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Working at WVPT

Job Opportunities       

  • WVPT Public Media is seeking a Development Officer to serve as a valued and empowered member of the development staff, responsible for leading Membership Donor and Mid-Level Donor ‘step up’ initiatives to  advance giving efforts, serving as an integral part of the Membership/Leadership Donor strategy team to secure current donors, acquire new donors and advance donors and prospects for sustainable support, and leading the station’s social media
    marketing effort to advance and meet station and Development goals. Day to day responsibilities include, but are not limited to, strategy and implementation of Annual Giving program, evaluating and increasing the organization’s social media footprint, writing monthly e-newsletter for station constituents and assisting with Major Gifts cultivation, in concert with the Vice President of Development. One to three years of fundraising/development experience expected. Experience in social media communications and marketing strongly referred. College degree required. Salary range: $30,000 to $40,000 per year. Please submit resume, coverletter and 3 references to WVPT, 847 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Harrisonburg VA 22801 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Position open until filled, applications reviewed on rolling basis beginning August 15, 2016. EOE

  • WVPT PUBLIC MEDIA is looking for an Engineering Manager. This department head position is responsible for the overall station technical system performance and overseeing preventive maintenance and support calls. This person will oversee projects, service requests, department budget and equipment upgrades and trouble ticket reports. The Engineering Manager reviews and updates all technical documentation for the department for quality and accuracy, as well as coordinates peer training, new hires, and maintains and schedules a highly skilled technical staff supporting on air and production activities. He/She will provide situational and developmental leadership, direction and coaching of staff, volunteers, and interns and is accountable for overall performance of the department. 5+ years’ experience and SBE Certifications at the CBT, and CBNT level. FCC General Class Radio Telephone License a plus. Salary 55K-75K. Please submit resume, cover letter and 3 references to WVPT, 847 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Harrisonburg VA 22801 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Position 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Working at WVPT

Working Environment

WVPT--Virginia's Public Television, 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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Donna Meyerhoeffer, Administrative Assistant to the General Manager
WVPT—Your Source for PBS and More!
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Ph: (540) 434-5391
Fax: (540) 434-7084

Greetings from WVPT

I hope you and your family are enjoying springtime in the valley and in Charlottesville. We are truly blessed to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. This month, I wanted to update you on something we are all very excited about here at WVPT. We've been very busy this past month with the Dream initiative and are in FULL SWING working with our friends at KCPT who helped fund the project. The next time you visit WVPT you will most certainly see our White Picket Fence Posts -- the symbol of the American Dream according to millions of 20th Century Americans, and singer/songwriter John Cougar Mellencamp. While you're here, ask for your very own dream card. The Card - is THE means by which OUR community can share their dreams off camera -- or on camera for that matter, if you are willing. The project is simple -- what is YOUR "re-newed" American Dream ... your 'Re-Dream' for you, your community and beyond. It's changed a lot since the idealized 1950s ... and we are fascinated by how people are making their way in today's 'Re-Dream' world. If you can't make it by the station, drop us an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thanks to everyone who is willing to share your DREAM with WVPT. It is making for a very interesting story that we can't wait to tell everyone...so stay tuned to WVPT on air, on line, and in the community.

Come share your Dream and join us for our last Dream Party event at Harrisonburg's First Friday celebration on May 6, in the Friendly City Food Co-op patio from 5pm to 7:30pm.  This event is in partnership with the Arts Council of the Valley and the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.
 
I also wanted to let you know that The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently announced the nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Entertainment Awards. WVPT - PBS and PBS KIDS programs received 44 Daytime Emmy® Award nominations, with a combined total of 58 nominations for Public Media. WVPT-PBS was also recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences' Webby Awards. Again this year, PBS, producers and local stations earned a combined 10 nominations, with an additional 13 honorees recognized for outstanding work. Collectively, this is tremendous recognition of the work we do to provide distinctive quality content across all distribution platforms. I'd like to publicly thank all of the producers and collaborators who have helped WVPT, PBS, and Public Media in general earn this recognition. To be sure you can easily find all the wonderful programs this month on WVPT and our twenty four hour ON DEMAND web channel, WVPT dot net, click for the specials and highlights this month.

Enjoy the show!
Tony

2008:

  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Best Public Service/Community Event – WVPT Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Outstanding News Series – “Virginia Farming” – Production Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Outstanding Web Site – WVPT.net - Creative Services Department
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Award – Journalism Award: #1 in Farm News Communications in the Commonwealth of Virginia – “Virginia Farming”
  • National Friends of Public Broadcasting - Community Development
2007:
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Outstanding News Series – “Virginia Farming” - Production Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Best Public Service Community Event – Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Outstanding Website – WVPT.net - Creative Services Department

2006:

