KPTS is an equal opportunity employer.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin/ancestry, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. You have the right to notify the appropriate local, state or federal agency if you believe you have been a victim of discrimination. Click here to view KPTS EEO Report.

Job Openings

Position: Multi-media Sales Specialist

Department: Corporate Support

Reports To:

Director of Development

Hours: 40 hours per week +

Date: January 14, 2019 Accepting applications until position is filled.


Position Purpose:
Securing corporate support for KPTS programming on-air, on-line and social media relative to annual goals, growth and retention.

If you want to work with an energetic team of forward thinking, innovative people who are inspired to serve our community and clients, consider applying for this position! We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly self-motivated multi-media account executive to secure corporate support underwriting on-air and advertising on our multiple platforms of digital programming and content on-line, and social media. We are building a successful, entrepreneurial media powerhouse and only creative people who strive to build media partnerships with local businesses and advertising agencies need apply.

If you’re looking to expand your passion and drive for success, with a company that’s paving new roads in the world of communications, WE WANT YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM!

This is a full-time, non-union, exempt position. Quarterly Bonus structure available when Sales goals are achieved.

Qualifications/Responsibilities:

A multi-media AE who:

  • Is responsible for generating revenue for the station and meeting monthly goals
  • Can prospect customers and lead generation
  • Can meet with customers, assess their needs and provide customized solutions that produce results
  • Can provide aggregated proposals to include broadcast, on-line and mobile platforms
  • Can sell station promotions
  • Develops and implements strategies for cultivating new corporate support revenue as well as maintaining existing clients
  • Develops and implements client follow up activity, including contract oversight, credit scheduling and spot fulfillment
  • Creates, reviews and submits worksheets and agreements to assure timely and accurate spot placement
  • Oversees and schedules production resources for spot creation, if required
  • Creates and submits corporate support information for the KPTS website
  • Creates presentation pieces relative to specific programs and clients
  • Understands, interprets and adheres to the underwriting regulations relative to the FCC, PBS and KPTS in regards to creating messages for corporate supporters
  • Will research and develop a "leads list" prepare proposals for presentations
  • Will prepare and maintains appropriate files and reports as required by KPTS/PBS
  • Understands and adheres to KPTS policies and procedures
  • Attends required station meetings and functions and serves on committees as assigned
  • May be assigned other responsibilities and duties

What you need:
  • A minimum 1 year of sales experience
  • Knowledge of all facets of digital sales and marketing
  • Proven track record of new business development skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as Computer skills: Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word etc
  • The ability to overcome objections
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record and reliable transportation


Apply now by sending your cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to:

Phil Richardson
Director of Development
320 W 21st Street North
Wichita, KS 67203
or jobsearch@kpts.org


No phone calls please

 

POSITION: Chief Engineer

DATE: January 2019

Position Purpose:
Responsible for the day-to-day technical operations of KPTS to achieve and maintain a high technical quality broadcast signal.

Reports To:
President and CEO

Position Function:

  • Identify, develop and implement engineering department budget, strategies, goals and objectives.
  • Participate in planning/execution of production activities involving transmission, satellites and circuits, and other signal continuity
  • Appropriately communicate needs and work well with senior management to achieve goals
  • Research and recommend acquisition of new and emerging broadcast technology and delivery systems as needed.
  • Prepare equipment bids, authorize orders and oversee related installation and testing.
  • Repair, maintain, install and modify station’s technical broadcasting and IT equipment.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the tower site facilities.
  • Serves as station Designated Chief Operator.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate & motivate staff in compliance with the organization’s personnel policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the policies of the station and attend all station meetings and serve on committees as requested
  • Other responsibilities and duties as required to ensure the growth and to meet the station’s mission and department goals.


Position Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write speak and understand English well
  • Five (5) years direct management/supervisory experience
  • College degree in an electronic discipline or 3 years related experience
  • Valid drivers’ license and vehicle insurance
  • Strong background in electronics and RF Engineering
  • Have a good working knowledge of and experience with broadcast systems such as automation, satellite systems, cameras, video switchers, audio mixers, recording devices, microwave systems, transmitters and associated test equipment
  • Good knowledge of applicable broadcast FCC regulations
  • FCC General Class License
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Server OS, networking and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds varying distances, dexterity of hands/fingers to operate a computer with ease. Ability to stoop, kneel, climb and bend at the waist on a daily basis.
  • Position requires good color recognition and hearing sufficient to ascertain picture and sound quality as required.
  • Varying schedule required to maintain optimal station broadcast operations
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Word and Excel at a minimum.


Preferred:
SBE CSTE or CPBE certification
Working knowledge of Apple OS also.

Apply now by sending your cover letter, resume and three references to jobsearch@kpts.org or fax 316-838-8586 or KPTS, 320 W. 21st Street North, Wichita, KS 67203

KPTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, natural origin, physical or mental handicap, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, or age. Discriminatory employment is specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission.

KPTS is community-licensed and affiliated with Public Broadcast System (PBS) and operates as a non-profit public media entity.

The Central Kansas Viewing Community

Taken together, the viewing area communities are inclusive of an economically-diverse and robust region abounding in exceptional quality-of-life features. With a combined population of more than 600,000, the region spans the quiet lifestyle and beauty associated with agricultural production to the dynamic and urban character of the Wichita community.

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