Employment

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.

 

90.5 WESA Pittsburgh - Digital Managing Editor/Producer

 

Posted August 24, 2015 and Open Until Filled

Position Overview

90.5 WESA, WYEP’s sister station in Pittsburgh, PA, is seeking a DIGITAL MANAGING EDITOR/PRODUCER to be responsible for the daily maintenance and enhancement of all WESA online properties. This position ensures WESA content is written for maximum digital impact on the platform being used. This position assists daily in editing and creating online content including most WESA social media. This is a full-time, salary-exempt position reporting to the WESA Director of Content & Programming.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with reporters, interns and fellows to edit online news stories, explaining tactfully what changes need to be made and why. Some communication may need to be made after hours.
  • Curating the wesa.fm website with up-to-date news and feature stories from the WESA newsroom, NPR and other content partners, while serving as point person for general website maintenance, questions and comments
  • Creating weekly non-broadcast-driven digital content that is relevant to users
  • Creating, executing and analyzing regular social media engagement projects
  • Advising and supporting our daily local program, Essential Pittsburgh, in using social media to engage the live audience and to ensure creative and immersive web posts
  • “Owning” WESA social media – responsible for posting to and maintaining platforms, and providing a lead role for staff who contribute to station social media, assisting and advising in sharing stories via social media and apps
  • Working with Marketing to develop a consistent station social media voice and leveraging multimedia tools and techniques to help tell the station's story
  • Providing weekly metrics reports and analysis of web posts and social media to assist in strategic planning
  • Covering breaking news, including extensive coverage as the situation warrants
  • Participating in membership campaigns and cultivation events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism-related field or equivalent experience or training
  • Minimum of four years in a newsroom environment, including multimedia news content training and experience
  • Experience with website production processes and tools; Core Publisher skills a plus
  • Self-motivated personality with strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment
  • Proven track record of producing daily news stories and features of interest to local audiences
  • Sound and ethical judgment, with a commitment to standards of objectivity, balance and fairness
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Extensive demonstrated experience posting to and analyzing social media platforms
  • Demonstrated familiarity with new media techniques and a commitment to following and embracing advances in technology; comfortable with, and a champion of, experimentation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of AP style with strong writing and editing skills and the ability to write for web audiences with SEO driven posts
  • Proficient in photography for the web; able to coach and train staff, interns and fellows in photography
  • Video and audio editing skills a plus
  • Well informed in a wide range of areas beyond current events
  • Knowledge of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania is helpful
  • 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

 

WESA 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. 

               

Applicants are invited to send cover letter, resume, salary history, professional references, and three (3) examples of online and social media content to digitaleditor@wesa.fm. Please, no phone calls.

91.3 WYEP Pittsburgh - Digital Director

 

Posted July 31, 2015 and Open Until Filled

Position Overview

91.3 WYEP in Pittsburgh, PA is seeking a DIGITAL DIRECTOR to oversee all digital and mobile strategies and content distribution for our progressive multimedia/multi-platform organization.  This is an exciting new position and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to add value to WYEP’s new strategic vision and mission to enrich the community through musical discovery, expression and education. 

 

The DIGITAL DIRECTOR will manage all of WYEP’s digital and mobile platforms and ensure that all programming, development, underwriting and marketing needs are being served on the appropriate platforms, devices and applications.  The successful candidate will work closely across departments to present all content in the digital and mobile space, occasionally writing and creating content for inclusion on various digital platforms.  This position also collects, tracks and analyzes all digital metrics and communicates the data to the appropriate people.  This full-time, exempt position reports to the Director of Content and Programming of 91.3 WYEP.  

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of WYEP’s website and daily operation of content management system
  • Oversight of WYEP’s mobile app to ensure excellent content delivery
  • Collaboration and support on the execution of WYEP’s social media strategy and active participation in social media engagement
  • Management and creation of digital media content such as blogs, podcasts or other specialized content
  • Design and construction of additional web micro-sites to meet organizational needs
  • Collection and analysis of metrics to track growth and engagement on digital platforms

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years of digital experience including hands-on experience with Drupal and/or other open source CMS
  • Clear understanding of mobile and media trends, new developments in the industry and the impact of new technologies on media
  • Excellent data analysis and ability to set direction and recommend investments based on data analytics
  • Experience with social media, keen understanding of social media best practices and ability to understand and analyze social media metrics
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively internally, with community stakeholders and with vendors and music industry professionals
  • Strong organizational skills

 

Pittsburgh has a track record for strong philanthropic support for the arts and regional assets. WYEP is one of 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 this public media organization.

 

WYEP 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. 

               

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

 

 

 

 

91.3 WYEP Pittsburgh - Events Coordinator (Part-time)

 

Posted July 31, 2015 and Open Until Filled

 

Position Overview

91.3 WYEP in Pittsburgh, PA is seeking an EVENTS COORDINATOR to manage the logistics of our many events.

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The Events Coordinator is responsible for the production and execution of all WYEP community, fundraising and private events, and manages the logistics for public events such as the Summer Music Festival and Final Fridays, and produces WYEP’s fundraising events such as the Holiday Hootenanny, The Year in Review reception, major donor cultivation events and free member shows, as well as private functions such as pre-show receptions and celebrations at the WYEP studio for donors and other key stakeholders. 

 

The Events Coordinator attends all events to ensure successful execution and to troubleshoot when necessary.  This part-time position averages 20 hours per week over the course of each year. Reporting to the Director of Marketing, this position also works closely with many other departments.

 

Core tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Production of WYEP community events with input from GM and key WYEP staff
  • Creating timelines and communicating deadlines to all key constituents
  • Negotiating all contracts and executing on terms
  • Maintaining communications with venues and community partners
  • Supporting the execution of sponsorship agreements 
  • Being present at events and coordination of on-site activities
  • Maintenance of records and files for each event to assist with future event production

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Event production experience and a proven track record coordinating different types of special events
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to communicate well externally and internally across departments
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented with the ability to track a lot of information effectively
  • Strong work ethic; ability to manage time efficiently
  • Sound decision making skills, ability to stay calm under pressure and handle non-routine situations with command and ease
  • Passion for the programming and mission of WYEP and knowledge of the greater Pittsburgh community
  • Willingness to travel locally including reliable vehicle, current driver license, clean driving record, and adequate auto insurance
  • Ability to attend events held during evening and weekend hours 

 

This position works in an office environment and at both on-site and off-site events, both indoors and outdoors. Physical demands include the ability to move and set-up equipment, tents, and banners with occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.

 

The hourly rate is commensurate with experience, and while there are no benefits associated with this position, this is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to have an impact on the success of WYEP while working in a culture that is diverse and progressive.

 

Applicants are invited to send cover letter, resume, and professional references to eventscoord2015@wyep.org

Please, no phone calls.

 

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