Receptionist/Office Assistant
Public Broadcasting Atlanta - Atlanta, GA

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Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) is a non-profit organization known as Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative, Inc. (AETC). As a broadcast service PBA is comprised of WABE90.1FM, WPBA-TV30 and the digital services Atlanta PlanIt and Public Square Atlanta. For more information on the broadcast service, programming and opportunities to become a member, please visit

Job Title: Receptionist/Office Assistant

Department: Human Resources

Summary: This position supports the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, respect, personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership. The Receptionist is expected to have the switchboard open and operating promptly at 8:30 a.m. and throughout the day until 5:30 p.m. Relief switchboard coverage will be provided for a one-hour lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks of 15 minutes each. The Receptionist should work with relief coverage to determine appropriate times for lunch and breaks. Work involves the operation of the telephone switchboard, performing related clerical tasks, office support, greeting all incoming guests to station and assisting departments with administrative support. The receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, flow of correspondence, requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties.

Professionally answers telephones through company switchboard and directs the caller to the appropriate destination.

Greets and directs visitors to the company in a professional, friendly and hospitable manner.

Receiving and relaying calls and messages to various personnel.

Gives out routine programming information, refer calls and callers to appropriate departments.

Open and close visitor area (locking doors, closing blinds, turning off lights).

Provides callers with information such as company address, directions to the company location, company fax numbers, company website, and other related information.

Coordinate, order and prepare for lunches and staff gatherings.

Receives sorts and forwards incoming mail. Maintains and routes publications.

Coordinates the pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.)

Assists in the ordering, receiving, stocking and distribution of office supplies.

Type memos, correspondence and other documents.

May also assist with other related clerical duties such as scheduling meetings, photocopying, faxing, filing and collating.

Providing administrative support to Human Resources while assisting as needed with other departments.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience and Education Requirements

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).

Minimum 2 years customer service experience and or experience in the use of a multi-line switchboard or any combination of training.

Must have knowledge of office administrative procedures, and knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment, at a level generally acquired through 1+ years related experience.

Must have basic knowledge of a variety of computer software applications such as: (Word, Excel, Outlook & Access).

Necessary Skills and Abilities

Punctual, Professional Appearance, Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Must be customer service driven with excellent phone etiquette.

Possession of strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with callers and guests.

Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments.

Able to work collectively with the administrative team.

Work requires an extensive knowledge of business and an excellent command of the English language.

Position continually requires demonstrated poise and tact.

Key Behavioral Competencies:
Decision-Making: Identifies problems, gathers information, and applies knowledge and understanding of the business to address those problems; demonstrates decisiveness by taking smart risks.

Discernment/Judgment: Displays high awareness of the potential and actual impact of his/her behavior and actions, and considers all aspects of a situation before taking action. Actions are aligned with AETC mission, vision and values, and demonstrate respect, appreciation and consideration for all individuals and groups, both within AETC and across the communities it serves.

Results Orientation: Demonstrates the drive to achieve set goals and objectives. Acts in a timely and rational manner to achieve goals and objectives, using business knowledge, experience, and factual assessment of all the information in doing so.

Communication and Influences: Effectively transfers through and expresses ideas using speech, listening skills and writing skills. Establishes credibility and garners respect at all levels within and across the organization.


Ability to speak and communicate well with customers.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or Lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the work day. Proper lifting techniques required. May include lifting up to 15 pounds for files, office supplies, computer printouts on occasion.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.

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Public Broadcasting Atlanta

740 Bismark Rd. NE

Atlanta, GA 30324

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