  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Best Station Promotion/Contest –Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Best Public Service/Community Event – Charlottesville WVPT Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Award – Journalism Award: #1 in Farm News Communications in the Commonwealth of Virginia – “Virginia Farming”
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Outstanding News Series – “Consider This”
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Best Documentary – “Virginia Reports: Gang Signs”
  • PIVA First Place for Art Print Process Award – Good Printers has received the PIVA award five years in a row for the prints it creates from P. Buckley Moss’ donation of an original watercolor to WVPT.  The sale of these prints is a fund-raising project for WVPT.
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Best Station Promotion/Contest – Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest – Education Services Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Best Public Service/Community Event –  Charlottesville WVPT Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department

2005:

  • International Gold Davey Award – Best in Print & Collateral Materials – “Life of Peace in a Time of War” press kit – Corporate Communications Department
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Award – Best in Print Design – “Life of Peace in a Time of War” press kit – Corporate Communications Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Best Public Service/Community Event – WVPT Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2005 Outstanding News Series – “Consider This” - Production Department
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Award – Journalism Award: #1 in Farm News Communications in the Commonwealth of Virginia – “Virginia Farming” – Production Department
  • EMMA Awards – Central Virginia Marketing Association – Honorable Mention – “Life of Peace in a Time of War” press kit – Corporate Communications Department
  • PIVA First Place for Art Print Process Award – Good Printers has received the PIVA award five years in a row for the prints it creates from P. Buckley Moss’ donation of an original watercolor to WVPT.  The sale of these prints is a fund-raising project for WVPT.

2004:

  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Talk Show/Interview – “Virginia Tonight: The Passion of the Christ” – Production Department
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Award – Journalism Award: #1 in Farm News Communications in the Commonwealth of Virginia – “Virginia Farming” – Production Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2004 Best Public Service/Community Event – Harrisonburg WVPT Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department
  • Skyline Literacy Coalition (Harrisonburg/Rockingham) – Community Service Award for 2004 – Pat Marcus (Support of adult literacy and education in the Shenandoah Valley) – Education Services Department
  • PIVA First Place for Art Print Process Award – Good Printers has received the PIVA award five years in a row for the prints it creates from P. Buckley Moss’ donation of an original watercolor to WVPT.  The sale of these prints is a fund-raising project for WVPT.

2003:

  • PBS Development Award – Local Corporate and Foundation Support - Development Department
  • Public Television Programmers’ Association’s Charles Impaglia Programmer of the Year Award – WVPT Director of Programming Wanda Zimmerman
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Award – Journalism Award: #1 in Farm News Communications in the Commonwealth of Virginia – “Virginia Farming”
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2003 Best Documentary or Public Affairs Program – “Patsy Cline: The Lady Behind the Legend, A ‘Living in Virginia’ Special – Production Department
  • Shenandoah Valley Technology Council’s Innovative Technology Application Award – Engineering (Next Generation Interconnection System, Digital TV Conversion) and Education Services (National Teacher Training Institute)
  • PIVA First Place for Art Print Process Award – Good Printers has received the PIVA award five years in a row for the prints it creates from P. Buckley Moss’ donation of an original watercolor to WVPT.  The sale of these prints is a fund-raising project for WVPT.

2002:

  • Silver Telly Award (Winner) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Documentary –  “Patsy Cline: The Lady Behind the Legend, A ‘Living in Virginia’ Special” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Documentary – “Living in Virginia: Appalachian Trail: The Beaten Path” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Documentary – “Living in Virginia: The Valley League” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Sports Documentary – “Living in Virginia: The Valley League” – Production Department
  • PIVA First Place for Art Print Process Award – Good Printers has received the PIVA award five years in a row for the prints it creates from P. Buckley Moss’ donation of an original watercolor to WVPT.  The sale of these prints is a fund-raising project for WVPT.

2001:

  • Silver Telly Award (Winner) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Documentary – “Living in Virginia: In The Mountain’s Shadow” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Documentary – “Living in Virginia: The Young Heroes (2001)” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Miscellaneous – Membership Promo “Fever” – Production Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2001 Best Documentary or Public Affairs Program –“Charlottesville Goes To War: A ‘Living in Virginia’ Special.”– Production Department
  • Regional EMMY – Editing – PSA Promotion – Membership Promo “Fever” – Production Department
  • Regional EMMY Nominee – Best Community Service Project – Young Heroes – Corporate Communications Department

2000:

  • PBS Communication Award – Best Press Kit – "Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes" – Corporate Communications Department
  • PBS Communication Award – Best of Show – "Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes" Press Kit – Corporate Communications Department
  • PBS Communication Award Finalist – Advertising & Promotion of a Program – “Things That Go Bump in the Valley, A ‘Living in Virginia’ Special” – Corporate Communications Department
  • Family Communications – First “Trolley Award” – Mister Rogers’ Sweater Drive – Corporate Communications Department
  • Regional EMMY Nominee – Best Community Service Project – Young Heroes Award – Corporate Communications Department
  • National Education Television Association Special Events Award – Second Place – Festival of Trees
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Best Documentary – “Things That Go Bump in the Valley, A ‘Living in Virginia’ Special” – Production Department
  • Edward R. Murrow Award – Best Documentary – “Living in Virginia: Korea, Memories of   the Forgotten War” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (finalist) – Best Documentary – “Living in Virginia: Korea, Memories of the Forgotten War” – Production Department
  • Regional EMMY Award – Best Directing – “Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes” – Production Department
  • Regional EMMY Nominee – Best Public Affairs Program – “Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes” – Production Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2000 Best Documentary/Public Affairs Program –“Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes” – Production Department
  • Edward R. Murrow Award – Best Documentary – “Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes” – Production Department
  • PBS Communication Award – Station ID – “88 Keys” – Production Department

