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POSTING: #191004
TITLE: Digital Content Producer
REPORTS TO: News Director
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced and innovative Digital Content Producer who will oversee the production of on-demand digital content from TPR News and play a pivotal role in the development of TPR’s digital news team.
Texas Public Radio (TPR) is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of more than 280,000 across a wide expanse of the state. Our newsroom includes a 19-person team of reporters, hosts, editors and producers who serve our local and regional audiences. TPR is part of The Texas Newsroom, a collaboration between NPR and Texas public radio stations, and the first hub to launch in a system-wide collaboration to create a virtual newsroom of 1,000 plus journalists. 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage the ideation, development and production of podcasts, on-demand audio, short-form video and other digital offerings, from pitch to execution, including development of business plans with budget, calendar and other relevant considerations. 
Collaborate with news leadership to evaluate and execute on-going short-term and timely news podcasts, documentaries and other products. 
Work with the digital team to ensure effective digital and social media content and promotion of on-demand audio content, producing multimedia elements including video, photos, and graphics.
Track audience insights. Establish and maintain benchmarks for successful digital content products. Use metrics to identify and implement opportunities for growth. 
Serve as a support editor for digital news stories, which will include writing and editing news copy. 
Participate appropriately in station fundraising and sponsorship activities and live events.
Fulfill administrative obligations related to assignments, including filing prompt and accurate program information/summaries, maintaining contact with and keeping the News Director informed about assignments, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.
 
EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of two years strong journalism and/or documentary experience.
Minimum of two years developing digital content with proven reach and impact.
Experience working with Apple, NPR One, Spotify or other on-demand digital platforms ideal.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated sound news judgment.
A passion for the mission of public radio.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Demonstrated ability to write and edit clear, accurate, compelling in-depth audio and digital stories.
Technologically versatile with an eagerness to explore and experiment using new digital tools. Experience using software to manipulate photos and images and create visual presentations desired. 
Experience using audio and video editing software and equipment.
Proven ability to utilize social media to engage new audiences. Web design, management, and/or editing capability a bonus. 
Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members.
Self-motivated, with a “willing spirit” and the ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.
Able to work extended hours as needed, sometimes on short notice.
Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license and transportation.
Spanish/English bilingual language skills a plus. 
 
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 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 documents or other materials.
Physical: Ability to travel. May have to lift papers, books, recording equipment and other items weighing up to 10 lbs. 
 
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Employee
 
 
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Immediate Supervisor
 
 
 
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:
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references, with contact information, and salary requirements to: hr2019@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw or heard ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Digital Content Producer Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
 
POSTING: #191001
TITLE: Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator
 
 
SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of more than 200,000 through 7 radio stations across a large portion of south and central Texas.  We are currently offering a unique opportunity to join our quickly growing organization whose mission is to serve as a premier source for fair, thoughtful and engaging news, information and entertainment programming in south Texas. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, resourceful self-starter, with strong time management and critical thinking skills and creative ideas. The revenue generated through corporate support is vital to TPR’s ability to serve the community. This position will play a fundamental role in helping TPR’s Corporate Support Department achieve its revenue goals.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as a liaison between Corporate Support other departments to ensure cohesive teamwork, particularly with respect to ensuring timely fulfillment of client sponsorship deliverables, to include assigning tasks and deadlines and “pleasantly persistent” follow-up to ensure deadlines are met.
Maintain well-organized information about sponsored events and programming.
Be an active contributor in event planning and other sponsorship-related meetings.
Prepare event recap reports, including screenshots, photos, and other appropriate materials.
Support the sales efforts of the Corporate Support Department by:
-Creating sponsor proposals
-Regularly updating the sales team on sponsorship availability
-Regularly updating the Sponsorship Opportunities web page
-Maintaining and distributing of monthly digital metrics
-Utilizing audience research software to develop print and digital sales tools
Manage TPR’s online business directory.
Serve as the back-up for the Traffic Director.
Participate in the planning, development and execution of the Corporate Support Department events.
Participate in pledge drives and TPR community and member events.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Marketing or a related field preferred.
 
EXPERIENCE:  Must have at least two (2) years of relevant experience in and administrative capacity, with knowledge of sales and marketing a plus.  
 
SKILLS:
Highly detail-oriented and organized.
A self-starter, able to work independently, multi-task and dependably meet deadlines.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
A solutions-oriented critical thinker.
A team player with a willing spirit.
Demonstrated proficient computer skills, including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint and Publisher.
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Flexibility: May be required to work evening and weekend events.
Licenses: Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license. 
Talking: Frequently conveying important instructions or ideas accurately, clearly, or quickly.
Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
Visual: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect written materials.
Physical: Combination of sedentary work, using the computer and telephone; and interfacing in-person with supporters, listeners and the community at large. Needs reliable transportation.  May have to lift a variety of items up to approximately 25 lbs.
Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects.
Repetitive Motions: Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers.
 
