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Employment Opportunities

Radio Reporter (Political) – Full-time

The Community Idea Stations (88.9 WCVE Public Radio) is seeking a full‐time Political Reporter to cover the Virginia General Assembly, Governor’s Office, Attorney General and other statewide elected officials as well as Richmond City Council, School Board, and the Mayor. Successful candidate will:

  • file multiple daily spot stories from the State Capitol Studio, as well as periodic features and daily extended reports during the General Assembly session
  • coordinate with News Director, reporters, and interns for team coverage as needed
  • host occasional news programs as needed
  • and other duties as assigned.

This position reports to the News Director.

Candidate must have abilities in multimedia journalism with emphasis on reporting and audio production, proficiency in working with Adobe Audition, web and social media‐based editing and production skills. Requirement: 2 to 3 years experience as on‐air program host and newscaster. Must have driver’s license and ability to travel.

Send resume and salary history to:
CPBC, Human Resources
23 Sesame Street
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Deadline to apply is 8/29/2015. (EOE)

Education – Ready to Learn Project Manager

The Community Idea Stations (WCVE PBS) seeks early childhood educator to implement its Ready to Learn outreach program. Manager will work with staff and community partners to help childcare providers and parents learn to use PBS resources to prepare kids ages 2-8 for success in school. Work includes event management and supervision of the program presence in the community and educational trainings. Some weekends required. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in the Early Childhood Education field and at least two years of related experience. Excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal skills and a comfort level with technology is required. Ability to lift 30 pounds.


  • Develop materials and procedures for RTL projects and initiatives. 
  • Conduct training sessions for teachers, parents, guardians, and volunteers.
  • Organize, coordinate and implement all phases of each RTL community engagement events. Some weekend work required, flex time.
  • Compose and distribute monthly parent newsletters and monthly teacher newsletters. Provide content for social media networking and the RTL web page. 
  • Establish and participate in partnerships with local early childhood community groups.
  • Organize and implement all facets of the RTL Book Initiative in elementary schools.
  • Work cooperatively with the Development team raise funding for RTL. Some grant writing.
  • Compile reports including budget and activity records.
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, and webinars to stay informed with PBS KIDS resources and early childhood research and trends.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education field or equivalent (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Two years Early Childhood teaching or related experience
  • Experience organizing outreach activities and events
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds.
  • Well developed public speaking, presentation and training skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Strong initiative and ability to complete daily tasks with minimal direction
  • Demonstrated ability and comfort with technology
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license (requires some travel within the central Virginia area)

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent, or the only qualifications for this position. The incumbent will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervi-sor. Management reserves the right to amend or waive the above listed qualifications.

Send resume and salary history to:
CPBC, Human Resources
23 Sesame Street
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Deadline to apply is 9/3/2015. (EOE)

Commonwealth Public Broadcasting (CPBC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

The Community Idea Stations provide public radio (NPR) and television (PBS) programming in Central Virginia. Stations include 88.9 WCVE Public Radio, WCVE PBS, WHTJ PBS, WCVW PBS, WCVE Create, and MHz Worldview. For more information about the Community Idea Stations, visit our website at; or follow us on Facebook (WCVE) or twitter (@wcve).

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