WHYY Employment

Thank you for visiting WHYY's employment page. Here you'll find a range of employment opportunities in the fast-paced setting of Greater Philadelphia's leading public media provider. The award-winning professional staff of WHYY continues to set the bar high in areas such as television, radio and the web. Whether it's preparing a program to air or a behind-the-scenes role in support, all positions are vital to the continued growth and development of WHYY.


Available positions


Associate Producer, The Pulse

WHYY is seeking a full time Associate Producer of The Pulse for our Philadelphia studios. This professional must be a digital native, who excels at social media and editing for the web, editing audio, booking interviews and assisting in the logistics of a health and science vertical that produces for both radio and web.

Responsibilities include assisting executive production, host and managing editor with planning weekly content flow; editing and producing up to ten audio and web stories per week; managing The Pulse's digital presence on social media and the web; researching and pitching segment ideas; assist in making photo and video assignments for web stories; booking guests for interviews; scheduling studio time in-house and arranging ISDNs and tape synchs when needed; help in managing content partnerships; managing The Pulse's freelance payment system on Podio; gathering filed audio when needed; transcribing audio interviews into web text; serving as field producer for health and science reporters when needed; assisting the executive producer with promotional event planning; and understanding and representing the core values of WHYY to the public. May periodically fill in for the Executive Producer and Managing Editor as needed.

The selected individual must possess a bachelor's degree in a related field, along with at least three years of experience editing radio stories on Pro Tools, one year of print writing or editing, one year of producing and editing audio for weekly shows. Must have hands on experience in audio editing and gathering field audio, along with a broad interest in cultural, political and artistic activities. Experience dealing with freelance payments and online invoicing systems required. Public radio production experience is a plus. This person must be able to edit and mix audio using audio editing software; have strong familiarity with major social media platforms, especially Twitter; ability to use these platforms effectively to promote the program; be able to use basic web content management system; and be able to set up and use simple spreadsheets. Possession of excellent oral, written, proofreading skills, along with good broadcast writing and interviewing skills required. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 04/08/2015

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Associate Web Developer

WHYY seeks an experienced professional for the role of Associate Web Developer. This full time position is responsible for execution of digital strategy through the creation and implementation of online content, including but not limited to content development, social media, video and audio content and graphic design. Duties and responsibilities include daily monitoring and updating of homepage, audio and video media, files and metadata; weekly updating of various broadcast companion sites and internal pages; updating of RSS, podcasting and ancillary digital properties; development of new digital content offers; assisting with testing and implementation of new website functionality and features. Candidates should have a minimum of one to two years of experience developing websites, maintaining content management systems or developing web applications. This position requires a four-year college degree in a related field or the equivalent professional experience. All candidates must have professional experience using standard suite of tools used in web development, graphic design and media production, HTML, CSS, PHP and responsive design and production of standards compliant code. Must be a team player with excellent oral and written communication skills for frequent interaction with staff and colleagues. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 03/06/2015

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General Assignment Reporter, New Jersey

WHYY seeks a gifted story teller and experienced multi-media journalist for the fulltime position of New Jersey General Assignment Reporter. This position will cover changes in Atlantic City as it re-invents itself, the long-term recovery from Superstorm Sandy, and other news happening in and of interest to residents of south and central New Jersey. Responsibilities of this position include researching writing for broadcast; providing story ideas at morning news meetings; developing and writing stories, features, and interviews; editing, voicing and producing pieces for broadcast; coordinating and co-producing special projects; working closely with other reporters, sharing information and stories; and using social media to cultivate contacts and promote work. This position requires cross-platform experience. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to produce high quality photographs to supplement their stories, and be highly proficient in using audio editing software. Reporters must be able to work flexible and weekend hours and have a valid driver's license as they are required to be on location at a story with little notice. The position demands a high level of creativity in attaining hard to get sources, and it is critical that the reporter is able to display good judgment in properly assessing the newsworthiness of their subject as well as its appeal to the reader. Prior experience reporting for a public media outlet is preferred. The position requires the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and at least two related writing samples as one document when applying. 12/05/14

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General Assignment Reporter, Delaware

