On August 12, 1955, WPBT2 went on the air without a penny of tax money having been spent. There was no budget, no income, no paid staff and even the station’s transmitter and antenna had been donated. The broadcast schedule was two hours a day, five days a week, with summers off. Sixty years later, WPBT2 is South Florida’s Flagship PBS station, broadcasting engaging, educational and entertaining content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across three television channels, as well as online, on mobile and OTT devices like Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV.

WPBT2 offers employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines including communications, production, interactive media, development, and many other areas. Become a part of the changing South Florida media landscape and tell the stories of our community.

See below for positions currently open.

Employment Opportunities




Administration

Vice President, Content & Community Partnerships

South Florida PBS has recently announced the merger of WPBT2 serving Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward counties with WXEL serving the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast. This event places it in the top 10 largest Television markets in America. This is a terrific opportunity for the right candidate. South Florida PBS is seeking an innovative executive to develop a comprehensive content strategy focused on television broadcast, digital initiatives and content partnerships. This executive will position South Florida PBS as an innovative multi-platform media company and top community partner for public media in South Florida.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years’ experience working in television broadcast/digital media with experience working at a senior level. Must have demonstrated success in production fundraising. Extensive experience with programming and digital communication strategies, history of building strategic partnerships and a passion for and experience working in public media desired. Must be able to set goals, maintain departmental budget, organize personnel, delegate responsibilities and motivate subordinates. Excellent verbal and writing skills required.

South Florida PBS is located in Miami and is a community-licensed public television station serving South Florida from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. South Florida PBS produces and provides programs and services to the community through varied media platforms. The region served is dynamic, diverse and rich in arts and culture.

Send resume with cover letter to: HR, WPBT2, P.O. Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or Email: humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE M/F/D/V



Content (Interactive Media & Production)

Freelance Production Opportunities

Freelance Producers, Associate Producers, and Production Assistants needed for various WPBT2 productions, including public affairs, educational, arts and science programming. Seeking candidates with experience in studio and/or field productions. Successful candidates will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, computer proficiency, and knowledge of social media platforms. Must be reliable, organized, and self-motivated. All experience levels encouraged to apply. Shooting and editing proficiency a plus.

Send resume w/ salary requirements to: HR, WPBT2, PO Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or E-mail humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE, M/F/D/V.



Development & Membership

Manager, Fundraising & On-Air Marketing

WPBT2 is looking for a skilled leader with a passion for fundraising and production. Organized and driven, this individual will oversee and manage the execution of all direct response initiatives and programs. Lead and grow all member stewardship programs, create reports and analyze data to identify fundraising trends; will implement, streamline and improve fundraising and cultivation initiatives on different platforms. Participation in determining strategies for on-air fundraising campaigns including promotional, branding and messaging as well as special incentives and events. Provides guidance to the on-air producer. Assists in the creation of pledge-related programming. Helps develop annual plan for all membership activities, manages budgets and supports the Sr. VP of Development & Marketing. Leads and mentors membership staff.

College degree in Business, Marketing, or Public Relations or equivalent. Five years experience in membership, donor or client acquisition and retention, direct marketing, fundraising (or related field) preferred. Two years of supervisory and project management experience a must. Demonstrated ability in developing and managing campaigns and budgets. Excellent creative and writing abilities a must. Ability to motivate, direct and empower a diverse staff. Works extended hours during on-air campaigns.

Send resume w/ salary requirements & sales accomplishments detail to: HR, WPBT2, PO Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or E-mail humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE, M/F/D/V.



Comtel

Freelance Account Executive

WPBT2 seeks experienced Account Executive to sell national PR services such as corporate video productions, media relations support, radio services, online and all media distribution to support PR firms and Corporate Communications. Knowledge of news production, B-roll distribution, Satellite Media Tours, will be extremely helpful for this position to be successful. Position collaborates within the sales team, and provides sound counsel and recommendations to clients. You will offer PR services to help drive solutions for clients, and revenue for the company.

The candidate will be responsible for reaching out and making capabilities presentations to PR firms and companies who will use our services. You are a closer of business, and will be responsible for reaching sales targets and goals each month.

The successful candidate is entrepreneurial, resourceful, tenacious, and has a strong understanding of traditional and non-traditional PR tactics and the media landscape; 3-6 years in PR agency experience with clients preferred. We are looking for a candidate with:
• Sales experience with a good consultative selling style;
• Proven success in building relationships and driving sales results;
• Strong presentation skills, with experience working directly with clients and actively participating in client meetings;
• Collaborative spirit, results driven with the ability to manage multiple priorities;
• High energy.

Send resume with cover letter to: HR, WPBT2, P.O. Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or Email: humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE M/F/D/V





Contact Human Resources

Direct job/internship questions or comments to WPBT2, Human Resources.


Internship Opportunities

WPBT2 provides students with an opportunity to combine work experience and professional development to enhance their formal education. Our program serves to reinforce and strengthen the students' personal values and career objectives through an improved understanding of themselves and the work environment. We provide practical work experience to balance the students' theoretical training and allow students to meet and learn from professionals in the field and develop a network of contacts. Areas of openings include, but are not limited to: Accounting, Engineering, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Interactive Media, Marketing, Production, and Programming.

To be considered for an internship students must be enrolled in college/university in which their coursework requires internship hours. Students must also provide documentation from their school stating that they will be receiving credit for their time spent interning at WPBT2. For more information please email Diane Herron at humanresources@wpbt.org or call 305-424-4011.


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