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We invite you to learn why Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) is an exceptional employer.

Share Our Mission
A nonprofit organization based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, tpt cares for its employees and supports them by offering multiple opportunities to nourish and expand their talents. Our corporate mission is to "enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media." Everyone at tpt embodies that mission in every aspect of his or her work.

Connect to the Community
We pride ourselves on our close connections to the community. We interact with tpt members, tpt viewers, and Minnesota citizens in a variety of ways, every single day. Our employees use their ingenuity, passion, hard work, integrity and dedication to their work to serve the community-at-large.

Create a Positive Difference
Our employees' primary focus is meeting the needs of viewers and members. It sounds simple, but it represents over 50 years of putting viewers and members first. We pride ourselves on serving the community with excellence at every turn and, in doing so, maximizing our own value. We work to provide relevant, important, engaging programming for every citizen of Minnesota and beyond.

Inspire Each Other
Our employees are a diverse group with different perspectives and backgrounds, but with one thing in common--the ability and desire to grow, develop, and adapt to change. Your best work springs from that common desire, and we believe you succeed when you set goals that challenge your capabilities.

Collaborate for Success
We work in teams, sharing knowledge and ideas, and working toward common goals. Teamwork is critical to the way we do business. Working collaboratively and supporting each other, we're confident that we can trust and rely on our fellow employees. Success is a shared experience at tpt; when any one of us, or any one group of us, does well, we all succeed.

Get Support From Within
We support and encourage our employees through offering generous benefits, giving performance rewards, publicly recognizing years of service and major achievements, making diversity a priority, hosting celebrations, and offering fitness and wellness programs designed to support employees' health on an ongoing basis. The Executive and Management Teams make sure employees have the information, tools, and resources in place to work successfully in a productive environment through a number of communication vehicles.

Grow and Develop Professional Skills
We've built an environment that's challenging, rewarding, and exciting, which means you have the opportunity to grow and develop in your job. With management's help and encouragement, you steer the development of your position and your movement within tpt. We make sure you get valuable feedback, coaching, and knowledge from the people you work with - and we help you offer the same to others.

If you have any questions about opportunities at Twin Cities Public Television, please contact the Director of Recruiting, Training & Diversity at (651) 229-1438.

Apply for an open position at tpt:

Click here to see our available jobs.

Our guiding mission & values

Our Mission is to "Enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media". We use media to inform, engage, enlighten, and delight our viewers, to the benefit of all.

Our Internal Values are:

  • Be an exemplary steward of the public trust
  • Seek diversity and excellence in people, ideas and services
  • Build and nourish relationships in the community
  • Hold ourselves accountable for results
  • Think creatively
  • Help each other succeed as colleagues


Work at tpt is exciting and rewarding! Twin Cities Public Television employees work at the forefront of technology and innovation! Our environment encourages creativity and ideas, support and development, and encouragement.

Being a non-profit organization, our employees come to tpt because they believe and live the mission and values of our organization. The values are the guiding principles of how employees conduct themselves and accomplish their goals.

Employees in all functions contribute to our success - and the company's success is shared with employees at all levels. Through rewards and recognition of service, our employees feel appreciated that their efforts help sustain our organization and help move it into the future.

Twin Cities Public Television has embraced a philosophy that thrives on change, new technologies, teamwork, and partnerships within the walls of tpt and in the community. We set expectations to exceed them consistently.

Our unique culture embraces and celebrates the talents and perspectives of a variety of ages, interests, beliefs and backgrounds. But what they all have in common is their passion for Twin Cities Public Television.

Benefits Summary (updated July, 2011)

Twin Cities Public Television is an organization with employees from all different backgrounds, personal needs, family considerations and community interests. We're proud of our diverse employee base, and the skills and experiences they bring to our organization. Our comprehensive programs and benefits are designed to bring value to your relationship with Twin Cities Public Television and meet your individual needs.

Health and Well Being

  • Medical and Prescription plans
  • Dental plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for dependent care and health care expenses
  • Long Term Care Insurance (LTC)
  • Group Life Insurance / Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability
  • Business travel insurance

Financial Security

  • 401(k) including company match
  • Bank / Credit Union membership
  • Minnesota College Savings Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave

Quality of Life

  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Company sponsored sports teams
  • Business casual dress
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Parenting Leave
  • tpt Fit! Program
  • Flexible work schedule policies
  • Volunteer opportunities in the community
  • Health club discounts

Civil Duty

  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Military Leave


  • Management Relocation
  • Employee Referral Incentive Program
  • Contract Parking and Pre-tax Bus Passes
  • tpt Employee Membership

For more information on benefits information, please contact tpt's Compensation & Benefits Manager at (651) 229-1295.

Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
172 East 4th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Tel: (651) 222-1717
Fax: (651) 229-1282

Equal Employment Opportunity

Twin Cities Public Television will comply with all applicable laws governing equal employment opportunity. This policy extends to all applicants and employees and to all aspects of the employment relationship including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer and compensation.

