Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Career Opportunities in Multiple Cities

All positions are open until filled unless otherwise noted.
All positions are located in Washington, DC , BOSTON, LA, CULVER CITY, AND NEW YORK CITY...SEE EACH JOB FOR AREA.

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
* Budget
#EOB1096001006RFNA – Senior Grants Accountant
This position provides all pre and post-award grants management, analysis and support. This position is responsible for the fiscal budgeting and management of grants and contracts in accordance with GAAP, government regulations, sponsor requirements, and NPR policy and procedures. The position oversees and reports the evenues and expenditures that have been made on specific grants.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Minimum of 3 to 5 years of accounting/budget management experience, including at least 1 year of grant accounting. Experience in a Development department a plus.
Non-profit financial reporting and accounting experience. Intimate knowledge of all governmental, GAAP, typical foundation, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting policy, regulations, and rules covering all elements of the administration of grants and contracts.
Possess a depth of understanding of A-133, overhead, fringe benefit, and other regulations concerning allocated revenues and expenses.
Ability to efficiently use tools provided for budgeting and accounting: Active Planner, Epicor, Epicor Explorer, Requisition Manager, and Crystal Reports. Advanced skills in Excel required and proficiency in word processing and presentation software. Ability to multi-task and work under stringent deadlines. Excellent organizational and planning skills with strong attention to detail. Database management experience preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to maintain best practices, engage participation from all levels, and generate excitement, shared purpose, and action. Strong personal work ethic, collaborative, and results-oriented.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business or
accounting required. Advanced degree or certification a plus.

* Management
#EOB0896005001RFEA- Director of Investment Operations, Compliance and Treasury
The Director of Investment Operations, Compliance, and Treasury is responsible for the coordination, oversight, and compliance of the investment operations and cash management operations of NPR. NPR's investments currently include a $225 million endowment fund, and $80 million reserve fund. This position plays a key role in ensuring that the necessary due diligence is performed and documented to support the review of potential new investments and the proper valuation of NPR’s existing investment assets as well providing traditional treasury department functions. Responsibilities; Serve as staff liaison for the NPR Investment Committee of the Board of Directors and Trustees, including close coordination of all Committee activities with the Chairman of the Committee. Responsibilities in support of Investment Committee activities include the following; Schedule the quarterly meetings of the Committee, in coordination with the schedules of the
Chairman, key members of the Committee, and NPR’s investment consultants; Establish the agendas for each meeting, including arranging for presentations by NPR's investment managers on a rotating basis; Coordinate the preparation and distribution of all meeting materials to the Committee members in advance of each meeting; Coordinate the annual revision and approval of investment objectives (including asset allocation policy targets) for the NPR Endowment and NPR Pension Trust Fund; Serve as the principal point of contact with the NPR's investment consultants (currently Cambridge Associates), which perform the following functions; Preparation of all investment
performance reports and materials; Investment manager creening, selection, hiring, evaluation and termination; Annual revision and approval of Investment Objectives; Consideration of changes in asset allocation or entry into new asset classes; Prepare quarterly and annual reports of the Investment Committee to the Board of Trustees; Perform ongoing due diligence on all incumbent NPR investment managers, including site visits, phone calls and written communications, supplementing the due diligence performed by NPR’s investment consultants. Document the due diligence process in support of the organization’s compliance with applicable accounting requirements. Interface with the NPR auditors regarding investment
policies, valuation of alternative investments, and due diligence procedures; Review prospective investment managers’ proposed management agreements (and changes to existing agreements), coordinating with legal counsel as necessary, before recommending execution of such documentation by the CFO; Perform financial analysis and project management and support as requested by the SVP Strategic Operations and CFO; Perform traditional treasury function and cash management role, including; Responsible for all matters relating to corporate debt including bondholder relations; Supervises cash management of NPR, assessing cash flows and liquidity requirements; Serve as an integral member of the Business Management
Team (CFO, Controller, Director of Financial Planning, and Director of Strategic Planning & Biz Dev)CONTACTS; Frequent contact with the CFO, the Controller, the Director of Planning and Budgeting, the Senior Investment Accountant, Manager of Planned Giving, and other members of the Business and Development Offices; Periodic interaction with the Chairman of the NPR Investment Committee, and other members of the Investment Committee. Outside contacts include investment managers,
investment consultants, financial institutions, legal counsel and regulatory agencies, as necessary. Required Experience: Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance; At least ten years of business-related experience with exposure to accounting and finance as well as some knowledge and familiarity with a broad range of investment matters; Strong quantitative and analytical skills, along with well-developed oral and written communications skills; Ability to work well with people of wide-ranging backgrounds, including those who are leaders in their field.

