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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.

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

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Facilities Maintenance Engineer

Job Description

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.

WCNY is seeking a Manager, Facilities & Building Engineering to support its LEED® Platinum Certified physical plant. Qualified candidates will be experienced in LEED® requirements and sustainable management practices; versed in building automation and control; hardware, software, and basic networking; large-scale generators; enterprise-level UPS and battery systems; basic landscaping; basic plumbing and electrical; maintenance and upkeep; parking lot care. This is a ‘hands-on’ role that requires the person to perform all or most of the work related to this job. Applicants must be able to support a 24/7/365 infrastructure, mechanically inclined, able to multitask and shift gears quickly, highly organized, proactive, with a focus on detail and documentation.

Essential Functions

This is a hands-on role that requires the person to perform all or most of the work related to the maintenance of the building but not limited to HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, event organization, weather related management, security, traffic, visitor management and custodial. In some cases, will require assisting and supervising contractors. Also, he/she will manage the upkeep of wall and ceiling finishes, furniture condition, flooring, bathroom areas, exterior finishes, landscaping, signage, parking lot area, supplies, etc.

WCNY’s facility contains a high-priority, dual chiller, liquid-cooled IT data center that requires careful attention.

  1. Inspect and maintain a high standard of quality in the physical plant, its appearance, and building automation and control.
  2. Occasional regional travel to perform maintenance at three remote transmitter sites.
  3. Perform regular inspections (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually as required) – ensure preventative maintenance schedule is performed and respond to any issues or concerns.
  4. Understands, responds, and set alarms, monitors, sensors, control systems across the facility and equipment on a 24/7 basis.
  5. Actively manage security across the facility from equipment (i.e., card readers for security gates) to ongoing events, volunteers, and visitors.
  6. Hardscape and softscape upkeep and maintenance.
  7. Coordinate with tradesmen and contractors as required.
  8. Maintain inventory of spare parts, company tools and safety equipment.
  9. Ensure adherence to quality standards and health and safety regulations.
  10. Install and integrate new equipment, wiring, and cabling in technical areas.
  11. Provide excellent customer service when responding to help desk requests.
  12. Create up-to-date documentation to track changes and catalog systems.
  13. Coordinate building cleaning with part-time staff.
  14. Actively help with ongoing events and functions with respect to people/visitors/volunteer management, facilities, parking and security requirements.
  15. Implement new projects as required and retire and replace old equipment or systems as required.
  16. Ensure compliance with all safety and security protocols, and make sure they are always documented and easily available.

Competency

  1. Must be “hands-on” and can complete or assist in completion of all the tasks related to this job.
  2. Understanding of fire and zoning codes, to ensure compliance.
  3. Plumbing, carpentry, electrical, painting, flooring.
  4. Experience with building automation and control systems.
  5. Comfort with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Skype for Business), electronic, mobile and digital systems including monitors, alarm, sensors.
  6. Ability to work within a web-based ticketing and help desk system.
  7. Ability to work with teams and events – collaborative and participation.
  8. Set high standards for self and supervisory staff.
  9. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  10. Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems and good project management skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  1. Supervise part-time daily cleaning and janitorial staff.
  2. Supervise company events set up and break down.

Physical Demands

  1. Self-starter who is “hand-on” and can complete all the tasks related to this job.
  2. Bending and lifting, use of hand and power tools.
  3. Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  4. Installing and removing rackmount equipment, possibly overhead.
  5. Driving to remote sites for maintenance and emergencies.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours

  1. Required workweek is Monday through Friday.
  2. Occasional evenings and weekends are required.
  3. Available on mobile and laptop to respond to facilities, equipment and security situations.
  4. 24/7/365 emergency response required.

Travel

  1. Estimated 10% travel to Sentinel Heights, Utica, Watertown, up to 80 miles one way.
  2. A valid driver’s license is required.

Required Education and Experience

  1. High school diploma.
  2. 5+ years’ experience in physical plant support.
  3. Facilities certifications welcome (CMRP, LEED, BMS, HVAC).

Job Type: Full-time

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Part-Time Copywriter

WCNY:

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.

Classification

Reports to–Director, Marketing, Communications & Creative Services

Date–Aug. 13

Summary/Objective

Here’s your chance to flex your wit and playfulness with words for one of America’s most beloved TV channels. Yes, the tried and true favorites like Sesame Street, Downton Abbey, Poldark, and more. There’s much more than meets the eye. Your diverse and creative copywriting skills are needed to support WCNY’s overall brand, three radio stations with locally-produced shows and on-air talent, a handful of locally-produced TV shows, Taste of Fame with celebrity chefs, live-televised auctions, an experiential learning program preparing the youth of tomorrow for career and college success, social media platforms that engage 22,000+ fans, community events, and plenty more.

BONUS: When you work for PBS (and WCNY), you align yourself with the most trusted organization in the country for 16 years in a row. Ready to join the communications and creative services team and make an impact with words? We’re looking for a Rockstar. Let’s get connected.

Essential Functions

  1. Write short and long-form copy for platforms including a print magazine, electronic newsletters, website, social media, billboards, print and digital ads, presentations, and whatever’s next.
  2. Edit and proofread copy
  3. Contribute to blog posts
  4. Write press releases
  5. Write scripts for radio and television promotions
  1. A willingness to go the extra mile when a project needs it.

Competency

  1. Experienced writer
  2. Familiarity with AP Style
  3. Ability to write content across multiple platforms
  4. Robust vocabulary
  5. Ability to juggle multiple projects
  6. Creative
  7. Focus on delivering results and team success
  8. Self-confident, self-motivated, self-starter, results-orientated, and success driven

Physical demands– Standard office functions.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours–Part time, Monday­-Friday

Travel–None

Required Education and Experience­

  1. Four-year bachelor’s degree in marketing, English, journalist or related field
  2. 3 to 5 years of copywriting experience

Additional eligibility qualifications­–Proficient in Microsoft Suite of products, content management systems

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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