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Job Opportunities

  • WVPT Public TV Production intern (2 non paid training positions)
    Job Description: Intern needed for production work. 6 – 10 hours a week. Flexible daytime hours. Duties include running television camera during program tapings. Assist with Studio work. (I:E Moving set pieces, lighting sets, running cables and microphones.) Edit promos and interstitials using Final Cut Pro. Basic knowledge of video editing systems and a broadcasting / communications background is preferred.

    For questions about these intern training positions contact George Lilly at 540.437.2449. Cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    WVPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internships

WVPT offers non paid credit only internships, spring, fall and summer.  These positions are in the Creative Services Department (including both production and communications) Education Services including Web work, grant writing, and events,  and Development.  

For additional information please contact Barbara Roadcap, 540.437.2462 or 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

David MullinsThanks for visiting WVPT’s Web Channel. We provide an interactive environment with many resources for entertainment and education for both adults and children.

When I think of WVPT and PBS, the one thing that comes to mind is the relationship and real partnership that we have with our viewers and our supporters. There is a special bond, a TRUST, that our viewers have for us through the unique, non-commercial, educational and entertaining programs and special projects that we provide. Why else would PBS consistently be ranked #1 in Public Trust by the annual Roper Poll?

With TRUST comes RESPONSIBILITY, and we at WVPT proudly serve a 40-county region covering the Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia (including Charlottesville) and Northern Virginia, in addition to the Washington D.C. market. We take our responsibility to serve very seriously through our television programming, our twice annual Kids’ Book Festivals, and other outreach efforts.

WVPT Kids' Book FestivalWVPT is the most accessible educational and cultural institution in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond, utilizing the power of broadcasting and the internet to help carry out a mission to provide lifelong learning opportunities to everyone within our reach. While the most visible activity at WVPT is the broadcast of PBS programs, the station’s efforts extend beyond the TV screen and into the community through educational outreach services. Every year WVPT is honored to receive “Awards of Excellence” by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. Each is a product of WVPT’s mission to make a difference in the lives of our audience, and our vision to connect the residents of our viewing area to each other, to their country and to the world through the use of broadcast television, the internet and community and educational outreach projects.

WVPT is on the air 24 hours each day with non-commercial, high-quality programming designed to teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire. PBS icon series, such as NOVA, MASTERPIECE, THE NEWSHOUR and FRONTLINE, are just a few examples of the type of quality, award-winning series found only on Public Television. And, of course, WVPT continues to provide our award-winning local programs VIRGINIA FARMING, CONSIDER THIS, MILLER CENTER FORUMS and WVPT COOKS WITH TASSIE PIPPERT. Plus, WVPT provides more than 65 hours of the best in children’s programming each week.

WVPT provides our entire regular schedule on WVPT-HD with programs broadcast in High Definition, plus a digital service called “Create” which focuses on educating viewers with “how-to” programs on home repair, cooking, etc. And WVPT is the only broadcaster in this part of Virginia to provide a 24-hour Spanish-language service called “V-me.” This new digital service is essentially “PBS for the Spanish speaker” with the same type of non-commercial, educational and entertaining programs available in Spanish. The growing Hispanic population in this part of Virginia is truly underserved, and “V-me” will be a unique service for this community.

WVPT is your Public Television Station, your community resource, and we are proud to serve you. I think you will find that your financial support of WVPT is a great investment—an investment that brings you results you can see immediately.

Sincerely,

David Mullins
President and General Manager
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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

WVPT's Offices (Harrisonburg)
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Harrisonburg
WVPT–Your Source for PBS and More!
847 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 434-5391 or (800) 345-9878
Fax: (540) 434-7084

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..

Management
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., President and General Manager, (540) 437-2464
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chief Operating Officer, (540) 437-2451
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Creative Services Manager, (540) 437-2449
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Studio Supervisor, (540) 437-2438
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Charlottesville Area Corporate Support Representative, (434) 293-7006
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Harrisonburg Area Corporate Support Representative, (540) 434-5391 ext. 585

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.

Click on a name below to view the staff member's biographical information.

David Mullins, President & General Manager
Tony Mancari, Chief Operating Officer
John Harper, Engineering Manager
George Lilly, Creative Services Manager
DAVID MULLINS
PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER
  • Serves as President and General Manager of WVPT.
  • Serves on WVPT's Strategic Planning Team and is a member of the senior management staff.
  • Comes to WVPT from WPBT—Public Television in Miami, Florida, where he was Vice President of Marketing.  He spent 19 years there in both marketing and production.  Prior to joining WPBT, he held other positions in private television broadcasting.
TONY MANCARI
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
  • Serves on WVPT's Strategic Planning Team and is a member of the senior management staff.
  • Responsible for the station's long-range strategic planning, system design, and technology evaluation and its overall implementation.
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the station, including interdepartmental operations, transmission, video production, maintenance of the physical plant and information technology.
JOHN HARPER
ENGINEERING MANAGER
  • Serves on WVPT's Strategic Planning Team and is a member of the senior management staff.
  • Manages internal engineering functions, including transmission, video production, maintenance of the physical plant and information technology.
  • Troubleshoots all internal engineering functions.
GEORGE LILLY
CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER
  • Serves on WVPT's Strategic Planning Team and is a member of the senior management staff.
  • Supervises the marketing and branding efforts of the station's image, programming, events and educational services.
  • Supervises the graphic and web staff.
  • Serves as liaison to the media.
  • Oversees production department.