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Web Production Intern
To prepare, publish and maintain website content through the company’s content management system. Interns may also support Interactive Producers in content research, development, production, and creating procedure documentation. WVPT.net is a dynamic interactive platform that enhances our brand and expands the SVETC presence 24/7; users depend on it for timely content and ondemand videos.

Click here to download the PDF full listing of the Web Production Internship

Marketing and Communications Intern
This is an ideal position for a Marketing, Communications or Public Relations major interested in new media & television, in building his or her portfolio of writing samples, and interested in social media.

Click here to download the PDF full listing of the Marketing and Communications Internship

Community Engagement Project Intern
The WVPT Community Engagement department extends the impact of public broadcasting through a variety of media services, materials and collaborative activities designed to engage individuals and foster community by addressing issues of concern. Interns provide support for our community engagement initiatives and donor events.

Click here to download the PDF full listing of the Community Engagement Internship

 

For additional information please contact Donna Meyerhoeffer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Working at WVPT

Working Environment

WVPT--Virginia's Public Television, producing the best local programming on television and conducting stimulating education and community service projects, has a vibrant, creative working environment. Open communication and employee appreciation stimulates professional growth and creative expression for a satisfying work experience.

WVPT Employment Guidelines

WVPT's Benefits

  • Aggressive Retirement Plan
  • 401K Plan for Employees
  • State-of-the Art Health Plan
  • Flex Benefits Plan
  • Competitive Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Leave Compensation
  • Tuition Reimbursement for Approved Classes

Applying for Jobs at WVPT

  • Inquiries on job openings may be made by phone to the Administrative Assistant to the General Manager
  • All current job openings are posted in various newspapers and other pertinent publications
  • In response to a job opening, forward the necessary, fully completed materials to WVPT before the stated closing date
    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Any other requested materials stated in the job listing
  • Resumes are reviewed and interviews scheduled by the appropriate Department Head
  • All applicants are sent a letter after the position has been filled
  • Blanket job applications are held for six months

Preparing for the Interview

  • Plan appropriate business dress
  • Bring required materials: examples of previous work, proof of certifications, etc.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about work history and work habits
  • Come with your questions

Human Resources Contact
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Donna Meyerhoeffer, Administrative Assistant to the General Manager
WVPT—Your Source for PBS and More!
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Ph: (540) 434-5391
Fax: (540) 434-7084

Greetings from WVPT and Happy April ...and that's no fooling!

Over the last month I have received numerous inquiries regarding why our sister station, WVPY is no longer carried on Dish & Direct TV in the Hagerstown / Washington DC designated market area. After numerous discussions with both teams (ours and theirs) here is an update on what has occurred. The equipment and interconnection circuits that WVPY was using to feed Dish and Direct TV since 2005 is out of service due to its failure. This equipment and circuits were purchased in 2005 and are now more than ten years old. This equipment is no longer supported by the manufacturer and if we could afford to buy new, we’d have to also upgrade the circuits to the Dish and Direct TV head ends. In addition to the equipment failure, neither Dish nor Direct TV can currently pick up one of our seven broadcast transmitters at their respective head end sites for the northern Virginia market. This inability to pick up WVPY is due to the “cliff effect” where as you either have a perfect signal from DTV or you have none at all once you are outside of the specific transmitter’s coverage area.

Although both Dish and Direct TV have our “WVPT” program feed supplied to them by us (from our sister station, WVPT) it is a technicality that it's channel 51 (WVPT) & not channel 42 (WVPY) Even though the WVPT signal is the exact same programming as the WVPY signal, because Dish and Direct TV cannot pickup one of our seven broadcast transmitters, and are unable to service the locations in this designated market area with a unique spot beam, and we (WVPY) are unable to replace the now failed equipment, we are off Dish and Direct TV. I fully understand that the decision is based on the satellite rules and regulations from the government and refers to the station's responsibility for supplying a signal via an alternate method if a good over the air signal isn't received at the satellite head end. However, common sense would seem to dictate since they have our signal from our sister station that they would carry us. I even asked both Dish and Direct TV what harm it would do to carry our signal since it’s exactly the same on WVPT and WVPY. However, both Dish and Direct TV are standing by the ruling and are not carrying WVPY.

