Arkansas PBS Employment



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.

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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.



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



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.



Current Employment Opportunities

Grants Officer

Are you a forward-thinking, innovative, and visionary team member with a strong track record of successful grant writing and fundraising? Then, we are looking for you!

 The Grants Officer is an essential member of the ARKANSAS PBS Foundation team that secures individual, corporate, foundation, government, and non-governmental support for ARKANSAS PBS. The Grants Officer, under the direction of the Foundation CEO, is responsible for implementing the annual grants plan for the Foundation. This role manages the entire grants process from researching and identifying prospects; through developing, writing, preparing, and submitting applications; through the submission and archiving of all reporting, for multiple projects across a diverse range of public and private funders. The Grants Officer serves as liaison to the various departments and individuals who contribute information for grant applications and reports and manages the calendar for all grant activities. This position provides the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with ARKANSAS PBS leadership and other staff members on fundraising strategy and institutional goal setting. It also provides a rare opportunity to help build a nascent grants program to provide a robust and vibrant future for ARKANSAS PBS.

 Arkansas PBS Foundation exists to raise the funds necessary to support Arkansas PBS’s mission to enrich and empower all Arkansans with compelling and relevant multi-platform programming and statewide services that educate, inform, engage, and inspire, through innovative and efficient use of public and private funds. Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only statewide public broadcaster.

 The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who’s a self-starter, goal-oriented, and highly collaborative. This position also requires a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in grant writing. Having two years of experience in direct fundraising is preferred.

To be considered; please email your resume along with a cover letter to

ARKANSAS PBS Foundation offers amazing benefits and perks:

The salary offered commensurate with experience.

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Arkansas's only statewide public media network is much more than television, delivering daily, essential content through multiple digital platforms, and four distinct broadcast channels.   


The ideal Producer candidate will have the ability to develop and produce compelling and engaging nonfiction stories on a wide range of topics.  The candidate must have a genuine passion for creative storytelling through innovative thinking and strong knowledge of high-quality aesthetics in video and audio design. This candidate will understand the overriding goal of creating experiences through video that illuminate, elevate, and emotionally connect with audiences. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the elements that are vital to shaping social relevance. The individual in this role must have the ability to take concepts from inception to delivery through significant collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.  Proficiency in script writing, video production, lighting and editing is required. Producers are responsible for supervising duties of all production processes including preproduction, production, and post-production. 


The Arkansas PBS content producer successfully executes through storyboarding and scripting to develop superior video/audio content. She/he should have experience in various nonfiction approaches including vérité, interview and explainer videos. 


Must have a valid driver's license, bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience in the field production, videography and digital post-production. 


The candidate must provide links to a portfolio or sample work.

To apply – visit  Look for Producer, position number 22133921, or req.  3172

Senior Public Affairs / News Producer

Arkansas PBS is seeking a Senior Public Affairs/News Producer who embraces our high standards of compelling, creative, and informative storytelling through content innovation across multiple platforms to inform Arkansans on today's issues. Do you have the vision to make Arkansas PBS the relevant thought leader in Public Affairs and an essential daily resource in Arkansas? If you have the talent to develop original ideas, produce impactful and unique stories, and would love communicating with local audiences on what is important to Arkansans while upholding our core values of education, integrity, fairness, and independence, we want to hear from you!

The Senior Public Affairs/News Producer will produce daily and essential content talk formats for broadcast and digital, podcasts, current affairs segments, talk shows, and blogs. This role will be responsible for overseeing the shooting, audio, editing, graphics, and scriptwriting to deliver compelling and informative segments, with the ability to work closely with civic leaders and newsmakers, keep abreast of noteworthy events and issues, and keep Arkansans informed and engaged. The ideal candidate is an inclusive leader, capable of building trust within the ARPBS team and the communities we serve. This role requires a commitment to the core values of ARPBS and the ability to be mindful of diverse voices and lived experiences in our communities that broaden perceptions and seek common ground. The ideal candidate must uphold the station's core content goals to Inform, Entertain, Educate, Resonate, Inspire, and Enlighten, keeping them central to our aim of becoming more daily and essential to our audience.

Requirements for the Senior Public Affairs Producer include a degree in journalism, communication, or other related filed, and three years of experience in public affairs reporting and/or broadcast Journalism. Experience in research, editing, blog content, podcasts, and hosting/moderating preferred.

Please provide a portfolio of examples of work.

To apply online, visit to search for: Television Production Manager,  Req: 874 or Position: 22082212 

Current Internships

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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 14.5 percent to both contributory/non-contributory plans. All new employees are enrolled in the contributory plan which requires a 6.5 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 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 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 Foundaion 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 Foundaion 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 Foundaion 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 Foundaion employees.


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 21 Oct 2020