AETN Employment

AETN has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Arkansas since 2002. The Arkansas Psychological Association honored AETN 3 times at the state level and nominated AETN for national awards. In 2008 the American Psychological Association named AETN one of the five most psychologically healthy workplaces in the nation and recognized AETN's team activities with a "Best Practice" award. AETN is the first entity in the history of the national APA program to win both awards.

Since 2008 AETN has received top honors in Arkansas from the Governor's Work Life Balance Program and the Mature Workers Program. In 2012 AETN was named Ambassador for both programs, as the first entity in the state to receive both prestigious awards. AETN is a great place to work! Join us!

AETN, The Arkansas Educational Television Network is looking for organizations involved in assisting job seekers. If your organization would like to be notified of job vacancies at AETN, please submit a written request to receive job vacancy announcements to:

AETN Human Resources
350 S. Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72034

Current Employment Opportunities

Field Producer

Are you a self-motivated, independent and highly detail-oriented field producer with a strong track record of cross-functional collaboration in a fast-paced environment? Then, we are looking for you!

AETN seeks two key Field Producers to oversee the planning, coordination, production and post of digital and on-air programs. This position works to provide our viewers and educators with creative, compelling and  informative programs that combine strong narrative, and visuals.

Locally, and nationally recognized as a great place to work, AETN is Arkansas's only state-wide public broadcaster. AETN's mission is to nourish the cultural and civic life of our statewide community, forging a vibrant bond through inventive engagement and authentic stories that matter. We serve as an indispensable resource for educators and learners by delivering strong, relevant multi-platform content that educates, informs, entertains and inspires.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for storytelling and can pitch, shoot and edit compelling short documentary content. The perfect candidate will have the ability to elevate ideas into impactful stories for a variety of platforms including digital, social and broadcast media with the ability to prioritize and react quickly in the field. Must have a valid driver's license, seven (7) years of experience in the field production, videography and digital post-production. Additional higher educational may be substituted up to 4 years of work experience requirements. For information visit aetn.org or apply online at arstatejobs.com – position numbers – 22133912 & 22133916.

AETN offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Eleven paid holidays per year, including birthday
  • 12 to 22.5 days of vacation per year depending on years of service
  • 8 hours Sick Leave per month
  • Retirement: 14.25% contribution from AETN, 6.25% employee mandatory contribution, plus additional 3% optional employee contribution
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $10,000
  • Eligible for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Salary offered commensurate with experience. Apply online at arstatejobs.com.

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Post Production Supervisor

We are looking for a motivated and organized Post Production Supervisor to join our production staff at AETN.

Responsible for the post production process, during which they maintain clarity of information and good channels of communication between the producer, and editor with focus on mastering and creating deliverables to appropriate platforms. Keeps editors, graphics, and producers on task and aware of deadlines. The Post Production Supervisor works closely with the Project Manager to give accurate reflections of post-production timelines. This role establishes standards of video and audio quality for the entire output of the station. This role develops or maintains the look and execution of motion graphics, templates, and visual styles of all forms of content.

Post Production 60%

  • Supervision of all edited productions
  • Devise and enforce guidelines to be used to control quality of productions
  • Maintain clear lines of communication with all supervisors to ensure employees follow guidelines
  • Teach fellow editors new and innovative methods and techniques of editing and sound mixing
  • Operates Post-Production Equipment to assemble master programs
  • Manipulate and edit filmed pieces to support and enhance the project's story
  • Maintain the AETN quality standard on all productions and content
  • Ensure compliance with all AETN contracts, requirements, underwriting, legal compliance, etc. for all productions
  • Prepares programs for final delivery and airing
  • Responsible for the development and creation of motion graphics, titles, templates, and visual style guides

Project Management 35%

  • Manage multiple projects and tasks under tight timelines with urgency, prioritization and executing against deadlines
  • Assists Production Manager in keeping post-production schedule accurate and updated
  • Accurately labels and develops file structure
  • Advise Engineering and Information Technology Departments of production needs
  • Works closely with Director of Production to maintain working knowledge of current industry trends and emerging technologies
  • Work closely with Producers and Post-Production Supervisor to ensure standards of excellence

5% Other duties as assigned

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in radio and television, journalism, or a related field; plus four years of experience in television editing or a related area.


