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CONTENT (PRODUCTION AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA)

Multimedia Producer - Full-Time/Freelance Opportunity

South Florida PBS is looking for a Multimedia Producer, who is a self-starter and brings ideas and fresh thinking to the table. This position will assist with the production of a variety of programming for public television platforms. The Multimedia Producer will be a key member of the South Florida PBS content team, responsible for researching, writing, shooting and editing content for broadcast and online platforms. The ideal candidate is passionate about storytelling, enjoys opportunities to be creative and can proficiently and efficiently execute their ideas. This detail-oriented team player is a demonstrated self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work assignments, can be flexible, and work independently in a fast-paced environment. Ability to adhere to tight deadlines is a must.

The right candidate must have one to two years of previous experience writing and producing media content. Must be proficient with Final Cut and/or Premiere Pro editing software. Ability to operate HD video cameras. Experience with a variety of social media platforms is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills is a must. Must have excellent time management and organizational skills, with a strong focus on details, ability to multitask, clearly communicate with team members and supervisors, and follow through. Understanding of and adherence to journalism and PBS ethics standards required. Must be able to work during non-business hours as needed. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive company van as needed for events across South Florida.

This is a full-time freelance position based in South Florida. Staff is primarily working from home but must be available during regular business hours to participate in meetings and production activities. Optional participation in Group Health and Dental benefits.

Please submit links to your recent work and resume w/ salary requirements to: HR, South Florida PBS, PO Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or email humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE, M/F/D/V.

 

Freelance Production Opportunities

Freelance Producers, Associate Producers, and Production Assistants are occasionally needed for various South Florida PBS productions, including public affairs, educational, arts and science programming. Candidates who possess excellent oral and written communication skills, computer proficiency, and knowledge of social media platforms may be considered when needed. Seeking candidates with experience in studio and/or field productions. Must be reliable, organized, and self-motivated. All experience levels encouraged to apply. Shooting and editing proficiency a plus. Candidate will be contacted if their skills and experience match an open opportunity.

Send resume w/ salary requirements to: HR, South Florida PBS, PO Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or E-mail humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE, M/F/D/V.


DEVELOPMENT

Director, Major Gifts

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join our team. Directly responsible for devising and managing comprehensive and effective strategies for the acquisition of major and planned gifts from capable and qualified current and potential donors including working to identify, engage, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors, prospects and family foundations. This includes devising effective strategic planning and face to face meetings to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support to fuel SFPBS’ mission and strategic plans. Manages a fluid portfolio of 125 to 150 current and potential major donors and prospects with a primary focus on Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

College graduate with emphasis on non-profit development management including major gifts and capital campaigns, business, public relations, and or equivalent comparable work experience. Preference for candidates with CFRE. Excellent writing skills are essential. Minimum of five to seven years of proven success in building strong, effective philanthropic relationships-including prospect identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Specific experience and knowledge with emphasize on a successful track record in the areas of non-profit management; major gifts; planned giving; annual giving programs; capital campaign management; foundation funding; and event planning and coordination. Experience with Raiser’s Edge/RENXT is preferable.

South Florida PBS is a community-licensed public television station serving South Florida from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. South Florida PBS produces and provides programs and services to the community through varied media platforms. The region served is dynamic, diverse and rich in arts and culture.

 

Major Gifts Officer (Part-time/or Contract) – Health & Wellness

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join our team in a part-time or contract capacity. Reporting to the Principal Director Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for devising and managing effective strategies and business plans to identify, engage, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors, prospects and family foundations capable of contributing $10,000 or more annually primarily for the health and wellness content, to ensure a growing base of financial support for South Florida PBS. Manages a fluid portfolio of at least 75 qualified current and potential major donors, family foundations and planned giving prospects primarily those with a passion for health and wellness.

In collaboration with the Principal Director Major Gifts devises, implements and monitors strategic relationship plans and prospect management goals including the number of contacts made monthly, solicitation plans and dollars to be raised per year. Works closely with development team to develop and implement strategies and programs for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors.

College graduate with emphasis on non-profit development management including major gifts and capital campaigns, business, public relations, and or equivalent comparable work experience. Preference for candidates with CFRE. Minimum of 5-7 five years of experience and proven success in non-profit management and major gifts fundraising. Specific experience with capital campaigns and planned giving is preferable. Excellent writing and communication skills. Ability to deal with people from various socioeconomic, cultural and professional backgrounds in an effective and persuasive manner. Maintaining confidentiality as it relates to donors is required. Must be able to work effectively and collaboratively in both a remote, independent environment as well as in an office setting and adhere to the organization’s Remote Working policy. Computer literate with experience in Raiser’s Edge/RENXT is preferable.