#EOB0896000013RFEA - Manager, Financial and Tax Reporting
Responsible for NPR, NPR Foundation, and the consolidated entity's financial and tax reporting, currently with assets totaling $400-500 million; Ensures transparent, timely, and accurate work products; sound internal controls; and satisfaction from internal and external customers. Develops a high-performing staff, continuously upgrades and uses sophisticated Accounting systems and techniques, manages
financial and tax audits and remedies audit findings, and provides effective support to division budget managers and their cost center managers for planning, forecasting, budgeting, and transactional activities; Manages the production of timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and
year-end financial statements and footnotes for the onsolidated entity, as well as standalone financial statement and footnotes for NPR and NPR Foundation; Timely and transparently meets all tax and other financial reporting-related requirements, including special fund reporting. Ensures financial statements are fairly stated through professional judgment, variance analysis, substantiation reviews, monthly account reconciliation processes that timely address and clear reconciling items. Manages year-end financial audit through communication with external auditors and timely follow up on formal management letter comments and on informal auditor recommendations to achieve clean auditor opinions; Manages all other critically important and often complicated enterprise financial and tax reporting including debt compliance certificates to bond holders, IRS Forms 990 and 990T, and any other ad hoc reporting which must be accurate and presented in a clear
and consistent manner. Monitors the financial and analysis needs of all levels of manage, and provides unique, standard, and special reports to facilitate management decision-making. This often is the result of receiving preliminary and unstructured requests from decision makers who are searching to understand the dynamics of the organization and the best manner in expressing the consequences of potential or pending decisions. To accomplish this responsibility the incumbent must have an understanding of existing, new and proposed operations as well as take an interest in intersecting with managers and higher level management across the company to gain that understanding. Skills in preparing special reports, cost accounting, and similar written communication skills are necessary; Evaluates, implements and ensures proper accounting and internal control structure. Manages the recording and authentication of all financial transactions and events,
ensures that established procedures are
followed, resolves exceptions, and brings recommendations to management's attention when company policy and procedures are not followed. Researches and applies generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to NPR, NPR Foundation, and subsidiaries' business activities, and develops strategies, policies, procedures and compliance solutions using original thinking, ingenuity, and creativity. Plans future Financial Reporting direction; Establishes enterprise reporting policy and structures to support financial
planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis processes, and provides GAAP and exempt organization tax expertise, tools and training to divisional budget and cost center managers to ensure a sound company accounting and reporting process. Works closely with the Director of Budget to assure coordination of accounting and budgeting activities and with the Tax Consultant for tax determinations and implementations of compliance programs; Manages comprehensive accounting systems for the organization, and ensures accounting systems' needs and requirements are met and proper internal controls and security are in place. Identifies improvements and opportunities for systems and work automation, recommends solutions, and coordinates with consultants or IT department to implement systems changes; Establishes and communicates Financial Reporting policy, procedure, schedules, and deadlines to customers and workgroup staff. Plans, trains, assigns, controls and
reviews the work assignments of both professional and technical staff, clearly communicating staff expectations to them and providing constructive feedback and coaching as needed. Addresses and resolves staff issues and problems and ensures segregation of duties and sound internal controls. Continuously improves the accounting teamwork environment; Responsible for the performance management
program requirements of all Financial Reporting staff; including developing and communicating performance standards and objectives in line with company and division goals, documenting expectations on job descriptions and planning documents, monitoring staff performance, supporting individual career development, providing performance management program check-ins, coaching and counseling, and preparing and communicating annual formal employee evaluations on a timely basis; Stays abreast of accounting and tax issues, technology changes, and best industry practices; and continually develops effective leadership, technical, and interpersonal skills; Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent related experience required. CPA and or Masters degree preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Five years professional accounting experience required. Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, laws, rules, and regulations as well as the ability to research, apply and adapt established principles to financial and tax reporting required; At least two years experience as
an accounting manager with oversight and staff development
responsibilities and a demonstrated understanding of sound management and supervisory principles, required. Exposure to non-profit accounting preferred; Proficiency using sophisticated Accounting systems; Microsoft Office software, in particular Excel; and general working knowledge of electronic interfaces, required. Experience training and implementing accounting systems and tools preferred; Strong organizational and communication skills; ability to effectively handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; and ability to effectively work with a diverse team of individuals, required.

ADMINISTRATIVE
* Administrative Support
#EOB0896039001RFEA- Project Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (PT)
Please note: This is a PART-TIME position working 25 hours per week.
