Jobs and Internships

JOB TITLE:              Corporate Marketing Representative (CMR)

DEPARTMENT:      Underwriting

REPORTS TO:        Director of Underwriting & Event Sales

STATUS:                  Exempt


SALARY RANGE:   $25,000 salary guarantee plus commission

 Summary of Job:

Responsible for securing corporate underwriting for Mountain Lake PBS (MLPBS) programming (locally and nationally produced) and other related activities, such as special events and other station activities. The individual should have a strong commitment to Public media.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Secure financial support for MLPBS programming, productions and related activities including, but not limited to: special events, promotion and/or outreach activities/projects.  Primary territory: Northeastern New York, Western Vermont, Eastern Ontario and Southern Quebec (including Montreal and Quebec City).

2.  Identify, research, and solicit clients for financial support.  Cultivate immediate and long-term prospects.  Generate and track clients & prospects, including interests, budgeting cycle, marketing objectives, historical associations with MLPBS, philanthropic activities and corporate financial performance.  Secure immediate funding commitments and long term client relationships.  Identify opportunities for enhanced corporate funding from current clients. 

3.  Create effective proposals integrating sales and marketing tools.  Acquire in-depth knowledge of MLPBS broadcast schedule, local and regional productions, outreach and development efforts.  Maintain file of promotional materials and additional opportunities for “off-air” client recognition.  Develop project packages that will result in increased funding for MLPBS and will help corporate funders better meet their marketing objectives.

4.  Maintain and update client and prospect files and database.  Regularly summarize and report significant client information. 

5.  Maintain regular communication and correspondence with existing client base.  Work with existing and new clients and the production department to create and air effective underwriting spots. 

6.  Attend Production meetings at the station.  The CMR needs to be aware of all productions at the station.  The CMR will be ready to report on sales calls from the previous week as well as discuss various underwriting products and what objectives s/he will be working on for the week. 

7.  Work with the Director of Communications and Director of Programming & On-Air Fundraising to develop presentation materials, rate cards and other documents necessary to implement corporate support efforts.

8.  Participate in MLPBS development efforts, including on-air fundraising.  Represent MLPBS to community at large including community events, trade organization, service clubs, meet and greets, special events, etc.

9. Other duties as assigned.


  • The Corporate Marketing Representative is expected to maintain complete confidentiality.

  • Attire: Business casual on non-meeting days (with clients). Business wear on            meeting days. Appropriate business wear at all times.

  • Some overnight travel may be required - at the stations cost. Attendance at professional development workshops and seminars may be required.


Education & Training: High school degree, computer proficiency.

Work-Related Experience: Two (2) years sales experience or a combination of customer service, sales and special event experience. Proficient in word processing; must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills; composition of routine business correspondence; communicate effectively; handle multiple tasks simultaneously; must be deadline oriented; must have the ability to work well with others under tight deadlines; must possess strong organizational and customer service skills.


Must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle in the United States and Canada.  Passport and/or enhanced driver’s license is required for travel in and out of Canada.  Some overnight travel may be required – at the station’s cost.  Attendance at the PBS Development Conference may be required as well as local sales seminars.


Adequate vision and hearing.  Occasional lifting of heavy items.

If you are interested in applying for a position, please email or mail your cover letter and resume and any other supporting documents to:

Mountain Lake PBS
ATTN: Human Resources
One Sesame Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Deadline to apply: Until filled

JOB TITLE:              Broadcast Engineer / IT Administrator

DEPARTMENT:      Engineering

REPORTS TO:        Director of Engineering

STATUS:                  Exempt


SALARY RANGE:   TBD upon experience

Summary of Job: Primary responsibility for maintenance and repair of equipment used in broadcast and production operation.  Assist in maintenance and repair of station physical plants.  Support computer operations.


Note: This position, due to the responsibilities listed below, requires that the Broadcast Engineer/ IT Administrator be available on-call to meet technical emergencies occurring in broadcast operations.

