Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW/WFMT)
July 24, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Development/Fundraising, Event Management
4 Year Degree
WTTW (Chicago PBS) is seeking a Manager, On-Air Fundraising Production to coordinate the planning and execution of on-air fundraising production logistics and operations.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates in the determination of overall objectives and strategies for on-air fundraising campaigns.
Produces the execution of local on-air fundraising breaks and campaigns in conjunction with other members of the pledge team.
Assists in the development and production of National Pledge Events, including managing the editing process.
Authors the on-set pledge rundowns which are essential to the smooth execution of LIVE pledge events.
Work in conjunction with Broadcast in providing a pledge schedule.
Research and develop relationships with community partners for fundraising opportunities.
Constantly keeping up to date with PBS/WTTW mission language to incorporate into the pledge breaks and keep talent apprised of key fundraising messaging.
Assists in the management of on-air talent and scheduling for pledge events.
Essential to keep apprised of PBS and other affiliate pledge show offerings; essential to watch and review the ones that he/she will be producing the breaks for.
Keep apprised of PBS news/current offerings/shows to help understand the overall mission of WTTW.
Seek out new talent and assist with auditions and onboarding.
This position should be enthusiastic to assist in other ad hoc roles throughout the year as opportunities arise.
Organized and detail- oriented
Excellent communication skills
Staff management skills
Excellent computer skills
EXPERIENCE: Candidate must have 2+ years of event planning, public relations, non-profit development and/or marketing experience. TV production experience preferred.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree
About Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW/WFMT)
Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW/WFMT) is Chicago’s premier public media organization committed to creating and presenting unique content for television, radio, and digital media.
...dedicated to bringing Chicago and the world together and invite our audiences to explore the knowledge and creative life of the arts, sciences, humanities, and public affairs.
...committed to diverse perspectives, accessibility, innovation, community engagement, and life-long learning – we embrace the power of public service to make lives richer and our region stronger.
...trusted by parents, grandparents, care-givers, and teachers and provide educational content that promotes the healthy development of our children.
...balanced in our objective, in-depth reporting and encourage our audiences to engage in dialogue and make informed decisions.