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
415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

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WCNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Auction Sales Representative

Auction Sales Representative

Are you a seasoned salesperson looking for a 30-hour work week with flexible hours M-F, in a great, community-focused non-profit company? If so, this in-house, sales rep position in our auction department is just for you.

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 Auction Sales Representative is an on-site sales position soliciting donations of trips and related items for WCNY’s auction fundraisers through phone calls and emails.

Essential Functions:

– Make outbound solicitation calls and send follow-up emails to a predetermined list of past donors and prospects.

– Meet and exceed budgeted sales revenue while maintaining highest level of professionalism and customer service.

– Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively within a team environment.

Education and Key Skills

– Excellent written and verbal communication.

– Proficient keyboard skills

– Focus on delivering results.

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

Physical Demands

– Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

– Standard Office Functions

Expected Work Hours

– Full-time (30-35 hours per week) beginning immediately. Monday through Friday daytime work hours (between 9-5). This is an on-site position.

Required Education and Experience

– High school diploma and sales experience.

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary



– Employee assistance program


– Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our employees safe, we have implemented daily cleaning services, masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizer located throughout the building.


Work Location: One location

Sales Representative (Utica/Rome)


Full Job Description

– Sales Representative, Underwriting Department

– WCNY PBS Central New York & the Mohawk Valley

– Television / Radio / Digital / Print / Events

– Location: Utica/Rome

– Applicants from Utica, Rome, and Mohawk Valley Preferred

WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, forward- looking multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, Internet, social media, and print. WCNY reaches 19 counties and 1.8 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

Position Summary

WCNY is seeking a candidate who is a go-getter, able to manage sales projects with excellent critical thinking and communication skills and a proven sales track record. Self-driven problem solvers who can identify clients’ needs to create effective sales records in broadcasting are encouraged to apply.

Welcome to your new opportunity! This is an amazing position for an energetic, self-starting, self- motivated, and mission-driven individual who wants to be an integral part of a growing public media organization that is an essential source for truth and ideas.

This position reports to the Manager of Underwriting and works closely with members of our content and traffic departments to drive sales on a growing portfolio of broadcast media.

Duties & Responsibilities:

– Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with WCNY policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.
– Develop and implement sales plans that meet WCNY strategic and revenue goals.
– Prospect for new business relationships in the Utica/Rome market.
– Close new business accounts.
– Manage accounts, including inventory management and ensuring the protection/utilization of the company’s existing rate structure.
– Analytically project revenues, meet and/or exceed budgets for product lines & achieve annual goals.
– Proactively identify opportunities and effectively communicate promotional and/or underwriting opportunities to the underwriting team and prospective clients.
– Prepare advertising schedules, promotional plans, sales literature, proposals, and sales contracts using either self-designed content, or that provided by team members.
– Offer price quotes to customers and follow up with sales orders
– Form strategic business partnerships by developing and servicing new accounts through prospecting and meeting with businesses and organizations and presenting new/additional products and services to targeted potential clients.
– Identify and monitor sales trends locally, nationally, and recommend action steps.
– Enter contract information accurately to assure schedules air properly, announcements are read correctly, and clients are billed accurately.
– Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.

Education & Experience:

– Minimum of one year experience in sales preferably in the media field.

Minimum Requirements:

– Ability to work a flexible and varied schedule.
– Passion for public broadcasting and mission-driven content.
– Valid and reliable transportation
– Respond to emails in a timely fashion
– Valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle
– Organized, courteous, and professional
– Ability to achieve constructive problem-solving.
– Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Physical Requirements:

– Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
– Must be able to lift ten pounds occasionally.

Work Environment

Job functions are typically performed under conditions like those found in general office or administrative work. This position is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Commission based sales position.

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Job Type: Contract


– Day shift
– Monday to Friday
– Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay: Commission pay


– Sales: 1 year (Preferred)


– Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location:

– One location