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

Accounting Specialist

This fulltime position is responsible for all aspects of accounts payable processing, including distribution, review, entry, payment, purchase order control, vendor file maintenance and 1099 preparation. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, this position will have frequent contact with internal "clients", outside vendors and colleagues in finance and accounting.

To be successful, the ideal candidate will possess a minimum of two to four years accounts payable experience, possess advanced accounting and analytical skills, excellent communication skills and an advanced proficiency with accounting software and Microsoft Office. Previous experience posting recurring expenses to the general ledger, for the monthly close, and as a back-up payroll administrator, and a Bachelor's degree is required. 10/21/15

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Assistant Controller

WHYY is seeking an experienced professional for the role of Assistant Controller. This fulltime position plays an integral role in the oversight of day-to-day accounting functions of the organization. Duties and responsibilities include managing the general accounting functions, financial reporting, accounts payable/accounts receivable and assisting in the monthly and year-end close and annual audit. In addition to preparing and analyzing financial data for accuracy and providing financial information, this position prepares reports on behalf of WHYY to external sources, such as IRS, CPB, PPTN, and the State of Delaware.

The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field, along with five to seven years of experience in Accounting, with three years or more in roles of increasing responsibility and supervisory experience. Possession of or working towards a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is required. The ability to write and present technical reports for use by the Board, management and auditors is required; must possess advanced Excel skills; extensive experience with general ledger programs, AP and AR systems; prior experience with Blackbaud highly preferred.

This position requires the ability to learn new accounting systems quickly; produce good work in a demanding environment, and keep accounting office staff focused. Some long hours are required on an irregular basis, as well as some local travel.

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Manager - Staffing & Human Resources

WHYY, is looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join the Human Resources department. This fulltime position is a hands-on role that provides full cycle human resources generalist support to the organization. The position requires someone who is organized, efficient, works well under pressure and has a comprehensive understanding of the HR function and how it operates within a mid-sized organization.

The position is responsible for all aspects of recruitment, but should be familiar with compliance and regulatory issues and capturing HR metrics; familiarity with benefits administration, performance management and Leave management is preferred. This position works closely with the director of human resources in the development and establishment of HR strategies to ensure alignment with the organization's goals and strategies.

To be successful, the incumbent must possess a minimum of five years' experience in human resources, a resume that shows steady progression and responsibility, and prior experience managing life-cycle recruitment; a bachelor's degree in human resources or a related discipline and established working knowledge of many aspects of human resources. Proficiency in compliance issues, local, state and federal laws/regulations; along with familiarity with HRIS and applicant tracking systems, advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs are also required. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, discretion and exhibit the ability to work well within a hectic environment. PHR certification is preferred. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one document when applying. 10/7/15

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Major Gifts Officer

An ideal opportunity for an individual with a successful fundraising record, to work with director, donor relations and major gifts colleagues, to oversee and coordinate all major gifts fundraising, manage planned giving, and participate in the development and coordination of direct mail appeals for WHYY's major donors.

The successful candidate will possess at least 5 years of fund-raising experience; well-developed communication skills, especially verbal and listening skills; demonstrate the ability to develop relationships, and have contact with face/face solicitation. Strong presentation and writing skills, in addition to the ability to work long or irregular hours, and access to transportation are also required. 06/16/15

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Media Technician - Maintenance Engineer

This full time position performs complex technical functions and executes advanced production skills to complete tasks that often require extensive problem solving, technology competency and creativity, especially within live broadcast tv and radio engineering. The ideal candidate should have a diverse background in multimedia technology, with a strong emphasis on IP based video and audio distribution techniques, that ability to learn quickly, and the temperament to work collaboratively and succeed in a high pressure environment.

Candidates for this position should have at least five years of professional tv and radio engineering and media experience, with an emphasis on maintaining a broadcast plant. This position requires a knowledge of basic principles of electronics, tv and radio production, media distribution along with an in-depth knowledge of audio technology, and knowledge of operation and repair of audio and video equipment. Working experience of component level repairs is necessary. RF and transmitter experience a plus. The Media Technician must be able to confidently use computers to manage, convert and edit files, possess the ability to manage various types of video, multimedia, satellite, fiber and Internet based production and networking systems, and the ability to produce good work under pressure of multiple deadlines. Membership to IBEW is also required. 10/19/15

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Production Project Manager

The Production Project Manager (PPM) oversees all aspects of the national and local programming projects, from development to production and reporting. The person in this position must use their knowledge of production to create, monitor and adjust plans; the PPM works closely with WHYY's Sr. Financial Analyst and proactively anticipates potential technical resource and/or budgetary conflicts and problem solves with senior management to protect project timelines, budgets and deliverables.

The PPM functions as a key liaison between the production division and finance, engineering, grant fundraising, legal and other relevant departments, ensuring effective cross-departmental communication and helping to maintain the most optimal, comprehensive projection plan. In order to be successful, the ideal candidate will possess 5 to 7 years' experience in a production environment providing oversight or managing multiple projects; strong knowledge of the content production process, techniques and key components; excellent aptitude for math and significant experience preparing, tracking and reconciling budgets. Good communication, organizational and time management skills required. A Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and advanced level Excel skills are also needed. 10/8/15

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WHYY is looking for experienced reporter/producers to investigate and report stories associated with specific projects. These assignments are on an "as-needed" basis. The ideal candidate is a journalist who possesses at least three years' experience writing and reporting stories for a website, has experience capturing video or pictures to accompany story, and excellent editing skills, Prior on-air experience is preferred but not required. Familiarity with the issues of the region is required. In addition to a resume and cover letter, interested applicants should include samples of or links to their previous work. 10/27/15

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Vice President - News & Civic Dialogue

WHYY is searching for a leader of one of the top multimedia newsrooms in contemporary journalism. More than 50 outstanding reporters, editors and producers looking for a great manager who can help them reach the next level of excellence.

As a member of the Executive staff, the Vice President for News & Civic Dialogue is responsible for producing news content for distribution on air, online, on mobile and other digital platforms, and at community events, and fulfilling WHYY's intention to continue to grow its multimedia news making capacity. The position requires strategic and tactical leadership in terms of the content created and the way it is delivered to the news consumer, and an understanding of the shifting media landscape occasioned by the constantly increasing number of ways to deliver digital content.

The successful candidate will possess 15 or more years' experience as a journalist with demonstrated record of achievement for excellence with multi-platform productions; a minimum of ten years as content executive or manager of editorial content development teams or relevant comparable management experience.

In addition to the requirements listed above, the position also requires a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, advanced knowledge of social medial platforms and how they are used to drive news consumers to the content, familiarity with editing software, and well-developed communication and inter-personal skills, including writing, verbal and listening skills. The ability to work well under the pressure of multiple project deadlines is also required. This position requires irregular or long hours, from time to time, as well as occasional local, regional and national travel.

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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.

WHYY, Inc. Diversity Statement

WHYY prides itself on having a workforce that is representative of the diverse community it serves. The organization encourages job applicants of any ethnicity, gender, age, or sexual orientation, as well as those from different economic, educational and geographic backgrounds to apply for positions that require their level of experience and skills. To further this goal, WHYY staff participates in job fairs throughout the community, recruits from a variety of sources, has an active internship program for both high school and college students, and otherwise actively seeks a diversity of candidates for open positions. The organization periodically assesses its workforce and its hiring practices to ensure that it continues to be reflective of the viewers and listeners it represents.