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Employment

PLEASE NOTE: All TPR employees must receive both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, unless granted an exemption for medical or religious reasons.

FULL-TIME JOB OPENINGS

POSTING: 220902

TITLE: Audience Services Associate / Receptionist
REPORTS TO: Executive Assistant to the CEO
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is seeking a motivated professional to serve as its Audience Services Associate/ Receptionist. At the heart of TPR’s day-to-day office operations, the position is the first point of contact for TPR customers, guests and callers. The successful candidate must have exceptional customer service standards, strong communications skills and a passion for public radio. In addition to reception duties, the position will also assist with administrative tasks, including support for marketing projects and events.

TPR is a mission-driven, award-winning journalism organization serving a large and discerning audience across a wide expanse of the state.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides outstanding customer service to external clients, visitors and internal customers, in-person and via phone/email:  greets and welcomes guests, direct visitors to the appropriate person and office; answers, screens and forwards incoming phone calls; receives, sorts and distributes daily mail and deliveries.
Serves as the first point of contact for visitors to the TPR headquarters, providing assistance and maintaining office security by following safety protocols, registration procedures and controlling access to the office (visitor and contractor registration, COVID safety protocols, issue visitor badges, etc.).
Maintains common areas by monitoring mailbox and printer/copier areas; ensures the reception area is tidy and presentable; keeping areas organized and supplied as needed. Coordinates with Executive Assistant to order and restock office and breakroom supplies.
Assists with updating website content including the online Nonprofit & Business Directory and Community Calendar.
Maintains equipment inventory check-out process along with the IT team.
Assist with conference room schedules, prepares rooms, documents and equipment for internal meetings.
Assists with projects initiated by other departments, as needed.
Participates in pledge drives as appropriate. 

EDUCATION:
An Associate’s Degree or higher is a plus.

EXPERIENCE:
Must have at least two years of experience or training in administrative work.
Non-profit experience is a plus.

SKILL:
Strong proficiency in Outlook Office Suite and propensity to learn database programs.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Must have excellent customer service skills
Must be accurate and detail oriented, and possess strong organizational and time management skills.
Must have the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
Must have analytical skills to problem solve.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects.
Talking: Frequently conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly, or quickly.
Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations, in person or by phone.
Repetitive Motions: Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers.
Visual: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or other materials.
Physical: Sedentary work; sitting most of the time. May have to lift folders, files, papers, small boxes, and other items weighing up to approximately 10 lbs.

NOTE: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required. Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employee contract, implied or otherwise, and Texas Public Radio continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to hr@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

POSTING: 220510B

TITLE: Assistant Chief Engineer Military Veterans encouraged to apply
DEPARTMENT: Technology & Operations
REPORTS TO: Chief Engineer
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, exempt

SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio (TPR) is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of hundreds of thousands through seven radio stations across a wide swath of Texas. TPR produces and delivers top-quality content via radio broadcast, video and audio streaming, digital networks and live events, and works collaboratively with other media organizations to produce and provide even richer content and programming.

We are seeking an experienced Assistant Chief Engineer to participate in the installation, maintenance and repair of our growing transmitter sites in order to maintain superior service in all coverage areas, while complying with FCC technical requirements.