1)         Maintain all RF equipment; secondarily, maintain all studio and master control equipment.

  1. Install, troubleshoot, and maintain station computer network and desktop PC’s including data transmission and connectivity and broadcast/production computers.

3)         Insure that proper records are maintained to insure timely preventive maintenance, inventory control and FCC legal requirements.

4)         Train operating engineers on broadcast and production equipment.

5)         Maintain current knowledge of RF and studio facilities used in station’s broadcast and production operations.

6)         Other duties pursuant to the technical operation of the station may be assigned by the Director of Engineering.


Education & Training:  Must be a graduate of an electronics technical school, or have other equivalent education beyond high school level.  Should have good mechanical aptitude.

Work-Related Experience: Must have a minimum of at least two years TV station experience, preferably in component-level equipment maintenance.  (Military experience will be determined on the basis of evaluation by Director of Engineering.)


Education & Training: Graduate of electronics course beyond high school.  Must have demonstrated electronics and mechanical aptitude; ability to understand complex electronic and data systems and evaluate problems. Knowledgeable of current computing and data network operation and maintenance.

Work-Related Experience: Five years broadcast maintenance experience, three years digital equipment maintenance, including ability to use all common software.

Computer knowledge: Must have ability to operate/maintain computer network, analog and digital systems used in broadcast operations.


Must have a valid New York driver’s license.


Capable of hiking to station remote transmitter/translator sites.  Comfortable flying in helicopters as a passenger.  Adequate hearing and vision.

TO APPLY:  Please send cover letter and resume  to:

Human Resources

Mountain Lake PBS

One Sesame Street

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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2015 New York State Broadcasters Association Intern Program.

Attention high school seniors and undergraduate college students interested in a career in radio and television broadcasting - would you like to work at Mountain Lake PBS? If you’re at least 17 years old and a career in broadcasting sounds interesting, send us a letter and resume telling us why you’d like to work for us. We’ll review your letter and perhaps call you in for an interview. The intern will be expected to complete up to 180 hours at the station and will be paid $8.75/hour for their time. At the conclusion of the internship the intern will be expected to complete a written evaluation of the experience including the intern’s intentions to further a career in broadcasting. Send your letter to the NYSBA Intern Program, WCFE- Mountain Lake PBS; One Sesame Street; Plattsburgh, NY 12901.


- at least 17 years of age

- residents of New York State and/or attending school in New York State

Mountain Lake PBS is an equal opportunity employer, and offers employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines including production, programming, development, communications, engineering, information technology and many other areas.

If you are interested in applying for a position, please email or mail your salary requirements, cover letter and resume to:

Mountain Lake PBS
ATTN: Human Resources
One Sesame Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901


This position is coordinated through the SUNY Plattsburgh Mass Communications Department and is full time for one semester. An academic internship is dependent on department approval, required courses, and GPA, and is normally done in senior year. Interns assist in local productions as production assistant, videotape editor, videographer, or researcher. When appropriate and in collaboration with a producer interns serve as writer or field interviewer. This internship is for credit hours only and is unpaid.

Marketing & Promotions

Opportunities to become involved might include assisting with the writing press releases, researching media opportunities, creating and placing advertising, planning and executing special events, assist with mailings, as well as handling details of a wide range of projects and activities related to the promotion of Mountain Lake PBS. Minimum 6 hours per week. This internship can be for credit hours or as a volunteer position.


Internships in this field allow you to expand your knowledge of non-profit administration and improve your communication skills in various forms. As an intern you would assist with: letter writing and/or design for appeals, thank you letters to donors and volunteers, budget development, revenue analysis, information and data management, expanding the overall mission of Mountain Lake PBS with creative ingenuity, and events and member drives.

If you are interested in an internship with Mountain Lake PBS, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Mountain Lake PBS
Attn: Human Resources
One Sesame Street
Plattsburgh, NY, 12901

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