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Mobile Production Technician – Full Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Mobile Production Technician to oversee and operate our Mobile Production Unit (MPU). This is a full time position with benefits that is based in Richmond and reports to the Director of our Central Virginia Studios.

This position is responsible for supporting and executing live/recorded programming and conducting quality control of all outgoing feeds in the MPU. This requires adjusting, aligning and integrating all elements of the truck equipment inventory to provide a mobile production facility as required by events. Elements may include cameras, lenses, video servers and other video recording devices. The Mobile Production Technician will also respond to and report on client concerns regarding transmission paths and coordinate conference bridges. When the truck is not in use, this position will support the general production work in the Richmond area.

Successful candidates will have 3+ years’ experience in broadcast transmission environments with an emphasis on digital video broadcast and web streaming. Candidates should be familiar with Ross Carbonite Switchers, Xpression Graphics, Yamaha audio mixing systems and Clear Com. Experience with terminal gear, Grass Valley LDX 80 Cameras and RTS intercom systems is a plus. Candidates should have excellent troubleshooting skills, especially under time and resource constraints, and be able to visually identify video signal issues, noise, pixilation, etc. Candidates should be able to interact with a wide variety of individuals and work independently with little to no supervision.

Candidates should be able to work a flexible schedule including night and weekend hours, be available for travel, and must have a valid Virginia driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
hr@ideastations.org
or
Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235

Submissions without this information will not be considered.

This position is open until January 2, 2019.


Administrative Assistant – Full Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking an enthusiastic and extremely organized Administrative Assistant to provide executive level support to the CEO of our governing foundation, the Virginia Foundation for Public Media (VFPM). This is a full time position in Richmond with benefits that reports directly to the CEO of VFPM.

Successful candidates will have at least three years’ experience working in an executive support role, preferably in a non-profit organization. Candidates must be comfortable interacting with a wide variety of people both virtually and in person and should possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates should have expert level knowledge with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and should have experience working in relational databases.

Candidates should be able to work a flexible schedule including night and weekend hours and must have a valid Virginia driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as well as a response to the discussion items below to:
hr@ideastations.org
or
Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235

  • Discuss your favorite public broadcasting programs.
  • Discuss the importance of leadership in any organization.

Submissions without this information will not be considered.

This position is open until December 14, 2018.


Production Technician – Full Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Production Technician to provide creative and technical support for our studio and remote video productions in Richmond. This is a full time position with benefits and reports to the Director of Central VA Studios.

This position is responsible for setting up video and audio recording equipment and operating video, audio, lighting, and captioning equipment. This position assists in constructing and repairing sets and props and erecting sets, scenery and lighting. This position also will perform minor routine maintenance on studio equipment.

Successful candidates will have a positive attitude and the ability to follow directions. Candidates should be able to interact with a wide variety of people. At least six months experience in television, film, or video production is required. A college degree in a related field is preferred. Candidates must be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends and be available for occasional overnight travel. Candidates should have the ability to lift 50 pounds and to work on ladders or in elevated spaces. A valid Virginia driver’s license and clean driving record is required.

This position requires the ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Candidates must have a valid Virginia driver's license and be available for occasional evening and weekend work.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
hr@ideastations.org
or
Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235

Submissions without this information will not be considered.

This position is open until December 6, 2018.


Television Producer & Director – Full Time (Harrisonburg)
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a full-time Television Producer & Director to work alongside the hosts and producers of the nationally syndicated Virginia Farming in Harrisonburg, VA (WVPT).

The Producer/Director will conceptualize and create program content and visual treatments. This position will produce and direct field segments and provide rough-cut and final show video editing. Other duties may include scheduling facilities, personnel and equipment and provide production assistance, including videography and lighting, for other local productions as needed.

Successful candidates will have at least five years’ experience producing long-form television programs, educational videos, or film productions. Candidates should have experience with Final Cut, Adobe After Affects and Adobe Photoshop Systems. Candidates should have practical experience creating broadcast quality videos and graphics using computerized software. Candidates should also have strong videography and lighting skills and the ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form. Interest in, or agriculture experience is a plus.

This position requires the ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Candidates must have a valid Virginia driver's license and be available for occasional evening and weekend work.

Interested candidates should forward their resume, cover letter, and long form demo reel to:
hr@ideastations.org
or
Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235

Submissions without this information will not be considered.

This position is open until December 17, 2018.


Event Manager – Full Time (2 Positions for Hire)
The Community Idea Stations is seeking Event Managers to help our Community Engagement team plan events that further our mission to educate, entertain, and inspire. This is a full time position on a high energy team that reports to the Vice President of Community Engagement.

This position will involve planning, implementing, and evaluating Community Idea Stations events and overseeing volunteers in community partner events. Elements of the process will include working with volunteers, board members, and staff, creating interactive event elements, writing, and using social media.

Successful candidates will have at least three years’ experience in communications or marketing with proven event planning experience. Candidates should have experience volunteering with a non-profit organization. Candidates should have excellent writing, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills and be able to work independently with little supervision. Candidates should have experience using MS Office to include Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and be comfortable using Dropbox and a variety of social media platforms.

Candidates should be able to work a flexible schedule, including night and weekend hours, and should be able to lift thirty pounds. Candidates must have a valid Virginia driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
hr@ideastations.org
or
Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235

Submissions without this information will not be considered.

This position is open until December 14, 2018.


Graphic Designer – Part Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a part time Graphic Designer to join our growing Communications Department in Richmond. This is a part time position with no benefits that reports to the Art Director.

This position will conceptualize, design, and layout a wide variety of materials for internal and external use, including promotional materials and multi-media campaigns. This position will act as a liaison between internal project managers and external vendors, obtaining quotes and preparing projects for outside printing companies, while keeping the internal project manager appraised of the status throughout the production process.

Successful candidates will have at least three years of design experience and a strong understanding of design fundamentals, branding, typography, and visual hierarchy in layout. Candidates should be proficient in graphic design and layout, and finding creative solutions to design needs. Candidates should be proficient in Abode Creative Cloud and have knowledge of digital and print media standards and practices. A degree in Graphic Design is preferred.

Candidates should have superior multi-tasking and organizational skills and be able to meet deadlines. Our dynamic environment requires the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and work samples to:
hr@ideastations.org
or
Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235

Submissions without this information will not be considered.

This position is open until filled.


Digital Operations Technician – Part Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a part time Digital Operations Technician to work on an as-needed basis covering all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

The Digital Operations Technician is responsible for acquiring content from varied sources in different formats, monitoring signal streams and ensuring that scheduled events run correctly. This position is responsible for preventing, monitoring and reporting on-air errors.

Candidates should have the ability to perform basic troubleshooting of both standard and high-definition broadcast streams and automation. Candidates should have a basic understanding of or experience in broadcast video and audio standards and digital signal flow. Candidates should have excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work well under pressure. Experience in a server-based broadcast operation and knowledge of broadcast automation and video file server technology is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
hr@ideastations.org
or
Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235

This position is open until filled.


The Community Idea Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (EOE)

The Community Idea Stations use the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire. We are the largest locally owned and operated media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia of every age, demographic and economic circumstance through our TV and radio programs.

The Community Idea 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 ideastations.org; or follow us on Facebook (WCVE) or twitter (@wcve).

Our many employee benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) savings plan with match, and tuition reimbursement. We offer a generous amount of paid time off and holidays, flexible work arrangements, and a fun, casual atmosphere.