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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WCNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Marketing & 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 copywriter and 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. Do you have experience in writing promotional copy, as well as planning and coordinating community events? Do you have the skills to write promotional copy for live-televised auctions, an experiential learning program preparing the youth of tomorrow for career and college success, social media engagement, community events, fundraisers, client events, and more? If so, this job is for you!

This position will also be responsible with WCNY’s virtual and in-person events. The position supports day-to-day client and WCNY events, as well as digital and print marketing efforts. Strong knowledge of WCNY and strong customer service skills are crucial to this position. The Marketing and Events Coordinator position will report to the Director of Creative Services and will work closely with the entire organization to help with a variety of events’ service inquiries.

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.

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

– Assist with social media efforts including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and TikTok.

– Represent the organization positively with a high level of professionalism at all events.

– Ensure information accuracy through proofreading.

– 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.

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

– Adhere to WCNY vision, mission, and values

– Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications/Skills

– A college degree in marketing, communication, advertising, or public relations is required

– Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and social media platforms

– Familiarity with AP Style

– Ability to write content across multiple platforms

– Ability to multi-task

– Focus on delivering results and team success

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

– Design skills a plus

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

– Good organizational skills

– Able to contribute positively as part of a team, helping with various tasks as required.

– Must have reliable transportation.

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).

Additional eligibility qualifications—Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Suite of products.

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.

Education:

– Bachelor’s Degree (Required)

Experience:

– Event planning: 1 year (Required)

– Creative writing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Television Broadcast Media Production Assistant

Job Description

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 Television Broadcast Media Production Assistants report 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

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

– Operates studio cameras, teleprompter, and other control room equipment as assigned

– Assist staff of WCNY producers, directors and talent in the successful completion of department projects.

– Serve as researcher as assigned.

– Serve as assistant to producer as assigned.

– Work with the Studio Supervisor to build and light sets.

– Assist in set up and execution of WCNY Events

– Perform pother duties as assigned by supervisor

Competency

– Understanding of lighting and set design.

– Understanding of story creation and information gathering.

– Interpersonal, written, verbal, presentation and communication.

– Focus on delivering results and team success.

– Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop).

– Problem-solving.

Physical Demands

– This position requires individuals to sit, speak, and listen. Position may require standing for extended periods of time and walking moderate distances carrying equipment in addition to regularly handle lift or move up to 75 pounds and work on lighting grid using a ladder or lift.

Education and Experience

– Associate’s Degree in Electronic Media or TV/Radio Production (Required)

– Television Production Assistance: 1 year (Required)

Job Type: Part-Time ( Up to 29 hours weekly)

– Typically standard Monday through Friday work hours, with occasional requirements after hours or on weekends as needed for events.

Work Remotely

– No

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: Part-time

Benefits:

– Employee assistance program

– Flexible schedule

Schedule:

– 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

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, Full- Time Sales Representative position in our Auction department is just for you!

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.

Required Education and Experience

– High school diploma required

– Associates Degree a plus

– Computer knowledge

– Email and phone Etiquette desired

– 1-2 years’ experience in customer service, auction, or Sales

Physical Demands

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

– Standard Office Functions

Expected Work Hours

– Full-Time (30 hours per week) beginning immediately. Monday through Friday daytime work hours. This is an on-site position

Job Type: Temporary: Full-Time, Non-exempt

Benefits:

– Employee Assistance Program

Pay: Hourly pay + other incentives

COVID-19 considerations:

We require all to follow Covid-19 procedures per NYS Department of Health guidelines

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary Non-exempt

Schedule:

– Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Benefits:

– Employee assistance program

Schedule:

– 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.

Education:

– High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:

– Auction, Sales or Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Part-Time Auction Sales Representative

Part-Time Auction Sales Representative

Are you a seasoned salesperson looking for a 29-hour work week with flexible hours M-F, in a great, community-focused non-profit company? If so, this in-house, Part Time (PT) Sales Representative position in our Auction department is just for you

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.

Required Education and Experience

– High school diploma required

– Associates Degree a plus

– Computer knowledge

– Email and phone Etiquette desired

– 1-2 years’ experience in customer service, auction, or Sales

Physical Demands

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

– Standard Office Functions

Expected Work Hours

– Part–Time (29 hours per week) beginning immediately. Monday through Friday daytime work hours. This is an on-site position

Job Type: Temporary: Part Time, Non-exempt

Benefits:

– Employee Assistance Program

Pay: Hourly pay + other incentives

COVID-19 considerations:

– We require all to follow Covid-19 procedures per NYS Department of Health guidelines

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary Non-exempt

Schedule:

– Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

Ability to commute/relocate:

– Syracuse, NY 13204: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

License/Certification:

– Driver’s License (Preferred)

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

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