Send resume with cover letter to: South Florida PBS, HR, P.O. Box 140999, Coral Gables 33144 or humanresources@wpbt.org, EOE, M/F/D/V


ENGINEERING

Sr. Director, Technology/Operations

South Florida PBS is searching for a Sr. Director of Technology and Operations ready to lead us into the future of next-generation media technologies and infrastructures as the organization shifts from traditional broadcasting to new platforms based on IP and cloud-based solutions.

Under the general supervision of the Sr. VP Technology/Operations the Sr. Director, Technology/Operations is responsible for strategically leading the South Florida PBS technology and operations teams. Fully assuming the leadership role, steering from the front, working side-by-side with highly skilled engineering personnel to achieve the goals of SFPBS. Facilitates short and long-term technology planning including, but not limited to, establishing technical standards, methods, and priorities. Works collaboratively with peers within the technology division to ensure that all engineering and IT capabilities for South Florida PBS are innovative and solution oriented, meeting current and future needs. Responsible for overseeing the operations and maintenance functions of all technical personnel, equipment, and infrastructure to ensure a smooth and efficient operation for broadcast, production and NexGen endeavors. Working with the SVP, assists in developing and executing the strategic direction, goals, and objectives for the division.

Maintains a good working knowledge of the company’s broadcast operations, networking infrastructure and RF technical facilities. Researches new technologies as they may apply to South Florida PBS. Maintains technical leadership within the industry; recommends, plans, and designs technical and equipment changes. Acts as a resource and liaison between Technology division and other departments. Maintains compliance with all FCC rules and regulations. Develops and manages operational budgets and maintains proper documentation.

Bachelor’s degree preferred in related field. SBE certification or equivalent work experience. Seven to ten years of experience working in a broadcast facility or in the broadcast field. Familiarity with television operations and content creation. Strong IT based skills, networking, and IP video distribution infrastructure. RF experience is a must. Knowledge of planning, technical design, construction, maintenance and operation of all aspects of broadcast facilities. Proven experience leading a diverse team.

Able to communicate with personnel at all levels. Ability to follow through on objectives without direct supervision. Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills. Embraces hands-on leadership strategy. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have an enthusiasm for the mission of South Florida PBS.

Must work well under pressure.

Send resume with cover letter to: South Florida PBS, HR, 3401 S Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426, or humanresources@wpbt.org, EOE, M/F/D/V


MEMBERSHIP

Member & Viewer Services Representative (Freelance/PT)

Excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join our team. Responsible for assisting with support activities in the Member Services Department. Will assist in providing high quality member service support via telephone, e-mail, mail and in person. Will work independently and as part of a team to resolve a diverse set of issues for viewers and members. Manages members account regarding inquiries, billing issues, premiums, data entry and more. Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately.

Notifies company personnel of visitor arrival. Assists security officer with executing established procedures. Assist with on-air pledge drives, concerts and special events designed to cultivate and strengthen relationship with members and viewers. During campaigns will assist with on-set logistics including supervision and training of the volunteers. Assists in the maintenance and accuracy of all entries into all associated databases as well as the online donation website.

Ideal candidate will be a high school graduate with one year of customer service experience. Has working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail is a must! Good oral and written communication and people skills with a keen ability to relate well with others is essential to this position. This position requires a flexible schedule; will work occasional nights and weekends. Must have good comprehensive and documentation skills, strong time management skills and must maintain excellent attendance.

This position requires you to perform work at our SFPBS facility located in Boynton Beach. All offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of background checks and drug tests.

South Florida PBS is a community-licensed public television station serving South Florida from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. South Florida PBS produces and provides programs and services to the community through varied media platforms. The region served is dynamic, diverse and rich in arts and culture.

Send resume with cover letter to: South Florida PBS, HR, P.O. Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002, or humanresources@wpbt.org, EOE, M/F/D/V


UNDERWRITING AND SALES

Director of Sales & Marketing – Health Channel

This is an excellent opportunity for the right sales professional to join our team! Under the general supervision of the Managing Director SFPBS, The Health Chanel and Comtel Inc. the Director of Sales and Underwriting will be responsible for participating in identifying, developing, and signing partnership, sponsorship and advertising deals that drive new and existing revenue for the company’s media properties, particularly for the Health Channel.

