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Vice President, Program Production at WHYY Inc. in Philadelphia, PA

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WHYY is Greater Philadelphia's leading public media provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and all of Delaware for more than 60 years. We take pride in bringing our audience news when it needs it, entertainment when it wants it and education when it counts on television (PBS), radio (NPR), and the Web (whyy.org) and in the community.

The Vice President of Program Production will be responsible for creating and producing all non-news content for all platforms at WHYY. This includes programming across all genres, recognizing that there is a special emphasis on arts and culture programming. This position provides strategic and tactical leadership, both in terms of decisions about what content is to be produced and the resources needed to produce it. This position is responsible for all regularly-produced programming, as well as the nationally-distributed productions that WHYY has produced in recent years.


  • A bachelors degree in media, communications or a related field is required. A graduate degree in media, communications or a related field is desired.
  • 10+ years as a producer with a demonstrated record of achievement for excellence with multi-platform productions & an emphasis on arts and culture
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience as a content executive or manager of editorial and content development teams or relevant comparable management experience in communications is required.
  • Ability to use and develop metrics that assess the performance of content
  • An awareness of new media developments is needed
  • Must know how to drive innovation, take risks, and adapt to change
  • Strong strategic and tactical leadership skills are a must
  • Facilitate collaboration- developing opportunities and partnerships for creation of content
  • Well developed fiscal management skills and a demonstrated record of successful project management of productions are required

Interested applicants should submit, along with their application, a resume, cover letter and 2 examples of programming* you have produced.

*Please note you will not be able to upload media files. Please submit your programming examples as links in a word document.

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