The Project Coordinator/Administrative Assistant provides
administrative and project support associated with the new
Headquarters Building Project, including organizing meetings,
processing business documents, maintaining business files, web site maintenance, arranging for drawing reproductions and deliveries, processing payments and accounting coordination, and general administrative support. Assists others in the preparation of RFI's, RFP’s, change orders, contracts, subcontracts, contract amendments, certification of insurance, vendor purchase orders, schedules, permits and close-out documents. Maintain current copy of Project Budget.
Process as directed all contracts, purchase orders, change orders, field orders or other documents related to the obligations of NPR on the Project. Maintain an extensive file system concerning contracts, both proposed and executed, reports from consultants and contractors, change orders, blue prints and drawings, permits, and all other matters concerning the project. Assist with project communication initiatives: maintain library of project photos; schedule photo
opportunities; maintain supply of project management materials, draft communications to staff, contractors, and others. Coordinates the Intranet and extranet sites for the Headquarters Project Team, which includes obtaining information to be included on the sites, keep the
sites current, making edits and changes as needed, physically getting the final information up on the page with the appropriate links, soliciting users feedback on the site, and staying informed with the other Intranet pages. Maintain fax/mailing/e-mail lists and contact information database for all parties relevant to the Project. Type and distribute general correspondence, memos, transmittals, etc. for assigned personnel to include vice president, project director, and other staff representing NPR. Process mail and order office supplies. Coordinate times for and arrange conferences and meetings of NPR staff, consultants, contractors, government officials and others, including completing meeting arrangements, scheduling rooms,
hospitality, setting up for audio/visual requirements, etc.
Administrative support to Project staff, including travel
arrangements. Perform word processing, database, spreadsheets and PowerPoint duties as required. Draft financial, statistical, narrative, and/or other reports as requested. Independently composes reports and correspondence. Independently research matters for
assigned projects. The majority of job duties and responsibilities must be executed at the Project Management Office currently at 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC. Some work may be performed
via telecommuting subject to supervisor’s prior approval. Required
Skills: Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: General Experience: Minimum of three years related experience as an executive assistant or project coordinator required. Graphic Design, Marketing, Accounting, Pre-Law, Finance, Real Estate or Construction Management experience a plus.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; advanced interpersonal abilities. Excellent telephone manner, strong customer service practices, and planning and organizational skills.
Typing 50 - 55 wpm. Proficiency using a PC, Windows and MS Office software required; MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheet experience required; experience with project management and CAD software helpful; computer and network expertise; Good judgment and detail oriented; Ability to handle multiple tasks and short deadlines;
Experience providing administrative support to a senior level manager required; Ability to efficiently and effectively set priorities and accurately handle multiple tasks in a team setting, in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
* Sales
#EOB216376-859 - Digital Sponsorship Representative
(This position is based in New York, NY)
The Digital Sponsorship Representative, based in New York, will secure corporate support for NPM's digital media assets, including npr.org and pbs.org, through direct contact with appropriate management in corporations and advertising agencies. Services accounts to maximize customer satisfaction and retention. Required Skills: Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years experience in sponsorship or advertising sales with at least 2 years of experience in digital media sales with a proven track record of achieving or exceeding established sales goals through working with client and agency officials; Candidates should also have existing established relationships with digital agency personnel, strong negotiation and closing skills,
familiarity with web browsers and search engines, and ability to understand and explain Internet advertising trends; Excellent presentation skills are required; Must be able to thrive as an independent producer and also as part of a team; This position requires the ability to travel freely.

#EOB 216378-859-Director, Corporate Sponsorship
(This position is based in New York, NY)
The Director, based in New York, will coach and manage a team of representatives who secure corporate sponsorship for NPR on-air and digital programming. Qualifications: Candidate should have a minimum 10 years experience in national media sales and sales management, with a proven track record of success in sales management, as evidenced by numerical goal achievement, high retention of accounts, new business generation, and established relationships with corporate and agency officials; Commercial media sales management experience and digital media sales experience are required; Candidate should have strong management skills, with the ability to manage, develop, and motivate a sales team through effective coaching and mentoring; This position also requires solid analytical and negotiation skills, effective budget management, and excellent communications skills; Must have the ability to travel freely.