 
 
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Employee
 
 
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Immediate Supervisor
 
 
 
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:
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references, with contact information, and salary requirements to: hr2019@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw or heard ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
 
POSTING: 190806
 
TITLE: Vice President of Finance 
REPORTS TO: President & CEO
GRADE LEVEL: A-02
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
SUMMARY:
Texas Public Radio is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of more than 200,000 across a wide expanse of the state. We are non-profit and community supported.  We are looking for a highly-skilled, experienced Vice President of Finance to provide financial analysis and management to assist the organization in making its best strategic decisions.
     
Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Finance will have day to day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities. This is a “hands on” position and requires significant collaboration with managers and employees throughout the organization. The Vice President of Finance is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, tax compliance, investments, insurance, human resource and audit functions at TPR. As a senior member of the Executive Leadership Team, s/he will play an important role in strategic planning and decision making, solving shared problems and ensuring aligned action to achieve the highest performance of the organization.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, participate in strategic planning by providing analysis and insight into TPR’s financial capabilities and directions for future growth.
Develop financial strategies that support operational goals by preparing and reviewing short and long term financial forecasts accurately and communicating those to internal and external stakeholders.
Lead the annual planning and budget process and serve as a strategic partner to department heads in the development of budgets and monitoring of annual operating and capital budgets.
Oversee the organization’s achievement of budgetary goals and maintain sound internal control and cash management procedures.
Ensure the successful completion of audits, working directly with auditors in annual audit of financial statements and providing assistance in preparing the annual tax returns.
Ensure compliance with all financial reporting requirements associated with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Oversee the financial and payroll functions of TPR, including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
Oversee multiple human resource activities including job descriptions, interviews, exit interviews and maintenance of personnel files. 
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION:
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Finance, Accounting or related field. Advanced degree or CPA license is preferred.  
 
EXPERIENCE:
Ten (10) years related experience or training, or combination of education and experience. Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting in accordance with U.S. GAAP, OMB Circulars A-133, A-110 and A-122 is required. Experience in a non-profit working environment is desired.  Experience in a public media organization is a plus.
 
SKILLS:
Comprehensive understanding of cash management, FP&A/budgeting, reporting, systems, audit, internal controls, tax and balance sheet management.
Excellent communication, organization and management skills.
Strategic problem solving abilities.
Strong work ethic and reliable performance under pressure.
Proficiency in applicable computer software applications.
Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license.
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects.
Talking: Frequently conveying detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, clearly, or quickly.
Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
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, audio/video equipment, and other such items weighing up to approximately 25 lbs. 
 
 
 
 
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Employee
 
 
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Immediate Supervisor
 
 
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: Send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to hr2019@tpr.org. Please indicate where you saw the ad. TPR is an EEO employer.
 
If preferred, you may send in your resume to:
 
Texas Public Radio
8401 Datapoint Drive
Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
Attn: VP of Finance Search
 
 
 

Title: Managing Editor

Location: Dallas, TX

Hiring Station: KERA-FM

NPR and its member stations are creating an innovative new system of regional news hubs designed to reshape the journalism landscape -- and the prototype is being built in Texas.

We’re looking for a dynamic leader to link local, regional and national news efforts on radio and digital platforms. The Managing Editor will be employed in Dallas at KERA, lead station for the collaboration between the network and the Texas stations. The other three managing stations are KUT in Austin, Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio.

The Managing Editor leads implementation of the Hub’s regional coverage strategy, expanding a Texas news collaboration that covers stories in urgent and enterprising ways. In consultation with station and NPR leaders, the Managing Editor will define the Hub’s editorial vision and develop the strategy for executing it. 

The Managing Editor is responsible for setting daily and long-term coverage priorities for statewide newscasts, radio reports and digital content. This editor will make decisions about the resources needed for major breaking news and for stories developed and managed by the Hub; they will work in concert with stations and the network to execute. The Managing Editor will enforce editorial and ethical standards for content produced through the Hub.

The Managing Editor is the principal contact for station leaders and for NPR, and will develop daily, weekly and long-term communication structures. The Managing Editor will work with NPR to ensure the Texas News Hub is represented in the network’s editorial planning and connected to appropriate NPR staff.

