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Social Media Specialist – Full Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Social Media Specialist. This is a full time position with benefits and reports to the Director of Digital Engagement and Innovation.

The Social Media Specialist runs the day-to-day social media activity of the Community Idea Stations by curating, editing, and creating content for the station’s social media pages in order to build meaningful relationships, engage with fans, and drive traffic to the website. This position collaborates with staff responsible for the station’s email marketing and websites, as well as staff in radio, television, community engagement and development departments to use digital content to support the station’s mission and objectives.

Successful candidates will be savvy and strategic social media users who are also able to coach and teach others to use social media. Candidates should be excellent writers, editors, and presenters who can work both independently and as part of a team. Experience working in public media or in a public media environment is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit the following: resume, cover letter, links to public accounts that show your evidence of digital presence/expertise, and a writing sample describing your favorite public media show and why you love it 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 October 19, 2018.


Associate Producer/Director – Full Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking an Associate Producer and Director to assist with the production of WCVE and WHTJ Virginia Home Grown and Charlottesville Inside Out. This is a full time position with benefits and reports to the Senior Producer/Director.

This position will assist the Senior Producer/Director produce and direct field segments and provide rough-cut and fine-cut video editing. The Associate Producer/Director will conceptualize and create program graphic content and visual treatments and create promotional and feature content for television, digital media, radio and other delivery platforms. Other duties may include scheduling facilities, personnel and equipment and maintaining documentation to track production information. This position may also provide production assistance including videography, transcription, and closed captioning materials.

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Mass Communications or a related field and at least three years’ experience in television, video or film production. Candidates should have practical experience creating broadcast quality videos and graphics using computerized software. Successful candidates will have demonstrated strong technical skills in Avid, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Adobe CC or other video editing and graphics software systems. Candidates should also have technical directing (video switcher) experience and strong creative and artistic skills in video editing and graphics/image creation.

Candidates should be able to lift up to 50 pounds and possess a valid Virginia Driver’s license and clean driving record. Candidates should be able to work unusual hours with little advance, including evenings and weekend, and be available for travel.

Candidates should be able to work independently with little to no daily supervision and should be able to work well as part of a team. Candidates should have strong written and verbal skills and be able to interact with a wide variety of people and personalities.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and 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 October 26, 2018.


Artsline Producer/Board Operator – Full Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking an Artsline Producer and Fill In Board Operator for our FM Station 88.9 WCVE News. This is a full time 30-hour position with benefits and reports to the News Director.

This position will curate and produce the Artsline segment on 88.9 WCVE News and Music. This requires cultivating relationships with local non-profit organizations, gathering information on local events and producing a daily cultural calendar highlighting these events. This position will also fill in as a board operator on an as needed basis.

Successful candidates will be proficient in Adobe Audition or similar editing software and have web and social media‐based editing and production skills. Experience as a board operator is required and public radio experience is strongly preferred. Candidates should have a clear speaking voice. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel. Candidates should be willing to work as needed during day and evening hours. Weekend hours and overtime may be required.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary expectations, 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.

Production Technician - Charlottesvile – Part Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Production Technician to provide creative and technical support for our Charlottesville studio and remote video productions. This is a part-time as needed position 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, and lighting equipment. This position will primarily focus on camera, audio and lighting operations in remote locations in and around the Charlottesville area.

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.

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 filled.


City of Richmond Reporter – Full Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a City of Richmond/Breaking News Reporter for our FM Station, 88.9 WCVE News. This is a full time position with benefits and reports to the News Director.

This position will cover the Richmond Mayor’s office and administration, Richmond City Council, Richmond Planning Commission, Richmond Economic Development Authority and other breaking news. This position will also assist the State Politics, Education and Legal Reporters when necessary and may host occasional news programs as needed.

Candidates should be willing to work as needed during day and evening hours. Weekend hours and overtime will be periodically required. This reporter will serve as the on-call weekend reporter every 3 weeks. During the General Assembly session, this reporter should plan on working overtime for 6-8 weeks.

Successful candidates will be proficient in Adobe Audition or similar editing software and have web and social media‐based editing and production skills. Two to three years of experience as an on‐air reporter is required and public radio experience is strongly preferred. Photography skills are a plus. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary expectations, 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 October 26, 2018


Digital Email Marketing Associate – Full Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Digital Marketing Associate. This is a full time position with benefits.

The Digital Marketing Associate will be responsible for developing, deploying, and measuring email marketing activities. In addition, this person will work within a team to develop a database and other resources to build a holistic view of the station’s constituents.

This position will work collaboratively within cross-functional teams to build digital engagement, drive website traffic, and develop an understanding of user, fan, and donor behavior. The position will manage day-to-day performance of existing email campaigns, provide regular reporting to management, and identify and develop opportunities for process improvements.

The ideal candidate will exhibit a natural curiosity around data and marketing technology, as well as the ability to collaborate with other creative staff members.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in marketing, Adobe Photoshop (or equivalent tool), email marketing, database management, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics. Candidates should have strong writing and editing skills and be comfortable learning to use new technology platforms and teaching technology skills to others.

Interested candidates should submit the following:
resume, cover letter, and a writing sample describing a hypothetical email campaign to promote your favorite public media shows you might conduct on behalf of the station 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 October 17, 2018


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.