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Position: Traffic Coordinator

Hours: Full time 40 hours/week

Posting Date: February 28, 2022

Description: 

We're looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, reliable, results and detailed oriented person who demonstrates the drive to achieve. Responsibilities involve a variety of tasks including, but not limited to strong analytical and technical skills, ability to evaluate appropriate information/data, must be able to manage multiple processes and be organized.

Required Skills:

The candidate is required to show good judgment and critical thinking skills. This position requires precise attention to detail, capable of interpreting and following specific instructions, strong communications skills in written, oral form and you must be able to maintain a positive working relationship with internal departments and embrace teamwork by taking the initiative.

Interpersonal skills are required and the ability to handle stressful situations. You must be able to assist in the workflow of others to meet deadlines. This position will work under the supervision of the Director of Programming. The Programming department is a 24 hour a day department. After hours work may be necessary at times. 

Duties Include:

The duties of a broadcast traffic coordinator revolve around organizing all the break content for a television broadcast. As a broadcast traffic coordinator, your responsibilities require you to schedule underwriting spots, on-air promotions, and programming so that the TV transmission has continuity.

The Traffic Coordinator will communicate with each department from Development and Pledge to Production to ensure that their underwriting spots and programs get placed in the requested time slots.

Duties will include the generation of program logs for all four (4) channels that show when the programs and underwriting etc air throughout each broadcast day. You will need to enter and update this information (and media assets at times) into a broadcast system via the software application ProTrack. The completed schedule logs will be pushed to Broadcast Operations servers. This position will also generate the daily record schedule and push that schedule to the Broadcast Operations server as well as provide a print out to the department.

Ultimately, you are responsible for checking and scheduling all production materials and content to ensure a seamless broadcast. Candidate must also have working knowledge of Adobe Premiere as this position will also generate the daily listings video for on-air broadcast.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Management, Communications or related field is
    preferred
  • Strong proficiency in broadcast traffic systems such as ProTrack
  • Experience in video/film and/or multimedia production
  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere CC in conjunction with other Creative Suite
    applications (Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Media Encoder, etc.)
  • Ability to keep a “bird’s eye view” on multiple deadlines and campaigns
    simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Meticulously detail oriented
  • Goal oriented, flexible and creative under pressure
  • Able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary
  • Must provide a current reel with body of work

 

Apply via email with cover letter, resume (include your physical address, not just an email), and salary requirements to jobsearch@kpts.org with the subject heading “Traffic Coordinator.”


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.