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Date:  Mar 31, 2021
Req ID:  874

Conway, AR, US, 72034

Anticipated Starting Salary:  51,762.00

Senior Public Affairs/News Producer

Arkansas PBS is seeking a Senior Public Affairs/News Producer who embraces our high standards of compelling, creative, and informative storytelling through content innovation across multiple platforms to inform Arkansans on today's issues. Do you have the vision to make Arkansas PBS the relevant thought leader in Public Affairs and an essential daily resource in Arkansas? If you have the talent to develop original ideas, produce impactful and unique stories, and would love communicating with local audiences on what is important to Arkansans while upholding our core values of education, integrity, fairness, and independence, we want to hear from you!

The Senior Public Affairs/News Producer will produce daily and essential content talk formats for broadcast and digital, podcasts, current affairs segments, talk shows, and blogs. This role will be responsible for overseeing the shooting, audio, editing, graphics, and scriptwriting to deliver compelling and informative segments, with the ability to work closely with civic leaders and newsmakers, keep abreast of noteworthy events and issues, and keep Arkansans informed and engaged. The ideal candidate is an inclusive leader, capable of building trust within the ARPBS team and the communities we serve. This role requires a commitment to the core values of ARPBS and the ability to be mindful of diverse voices and lived experiences in our communities that broaden perceptions and seek common ground. The ideal candidate must uphold the station's core content goals to Inform, Entertain, Educate, Resonate, Inspire, and Enlighten, keeping them central to our aim of becoming more daily and essential to our audience.


Locally and nationally recognized as a great place to work, Arkansas PBS is Arkansas's only statewide public broadcaster. Arkansas PBS's mission is to nourish the cultural and civic life of our statewide community, forging a vibrant bond through inventive engagement and authentic stories that matter. We serve as an indispensable resource for educators and learners by delivering strong, relevant multi-platform content that educates, informs, entertains, and inspires.


Requirements for the Senior Public Affairs Producer include a degree in journalism, communication, or other related fields, and three years of experience in public affairs reporting and/or broadcast Journalism. Experience in research, editing, blog content, podcasts, and hosting/moderating preferred.

Position Information

Class Code: P009C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00

The Television Production Manager is responsible for the overall operations of creative services for educational television. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Supervises a subordinate staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, promotions or terminations, assigning and reviewing work performance, and conducting performance evaluations. Coordinates of outreach activities, including exhibit schedules, special promotional events, and community services activities related to national Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and local productions. Oversees project assignments of staff from concept through execution and implementation to create comprehensive theme and multi-media promotion. Designs and supervises construction of stage and backgrounds for television production and special events. Assists in project assignments and scheduling staff. Responsible for advertising campaigns and advertising budget for PBS, local productions, and special events. Conceptualizes project design through planning sessions with department staff. Initiates contact with media outlets to ensure best possible promotion of the agency's programs and events. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of photographic development, filming, printing, and reproduction techniques. Knowledge of art layout and design techniques. Ability to evaluate and identify design concepts. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of subordinates.
Minimum Qualifications
The formal equivalent of a bachelor's degree in art or a related field; plus three years of experience in commercial art, graphic design, television production, or a related field, including one year of supervisory experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock