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Position: Web Producer

Organization: KCETLink

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date Posted: 4/14/14

 

Web Producer - Digital Regular FT

KCETLink's Web Producer is a San Francisco-based position that supports broadcast, product, web and revenue initiatives through the creation and management of exciting, thoughtful, and user-focused experiences for its LinkTV.org website. The role requires a detail-oriented, project management minded producer able to drive strategic and product initiatives from conception to delivery. The producer should also be comfortable in fast-paced, editorial milieu, and will be required to make product and development decisions with minimal supervision.

 

This position reports to the VP of Digital (based in Burbank), and the Chief Digital Officer (based in San Francisco).

 

The successful candidate must have a minimum of three to five (3 - 5) years of experience in web, multimedia or interactive TV production, as well as three to five (3 - 5) years of experience in online project management.

 

KCETLink is the national independent public transmedia organization formed by the December 2012 merger of KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c (3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH, in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems. Together, the new KCETLink delivers high quality, culturally diverse programs to diverse audiences.

 

KCETLink currently reaches 33 million American homes through DISH Network and DIRECTV as well as 5.6 million cable TV households in Southern California.

 

About Link TV

Called "television without borders" by the late Peter Jennings, Link TV has been providing viewers with hard-hitting journalism, outstanding documentaries, and the best of world music videos and international cinema and television drama/comedy series.

 

Essential Functions of the Job

  • The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to:
  • Oversee LinkTV.org website management, as well as the product roadmap for LinkTV.org
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with outside vendors and developers servicing LinkTV.org
  • Curate and manage the LinkTV.org video platform, and oversee the product roadmap for online video at KCETLink overall
  • Manage syndication of LinkTV video assets to off-site platforms such as YouTube, Hulu and others
  • Manage, encode and embed video as needed
  • Manage video storage
  • Work with the LinkTV.org broadcast support team on website maintenance and updates
  • Support LinkTV shows including LinkAsia, Earth Focus, Global Spirit and other show specific pages
  • Work with the KCETLink development team to manage LinkTV pledge integration on LinkTV.org; work with the sales team to manage LinkTV.org ad inventory
  • Build and maintain special broadcast and editorial projects as needed
  • Perform coding on LinkTV.org, including HTML coding
  • Monitor metrics and report trends for sections under their direction Build and maintain LinkTV.org site areas: general updates, creation of new pages, as well as campaign-type initiatives

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field such as in journalism, mass communications, etc.
  • 3-5 years of experience in web, multimedia or interactive TV production
  • 3-5 years of experience in online project management
  • Demonstrated experience conceiving, mapping and launching new web sites and micro-sites
  • Demonstrated experience with web content management platforms
  • Demonstrated experience with video content management
  • Demonstrated experience with Final Cut Pro editing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Google Analytics and web metrics
  • Excellent writing, editing and researching skills
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and HTML
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy and to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter, proactive, highly motivated and goal-oriented

 

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with agile project management philosophy and practices
  • Passion for global issues and understanding the larger world
  • Experience in implementing social media strategies
  • Experience in deploying Google ad words and other marketing techniques
  • Experience in copywriting, headline writing and journalism a bonus

 

Compensation:

Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience

 

KCETLink is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, physical or mental disability, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship or veteran status. Men and women of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

 

To Apply:

Submit a resume, a cover letter of 300 words or less, and examples of relevant published work to HR coordinator at HR@kcet.org

 

For more information about Link TV visit www.linktv.org.

 


                      

Position: Acquisitions Intern (Documentary Series, Cinema)

Organization: KCETLink

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date Posted: 4/30/13

 

KCETLink Acquisitions Internship -- Documentary, Series, Cinema

Discover the inner workings of television programming and acquisitions at the nation's premiere network for investigative reports, international documentaries, foreign feature films and music with a global perspective!

 

Called "television without borders" by the late Peter Jennings, Link TV has been providing viewers with hard-hitting journalism, outstanding documentaries, and the best of world music videos and international cinema and television drama/comedy series. Become a part of KCETLink's cutting edge programming team by joining our internship program based in San Francisco.

After 12 years as a leader in independent media, Link Media recently merged with KCET, the nation's largest independent television station in Southern California to form KCETLink, a single non-profit organization. Together, the new KCETLink delivers high quality, culturally diverse programs to diverse audiences.

 

KCETLink currently reaches 33 million American homes through DISH Network and DIRECTV as well as 5.6 million cable TV households in Southern California. All Link TV internships are unpaid. Interns are asked to work a minimum of 12 hours per week. Duration is flexible to meet university requirements, but a minimum commitment of 12 weeks is optimal. All interns will be required to sign an Internship Letter of Agreement that outlines the duration and schedule of their internship.

 

Duties

  • Outreach to distributors, international broadcasters and filmmakers
  • Perform extensive online research on feature-length narratives, feature documentaries and shorts
  • Screen and evaluate films and series for documentary slate, world cinema strand Cinemondo and other programming strands
  • Log information into FileMaker and ProTrack databases and help maintain film library.
  • Perform general office tasks including copying, scanning, filing and mailing materials.
  • Assist acquisitions and scheduling department staff as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills; bilingual language skills useful.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and work well under pressure; will take initiative.
  • Familiarity with Internet research and database entry required.
  • Proficient Mac-user; knowledge of Mac-based applications/systems a must.
  • Knowledge of and interest in international affairs, politics and/or world cinema.