Got a comment or question? Here’s who to speak with at WVPT. All phone numbers are direct dial 540.437.XXXX. Click on the name to send an email. For general, membership, programming, fund-raising and reception comments/questions, along with tape requests, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Administration:
2455 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Administrative Assistant
2451 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., President & General Manager
2462 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., KBF & Community Outreach Coordinator

Development:
2450 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., VP of Development & Communications
434-409-4614 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Corporate Support Representative (Charlottesville)
2998 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Membership Manager (Membership & Premiums)
2462 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Corporate Support Representative (Harrisonburg)
2469 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Corporate Support Representative (Staunton & Waynesboro)
2444 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Corporate Development Manager (Auction, Moss Prints, Documentary Sales)
888-987-8727 Toll Free Pledge Number
540-433-5100 Local Pledge Number

Creative Services:
2449 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Creative Services Manager
2435 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Producer/Director - Virginia Farming
2445 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Graphic Designer
2438  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Videographer/Crew Chief

Programming:
2468 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., On Air Program and Promotions Manager
2454 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Automation Media Specialist

Engineering:
0687 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Engineering Assistant
2467 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chief RF Engineer
540-578-2917 on Call Engineering Cellphone

Common numbers:
540-434-5391 – main WVPT switch board

800-345-9878 – main WVPT toll free
540-434-7084 - WVPT Fax
877-WVPTCAR – Car Donations

WVPT Public Media
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (EXIT 247 * 33 West / I-81)
Phone: (540) 434-5391 or (800) 345-9878
Fax: (540) 434-7084

Closed Captioning Issues
To contact WVPT about our closed captioning service or advise us about captioning problems, please contact the [WVPT] [WVPY] engineering team.  We accept calls using [TTY/TDD and] the Telecommunications Relay Service, and we are available during normal business hours to address captioning issues.

The WVPT Engineer on Call
Telephone:  540 578 2917
Fax: 540 434 7084
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To submit a complaint about an issue that cannot be resolved by contacting the Engineer on Call, you may write to:

Tony A. Mancari Sr.
President & General Manager
Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation
Station WVPT(TV) and Station WVPY (TV)
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA  22801
Telephone:  (540) 437-2451 or 1-800 345 WVPT – EXT 451
Fax:  540 434 7084
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Got a comment or question? Here’s who to speak with at WVPT. All phone numbers are direct dial 540.437.XXXX. Click on the name to send an email. For general, membership, programming, fund-raising and reception comments/questions, along with tape requests, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Administration:
2455 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2451 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., President & CEO

Corporate Creative Production Services:
2435 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Producer - Virginia Farming
2449 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Production Manager
2445 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Graphic Artist

Development:
434-409-4614 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Charlottesville Corporate Underwriting
2469 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Harrisonburg & Staunton Corporate Underwriting
2450 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., VP Development & Marketing
2998 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Member Services Manager (Membership & Premiums)
2444 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Development Manager, (Auction, Moss Prints, Documentary Sales)
2462 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., KBF & Community Outreach Coordinator

888-987-8727 Toll Free Pledge Number
540-433-5100 Local Pledge Number

Programming:
2468 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Program Director
2454 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Quality Assurance Media Manager

Engineering:
0687 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Engineering Assistant
2438 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Engineering Manager
2467 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chief RF Engineer
540-578-2917 on Call Engineering Cellphone

Common numbers:
540-434-5391 – main WVPT switch board
800-345-9878 – main WVPT toll free
540-434-7084 - WVPT Fax
877-WVPTCAR – Car Donations

WVPT Public Media
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (EXIT 247 * 33 West / I-81)
Phone: (540) 434-5391 or (800) 345-9878
Fax: (540) 434-7084

Closed Captioning Issues
To contact WVPT about our closed captioning service or advise us about captioning problems, please contact the [WVPT] [WVPY] engineering team.  We accept calls using [TTY/TDD and] the Telecommunications Relay Service, and we are available during normal business hours to address captioning issues.

The WVPT Engineer on Call
Telephone:  540 578 2917
Fax: 540 434 7084
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To submit a complaint about an issue that cannot be resolved by contacting the Engineer on Call, you may write to:

Tony A. Mancari Sr.
Chief Operating Officer
Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation
Station WVPT(TV) and Station WVPY (TV)
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA  22801
Telephone:  (540) 437-2451 or 1-800 345 WVPT – EXT 451
Fax:  540 434 7084
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.