The Managing Editor will integrate metrics into all hub activities. The Managing Editor will develop and share best practices among emerging regional hubs.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop the editorial vision for the Hub, to include statewide newscasts, feature stories, digital and enterprise journalism. Partner with stations and NPR to articulate the goals and desired outcomes for a Texas newsroom.
  • Serve as central point of contact for editorial leaders at the stations and at NPR. Ensure that communication occurs in a 360-degree view, so that station priorities are communicated to NPR and vice versa. Resolve conflicts with focus on audience needs rather than internal wants.
  • Oversee development and expansion of statewide newscasts.
  • Supervise all Hub staff. Direct daily work, assigning tasks and deploying staff as necessary. Coach staff in developing professional skills and create long-term improvement plans. Write performance evaluations. Lead and inspire.
  • Create, update and ensure implementation of a breaking news response plan for stories of statewide and national interest. Assist stations in developing local breaking news plans that dovetail with the statewide plan.
  • Conduct regular check-ins with editors at the four managing stations; with NPR editor assigned to the Hub; with smaller stations around the state.
  • Implement a communication process for everything from daily logistics to long-term planning, using one-to-one calls, conference calls, interactive collaboration tools (Slack, etc.).
  • Oversee story planning for the short-term (daily news), middle-term (features) and long-term (projects) on radio and digital platforms. Ensure processes are inclusive and that desired outcomes are broadly shared. Enforce deadlines.
  • Define best practices for production of on-air and digital content, with an audience-first mindset. Provide regular feedback on story execution, identifying strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Strengthen digital journalism capacity, defining digital responsibilities for each member of the Hub staff and integrating digital production into the daily workflow. Build visual storytelling capacity.
  • Perform hands-on editing as needed. Edit/review controversial or sensitive content.  Edit/review enterprise and investigative stories.
  • Conduct regular station visits and schedule station visits for other Hub staff members. Identify training opportunities for local reporters and lead planning and execution.
  • Develop, in concert with NPR and stations, an ongoing statewide training program.

Required Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills as demonstrated by at least three years in a supervisory and/or management position.
  • Strategic thinker with project-management experience.
  • Record of excellent communication in person and in remote situations.
  • Proven journalism skills that include reporting, producing, editing.
  • Understanding of both on-air and digital journalism production; experience in both platforms preferred.
  • Dedication to diversity in sourcing, topics and approaches is a must.
  • Maintain editorial standards of accuracy, thoroughness, ethics, balance and diversity.
  • Report from and work in the field as assigned.
  • Ability to exercise sound news judgment and generate factual, error-free online copy quickly in breaking news situations.
  • Strong content editing/proofreading abilities, including knowledge of AP style.
  • Strategic thinker, with the ability to work with others to put together detailed, easy-to-understand plans.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about online journalism and local news opportunities in Texas.
  • Dedication to diversity a must.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance required for assignments/activities that involve work outside of the office. Must maintain a clean driving record.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field or equivalent required; media or journalism degree preferred.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in collaborative organizations.
  • Experience working in public media.
  • Experience developing new products.
  • Deep knowledge of Texas people, cultures, issues, and geography as well as national and international issues, and events.
  • Fluent in multiple languages. Spanish-language skills are a plus.
  • Experience with and credibility in Texas journalism and/or with NPR.

The hiring station is working with Stone Alliance to recruit for this position. If you are interested, please send an email along with your resume to mstone@stonealliancegroup.com

Title: Senior Editor

Location: San Antonio, TX

Hiring Station: Texas Public Radio

NPR and its member stations are creating an innovative new system of regional news hubs designed to reshape the journalism landscape -- and the prototype is being built in Texas.

We’re looking for two Senior Editors to help link local, regional and national news efforts on radio and digital platforms. One Senior Editor will be employed in Dallas at KERA, lead station for the collaboration between the network and the Texas stations. The other Senior Editor will be employed in San Antonio at Texas Public Radio, one of the Texas Hub’s managing stations. The other managing stations are KUT in Austin and Houston Public Media.

The Senior Editors will work together to run daily operations, editing and coordinating features, spots and newscasts for Texas audiences while identifying and producing content with national appeal for NPR audiences.

The Senior Editors are the center of communication for daily content, keeping the Managing Editor apprised of developing stories and updating station and network editors as warranted. They create and update schedules, and edit newscasts as assigned.

The Senior Editors have the responsibility for crafting high-quality stories for on-air and digital platforms. They will move fluidly between platforms and will organize workflows and daily responsibilities accordingly.

As part of their responsibility for high-quality statewide news coverage, the Senior Editors will report stories themselves as needed.

The Senior Editors will enforce quality control, conducting regular aircheck review/critique sessions with reporters about on-air and digital content. They’ll lead coaching and training sessions within the Hub and with station staffs.

Each Senior Editor will take responsibility for a portfolio of topics (immigration, education, state politics, etc.), communicating regularly with station reporters and network editors covering those topics. Senior Editors will use their awareness and topical expertise to identify opportunities for enterprise reporting, convene brainstorming sessions and connect with the work of NPR beat teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and edit content generated through the Hub: audio, digital and video. Provide both front-end and hands-on editing for breaking news, feature and enterprise stories, working with station and network reporters and newscasters.
  • Create and update daybook, ensuring that changes in story focus and deadlines are transparent to both stations and NPR.
  • Report daily and breaking stories as needed. Deploy to cover major stories and disasters.
  • Conduct regular airchecks/critiques of reporters. Provide feedback and coaching, in collaboration with station news leaders. Critique digital content, make improvements in real-time as needed, establish best practices.
  • Edit statewide newscasts as assigned.
  • Enforce editorial and ethical standards for content managed through the Hub.

