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Working Environment

WVPT Public Media, producing the best local programming on television and conducting stimulating education and community service projects, has a vibrant, creative working environment. Open communication and employee appreciation stimulates professional growth and creative expression for a satisfying work experience.

WVPT Employment Guidelines

WVPT's Benefits

  • 401K Plan for Employees
  • State-of-the-Art Health Plan
  • Flex Benefits Plan
  • Competitive Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Leave Compensation
  • Tuition Reimbursement for Approved Classes

Applying for Jobs at WVPT

  • Inquiries on job openings may be made by phone to the Administrative Assistant to the General Manager
  • All current job openings are posted in various newspapers and other pertinent publications
  • In response to a job opening, forward the necessary, fully completed materials to WVPT before the stated closing date
    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Any other requested materials stated in the job listing
  • Resumes are reviewed and interviews scheduled by the appropriate Department Head
  • All applicants are sent a letter after the position has been filled
  • Blanket job applications are held for six months

Preparing for the Interview

  • Plan appropriate business dress
  • Bring required materials: examples of previous work, proof of certifications, etc.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about work history and work habits
  • Come with your questions

Human Resources Contact
Donna Meyerhoeffer, Administrative Assistant to the General Manager

WVPT Public Media
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Ph: (540) 434-2455
Fax: (540) 434-7084

Job Opportunities

Public Media Director of Business Development 
WVPT Public Media

Harrisonburg VA 22801


Purpose of Position
The Director of Business Development is an executive who is responsible for working in concert with the President & CEO in developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining WVPT's business plan and strategic initiatives.

Core Responsibilities
80% Strategic Initiatives/Business Plan/Development/Fundraising

Responsible for developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining development fundraising Initiatives (DFI) aliened to the company's vision, mission and goals to increase revenue, profitability and growth. Translate strategic initiatives into actionable and quantitative plans. Develop goals and metrics that are communicated throughout the organization and collaborates with President & CEO to translate strategies into quantitative and actionable plans.
Perform market analysis of current population served and research new markets for future opportunities such as products, services, and distribution channels that set WVPT Public Media apart. Research current product technology for enhancements and oversee new product and services requirements and planning. Research and set strategic plan for website e-giving enhancements from inquiry to order to remittance. Consults with department heads for improvements in revenue generation.

Enhance business to business and e-commerce sales. Assist the CEO to develop and maintain WVPT value brand through quality driving continuous improvement that delivers the highest levels of product quality and services.  Communicates and implements our company's strategy internally and externally so that all employees, partners, suppliers, and contractors understand the company-wide strategic plan and how it carries out the company's overall fund raising goals. Establishing and reviewing key strategic priorities and translating them into a comprehensive fundraising plan. Monitoring the execution of the annual revenue fundraising plan and implementing corrective action when required. Conducts competitive analysis to establish new products and services in our core broadcast service area, the state, and internally on the worldwide web. Collaborates with marketing plan to analyze market leading ideas by researching industry events, publications, and announcements; tracking competitors and their solutions to identify future opportunities. Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution online and broadcast channels that will lead to an increase in sales.

20% Support


Work closely with development staff and other internal teams to support sales, membership, major gifts, special projects and meet customer needs. Develop marketing campaigns and enhance existing customer relationships. Collaborate with sales teams to arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs. Present business development training and mentoring to internal staff.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Marketing: 5 years
  • Business Development: 5 years
  • E-Commerce: 3 years

Please submit resume, cover letter and 3 references to WVPT, 847 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Harrisonburg VA 22801 or email to dmeyerhoeffer@wvpt.net.  Position open until filled.  EOE


Job Title: Broadcast Engineer 
Company WVPT Public Media

Job Description: 

Job Duties:

* Support day to day broadcast television production, digital first initiatives and IT/IP operations 
* Work on projects and assist with design and implementation  
* Work closely within a larger team of creative production specialists to create award winning clear and compelling content for distribution worldwide  
* Respond to calls regarding technical issues 
* Work with internal WVPT team members and vendors to resolve problems as necessary 
* Assist with implementation of software upgrades and system expansions 
* Perform periodic maintenance procedures such as system health checks and proactive system restarts 
* Document support procedures specific to systems 
* Manage and work on projects in the areas of Tricaster, Intercom, Cameras, Routers, Switches, LAN, WAN, WLAN, Proxies, Load Balancers, Firewalls (Internet, 3rd party and internal), DMZ, Remote Access, Authentication, DNS, 

