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

Donor Relations Assistant

Donor Relations Assistant

Arkansas PBS Foundation seeks a Donor Relations Assistant. This is a part-time position, working 20-25 hours per week. The Donor Relations Assistant (DRA) is an essential member of a dynamic team that provides critical financial support for Arkansas PBS, Arkansas's only statewide media network.

Responsibilities

The DRA is part of a three-person donor relations team that provides excellent, on-point customer service to Arkansas PBS Foundation’s 23,000+ donors from around the state through a broad range of activities, including (but not limited to)

· Response to member calls and emails;

· Assisting with enewsletters and donor e-communications and solicitations;

· Processing of online donations during high-volume fundraising periods;

· Preparation and tracking of donor thank-you gifts.

The DRA will also assist with special events and production and volunteer hospitality support including:

· Order/pick-up/set-up meals for production staff and volunteers during on-air fundraising campaigns or off-site events like Sports;

· Order/pick-up/set-up meals for Board meetings and other events as needed;

· Serve as support staff (set-up/tear-down, etc.) for events such as program screenings, Toad Suck Daze, family events, etc.

This position reports to the Foundation Development Activities Manager and works closely with all Foundation staff, as well as Arkansas PBS Network Marketing.

Requirements

The successful candidate will be a strong communicator who's a self-starter, detail-oriented and committed to serving our community. Outstanding customer service skills, organizational skills, the willingness to ask questions, and the capacity to juggle multiple projects concurrently are paramount.

Experience working with databases is strongly preferred.

Flexibility in the daily/weekly schedule is possible. Occasional evenings or weekends required. An Arkansas driver's license is required.

Please send resume to swillis@myarkansaspbs.org.

This position pays $16/hour, and is located on-site at Arkansas PBS Foundation offices in Conway, Arkansas.

Locally and nationally recognized as a great place to work, Arkansas PBS is Arkansas's only statewide public broadcaster. The Arkansas PBS Foundation exists to raise funds and awareness for Arkansas PBS's mission to empower learners of all ages and to educate, inform, entertain and inspire our community by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories.

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Executive Assistant to the Director

Executive Assistant to the Director

Are you someone that possesses a great attitude, sense of humor, and ability to prioritize and multi-task? Arkansas PBS is seeking a dynamic Executive Assistant to work as the right-hand person to our Director/CEO & Associate Director/COO.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a mature, professional demeanor, and is a self-starter who takes initiative and thrives in a fast-paced environment. The position requires someone who loves to attend to the details, keeps things on track, is proactive, and highly tech-savvy. The key attributes for success in this role are a great relationship builder, has strong systems for managing work and is an expert at ‘seeing around corners,’ anticipating upcoming needs and conflicts and resolving them.

We are seeking a candidate with five years of administrative support. Associates or bachelor’s degree and executive-level administrative support preferred and can be a substitute for equal years of work.

Locally, and nationally recognized as a great place to work, Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only state-wide public broadcaster. Arkansas PBS’s mission is to nourish the cultural and civic life of our statewide community, forging a vibrant bond through inventive engagement and authentic stories that matter. We serve as an indispensable resource for educators and learners by delivering strong, relevant multi-platform content that educates, informs, entertains and inspires.

 If you know someone who may be interested, visit https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/about/employment for more information or to apply online, visit https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/ search for: Executive Assistant to the Director, Requisition ID number 17853, or Educational Television Div.

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: 14.25% contribution from Arkansas PBS, 6.25% 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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Head of Audience/Senior Director of Content

Head of Audience/Senior Director of Content

Level up your career in a key leadership role at a dynamic statewide media organization.

Arkansas PBS, a nationally recognized, statewide public media network and multi-platform publisher is looking for a new media leader to serve as Head of Audience to build lasting audience relationships across a wide array of platforms, bring diverse impactful content to new audiences, and make a measurable difference in the community of over three million Arkansans.

The Head of Audience will have what it takes to establish a strong vision for an agile and consistent content publishing workflow and integrated branding efforts to leverage Arkansas PBS’s award-winning content across all platforms. In addition, the HOA will ensure that audience insight, metrics and data-driven thinking is at the heart of all major strategic and editorial decisions.

The Arkansas PBS Head of Audience will be driven, innovative, and collaborative, clearly articulating goals, strategies, and tactics for growth, ensuring we meet our many audiences where they are. The HOA will maximize the potential of our content and brand to accelerate significant gains in audience engagement, content diversity, community impact and membership growth.

The ideal candidate for this role will create and enable synergies across social, digital, marketing, broadcast and education audiences and platforms, with experience developing strategic growth plans while collaborating across teams to implement them. The HOA will demonstrate a strong history of launching successful content products while experimenting with new platforms and formats. Project management skills are required, as well as strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills. A thorough technical understanding of media measurements across different platforms, particularly new digital metrics, is essential. Experience in the leadership of marketing, analytics and revenue generation teams is highly desired, while an understanding of content production best practices and the structure, policies and concerns of the PBS system would be a strong advantage.

The individual chosen for this role will have the spirit to support a culture of collaboration, achievement, and distinction, driving Arkansas PBS’s existing commitment to a “can-do” mindset that values bold ideas and cross-platform successes that take Arkansas PBS to next-level engagement, community visibility and impact.

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only state-wide public broadcaster, is recognized locally and nationally as a wonderful place to work. The network’s mission is to nourish the cultural and civic life of our statewide community, forging a vibrant bond through inventive engagement and authentic stories that matter. We serve as an indispensable resource for educators and learners by delivering strong, relevant multiplatform content that educates, informs, entertains, and inspires. 

