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Kansas City PBS is currently seeking applicants for the following positions: 

  • Operations Coordinator
  • Finance and Human Resources Coordinator
  • Senior Reporter

 

If your organization would like to be notified of future job vacancies at Kansas City PBS, please contact us at humanresources@kansascitypbs.org.

Operations Coordinator

Kansas City PBS is hiring an Operations Coordinator.  This position is responsible for providing assistance to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), responsible for scheduling and coordinating all KCPBS engineering, IT, radio production and building maintenance activities.

SALARY RANGE: $39,000-$43,000

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Screen all calls for the CTO.
  • Coordinate and schedule A/V equipment needs for external station events.
  • Set up and help train staff on A/V in building meeting spaces.
  • Train and Manage video conferencing.
  • Purchase IT and AV items/subscriptions as needed for organization.
  • Manage Zoom licenses for organization.
  • Run presentations for board and community meetings.
  • Set up and modify telephone and email accounts including adding new accounts and password changes. (No access to email admin).
  • Handle transmission support calls.
  • Handle and coordinate studio and production rental calls
  • Schedule and manage tours.
  • Assist CTO in monitoring broadcast operations for FCC compliance.
  • Assist CTO in FCC license renewal, maintenance and integrity.
  • Assist CTO in scheduling and monitoring building maintenance, engineering and IT needs.
  • Oversee and track invoices for CTO.
  • Responsible for scheduling engineers’ hours. Post to engineers every 2 weeks.
  • Responsible for FCC quarterly issues/program lists for KCPBS and The Bridge
  • Provide switchboard/front desk relief
  • Create and assist with other diversity and annual reports.
  • Apply for grants, manage relationships, and supervise Christo Rey and KC Hire interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Confident and positive with a teamwork approach.
  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (an equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered).

  • High School diploma or equivalent, some college preferred.
  • Basic word processing and spreadsheet software knowledge.
  • Basic Understanding of IT technology preferred

 

If interested in this exciting opportunity, send cover letter and resume to humanresources@kansascitypbs.org.  Please include in your cover letter how you learned about this position.  

KCPBS is an E-Verify, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

Finance and Human Resources Coordinator


Kansas City PBS is seeking a newly created position, Finance and Huma Resources Coordinator. This position is responsible for providing accurate and timely support for finance and human resources and accounting functions.  This position ensures legal and ethical compliance of all aspects related to KCPBS’s human resources and accounting practices.

SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$45,000

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Finance and the Sr. Director of HR.
  • Assist with all HR related inquiries or requests.
  • Maintain both hard and digital copies of employees’ records.
  • Work with the Front Desk Coordinator/HR Administrative Assistant with the recruitment process by posting ads, identifying candidates and performing reference checks.
  • Provide backup for processing bi-weekly payroll and all related functions including the reconciliation of union dues, garnishments and retirement contributions.
  • Schedule meetings, interviews, and work with Front Desk Coordinator/HR Administrative Assistant in planning and executing HR events.
  • Provide backup with the implementation and maintenance of the station fringe benefits programs.  Includes providing support, reconciling monthly insurance billings, providing orientation for new hires, and maintaining COBRA benefits.
  • Maintain Internship Program.
  • Complete annual EEO-1 Reports.
  • Maintain fixed assets and maintain the petty cash fund.
  • Process bank deposits. This includes credit card and EFT payments.
  • Customers invoicing or collecting payments.
  • Maintain accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Corporate Credit card reconciliation.
  • Maintain reports that are required for annual audits and provide support during the audit.
  • Process all employment related surveys, participate on the DEI Staff Council and provide support for All Teams Meetings.  Assist the Senior Director of HR with professional development opportunities and training, and participate in job fairs.
  • Provide backup support for the switchboard.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Working understanding of human resource and accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient with Word and Excel.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, accounting or related field and/or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years related experience required.
  • SHRM-CP credential preferred.

 

If interested in this exciting opportunity, send cover letter and resume, to humanresources@kansascitypbs.org.  Please include in your cover letter how you learned about this position.  

KCPBS is an E-Verify, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Senior Reporter

Kansas City PBS is seeking a Senior Reporter for Flatland.  Under the supervision of the Managing Editor, the senior reporter will work across platforms and departments to produce in-depth, magazine-style stories and multimedia news content that is equally thoughtful and compelling about important civic affairs topics in the Kansas City area.

SALARY RANGE: $45,000-$55,000

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Produce multimedia news content on important topics for distribution on Flatland, Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge.
  • Create written stories, photos, graphics, videos and data visualizations.
  • Generate ideas for stories, social media outreach and new ways to present content.
  • Help coordinate long-term editorial projects.
  • Assist as needed in editing, publishing and promoting digital content.
  • Provide editorial support as needed to other departments, including marketing, engagement and development.
  • At the direction of the Managing Editor, execute the strategic plan and editorial vision, and be responsible for the editorial integrity of content produced.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (An equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered):

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or closely related field.
  • Excellent reporting and storytelling skills, news judgment and ethical standards.
  • Experience conducting interviews and ability to contribute to broadcast productions.
  • Excellent project management skills for on-time delivery on tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends.

 

Preferred but not required:

  • At least three years professional journalism experience.
  • Experience managing video distribution channels such as YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.
  • Experience producing multimedia graphics.
  • Basic knowledge of video camera operation and editing software.
  • Basic knowledge of audio production.

 

If interested in this exciting opportunity, send cover letter, resume, and an example of your writing skills to humanresources@kansascitypbs.org.  Please include in your cover letter how you learned about this position.  

KCPBS is an E-Verify, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.