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

Human Resource Manager


 

Arkansas PBS is looking for a Human Resource Manager.  The Human Resources Manager oversees all aspects of HR administration, compliance, and personnel matters with the mindset of a strategic service provider.  As a visible leader, you will set the tone of a positive culture in a fast-paced, evolving media environment, build and support a culture of inclusiveness and diversity.  In addition, the position is a counselor to senior management and an empathetic advocate for employees while performing day-to-day operations and ensuring that systems and policies are in place to support the organization's values and strategic goals. 

Talent Acquisition & Development 

·         Develop internal and external recruitment strategies to meet the organization’s needs and become an “employer-of-choice 

·         Identify, engage, and recruit top talent 

·         Develop an energizing and culture reinforcing onboarding process/integration program for new hires 

 

Human Resources & Benefits 

·         Lead a comprehensive program for talent management, career paths, performance management, coaching, compensation, and employee relations 

·         Provide business partnership to executive leaders for investigative, disciplinary, and other employee-related matters 

·         Oversee human resources policies and procedures 

·         Coordinate benefits and retirement programs 

·         Deliver technical advice and expertise on all human resources and benefits issues. 

·         Monitor changes with HR laws; revise policies and procedures; ensure compliance, and update and train supervisors  

·         Periodically review and update HR-related policies and procedures 

·         Foster a culture of respect in the workplace.  Oversee delivery of proactive preventative training i.e. harassment awareness, discrimination, diversity, etc. to ensure compliance.  Investigate and resolve all complaints. 

·         Coordinate orientations for employee benefit programs and work closely with finance on all aspects of benefits and payroll administration 

 

Operational Leadership 

·         Implement HR tools and systems improvement plan; manage the development and maintenance of HR databases and automated systems, utilizing best practices to streamline HR operations.   

·         Assist in developing new forms, policies, procedures, training session planning and presentation, website content and maintenance of files.  

·         Interpret, research and communicate human resources policies and information; prepare applicable reports 

·         Participate in the biennial budget process.  

·         Building and supporting a culture of inclusiveness and diversity. A place where all feel welcome and valued.

·         An inspirational cultural leader that sets the tone of a positive nurturing culture in a fast-paced media environment where team members enjoy coming to work and doing their jobs  

Other duties as assigned

 

Must have a bachelor's degree, five years of human resources experience, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity, OR  nine (9) years of experience in human resources experience, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.  Preference would be for a master's degree, certification with SHRM or HRCI and experience in process improvement. 

 

For more information, visit https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/about/employment or apply online at https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/. Search for Administration Services Manager,  Req 13395.



Producer - Production

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 sytems, 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 guidance of the Director of Production. 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.

 

Production  

·         Produce original videos for storytelling from concept to final production.

·         Conducts interviews, shooting, and editing for distribution on ARPBS multi-media platforms.

·         Determines suitable camera equipment, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props, and microphones for individual shoots. 

·         Responsible for capturing and recording all aspects of a scene or event

·         Edits sound and video for broadcast using nonlinear production software to skillfully enhance viewer engagement. 

·         Responsible for turning uncut footage from a film shoot into a finished, cohesive final project

·         Acts as liaison between hosts, moderators, and other talents 

·         Assist with music selection, editing, and animation 

·         Determines which camera angles to use and coordinating sound and visual efforts in post-production

·         Sets an example for thoughtful, creative leadership through innovative and resourceful practices  

 

Creative Development  

·         Develop and create compelling concepts to inform/educate, engage and emotionally draw in the audience on video subject matter(s).   

·         Conceptualize and pitch innovative project ideas 

·         Develop and create storyboards, content, scripts, schedules, interview questions, and other creative production content as needed. 

·         Recruits and schedules talent for video shoots in accordance with department and the station’s policies and procedures. 

·         Conducts pre-interviews to screen for talent or subject’s ability to contribute to project 

·         Evaluates project objectives and target audience, operating within program format and content to attain desired goals, and staying within budget, time, and operational limitations 

 

Project Coordination  

·         Recruit and schedule talent for video shoots in accordance with department and the station’s policies and procedures. 

·         Manage creative process from concept blueprints to approvals and distribution/deliveries  

·         Coordinate production, shooting, and editing schedules 

·         Work closely with other Producers and Post-Production Supervisor to ensure standards of excellence  

·         Manage multiple projects and tasks under tight timelines with urgency, prioritization, and executing against deadlines 

·         Work with Marketing in preparing promotional materials and use of social media to engage with audiences

·         Deliver content for peer review with comments from the Director of Production having final cut   

·         Schedule time and creative input for the production of promotions with Marketing and the Promotions team 

·         Ensure compliance with all underwriting requirements, any contractual obligations for the production from Arkansas PBS and any and all legal compliance for the production. 

·         Update Directors with weekly project status reports through summaries, deadlines, and areas of struggle 

 

Other duties as assigned 

Must have a valid driver’s license, seven (7) years of experience in field production, videography, and digital post-production OR a bachelor's degree, and three (3) years of experience. 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 12995.



Producer in Education

Producer in Education

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  

·         Produce original videos for storytelling from concept to final production.

·         Conducts interviews, shooting, and editing for distribution on ARPBS multi-media platforms.

·         Determines suitable camera equipment, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props, and microphones for individual shoots. 

·         Responsible for capturing and recording all aspects of a scene or event

·         Edits sound and video for broadcast using nonlinear production software to skillfully enhance viewer engagement. 

·         Responsible for turning uncut footage from a film shoot into a finished, cohesive final project

·         Acts as liaison between hosts, moderators, and other talents 

·         Assist with music selection, editing, and animation 

·         Determines which camera angles to use and coordinating sound and visual efforts in post-production

·         Sets an example for thoughtful, creative leadership through innovative and resourceful practices  

 

Creative Development  

·         Develop and create compelling concepts to inform/educate, engage and emotionally draw in the audience on video subject matter(s).   

·         Conceptualize and pitch innovative project ideas 

·         Develop and create storyboards, content, scripts, schedules, interview questions, and other creative production content as needed. 

·         Conducts pre-interviews to screen for talent or subject’s ability to contribute to project 

·         Evaluates project objectives and target audience, operating within program format and content to attain desired goals, and staying within budget, time, and operational limitations 

 

Project Coordination  

·         Recruit and schedule talent for video shoots in accordance with the department and the station’s policies and procedures. 

·         Manage creative process from concept blueprints to approvals and distribution/deliveries  

·         Coordinate production, shooting, and editing schedules 

·         Work closely with other Producers and Post-Production Supervisor to ensure standards of excellence  

·         Manage multiple projects and tasks under tight timelines with urgency, prioritization, and executing against deadlines 

·         Work with Marketing in preparing promotional materials and use of social media to engage with audiences

·         Deliver content for peer review with comments from the Director of Production having final cut   

·         Schedule time and creative input for the production of promotions with Marketing and the Promotions team 

·         Ensure compliance with all underwriting requirements, any contractual obligations for the production from Arkansas PBS, and any and all legal compliance for the production. 

·         Update Directors with weekly project status reports through summaries, deadlines, and areas of struggle 

 

Other duties as assigned 

 

Must have a valid driver’s license, seven (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 13848.



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