Associate Producer, With Good Reason
We are seeking a colleague who loves audio production to join our With Good Reason team as Associate Producer. With Good Reason is a weekly half-hour and hour radio show and podcast that primarily features the work of Virginia scholars. We’re looking for an audio producer with an interest in bringing academic scholarship to lay audiences and bringing nontraditional experts into the public conversation. The Associate Producer assists the Executive Producer and Senior Producer in creating audio episodes and shaping the personality of a radio show with a long broadcast history and a bright digital future.
Principal responsibilities include researching show topics, booking guests, writing scripts, creating sound-rich audio features, and ensuring the appeal and production values of this lively show that is broadcast on more than 100 public radio stations and available by podcast. The Associate Producer also helps in website management, social media, and administrative tasks and helps maintain relationships with important stakeholders, including the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium.
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience with at least one year of experience is required.
Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager
We are seeking a Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager to provide strategic leadership and management of all of Virginia Humanities’ advancement relationships with corporations and foundations. This includes identifying local, regional and national prospects; liaising with corporate and foundation contacts; writing proposals for funding; and coordinating cross-programmatic funding pursuits.
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager proactively engages the Virginia Humanities board, executive team, program directors, and advancement team to identify opportunities for corporate and foundation support, matching strategic priorities with potential funders. This position works with colleagues to cultivate, coordinate, and request support from corporations and foundations, then stewards relationships by regularly reporting progress to investors. The Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager maintains and grows a diverse portfolio of corporations and foundations ensuring sustained and expanded investment in Virginia Humanities and its programs.
- A bachelor’s degree with at least three years of experience is required.
- Competitive candidates will have exemplary organizational, written/oral communications and project management skills; a high degree of efficiency and accuracy; the ability to welcome and engage diverse stakeholders; and an eagerness to respond to the goals of corporate and foundation partners to increase their commitment to Virginia Humanities.
Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia
We are seeking a colleague to join our Encyclopedia Virginia (EV) team. The digitally-born Encyclopedia Virginia is a free, reliable, multimedia resource that attempts to tell the inclusive story of Virginia for students, teachers, and communities that seek to understand how the past informs the present and the future.
We are looking for an editor who can identify and recruit scholars on all aspects of Virginia history and culture to write for our site, and then edit the entries they produce so that they will be accessible to the general public. The editor reports to the director and will coordinate with the media editor and assistant editor to integrate primary resources, media, virtual tours, podcasts, and other multimedia elements into the finished entry. Since EV is an ever-evolving site, we are in search of a creative editor who can oversee the workflow from a raw entry to a final published piece as well as envision new ways to use or improve our site. Because public history is key to our mission, the editor must be able to write and speak to a variety of audiences at conferences, schools and across social media platforms, to represent who we are and what we do. The editor will also provide occasional support to the Virginia Humanities communications team.
- Bachelor’s degree is required, preference will be given to candidates with a degree in history or humanities
- Three years of experience with editing and developing workflows for web and/or scholarly publications is required, preference will be given to candidates with five years or more of experience.
At Virginia Humanities, we are wholly invested in cultivating a staff that embodies our commitment to inclusion, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming statewide. We deeply value the voices and work of marginalized communities and strongly encourage applicants who represent the diverse and intersecting identities that contribute to the fabric of Virginia.
Virginia Humanities is affiliated with the University of Virginia, an equal opportunity employer. To apply visit UVA Workday.