Please know that all seven of our digital transmission sites are fully operational at this time and we are available over the air with a small DTV antenna in most locations. You can visit: www.tvfool.com and by entering your street address you can determine if you can receive WVPT or WVPY for free over the air. Also, both Comcast and Shentel cable are still carrying our signal to their subscription services, our mobile friendly AP is available for smart phone, tablet, and laptops is fully functional and that Dish and Direct are carrying WVPT in the WVPT licensed market (Harrisonburg/Staunton.) Lastly, you might be asking, yes, I have reached out to our FCC lawyers and have been informed that Dish and Direct TV in the Hagerstown/DC designated (northern Virginia) market area… is no longer "required" to carry us since the broadcast signal isn’t received at their head ends. I have formally asked Dish and Direct TV to reconsider their decision and to use the WVPT signal as a "distant station" imported into the northern Virginia market. I hope this answers everyone’s questions and I thank you for your inquiry.


Since 1968 WVPT has long been a leader in the creation and distribution of television content. Now, something new and exciting is happening as the world has changed ...so has our viewers’ media consumption. WVPT, wvpt.net, and our mobile friendly site, video.wvpt.net are the new free on demand providers in our community. Over the last nine months WVPT has partnered with local like-minded nonprofits and corporate support businesses who believe working together makes our community a better place to live. Via the power of Public Media we are your mobile friendly AP for Education, Inspiration, and Entertainment and each member of the dedicated WVPT staff lives and works in the area right alongside you. We are proud to be part of the community as we strive to offer the greatest source of creative, intellectual and emotional inspiration in a single place. As “the boys of summer” step up to the plate again this season, we hope you will enjoy the next Ken Burns broadcast event presented on WVPT - April 11 and 12, Jackie Robinson and we trust you will feel we have created a multi-platform, sophisticated engine that is a natural progression for you to enjoy WVPT’s Public Media.

If you haven't tried WVPT lately, please do so right now. Check out the hundreds of videos you can watch on demand, anytime, anywhere, on any device by clicking on wvpt.net. Be sure to “Like Us “ and tell your friends to try us and “Like Us” on Facebook. Enjoy the show! If you like what you see - please support WVPT. Thank You!

Enjoy the show!
Tony

2008:

  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Best Public Service/Community Event – WVPT Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Outstanding News Series – “Virginia Farming” – Production Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Outstanding Web Site – WVPT.net - Creative Services Department
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Award – Journalism Award: #1 in Farm News Communications in the Commonwealth of Virginia – “Virginia Farming”
  • National Friends of Public Broadcasting - Community Development
2007:
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Outstanding News Series – “Virginia Farming” - Production Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Best Public Service Community Event – Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Outstanding Website – WVPT.net - Creative Services Department

2006:

  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Best Station Promotion/Contest –Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Best Public Service/Community Event – Charlottesville WVPT Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Award – Journalism Award: #1 in Farm News Communications in the Commonwealth of Virginia – “Virginia Farming”
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Outstanding News Series – “Consider This”
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Best Documentary – “Virginia Reports: Gang Signs”
  • PIVA First Place for Art Print Process Award – Good Printers has received the PIVA award five years in a row for the prints it creates from P. Buckley Moss’ donation of an original watercolor to WVPT.  The sale of these prints is a fund-raising project for WVPT.
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Best Station Promotion/Contest – Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest – Education Services Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2006 Best Public Service/Community Event –  Charlottesville WVPT Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department

2005:

  • International Gold Davey Award – Best in Print & Collateral Materials – “Life of Peace in a Time of War” press kit – Corporate Communications Department
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Award – Best in Print Design – “Life of Peace in a Time of War” press kit – Corporate Communications Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – Best Public Service/Community Event – WVPT Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2005 Outstanding News Series – “Consider This” - Production Department
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Award – Journalism Award: #1 in Farm News Communications in the Commonwealth of Virginia – “Virginia Farming” – Production Department
  • EMMA Awards – Central Virginia Marketing Association – Honorable Mention – “Life of Peace in a Time of War” press kit – Corporate Communications Department
  • PIVA First Place for Art Print Process Award – Good Printers has received the PIVA award five years in a row for the prints it creates from P. Buckley Moss’ donation of an original watercolor to WVPT.  The sale of these prints is a fund-raising project for WVPT.