 

KCETLink is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, physical or mental disability, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship or veteran status. Men and women of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

 

To Apply:  Acqintern@linktv.org

 

For more information about Link TV visit www.linktv.org.

 


                                      

Position: Foundations/Development Temp

Organization: KCETLink

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date Posted: 2/12/13

 

Job Summary

KCETLink, a leader in independent public media, has an immediate opening for an experienced Foundations/Development temporary employee. This full-time position will contribute to fundraising efforts that garner resources for KCETLink's operations and programs from family, private and corporate foundations; government agencies; major donors; and membership.

 

Essential Functions of the Job

The Foundations/Development temporary employee will develop and implement appropriate strategies to attract foundation, corporate foundation and government agency donors; research and initiate contact with new prospective donors; assist with determining short-term and long-term fundraising goals; work closely with the development staff, senior managers and key program staff to develop strategies for potential donors; research, formulate and write grant documents, including proposals, stewardship reports and acknowledgement correspondence; and monitor progress of and help establish timelines for grant projects, including detailed reports for funding sources. Additionally, this position will help with a range of general development functions, including drafting fundraising appeals and acknowledgment letters; donor management; gift processing; and database management activities.

 

Job requirements

For consideration, you must have a proven track record in foundation and corporate development; exceptional writing, editing, proofreading and communication skills; and experience with computer-based prospect management programs and Excel spreadsheet programs. The ability to determine priorities, set goals and objectives, and adhere to timelines is critical. The Foundations/Development temporary employee will work full-time at the San Francisco offices of Link TV. The duration of the temporary position is 4 months, with the possibility of an extension.

 

Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree is preferred; an advanced degree is highly desirable. Familiarity with KCET and Link TV programming and the mission of independent public broadcasting is a plus.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations. This position reports to the Director of Foundations and Corporate Relations.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume (with at least three references), salary requirements, and two (2) non-returnable work samples (i.e., grant proposals) to: KCETLink, Human Resources Department, 2900 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505, OR Fax: (747) 201-5872, OR email: hr@kcet.org

 

"Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply."  EEO Employer.

 

About KCETLink:

On-air, online and in the community, KCETLink is a donor-supported independent public media organization distributed via satellite nationally on DIRECTV and DISH Network and via broadcast in Southern and Central California.  For additional information about KCETLink productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org

 


                                                                           

Position: Asian Language Translators (part-time, independent contractor)

Project: LinkAsia (half hour weekly news program on Asia)

Organization: Link Media, Inc.
Reports to: LinkAsia Producer

Location: San Francisco

Date posted: 10/1/12

 

Link TV is a national television and media network that engages, informs and activates viewers to become involved in the world. We provide programming from around the globe that fosters wisdom, courage and compassion, connecting viewers to an increasingly global community.

Link TV seeks applicants for Asian language translators for our new half-hour weekly news program on Asia, which will be broadcast on LinkTV (Dish Ch. 9410, DIRECTV Ch. 375), online at www.linktv.org  and nationally on PBS.  We will be taking news excerpts, running 3-5 minutes from TV networks throughout Asia that you will be translating into perfect English. Translators will be asked to type and email back English translations so that they can be voiced at Link TV with those audio tracks edited into the news segments.

Applicants will be asked to take a test by watching a news segment in an Asian language, then translating it to English.  Speed is a consideration.

 

Position Responsibilities

  • Watching TV news broadcasts in an Asian language and typing them into proper English with correct syntax, grammar, and spelling
  • Working under deadlines for 24/7 television network

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages: Mandarin, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, or other Asian language
  • High degree of proficiency in English; able to write English well; knowledge of English grammar and syntax
  • Good English spelling skills required
  • Ability to work quickly and under pressure
  • Access to email with broadband connection to download FTP segments of newscasts and email translated versions
  • Demonstrated passion for global Asian issues, a plus


Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

 

How to Apply
Email cover letter addressing why you would be a good fit for this position, resume, and a list of three references to: jobs1@linktv.org, Subject Line: LinkAsia Translator. No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Link Media, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

About Link Media, Inc.
Link Media, Inc. is a nonprofit California organization that operates the Link TV national network and the website LinkTV.org. Created in 1999 with the mission to engage, inform, and activate Americans to become involved in the world, Link is the leading US media organization dedicated to broadcasting diverse perspectives about global issues, many of which are not available anywhere else in the US Link specializes in covering underserved peoples and cultures, as well as complex political, environmental, and social issues that conventional US media ignores. Our Peabody Award-winning daily news program Mosaic: World News from the Middle East has been broadcast since 2001, with over 2300 episodes to date.

Reaching more than 33 million US homes via satellite, Link TV operates twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. Link's original programs are also provided to more than 200 local Public, Educational & Governmental (PEG) cable television outlets reaching an additional 20 million households. More than 4,000 programs are also widely distributed on the Internet. One-third of the visitors to www.linktv.org are from outside the US.