Careers and Internships

witf-pmc.jpgWITF, a multimedia company and a destination, is one of the country's top-performing and most entrepreneurial public broadcasting organizations, serves the 41st largest media market.

The company comprises public broadcasting stations WITF TV, WITF FM, news networks RadioPA Networks and Pennsylvania Public Radio, regional magazine Central PA, WITF.org, WITF Educational Services and Media Solutions.

Serving the beautiful and historic Susquehanna Valley in South Central Pennsylvania (with easy access from Routes 283, 83, 81 and the PA Turnpike)-offering a reasonable cost of living. WITF is located just one and one half hours from Baltimore, two hours from Washington and Philadelphia, and three hours from New York City.

If you are involved in a community group that would like to be notified of current job opportunities, please call (717) 704-3000 or email hrmail@witf.org.

The following three links contain documentation relating to WITF employment:


President/Chief Executive Officer

About WITF

WITF Public Media serves the south-central capital region of Pennsylvania--and the state as a whole--with trusted news and information. Since its founding in 1963, WITF has become a valued source of programs and services that both satisfy and stimulate curiosity for residents in every community in the region. A member-supported public media organization, WITF reaches audiences in 19 counties. As a multimedia organization in the process of becoming a digital-first media entity, WITF informs and interacts with its communities through its TV and FM broadcast channels, website, mobile and social media channels, educational programs, and community events. These include WITF 89.5 & 93.3, WITF TV, the RadioPA Network, witf.org, WITF Educational Services, and Media Solutions. WITF has 65 full-time and 35 part-time staff and more than 21,000 members.

The Role

The next President and Chief Executive Officer of WITF Public Media will lead the growth of the organization's reach, relevance, and revenue while delivering on its mission and impact. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and CEO will oversee all aspects of the organization's operations and insure its financial sustainability in the midst of a dynamic and constantly changing media landscape. In addition to ensuring that the highest levels of journalism, political reporting, storytelling, community engagement, and education are continually advanced, the President and CEO will help engage the breadth and diversity of central Pennsylvania to further WITF's mission of strengthening communities by forging connections and creating opportunities for lifelong learning. The President and CEO will lead and develop an energized and committed team, and will oversee an operating budget and financial structure reliant upon both public and private support. As WITF's lead fundraiser, the President and CEO will engage the support, enthusiasm, and trust of existing and new supporters and members.

Candidate Profile

WITF seeks an unusually innovative, broad-minded, and strategic leader. S/he must be passionate about WITF's mission and possess significant business, financial, management, and leadership skills. The successful candidate must have a track record of success leading a complex organization or business, ideally related to media, content development, and/or public engagement. S/he must be able to develop and implement a vision for how WITF can continue to reach more people, adapt its delivery platform strategy as the landscapes of media and technology continue to rapidly evolve, and deepen its impact on the communities served while ensuring financial sustainability for the organization long-term. The candidate must be a strong and credible advocate and ambassador for WITF, and a superb communicator individually and with large audiences. S/he must be able to navigate effectively the local, regional, and national arenas, and bring the credibility to operate at the highest levels of media, business, government, and philanthropy.

To review the full position specification, please follow this link.


PA Post Executive Editor

As media organizations face great challenges and shrinking staffs, PA Post offers an exciting opportunity: the chance not only to lead, but to nurture the evolution of Pennsylvania's first news organization with a truly statewide focus. PA Post launched in September 2018 with key products: the weekday e-newsletter The Context; weekly podcast The State of the State; and an important continuing series on mental health (Through the Cracks).

The fifth largest state in the country, Pennsylvania is regionally, politically and culturally fragmented. PA Post aims to change that by connecting Pennsylvanians to Pennsylvania, by finding and explaining issues that tie the state together in a way that hasn't been done before.

The ideal candidate to guide the non-profit, digital-first, multimedia team at PA Post has a passion for listening to citizens, telling powerful stories with diverse voices and helping journalists explain complex topics with compelling audio, video, text and other digital tools for a statewide audience. You'll be a confident user of social media to reach engaged audiences across Pennsylvania.

You will be key to PA Post's relationships with media partners, donors and our readers, listeners and viewers statewide.

You will work with PA Post media affiliates and partners on content-sharing agreements and collaborative projects, bringing the best journalism in the state to whatever platform the audience is using. Among PA Post's media partners are the new Spotlight PA (led by the Philadelphia Inquirer), WHYY in Philadelphia and the Harrisburg-based Patriot News/PennLive.

You will be able to inspire donors and sponsors to support non-partisan reporting while conveying PA Post's editorial independence. The Executive Editor will oversee a small team, but a growing one as PA Post becomes more established. You will be responsible for working with the team to set a statewide editorial strategy, devise effective business models and establish editorial principles to build trust.

PA Post will avoid the 24-hour news churn to produce deep dive and explanatory journalism on legislative, policy and political issues. The Executive Editor will be able to lead journalists through short- and long-term projects that may take weeks, months or years to develop.

If you are a newsroom leader eager to put a fledgling digital start-up on the map, you want to be here.

In the few months since its launch, PA Post has garnered a rising number of newsletter subscribers, and appreciative reactions:

  • From Twitter: "This is good journalism. ... Looking forward to more like this from @papostnews."
  • In email: "Love what I'm seeing so far at PA Post."
  • From Facebook: PA people: "Sign up for this. Great resource."

WITF Public Media, which serves as fiscal agent for PA Post, has built a national reputation for its work - earning a duPont-Columbia Silver Baton for its StateImpact Pennsylvania initiative and 15 RTDNA National Edward R. Murrow Awards since 2007.

To review the full position specification, please follow this link.


Part Time Event Representative

WITF is seeking energetic and outgoing individuals to join our events team. We frequently put on and attend events where we provide attendees with information and run games and crafts primarily geared towards children. The ideal candidate will have experience interacting with both adults and children and enjoy speaking with small groups.

Experience working in group settings with both children and adults is a plus. The majority of the events happen on weekends with some evening events. Selected candidates must be able to successfully pass a PA Criminal Background Check and obtain a Child Abuse Clearance from the PA Dept. of Human Services.

To apply, please follow this link.


Current Internship Positions 

WITF offers resume-building, academic experience to college students across a variety of disciplines.  While our internships are unpaid, interns using their internship for academic credit have the opportunity to apply for a stipend through the Chronister Internship Endowment

CLICK HERE to view our most up to date list of internship openings for the upcoming semester.

 

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