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Your Stories, Our Region | Careers at Pioneer PBS

Pioneer PBS employees are talented, passionate and dedicated citizens who love the small towns and farming communities of this region. We embrace changing technology and move forward with creativity and humor. We're a fun group and would love to have you -- whether it's in a volunteer, part-time or full-time position. Join a team who share your commitment to enrich thousands of lives every day. View our open positions below for details and on how to apply. 

Volunteer

Pioneer PBS is very fortunate to have an extremely loyal group of dedicated volunteers. Our awesome volunteers happily spend their time at our studio in Granite Falls helping stuff envelopes for membership mailings that take place throughout the year. New friendships have been formed doing this meaningful volunteer work that helps grow the Pioneer PBS membership base, while enjoying a sweet treat and coffee. You know that the volunteers have arrived when you hear the joyful conversation laughter coming from the conference room. Additional volunteers are always welcome so if this sounds like something you would enjoy, please contact a of our development team at 800-726-3178.

Broadcast Systems Technician

Pioneer PBS, located in Granite Falls, Minnesota has an immediate opening in our Engineering Department for a Broadcast Systems Technician.  This position reports to the Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for the hands-on maintenance and operational readiness and testing of all broadcast equipment for the Pioneer PBS facility in Granite Falls and the Transmitters and STL sites throughout western Minnesota. This includes compliance with FCC, FAA and any other Federal, State or grant requirements. This position requires a thorough understanding of Master Control and technical production processes, workflow, signal flow, and have operational proficiency with job related equipment and software.  

The successful candidate for this position has completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field or a minimum of 7 years of broadcast, transmitter and/or IT operation experience

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and ability to research and convey potential solutions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally with all employees and external partners, vendors and other key stakeholders of Pioneer PBS.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills in preparing records, reports, and inventory control.  
  • Ability to provide clear information on maintenance needs and all expenses related to fixes to CTO for approval.
  • Must be able to quickly determine potential solutions to complex problems and emergency situations.  
  • Mobility and physical stamina necessary to facilitate driving to remote locations, carrying 70-80 pounds of test equipment, climbing buildings and hoisting the equipment across difficult-to-access areas, even in adverse weather conditions.  
  • Ability to operate transmission test equipment, interpret results, and take corrective action.
  • Required to hold a valid driver’s license. Commercial license preferred.
  • Must be willing to work a varied, flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends.
  • Must be detail driven and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while shifting priorities as required.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently, yet take direction, and work successfully in a team environment.
  • Must be able to handle stress in an appropriate manner and be able to manage projects in a manner that is both collegial and productive.
  • Strong PC and MAC computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Creative Suite and related software.
  • Willingness to learn new specialized software tailored to specific broadcast applications (e.g. bugging, EAS, intercom, routing, captioning etc)

 

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Pioneer PBS, Human Resources, 1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN 56241 or e-mail to dmonahan@pioneer.org or call (320) 289-2918.  Review to begin immediately.  

Pioneer PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN 56241 | 1-800-726-3178 | yourtv@pioneer.org

Membership Director

Pioneer PBS has great opportunity for an immediate management opening in our Membership Department.  This position is responsible for the Membership, Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Event and Outreach aspects of Pioneer PBS.  The successful candidate for this position will be highly skilled and experienced in building relationships with donors and members.  

Minimum requirements of the position are a Bachelor Degree in Philanthropic Studies or similar business/fundraising degree and 5-7 years of related fundraising and community building employment experience. An additional 5 years of demonstrated fundraising ability can substitute for lack of college degree.

Pioneer PBS is located in Granite Falls, Minnesota, and has been in operation for over 50 years.  This is a full time position with salary and full benefits. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to:  Human Resources Director, PBS, 1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN  56241 or dmonahan@pioneer.org.  For additional information, or a detailed job description, please contact Deb Monahan at dmonahan@pioneer.org or call (320) 289-2918.

Pioneer PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN 56241 | 1-800-726-3178 | yourtv@pioneer.org

Television Systems Engineer

Pioneer PBS has great opportunity for an immediate opening as a Television Systems Engineer.  This position is responsible for hands-on maintenance and operational readiness as well as the coordination of monitoring, maintenance and management of all Pioneer PBS Broadcast, Towers and Transmitters, including documentation of meeting FCC and FAA compliance as well as meeting any State, Federal or any grant requirements. Provides cohesive plans to the Chief Technology Officer and coordinates on any expenses necessary and/or scheduling to maintain the equipment. Tracks current leases, stays ahead of expiring leases and coordinates with Chief Technology Officer around execution of and electronic filing of all lease agreements.

Pioneer PBS is located in Granite Falls, Minnesota, and has been in operation for over 50 years.  This is a full time position with salary and full benefits. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to:  Human Resources Director, PBS, 1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN  56241 or dmonahan@pioneer.org.  For additional information, or a detailed job description, please contact Deb Monahan at dmonahan@pioneer.org or call (320) 289-2918.

Pioneer PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN 56241 | 1-800-726-3178 | yourtv@pioneer.org

Pioneer PBS is looking for Compass community correspondents 

Pioneer PBS’s public affairs program Compass is seeking to expand its community-based contributors to help develop a true community journalistic program. This is a freelance position and Compass takes story and community correspondent pitches on a rolling basis. There is a stipend available for each completed video story. Note: This is not full or part-time employment with Pioneer PBS.

 

Requirements:

  • Interest in telling local stories — from southwest, west central Minnesota — to a region-wide audience.
  • Ability to research and report on pitched topics.
  • Minimal knowledge of camera operations (including, but not limited to, cell phone video recording).
  • Access to editing software and minimal knowledge of video editing.
  • Must provide W-9 for the purpose of 1099 reporting. 

 

Interested applicants should send an email of interest and story pitches to: Amanda Anderson at aanderson@pioneer.org

*The goal of this position is to grow the diversity and breadth of stories featured on Compass and some minor mentorship opportunities are available. This partnership is open to those who consider themselves a community correspondent, documenter, storyteller or court watcher, and  Pioneer PBS realizes there are candidates for this position with skills we haven’t considered. If that’s you, please tell us about yourself. We also encourage people from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities. 

Pioneer PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN 56241 | 1-800-726-3178 | yourtv@pioneer.org