Required Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills, demonstrated by project, beat or newsroom accomplishment.
  • At least two years of editing experience. Strong audio and digital editing skills, as demonstrated by work samples and recommendations.
  • Experience with or familiarity of public media.
  • Experience planning and editing coverage across platforms. Understanding of both on-air and digital journalism production; experience in both platforms preferred.
  • Dedication to diversity in sourcing, topics and approaches is a must.
  • Commitment to editorial standards of accuracy, thoroughness, ethics, balance and diversity.
  • Ability to exercise sound news judgment and generate factual, error-free copy quickly in breaking news situations.
  • Strong content editing/proofreading abilities, including knowledge of AP style.
  • Strategic thinker with project-management vision and experience.
  • Ability to report from and work in the field as assigned.
  • Dedication to diversity a must.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance required for assignments/activities that involve work outside of the office. Must maintain a clean driving record.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field or equivalent required; media or journalism degree preferred.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in a collaborative organization.
  • Experience editing video.
  • Deep knowledge of Texas people, cultures, issues, and geography as well as national and international issues, and events.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about online journalism and news opportunities in Texas.
  • Fluent in multiple languages. Spanish-language skills are a plus.

Schedule:

The Senior Editors will work staggered shifts:

  • Sunday through Thursday
  • Tuesday through Saturday

They will deliver fresh audio and digital content on the weekends, ensure coverage for breaking stories and prepare content to help kickstart Monday coverage on the radio and on digital platforms.

The hiring station is working with Stone Alliance to recruit for this position. If you are interested, please send an email along with your resume to mstone@stonealliancegroup.com

Job Title: Business Manager

Location: Dallas, TX

Hiring Station: KERA-FM

NPR and its member stations are creating an innovative new system of regional news hubs designed to reshape the journalism landscape -- and the prototype is being built in Texas.

We’re looking for a Business Manager to oversee the finances, metrics and sustainability efforts locally, regionally and nationally. The Business Manager is a two-year position in Dallas at KERA, lead station for the collaboration between the network and the Texas stations. The other three managing stations are KUT in Austin, Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio.

The Business Manager is the principal contact for station leaders and business-side staff who share in the responsibility of marketing, selling, fundraising, distributing the content produced by the Texas News Hub. The Business Manager will develop project plans to meet key business objectives as directed by station leadership and circulate daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly project updates and financial reports to key stakeholders.

The Business Manager will maintain strong communications with all editorial and business leadership who work with the hub. The Business Manager will work with the Managing Editor to define and track metrics, to document engagement and evidence of mission-driven impact and help create an impact measurement process that can be shared with funders.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with leaders at KERA, Hub stations and NPR to define monthly and quarterly goals and objectives that will build Texas News Hub deliverables.
  • Track, monitor and report on the hub’s finances. Ensure timely handling of reimbursements and payments into and out of the hub.
  • Collaboratively define, track and supervise collection of hub metrics.
  • Design and implement project plans and strategies to promote the attainment of sustainability goals.
  • Identify areas for operational or process improvement that directly affect revenue and sustainability.
  • Identify areas for new product development and conduct analysis to determine the potential revenue and risks of new product development.
  • Assess Hub financial performance against objectives.
  • Ensure adherence to financial-reporting rules and guidelines.

R     Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated business acumen, including accounting.
  • Strong organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Ability to create and maintain databases to track and report key financial information of the Hub
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong collaborative skills, as demonstrated by at least two years in a project management role.
  • Detail-oriented approach to financial and metrics collection and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct financial analysis.
  • Dedication to diversity a must.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance required for assignments/activities that involve work outside of the office. Must maintain a clean driving record.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in business administration or journalism with a business minor; MBA a plus.

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiar with and experienced in Corporation for Public Broadcasting reporting practices.
  • Experience working in public media or with non-profits.
  • Experience working as or among journalists.
  • Demonstrated experience of having grown an enterprise or product.
  • Understanding of marketing principles.
  • Spanish-language skills are a plus.
  • Enthusiastic about journalism and news opportunities in Texas.

To Apply: Please provide a 1) resume and 2) cover letter summarizing professional accomplishments and qualifications for the position.  Please also state how you found out about this position. Submit the information as you prefer:

Email to:              resume@kera.org

Fax to:                  214-740-9323

Mail to:                Human Resources, KERA, 3000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75201

                                                                                           

               
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