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NOVA
Ultimate Cruise Ship

NOVA: Ultimate Cruise Ship

 

Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. NOVA follows a pioneering team of ship builders as they embark on what is advertised to be a milestone in maritime engineering.

 

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Truly A Privilege

 

A Special Message

By Robbie Alm
Outgoing Chair, PBS Hawai‘i Board of Directors

 

Robbie Alm, Outgoing Chair, PBS Hawai‘iAll of us who serve on the PBS Hawai‘i Board feel so privileged and honored to do so. It begins when we walk toward our new headquarters and pass the wall containing the names of all of you who supported the building of our new home. It is at once humbling and inspiring. And we know that we have a responsibility to honor the trust you have given us with your gifts.

 

As we come into and walk throughout the building, we can see – literally through all the glass – a very special and dedicated group of employees making the mission of PBS Hawai‘i live every day. They are the best at what they do and they approach their tasks with aloha for each other and for all of you who do us the honor of letting us become a part of your lives. And it is our privilege to support them.

 

PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and Board Chair Robbie Alm untie the maile at this morning’s blessing ceremony and donor thank-you event at the public television station’s new home at 315 Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. Photo: PBS Hawai‘iHawai‘i President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and Board Chair Robbie Alm untying the maile lei at the grand opening of the station’s new home, September 21, 2016.

 

And as we have watched it grow, we have all come to understand how special and really extraordinary HIKI NŌ has become. The young people of Hawai‘i are now storytellers of nationwide fame and distinction, as they win award after award in national competitions. They show the skills honed through diligent and demanding work, under the guidance of our great HIKI NŌ team, including Executive Producer Robert Pennybacker, Managing Editor Sue Yim, Online Editor Nikki Minamoto and Administrative Assistant Susan Waldman. There were those who said that HIKI NŌ would never happen – and if by chance we got a statewide student news network of public, private and charter schools started, it would most certainly fail. Our young people, mostly from public schools, every day prove them wrong.

 

Alm, during his service as Director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, with Deputy Director Susan Doyle, circa 1992.Alm, during his service as Director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, with Deputy Director Susan Doyle, circa
1992.

 

It is also truly a great privilege and pleasure for all of us to support the very special leadership of Leslie Wilcox. She left the bright lights, fame and remuneration of commercial television, where she was one of the top-rated on-air newscasters in town, to join us, and she has been an amazing force since the day she got here. Her excellence as a journalist made a home in a place that features great public affairs programming (such as Insights), the drawing out of our community leaders (Leslie’s own Long Story Short) and showcasing special stories of Hawai‘i, making sure they are shared across our Islands and with the world. Nothing could speak more strongly to that than the 2015 studio concert of Jimmy Borges and the recent Eddie and Myrna Kamae film festival Leslie was entrusted to present. We are so lucky that PBS Hawai‘i turns out to be her life’s passion and we are in awe as we watch her go, and go, and go.

 

We are privileged to work with a great staff: Ashley Aurellano, Paula Biondine, Emily Bodfish, Linda Brock, Brian Bueza, Forest Butler, Meriel Collins, Alison Crabb, Patty Doo, Todd Fink, Paul Hayashida, Sam Hee, Drew Hironaga, Emilie Howlett, Lori Kaya, John Kovacich, Terry Lonokapu, Jill Loving, Karen Maddocks, Mariko Miho, Nikki Miyamoto, John Nakahira, Lawrence Pacheco, Robert Pennybacker, Liberty Peralta, Michael Powell, Richard Reyes, Jason Suapaia, Christina Sumida, Rianne Tsutsui, Susan Waldman and Karen Yamamoto.

 

And our Board members are so lucky to work as a group that brings great community wisdom, an ethic of laboring for love and for Hawai‘i, and an insistence on quality and passion, that includes: Muriel Anderson, Susan Bendon, Jodi Endo Chai, Keola Donaghy, Matt Emerson, Jake Fergus, Jason Fujimoto, Joanne Grimes, Jason Haruki, Noelani Kalipi, Joy Miura Koerte, Kamani Kuala‘au, Mary Ann Manahan, Bettina Mehnert, Cameron Nekota, Aaron Salā, Julie Shimonishi, Ka‘iulani Sodaro, Candy Suiso, Kent Tsukamoto, Huy Vo, Bruce Voss and shortly, Jim Duffy and Ian Kitajima. It is said that one of the best measures of a person is the company he or she keeps, and this company speaks for itself.

 

For me, this month brings to a close one of the most treasured journeys of my life. Education television was born in the same UH College of Education building in which my parents Dick and Julie Alm taught. As Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Hawai‘i Public Broadcasting Authority was a key part of my everyday life. And later when PBS Hawai‘i came into being as a community licensee, I joined the Board in 1999 and became Chair, succeeding Neil Hannahs, in 2009. Making sure that we finished the capital campaign, that we built and moved into our new building, and that we set ourselves up in a way that would allow us to lead in this exciting century, were goals for many of us, and certainly for me.

 

And now leadership passes to new and very worthy hands. As part of Hawai‘i Island’s outstanding Fujimoto family, our new Board Chair Jason Fujimoto has the experience, the skills and the youth to lead our great Board and Staff to ever higher levels of achievement and service.

