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UNDERWRITING AND SALES

Director of Sales & Marketing – Health Channel

This is an excellent opportunity for the right sales professional to join our team! Under the general supervision of the Managing Director SFPBS, The Health Chanel and Comtel Inc. the Director of Sales and Underwriting will be responsible for participating in identifying, developing, and signing partnership, sponsorship and advertising deals that drive new and existing revenue for the company’s media properties, particularly for the Health Channel.

The Director of Sales & Marketing will create, execute, and drive revenue growth for The Health Channel, WPBT, WXEL and COMTEL Inc. through underwriting, creating strategic partnerships, and integrating sponsors messages in the TV and digital outlets available from these highly regarded media properties. Introduce advertisers and agencies to PBS TV and Digital properties. Find innovative ways to engage and deliver value to sponsors who are new to PBS. Cultivate new relationships with corporations, ad agencies, and local businesses. Convert sponsors and advertisers from your existing book of business to reach the PBS audience through the SFPBS properties online and over the air. Work collaboratively and strategically with your supervisor to deliver the highest possible returns for the company. Closing business through a strong volume of calls, meetings, and proposals is paramount to success in covering the large territory this position provides. Creating growth through new strategic partnership opportunities for specific programming projects. Develop, maintain and present marketing materials and data through strong enthusiastic presentations. Collaborate with colleagues to develop a winning mixture that delivers results.

Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five 5 years demonstrated experience in selling broadcast and digital sponsorships, advertising and underwriting. Experience in Public Relations, Corporate Communication and Branding are highly desirable and essential, with relationships directly with big corporations and corporate sponsors. Proven experience in prospecting, building and closing strategic partnerships. A solid book of business and history of performance. Active client base in South Florida with strong documented record of revenue growth. Excellent computer skills with a strong proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel. Experience with RE preferred. Able to work independently. Demonstrated success in account management, communications and/or marketing. Proficient with creating compelling presentations. Ability to work remotely and still deliver strong sales results. A strong, enthusiastic spirit that allows you to see opportunity at every turn. Candidates with PBS underwriting background will be strongly considered.

Created by South Florida PBS, a member station of PBS, the most trusted institution in the United States, the Health Channel℠ All Health All the Time℠ is the first TV channel of its kind, offering a uniquely designed concept that connects you with medical and well-being specialists in real time, promoting healthier lifestyle options. In partnership with prestigious organizations, the service aims to empower you with the most up-to-date information, enabling you to take more control of your and your family’s health.

South Florida PBS 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: South Florida PBS, HR, P.O. Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002, or humanresources@wpbt.org, EOE, M/F/D/


CONTENT (PRODUCTION AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA)

Freelance Production Opportunities

Freelance Producers, Associate Producers, and Production Assistants are occasionally needed for various South Florida PBS productions, including public affairs, educational, arts and science programming. Candidates who possess excellent oral and written communication skills, computer proficiency, and knowledge of social media platforms may be considered when needed. Seeking candidates with experience in studio and/or field productions. Must be reliable, organized, and self-motivated. All experience levels encouraged to apply. Shooting and editing proficiency a plus. Candidate will be contacted if their skills and experience match an open opportunity.

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


ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Staff Accountant

South Florida PBS is looking for an individual to provide support to the Finance Department by managing daily accounting tasks, primarily related to accounts receivable, payroll, and the monthly closing process for all SFPBS operations.

Reporting to the Controller and the CFO, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for updating accounts receivable and processing invoices and providing reports and support to underwriters and management. Data entry through Raisers Edge, posting payment to Financial Edge and maintain up-to-date billing records. Provide back-up for all payroll processing tasks in ADP for the entire organization, as well as entering new employees, changes, reviewing for errors, and downloading and entering bi-monthly payroll journal entries. Run and review the Accounts Receivable Aging reports for all lines of business. Reconcile Accounts Receivable ledgers to the balance sheet, audit ledgers and follow-up with discrepancies and execute corrections. Provides Controller support during monthly accounting close.

BS/BA in Accounting or relevant field preferred. Three years plus, proven experience as a junior/staff accountant. Payroll processing experience with ADP a plus. Experience working in a general ledger package; Strick confidentiality with sensitive financial data. Experience working effectively with senior/executive management teams.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices. Excellent knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel. Financial Edge and/or Raiser’s Edge a plus.

This position will work out of our North Facility located in Boynton Beach, FL.

South Florida PBS is a result of 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.

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


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

South Florida PBS 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 South Florida PBS. For more information please email Diane Herron at humanresources@wpbt.org or call 305-424-4011.


South Florida PBS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in any manner prohibited by law. The Board of Directors, President & CEO and the management of South Florida PBS, Inc. are committed to the principle and practice of providing equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and personnel. Our affirmative action efforts extend beyond the letter of the law to the spirit of the law. (To view our Affirmative Action Plan, click here)

South Florida PBS, Inc.’s affirmative action efforts and the Federal Communications Commission’s guidelines for equal opportunity employment govern the spirit and depth of our recruiting efforts. Organizations are encouraged to assist us in gaining the broadest possible reach in attracting applicants for employment and providing inroads and career opportunities in broadcasting. If you can assist us in this regard, please let us know by becoming a recipient of our employment opportunities announcements. Send us the name and address of your organization, the appropriate contact person and your email address. This can be mailed to Diane Herron, Sr. Director, Human Resources, South Florida PBS, Inc., P.O. Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or email humanresources@wpbt.org. You will receive employment announcements for each opening at South Florida PBS, Inc. Your organization can play an important role in our affirmative action efforts, the talent and diversification of our staff, and the services that we provide to our viewers locally and across the country.

If you are an individual interested in becoming a recipient of our employment opportunities announcements, please follow the process outlined above and you will receive employment announcements for each opening at South Florida PBS, Inc.