The Assistant Chief Engineer also will assist with technical support and maintenance of our studio systems in use within the organization and assist with the oversight of building operations at our headquarters facility. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, resourceful, self-starter, with strong time management and critical thinking skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary back up for the Chief Engineer for broadcast technical support and emergencies.
Ensure broadcast systems reliability through proper maintenance and best practice.
Installation and repair of audio, transmitting, IT for studio and broadcast operations.
Coordinate outbound and inbound transmissions, STL, TSL, typically via IP and RF.
Coordinate satellite downlinks.
Maintain transmitters and associated equipment.
Quickly and effectively troubleshoot problems with transmissions.
Log all transmission maintenance and issues.
Intake, document, and escalate incidents as needed.
Support events and broadcasts with technical knowledge and guidance.
Monitor broadcasts for quality and issues when necessary.
24/7 on call for emergencies.
Assist and support broadcast staff with technology changes.
Protect the station’s broadcasting licenses and prevent institutional liability by ensuring compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.
Fulfill administrative obligations related to required documentation, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS: Familiarity with digital audio storage systems, automation systems and traffic systems. Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, telecommunication laws related to broadcast station operation and compliance. IT skills including workstation and server troubleshooting and repair, local area networking and desktop support.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Self-motivated, with a "willing spirit" and the ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.
Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members. Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work after hours as needed, sometimes on short notice and be on-call 24/7 for emergencies or scheduled maintenance. Must have a valid standard Class C driver's license, transportation and the ability to travel on short notice.

EDUCATION: Associate degree in electronics technology or related field, or equivalent experience in operations or maintenance at a broadcast station. SBE Certification preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years technical experience working at a broadcast station with hands on experience in maintaining High Power RF transmitters.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects or hand tools.
Talking: Verbally conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly and quickly.
Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations, in person or by phone.
Repetitive Motions: Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands and fingers.
Visual: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect printed materials. Must be able to differentiate color coding of wiring and components.
Physical: Ability to travel. Must have the ability to lift 75 lbs., climb ladders and use common power tools.

NOTE: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required. Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and Texas Public Radio continues to maintain its status as an at will employer.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to hr@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

POSTING: 220510A

TITLE: Chief Engineer Military Veterans encouraged to apply
DEPARTMENT: Technology & Operations
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Technology & Operations
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, exempt

SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio (TPR) is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of hundreds of thousands through seven radio stations across a wide swath of Texas. TPR produces and delivers top-quality content via radio broadcast, video and audio streaming, digital networks and live events, and works collaboratively with other media organizations to produce and provide even richer content and programming.

We are seeking an experienced Chief Engineer to lead in the installation, maintenance and repair of our growing transmitter sites in order to maintain superior service in all coverage areas, while complying with FCC technical requirements.

The Chief Engineer also will supervise and oversee technical support and maintenance of our studio systems in use within the organization and assist with the oversight of building operations at our headquarters facility. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, resourceful, self-starter, with strong time management and critical thinking skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary contact for broadcast technical support and emergencies.
Ensure broadcast systems reliability through proper maintenance and best practice.
Installation and repair of audio, transmitting, IT for studio and broadcast operations.
Coordinate outbound and inbound transmissions, STL, TSL, typically via IP and RF.
Coordinate satellite downlinks.
Maintain transmitters and associated equipment.
Quickly and effectively troubleshoot problems with transmissions.
Log all transmission maintenance and issues.
Intake, document, and escalate incidents as needed.
Support events and broadcasts with technical knowledge and guidance.
Monitor broadcasts for quality and issues when necessary.
24/7 on call for emergencies.
Assist and support broadcast staff with technology changes.
Protect the station’s broadcasting licenses and prevent. institutional liability by ensuring compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.
Fulfill administrative obligations related to required documentation, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Self-motivated, with a "willing spirit" and the ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.
Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members. Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work after hours as needed, sometimes on short notice and be on-call 24/7 for emergencies or scheduled maintenance. Must have a valid standard Class C driver's license, transportation and the ability to travel on short notice.

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS: Familiarity with digital audio storage systems, automation systems and traffic systems. Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, telecommunication laws related to broadcast station operation and compliance. IT skills including workstation and server troubleshooting and repair, local area networking and desktop support.

EDUCATION: Associate degree in electronics technology or related field, or equivalent experience in operations or maintenance at a broadcast station. SBE Certification preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of seven years technical experience working at a broadcast station with hands on experience in maintaining High Power RF transmitters.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects or hand tools.
Talking: Verbally conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly and quickly.
Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations, in person or by phone.
Repetitive Motions: Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands and fingers.
Visual: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect printed materials. Must be able to differentiate color coding of wiring and components.
Physical: Ability to travel. Must have the ability to lift 75 lbs., climb ladders and use common power tools.

