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January 5, 2022
150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA
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HQ - Philadelphia, PA
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Full Time

About WHYY

WHYY serves the Philadelphia region with trusted journalism, eye-opening storytelling and intimate local arts programming. Our curiosity and commitment to this community is what drives our programming. It’s also what drives our hiring.

Below you’ll find an employment opportunity in the fast-paced setting of the Philadelphia region’s leading public media provider. The award-winning professional staff of WHYY sets the bar high in television, radio and online. Whether it’s preparing a program to air or a behind-the-scenes role in support, all positions are vital to continuing—and growing—our impact in our community.

WHYY offers a voice to those not heard, a platform to share everyone’s stories, a foundation to empower early and lifelong learners and a trusted space for unbiased news. Learn more about our Social Responsibility Program. It’s how we live.


The Associate Producer will assist in the development and production of a brand new children’s show coming to WHYY-TV. This individual will be responsible for booking guests and shoots, scripting original material, leading field shoots, assisting in studio shoots, creating production rundowns, making story decisions in edit, and creating social media content.

This unique opportunity will allow the Associate Producer to be directly involved in shaping content for Philadelphia’s children and developing an inclusive production process. Cultural competency, a collaborative spirit, and a thoughtful approach to building children’s program are central to the role. Enthusiasm for the project is a must and a passion for the greater Philadelphia region helps too! While production experience will be important, a positive attitude, desire to learn, and unique perspective are vital to the role.


  • Writes creative, original scripts for studio and field shoots, in the tone and style of the show. Comfortable receiving notes, revising scripts, collaborating with other writers, and seeking final approvals on material before shooting.
  • Books shoot locations, books guests, and coordinates details with location contact for field shoots.
  • Collaborates with production team on story pitches, production processes, and scripts.
  • Works with Production Manager to schedule crew for studio and field shoots.
  • Develops and maintains social media for program. Edits original content for social media.
  • Occasionally oversees editing of shorter packages for broadcast or string outs.
  • Maintains a regular and predictable attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education: No formal education required. Experience with research, Avid editing, DSLR cameras, graphic design, and animation is a plus.

Experience: 0 to 5 years experience in television production, including editing of video and audio material, experience working on short form pieces and previous experience preparing content for multimedia platform distribution will be considered. Experience in teaching, working with early elementary or preschool aged children, creative writing, or community engagement will also be considered.  Knowledge of the Philadelphia area and arts and culture scene are important.

Technical Skills: A strong willingness to learn is a must. Familiarity with social media, video editing software, Photoshop, and camera equipment will be considered. 

*This position is represented by SAG-AFTRA.

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