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Welcome to the WQED Careers information page! From time to time, we have full- or part-time job openings for new positions, for existing jobs that need to be filled. On such occasions, detailed announcements of all current openings are listed on this page. Instructions for application to these opportunities are noted within each posting. We hope you will spend a few minutes getting to know more about us below. If you have any questions about our organization or career opportunities, please send an e-mail to

WQED is a member of the Public Media Workforce Collaborative, a group of four similarly structured public media providers in Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit and Pittsburgh working together to meet the needs of their rapidly evolving communities and to increase their financial sustainability by attracting, developing and retaining a more diverse and highly-skilled workforce and advancing their organizational cultures. With a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in its work, the Collaborative is providing DEI-focused management training, engaging a cross-section of staff to address organizational policies and practices, and identifying new methods for attracting more diverse applicants to open job positions.

Diversity, Equity and Belonging is one of our core values, wherein we seek and incorporate the myriad diverse perspectives and lived experiences of our users, staff, board, and communities into all aspects of our work.

Current Positions

WQED is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Account Executive

The Account Executive is responsible for generating revenue for WQED Multimedia by developing and furthering relationships with clients to insure continued support for the organization's broadcast products and services.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and present proposals to meet pre-determined needs of client for presentations.
  • Write contract request forms.
  • Develop schedule of announcements and deliver to FM and Production Assistant for traffic placement.
  • Write announcements for client approval and deliver to FM traffic person and/or Production Assistant along with video components.
  • Develop promotional and/or underwriting ideas for clients.
  • Collect payment from clients.
  • Generate new business through targeting prospects.
  • Maintain up-to-date information of broadcast businesses as well as client business.
  • Develop a list of targeted media and matching prospect's needs with WQED program/strategies.
  • Contact prospective client – pre-determine needs and set up appointments.
  • Volunteer for station events and perform other company projects as needed.

Required education and skills:

  • Associate's Degree or equivalent experience is required. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
  • One year of sales and marketing experience, preferably in the broadcast industry, is required.
  • Candidate must have a working knowledge of sales techniques and broadcast industry sales along with excellent customer service skills.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to No Phone Calls Please.

Human Resources Assistant (Part-Time 24 hours per week)

WQED seeks a creative, energetic, and strategic individual to join our team as a Human Resources Assistant. The Human Resources Assistant will be responsible for the administrative support of day- to-day human resource operations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain organized, up-to-date and confidential personnel files.
  • Assist with payroll processes.
  • Perform HRIS data entry – address changes, benefits, etc.
  • Conduct new hire orientations for new employees and interns to the organization.
  • Create onboarding packets.
  • Assist with the recruiting process – post job postings, source candidates, coordinate communication with candidates and schedules interviews.
  • Assist with hiring events (virtual, on and off-site).
  • Serve as an information source for employee questions related to hiring, benefits and other general company information.
  • Assist with the benefits/open enrollment process.
  • Assist the HR Director with various projects/reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required education and skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field preferred, but not required.
  • At least one year of HR experience preferred. Administrative/clerical experience a plus.
  • High ethical standards and ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.
  • Experience in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with an HRIS system.
  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Superior organizational, interpersonal, and oral/written communication skills.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to No Phone Calls Please.

Facts About WQED

  • WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation's first community-supported broadcaster.

  • We are headquartered in the Oakland, PA.

  • WQED It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Create Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (; and The WQED Education Department.

  • WQED Pittsburgh has been honored with the Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence in 2006, 2007, 2015, 2017, 2020 and 2021.

  • We offer a rich benefits program that includes medical coverage, a 403(b) plan with an employer contribution, paid time off, hybrid work schedules and much more.

  • Staff interests and outside-of-work hobbies include playing in bands, painting, photography, traveling, baking, gardening, stand-up comedy and many more.

  • We strive to improve diversity, equity and inclusion across our organization. Some of our efforts include:

  • Working with Buffalo Toronto Public Media, Detroit Public Television, and Ideastream Public Media in Cleveland on the Public Media Workforce Collaborative to provide DEI-centered management training, develop new methods to engage all staff on programs, policies and practices and attract more diverse candidates to our open positions.

  • Diversifying the sources we use in our stories and auditing our work to make sure we’re improving those efforts continuously.

  • Providing internship opportunities for personal and professional development to those looking to enter the workforce or make changes in their career.

WQED​ is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability status, marital status, military status, or protected veteran status. Employment decisions at WQED will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.