and have experience with online databases and other resources to locate grant opportunities.
  5. The grant writer collaborates closely with a fast-paced and forward-thinking team to support the continued success of WCNY to offer outstanding services and products to its audiences.

Compensation

The Grant Writer is an hourly position, with compensation based on experience.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and a sample narrative from at least one successful grant.

Job Application

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  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, rtf, wpd, wps, sxw, odt.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, rtf, wpd, wps, sxw, odt.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.

 

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

Employment Application

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WCNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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