Careers

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation's first community-supported broadcaster. WQED creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.

Current Positions

WQED is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Account Executive

Corporate Support Administrative Assistant

Account Executive

The Account Executive is responsible for generating revenue for WQED Multimedia by developing and furthering relationships with clients to insure continued support for the organization's broadcast products and services.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and present proposals to meet pre-determined needs of client for presentations.
  • Write contract request forms.
  • Develop schedule of announcements and deliver to FM and Production Assistant for traffic placement.
  • Write announcements for client approval and deliver to FM traffic person and/or Production Assistant along with video components.
  • Develop promotional and/or underwriting ideas for clients.
  • Collect payment from clients.
  • Generate new business through targeting prospects.
  • Maintain up-to-date information of broadcast businesses as well as client business.
  • Develop a list of targeted media and matching prospect's needs with WQED program/strategies.
  • Contact prospective client – pre-determine needs and set up appointments.
  • Volunteer for station events and perform other company projects as needed.

Required education and skills:

  • Associate's Degree or equivalent experience is required. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
  • One year of sales and marketing experience, preferably in the broadcast industry, is required.
  • Candidate must have a working knowledge of sales techniques and broadcast industry sales along with excellent customer service and social media skills.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@wqed.org. No phone calls please.

EOE, M/F/D/V

Corporate Support Administrative Assistant  

Reports to: Director of Corporate Support

This position is responsible for assisting the Corporate Support department with administrative duties and marketing coordination.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with sales database (CRM) data & order entry.
  • Assist with sales promotions including developing promotional email drafts, and sending and tracking promotional emails.
  • Copying, sending out media kits and other promotional materials.
  • Place underwriting spots for TV, radio, and digital campaigns after being given the information from the Account Executives and/or Director of Corporate Support.
  • Coordinate with the salesperson to deliver appropriate copy or creative materials to the appropriate departments(s).
  • Track order placements against sales orders to ensure fulfillment of deliverables.
  • Generate general and targeted marketing lists from CRM and other sources.
  • Gather and compile research using Nielsen/Scarborough data, RRC data, and other sources, and assist with creating research reports.
  • Outreach with phone calls and/or emails to clients with outstanding invoices.
  • If needed, work with Account Executives and billing department to provide clients with needed documentation (such as copies of contracts and/or invoices).
  • Provide biweekly reports on aging receivables and collection activities.
  • Provide weekly & monthly sales reports.
  • Provide biweekly aging receivables reports.
  • Keep a log of contracts submitted for processing.
  • Order supplies for department such as envelopes and other office supplies.
  • Assist with schedule of Director of Corporate Support.
  • Assist current and potential sponsors & underwriters who call in with questions and requests through providing information or connecting them with the appropriate member of the Corporate Support team.
  • Assist current and potential sponsors & underwriters who email the main corporate support email address through providing information or connecting them with the appropriate member of the Corporate Support team.
  • If needed, assist with phone and email coverage of Corporate Support team members who are out of the office for approved time off.

Required education and skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years administrative experience. Media experience a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required. Experience with SalesForce preferred. Knowledge of digital ad design and implementation a plus.  Knowledge of video production a plus.
  • Writing, grammar, and proofreading skills a must.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@wqed.org.  No phone calls please. 

EOE, M/F/D/V