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NWPB Sustainer Program Manager

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Summary of Duties:

Responding to a critical need within the organization, this position will be responsible for increasing revenue from ongoing donors (sustainers) for Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB). The incumbent will manage the program and develop the creative content, production and delivery of strategic messaging to constituents by means of an array of donor engagement tools. The incumbent will participate in all development activities for NWPB.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of experience, which includes six (6) months of full-time experience in marketing, gift solicitation or public contact work with evidence of ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively orally and in writing and organize and execute assignments. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience in providing customer service.
  • Ability to travel frequently between buildings on and off campus.
  • Periodic overnight travel is required, including evening and weekend work for donor activities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
  • Good written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and setting priorities.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license by time of hire.
  • Knowledge of public broadcasting programs.
  • Experience working on special or fundraising events.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on public broadcasting events.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently to create and manage development projects.
  • Evidence of ability to build strategic relations with colleagues, co- workers, constituents and volunteers.
  • Working knowledge of university foundation systems and processes.
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.

Additional Information:
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Position Term in months: 12

View this posting on the WSU Jobs website to learn more or to apply

Inland Northwest Regional Multi-Media Journalist

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Summary of Duties:

This Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB), Inland Northwest Regional Multi-Media Journalist position reports to and is managed by the NWPB news manager or their designee. It requires an individual with strong news reporting skills to produce network-quality news and feature reports. This person will work with a regional news team to gather, write, and produce spots and features for radio and digital platforms with particular emphasis on the Inland Northwest, Spokane/North Idaho; Pullman/ Moscow; Lewiston/Clarkston, Northeastern Washington, North-Central Idaho and surrounding regions for Northwest Public Broadcasting, Spokane Public Radio and other public media outlets in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

The correspondent will work closely with the news/editorial manager at Northwest Public Broadcasting to determine daily, weekly and long-term editorial coverage priorities and editing/management/feedback structure. Assignments may include projects or stories requested from Spokane Public Radio or other public news organizations in the Inland Northwest.

The correspondent is expected to collaborate and lead major projects, file for a national audience when needed, and be a leading presence and news source on radio, social media and digital platforms. Northwest Public Broadcasting expect correspondents to adhere to the highest standards of ethical journalism, including but not limited to those outlined by the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists

Position will be located in either the Spokane, WA/Coeur d’Alene, ID area OR the Pullman, WA/Moscow, ID area at the discretion and mutual agreement of Northwest Public Broadcasting and the correspondent. Travel throughout the Inland Northwest/North Idaho region is required.

Required Qualifications:

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, mass communications, or closely related field, and two (2) years of radio broadcast and/or news reporting experience, which has included experience in gathering, writing, editing, and producing news and feature reports.

Additional Requirements:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license.
  • Experience in digital, print, television, and/or radio news reporting or other related news gathering experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for education and professional radio experience.
  • Commitment to and understanding of the highest standards of ethical journalism principles, including but not limited to the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in public media news reporting.
  • Experience in podcasting and other long-form and in-depth storytelling techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in professional news journalism.
  • Experience covering natural resource and environmental issues, such as water scarcity, climate change, forest health and wildfires.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of MS-Windows and Mac computer operating systems and software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP style.
  • Experience in digital audio editing.
  • Demonstrated subject matter competency in statehouse politics and rural issues.
  • Bilingual and the ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163

View this job on the WSU Jobs website to learn more or to apply

Multi-Platform News Director

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Summary of Duties:
The Multi-Platform News Director is responsible for directing the multi-media news operation and activities of Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB). Responsible for the daily news and public affairs content and overall news product, including: supervising full-time and part-time multimedia journalists, freelancers and student news interns, assigning and editing journalists’ stories and interviews; preparing and presenting reports, interviews, copy and program information on-air reporting; writing, creating, and distributing original news stories on multiple platforms. Responsible for ensuring the regional and regional journalistic integrity of Northwest Public Broadcasting reporting  including completeness, accuracy, fairness and balance. Incumbent is responsible for maintaining the audience appeal of all news presentations including adherence to high production values, and coaching journalists and student interns. Position duties and responsibilities will be performed in support of college vision, mission, and values as well as institutional mission and goals.

Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated sound news judgment. 
  • Ability to work independently under deadline pressure. 
  • Ability and willingness to work a varied schedule. 
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with content production and promotion in multiple platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated track record of producing and delivery of national level journalistic content.
  • Experience training and developing multi-media journalists.
  • Preferred additional years of professional news management experience beyond the minimum. 
  • Experience with applying digital tools to story creation and distribution, including proficiency with technical aspects of web publishing, social media, data presentations, etc.
  • Demonstrated on-air hosting experience. 
  • Experience in public broadcasting. 
  • Demonstrated high level of journalistic excellence, ethics and integrity.
  • Exceptional time management, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

View this job on the WSU Jobs website to learn more or to apply

Centennial Marketing Campaign Director

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Summary of Duties:

The Centennial Marketing Campaign Director develops and fulfills Northwest Public Broadcasting’s (NWPB) external marketing strategy to address pre-, during and post-centennial opportunities to expand NWPB’s audience, including donors, members and partners in collaboration with the NWPB fundraising team.  
 

The campaign planning will include engaging members across NWPB’s teams to create a comprehensive strategy that engages staff across departments. The campaign plan should include strategies and metrics for audience engagement as well as ways to promote the centennial in on-air segments/interstitials. The campaign plan will address: branding, positioning, messaging and image strategies, provide strategic support for external communications and develop audience relations projects and initiatives as required. The plan may also address: media relations, events and appearances, centennial specific website content development and management, social media development and management, electronic newsletters, press releases and Centennial reports to key stakeholders.  

This position will help build weekly audience for on-air and online, deepen engagement with existing and new audiences, donors and key stakeholders, and provide a comprehensive marketing plan to help reach organizations objectives.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications or related field AND three (3) years of professional level experience in marketing, promotional or related work. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of AP style, and the rules of English grammar and usage.

  • Experience with MS Office. Experience with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. 

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AfterEffects/Premiere, etc.).

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary

Position Term in months: 12

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

Area/College: Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Department Name: Northwest Public Broadcasting
Department Link: https://murrow.wsu.edu/ and https://www.nwpb.org/

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents:

1) Resume
2) Cover letter

Time Type:

Full time

 

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]