On August 12, 1955, WPBT2 went on the air without a penny of tax money having been spent. There was no budget, no income, no paid staff and even the station’s transmitter and antenna had been donated. The broadcast schedule was two hours a day, five days a week, with summers off. Sixty years later, WPBT2 is South Florida’s Flagship PBS station, broadcasting engaging, educational and entertaining content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across three television channels, as well as online, on mobile and OTT devices like Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV.

WPBT2 offers employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines including communications, production, interactive media, development, and many other areas. Become a part of the changing South Florida media landscape and tell the stories of our community.

See below for positions currently open.

Employment Opportunities




Administration

Chief Financial Officer

Excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join our team. Directly oversees and manages a portfolio of foundation and government grants. Identifies, researches submits proposals, reports and cultivates new potential funding sources/opportunities. Works closely with development team to develop and implement strategies and programs for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors and mid-level giving.

Bachelor’s degree and two to four years non-profit, grant writing experience preferred. Background in development, sales and/or marketing with a proven track record of accomplishment. Demonstrated success in account management, communications and/or marketing. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Send resume with cover letter to: HR, WPBT2, P.O. Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or Email: humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE M/F/D/V



Content (Interactive media & Production)

Digital Content Specialist

Are you a master of social media? A maven of all things online? Want to work for one of the most innovative media companies in the digital space?

WPBT2 seeks a creative, multi-tasker to manage content across WPBT2’a online properties, including social media, mobile applications and e-marketing. Responsibilities include creating content for online engagement and audience building; providing editorial feedback on content; managing social media communications; and facilitating e-marketing campaigns and materials.

Minimum 1 to 3 years relevant work experience. Experience working in content environments such as digital publications, news organizations, media companies, etc. Social media engagement, content promotion, and understanding of current digital trends required. Proficiency with various content management systems and various social media channels with demonstrated ability to manage multiple technologies at once. Proficiency with Adobe Suite products and other basic development management applications. Familiarity with online video platforms; CSS and HTML preferred; video editing experience a plus. Ability to organize time effectively & handle various projects at once is essential to this position. Initiative, creativity & good communications skills required.

Send resume with cover letter to: HR, WPBT2, P.O. Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or Email: humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE M/F/D/V



Freelance Production Opportunities

Freelance Producers, Associate Producers, and Production Assistants needed for various WPBT2 productions, including public affairs, educational, arts and science programming. Seeking candidates with experience in studio and/or field productions. Successful candidates will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, computer proficiency, and knowledge of social media platforms. Must be reliable, organized, and self-motivated. All experience levels encouraged to apply. Shooting and editing proficiency a plus.

Send resume w/ salary requirements to: HR, WPBT2, PO Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or E-mail humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE, M/F/D/V.



Development & Membership

Director, Communications

Great opportunity for an excellent communicator to manage all publicity efforts for WPBT Channel 2. Under the general supervision of the Sr. Vice President of Development & Marketing is responsible for creating and executing communications, brand management, promotional campaigns and station relations through traditional methods, social media and other emerging opportunities. Organizes community and outreach events and promotions. Services major regional and local press for broadcast area. Maintains media lists and close contact with reporters, editors and other relevant contacts. Handles all media inquiries. Helps identify and draft grant proposals or outreach grant opportunities. Assists in negotiating promotional activities with sponsorship organization.

College graduate with major in English/Journalism, Marketing or related area. Experience in public relations, publicity, and marketing desirable. Press contacts and/or knowledge of market preferred. Previous experience in public television a plus. Strong managerial, organizational and leadership skills a must. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Computer skills are essential. Photoshop, Adobe publishing preferred.

Send resume w/ salary requirements to: HR, WPBT2, PO Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or E-mail humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE, M/F/D/V.



Producer, On-Air Fundraising & Marketing

WPBT2 is looking for an organized and driven individual to coordinate and execute all production for quarterly live television fundraising campaigns and ongoing promotional interstitials and initiatives throughout the year. This includes writing scripts and editing footage as needed, coordinating hosts for live appeals, conducting research and making all studio and travel arrangements necessary. Helps conceptualize and executes ancillary fundraising productions/campaigns to generate increased viewership and revenue. Assists in the development and execution of special events. Works with supervisor to determine and maintain budgets.

College degree with major coursework in field of mass communications, journalism, the arts or equivalent experience. Three to five years experience as a television producer or associate producer. Working knowledge of linear and non-linear video editing and computer skills. Script writing experience a must. Knowledge of production within a fundraising environment a plus. Must be a multitasker.

Send resume w/ salary requirements & sales accomplishments detail to: HR, WPBT2, PO Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or E-mail humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE, M/F/D/V.



Marketing Coordinator

Immediate opening for an extremely organized individual to manage the planning & procurement of premiums & special offers used during on-air fundraising campaigns & other ancillary marketing opportunities. Position also manages all inventory-related processes, databases & budgets.

Must have excellent organizational & computer skills with 2+ years non-profit marketing, communications or retail experience; knowledge of fundraising & event coordination a plus. Ability to work flexible hours during peak periods required.

Send resume with cover letter to: HR, WPBT2, P.O. Box 610002, Miami, FL 33261-0002 or Email: humanresources@wpbt.org. EOE M/F/D/V





Contact Human Resources

Direct job/internship questions or comments to WPBT2, Human Resources.


Internship Opportunities

WPBT2 provides students with an opportunity to combine work experience and professional development to enhance their formal education. Our program serves to reinforce and strengthen the students' personal values and career objectives through an improved understanding of themselves and the work environment. We provide practical work experience to balance the students' theoretical training and allow students to meet and learn from professionals in the field and develop a network of contacts. Areas of openings include, but are not limited to: Accounting, Engineering, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Interactive Media, Marketing, Production, and Programming.

To be considered for an internship students must be enrolled in college/university in which their coursework requires internship hours. Students must also provide documentation from their school stating that they will be receiving credit for their time spent interning at WPBT2. For more information please email Diane Herron at humanresources@wpbt.org or call 305-424-4011.