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Work With Us | Current Openings at NWPB

Northwest Public Broadcasting is always looking for individuals to help us provide quality programing and services to our audience. In addition to the current openings listed below, there may be volunteer opportunities in fundraising, at community events, as well as producing and hosting live and digital programming. We welcome all interested individuals from all backgrounds, especially from groups that may be underrepresented in the public broadcasting arena. Please contact us at 800-842-8991 to learn more.

Senior Web Designer / Developer

This position will split its time between Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) and the Murrow College of Communication (MCC). The Senior Web Designer is responsible for assisting the development and execution of marketing and communications plans for NWPB and the Murrow College through the development and oversight of web pages, mobile applications and related channels. The senior web designer will maintain the website of each department, create well-designed webpages for initiatives or campaigns, and design landing page or feature story page templates that adhere to brand standards of each entity. The position will create prototypes or wireframes in collaboration with creative teams for new projects or initiatives. They will have familiarity with UI/UX and visual design principles to create web content that scales across various platforms. This position will collaborate with graphic designers, writers, digital producers, and reporters on either team under the direction of the NWPB and Murrow marketing directors. 

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Director of Development

Summary of Duties:

The mission of Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) is to be a trusted source of quality content. We are dedicated to enriching our community by sharing and creating distinctive programs which engage, enlighten and entertain. 

NWPB reaches more than 3.6 million people in 44 counties throughout Washington state and parts of Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Approximately half of the population reached receives public radio broadcast signals exclusively through NWPB.

The Director of Development 3 is responsible for supporting Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of NWPB activities with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money.

These efforts may include, but are not limited to: annual giving, major gift development of $25,000 or more and planned gift identification and advancement. A Development Director 3 manages a portfolio of approximately 125-150 donors, secures 12-16 major gift pledges, opens/plans a minimum of 20 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $750,000 and $1,500,000. The Development Director 3 closes a third of major gifts on an annual basis in the range of $50,000 and $100,000. This position includes supervisory responsibility.

You will have the opportunity for extensive travel in Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere in the course of developing relationships with donors, community partners and businesses. 

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Broadcast Engineer

Summary of Duties:

The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of 10 radio and three television broadcast systems, and associated radio and television studios in support of Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) East Operations and the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications. The position also occasionally assists other NWPB engineering team members in support of the remaining 25 stations across Washington and Oregon, under direction of the Engineering Manager. This position bears the responsibility for maintaining studio-to-transmitter links, satellite downlinks, EAS, telemetry systems and various other broadcast-related components to meet QOS standards and current FCC guidelines.

The complex systems include (but not limited to): IPbased radio and television studios, FM, HD (digital FM), and AM radio transmission, high-definition television studios, digital television transport, satellite uplinks and downlinks, emergency standby power configurations, central routing and processing infrastructure, and related computer-based monitoring and control.

The position occasionally travels to support system wide initiatives across Washington State, Idaho, and Oregon. The position must independently work at a distance to manage broadcast facilities, and to supervise technical staff. The position must have proven experience with, and a demonstrated understanding of, work performed by supervised staff in order to provide effective instruction and training, documentation, creation and modification of operating systems and to lead team projects with staff from other areas. Workload, resources, projects, or other priorities may vary the position’s duties to meet objectives of the college.

This position is located in Pullman, WA

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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 veteran, 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].