NOTE: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required. Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and Texas Public Radio continues to maintain its status as an at will employer.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to hr@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

POSTING: 220510

TITLE: Broadcast Operation Engineer Military Veterans encouraged to apply
DEPARTMENT: Technology & Operations
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Technology & Operations
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, exempt

SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio (TPR) is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of hundreds of thousands through seven radio stations across a wide swath of Texas. TPR produces and delivers top-quality content via radio broadcast, video and audio streaming, digital networks and live events, and works collaboratively with other media organizations to produce and provide even richer content and programming.

We are seeking an experienced Operations Support Engineer to participate in the installation, maintenance and repair of our growing facilities in order to maintain superior service in all coverage areas, while complying with FCC technical requirements.

The Broadcast Operation Engineer also will assist with technical support and maintenance of our studio systems in use within the organization and assist with the oversight of building operations at our headquarters facility. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, resourceful, self-starter, with strong time management and critical thinking skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary contact for operational issues and support (facilities systems HVAC, Security, mechanical).
Primary contact for event technology including sound, lighting and installed building systems.
Build effective relationships with news team, events and broadcast staff to improve technology use and effectiveness.
Act as Chief Operator and maintain EAS Logs.
Coordinate automation streams for hand off to STL or streaming.
Coordinate automation system to ensure continuity of broadcast, clocks, templates and closures.
Maintain Program clocks for local and externally produced programs.
Assist with keeping on air sound in compliance with NPR programming rules and formats.
Assist in traffic and act as backup.
Maintain automation system through periodic maintenance, backups and weekly checks.
Assist with studio and rack room buildouts, changes and maintenance.
Assist with network IT, Telco systems.
Assist with transmitter site maintenance. 
Intake, document, and escalate incidents as needed.
Train and instruct employees on proper equipment usages.
Train new board ops as needed for on air duties.
Backup board op if needed for local or visiting national NPR shows.
Assists with ip-codec equipment to connect guests on air.
Quickly and effectively troubleshoot problems.
Support events and broadcasts with technical knowledge and guidance.
Monitor broadcasts for quality and issues when necessary.
24/7 on call for emergencies.
Update wiring, labeling and documentation to current plan.
Protect the station’s broadcasting licenses and prevent institutional liability by ensuring compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.
Fulfill administrative obligations related to required documentation, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Self-motivated, with a "willing spirit" and the ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.
Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members. Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work after hours as needed, sometimes on short notice and be on-call 24/7 for emergencies or scheduled maintenance. Must have a valid standard Class C driver's license, transportation and the ability to travel on short notice.

EDUCATION: Associate degree in electronics technology or related field, or equivalent experience in operations or maintenance at a broadcast station. SBE Certification preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five years technical experience working at a broadcast station.

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS: Familiarity with digital audio storage systems, automation systems and traffic systems. Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, telecommunication laws related to broadcast station operation and compliance. IT skills, including workstation and server troubleshooting and repair, local area networking and desktop support.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects or hand tools.
Talking: Verbally conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly and quickly.
Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations, in person or by phone.
Repetitive Motions: Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands and fingers.
Visual: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect printed materials. Must be able to differentiate color coding of wiring and components.
Physical: Ability to travel. Must have the ability to lift 75 lbs., climb ladders and use common power tools.

NOTE: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required. Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and Texas Public Radio continues to maintain its status as an at will employer.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to hr@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

We believe a strong organization includes employees from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences and passions.  If you don't meet every job qualification but have some of these skills and think you're the right person for the job, we'd like to hear from you.   Please apply and tell us more about yourself.

BENEFITS

  • Generous vacation, sick, personal time and holidays
  • Employer paid Medical and Dental insurance
  • LTD, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 2% Simple IRA contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program

Texas Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

                                                                 
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