DEVELOPMENT
* Foundations & Government
#EOB0890703004RFRB- Associate Director, Foundation & Government Funding
The Associate Director of Foundation and Government Funding will secure foundation and government agency funding for NPR programming and stated NPR priorities. The Associate Director will manage a portfolio of major foundation prospects and will cultivate relationships with program officers and decision-makers within foundations. With the Director of Foundation and Government Funding, the Associate Director will strategically partner with and support program leaders, senior administration, colleagues, and volunteers in order to meet revenue goals. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Working with the Director of Foundation and Government Funding, design fundraising strategies and participate in the goal setting process to achieve department revenue goals; Identify programs and initiatives throughout NPR that have highest potential to attract significant foundation support. Work with the Director of Foundation and Government Funding, the Vice President
for Development, and other senior program staff to determine funding priorities; Manage a portfolio of major foundation prospects and funders. Create and implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, such as contacts, visits, presentations, and proposals; Initiate and
participate in meetings and project development discussions with staff from the News, Online, and Programming divisions, as well as work closely with Finance, Audience Research, Communications, Member Services, and other departments as appropriate. Develop a thorough knowledge of public radio, NPR and all NPR program offerings; oversee
preparation of proposals, correspondence and other accompanying materials to potential funders. Review and edit draft reports and proposals for Foundation and Government staff on a case-by-case basis; Develop presentation materials and briefing strategies for NPR senior
and volunteer leadership; Work closely with Development Budget Manager and Foundation and Government staff to coordinate stewardship of donors by timely submission of project budgets and reports to foundations. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Proven ability to strategically and effectively build relationships and partnerships
with foundations; Track record of successful foundation solicitations; Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing, proofreading, and presentation abilities; Ability to eloquently articulate NPR's mission and programs, and show passion for the mission of National Public Radio; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including NPR administrative and volunteer leadership, donors, colleagues, and member stations; Must possess good judgment and exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituents; Must have excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work appropriately and adapt easily to changing priorities; Must be willing and able to travel as needed. Required Experience: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree or professional certification a plus. Minimum of six to eight years of related work experience in development.
#EOB0890703003RFEA - Development Associate, oundation & Government Funding
Secures foundation and government agency funding for news and information programming; secures funding from foundations and individuals for NPR's Endowment Fund and Fund for New Initiatives. Education: Bachelor's degree required. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities: Minimum of three (3) years related work experience in Development with demonstrated track record in producing excellent written materials and successful written solicitations for foundations and government agencies; Knowledge of the foundation community and their interests and guidelines; Excellent and demonstrated writing and editing skills and excellent verbal communication skills; Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently and as part of a team, to ensure systematic stewardship of funders and follow through on projects.

* Fundraising
#EOB202030-859 - Councils Officer
Please note: This position works out of our NPR West location in Culver City, CA.
The Council Officer builds and maintains a portfolio of prospects in the Western half of the United States capable of giving $10,000 or more to further NPR's strategic priorities. Working with Council members, Trustees, the NPR Foundation President, member stations and key volunteers, the Council Officer will identify, cultivate and solicit individual donors. The Council Officer will work with the Director of NPR Council Giving and the Senior Director of Individual Giving on the design and implementation of comprehensive and aggressive fundraising strategies to help NPR and member stations reach their short and long-term fundraising goals. The Council Officer will coordinate fundraising strategies with regional council and major gift officers. Identify and solicit donors for annual gifts to NPR for general operations. Manage a portfolio of high-end Council donors and prospects of $10,000 plus, with an annual revenue goal for operations. Create targeted
and strategic cultivation and solicitation plans. Qualify prospects as major donors or Council prospects through direct contact (telephone or visit). Cultivate relationships with Council members and Trustees in the Western region. Work closely with regional council and major gift officers to coordinate cultivation and solicitation strategies. Create action plans, schedules of activities, timelines and budgets for regional Council giving efforts. Track all moves and actions in the Enterprise development database. Participate in regular prospect review and strategy discussions with members of the Individual Giving unit. Manage local efforts with member stations, Council members and Trustees to create a sustained program of identifying, soliciting, involving and retaining major donors.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with NPR member station managers and development staff, acting as an advocate for NPR and a regular point of information and contact. Working with the Director of NPR Council Giving and the Development Committee, build a regional Council
program. Work with the Director to develop a leadership corps for the Councils program. Develop cultivation and stewardship events, working with the Special Events team. Participate in planning and execution of NPR cultivation and stewardship events. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated track record of success in high-level annual giving and securing major gifts from individuals/family foundations.
Proven success in providing strategic direction and daily management of fundraising initiatives, resulting in improved performance and increased philanthropic revenue; Demonstrated stature, integrity, and experience to gain the trust and confidence of NPR's administrative and volunteer leadership, as well as colleagues, staff, donors, prospects, and member station staff and management. Must possess good judgment and exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituents. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), including ability to eloquently articulate NPR's mission and programs, and show passion for the mission of National Public Radio.
Demonstrated ability to maintain best practices, engage participation from all levels, and generate excitement, shared purpose, and action.
Strong personal work ethic, collaborative, and results-oriented; combined with a sense of humor and perspective; Must be willing and able to travel extensively. Required Education: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree or professional certification a plus; Experience: Minimum of five years of related work experience in development, with at least three years working in individual giving.