Benefits

Arkansas Teachers Retirement System (TRS)

A contributory/non-contributory retirement plan for public employees. All new applicants are enrolled in the contributory program. AETN contributes 14.25 percent to both contributory/non-contributory plans. All new employees are enrolled in the contributory plan which requires a 6.25 percent employee contribution. Eligibility: Regular, full time state employees and part-time state employees who have worked in excess of 1,040 hours. Please visit artrs.gov for more information.

Arkansas Diamond Plan

457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Pre-taxed earnings. Employee only contribution. Eligibility: Regular full-time state employees. The Arkansas Diamond Plan is an optional 3 percent pre-taxed earning. Please visit myplan.voya.com for more information.

Health Insurance

Eligible state employees may choose one of three insurance plans provided to state employees. Cost of health insurance coverage is shared between employer and employee; premiums are deducted from bi-weekly pay. Eligibility: New hire state employees on the 1st day of the month after 30 days initial employment.

AETN Foundation employees are enrolled in a group health plan. Cost of health insurance coverage is shared between the employer and employee; premiums are deducted from bi-weekly pay. Eligibility: New hire AETN Foundation employees on the 1st day of the month after 90 days initial employment.

Arkansas Cafeteria Plan (ARCAP)

A tax free method to pay for eligible benefits such as: Dependent and elder care expenses (up to $5,000 per year), out of pocket medical expenses (up to $4,000 per year), and group health and life insurance premiums. Eligibility: Regular, full-time state employees.

Section 125 / Cafeteria Plan

A tax free method to pay for eligible benefits such as: Dependent and elder care expenses (up to maximum allowable), out of pocket medical expenses (up to maximum allowable), and group health and life insurance premiums. Eligibility: Regular, full-time AETN Foundation employees.

Employee Assistance Program

A program that provides counseling, information and referral service to community resources for employees. Eligibility: All regular, full-time State and AETN Foundation employees.

Holidays

Eleven paid holidays per year, listed as follows:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • George Washington's Birthday / Daisy Gaston Bates Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Employee Birthday

Eligibility: All regular full-time and extra help employees are eligible to receive holiday pay if they are in pay status on their last scheduled work day before the holiday and at least 1 hour on the first scheduled work day after the holiday. Employees who work less than full time may take the holiday at a rate proportionately equal to their time worked.

Annual Leave

Annual leave accruals begin on the first full month of employment. Accrual increases are based on continuous years of service.

Years of Employment Monthly Annually
0 - 3 years 1 day 12 days
4 - 5 years 1 day 2 hours 15 days
6 - 12 years 1 day 4 hours 18 days
13 - 20 years 1 day 6 hours 21 days
More than 20 years 1 day 7 hours 22.5 days

Unused annual leave time will carry over to the next year provided the 30 day maximum is not exceeded. Eligibility: All regular full time employees. Job share employees accrue leave time on a pro-rated basis. Extra help employees are not eligible for annual leave.

Sick leave

All regular full time employees earn 12 days of paid sick time per year (8 hours) per month for full-time employees. Unused sick leave will carry over to the next year provided the 120-day maximum is not exceeded.Eligibility: All regular full time employees. Job share employees would receive leave time on a pro-rated basis. Extra help employees are not eligible for leave.

Other paid time off

Jury Duty: Employees who miss work while performing jury duty will receive normal and full compensation.

Maternity Leave: Eligible female employees can take up to 4 weeks of paid leave after the birth of the employee's child or placement of an adoptive child in the employee's home. Paid maternity leave will run concurrently with Family Medical Leave. Eligible male employees can take FMLA after the birth or placement of a son or daughter or to bond with a newborn or newly placed son or daughter.

Military Leave is granted at the rate of 15 days per calendar year, plus necessary travel time for annual training purposes. Up to 15 military leave days may be carried over to the succeeding year for a maximum of 30 military leave days for that calendar year. Eligibility: All employees who are members of the National Guard or any other of the reserve branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Last Updated 26 Jul 2019