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


Assistant Education Reporter

This temporary, part-time position is responsible for reporting on the Philadelphia School District and other education topics in Greater Philadelphia. The Assistant Education Reporter should be an engaging story teller with strong reporting and writing abilities and professional journalism experience, preferably in radio. 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 have knowledge of audio editing software. Reporters must be able to work flexible hours and have a valid driver's license and access to transportation 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. The position requires the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment. This is a part-time, temporary position scheduled to last approximately seven months and consisting of up to 30 hours per week. 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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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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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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Manager, Corporate Services

WHYY is seeking candidates with outstanding customer service and organizational skills for the role of Manager, Corporate Services. This fulltime position is responsible for facilitating the use and function of WHYY public spaces, conference and meeting rooms, work areas, and exterior spaces; Serving as liaison to internal and external constituents in all phases of planning and implementation of meetings and events; and ensuring the building and environs are in an orderly and functional condition. Additional duties and responsibilities include managing a consolidated schedule of all meetings, events, and projects that impact facility utilization, identifying any potential conflicts or inefficiencies; tracking all details related to facility usage and ensuring that the necessary information and documentation is accurate and available; supervising Corporate Services Associates, assigning routine and project tasks related to the building operations, and ensuring that regular inspections of the facility are performed for appearance, function, and housekeeping issues; communicating and coordinating areas in need of major repairs and/or system failures; and working with Director, Facilities & Corporate Services to allocate and budget financial resources. All candidates must have at least five years of experience in a corporate services/facilities or office administration role. Supervisory experience, professional experience using the Microsoft Office Suite, and extensive experience working with a busy, complex calendar and scheduling all components necessary for successful events and meetings are required. This position requires a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline of the equivalent professional experience. Candidates must be able to work evening and weekend hours. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 11/26/14

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Manager, Staffing & Human Resources

WHYY seeks an experienced human resources professional for this fulltime position. The Manager, Staffing and Human Resources plans and implements recruiting strategies to attract and hire qualified talent and works with the Director of Human Resources to ensure regulatory compliance, maintain "Best Practice" policies, and develop and direct other human resource activities. Major duties of this position include managing all aspects of the recruitment process from initial approval to new employee orientation. Other duties include: maintaining and updating HRIS system as needed; developing and maintaining systems that capture department and senior management information needs; and scheduling and conducting new employee orientation, overseeing completion of all necessary paperwork and submitting forms to payroll. The incumbent will have previous experience/exposure to conducting wage surveys, providing high level administrative support on key projects; and developing and recommending changes to policies, practices and procedures as necessary. This position requires a minimum of five years of professional human resources experience, preferably as a generalist, with at least two years of experience in life cycle recruiting. A bachelor's degree in human resources, business management or a related field, or the equivalent professional experience is required; PHR certification preferred. All candidates must have experience working with HRIS and applicant tracking systems, have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel programs, and familiarity with Powerpoint and organizational chart programs. Candidates should also have well developed written and oral communication skills, organizational skills and previous experience with reconciling and forecasting departmental budgets. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one document when applying. 12/17/14

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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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Member Experience Manager

WHYY seeks candidates for the fulltime position of Member Experience Manager. This position is responsible for integrating contact points between WHYY and its current and prospective membership base in order to create a smooth path from acquisition to retention to further donor growth. Major duties and responsibilities of this position include managing the community relations staff as they plan and implement events to build stronger connections with WHYY's membership base; meeting annual revenue goals for community relations and other assigned revenue sources such as vehicle donations; building out and managing the WHYY Member Card program, including strategic recruitment of new program partners, retention of current partners, and integration of benefits with membership acquisition and retention efforts; coordinating the process of sending acknowledgements to new and continuing WHYY members; and coordinating, promoting, and reaching relationships with third-party donation sources. Candidates must have at least four years of experience in a marketing or customer service environment, or in the fundraising/membership department of a member-supported organization. The ideal candidate will be a strong and proven project manager with the ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and will have exceptional interpersonal skills. All candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in a related field or the equivalent professional experience. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 12/04/14

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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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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.