* Management
#EOB0890701002RFEA - Director, Development Resources
The Director of Development Resources will plan, implement and direct functions and activities that directly support NPR's fundraising and indirectly support Member Station fundraising. Working with the Vice President of Development, the Senior Director of Individual Giving, and the Director of Foundation and Government Funding, the Director will create and maintain the infrastructure to prepare for a capital campaign. The Director will build and oversee a strategic and pro-active resource program, including Development Research, Development Communications, Special Events, Development Information
Systems and Development Administration. The Director will assist the Vice President for Development by coordinating and planning all internal requirements to carry out the mission of the Development department. Required Skills: Assess Development Resources support needs and priorities for NPR fundraising; develop, implement, and lead
efforts in Development Research, Development Communications, Special Events, Development Database Management and Development Administration to support fundraising objectives and revenue targets; Develop and
implement metrics, standards and measurement criteria to evaluate performance in Development Research, Development Communications, Special Events, Development Database Management and Development Administration to provide efficient and cost-effective support of fundraising objectives and revenue targets; Oversee the management of
Development Research to identify and qualify prospects for the Campaign as well as other NPR programs. Identify and implement new tools, such as donor analytics, asset identification, and data-mining to build the prospect pool; Oversee the management of Development Communications, a comprehensive and strategic development and stewardship writing program, including case statements, stewardship reports, solicitation proposals, and other donor materials; Oversee the management of Special Events, ensuring that the cultivation and stewardship of donors occurs in the most strategic and cost-effective manner; Oversee the management of the Development Database, ensuring gift and data integrity of the Enterprise database, as well as accurate reporting. Oversee the reconciliation with Finance for accurate reporting of fundraising totals; Lead, organize and manage cross-functional fund raising projects and activities within NPR Development and in partnership with
Member Stations. Plan and develop fundraising education and training materials to the system; Serve as liaison to the Human Resources department for the entire Development Division for recruitment, salary discussions, promotion, and mediation. Work closely with the managers to analyze and fill needs, including development of job descriptions. Coordinate the twice-yearly performance evaluation process for the department. Advise the Vice President on personnel issues; Manage daily operations of and long-term planning for Development staffing, budgeting, and office workflow. Establish office procedures and monitor program resources, including office space, equipment, file storage, and archives; Manage department intra-communication and flow of information. Channel action
items to the appropriate staff members and convey the Vice President's decisions and directions; Education- Bachelor's degree required.
Advanced degree or professional certification preferred; Also- Minimum of seven to ten years of related work experience in development, including experience in personnel and budget management, database management, research or related function; Minimum of five years experience supervising professional and administrative staff; Demonstrated experience providing service to users in a complex environment; must be highly client service-oriented; Understanding of the role of information technology, software applications and hardware needs in support of business development; knowledge of and experience with a wide range of software (including fundraising databases) and hardware; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all constituencies, including NPR administrative and volunteer leadership, donors, colleagues, and member stations; Must possess good judgment and exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituents; Excellent communication skills
(both written and oral), including ability to eloquently articulate NPR's mission and programs, and show passion for the mission of National Public Radio; Ability to manage a
productive and efficient development operation through motivation, coaching, and team building.

#EOB0890706009RFEA - Director, Major Gifts
The Director of Major Gifts East is responsible for oversight,
coordination and strategy planning for the solicitation of major gift prospects at the $100,000+ level in the Eastern half of the United States. Specifically, the Director will manage a prospect portfolio of approximately 60 qualified individuals in active cultivation. Working with Councils members, Trustees, member stations, and key volunteers,
the Director oversees and coordinates all cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of these individuals. Working closely with the Senior Director of Individual Giving, the Director of Major Gifts West, and member stations, the Director will set strategic direction and establish best practices. The Director will also assist in the facilitation of discussions among NPR program administrators about fundraising opportunities and staff NPR leadership on prospect moves.
Required Skills: Proven record of successful, personal major gift solicitations; Proven success in providing strategic direction and daily management of fundraising initiatives, resulting in improved performance and increased philanthropic revenue; Demonstrated stature, integrity, and experience to gain the trust and confidence of NPR's administrative and volunteer leadership, as well as colleagues, staff, donors, prospects, and member station staff and management. Must possess good judgment and exercise diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituents. Ability to share information as appropriate to audience; Significant experience leading all aspects of a major gifts
operation; including minimum of five years experience supervising professional and administrative staff. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), including ability to eloquently articulate NPR's mission and programs, and show passion for the mission of National Public Radio. Demonstrated focused leadership that encompass strategic vision, detailed organizational attention, and strong interpersonal skills. Ability to manage a productive and efficient development operation through motivation, recruitment, coaching and staff development, and team building; Ability to foster a team environment; Experience in and full understanding of use of fundraising database to further major gift needs. Demonstrated ability to maintain best practices, engage participation from all levels, and
generate excitement, shared purpose, and action; Strong personal work ethic, collaborative, and results-oriented; combined with a sense of humor and perspective. Required Experience: Bachelor's degree required, with advanced degree or professional certification preferred; Minimum of seven years of related work experience in development, with at least five years working in major gifts setting.

