Arkansas PBS Employment

 

WHO WE ARE

For more than 50 years, Arkansas PBS has played a vital role in educating, informing, enriching, and entertaining audiences in every corner of our state.

At Arkansas PBS, we value excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We pursue the highest standard of quality and productivity in our work. We encourage and strive for teamwork and open communication. We celebrate differences, embrace diverse perspectives, connect individuals and communities, and facilitate learning for all ages.

 
 

WORK WITH US

At Arkansas PBS, we value excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We pursue the highest standard of quality and productivity in our work. We encourage and strive for teamwork and open communication. We celebrate differences, embrace diverse perspectives, connect individuals and communities, and facilitate learning for all ages.

"Arkansas PBS is a great place to work!"
Join us!
 
 

JOIN THE TEAM

ARKANSAS PBS offers various career opportunities in several departments, including Marketing/Communications, Development, Finance & Administration, Operations, Production, Engineering, Information Technology, Broadcast Management, Programming, and Education.

 

DIVERSITY

Arkansas PBS is committed to creating a working environment that values, respects, and utilizes the contribution of our staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Arkansas PBS Diversity

 
 
 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Arkansas PBS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Current Employment Opportunities

Education & Instruction Specialist

The Community Education Specialist will plan, develop, and execute the implementation of the Ready to Learn grant - “Learning Neighborhood Plan” for families. This position is a provisional role for a grant position for the years 2021-2025. Individuals should possess a passion for outreach and apply positive communication practices for a diverse population.  Must be willing to travel to Northeast Arkansas periodically to create and foster a strong relationship with communities designated in the grant.

 External Relations

Education Projects

Other duties as assigned.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for collaborating, problem-solving, coordinating, and evaluating community initiatives; excellent computer skills; the ability to present ideas and information to large, diverse groups; exceptional writing skills; and knowledge of project management methods.  Someone who works well independently on a small team.  Must have a bachelor’s degree, two (2) years of experience in education, communication, or a related field OR seven (7) years of related experience.    

* Does not include vacation or sick time accruals

Salary offer: $40,340

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Producer

We are looking for someone who has a passion for storytelling. Someone who can pitch, shoot and edit a wide variety of documentary shorts and local Arkansas content. A person who can elevate ideas into impactful video content for a variety of platforms including digital, social, and broadcast media.  Areas of responsibilities includes:

Production 

·         Supervises production crews on location or in the studio 

·         Supervise and coordinate editing, and deliveries with the Project Manager and Post Production Supervisor 

·         Determines suitable camera equipment, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props, and microphones for individual shoots. 

·         Acts as liaison between hosts, moderators, and other talents 

·         Assist with music selection, editing, and animation 

·         Oversee the live & taped programs 

·         Sets an example for thoughtful, creative leadership through innovative and resourceful practices  

Creative Development  

·         Concept and pitch innovative project ideas to Department Directors and Executives 

·         Develop and create storyboards, scripts, schedules, interview questions, and other creative production content as needed. 

·         Recruits and schedules talent for video shoots in accordance with the department and the station’s policies and procedures. 

·         Conducts pre-interviews to screen for talent or subject’s ability to contribute to project 

·         Evaluate project objectives and target audience, operating within program format and content to attain desired goals, and staying within budget, time, and facility limitations 

Project Coordination  

·         Recruits and schedules talent for video shoots in accordance with the department and the station’s policies and procedures. 

·         Manage creative process from concept blueprints to approvals and distribution/deliveries  

·         Coordinates production, shooting, and editing schedules 

·         Work closely with Producers and Post-Production Supervisor to ensure standards of excellence  

·         Manage multiple projects and tasks under tight timelines with urgency, prioritization and executing against deadlines 

·         Coordinate with Marketing and development teams to develop video ideas that complement our editorial vision and strategy 

·         Deliver content for peer review with comments from the Director of Production having final cut   

·         Schedule time and creative input for the production of promotions with Marketing and the Promotions team 

·         Ensure compliance with all underwriting requirements, any contractual obligations for the production from Arkansas PBS and any and all legal compliance for the production. 

·         Update Directors with weekly project status reports through summaries, deadlines, and areas of struggle 

 Other duties as assigned 

Ability to prioritize and react quickly in the field. Must have a valid driver’s license, seven (7) years of experience in field production, videography, and digital post-production  (Additional higher education may be substituted for work experience requirements) OR a bachelor's degree and three years of related experience. The candidate must provide links to a portfolio or sample work.

For information about Arkansas PBS visit https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/ or apply online at https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/. .  Look for Producer, position number 22082193, or req. 11895.   



Production Coordinator

ARPBS is looking for a Production Coordinator with excellent logistical, organizational, and communication skills to join our team. We are looking for a friendly, energetic, positive customer service-focused individual who has an interest in multi-media production, budgeting, and assistant with production.

