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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.

Manager, Facilities & Building Engineering

WCNY Facts 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.
 
Classification Exempt
 
Reports To Chief Technology Officer
 
Date February 1, 2019
 
Summary/Objective

 

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. Applicants must be able to support a 24/7/365 infrastructure, mechanically inclined, able to multi-task and shift gears quickly, highly organized, proactive, with a focus on detail and documentation.
 
Essential Functions
  1. WCNY’s facility contains a high-priority, dual chiller, liquid-cooled IT data center that requires careful attention.
  2. Inspect and maintain a high standard of quality in the physical plant, its appearance, and building automation and control.
  3. Occasional regional travel to perform maintenance at three remote transmitter sites.
  4. Hardscape and softscape upkeep and maintenance.
  5. Coordinate with tradesmen and contractors as required.
  6. Maintain inventory of company tools and safety equipment.
  7. Ensure adherence to quality standards and health and safety regulations.
  8. Install and integrate new equipment, wiring, and cabling in technical areas.
  9. Provide excellent customer service when responding to help desk requests.
  10. Create up-to-date documentation to track changes and catalog systems.
  11. Coordinate building cleaning with part-time staff.
 
Competency
  1. Understanding of fire and zoning codes, to ensure compliance.
  2. Plumbing, carpentry, electrical, painting, flooring.
  3. Experience with building automation and control systems.
  4. Comfort with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Skype for Business).
  5. Ability to work within a web-based ticketing and help desk system.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  1. Supervise part-time daily cleaning staff.
  2. Supervise company events set up and break down.
 
Physical Demands
  1. Bending and lifting, use of hand and power tools.
  2. Ability to lift 50lbs/22.5kg.
  3. Installing and removing rackmount equipment, possibly overhead.
  4. 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. 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).

 

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.

Senior Graphic Designer

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—Exempt

Reports to—Director Marketing Communications

Date—February 4, 2018

Summary/Objective

Senior Graphic Designer promotes WCNY’s innovation, creative content, educational programs, and transformative experiences through design. Senior Graphic Designer brings the company’s brand to life through design of WCNY’s public-facing promotional materials via print, digital, web, on-air, electronic, social media, and advertising platforms.

Essential Functions

  1. Implement company branding.
  2. Provide creative concepts that utilize color, space, imagery and typography.
  3. Design of all print, digital and environmental platforms for promotion, advertising, publication design, electronic communications, and website.
  4. Utilize Content Management System and Style Sheets in alignment with brand design themes.
  5. Layout and ad placement of WCNY’s member magazine.
  6. Lead designer for social media campaigns.
  7. Elicit and identify client needs to deliver quality product on deadline.
  8. Create and utilize standard design tools, including templates, styles, grids, layers, etc.
  9. Manage multiple projects with demanding deadlines.
  10. Nurture a collaborative environment, working with entire marketing and production team.
  11. Develop and implement process improvements for efficiency and success.
  12. Identify best practices and implement new initiatives that support company goals.
  13. Thoroughly understand WCNY products and services.
  14. Take lead in creative direction to ensure all communication platforms are consistent and on brand.
  15. Provide design services for revenue-generating sources, including Premier Events, underwriting/media sales, auction, and production.
  16. Oversee design of cross platform promotions.
  17. Expertise in digital publishing.
  18. Take lead in website re-design, creating of landing pages, etc.
  19. Three-dimensional animation using interactive media software.
  20. Print and digital media asset management.
  21. Digital asset creation for platforms including TV, web, social, email.
  22. Assist with executive of social media campaigns including graphic development and content posts with direction from director, communications & creative services. Some experience with social media is preferred.

Competency

  1. Creative, design and production skills
  2. Time, organizational and project management
  3. Collaboration
  4. Interpersonal, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  5. Focus on delivering results and team success
  6. Self-confident, self-motivated, self-starter, results-oriented and success driven

Supervisory Responsibilities—Occasional interns

Physical demands—Standard office functions and occasional need to travel/drive

Position Type/Expected Work Hours—Full time, typically Monday through Friday work hours, with occasional requirements after hours or on weekends as needed for events.

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

Required Education and Experience—4-year bachelor’s degree, 5 years design experience.

Additional eligibility qualifications—Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite of Creative Products, content management systems like WordPress, social media platforms, digital publishing platforms, Mailchimp or other email marketing program, After Effects–animation

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.

Development Coordinator

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.

Summary/Objective

The Development Coordinator will work with a driven and highly motivated team to grow the member base and continue to provide excellent interaction and support with the current members. Communicating with prospective, new, and existing members is core to this position, as is database maintenance and reporting. The ideal candidate for the position of Development Coordinator is data-driven, has a passion for the nonprofit/public media sector and a desire to keep an extraordinarily well-maintained database.

