Careers

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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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

WCNY is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our people are the most valuable resource we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and WCNY’s achievement as well. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique – and our organization stronger.

The station is committed to having employees and programming that reflect the diverse environment of Central New York. The region covers a range of counties that include rural, urban, and suburban towns, villages, and cities. Across the region, the population is approximately 84% White, 6% Black, 4 % Asian, 4% Hispanic and 2% other. The median range is between 36 years old and 43 years old, depending on the county, and the area has a refugee and immigrant community that is growing, and strong LGBQT and veteran populations.

WCNY’s diversity initiatives are applicable, but not limited to, to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages:

• Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.

• Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.

• Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity of the region we serve.

WCNY is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. As such, WCNY is committed to providing a work environment that is free of all forms of unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

Events Coordinator

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. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 1.8 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

Position Summary

If you have the natural ability to communicate and enjoy working with others, we welcome you to join PBS/WCNY. Here, you will find a place where your personality and ideas are as appreciated as the work you do. Each day will open your mind to a world of possibilities, growth opportunities and the chance to meet people from all corners of the globe.

WCNY is seeking a diverse and creative events planner to support our marketing team and overall brand. Our brand consists of three radio stations with locally produced shows and on-air hosts, as well as our locally produced TV shows. 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 thorough, 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).

Duties and Responsibilities

– Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with WCNY policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.

– Serve as a contact for events, assisting in the development and execution of events

– Coordinate logistics and customer service around event execution

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

– Assist with development in event budgets, including purchasing and invoicing.

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

– Mediate between staff, volunteers, and interns ensuring all elements of events are thoroughly communicated across all pertinent departments.

– Maintain inventory of event supplies.

– Build and maintain relationships with outside vendors for event.

– Assist with development in event budgets, including purchasing and invoicing.

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

– Liaise between staff, volunteers, and interns ensuring all elements of events are thoroughly communicated across all pertinent departments.

– Maintain inventory of event supplies.

– Assist with writing copies for all marketing platforms to include electronic newsletters, website, social media, WCNY’s CONNECT magazine, billboards, digital ads, presentations etc.

– Support grant efforts including research, writing, and reporting, budget, and vendor relations.

– Adhere to WCNY vision, mission, and values

– Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications/Skills

– High School Diploma Required

– Associate degree in Marketing, Communication, or equivalent field preferred or 3-5 years’ experience in events coordination a plus

– Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, advertising, or public relations desired

– Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

– Familiarity with AP Style

– In-depth understanding of event management procedures

– Excellent organizational and coordination skills

– Outstanding communication and negotiation skills

– Proficiency in digital event promotion tools such as social media channels

– Customer service skills

– Proficiency in project management tools

– Excellent multitasking and task prioritization skills

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

Position Type/Expected Work Hours— Typically Monday through Friday work hours, with flexibility to adjust schedule to work after hours or on weekends for rentals and events.

Travel—Approximately 10% local travel (2-hour drive time max).

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: Full-time

Benefits:

– 401(k)

– 401(k) matching

– Dental insurance

– Employee assistance program

– Flexible schedule

– Flexible spending account

– Health insurance

– Life insurance

– Paid time off

– Parental leave

– Vision insurance

Schedule:

– 8 hour shift

– Monday to Friday

– Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
-WCNY has implemented extra daily cleaning services, face masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizer throughout the building.

 

Account Executive

                                                                                 

Full Job Description

– Account Executive

– WCNY PBS Central New York & the Mohawk Valley

– Television / Radio / Digital / Print / Events

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

Schedule:

– Day shift
– Monday to Friday
– Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay: Commission pay

Experience:

– Sales: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

– Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location:

– One location