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:


Communications Specialist

WITF is seeking a creative and ambitious individual to become our new Communications Specialist.

This individual will be responsible crafting internal and external messaging on a variety of mediums to boost community engagement in WITF's various events. The Communications Specialist will also collaborate with other staff members to create social media posts, press releases, speeches, and other forms of external communication.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience in a communications or public relations position or an equivalent amount of education or experience. This role will work as part of a cross-departmental promotions team, so experience being a leader and a team player are crucial.

If you are interested in joining Central PA's public media provider, apply today. WITF offers generous medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits from day one.

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


PA Post Journalist

Tired of only scratching the surface of stories? Looking for a position that challenges you to expand your skills as a multi-platform journalist?

Join a new effort to bring policy to Pennsylvanians: PA Post. Based at WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, PA Post is a statewide news organization that aims to drive the conversation on state government issues through its own work as well as the contributions from and collaborations with media partners across the commonwealth.

You will be charged with connecting policy to readers and listeners. Tell stories of Pennsylvania's communities and the people who live in them, from Scranton to Schuylkill, from Altoona to Allentown, from Mansfield to McConnellsburg, and in urban neighborhoods in Philly, Pittsburgh and beyond. Report on how Pennsylvanians make their living, their struggles and successes, and connect those lives to public policy - from local representation up to the governor's office. Connect Pennsylvanians to Pennsylvanians by reporting on shared challenges, and solutions. Raise the voices of people and communities who aren't always heard, or heard enough, on the airwaves or online, and make sure public officials are listening.

Your multimedia, deep-dive stories will be heard through a network of seven public media organizations in Pennsylvania and one in southern New York, distributed to partner media organizations and read on PA Post's robust website. You will work with the Executive Editor to produce both spot news as well as deep dives and long-form stories. You'll use your audio, video and photography skills daily. You'll produce thorough accountability reporting and engaging storytelling on-air and across digital platforms.

The successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree and at least three years as a reporter in a fast-paced environment. The individual should possess the ability to work independently, while producing excellent journalism and handling affiliate relations. Minimum three years reporting experience required. Competitive benefits and compensation.

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.


PA Post Events Coordinator

PA Post is seeking a Part-Time Events Coordinator (approximately 20 hours/week) to provide broad support for community and donor events in support of our mission to connect Pennsylvanians to their state and each other. PA Post key events include but are not limited to: receptions, program screenings and community forums.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to event logistics, rentals and contracts, arranging catering, working with volunteers, invitations, communications, and programs, maintaining RSVP list, decorations, seating and signage. The Events Coordinator must be able to balance several projects and meet deadlines while demonstrating a positive attitude.

The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 2 years event coordination experience. Experience with coordinating events for a non-profit is a plus. We are looking for a candidate with excellent professional verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively work across departmental groups, a team player with high professional standards and a positive attitude. Supporting specific events may occasionally require more than 20 hours per week and a flexible work schedule to include nights, weekends and statewide travel. A valid driver's license and reliable transportation are a must.

To review the full position specification, 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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