Creative Services Producer– Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting
STATUS: Full-time, exempt
REPORTS TO: Creative Services Director
PCBC’s Creative Services Producer is involved in the writing, voicing, and production of all on-air promotional announcements and recorded imaging for both WESA and WYEP. The Creative Services Producer will write, voice, and produce many of these elements or will work with other appropriate staff, volunteers, contractors, or other parties to make these elements. The Creative Services Producer may act as a substitute on-air music host on WYEP, as well as participating in on-air fundraising for both WESA and WYEP and/or represent the stations at community gatherings and station events as needed. The Creative Services Producer may also contribute content for both WESA and WYEP for usage on-air and/or online. This is an entry level position and reports to the Creative Services Director.
About Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting
We are an independent, locally owned, community-supported public media organization. PCBC is home to 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP, along with their related websites and digital services, all of which serve Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of western Pennsylvania. The mission of PCBC is to create and distribute trusted content, build connections and strengthen our community through public media.
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Employee development is critical to the missions of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting and its stations, so we invest resources in providing development opportunities for all employees.
We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision benefits, a 403(b) plan with generous matching contributions, paid vacation and holidays, maternity and new parent leave, and a workplace that is fun, diverse and innovative.
- Writes, edits, voices, and produces on-air promotional and imaging messages as well as recorded fundraising material.
- Manages file transfers of some syndicated programming and ensures that some syndicated programming is produced properly for air.
- Participates in on-air fund drives including on-air pitching, producing, and writing effective fundraising material.
- Participates and contributes to creative team meetings through formal project presentation as well as brainstorming sessions.
- Makes public appearances at some events and/or community gatherings, including making on-stage announcements in certain circumstances.
- Writes, edits, and produces long-form and short-form feature material for use on-air and online.
- Acts as substitute on-air host when needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of both news, music, and public radio mission.
- Experience with audio production software and radio automation software.
- Excellent writing skills, keen knowledge of writing for radio and command of the language.
- Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively internally, externally and with listeners.
- Creativity, team focus, and a strong ability to work well under pressure to tight deadlines.
- Good on-air fundraising skills and understanding of how to craft and deliver fundraising messaging to a public radio audience.
- Familiarity with Adobe Audition and/or other Windows-based sound editing products.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and website content management systems.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to successfully manage many competing projects simultaneously.
- Some radio experience, preferably in public media.
- Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, with some long days required at times.
- Experience as an on-air host.
- Honesty and integrity in all dealings.
- Enthusiasm for the mission of PCBC and its stations.
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting places a high priority on employee safety and well-being; given the current COVID-19 pandemic, access to the Community Broadcast Center is restricted and most operations are remote.
This job operates in a professional office environment as well as offsite locations for transmitters. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and printers. Typical office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00-6:00, however, evenings and weekend work are occasionally necessary.
Please visit the recruitment site here. All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, sample of audio work featuring your voice, and three references. In your application, please let us know how you heard about the position.
This position is available immediately, and the search for candidates may be terminated without notice. No phone calls, please.