Manager, On-Air Fundraising Production

Job Type

Full Time




5400 North St. Louis Avenue
United States


WTTW (Chicago PBS) is seeking a Manager, On-Air Fundraising Production to coordinate the planning and execution of on-air fundraising production logistics and operations.



  • Participates in the determination of overall objectives and strategies for on-air fundraising campaigns.
  • Produces the execution of local on-air fundraising breaks and campaigns in conjunction with other members of the pledge team.
  • Assists in the development and production of National Pledge Events, including managing the editing process.
  • Authors the on-set pledge rundowns which are essential to the smooth execution of LIVE pledge events.
  • Work in conjunction with Broadcast in providing a pledge schedule.
  • Research and develop relationships with community partners for fundraising opportunities.
  • Constantly keeping up to date with PBS/WTTW mission language to incorporate into the pledge breaks and keep talent apprised of key fundraising messaging.
  • Assists in the management of on-air talent and scheduling for pledge events.
  • Essential to keep apprised of PBS and other affiliate pledge show offerings; essential to watch and review the ones that he/she will be producing the breaks for.
  • Keep apprised of PBS news/current offerings/shows to help understand the overall mission of WTTW.
  • Seek out new talent and assist with auditions and onboarding.
  • This position should be enthusiastic to assist in other ad hoc roles throughout the year as opportunities arise.



  • Organized and detail- oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Staff management skills
  • Time Management
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Production experience

EXPERIENCE: Candidate must have 2+ years of event planning, public relations, non-profit development and/or marketing experience. TV production experience preferred. 

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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