DISTRIBUTION/PUBLIC RADIO SATELLITTE SYSTEM
* Information Systems
#EOB0851670022RFNA - Java Application Programmer/Analyst
General Purpose: Develops J2EE-based business applications in support of NPR Distribution systems. Partners with business, technology and project management teams to ensure software applications are developed on time and according to business needs; Responsible for developing software from application designs and performing basic testing prior to transitioning software to the QA / testing team. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Uses design documentation and analysis of system requirements, along with other project documentation to develop / enhance software applications and/or specialized applications;
Responsible for coding, documentation and unit testing in accordance with development policies and procedures. Meets outlined project milestones and schedules for completion of code, as well as program documentation and submission for review; Ensures system code and documentation suitability and conformance to application development standards; Follows software development strategies on the development, management, and operation of the ‘ContentDepot' content distribution system; Participates in core development activities, including the
creation of data models, application code, and testing; Participates in creation and review of technical designs, specifications and application architecture (including code). Identifies and resolves potential problems and design flaws; Assists in development of project plans and estimating work effort. Documents and communicates status of development activities against plan to management and team members.
Reviews and understands technical designs, specifications and application architecture (including code). Identifies and supports the resolution of potential problems and design flaws. Implements and uses new technologies, products and tools used in the application development environment.; Other duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree including computer
coursework plus two or three years work experience, or equivalent required. Work Experience: One to three years hands-on software development experience in advanced, network-focused computer operations in a multi-vendor local area network environment, including three years of application development experience with 24X7, real-time
transaction processing systems. Experienced in the design, development and/or testing of business software applications; Experience in direct (first-level) user support of advanced network applications and topologies. One to two years Weblogic-centric; J2EE application development/programming experience. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience in implementing application software development projects required; Experience with Internet applications and development and maintenance of corporate intranets and/or custom applications; Experience implementing systems utilizing SQL, MySQL, and Oracle; Familiar with a variety of development methodologies, such as Traditional, JAD (Joint Application Development), RAD (Rapid Application Development), Prototyping, etc.; Expertise with the following computer Operating Systems and development languages desirable: J2EE, Sun Solaris, Windows/NT, Windows 2000, UNIX
(AIX/LINUX); Experience with the operational environment of broadcast network and radio stations in the US strongly preferred. Public radio experience a plus; Ability to effectively communicate to department management and business sponsors the status of projects and issues as
they relate to the development process; Familiarity with emerging standards of computer audio storage and transmission; Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others on technical and managerial subjects in both written and oral form. Ability to use the English language orally is required; Ability to identify goals, set priorities, and meet objectives with a minimum of supervision is required. Required Skills: Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree including computer coursework plus two or three years work experience, or equivalent required; Required Experience: One to three years hands-on software development experience in advanced, network-focused computer operations in a multi-vendor local area network environment, including three years of application development experience with 24X7, real-time transaction processing systems. Experienced in the design, development and/or testing of business software applications; Experience in
direct (first-level) user support of advanced network applications and topologies; One to two years Weblogic-centric J2EE application development/programming experience. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; Experience in implementing application software development projects required; Experience with Internet applications and development and maintenance of corporate intranets and/or custom applications; Experience implementing systems utilizing SQL, MySQL, and Oracle; Familiar with a variety of development methodologies, such as Traditional, JAD (Joint Application Development), RAD (Rapid Application Development),
Prototyping, etc. Expertise with the following computer Operating Systems and development languages desirable: J2EE, Sun Solaris, Windows/NT, Windows 2000, UNIX (AIX/LINUX). Experience with the operational environment of broadcast network and radio stations in the US strongly preferred. Public radio experience a plus. Ability to effectively communicate to department management and business sponsors the status of projects and issues as they relate to the development process. Familiarity with emerging standards of computer audio storage and transmission; Demonstrated ability to communicate well
with others on technical and managerial subjects in both written and oral form. Ability to use the English language orally is required.
Ability to identify goals, set priorities, and meet objectives with a minimum of supervision is required.
