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

RF Maintenance Technician

Arkansas PBS is looking for an RF Maintenance Technician. The RF Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintaining and repairing digital transmission sites, installing new equipment, and maintaining remote telemetry return links. This position requires the ability to act independently following verbal and written direction from supervisors and manufacturer’s literature, to install and make repairs to broadcast television transmitters and all associated equipment microwave delivery system and IP based remote control systems used in all facets of the statewide public broadcasting network. 

The successful candidate 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 equipment as well as HVAC and building environmental and mechanical services is needed.  Ability to quickly assess problematic situations, formulate and implement effective solutions, articulate and document discrepancies; and work around major problems. 

Requirement: Trade School or Military Qualifications in Electronics with verifiable work experience, RG maintenance experience in Radio or Television broadcast with Society of Broadcast Engineers trade certification experience will be excepted plus two years of experience in electronics repair, military electronics training, and maintenance or related area.   

State vehicle will be provided for business use only due to the extensive daily in-state travel. 

If you are interested or know someone who may be interested apply online, visit search for: Digital Broadcast Specialist, Req: 3776, Position: 22082206 or Educational Television Div

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 fields, 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

Available Internships


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