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: Broadcast/Computer Technician
Date: February 26, 2019


Position Purpose:
The Broadcast/Computer Technician is a part of the engineering team, responsible for the day-to-day operation of Master Control to provide a quality broadcast in pursuit of the station mission when assigned and to work alongside other engineering staff to maintain station IT systems.

Essential Position Functions for Master Control operations:
  • Maintain a high quality, on time, smooth and professional on-air look.
  • Record and maintain the daily transmitter log.
  • Monitor all outbound program sources to ensure compliance with official program logs and technical procedures.
  • Operate computer, video and audio equipment as required for air, program preparation and promotional material.
  • Tune, switch, record and check satellite feeds required.
  • Accurately maintain the Discrepancy forms in detail as required.
  • Utilize PBS Advisories for timely program advisory information.


Authority:

  • Master Control operations while signed on duty.


Other Functions:

  • Secure the building during non-office hours.
  • Be the principal engineering staff maintaining computer systems and networks.
  • 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 mission and department goals.


Position Requirements:

  • Higher education degree, five (5) years experience or equivalent combination of experience/education in related fields.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Good color recognition and hearing sufficient to monitor picture and sound quality as required.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well.
  • Strong strategic, organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft OS, networking and troubleshooting skills.
  • Knowledge of electronic theory and use of common test equipment such as a Multimeter.
  • Have 24/7 access to station network and email.
  • Responsible to Chief Engineer (and Senior Broadcast Technician for MC duties).

 

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



POSITION: Part Time (25hrs/wk) Accounting/HR Coordinator
DATE: January 2019


Position Purpose:

Responsible to administer HR responsibilities and assist management of station finances with our outsourced Accounting Firm.

Reports To:

Director of Operations

Position Function:

  • Using QuickBooks, make necessary entries for accounts payable, accounts receivable, write checks and make payments on behalf of the company.

  • Work with Outsourced Accounting firm to keep financial records and manage finances.

  • Work with audit firm selected to prepare and present annual audit information to the Board of Trustees.

  • Provide payroll processing information to outsourced firm in a timely manner.

  • Manage the preparation of the company’s annual budget.

  • Manage personnel files and hiring practices.

  • Prepare job descriptions and post all vacancies.

  • Prepare and submit annual EEO reports.

  • Serve as the Designated Agent for KPERS retirement for the company.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write speak and understand English well

  • Five (5) years bookkeeping/accounting experience

  • Valid drivers’ license and vehicle insurance

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Have a working knowledge of related statutory legislation and regulations.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel at a minimum).

  • Experience with accounting software, QuickBooks preferred.

  • Adherence to generally accepted accounting and business ethics, law and company policy.


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.

The pride that residents express in their region continues to be affirmed by objective outsiders. Numerous high rankings by entities such as Money magazine are evidence of the region’s lower cost of living, high-quality transportation facilities, diverse arts and entertainment amenities, quality education institutions, state-of-the-art health care, and safe, attractive neighborhoods.

Mainstays of the regional economy are manufacturing, especially general aviation manufacturing, health care, energy production, retail services, and agriculture. The region’s workforce has the second-highest concentration in the country of manufacturing and other skilled-labor jobs.

The area’s modest cost of living, as measured by the cost-of-living index, is below the national average. The Wichita index is currently at 86, 14 points below the national average of 100, with other communities in the region enjoying an even lower cost of living. Housing is a notable bargain, with the cost of single-family homes averaging 40 percent or more below the national median price of $222,800.

The KPTS region offers a myriad of high-quality public and private education programs. Nearly all of the area’s urban, suburban and rural school districts continue to record consecutive years of rising student achievement. Voters in many school districts have approved bond issues to invest in new schools and expand existing schools, upgrade technical education, and renovate athletic and fine arts facilities. The region abounds with numerous private and parochial schools offering preschool through high school education.

A wide array of higher-education institutions is present, ranging from undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programs at Wichita State, Newman and Friends Universities. Hutchinson Community College, and Butler Community College, offer many types of associate degrees and a range of post-secondary technical and vocational education. Other private and community colleges in South Central Kansas also have a classroom presence in Wichita.

Spurred by high-quality University fine arts programs and construction of the new Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita a few years ago, the region enjoys exceptional performing and cultural arts, and other entertainment venues. The arts include: a professional symphony orchestra, well-established opera, ballet and music theater companies, local and touring theater troupes, and more than 25 museums.

Outdoor recreation amenities include access to boating, waterskiing, canoeing, fishing and swimming in Cheney and El Dorado Reservoir lakes, state and county public lakes, and the Arkansas River that intersects the region. The region offers miles of paved scenic biking and hiking trails.

KPTS is part of a large and diverse media center in Kansas. The region has eight full-power TV stations representing six major networks and nine additional program streams/networks. There are another six low-power broadcasters representing 23 different program streams/networks. The media market also includes eight AM radio stations and more than 25 FM stations, in addition to 2 National Public Radio (NPR) stations in Wichita (university-based KMUW) and Hutchinson (college-based KHCC). The Wichita Eagle is the region’s daily primary newspaper, but several smaller communities also publish daily newspapers. The Wichita Business Journal is a long-standing, well-respected weekly publication that also includes community-affairs reporting.

Residents benefit from a vital nonprofit sector that develops young people, promotes cultural arts, supports those with life challenges, strengthens civic ties, and in numerous other ways adds value to the community. The Nonprofit Chamber of Service brings together over 100 members to serve as a collective voice for the nonprofit sector, share resources for capacity building, and contribute to public policy. The United Way of the Plains annually raises and distributes millions of dollars for charitable purposes. The Wichita Community Foundation, with assets of more than $57 million and annual grants of more than $3.7 million, assists in building permanent endowments for charitable community needs.