Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
POSITION: Confluence Editor/Producer (90.5 WESA)
STATUS: Full-time, exempt
REPORTS TO: Station Manager
Produce WESA’s daily news show, The Confluence with Kevin Gavin, along with the show’s host and producer. The Confluence explores local news, issues and events along with the region’s arts and culture. In addition to providing listeners with access to political, business, and community leaders, The Confluence gives voice to people in our region who are leading interesting and impactful lives. This full-time exempt position reports to the WESA Station Manager and works with the show team and the WESA newsroom to create the mix of interviews, panel discussions, and produced news segments that make up The Confluence and directs the live broadcast of program.
- Implements and refines the vision and mission of the program with the Station Manager and Program Host
- Oversees the creation of the daily show for radio and online
- Responsible for the editorial content of the program
- Responsible for the sound design of the program
- Pitch, research, and script show segments
- Produce and prepare host and guests for recorded or live interviews
- Edit pre-recorded audio for length, clarity, and content
- Format daily show clock with producer
- Edit audio and write summary of show to post to website
- Engage show audience on social media
- Coordinate content with the news director and the newsroom
- Attend station events and assist in educational outreach activities
- Participate in on-air and online fundraising as needed
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Leadership skills that inspire
- Sound and ethical news judgment, with a commitment to objectivity, balance and fairness
- A genuine interest in, and appreciation for, the importance of news topics
- A natural curiosity for news and research
- Ability to craft conversations around a wide range of topics
- An understanding of news and talk radio audiences
- Proficiency with digital audio editing, studio technology and practices, and digital content
- Strong writing skills
- Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
- Creativity and sound judgment in social media usage
- An understanding of the NPR audience and news style
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism-related field or equivalent experience / training
- Three to five years of experience as a radio or news producer
- Honesty and integrity in all dealings
- Enthusiasm for the missions of PCBC and its stations
- Field work occasionally required
- PCBC adheres to all ADA requirements and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and printers. This position will require travel to various events. Typical office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00-6:00, however, evenings and weekend work are occasionally necessary.
PCBC is an independent, locally owned community-supported public media organization. PCBC is home to Pittsburgh’s NPR News station, 90.5 WESA, and 91.3 WYEP, serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of Western Pennsylvania. PCBC serves the more than 2 million residents of Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities. The mission of PCBC is to create and distribute trusted content, build connections, and strengthen our community through public media.
- 90.5 WESA was launched in 2011 (in partnership with Pittsburgh’s philanthropic community) with an NPR news format. Its stated mission is “to work for the public to inform people in ways that engage and inspire them to create dialogue about community issues and stories.”
- 91.3 WYEP was founded in 1974 as an all-volunteer community licensed radio station. It broadcasts a diverse offering of adult alternative music, provides community education programs, and presents a large number of highly visible events and concerts in the region. Its mission is to “enrich the community through musical discovery, expression and education.”
In addition to radio programming, both stations play an active role in engaging the community through online and mobile services and in-person events and have a prominent voice in Pittsburgh’s civic and cultural affairs.
Benefits and More:
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision benefits, 403(b) plan with generous matching contributions, paid vacation and holidays, maternity and new parent leave, and a workplace culture that is fun, diverse and innovative.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, a detailed resume, three samples of work relevant to the position and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please let us know how you heard about the position.
This position is available immediately, and the search for candidates may be terminated without notice. No phone calls, please.
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.