AETN Employment

AETN has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Arkansas since 2002. The Arkansas Psychological Association honored AETN 3 times at the state level and nominated AETN for national awards. In 2008 the American Psychological Association named AETN one of the five most psychologically healthy workplaces in the nation and recognized AETN's team activities with a "Best Practice" award. AETN is the first entity in the history of the national APA program to win both awards.

Since 2008 AETN has received top honors in Arkansas from the Governor's Work Life Balance Program and the Mature Workers Program. In 2012 AETN was named Ambassador for both programs, as the first entity in the state to receive both prestigious awards. AETN is a great place to work! Join us!

AETN, The Arkansas PBS is looking for organizations involved in assisting job seekers. If your organization would like to be notified of job vacancies at AETN, please submit a written request to receive job vacancy announcements to:

AETN Human Resources
350 S. Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72034

Current Employment Opportunities

Promotions & Digital Content Specialist

We are currently seeking ahighly creative filmmaker and storyteller with a great passion for creatingdynamic and engaging content to join our team as a Promotions and DigitalContent Specialist. This role will be responsible for the writing, shooting, editing,and graphics of the promotional content for the station. This includes videosfor social media, on-air broadcast, and behind the scenes documentaries. Thisposition is ideal for someone who has proven digital and social media successand strong audio/video/motion graphic creation skills, especially instorytelling. Do you always have ideas about how to communicate a good story?Are you tired of not being able to put all those great concepts out into theworld? Work for a team doing creative meaningful projects that can impact yourcommunity.

Must have five (5) years of experience in digital and social media storytelling.  Additionalhigher education may be substituted up to 4 years of work experiencerequirements.  The candidatemust provide links to a portfolio or sample work.

Apply for position #22133925 Broadcast Promotion Specialist online at ark.org/arstatejobs.


RF Maintenance Technician

Arkansas PBS is seeking an RF Maintenance Technician to join our engineering team. The RF Maintenance Technician will oversee the installation and repairs to Arkansas PBS' broadcast television and all associate equipment, microwave delivery systems and IP based remote control systems used in all facets of the statewide public broadcasting network. The successful candidates must demonstrate excellent IT networking and repair skills. working knowledge of broadcast networks, equipment, software programs and systems as applied to the effective delivery of television signals is required. A service support knowledge of power generation equipment electrical power distribution equip as well as HVAC and building environmental and mechanical services. Ability to quickly assess problematic situations; formulate and implement effective solutions; articulate and document discrepancies; and work around major problems.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, plus two years of experience in electronic repair and maintenance or related area. Two years of previous experience working as an electronic bench technician diagnosing and repairing electronic equipment a plus. Trade School or Military qualifications in Electronics with verifiable work experience, RF maintenance experience in Radio or television broadcast with Society of Broadcast Engineers trade Certifications will be excepted State vehicle will be provided for business use only due to the extensive daily in-state travel.

For information visit aetn.org or apply online at arstatejobs.com. Look for Digital Broadcast Specialist Position number 22082181


Web & Mobile Digital Coordinator

The Web & Mobile Digital Coordinator will serve a pivotal role in supporting website development for Arkansas PBS. This position will help our teams be more successful at engaging our viewers and serving Arkansans across digital mediums. This role will work across Arkansas PBS departments to ensure the websites are available, functioning, and integrated with internal and external vendors and partners. This role will also serve as primary support for all Arkansas PBS streaming projects, programs and channels including, but not limited to ARCAN, our programming feeds and all mobile or video applications. Additionally, this role will assist in the development, support and/or exploration of other website platforms, web or engagement technologies, and project manages Arkansas PBS department web/app/mobile projects as required.

Must have eight (8) years of experience as a webmaster, web developer or related experience. Additional higher education may be substituted up to 4 years of work experience requirements. The candidate must provide links to a portfolio or sample work.

Apply for position #22082145 AETN Website Coordinator online at ark.org/arstatejobs.


Benefits

Arkansas Teachers Retirement System (TRS)

A contributory/non-contributory retirement plan for public employees. All new applicants are enrolled in the contributory program. AETN contributes 14.25 percent to both contributory/non-contributory plans. All new employees are enrolled in the contributory plan which requires a 6.25 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 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.

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 28 Feb 2020