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

Assistant Director of Education

Do you have a background in TV production and a passion for digital learning? AETN seeks an experienced broadcast producer manager who can take control of a complex video-centric course building operation as our Assistant Director of Education.

In this role, the Assistant Director of Education will lead cross-functional teams in course building, content creation, video pre-& post production, and EdTech LMS functions. You will participate in the design and production of long-form educational video courses, short-form digital series, and documentaries to meet the needs of our clients and the mission of AETN.

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 can tell stories through video while maintaining a constant curiosity around learning. Someone who can coordinate with executives, creative teams, educational stakeholders and production personnel to establish and meet project expectations and goals. A person with strong, demonstrable broadcasting operational experience in scheduling, project management and, experience working with video, design, TV Production, and post production. Must have a valid driver's license, a bachelor's degree, plus five (5) years of experience in the related areas of program management, EdTech, broadcast production, videography or digital post-production, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Additional experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. The candidate must provide links to a portfolio or samplework. For information visit aetn.org or apply online at arstatejobs.com.


Executive Assistant to the AETN Director

Are you someone that possesses a great attitude, sense of humor, and ability to prioritize and multi-task? AETN is seeking a dynamic Executive Assistant to work as the right-hand person to our Director/CEO & Associate Director/CEO. The ideal candidate is someone.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a mature, professional demeanor, and is a self-starter who takes initiative and thrives in a fast-paced environment. The position requires someone who loves to attend to the details, keeps things on track, is proactive, and highly tech-savvy. The key attributes for success in this role are a great relationship builder, has strong systems for managing work and is an expert at 'seeing around corners,' anticipating upcoming needs and conflicts and resolving them.

We are seeking a candidate with five years of administrative support. Associates or bachelor's degree and executive-level administrative support preferred and can be a substitute for equal years of work.

Apply online at arstatejobs.com.


Field Producer & Field Producer-Extra Help

AETN currently has 1 Full-Time Regular Position and 2 Extra Help/Contract Positions open.

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 a key Field Producer 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. The candidate must provide links to a portfolio or samplework.

Apply online at arstatejobs.com.


Learning Management System Administrator

AETN is looking for a Learning Management System Administrator to support our ArkansasIDEAS outreach division. ArkansasIDEAS connects K-12 educators with quality, ADE-approved professional development, and educational opportunities, as well as a wide range of training on multiple platforms, thousands of classroom resources, and state and national initiatives, such as STEM and TESS.

This position will provide professional services for ongoing administration and application support, including custom designing, system maintenance, and user support. Do you have a degree and 2 years of experience with web technologies? If so - we would be excited to hear from you. Experience with Moodle LMS, SQL, Linux or PHP application is a plus.

Apply online at arstatejobs.com.



Benefits

Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System - APERS

A contributory/non-contributory retirement plan for public employees. AETN contributes 13.47 percent of employee's salary. Eligibility: Current, regular, full-time state employees and part-time state employees worked in excess of 1,040 hours. APERS is not accepting new members from AETN.

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 percent to both contributory/non-contributory plans. All new employees are enrolled in the contributory plan which requires a 6 percent employee contribution. Eligibility: Regular, full time state employees and part-time state employees who have worked in excess of 1,040 hours.

Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities fund (TIAA/CREF)

Foundation non-contributory retirement plan. AETN contributes 12 percent of employee's gross bi-weekly salary. Eligibility: Foundation, regular, full time employees (after completion of 1 year employment).

Arkansas Diamond Plan

457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Pre-taxed earnings. Employee only contribution. Eligibility: Regular full-time state employees.

TIAA/CREF

403b Deferred Compensation Plan. Pre-taxed earnings. Employee only contribution. Eligibility: Regular full-time AETN Foundation employees after completion of 1 year of employment.

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 EmploymentMonthly 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.

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 21 Jun 2019