2004:

  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Talk Show/Interview – “Virginia Tonight: The Passion of the Christ” – Production Department
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Award – Journalism Award: #1 in Farm News Communications in the Commonwealth of Virginia – “Virginia Farming” – Production Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2004 Best Public Service/Community Event – Harrisonburg WVPT Kids’ Book Festival – Education Services Department
  • Skyline Literacy Coalition (Harrisonburg/Rockingham) – Community Service Award for 2004 – Pat Marcus (Support of adult literacy and education in the Shenandoah Valley) – Education Services Department
  • PIVA First Place for Art Print Process Award – Good Printers has received the PIVA award five years in a row for the prints it creates from P. Buckley Moss’ donation of an original watercolor to WVPT.  The sale of these prints is a fund-raising project for WVPT.

2003:

  • PBS Development Award – Local Corporate and Foundation Support - Development Department
  • Public Television Programmers’ Association’s Charles Impaglia Programmer of the Year Award – WVPT Director of Programming Wanda Zimmerman
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Award – Journalism Award: #1 in Farm News Communications in the Commonwealth of Virginia – “Virginia Farming”
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2003 Best Documentary or Public Affairs Program – “Patsy Cline: The Lady Behind the Legend, A ‘Living in Virginia’ Special – Production Department
  • Shenandoah Valley Technology Council’s Innovative Technology Application Award – Engineering (Next Generation Interconnection System, Digital TV Conversion) and Education Services (National Teacher Training Institute)
  • PIVA First Place for Art Print Process Award – Good Printers has received the PIVA award five years in a row for the prints it creates from P. Buckley Moss’ donation of an original watercolor to WVPT.  The sale of these prints is a fund-raising project for WVPT.

2002:

  • Silver Telly Award (Winner) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Documentary –  “Patsy Cline: The Lady Behind the Legend, A ‘Living in Virginia’ Special” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Documentary – “Living in Virginia: Appalachian Trail: The Beaten Path” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Documentary – “Living in Virginia: The Valley League” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Sports Documentary – “Living in Virginia: The Valley League” – Production Department
  • PIVA First Place for Art Print Process Award – Good Printers has received the PIVA award five years in a row for the prints it creates from P. Buckley Moss’ donation of an original watercolor to WVPT.  The sale of these prints is a fund-raising project for WVPT.

2001:

  • Silver Telly Award (Winner) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Documentary – “Living in Virginia: In The Mountain’s Shadow” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Documentary – “Living in Virginia: The Young Heroes (2001)” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Non-Broadcast Film/Video-TV or Cable Program Miscellaneous – Membership Promo “Fever” – Production Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2001 Best Documentary or Public Affairs Program –“Charlottesville Goes To War: A ‘Living in Virginia’ Special.”– Production Department
  • Regional EMMY – Editing – PSA Promotion – Membership Promo “Fever” – Production Department
  • Regional EMMY Nominee – Best Community Service Project – Young Heroes – Corporate Communications Department

2000:

  • PBS Communication Award – Best Press Kit – "Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes" – Corporate Communications Department
  • PBS Communication Award – Best of Show – "Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes" Press Kit – Corporate Communications Department
  • PBS Communication Award Finalist – Advertising & Promotion of a Program – “Things That Go Bump in the Valley, A ‘Living in Virginia’ Special” – Corporate Communications Department
  • Family Communications – First “Trolley Award” – Mister Rogers’ Sweater Drive – Corporate Communications Department
  • Regional EMMY Nominee – Best Community Service Project – Young Heroes Award – Corporate Communications Department
  • National Education Television Association Special Events Award – Second Place – Festival of Trees
  • Bronze Telly Award (Finalist) – Best Documentary – “Things That Go Bump in the Valley, A ‘Living in Virginia’ Special” – Production Department
  • Edward R. Murrow Award – Best Documentary – “Living in Virginia: Korea, Memories of   the Forgotten War” – Production Department
  • Bronze Telly Award (finalist) – Best Documentary – “Living in Virginia: Korea, Memories of the Forgotten War” – Production Department
  • Regional EMMY Award – Best Directing – “Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes” – Production Department
  • Regional EMMY Nominee – Best Public Affairs Program – “Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes” – Production Department
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters – 2000 Best Documentary/Public Affairs Program –“Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes” – Production Department
  • Edward R. Murrow Award – Best Documentary – “Living in Virginia: Field of Lost Shoes” – Production Department
  • PBS Communication Award – Station ID – “88 Keys” – Production Department

