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Date:  Sep 14, 2022
Req ID:  21089

Conway, AR, US, 72034

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $45,009.95

Position Number: 2208-2212
County: Faulkner 
Posting End Date: 10/07/2022

Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,009.95 

Arkansas PBS seeks a key Senior Public Affairs Producer who is responsible for delivering compelling and creative stories using video, audio, editing, graphics, scriptwriting and other multimedia processes.  This position will also be responsible for producing talk shows, podcasts, daily current affairs segments, blogs and other social media avenues. It will work closely with civic leaders and other individuals to keep abreast of noteworthy events or issues for Arkansans. 


Key responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for overseeing the shooting and editing of stories or other segments for digital media multiple platforms using the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources
  • Deliver multi-channel content in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner
  • Create compelling interviews that get to the heart of issues with a focus on facts, credibility and balance. Produce stories that are unique and captivating
  • Write for the web, blogs, podcast and other shows, including attaching images and streaming video
  • appear at newsworthy events
  • Maintaining strong relationships with community leaders, people at news agencies/outlets, the legislature, and various disciplines of business and production by creating trustworthy relationships
  • Recruit and arrange guest contributors for talk shows, podcasts, current affairs segments, panel discussions and other events or social media avenue


 List ALL work and/or volunteer experience in the "Employment Work History" section. "See attached resume" is not an acceptable entry for any section and resume WILL NOT substitute. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

If the position you are applying for requires a college degree or professional certification, a copy must be submitted at the time of the interview. A copy of the DD214 must be submitted at the time of application to be considered for Veteran's Preference.

Employment in this position is subject to a background check and six (6) month initial period for employment review. Direct deposit is required for employment per Act 1887 of 2005.


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.



Contact Information: Stephanie Lilly-Palmer
Phone: 501-682-0316


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