This part-time, (24 hrs/week), position will work out of the Wilmington studio, but will travel to Dover to cover the Delaware legislature on specific days through June. The ideal applicant will possess two years' experience covering a wide range of stories of on-air and online; along with strong editing skills and access to own transportation. Familiarity with Delware and regional issues a plus. Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and a published writing sample with your resume. 02/09/15

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Facilities Associate

WHYY seeks a dependable, customer service oriented individual for the full time position of Facilities Associate. This position, reporting to the Corporate Services Manage, provides corporate facilities and maintenance repair services to support facility operations and events. Major responsibilities of this position include routine maintenance inspections and repairs; basic electrical, plumbing, painting and HVAC repair; serve as point systems repair person in absence of the Facility Systems Senior Mechanic; basic housekeeping; maintain exterior landscaping, walkways and parking areas, to include lawn care, weeding, trimming, trash removal, sweeping and snow removal; set up and break down for events and meetings; maintain shop and storage areas; keep work areas, tools and equipment clean, organized and free of hazardous conditions; report all hazardous conditions or defective equipment immediately to Supervisor; run local errands; and other duties as assigned. The Facilities Associate will be exposed to many types of environmental conditions which may include adverse weather, heavy lifting of up to 75 pounds, and working in cramped spaces and high areas for extended periods of time. This position requires three to four years of facility logistics, maintenance, and/or housekeeping experience, and a high school diploma or the equivalent, as well as general knowledge and competence in facilities, housekeeping, and/or maintenance work and proficiency with basic hand tools and small power driven and housekeeping equipment. Functional knowledge using email and calendar programs. Candidates must have the ability to receive and respond in an appropriate manner to instruction and feedback. All candidates must have the ability to work irregular hours and weekends. A valid drivers license is required. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 03/09/2015

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Marketing Analyst

This fulltime position is responsible for retrieving, analyzing and creating actionable insights based on various forms of data in order to improve WHYY's presence and accessibility to its current and future audience and to support revenue growth. Duties of this position include collecting and analyzing data that provides insights about the WHYY audience on all media platforms with special attention to website users; evaluating content and distribution strategies for NewsWorks.org, including social media engagement and streaming/digital syndication feeds; supporting Marketing Manager in audience research, including writing and analyzing online surveys and conducting focus groups; collecting and analyzing data related to marketing efforts such as on-air promotional campaigns and advertising campaigns; and communicating key insights to and working closely with staff in other departments. All candidates must have at least three years of experience working with digital media analytics. Candidates should also have excellent communication skills in order to work closely with non-technically minded coworkers, and must have excellent analytical and time management skills in order to succeed while working under multiple deadlines in a high pressure environment. A bachelor's degree in a related discipline is required. Please submit a cover letter as well as a resume as one file where the resume is requested. 10/20/14

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Project Manager, Fresh Air CLIR Project

WHYY is seeking an experienced professional for the role of Project Manager - Fresh Air CLIR Project. This full time position is responsible for the development of the Fresh Air database to accommodate expanded metadata supporting the cataloguing of 8,000 recordings. The Project Manager will be responsible for developing the project plan in conjunction with the Drexel consultants and WHYY, and documenting the cataloguing standards, training methods and workflow that will be used in the project. Will also be responsible for hiring and training interns to catalog the Fresh Air recordings using Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST), PBCore and name authority control (NACO) and quality review of work for accuracy and consistency. The system will support harvesting by OCLC Digital Collection Gateway for access to WorldCat by searching and browsing names, topical subject places, full text and dates. An EAD finding aid will be created and included on the PACSCL (Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries) regional finding aids site. Both the WorldCat records and the finding aid will include links to the online digital audio files, enabling researchers to have instant access to any of the interviews.

Duties and responsibilities include conducting general project management duties; leading and advising the project in planning, implementation, usage and assessment of metadata; coordination of cataloguing efforts and maintaining best practices, following current national and international standards; leading project functions of resource description, including quality control of metadata and oversight and management of authorities work; contributing to cataloguing; and training and supervising interns.