Specifically, tpt is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual preference, gender identity, gender identity expression, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, pregnancy and childbirth, genetic information, familial status or any other reasons prohibited by applicable law, regulations, or ordinances relating to discrimination in employment.

Twin Cities Public Television recognizes the value of maintaining positive business and personnel practices. All employees are responsible for supporting the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy.

All decisions pertaining to employment, recognition, demotion, promotion, transfer, recruiting, layoff, termination, training and rates of pay of employees will be made without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual preference, gender identity, gender identity expression, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, pregnancy and childbirth, genetic information, or any other protected basis in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.

Twin Cities Public Television will take affirmative action to ensure that all employment practices are free from unlawful discrimination.
Twin Cities Public Television prohibits any form of unlawful retaliation against employees who make complaints of discrimination. Retaliation against an individual for reporting harassment, discrimination or other inappropriate conduct or for participating in an investigation into such claims is a violation of this policy and will subject the individual engaging in retaliation to disciplinary action up to and including discharge. Acts of retaliation shall be reported immediately and will be promptly investigated and addressed as appropriate.

Reporting an Incident of Discrimination or Retaliation
Twin Cities Public Television encourages the reporting of all perceived incidents of discrimination, harassment or retaliation, regardless of the offender's identity or position. Individuals who believe they have been subject to such conduct should discuss their concerns with their immediate manager or, in the alternative, any member of tpt's Human Resources Department.

Twin Cities Public Television encourages the immediate reporting of complaints or concerns so that prompt and appropriate action can be taken. Managers who receive such complaints must report them immediately to the Human Resources Department.

Any reported allegations of harassment, discrimination, inappropriate conduct or retaliation will be investigated promptly by the Human Resources Department, and when appropriate, in consultation with the Vice President of Legal & General Counsel's office or by outside persons. Based upon the facts, tpt will take appropriate corrective action up to and including discharge. Such corrective action may also include, but is not limited to, the following: training, referrals to counseling, disciplinary action such as a written warning, reassignment or temporary suspension (with or without pay).

National Equal Employment Opportunity Commission contact information:
EEOC's National Contact Center (NCC) customer service representatives are available to assist you in more than 100 languages between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. An automated system with answers to frequently asked questions is available on a 24-hour basis. You can reach the NCC:

By mail:
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
P.O. Box 7033
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

By phone:

If you have a TTY device for hearing impaired:
TTY number is 1 (800) 669-6820

By Fax:
(703) 997-4890

By Email:
Please include your zip code and/or city and state so that your email will be sent to the appropriate office.


Local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission contact information:


Towle Building
330 South Second Avenue, Suite 430
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2224


(612) 335-4040


(612) 335-4044


If you have a TTY device for hearing impaired, please call (612) 335-4045


Cornelius Sheppard, Acting Director

Regional Attorney:

Jean Kamp

Office Hours:

The Minneapolis Area Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call first to obtain information. La Oficina de la Región de Minneapolis está abierta lunes-viernes de las 8:00 de la mañana hasta las 4:30 de la tarde. Si usted desea información en español, favor de comunicarse con Petrona Melgarejo al número (612) 334-4003.

Internships with Twin Cities Public Television

Twin Cities Public Television values the educational learning experience and provides a way to link classroom instruction to real-world work experience through paid internships.

The goal of this program is to create a learning environment that teaches and trains undergraduate students in the community real-life work experience to seek and advance a career in public television or the non-profit sector.

All internship opportunities currently available are posted in the "Open Positions" section of the Career Center.

"Seek diversity and excellence in people, ideas and services"

Employees with different ways of thinking, and different ways of perceiving our world, are employees who create new and exciting programs and services to the community.

In a business like Twin Cities Public Television, whose lifeblood is fresh and new ideas, this variety of perspectives is a priceless resource and key to achieving critical results.

Our commitment to diversity is solid and is incorporated into our corporate values. Twin Cities Public Television strives to seek diversity and excellence in people, ideas and services. We do this by working together as partners to use our talent and resources in recruiting individuals with exceptional qualities. We strive to recruit candidates that embrace the values that we live each day in our work.

We promote diversity through

  • A comprehensive recruitment program;
  • Active memberships and participation in organizations that support diversity;
  • Training and development;
  • Education and presentations for staff around diversity;
  • Cultural celebrations;
  • Rewards & Recognition;
  • A Minority Vendor program;
  • Our on-air programming.

Diversity is an initiative that occupies the whole of who we are as an organization. We know that by providing employees with education today, we will ensure the diverse leadership needed for tomorrow.

As we continue on a road to inclusion, we strengthen our commitment to diversity for the future. In so doing, we improve our position in the marketplace, and leverage our commitment to improved results as an organization.

If you have any questions on employee programs, benefits or job opportunities,
please contact the Director of Recruiting, Training & Diversity by calling (651) 229-1438.

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