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Communications Specialist

Summary:  The Communications Specialist will assist the Manager of Communications and Digital Initiatives with communications and digital projects across all platforms, including broadcast, social media, the websites, print and more for both ThinkTV and CET. The Communications Specialist should be an excellent writer with strong project management skills and the ability to work with a diverse team. This position will report to the Manager of Communications and Digital Initiatives and is based at ThinkTV in Downtown Dayton.

Primary Duties

  • Participate in the creation and execution of an editorial calendar for both stations.
  • Write, post and schedule social media content, primarily for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Create content for the CETconnect.org and thinktv.org websites.
  • Write and distribute press releases while building and maintaining a media list for both markets, but especially Dayton.
  • Develop and create email marketing campaigns across all departments and build content as needed. This includes our weekly enews and our bi-weekly Passport campaigns.
  • Assist with the creation and execution of promotional plans for events, on-air projects and digital projects.
  • Write copy and request art for certain specified print advertising.
  • Help assemble content for the Public Media Connect membership magazine.
  • Assist with on-air projects and promotions as needed.
  • Participate in station and community events – a few on the weekends and in the evenings – as assigned by the Manager of Communications and Digital Initiatives.
  • Stay up-to-date on PBS programs and initiatives, both on-air and online.

Requirements

  1. Some experience in communications, marketing, public relations, editing or journalism.
  2. BA degree in communications, public relationship, marketing or journalism.
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Strong project management skills, including the ability to work on tight deadlines.
  5. Understanding of digital and broadcast platforms.
  6. Ability to work with a manager who is based in Cincinnati.
  7. Passion for PBS programs and services.

If interested and qualified, please send resume and cover letter to: hr@cetconnect.org

Public Media Connect is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Corporate Sponsorship Representative

Public Media Connect, the regional public television formed by CET in Cincinnati and ThinkTV in Dayton has an opening for a Corporate Sponsorship Representative. The Corporate Sponsorship Representative will be reporting to our Corporate Sponsorship Manager and will be based ½ time in Cincinnati and ½ time in Dayton. The duties and requirements of this position are as follows:

Summary:  This position requires sales skills, knowledge of the community and the ability to secure individual underwriting contracts on a tactical level as well as those of a strategic level. The person in this role must be able to engage prospective clients and translate their needs to internal production staff to create desirable underwriting spots. 

Primary Duties:

  • Develop personal contacts and maintain good relationships with businesses, corporations, advertising agencies, and underwriters to solicit underwriting agreements on behalf of CET/ThinkTV.
  • Prepare proposals and negotiate rates for all CET/ThinkTV platforms.
  • Work with productions department to write and help produce television underwriting spots.
  • Write copy adhering to PMC guidelines and FCC policies for non-commercial broadcasters.
  • Monitor traffic, productions, and billing for underwriting agreements on behalf of CET and ThinkTV.
  • Negotiate adjustments and credits plus handle underwriting complaints and concerns.
  • Participate in other Development Department efforts as needed and/or requested.
  • Oversee the maintenance of appropriate directories and files on corporations, organizations, agencies, and individuals that are current or prospective underwriting clients.
  • Work with PMC’s business office regarding CET/ThinkTV related collections.

Requirements:

  1. Two or more years of experience in sales and/or development of marketing plans
  2. BA/BS degree in marketing, communications, or a related field
  3. Understanding of the advertising process for television and on-line platforms
  4. Demonstrated ability to succeed in meeting sales goals
  5. Experience in the advertising sales process for television and/or radio, or other media
  6. Familiarity with media marketing promotions and new business development
  7. Excellent communications skills with customers and staff members
  8. Experience with working for and/or with a public broadcasting station preferred
  9. Familiarity with credit and collections practices preferred
  10. Ability to plan schedules and meet deadlines, including attention to detail
  11. Knowledge and experience with the Cincinnati/Dayton marketplace strongly desired
  12. Ability to work collaboratively in a positive manner to further the public media mission and goals of CET/ThinkTV.

If you are qualified and interested in this position, please send a resume and cover letter to: hr@cetconnect.org


Digital Content Specialist

Summary:  The Digital Content Specialist will work within the Communications and Digital Initiatives team to develop and produce digital content that lives outside of the stations’ production department, including individual digital-first projects, digital content built alongside current station projects, promotions for local and national programming, one-off digital experiences and more. In addition to developing, shooting and editing their own projects, the Digital Content Specialist will work as a through-line between digital and production. This position also works with the online team to handle video streaming, video uploads and more.  The Digital Content Specialist reports to the Manager of Communications and Digital Initiatives and is based at CET in Downtown Cincinnati.

