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PBS KANSAS OPENINGS

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Date: May 12,  2021

Position:  Broadcast Operations Assistant(Part-time)

 

Position Purpose:

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of Master Control to ensure a quality broadcast and provide support to the Continuity Producer in marketing strategy.  

Position Function: Master Control

  • Record and maintain the daily transmitter log.
  • Monitor and program automation for all outbound program sources to ensure compliance with official program logs and technical procedures.
  • Load and edit daily logs into automation to achieve an on time and professional on-air look.
  • Operate video and audio equipment as required for air, program preparation and promotional material.
  • Tune, switch, record and check satellite feeds as required.
  • Accurately maintain the Discrepancy forms in detail as required.
  • Utilize myPBS for timely program advisory information.
  • Coordinate master control equipment used by other departments.
  • Secure the building during non-office hours.
  • 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 Function: Continuity

  • Choreograph and traffic all break elements for assigned channel(s) including promotions, co-branding, underwriting, interstitials and all other on-air efforts.

 

Reports To:
Senior Broadcast Technician. 

Position Requirements:

  • Higher education degree or certificate from trade or technical school
  • Two years experience or equivalent combination of experience/education in broadcast, communication or electronic field.
  • Obtain certification for "operator" (issued by SBE or KPTS) within first 6 months of employment
  • Excellent oral/written skills; PC skills
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.

 


Date: May 4, 2021

POSITION: Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and Office Manager

POSITION PURPOSE:  Provide executive assistance to the President & CEO.  Participate in station initiatives to ensure success; act as the face of the station (greeting guests, directing inbound calls); set up meetings of the PBS KANSAS Board of Trustees and the Community Advisory Group.

POSITION FUNCTION:

  • Maintain the President & CEO calendar; set business appointments, call contacts, prioritize sensitive matters, build positive relationships.
  • Maintain a high level of dependability and confidentiality.
  • Excellent written skills, prepare communication on behalf of the President/ CEO as requested.
  • Assist Board of Trustees with monthly activities (schedule meetings, prepare agendas, maintain official files, order meals, plan events, assist auditors as needed).
  • Offer an exceptional customer experience for all visitors and coworkers.
  • Assist auditors as necessary by providing timely and complete files as requested.
  • Coordinate meetings, maintain minutes, maintain official files, and act as station liaison for the Community Advisory Board (CAB).
  • Accept in-bound calls from the public.  Direct calls to proper staff as needed.  Assist Membership and Pledge donor calls (process a donation, troubleshoot PBS Kansas Passport, answer donor account questions)
  • Process and settle all batches for credit card payments (daily payments and monthly sustainer pull), and running reports in Memsys to match transactions for accounting.
  • Assist Membership with sending daily “thank you” emails and letters to donors.
  • Order supplies for staff general use, as necessary. Regularly check prices and suggest way to lower costs in areas of influence.
  • Monthly printed Program Guide mailing - print program guide labels from Memsys, fold, tab, and mail.
  • Coordinate staff events (holiday party, community partnerships).
  • Take ownership of office appearance and cleanliness, and – work with staff to set and achieve goals.
  • Participate in station activities and events, such as: attending special events, coordinating donations and building community partnerships.
  • Assist Accounting Coordinator by printing bi-monthly AP checks via Quickbooks, and submit to President/CEO for signature, then mail.
  • Prepare daily deposit of checks – send daily totals to Membership Manager, Development, and the President & CEO.
  • Open and distribute mail, stamp/date all invoices.
  • Mail room:  process all outgoing mail daily, refill postage as necessary, provide monthly postal report to accounting, assist staff with issues.
  • Manage Petty Cash by keeping monthly reports, and following station policies.
  • Schedule travel arrangements and itineraries as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned and approved by the President & CEO.
  • Manage all non-technical areas of the facility to assure cleanliness, including staff break room.

 

REPORTS TO: 
The President and CEO

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • College Graduate plus 5 yearsoffice experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Products
  • Excellent Oral/Written skills
  • Salary is Negotiable

 

Apply now by sending your cover letter, resume and three references to jobsearch@kpts.org.

 


Date: April 21, 2021

Position: Broadcast Operations Assistant 

Position Purpose
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of Master Control to ensure a quality broadcast and provide support to the Continuity Producer in marketing strategy.  

Position Function: Master Control

  • Record and maintain the daily transmitter log.
  • Monitor and program automation for all outbound program sources to ensure compliance with official program logs and technical procedures.
  • Load and edit daily logs into automation to achieve an on time and professional on-air look.
  • Operate video and audio equipment as required for air, program preparation and promotional material.
  • Tune, switch, record and check satellite feeds as required.
  • Accurately maintain the Discrepancy forms in detail as required.
  • Utilize myPBS for timely program advisory information.
  • Coordinate master control equipment used by other departments.
  • Secure the building during non-office hours.
  • 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 Function: Continuity

  • Choreograph and traffic all break elements for assigned channel(s) including promotions, co-branding, underwriting, interstitials and all other on-air efforts.

 

Reports To

Senior Broadcast Technician. 

Position Requirements

  • Higher education degree or certificate from trade or technical school
  • Two years experience or equivalent combination of experience/education in broadcast, communication or electronic field.
  • Obtain certification for "operator" (issued by SBE or KPTS) within first 6 months of employment
  • Excellent oral/written skills; PC skills
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.

 

Apply now by sending your cover letter, resume and three references to jobsearch@kpts.org.


Date: April 23, 2021

Position: Assistant Programming & Continuity Director

PBS KANSAS is seeking a detail-oriented, accuracy-driven individual to work in PBS Kansas’ programming, traffic and continuity areas.

Potential for growth into Director of Programming position within 1-2 years.

Salary negotiable

Responsibilities:

  • Use industry-standard Protrack broadcast scheduling software to schedule station breaks on PBS KANSAS’ channels; add to and modify PBS KANSAS program schedules, schedule recordings and create flights that place spots in PBS KANSAS program logs.
  • Schedule and record programs for air on all channels.
  • Must become familiar with content and structure of station breaks in order to schedule for PBS Kansas and its sub-channels.
  • Must be able to navigate multiple web-based resources to locate and download promotional and program materials.
  • Must be able to manage large quantities of digital media.
  • Must be able to learn and apply FCC rules and regulations to PBS KANSAS and outside produced materials.
  • Solid English writing skills and good spelling a must. Must be competent in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel.
  • Create and package short and long form videos using video editing software like Final Cut Pro™ and Premiere Pro™  in conjunction with Photoshop™ and Illustrator™, to create program promotions and other station announcements.
  • Must be able to understand digital video and use video encoding software for broadcast and web.

 

Apply now by sending your cover letter, resume and three references to jobsearch@kpts.org.


PBS KANSAS 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.

PBS KANSAS 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 PBS KANSAS 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.

PBS KANSAS 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.