#EOB0856630003RFEB- Quality Assurance Manager
The QA Manager is responsible for establishing quality standards for internally developed software and 3rd party package software integration. The QA Manager leads a team responsible for measuring and validating software quality via use of industry standard testing tools
and methodologies. QA Manager owns the testing environment, applications and related tools. Essential Duties And Responsibilities: Conceptualizes and oversees the development of testing environments including appropriate testing tools; Develops and operationalizes testing standards and protocols and ensures that all QA and/or testing staff adhere to them; Develops and oversees the implementation of operating policies and procedures for the QA area; Manages the evaluation and testing of new enhancements to verify that programs function according to both technical and business requirements and designs; Participates in design review process as necessary to understands the functionality / design of new products and/or product
fixes so as to manage and direct QA testing process; Creates an ongoing test bed of data so as to enable the automation of typical test scripts and creation of testing efficiencies for ongoing maintenance / fix processes and timeframes; Oversees the development and execution of detailed manual and automated test cases to verify that programs function according to both technical and user
requirements and designs; Serves as the gatekeeper to the testing area, establishing entry criteria for programmers / developers to transition programs into QA; Defines test cycles, schedules and success criteria for product development; Identifies and resolves problems that may impact quality assurance activities, operations and/or project delivery by monitoring quality metrics. Able to escalate important issues to the attention of Director, Information
Systems; Ensures effective communications between QA and other department/division units. Serves as a departmental liaison for vendors, consultants, stations, program distributors, and the corporate Information Technology unit; Other duties, as assigned.
Minimum Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus 5 years experience in computers and/or applications development and testing coursework or equivalent. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Five to seven years of quality assurance and testing experience within a system/networking development environment, including 1 to 2 years in leadership position, supervising a team; At least three years experience with Internet applications and development and maintenance
of Internet applications; Understanding of QA principles and the software development lifecycle; Advanced understanding of the web environment and have a solid mastery of the use of web and automated QA testing tools; Experience with preparation of formal test plans, test cases and bug reporting (using an automated bug tracking system);
Demonstrated proficiency with UNIX, SQL (Oracle Databases), Quality Center, as well as setting up / designing an automation framework for QTP; Superior analysis and problem solving skills; Excellent ability to work within a team, to help recruit and hire QA professionals, and to act as a mentor; Possess a genuine interest in testing, career
progression and improving personal QA knowledge; Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and initiative on a day-to-day basis and to initiate and successfully manage testing cycles requiring cooperation among diverse groups; Strong organization/time management skills and ability to handle a wide variety of responsibilities under tight deadlines required; Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others on technical and managerial subjects in both written and oral form; Ability to identify goals, set priorities and meet objectives with a minimum of supervision is required; Experience with
the operational environment of broadcast network and radio stations in the US strongly preferred; public radio experience is a plus.

JOURNALISM
* On--Air
#EOB0810305049RFEA-Reporter/Correspondent, Business
(This position may be based in Washington, D.C., New York or Los Angeles)
Identifies and reports stories for all NPR News programs and platforms. Responds to breaking news, initiates and develops short term news and feature stories and in-depth enterprise reports, as well as spots for NPR newscast. Will involve traveling. Correspondent may serve as substitute host for NPR news programs. Required Skills.: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Required for Reporter: At least four years’ reporting experience. Demonstrated expertise in covering business. At least four years’ experience in journalism. Experience working on deadline and working independently. Experience in long-form journalism. Demonstrated expertise at developing a major journalism specialty. Required for Correspondent: At least six years’ broadcast experience.
At least two years of specialized reporting experience. Excellence in analysis and interpretation. Demonstrated experience and success breaking news, developing sources and original, enterprise reporting.
Additional Requirements for Reporter or for Correspondent: Experience producing stories on national news issues. Demonstrable interest in business-related issues. Ability to break news and aggressively set a coverage agenda. Ability and willingness to relocate. NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations. Severance provisions of the AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept a transfer. Understanding that reporter/correspondent may be reassigned to a new region. Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure. Incumbent must
be able to report breaking stories for both newscasts and major programs. Ability and willingness to work varied shifts. Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system. Preferred for Reporter or for Correspondent: Expertise in business issues. Experience in broadcast journalism. Experience in use of microphones, recorders and telecommunication equipment. Experience in online journalism. Experience producing on digital audio workstations.

* Production
#EOB0810002002RFEA -Production Assistant, Operations, Part-Time
Provides operational and logistical support to News and Programming divisions; assists in studio bookings and in-house technical resource management; assists with loaner equipment management and maintenance; assists reporters assigned to bureaus or field locations; assists with the logistical coordination and communication about live events and breaking news coverage and with audio intake; actively works to implement initiatives tied to divisional and departmental goals. Content for digital media is an integral part of NPR's product, and this position is expected to contribute to gathering audio and digital material. This is a part-time position with current hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination or equivalent combination of education and experience in journalism, communications/media/media production.