The Director of Sales & Marketing will create, execute, and drive revenue growth for The Health Channel, WPBT, WXEL and COMTEL Inc. through underwriting, creating strategic partnerships, and integrating sponsors messages in the TV and digital outlets available from these highly regarded media properties. Introduce advertisers and agencies to PBS TV and Digital properties. Find innovative ways to engage and deliver value to sponsors who are new to PBS. Cultivate new relationships with corporations, ad agencies, and local businesses. Convert sponsors and advertisers from your existing book of business to reach the PBS audience through the SFPBS properties online and over the air. Work collaboratively and strategically with your supervisor to deliver the highest possible returns for the company. Closing business through a strong volume of calls, meetings, and proposals is paramount to success in covering the large territory this position provides. Creating growth through new strategic partnership opportunities for specific programming projects. Develop, maintain and present marketing materials and data through strong enthusiastic presentations. Collaborate with colleagues to develop a winning mixture that delivers results.

Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five 5 years demonstrated experience in selling broadcast and digital sponsorships, advertising and underwriting. Experience in Public Relations, Corporate Communication and Branding are highly desirable and essential, with relationships directly with big corporations and corporate sponsors. Proven experience in prospecting, building and closing strategic partnerships. A solid book of business and history of performance. Active client base in South Florida with strong documented record of revenue growth. Excellent computer skills with a strong proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel. Experience with RE preferred. Able to work independently. Demonstrated success in account management, communications and/or marketing. Proficient with creating compelling presentations. Ability to work remotely and still deliver strong sales results. A strong, enthusiastic spirit that allows you to see opportunity at every turn. Candidates with PBS underwriting background will be strongly considered.

Created by South Florida PBS, a member station of PBS, the most trusted institution in the United States, the Health Channel℠ All Health All the Time℠ is the first TV channel of its kind, offering a uniquely designed concept that connects you with medical and well-being specialists in real time, promoting healthier lifestyle options. In partnership with prestigious organizations, the service aims to empower you with the most up-to-date information, enabling you to take more control of your and your family’s health.

South Florida PBS is a community-licensed public television station serving South Florida from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. South Florida PBS produces and provides programs and services to the community through varied media platforms. The region served is dynamic, diverse and rich in arts and culture.

Send resume with cover letter to: South Florida PBS, HR, P.O. Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002, or humanresources@wpbt.org, EOE, M/F/D/


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

South Florida PBS provides students with an opportunity to combine work experience and professional development to enhance their formal education. Our program serves to reinforce and strengthen the students' personal values and career objectives through an improved understanding of themselves and the work environment. We provide practical work experience to balance the students' theoretical training and allow students to meet and learn from professionals in the field and develop a network of contacts. Areas of openings include, but are not limited to: Accounting, Engineering, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Interactive Media, Marketing, Production, and Programming.

To be considered for an internship students must be enrolled in college/university in which their coursework requires internship hours. Students must also provide documentation from their school stating that they will be receiving credit for their time spent interning at South Florida PBS. For more information please email Diane Herron at humanresources@wpbt.org or call 305-424-4011.


 

South Florida PBS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in any manner prohibited by law. The Board of Directors, President & CEO and the management of South Florida PBS, Inc. are committed to the principle and practice of providing equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and personnel. Our affirmative action efforts extend beyond the letter of the law to the spirit of the law. (To view our Affirmative Action Plan, click here)

South Florida PBS, Inc.’s affirmative action efforts and the Federal Communications Commission’s guidelines for equal opportunity employment govern the spirit and depth of our recruiting efforts. Organizations are encouraged to assist us in gaining the broadest possible reach in attracting applicants for employment and providing inroads and career opportunities in broadcasting. If you can assist us in this regard, please let us know by becoming a recipient of our employment opportunities announcements. Send us the name and address of your organization, the appropriate contact person and your email address. This can be mailed to Diane Herron, Sr. Director, Human Resources, South Florida PBS, Inc., P.O. Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or email humanresources@wpbt.org. You will receive employment announcements for each opening at South Florida PBS, Inc. Your organization can play an important role in our affirmative action efforts, the talent and diversification of our staff, and the services that we provide to our viewers locally and across the country.

If you are an individual interested in becoming a recipient of our employment opportunities announcements, please follow the process outlined above and you will receive employment announcements for each opening at South Florida PBS, Inc.