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Corporate Sponsorship Representative - Charlottesville – Full Time
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Corporate Sponsorship Account Executive to secure and maintain funding for the local PBS affiliate (WVPT/WHTJ/WCVE). This is a full time position based in Charlottesville that reports to the Director of Corporate Sponsorship.

The Account Executive will prospect and cultivate relationships with potential sponsors for television, events, and digital sponsorship opportunities. This position will prepare underwriting materials and proposals for new and existing sponsors, present the case for sponsorship, and maintain on-going communication with clients.

Successful candidates will have at least two years’ experience in a sales role and experience volunteering or working for a nonprofit organization. Candidates must be comfortable interacting with a wide variety of people and should possess well-developed public speaking and presentation skills. Candidates should be comfortable working in Google docs and MS Office and have experience in relational databases.  Candidates must have a love of public media and the ability to articulate its value and importance to the community.

Candidates should be self-starters who are able to work a flexible schedule with minimal supervision. This position requires travel within the state; a valid Virginia driver’s license with a 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 March 18, 2019.


Chief Content Officer (CCO)
The Virginia Foundation for Public Media and Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation, which does business as the Community Idea Stations, is searching for a Chief Content Officer (CCO). The CCO will set the vision, strategy, and goals for multiplatform content development and distribution in alignment with the organization’s mission to use the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire.

This position will report directly to the CEO and be a key partner in strengthening the organization’s relevance and long-term sustainability. The CCO will be responsible for developing a robust pipeline of content and scheduling strategy to expand market reach. He/she will oversee content creation in television, radio and digital departments, managing a high-caliber, diverse and innovative team.

Successful candidates will have experience in television, radio, and digital production and operations and possess creative vision with sound editorial and content judgement. Candidates should have experience managing multiplatform production contracts and budgets and have demonstrated knowledge of the public media system, including PBS and APT content standards and practices.

Candidates should be strong communicators with the ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders and decisive, inspirational leaders with strong change management skills. Candidates must be passionate about public media and having an impact in communities across Virginia. This position will travel throughout the state of Virginia, and a valid driver’s license with a 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 March 22, 2019.


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.