Primary Duties

  • Participate in the creation and execution of an editorial calendar for both stations.
  • Create video and image-based content for CET and ThinkTV’s social media platforms and for the CETconnect.org and thinktv.org websites. While this will mostly video-focused, the Digital Content Specialist should be comfortable with writing and scheduling social media posts and website content as needed.
  • Assist with the creation and execution of promotional plans for events, on-air projects and digital projects.
  • Manage the stations’ live-streaming projects and advise other departments as needed.
  • Assist with on-air projects and communications.
  • Participate in station and community events – a few on the weekends and in the evenings – as assigned by the Manager of Communications and Digital Initiatives.
  • Stay up-to-date on PBS programs and initiatives, both on-air and online.

Requirements

  1. One year of experience in video shooting, editing and/or producing.
  2. BA degree in electronic broadcast media, film production, film studies or mass communications.
  3. Ability to take a video project from conception through post-production.
  4. Proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Strong project management skills, including the ability to work on tight deadlines.
  6. Understanding of digital and broadcast platforms.
  7. Passion for PBS programs and services.

If interested and qualified, please send resume and cover letter to: hr@cetconnect.org

Public Media Connect is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Producer

Public Media Connect, the regional Public television organization formed by CET in Cincinnati and ThinkTV in Dayton, has an opening for a Producer.   This Producer position will be reporting to our Executive Producer and will be based in Cincinnati.   The duties and requirements of this job is as follows:

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Producer, the Producer develops and executes local and regional broadcast and non-broadcast productions.  This is a hands-on position that includes producing and production responsibilities for a variety of programs and platforms.  The Producer will establish and assure a consistent standard of production quality, relevance, and timeliness for a range of programming, which may have an emphasis in a broad spectrum of subject matter, including arts/cultural, educational/informational, science/technology and community affairs productions.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  1. Oversee the production of local programs or projects as assigned.
  2. Develop, produce, and lead creative special projects, and delivering them on deadline
  3. Lead and direct support production staff in short and long video productions
  4. Play multiple roles on your projects, possibly handling videography, audio, editing or all of the above
  5. Manage budgets, equipment, and all staff in the field/on-location production sites.
  6. Assist other Producers as required on local productions.
  7. Coordinate productions with programming, engineering/technology, development, and marketing/communications staff
  8. Coordinate activities with external partners as needed.
  9. Maintain awareness of critical regional and community issues and trends
  10. Support program development by identifying topic and content opportunities and developing related proposals
  11. Participate in on-air and fundraising activities and productions, which occur periodically throughout the year
  12. Maintain consistent communication with the Executive Producer regarding progress  
  13. Perform other duties that may be assigned or required.               

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years prior experience in producing diverse content for television and multi-media.
  • In-depth knowledge of media production and editorial management.
  • Demonstrated innovation, creativity, and excellent writing skills.
  • Broad general business skills, including team leadership, decision-making ability, and delegation skills
  • Familiar with and ability to use current production software, such as non-linear editing systems, production equipment (cameras, audio equipment, grip, lighting) and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including trust, tact, and diplomacy
  • Ability to work seamlessly with media, university, business and community partners
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, including the ability to edit, provide constructive feedback and coach the work of others: also the ability to receive similar feedback on your own work
  • Willingness to work in the field, sometimes for extended hours per day or even multi-days and in all kinds of weather conditions
  • Excellent organization skills, attentiveness to detail, and the ability to multi-task with aplomb

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in media, broadcasting, or communications desired.

If interested and qualified, please send your resume and cover letter to: hr@cetconnect.org


Systems Administrator

Position Summary:

This positon requires someone with the ability to maintain all IT aspects of a 24×7 intercity network in Dayton and Cincinnati OH, near 100% availability, desktop support, and other duties as may be required. The position would be based at CET in Cincinnati, with trips to Dayton when necessary. The job requires daily operations of managing servers, firewall and other items. The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the networking platform
  • Troubleshoot network and system issues
  • Monitor active network and server infrastructure and performance
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment and repair equipment where vendor support is not possible
  • Administer network security measures to prevent system interruptions or breaches
  • Execute restoration procedures from multiple systems
  • Determine future network needs and plan for network changes
  • Solid understanding of Active Directory concepts/functionality, including domains, Group Policy, etc.
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking, including DHCP and DNS, and troubleshooting tools
  • Document resolution plan and progress, and estimated resolution time
  • Provide advanced help desk support for on-site staff; assist remote staff members in analyzing and advanced trouble shooting
  • Intercity travel between Cincinnati, OH and Dayton, OH on an as needed basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in computer science or information technology preferred  but other tech training or credentials/certification  would be considered
  • 5+ years of experience in network planning and support of multi-site network preferred
  • Technologies: TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, WINS, LAN/WAN, Windows Active Directory
  • Software: Microsoft Office, VMware, MS Exchange Server, SQL server
  • Hardware: Servers, Desktop, Laptop, Tablets, Network Switches, Routers, Printers
  • Avaya IP Office experience (a plus)
  • Excellent problem solving skill via trouble shooting and critical thinking
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Deadline driven and detail oriented

If you are qualified and interest in this position, send a cover letter and resume to: hr@cetconnect.org

Public Media Connect is an Equal Opportunity Employer