 

It truly has been a privilege and a great honor.

 

Ke Akua pū a hui hou,

Robbie Alm Signature

 

POV
Seven Songs for a Long Life

 

Visit Strathcarron, a Scottish hospice center where patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life’s end with song and humor. Hear tunes belted out by patients and caregivers alike between reflections on life, love and mortality.

 

Students at PBS Hawai‘i

The following position is currently open:

Student Production Technician – Part-time

 

In line with our educational mission, PBS Hawai‘i offers a training program for college students to gain valuable experience in the media industry. We offer student positions in media production, marketing/communications and graphic design.

 

College students have always been the backbone of PBS Hawai‘i’s production crew. Many of them have gone on to successful media careers. See some of their stories here!

 

 

 

 


Below are our available student positions:

Student Production Technician – Part-time

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The part-time Student Production Technician is an entry-level position within PBS Hawaiʻi’s Creative Services department. Training includes operating video cameras, video switcher, audio equipment, character generator, still store, teleprompter, floor directing, and assembling/lighting sets. Occasional field shoots required. Other duties include carrying equipment and set pieces (sometimes heavy), working atop 13-foot ladders, and driving company vehicles. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and have a clean drivers abstract. Hours vary weekly between 4–19 hours, depending on production schedules. Good availability on weekends and evenings a plus. Availability for weekly Thursday evening productions a must. Looking for applicants who can make a commitment of at least one year.

 

No experience necessary. Starting pay is $10.10 per hour. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Integrated Media, but will also work under the leadership of any senior staff member assigned to the project.

 

PBS Hawai‘i
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 29606
Honolulu, HI   96820-2006

 

Or Email to humanresources@pbshawaii.org

 

Or fax to 808. 462. 5090.

 

EEO

 

Click to Download the PBS Hawai‘i Part-Time Employment Application Form (PDF)

 


THE CRIMSON FIELD
Part 4 of 6


Oona Chaplin stars in a drama about WWI’s frontline medics – their hopes, fears, triumphs and tragedies. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers works together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.

 

Part 4 of 6
The arrival of soldiers from her home town lifts Joan’s spirits, but she finds herself in trouble. Thomas seizes his opportunity to pursue Kitty. Meanwhile, the return of an old patient causes ripples, calling everyone’s loyalties into question.

 

THE CRIMSON FIELD
Part 1 of 6

 

Oona Chaplin stars in a drama about WWI’s frontline medics – their hopes, fears, triumphs and tragedies. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers works together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.

 

Part 1 of 6
Follow Kitty, Flora and Rosalie – volunteer nurses who work in a tented field hospital. As they settle into their first day, it soon becomes clear that no training could ever have prepared them for the reality of working near the front line.

 

National Gallery

 

Journey to the heart of a London institution, a museum housing masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. This Frederick Wiseman film is the portrait of a place, its relations with the world, its staff, public and art.

 

THE CRIMSON FIELD
Part 6 of 6

 

Oona Chaplin stars in a drama about WWI’s frontline medics – their hopes, fears, triumphs and tragedies. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers works together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.

 

Part 6 of 6
As Joan faces a possible lifetime in prison, Kitty’s wracked with guilt that she knew about Joan but didn’t stop her. Kitty is desperate for someone to trust, but will she turn to Thomas or Miles? As the war machine grinds on, faith, hope and love are put to the test.

 

Contact Us

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VIEWER SERVICES

Questions about TV programming, the program guide or general station information?

Christina Sumida
Director of Individual Support
808. 462. 5045
email: csumida@pbshawaii.org

 

John Kovacich
Programmer
808. 462. 5034
email: jkovacich@pbshawaii.org

 

SUPPORTING PBS HAWAI‘I Learn More

Christina Sumida
Director of Individual Support
808. 462. 5045
email: csumida@pbshawaii.org

 

PBS HAWAI‘I KEIKI CLUB Learn More

Jill Loving
Keiki Club Coordinator
808. 462. 5041
email: keikiclub@pbshawaii.org

 

VEHICLE DONATIONS Learn More

808. 462.5000
email: e-mail@pbshawaii.org

 

FILM SUBMISSIONS – PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS

Chuck Parker
Vice President, Content
808. 462.5074
email: cparker@pbshawaii.org

 

LESLIE WILCOX, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Comments and suggestions? Email Leslie: leslie@pbshawaii.org

Office Phone:
808. 462. 5021

 

 

Jobs

PBS Hawai‘i is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, offering jobs in a variety of disciplines such as fundraising, creative services, programming, engineering, information technology, communications and administration. All vacancies are advertised on our website, in print and online recruiting services.

 

See below for a description of the following vacancies (4):

 

• Chief Development Officer | Full-Time
• Director of Business Support | Full-Time
• Social Media Coordinator | Full-Time
• Advancement Assistant | Full-Time

 

Full-time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and drug plan
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401k plan available
  • Flexible spending accounts for qualified expenses such as insurance premiums and medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
  • Paid personal time off
  • 11 holidays per year

 

We occasionally have paid and unpaid part-time internships available for students interested in production. Learn more about student positions at PBS Hawaiʻi.

