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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Chief Engineer

WHYY is seeking an experienced individual to manage broadcast and media technologies at WHYY, with an emphasis on the following areas: broadcast technology, IT infrastructure, (as it pertains to broadcast technology systems), budget creation and management, and experience managing members of a bargaining unit.

To succeed in the position, the ideal candidate will possess more than five years' management experience, hands-on operational (broadcast) experience, an in-depth understanding of the various technologies needed in today's media environment, and experience creating and managing a complex budget. Strong communication skills, the ability to identify potential problems, and a bachelor's degree in a related (technology) major are also required for this position. 06/19/15

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Data Entry Operator

An excellent fulltime opportunity for an individual with 3+ years’ experience in a high volume data entry environment to join WHYY's data entry department. In addition to the required experience, the ideal candidate will have a high accuracy rate, attention to detail, experience working with a complex database, and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs.

In addition, this position requires proven experience inputting confidential financial information, an aptitude for math, and the ability to sit for long hours at a time keying in information.

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Database Manager

WHYY is seeking an experienced professional for the role of Database Manager. This full time position will manage all activities related to the Member Systems area. This includes but is not limited to ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, integrity and reliability of information flowing both to and from the system. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of gift processing, data collection and maintenance; providing technical support and training to database users; overseeing data transfer between primary database and other systems; assisting senior management team with design and implementation of fundraising strategies/tests across all platforms, to increase donor revenue and retention; identifying, implementing and maintaining quality control standards and checks and industry standards; devising and executing advanced querying in support of data minting/segmentation strategies across all channels; oversight of data entry teams' quality control performance, running reports and reviewing and directing the team based upon report results; providing reports to the membership team and other data stakeholders as needed for budgeting, reporting and other needs; working with MIS and other departments to ensure data security (PCI Compliance); managing relationships with database hosting vendor, Blackbaud and supporting data entry group with daily maintenance, daily troubleshooting and other projects; performing research and product development; and identifying and implementing test practices, database upgrades, etc.

Four year college degree in computer science, business or finance required. Must have advanced understanding of database management and maintenance. At least five to seven years of database management experience in a data entry or customer service environment and significant experience working with segmenting data required. Must possess experience in creation and management of workflows and quality control checks; training staff; development and maintenance of a database; experience in fundraising or membership organization preferred. Must have extensive experience using, maintaining and manipulating databases. Relational database and SQL experience are a must. Familiarity with Oracle products preferred. Experience with Team Approach or Blackbaud a strong plus. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying. 04/20/15

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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 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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Radio Reporter, Keystone Crossroads, WPSU

WPSU is a partner station for Keystone Crossroads, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant funded project. This is a collaborative radio project with WHYY in Philadelphia, WESA in Pittsburgh, and WITF in Harrisburg. The Keystone Crossroads Reporter is responsible for reporting on infrastructure, economic, legal and financial issues facing Pennsylvania cities. The ideal candidate is an engaging storyteller with strong reporting and writing abilities and journalism experience, preferably in radio, but also should have cross-platform experience/exposure. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to write high quality text to supplement stories, have knowledge of audio editing software, and have the ability to appear on television and to participate in community engagement events. Reporter must be able to work flexible hours, have a valid driver's license and access to transportation as they are required to be on location at a story with little notice. T his 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 a story as well as its appeal to the listener/reader. An understanding of how to obtain useful information through database focused research and use it to the benefit of an engaging story is strongly preferred. The position requires the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. We seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach's diversity initiative.

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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.