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

Administrative Specialist III in Education Department

Duties for this position will include administrative assistance across teams within the Arkansas PBS Education Department, including Arkansas PBS community education (25%) and ArkansasIDEAS (75%). The Administrative Specialist III is responsible for assisting department staff in all areas of administrative duties, including assisting staff on all in-house and field production/event duties, including travel, equipment/materials/supplies transport, and hospitality for guests and partners. Coordinates and prepares facilities forms and records. Research program information and background. Assists with data processing and budget input. Schedules meetings/events and facilitates correspondence within and across departments and teams. Coordinates travel for staff within the department, making travel arrangements and preparing necessary documentation. Facilitates hiring process within department by corresponding with job candidates to schedule interviews and collect forms. Prepares and maintains recordkeeping for purchasing & travel requisitions; updates and maintains administrative files; maintains and updates budget files for the department.

 

Arkansas PBS offers amazing benefits and perks:

•Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

•Eleven paid holidays per year, including birthday

•12 to 22.5 days of vacation per year depending on years of service

•8 hours Sick Leave per month

•Retirement: 14.75% contribution from Arkansas PBS, 6.75% employee mandatory contribution, plus additional 3% optional employee contribution

•Basic Life Insurance up to $10,000

•Eligible for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

 

Salary offered commensurate with experience.

 

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For more information visit myarkansaspbs.org or apply online at. https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/., search for Administrative Specialist III or Req 15113.



Administrative Specialist III/Receptionist

Arkansas PBS seeks to hire a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team.  The Arkansas PBS Administrative Specialist III is a professional person with computer and customer service skills for the front desk receptionist. They should be able to maintain a professional atmosphere in the reception/front area while greeting & coordinating with visitors, clients, phone calls and provide necessary information and support.  Must be energetic and able to multi-task effectively by coordinating and supporting multiple areas.  Must possess strong administrative skills and assists with data processing, budget input, purchasing & travel requisitions, shipping and receiving, logging cash receipts, and coordinating main telephone lines for Arkansas PBS.

Responsibilities include: 

 

·         Providing general information and assistance,

·         Performing clerical duties including mail distribution, shipping and receiving, logging cash receipts

·         Researches and analyzes data pertinent to work programs and/or agency/institution goals and objectives and prepares reports explaining findings and recommendations.

·         Compiles financial information used by the supervisor to formulate budget proposals and monitors expenditures to ensure optimum operating efficiency.

·         Interprets agency administrative directives, policies, and procedures to ensure consistent application.

·         Assists supervisor by maintaining leave records, appointment calendar, and prioritizing incoming correspondence.

·         Greeting and directing visitors,

·         Answers and coordinating main telephone lines

·         Reviews and answers or prepare correspondence relating to agency/institution programs

·         Provides information, assistance, and clarifications to interested parties concerning agency/institution programs, policies, and procedures.

·         Assist with viewer troubleshooting and complaints

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and five years of experience.  Additional education may be substituted for experience. 

 

For more information visit myarkansaspbs.org or apply online at. https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/., search for Administrative Specialist III or Req 15395.



Producer in Education Department


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 various platforms, including digital, social, and broadcast media. Ability to prioritize and react quickly in the field. If this sounds like you then we have a Producer role ready for you. 

 

The Producer is responsible for creating, pitching, and developing rich and engaging content across multiple platforms. Content development includes scripting, shooting (field & studio), and video editing. Producers should have a firm grasp of all aspects of storytelling in multiple disciplines ranging from short-form to long-form content while being highly organized with the ability to manage multiple schedules, budgets, and projects. Project coordination and great communication skills are a must. Producers must be proficient in all modern production technologies, including but not limited to professional video equipment, including HD cameras, audio and lighting; non-linear editing systems, and pre and post-production software. Experience with delivery file formats, broadcast and web television standards, and motion graphics is a plus. This position will ensure the project meets all deadlines and standards of quality set by Arkansas PBS under the guidance of the Director of Education. This role requires a knowledge of producing live and prerecorded broadcast television in addition to developing supplemental and standalone content for a variety of digital platforms.

 

In addition to the duties described above, this position will produce long-form video content for professional development courses for Arkansas teachers. The Producer in Education collaborates with educators to learn specialized content and bring creative production design to critical educational concepts.  They will plan the production process through storyboards, preliminary script, and/or production outline; and implement storytelling appropriate to the assigned content including the use of documentary, interviews, panel discussions, narrative scenarios, green screen, and other creative production techniques that maximize engagement while utilizing best practices in instructional design and experiential learning for academic/educational materials. 

 

Production  

 

Creative Development  

 

Project Coordination  

 

Other duties as assigned 

 

Must have a valid driver’s license, six (6) years of experience in field production, videography, and digital post-production, OR a bachelor's degree with two (2) years of work experience requirements. Must be proficient with hands-on scripting, cinematography, lighting, sound, and editing. Capacity to handle the creative and logistical production elements on multiple, overlapping projects with accurate and timely results. Strong general knowledge of current standards for digital and broadcast outputs.  Must be able to carry and move equipment. Preferred knowledge of broadcasting standards of FCC and PBS.

 

In addition, the candidate must provide links to a portfolio or sample work. For more information visit myarkansaspbs.org or apply online at. https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/., search for Television Producer or Req 14811.



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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