The Production Coordinator will assist in delivering broadcast-quality productions to multiple platforms. As the Production Coordinator, you will partner with our teams of producers to coordinate all facets of planning production as well as assisting with booking travel and expense reports. You will be assisting in all aspects of the productions from concept to completion - site survey planning, scheduling, travel, and budgeting to list a few and ending with post remote meetings that involve all stakeholders.

This position is governed by state and federal law and agency/institution policy.
 

Production Coordination 

Administrative Services – 

Must have a bachelor's degree with two (2) years of related experience OR six (6) years of experience.  The ability to manage several projects simultaneously with accurate and timely results, strong attention to detail, creative problem-solving skills, and being a self-starter is essential.  

For more information, visit https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/about/employment or apply online at https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/. Search for Television Production Coordinator or Req. 12174



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BENEFITS

Arkansas Teachers Retirement System (TRS)

A contributory/non-contributory retirement plan for public employees. All new applicants are enrolled in the contributory program. Arkansas PBS contributes 14.75 percent to both contributory/non-contributory plans. All new employees are enrolled in the contributory plan which requires a 6.75 percent employee contribution. Eligibility: Regular, full time state employees and part-time state employees who have worked in excess of 1,040 hours. Please visit artrs.gov for more information.

Arkansas Diamond Plan

457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Pre-taxed earnings. Employee only contribution. Eligibility: Regular full-time state employees. The Arkansas Diamond Plan is an optional 3 percent pre-taxed earning. Please visit myplan.voya.com for more information.

Health Insurance

Eligible state employees may choose one of three insurance plans provided to state employees. Cost of health insurance coverage is shared between employer and employee; premiums are deducted from bi-weekly pay. Eligibility: New hire state employees on the 1st day of the month after 30 days initial employment.

Arkansas PBS Foundation employees are enrolled in a group health plan. Cost of health insurance coverage is shared between the employer and employee; premiums are deducted from bi-weekly pay. Eligibility: New hire Arkansas PBS Foundation employees on the 1st day of the month after 90 days initial employment.

Arkansas Cafeteria Plan (ARCAP)

A tax free method to pay for eligible benefits such as: Dependent and elder care expenses (up to $5,000 per year), out of pocket medical expenses (up to $4,000 per year), and group health and life insurance premiums. Eligibility: Regular, full-time state employees.

Section 125 / Cafeteria Plan

A tax free method to pay for eligible benefits such as: Dependent and elder care expenses (up to maximum allowable), out of pocket medical expenses (up to maximum allowable), and group health and life insurance premiums. Eligibility: Regular, full-time Arkansas PBS Foundation employees.

Employee Assistance Program

A program that provides counseling, information and referral service to community resources for employees. Eligibility: All regular, full-time State and Arkansas PBS Foundation employees.

Holidays

Eleven paid holidays per year, listed as follows:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • George Washington's Birthday / Daisy Gaston Bates Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Employee Birthday

Eligibility: All regular full-time and extra help employees are eligible to receive holiday pay if they are in pay status on their last scheduled work day before the holiday and at least 1 hour on the first scheduled work day after the holiday. Employees who work less than full time may take the holiday at a rate proportionately equal to their time worked.

Annual Leave

Annual leave accruals begin on the first full month of employment. Accrual increases are based on continuous years of service.

Years of Employment Monthly Annually
0 - 3 years 1 day 12 days
4 - 5 years 1 day 2 hours 15 days
6 - 12 years 1 day 4 hours 18 days
13 - 20 years 1 day 6 hours 21 days
More than 20 years 1 day 7 hours 22.5 days

Unused annual leave time will carry over to the next year provided the 30 day maximum is not exceeded. Eligibility: All regular full time employees. Job share employees accrue leave time on a pro-rated basis. Extra help employees are not eligible for annual leave.

Sick leave

All regular full time employees earn 12 days of paid sick time per year (8 hours) per month for full-time employees. Unused sick leave will carry over to the next year provided the 120-day maximum is not exceeded.Eligibility: All regular full time employees. Job share employees would receive leave time on a pro-rated basis. Extra help employees are not eligible for leave.

Other paid time off

Jury Duty: Employees who miss work while performing jury duty will receive normal and full compensation.

Maternity Leave: Eligible female employees can take up to 4 weeks of paid leave after the birth of the employee's child or placement of an adoptive child in the employee's home. Paid maternity leave will run concurrently with Family Medical Leave. Eligible male employees can take FMLA after the birth or placement of a son or daughter or to bond with a newborn or newly placed son or daughter.

Military Leave is granted at the rate of 15 days per calendar year, plus necessary travel time for annual training purposes. Up to 15 military leave days may be carried over to the succeeding year for a maximum of 30 military leave days for that calendar year. Eligibility: All employees who are members of the National Guard or any other of the reserve branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Last Updated 27 Aug 2021