Got a comment or question? Here’s who to speak with at WVPT. All phone numbers are direct dial 540.437.XXXX. Click on the name to send an email. For general, membership, programming, fund-raising and reception comments/questions, along with tape requests, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Administration:
2455 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Administrative Assistant
2451 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., President & General Manager
2462 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., KBF & Community Outreach Coordinator

Development:
2450 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., VP of Development & Communications
2469 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Corporate Support Representative (Harrisonburg & Staunton)
434-409-4614 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Corporate Support Representative (Charlottesville)
2998 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Membership Manager (Membership & Premiums)
2444 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Corporate Development Manager (Auction, Moss Prints, Documentary Sales)

888-987-8727 Toll Free Pledge Number
540-433-5100 Local Pledge Number

Creative Services:
2449 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Creative Services Manager
2435 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Producer/Director - Virginia Farming
2445 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Graphic Designer

Programming:
2468 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., On Air Program and Promotions Manager
2454 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Automation Media Specialist

Engineering:
0687 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Engineering Assistant
2467 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chief RF Engineer
2438 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Engineering Manager
540-578-2917 on Call Engineering Cellphone

Common numbers:
540-434-5391 – main WVPT switch board

800-345-9878 – main WVPT toll free
540-434-7084 - WVPT Fax
877-WVPTCAR – Car Donations

WVPT Public Media
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (EXIT 247 * 33 West / I-81)
Phone: (540) 434-5391 or (800) 345-9878
Fax: (540) 434-7084

Closed Captioning Issues
To contact WVPT about our closed captioning service or advise us about captioning problems, please contact the [WVPT] [WVPY] engineering team.  We accept calls using [TTY/TDD and] the Telecommunications Relay Service, and we are available during normal business hours to address captioning issues.

The WVPT Engineer on Call
Telephone:  540 578 2917
Fax: 540 434 7084
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To submit a complaint about an issue that cannot be resolved by contacting the Engineer on Call, you may write to:

Tony A. Mancari Sr.
President & General Manager
Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation
Station WVPT(TV) and Station WVPY (TV)
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA  22801
Telephone:  (540) 437-2451 or 1-800 345 WVPT – EXT 451
Fax:  540 434 7084
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Got a comment or question? Here’s who to speak with at WVPT. All phone numbers are direct dial 540.437.XXXX. Click on the name to send an email. For general, membership, programming, fund-raising and reception comments/questions, along with tape requests, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Administration:
2455 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2451 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., President & CEO

Corporate Creative Production Services:
2435 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Producer - Virginia Farming
2449 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Production Manager
2445 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Graphic Artist

Development:
434-409-4614 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Charlottesville Corporate Underwriting
2469 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Harrisonburg & Staunton Corporate Underwriting
2450 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., VP Development & Marketing
2998 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Member Services Manager (Membership & Premiums)
2444 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Development Manager, (Auction, Moss Prints, Documentary Sales)
2462 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., KBF & Community Outreach Coordinator

888-987-8727 Toll Free Pledge Number
540-433-5100 Local Pledge Number

Programming:
2468 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Program Director
2454 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Quality Assurance Media Manager

Engineering:
0687 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Engineering Assistant
2438 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Engineering Manager
2467 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chief RF Engineer
540-578-2917 on Call Engineering Cellphone

Common numbers:
540-434-5391 – main WVPT switch board
800-345-9878 – main WVPT toll free
540-434-7084 - WVPT Fax
877-WVPTCAR – Car Donations

WVPT Public Media
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (EXIT 247 * 33 West / I-81)
Phone: (540) 434-5391 or (800) 345-9878
Fax: (540) 434-7084

Closed Captioning Issues
To contact WVPT about our closed captioning service or advise us about captioning problems, please contact the [WVPT] [WVPY] engineering team.  We accept calls using [TTY/TDD and] the Telecommunications Relay Service, and we are available during normal business hours to address captioning issues.

The WVPT Engineer on Call
Telephone:  540 578 2917
Fax: 540 434 7084
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To submit a complaint about an issue that cannot be resolved by contacting the Engineer on Call, you may write to:

Tony A. Mancari Sr.
Chief Operating Officer
Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation
Station WVPT(TV) and Station WVPY (TV)
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA  22801
Telephone:  (540) 437-2451 or 1-800 345 WVPT – EXT 451
Fax:  540 434 7084
E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.