 

Essential Functions

  1. Provide superior customer service to all members, ensuring timely and accurate
  2. Assist in the development of systems and procedures to enhance member relationships i.e., responding to general donor queries via email/phone/mail.
  3. Process donations to include cash entry, data entry, reporting, input and maintenance.
  4. Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
  5. Review, update, and correct membership database records.
  6. Coordinate mailings associated with the Membership Department, including monthly pledge/ installment reminders, member thank you gifts, and others.
  7. Serve as point person for Audience Services Associate, responsible for providing front-desk back-up coverage as needed.

Competency

  1. Experience in fundraising/sales, business or a related field preferred.
  2. Strong computer skills in all Microsoft Office applications a must, with experience in Blackbaud Raisers Edge software a strong plus.
  3. Strong data entry skills required.
  4. Customer Service experience a plus.

Position Type and Work Hours – Full-time nonexempt position typically Monday-Friday. Required to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Travel – Local travel may be required to attend events in WCNY’s 19-county region.

Required Education and Experience – Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Equivalent experience in a related field will be considered.

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.

Account Executive, Media Sales

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.

Summary/Objective

An Account Executive connects clients, underwriters and supporters with members and the community through WCNY’s content and experiences. An Account Executive drives the organization’s primary source of income, including television, radio, print, and digital underwriting and event and facilities sponsorship.

Essential Functions

  1. Meet and exceed budgeted sales revenue while maintaining highest level of professionalism and customer service.
  2. Cultivate new accounts and relationships for continued growth, researching accounts and developing proposals that add value.
  3. Nurture a collaborative environment, working with entire marketing and production team, to maximize client benefit.
  4. Understand business trends, community developments, marketplace needs, and customer expectations.
  5. Manage client relationship once sale is closed by communicating with team to ensure implementation and delivery of product.
  6. Negotiate and create contracts to ensure maximum company benefit.
  7. Network to establish and maintain contacts that lead to sales.
  8. Identify and implement best practices that support company goals and client relationships.
  9. Support resolution of customer issues that may arise by identifying solutions.

Competency

  1. Budgeting, time and project management
  2. Interpersonal, written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  3. Focus on delivering results and team success
  4. Problem-solving

Position Type

  1. This is a full-time position. Typically, Monday through Friday work hours, with occasional requirements after hours or on weekends as needed for events.
  2. Travel – Approximately 75% local travel.

Required Education and Experience

  1. 4-year Bachelor’s Degree
  2. 2 years Sales Experience, Minimum

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Suite of products.

Please attached a cover letter with your resume.

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer.

Manager, Leadership Giving

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.

Summary/Objective

As a member of the Development Team, this position is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of two fundraising revenue streams: 1) major annual giving; and 2) planned giving. The position objective is to secure funds for the organization by fulfilling the interests and passions of donors by providing them with opportunities to give and encouraging them to give, with the expectation of increased donor retention and acquisition. The ideal candidate has a passion for public media and a strong desire to develop and strengthen relationships in support of the WCNY community.

Essential Functions

  1. Design, manage and implement the activities of the WCNY’s Major Gifts Program and serve as the primary point of reference for donors wishing to make Planned Gifts.
  2. Develop and execute strategies to identify, research, cultivate, and solicit qualified prospects for major and planned gifts in collaboration and cooperation with the Chief Development Officer to support annual and project goals.
  3. Work with content staff and the communications department to create offers, proposals, and asks that will be used to secure gifts.
  4. Participate with the development team to integrate major donor development campaign strategies in all fundraising activities.
  5. Plan and execute a series of donor and prospect-focused events, including donor and professional seminars and donor recognition events.
  6. Design and conduct direct mail and advertising campaigns to target major gifts and planned giving.
  7. Oversee billing and payments.
  8. Compile and maintain major and planned gift records.
  9. Research and maintain individual donor profiles on qualified prospects and donors.
  10. Oversee a comprehensive tracking system for all major and planned gift donors and prospects and supervise its use in solicitation of gifts to closure.
  11. Represent WCNY at community events in alignment with membership goals and activities.

Competency

  1. Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to cultivate and solicit high net worth individuals and their advisors.
  3. Analytical skills to research and identify potential donors.
  4. Familiarity with Planned Giving techniques preferred.
  5. Proven ability to solicit and close financial agreements.
  6. A sound understanding of financial reports and budgeting is required.
  7. Computer expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database management required.
  8. Raisers Edge experience preferred.

Physical Demands

  1. Standard office functions and ability to drive.

Position Type and Work Hours

  1. Full-time position typically Monday-Friday. Additional hours are required to attend meetings, fundraising and programmatic events.
  2. Travel – Local travel required to cultivate donors in WCNY’s 19-county region.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  2. 3 years of experience related to the area of assignment required (or equivalent combination of training and experience).

Please attached a cover letter with your resume.

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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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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