Basic Qualifications:

* BS in Broadcast Engineering/TV Production/Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent professional experience 
* 4+ years of support in in a live broadcast/IT environment/content creation area. 
* Demonstrated understanding of production, their operations, the edit and control systems, the best network practice, systems, transmission, server based work flows and microwave, satellite, fiber and bonded cellular systems 

Additional Job Requirements:

* Must be willing to live and work in Rockingham County, VA or a surrounding County
* Must have a way to and from work 
* Willingness to travel and work shifts/overtime and on weekends with short notice 
*
Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have experience with the following systems: 

* Mpeg II, Mpeg III, Mpeg IV, and Mpeg V editing and content creation systems, Studio and remote/field lighting and the techniques to achieve such, Graphics branding devices, Transcoding and delivery systems, Transmission Encoding/Decoding Systems, Storage systems,  Network infrastructure (Switches, Routers, etc.) , IT Systems such as Servers, Workstations, SQL Databases, Broadcast Infrastructure (Routers, Frame Sync’s, Intercom, etc.) 
* CCNA/CCNP certified a plus 
* Knowledge of Cisco Network equipment a plus 
* VMware VCA/VCP certified a plus 
* Demonstrated ability in joint collaboration, communication and troubleshooting 
* Effective interpersonal skills and exemplary team player
* Demonstrated successful design, planning and implementation of wide and local area network architecture, including capacity planning and technical troubleshooting of multiple Raid array large scale NAS,and SAS for mission critical content storage and file management
* Must have expertise in network security and access control systems and related strategies. 
* Expertise working on a team with motivated cross-functional individuals focused on a common goal of delivering cutting edge solutions to meet aggressive business demands in an ever-changing environment. 
* Operating Systems: Cisco IOS, NX-OS, IOS-XR, JUN-OS, Linux, MS Windows, Mac

Please submit resume, cover letter and 3 references to WVPT, 847 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Harrisonburg VA 22801 or email to dmeyerhoeffer@wvpt.net.  Position open until filled.  EOE



Job Title: Major Gifts Officer(s) 
Company WVPT Public Media

Job Description:

WVPT Public Media is seeking part time experienced Major Gifts Officers who will be responsible for the cultivation, maintenance and growth of individual giving at assigned levels.

Geographically you will be cover the area you are familiar with, either Rockingham, Augusta, or Albemarle counties.

The responsibilities for this position include:

  •  Defining and implementing strategy for cultivation and nurturing of individual donors to increase giving that  meets organizational goals 
  •  Building relationships with donors and creating opportunities to expand giving 
  •  Supporting execution of special donor events including dinners and trips
  •  Representing WVPT in meetings and at events with major donors
  •  Writing as needed for development activities and campaigns

Please submit resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

WVPT, 847 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Harrisonburg VA 22801

or email to dmeyerhoeffer@wvpt.net

Position(s) open until filled.  EOE





Internships

Web Production Intern
To prepare, publish and maintain website content through the company’s content management system. Interns may also support Interactive Producers in content research, development, production, and creating procedure documentation. WVPT.net is a dynamic interactive platform that enhances our brand and expands the SVETC presence 24/7; users depend on it for timely content and ondemand videos.

Click here to download the PDF full listing of the Web Production Internship

Marketing and Communications Intern
This is an ideal position for a Marketing, Communications or Public Relations major interested in new media & television, in building his or her portfolio of writing samples, and interested in social media.

Click here to download the PDF full listing of the Marketing and Communications Internship

Community Engagement Project Intern
The WVPT Community Engagement department extends the impact of public broadcasting through a variety of media services, materials and collaborative activities designed to engage individuals and foster community by addressing issues of concern. Interns provide support for our community engagement initiatives and donor events.

Click here to download the PDF full listing of the Community Engagement Internship

 

For additional information please contact Donna Meyerhoeffer at dmeyerhoeffer@wvpt.net.

To serve the public through active community engagement and by providing trusted and valued services and high quality content to educate, enlighten, lead, inspire and entertain.

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Media doesn't work without YOU, the PUBLIC. WVPT no longer receives state funding to sustain our operations. In fact, the majority of the station's support comes from viewers like YOU!

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