 


Chief Development Officer
Full-Time

 

The Chief Development Officer serves as a key member of the Advancement Department and will be a lead player in strategy related to major giving to this educational multimedia organization.

 

The successful candidate will forge and maintain relationships to build PBS Hawaiʻi’s community impact and financial resources.

 

Working with the CEO and reporting to the Vice President of Advancement, this professional will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing a progressive program in major and planned gifts, including the development of key external alliances in philanthropy.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with the VP of Advancement and other top staffers to develop and implement the organization’s fundraising vision
  • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of proposals and gift agreements
  • Oversee and research funding sources and trends
  • Implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the major gifts program

Experience

  • Demonstrated success in forging, keeping and expanding relationships with donors; and proven ability to secure major gifts
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • Ability to work without close oversight, with excellent organizational and time management skills, and a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside of PBS Hawaiʻi
  • Authenticity, high energy and passion for PBS Hawaiʻi mission
  • Donor-centric vision
  • A professional and resourceful style; takes initiative, and is able to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience

 

To apply, please download PBS Hawaiʻi’s full-time job application (PDF), and submit your completed application, along with your resume and cover letter, by June 28, 2019 by mail, email or fax to:

 

PBS Hawai‘i
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 29805
Honolulu, HI  96820

Email: humanresources@pbshawaii.org

Fax: 808.462.5090

 

EEO

 

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Director of Business Support
Full-Time

 

Hawaiʻi’s only locally owned and nonprofit statewide television system, PBS Hawaiʻi, is seeking a savvy, mission-driven sales executive to retain and grow sponsorships of our quality programming.

 

This position requires a creative approach, as sponsorship messages on PBS Hawaiʻi are understated and briefer than in commercial media, and appear in a calm, uncluttered media environment. Sponsors may be businesses, individuals, foundations, government and fellow nonprofits.

 

The Director oversees the full account portfolio, reports to the Vice President of Advancement, and is an important voice in setting rates.

 

Ideal candidate provides excellent service to current supporters and develops connections leading to new sponsors. Responsible for crafting sponsorship proposals, coordinating ad production, and working with support staff on invoicing and scheduling.

 

The successful applicant is organized, outgoing and eager to champion PBS Hawaiʻi’s mission of advancing learning and discovery through storytelling. Bachelor’s degree or relevant success required.

 

To apply, please download PBS Hawaiʻi’s full-time job application (PDF), and submit your completed application, along with your resume and cover letter, by July 31, 2019 by mail, email or fax to:

 

PBS Hawai‘i
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 29805
Honolulu, HI  96820

Email: humanresources@pbshawaii.org

Fax: 808.462.5090

 

EEO

 

Right/Option Click to Download and Save the PBS Hawai‘i Full-Time Employment Application Form (PDF)

 

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Social Media Coordinator
Full-Time

 

Hawaiʻi’s only locally owned and nonprofit statewide television system, PBS Hawaiʻi, is seeking a full-time Social Media Coordinator to develop and oversee social media content that contributes to the overall social media strategy for all PBS Hawaiʻi’s programs to drive exposure, tune-in, awareness and engagement. The Social Media Coordinator will lead social content planning across multiple platforms with a creative approach to effective storytelling within each social platform. This position will grow and maintain a strong online presence for PBS Hawaiʻi and use social media to inform, attract and engage users.

 

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is required, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro and Premiere. 3-5 years of professional social media marketing experience and the ability to provide examples of a robust, personal social media portfolio. Bachelor’s degree in communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

 

To apply, please download PBS Hawaiʻi’s full-time job application (PDF), and submit your completed application, along with your resume and cover letter, by July 19, 2019 by mail, email or fax to:

 

PBS Hawai‘i
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 29805
Honolulu, HI  96820

Email: humanresources@pbshawaii.org

Fax: 808.462.5090

 

EEO

 

Right/Option Click to Download and Save the PBS Hawai‘i Full-Time Employment Application Form (PDF)

 

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Advancement Assistant
Full-Time

 

Seeking a team player with a strong work ethic and a “can do” attitude to support the daily activities of our fundraising department. Free parking at our beautiful new building. Great benefits including 100% paid medical insurance for the employee and 401-k with company match. Responsibilities include accurate, efficient data entry; assistance with donor direct mail campaigns including postal activities; tracking of purchase orders; gracious assistance with viewer inquiries and donor requests; assistance with events and outreach activities. Ability to interact professionally with viewers and donors in person and on the phone is a must. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends on a flex schedule.

 

College degree or equivalent work experience. Proficiency with Microsoft applications required. Valid driver’s license and clean abstract a must.

 

To apply, please download PBS Hawaiʻi’s full-time job application (PDF), and submit your completed application, along with your resume and cover letter, by July 31, 2019 by mail, email or fax to:

 

PBS Hawai‘i
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 29805
Honolulu, HI  96820

Email: humanresources@pbshawaii.org

Fax: 808.462.5090

 

EEO

 

Right/Option Click to Download and Save the PBS Hawai‘i Full-Time Employment Application Form (PDF)

 

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