 

For more information visit https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/about/employment or apply online at arcareers.arkansas.gov under Educational Television Div., position title AETN Senior Director of Content, requisition ID number 17735.

 

Arkansas PBS offers amazing benefits and perks: 

 

 

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Public Information Coordinator - Extra Help

Arkansas PBS is seeking a Public Information Coordinator within the Arkansas PBS Marketing and Engagement Division. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent writing and editing skills as well as a competency in digital platforms in social media, blogs, newsletters, and press releases.

 

Duties include but not limited to:

·         Written communications and messaging for promotions including social media platforms

·         Aggregate assets needed to promote local educational content

·         Update key messages and reports

·         Keep website content updated while in communication with the Web Coordinator

·         Post content on digital platforms

·         Pre-schedule social media posts

·         Work with community partners for cross promotions on digital platforms

 

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Strong social media skills

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Self-starter and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·         Highly organized

 

THIS POSITION IS A TEMPORARY, EXTRA HELP POSITION FOR WORK ON A PROVISIONAL GRANT(S) ENDING IN AUGUST TO DECEMBER OF 2023. 

 

Locally, and nationally recognized as a great place to work, Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only state-wide public broadcaster. Arkansas PBS’s mission is to nourish the cultural and civic life of our statewide community, forging a vibrant bond through inventive engagement and authentic stories that matter. We serve as an indispensable resource for educators and learners by delivering strong, relevant multi-platform content that educates, informs, entertains, and inspires.

If you, or someone you know may be interested, visit https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/about/employment for more information or to apply online, visit https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/ search for Public Information Specialist, Requisition ID number 18495, or Educational Television Div.



Public Information Specialist

Public Information Specialist

Arkansas PBS is seeking a Public Information Specialist within the Arkansas PBS Marketing and Engagement Division. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent writing and editing skills as well as a competency in digital platforms in social media, blogs, newsletters, and press releases.  


Duties include but not limited to:

Locally, and nationally recognized as a great place to work, Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only state-wide public broadcaster. Arkansas PBS’s mission is to nourish the cultural and civic life of our statewide community, forging a vibrant bond through inventive engagement and authentic stories that matter. We serve as an indispensable resource for educators and learners by delivering strong, relevant multi-platform content that educates, informs, entertains, and inspires.

 If you know someone who may be interested, visit https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/about/employment for more information or to apply online, visit https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/ search for Public Information Specialist, Requisition ID number 18252, or Educational Television Div.

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: 14.25% contribution from Arkansas PBS, 6.25% employee mandatory contribution, plus additional 3% optional employee contribution

•Basic Life Insurance up to $10,000

•Eligible for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

 

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Senior Public Affairs/News Producer

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 for broadcast and digital, podcasts, current affairs segments, talk shows, and blogs. This role will be responsible for overseeing editorial decisions, shooting, audio, editing, graphics, and scriptwriting to deliver compelling, informative, and innovative public affairs content that keeps Arkansans informed and engaged. They will also have the ability to collaborate closely with civic leaders, newsmakers, and talent; and be hardwired to keeping abreast of noteworthy events and issues that affect Arkansas locally, regionally, and nationally.

 

The ideal candidate is a collaborative, 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.

 

 If you know someone who may be interested, visit https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/about/employment for more information or to apply online, visit https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/ search for: Television Production Manager, Requisition ID number 17940, or Educational Television Div.

 

Please provide a portfolio of examples of work.

 

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 Benefits: Vesting in a defined-benefit retirement annuity plan funded by a 6.5% employee salary contribution (mandatory) and a 14.5% contribution from the State of Arkansas. Employees can also contribute to an optional 457b plan at a minimum pretax contribution rate of 3%.

•Basic Life Insurance up to $10,000

•Eligible for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

 

The salary offered commensurate with experience.

 

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Studio Systems Engineer

Studio Systems Engineer

Arkansas PBS is looking for a Studio Systems Engineer. The studio Systems Engineer oversees the Arkansas PBS Studio Video and audio production, routing, and distribution equipment. Works with various divisions within the department to support the technical implementation and operations of the studio. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

Job responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

 

Trade School or Certification on video switchers, routing systems, audio mixers, studio cameras, and lighting systems with three years of technical maintenance of studio production equipment. ARPBS will consider military electronics or AV installation background for all or some of the three years of technical maintenance experience. 

Locally, and nationally recognized as a great place to work, Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only statewide public broadcaster. Arkansas PBS’s mission is to nourish the cultural and civic life of our statewide community, forging a vibrant bond through inventive engagement and authentic stories that matter. We serve as an indispensable resource for educators and learners by delivering strong, relevant multi-platform content that educates, informs, entertains, and inspires.

 

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 Benefits: Vesting in a defined-benefit retirement annuity plan funded by a 6.5% employee

   salary contribution (mandatory) and a 14.5% contribution from the State of Arkansas. Employees can   

   also contribute to an optional 457b plan at a minimum pretax contribution rate of 3%.

•Basic Life Insurance up to $10,000

•Eligible for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The salary offered commensurate with experience.

If you know someone who may be interested, visit https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/about/employment for more information or to apply online, visit https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/ search for: Digital Broadcast Specialist, Requisition ID number 18064, or Educational Television Div.

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Current Internships

Available Internships
 

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