Jobs and Internships

JOB TITLE:              DIRECTOR OF UNDERWRITING SALES & EVENTS

DEPARTMENT:         SALES/EVENTS

STATUS:                  EXEMPT

REPORTS TO:         PRESIDENT & CEO

SUPERVISES:         CORPORATE MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES

SALARY:                 TBD UPON EXPERIENCE

 

Summary of Job:

Director is responsible for supervising the Corporate Marketing Representatives and leading a team focused on driving underwriting sponsorship and event sales.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead, motivate and coach advertising sales team as they develop and deliver successful proposals that lead to lasting partnerships;
  • Direct execution of innovative sponsorship programs for existing and new clients;
  • Develop and manage relationships that culminate not only in sales growth but also in tangible ideas to further grow sponsorship and events revenues;
  • Meet with corporate sponsors and agencies to articulate Mountain Lake PBS's mission and essential role in the community;
  • Create and adjust sales territories, assigns books of accounts as needed and establishes monthly and annual goals for account executives
  • Mentor and identify professional development opportunities for sales team
  • Monitors regional market trends public, commercial and online media sales
  • Manages department budget and reforecast results as necessary. Track all related expenditures to ensure that they remain consistent to plan
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Development teams to create creative and highly impactful sales strategies.
  • Ensure underwriting scripts are compliant with FCC guidelines

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years media sales leadership experience with a demonstrated history of delivering results
  • Goal driven with outstanding record of achievement in current/past positions;
  • Understanding and knowledge of the regional market and established relationships with local marketers;
  • Excellent negotiation skills and ability to make effective decisions based on organizational goals; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to craft targeted messaging to a variety of audiences;
  • The ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and coordinate projects; 
  • Ability to mentor and maintain a positive work environment;
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.

 

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATIONS OR LICENSURE

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. Open until filled. EOE. 

To apply please email your letter of interest and resume.

Human Resources

Mountain Lake PBS

One Sesame Street

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

- or –

HR@mlpbs.org

 

MEDIA SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Job Summary:

Responsible for securing corporate advertising/messages on locally and nationally produced programming on MLPBS. Responsible to manage and grow high-volume core business; meet and exceed quarterly revenue budgets; develop and manage local client relationships.  Knowledge of sales, marketing traditional and digital media. Primary territory will be Montreal and Quebec City.

Minimum Qualifications:

3 years of related broadcast or other media direct sales experience. Must have excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and customer service skills.  Valid driver’s license required.  Open until filled. EOE.  To apply please email your letter of interest and resume.

Human Resources

Mountain Lake PBS

One Sesame Street

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

- or –

HR@mlpbs.org

Deadline to apply: Until filled


JOB TITLE:              Broadcast Engineer / IT Administrator

DEPARTMENT:      Engineering

REPORTS TO:        Director of Engineering

STATUS:                  Exempt

SUPERVISES:         N/A

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.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATIONS OR LICENSURE

Must have a valid New York driver’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

- or –

HR@mlpbs.org



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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NYSBA INTERN PROGRAM:

- 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:

HR@mlpbs.org

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


Communications

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.

Development

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

Or send via email to hr@mlpbs.org