This position requires ALA accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences or other relevant graduate degree. Archiving training or experience is a plus. All candidates must have a minimum of one year's experience cataloguing within an integrated library system or similar enterprise system with metadata responsibilities. Experience cataloguing digital objects preferred. Broad demonstrated knowledge of metadata and its role related to access and demonstrated supervisory experience required. Knowledge of cataloguing and metadata standards and schema, such as MARC, XML, EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, LCSH, MeSH, TGM I, NAF, AAT, as well as authority records, AACR2 and RDA. Knowledge of bibliographic utilities, such as PCLC. Must be a team player with excellent oral and written communication skills for frequent interaction with staff and colleagues. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 03/31/2015.

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Reporter

WHYY seeks an experienced multi-media journalist for the fulltime position of FM News Reporter. This position will cover Philadelphia politics, budget, and elections as well as other news happening in Greater Philadelphia. Responsibilities of this position include researching writing for broadcast; providing story ideas at morning news meetings; developing and writing stories, features, and interviews; editing, voicing and producing pieces for broadcast; coordinating and co-producing special projects; working closely with other reporters, sharing information and stories; and using social media to cultivate contacts and promote work. This position requires at least four years of reporting experience and an extensive knowledge of politics, City Hall, and the municipal budget. Cross-platform experience is required. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to produce high quality photographs to supplement their stories, and be highly proficient in using audio editing software. Reporters must be able to work flexible and weekend hours and have a valid driver's license as they are required to be on location at a story with little notice. The position demands a high level of creativity in attaining hard to get sources, and it is critical that the reporter is able to display good judgment in properly assessing the newsworthiness of their subject as well as its appeal to the reader. Prior experience reporting for a public media outlet is preferred. The position requires the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and at least two related writing samples as one document when applying. 12/17/14

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Senior Database Analyst/Administrator

WHYY seeks an experienced professional for the role of Senior Database Analyst/Administrator. This fulltime position is responsible for overseeing all membership database activities including but not limited to ensuring the accuracy, timeliness and reliability of information flowing into and out of its systems. Duties and responsibilities include managing all aspects of gift processing, data collection, maintenance and user support; identifying, implementing, and maintaining quality control standards; devising and executing advanced querying using structured query language (SQL) and reporting in support of data mining/segmentation strategies; managing the company's relationship with its database hosting vendor; and supporting the data entry group with daily troubleshooting. Candidates should have at least five years of experience in a data entry, membership and/or customer service database management, and must have an understanding of data entry workflows. Knowledge of Oracle (Team Approach) and/or Salesforce platforms is preferred. Knowledge of CRM and email marketing software packages and experience converting or transitioning from one database platform to another is a plus. This position requires a four-year college degree in Information Systems/Computer Science, Business, or Finance, or the equivalent professional experience. All candidates must have professional experience using Microsoft Excel and Access, and must be team players with well-developed verbal and writing skills for frequent interaction with staff and colleagues. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 11/17/14

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User Experience Designer

WHYY seeks a passionate user-experience professional dedicated to creating both functional and beautiful interfaces. Reporting to the Director of Digital News, this position is responsible for managing WHYY and Newsworks', our online news service, overall look and feel and for aligning key business strategies to overall user experience. This position will be responsible for keeping NewWorks.org's design at the forefront of innovation. The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of demonstrated experience managing user experience for a major web site, software company or equivalent; exceptional visual design skills and attention to detail are a must; the ability to produce excellent work in a fast-paced, results-driven team setting; and well-developed interpersonal skills, being able to receive and provide constructive criticism when necessary. Technical requirements include HTML, CSS, PHP and responsive design. Social media integration skills, Joomla and Word Press experience, data visualization for a media site, relationship management with consultants and vendors, as and developed project management skills are preferred. Interested candidates should attach a cover letter to their resume, as well as a link to a portfolio or live work examples online. 1/22/15

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How to Apply

About 160 men and women bring to life the programs, content and services our region has come to know and value as part of their daily lives. Consider becoming a member of this dynamic workforce and submit your application today!

To apply, please use the online application links above or mail your resume to:

Human Resources
WHYY, Inc.
150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Only resumes responding to an available position will be accepted. WHYY is an equal-opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.