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WYEP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Station WYEP is looking for organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job applicants or have job applicants to refer. If your organization would like to receive notification of job vacancies at our station, please notify: employment@wyep.org or contact Sarah Wemple at phone number 412.697.2923. WYEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages minorities and females to apply for all open positions.

 

WESA and WYEP Pittsburgh ~ Director of Development

 

Posted February 9, 2015 and Open Until Filled

Position Overview

The station group that includes 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP in Pittsburgh, PA is seeking a DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT to oversee the membership programs of both stations. The Director of Development will manage annual individual giving and alternative revenue streams such as vehicle donations and corporate matches. For major and planned giving, the Director of Development works closely with the General Manager for WYEP and with the Major Gifts Officer for WESA. The successful candidate will be able to design, implement, evaluate and refine our development activities.  This position identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards donors and prospects in accordance with strategic goals and targets set by the General Managers of both stations.  This position provides leadership and direction for development staff, fundraising consultants and board members to support the strategic goals and objectives of the organization and successfully leverage all resources to implement fundraising plans. This full-time, exempt position leads a staff of three and reports to the General Managers of both stations. 

 

Core tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Managing the membership programs of both stations, including organizing, producing and overseeing on-air membership campaigns, increasing new member participation, boosting donor retention, ensuring success of sustained giving programs and increasing overall gift revenue.
  • Leading staff to maximize productivity, creativity and financial results through a variety of fundraising tactics including direct mail, telemarketing, e-communication and on-air fundraising.
  • Researching, writing, editing or overseeing the preparation of persuasive, accurate, and well-crafted solicitations, proposals, case statements, reports, correspondence, and other development-related communication materials in support of the stations’ fund-raising activities.
  • Providing strategic oversight of WYEP’s major giving program including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship as well as goal setting and record keeping.  Identifying opportunities for special campaigns, such as operating campaigns, special editorial projects and possible capital improvement and endowment campaigns. 
  • Overseeing fundraising recordkeeping systems ensuring data accuracy, donor privacy, acknowledgement and recognition and timely reporting.
  • Participating in strategic planning and helping to identify fundraising implications and leading development team’s implementation of strategic objectives.
  • Recruiting, managing and evaluating the development team and guiding the professional development of staff to ensure that they are knowledgeable about trends that may impact fundraising efforts.
  • Representing WESA and WYEP in the public radio community nationally and maintaining strong relationships with relevant organizations. Attend public radio conferences and meetings, as required.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization.
  • Minimum six years of relevant development & fundraising experience in a mature nonprofit environment with a proven track record of effective team leadership and collaboration. Experience in public media is a strong plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices for maximizing performance in membership/direct marketing campaigns and the ability to translate research into strategy. Familiarity with audience research is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and cultivate key donor and opinion leader relationships; familiarity with the Pittsburgh philanthropic community is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional communication and people skills with the ability to communicate both externally and internally across departments.
  • Sound strategic thinking and ability to recognize how strategic decisions are implemented successfully. 
  • Proficiency with a variety of technology tools including Microsoft Office and database management. Knowledge of Memsys is beneficial.
  • Strong computer-based data analysis skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented and ability to track a lot of information efficiently.
  • Effective decision making skills, ability to stay calm under pressure and handle non-routine situations with command and ease. 
  • Experience managing budgets and ability to interpret and act upon financial information.

 

Pittsburgh is a vibrant city with strong philanthropic support for the arts and regional assets. WESA and WYEP are among the most respected and beloved local institutions in the community. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to have an impact on the growth and long term sustainability of these public media organizations. 

 

Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, paid medical leave, 403(b) plan with matching contributions, paid vacation and holidays and a workplace culture that is diverse and progressive. 

               

Applicants are invited to send cover letter, resume, salary history, and professional references to developmentdirector@wyep.org. Please, no phone calls.

 

 WYEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

 

 

Environmental Reporter/Producer - The Allegheny Front

 

Posted February 9, 2015  

Application Deadline March 2, 2015

 

The Allegheny Front, an independently produced weekly radio program featuring environmental news, distributed throughout Pennsylvania, seeks a skilled public radio reporter with solid digital production skills. The successful candidate will produce balanced, engaging stories for broadcast and online audiences, produce multimedia projects and be responsible for social media and website updates.

 

Based in the WYEP-FM Community Broadcast Center in Pittsburgh, this full-time (40 hrs/week) exempt position reports to the Executive Director of The Allegheny Front and works closely with the Managing Editor.

 

Responsibilities include:

Reporter/Producer (65%)

 

  • Research and select reporting topics about environmental issues that are timely and relevant to Pennsylvania
  • Keep up-to-date with environmental news and issues in the region, state and nationally
  • Produce sound-rich features that can be accessed across multiple platforms including radio and web
  • Contribute to collaborative reporting projects with other staff reporters, stations, and news partners
  • Assist in planning, writing and producing other audio products such as podcasts and weekly modules
  • Participate in weekly editorial meeting
  • Assist in training/mentoring of interns and contributors, as assigned
  • Participate in public events, as assigned

 

 

Digital Producer (35%)

 

  • Responsible for website updates
  • Edit web content to alleghenyfront.org
  • Post social media updates for Allegheny Front’s social media accounts and track analytics
  • Work with Allegheny Front staff to identify and produce multimedia content (photo, video, interactive) related to news/feature coverage
  • Leverage and keep up-to-date with the latest multimedia tools and techniques

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years of professional on-air broadcast news experience
  • Professional experience reporting on the environment
  • Demonstrated professional experience managing social media sites
  • Conversational on-air delivery
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work under deadline
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Audition production software is preferred
  • Ability to travel throughout the region and work flexible hours when necessary, including reliable vehicle, current driver license, clean driving record, and adequate auto insurance

 

 

The Allegheny Front offers:

Salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, paid medical leave, 403(b) plan with matching contributions, paid vacation and holidays and a workplace culture that is diverse and progressive.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and links to writing and/or audio samples and digital projects to alleghenyfrontreporterproducer@wesa.fm. No phone calls, please.

The Allegheny Front, through its fiscal agent Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corp., is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strives for a richly diverse workplace. To learn more about The Allegheny Front, please visit www.alleghenyfront.org.