90.5 WESA Job Posting: Digital Producer

Jul 20, 2018

Position: Digital Producer / Government (90.5 WESA)
Status: Full-time, exempt
Reports to: News Director
Available: Immediately

 

Position Overview 
This digital producer will use photography/videography, social media, newsletters, data visualization, and original reporting to elevate and amplify the work of WESA’s government/accountability team and the entire newsroom. The team will cover policy, campaigns, and issues surrounding the accountability of city, state, and federal officials, and strive to tell the human stories of people impacted by government decisions. This full-time exempt position will work closely with the Government Editor and Digital Engagement Editor, and report to the News Director.

Major Responsibilities
●      Promote and grow WESA’s digital platforms, including website, newsletter, and social media 
●      Assist the digital work of WESA reporters and editors 
●      Be skilled at taking still photos and video in the field 
●      Be skilled at using data visualization tools in storytelling 
●      Use social media to break news and engage audiences 
●      Research, report, write, and produce crisp, clear news reports on deadline 
●      Consistently generate and pitch creative, thoughtful and original story ideas in multiple media, while accepting and willingly execute assignments from newsroom managers 
●      Be willing to work during off hours and weekends as needed 
●      Participate in on-air and online fundraising as needed
●      Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills Required 
●      Bachelor’s degree in journalism-related field or equivalent experience / training 
●      Two or more years of digital producing/reporting in a professional newsroom 
●      Sound and ethical judgment, with a commitment to objectivity, balance and fairness 
●      Experience covering Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania government a plus 
●      Strong reporting, writing and technical skills 
●      Strong digital and social media skills 
●      Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment 
●      Creativity and sound judgment in social media usage 
●      Ability to travel throughout the region and work flexible hours when necessary  

Physical Requirements
●      Able to work in an office environment and use standard office equipment such as computers and printers
●      Field work occasionally required
●      PCBC adheres to all ADA requirements and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals

To Apply
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, a detailed resume, at least three samples of work relevant to the position and three references to digitalproducer@wesa.fm. In your email, 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.

Benefits and More
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, paid medical leave, 403(b) plan with matching contributions, paid vacation and holidays and a workplace culture that is fun, diverse and innovative.   

The Company
PCBC is an independent, locally owned community-supported public media organization. PCBC is home to Pittsburgh’s NPR News station, 90.5 WESA, and 91.3 WYEP, serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of Western Pennsylvania. PCBC serves the more than 2 million residents of Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities by leveraging the power of media to inform, inspire and entertain. We engage audiences and cultivate conversations that strengthen, enrich and improve the communities we serve.

 

90.5 WESA was launched in 2011 (in partnership with Pittsburgh’s philanthropic community) with an NPR news format. Its stated mission is “to work for the public to inform people in ways that engage and inspire them to create dialogue about community issues and stories.” 

91.3 WYEP was founded in 1974 as an all-volunteer community licensed radio station. It broadcasts a diverse offering of adult alternative music, provides community education programs, and presents a large number of highly visible events and concerts in the region. Its mission is to “enrich the community through musical discovery, expression and education.”

 

In addition to radio programming, both stations play an active role in engaging the community through online and mobile services and in-person events, and have a prominent voice in Pittsburgh’s civic and cultural affairs. Each week more than 200,000 Southwestern Pennsylvanians listen to PCBC broadcasts and tens of thousands more engage with our content through our websites and mobile digital services.

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment 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.