Full Time Job

Station Support Associate


Washington, DC 10-14-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Station Support Associate - Grant Funded


The station support team supports a suite of products and services managed at NPR and designed to help amplify the digital presence of stations nationwide. We value integrity, humor, and a love of learning, and we approach our work with trust, respect, and a professional commitment to meet the challenges of our shared business needs.

The Station Support Associate serves as the primary point of contact for public media stations using the new public CMS platform, Grove. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring successful use and adoption of the Grove CMS by stations, who opt to migrate to this platform across public media. This includes managing all station requests including Grove general questions, best practice guidance, configuration and workflow guidance, data correction, and bugs and feature requests.

You will be part of a team that builds and sustains cooperative and consultative relationships between NPR and public broadcasting entities, particularly radio and television station interactive media teams, to ensure their successful migration to, and adoption of, Grove.

• Serve as subject matter expert regarding Grove by thoroughly learning, using and understanding the technical details of the Grove CMS platform
• Manage resolution of technical issues for Grove primarily via Salesforce Service Cloud,. via standard response times, with courteous communication and responsive follow through.
• Promote regular and consistent communications between stations and internal groups including peers, digital online tech, engineering, product and management.
• Contribute to Grove online knowledge base and overall support processes.
• Provide regular updates on issues and trends, communicating those with peers and management.
• Developing and maintaining productive relationships with station team members to help maximize the value of Grove and its integration with other NPR products and services.
• Supporting members of the NPR Member Partnership team as needed in strategy-based discussion with station team members to increase their understanding of how Grove and related NPR products will meet their needs.
• Providing status updates and communicating with internal stakeholders.
• Sharing best practices internally as appropriate and contributing to internal and external knowledge-bases.
• Willingness to provide occasional after-hours support via “pager” alert system and to possibly work shifts to serve clients in other time zones


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in related field.


2-4 years of online or software experience, preferably within CMS applications, web or software project management, or technical writing.

The Station Support Associate for Grove will bring the following skills and characteristics to the position:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
• Tact, diplomacy, patience and persistence are key character traits, as is a strong customer service orientation.
• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills are required. Proactive, self-starter with the ability to manage and balance multiple tasks; ability to work effectively under high pressure.
• Understanding of and appreciation for the public media broadcasting industry is a plus.
• Intermedia HTML and CSS knowledge required; advanced knowledge preferred.
• Previous technical (internet/software) teaching or training experience is preferred.
• Familiarity with and interest in digital journalism is preferred.
• Experience working with the following is preferred:
• Content management systems (CMS)
• Data analytics, such as Google Analytics
• Salesforce.com or similar CRM
• Support ticket systems, such as Desk or Salesforce
• E-Commerce or Online Fundraising Forms

Company Profile

NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human.