REQUIRED: At least 2 years' work experience in a broadcast environment; familiarity with broadcast audio distribution systems, including satellite uplinking, ISDN, telephone and broadcast lines; familiarity with digital distribution, editing and storage technologies; ability to collect, organize and disseminate information; good communication skills and telephone manners; proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system. PREFERRED:
Familiarity with radio production studio practices, including digital editing;experience working in a broadcast news environment; knowledge of ScheduAll software; familiarity with Mircrosoft Office; familiarity with blogging and Web 2.0 functionalities.
LEGAL
* Management
#EOB099500014RFNA – Sr. Deputy General Counsel
Working closely with the General Counsel, the Sr. Deputy General Counsel assists in the management and direction of all legal services for the Company, working with the various business units and project teams to achieve corporate strategy, execute tactics and ensure timely response and completion of projects, while appropriately protecting
the company’s interests. The Sr. Deputy General Counsel is the key collaborator with the General Counsel in mentoring and developing the department’s other attorneys, paralegals and support staff, and creating a disciplined, service oriented, process focused team. Must have excellent strategic negotiations skills and the ability to design, negotiate and draft agreements for complex business
arrangements. Areas of subject matter expertise should include one or more of business development; licensing and merchandising; labor, employment/human resources (including benefits issues) and live events. Familiarity with the public broadcast system or other membership organization companies is a plus. Minimum Qualifications:
Education – JD or LLB from a respected, accredited law school; licensed to practice law in at least one state. A minimum of fifteen years of progressive, broad based legal experience, with at least five years experience in-house in a complex environment.
PUBLIC INTERACTIVE
* Technical Development
#EOB0984203001RFCA- Director, Technology
(Position is located in Boston, MA-USA)
This executive position is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of technology, engineering and innovation to support the business strategy and growth of Public Interactive, a division of NPR. The Director of Technology is responsible for defining the evolving technological vision of PI in close collaboration with NPR’s Digital Media Division. This role includes assessing the existing technology platform and products, mapping a strategic plan to help PI serve a greater number of stations, and helping stations achieve greater relevance online. The Director is responsible for the execution of these strategic goals and vision within the context of maintaining operational excellence for existing and emerging products and services. The ideal candidate will be a leader who has used technology to help evolve the products and processes of a small to mid-sized company in the application service provider space. He or she can deliver web
based customer facing solutions in a manner that balances nimbleness and responsiveness with stability and reliability. This individual should be very familiar with web services, Web 2.0 and software as a service. The Director will be a part of the Executive Leadership Team at PI, and provide daily coaching, mentoring, and vision to a team of engineers and technical professionals responsible for the design, planning, architecture, and support of the software development life cycle. The Director will work closely with NPR’s Digital Media Division to achieve a higher level of technology integration between the two units. He/she will have
ownership to ensure that the network is architected to deliver highly scalable, leading-edge software and services in a cost-efficient manner. Minimum Education Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field required; Post Graduate Degree preferred. Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ten years of technology
leadership in customer-oriented business organizations with financial decision making, strategic and operations planning, cross-functional team management and customer-oriented commercial responsibilities; Demonstrated ability to use technology background to pro-actively help define and successfully execute against business growth opportunities;
Demonstrated track-record of delivering successful results with bottom line financial impact to the business; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and create high-value relationships with all levels of the organization; Proven ability to build and lead multi-site teams and maintain project performance focus and engagement; Ability to travel on occasion; Experience in web services, operations in organization offering software as service, ASP business
requirements, and web 2.0 technologies; Expertise in multiple software life cycle models and development methodologies. Additional Preferred Qualifications Include: Experience in small companies or start-ups and growing them; Experience clearly presenting options; risks, trade-offs, and ability to make technical recommendations when
presented with a business challenge; Six years experience in managing and building an engineering organization within an application service provider environment; Strong presentation, project management, verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work in a team oriented environment; Experience in developing multitiered applications including server based database-driven applications; Hands-on design, architecture and implementation experience with J2EE and related platform technologies (JMS, JMX, Spring, Hibernate, EJB, etc); Expertise in database schema design, XML/HTTP request handlers, concurrent computing, transactional systems, and AJAX ; Use and/or development and contributions to Open Source projects; Experience in developing and building GUI applications; Understanding of UI design principles, interaction design guidelines and usability methodologies;
Understanding of server side design principles and interaction design guidelines; Development Environment: LAMP, Oracle, Java; Operations Environment: Network and server systems, Disaster Recovery / BCP, Scalability, Virtualization, and PCI compliance; Experience developing
websites and applications for mobile platforms.
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