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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: Statewide Newscast Editor/Producer

Location: Austin, TX

Hiring Station: KUT-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 Newscast Editor/Producer to build and lead a live statewide newscast operation, and to help link local, regional and national newsrooms. The Editor/Producer will be based in Austin at KUT, one of the Hub’s managing stations and home of the statewide newsmagazine “Texas Standard.” The Hub’s lead station is KERA in Dallas; the other managing stations are Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio.

The Statewide Newscast Editor/Producer will oversee the production of at least six live weekday newscasts throughout the day, serving as coordinator, editor and producer.

The Editor/Producer is responsible for implementing and sustaining a workflow with the morning and afternoon newscasters that ensure a sound-rich, in-the-moment headline service.

The Editor/Producer will identify stories with statewide and national potential that are not being covered by the stations and will produce and edit spots for use in local, statewide and national newscasts. The editor/producer will coordinate with the Hub Managing Editor and Senior Editors to identify events for coverage through spot stories and more in-depth/feature reporting.

The Editor/Producer will work with the Newscasters to create and edit content for digital platforms, ensuring that the news on the radio also appears on desktop, mobile and social platforms.

During breaking news situations, the Editor/Producer may serve as the lead operations producer and may travel to coordinate operations.

This person may also serve as a backup newscaster.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead breaking coverage for statewide newscasts.
  • Edit newscast scripts and serve as liaison to national newscast.
  • Work with statewide newscasters to arrange newscasts and with station reporters/editors to collect sound and updates for newscasts.
  • Work with station staff to identify and curate audio from feature reporting, talk shows and other programming that has statewide relevance.
  • Plan for next newscast cycles; identify stories with newscast potential, follow-up opportunities.
  • Report newscast stories as needed/assigned. Prepare daily news reports for digital platforms.
  • Responsible for sound of newscasts and performs regular airchecks.
  • Serve as chief connector for operations/engineering staffs at the four managing stations and at NPR.
  • Oversee the operation of self-op studios at four managing stations.

Required Skills:

  • At least three years in journalism.
  • Strong editing, writing and reporting skills for audio and digital platforms.
  • Strong presentation and vocal skills.
  • Ability to multitask, turn material quickly and respond to breaking news.
  • Expertise in stations operations.
  • 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:

  • Public media knowledge is a plus, particularly in newscast production. 
  • Experience as a newscast producer/editor.
  • Experience working in collaborative organizations.
  • Experience with and credibility in Texas journalism and/or with NPR.
  • Spanish-language skills are a plus.

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: Statewide Newscaster

Location: Austin, TX

Hiring Station: KUT-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 two Newscasters to anchor a live statewide newscast operation. One Statewide Newscaster will be employed in Austin at KUT; the other will be employed at Houston Public Media. Both are managing stations in the Hub, as is Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. KERA in Dallas is the lead station.

The Newscasters write and deliver live newscasts for Texas stations. Between them, the Newscasters are responsible for creating six newscasts each weekday, ensuring that content is refreshed as news warrants and stories are updated as they develop. One Newscaster focuses on mornings, the other on afternoons.

They conduct interviews, collect sound, write copy and announce live and recorded versions of the stories for air on Texas stations.

The newscasters also report statewide stories and produce spots for use in local and national newscasts and generate content for digital platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize, craft, and anchor live newscasts.
  • Report daily stories for broadcast and digital platforms.
  • Collect audio and write scripts for newscasts and stories for digital platforms.
  • Work collaboratively with stations across Texas and with NPR’s national newscasts.

Required Skills:

  • At least two years in journalism.
  • Experience as a newscaster.
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills for both audio and digital platforms.
  • Polished broadcast presentation and sound.
  • Strong news judgment, ensuring fairness and accuracy, and adhering to ethical standards.
  • Commitment to showcasing diverse voices and viewpoints.
  • Ability to turn material quickly and respond to breaking news.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required; media or journalism degree preferred.

Preferred Skills:

  • Public media experience, particularly in newscast production. 
  • Experience working in collaborative organizations.
  • Experience with and credibility in Texas journalism and/or with NPR.
  • Spanish-language skills are a plus.

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: Statewide Newscaster/Producer

Location: Houston, TX

Hiring Station: KUHF-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 two Newscasters to anchor a live statewide newscast operation. One Statewide Newscaster will be employed in Austin at KUT; the other will be employed at Houston Public Media. Both are managing stations in the Hub, as is Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. KERA in Dallas is the lead station.

The Newscasters write and deliver live newscasts for Texas stations. Between them, the Newscasters are responsible for creating six newscasts each weekday, ensuring that content is refreshed as news warrants and stories are updated as they develop. One Newscaster focuses on mornings, the other on afternoons.

They conduct interviews, collect sound, write copy and announce live and recorded versions of the stories for air on Texas stations.

The newscasters also report statewide stories and produce spots for use in local and national newscasts and generate content for digital platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize, craft, and anchor live newscasts.
  • Report daily stories for broadcast and digital platforms.
  • Collect audio and write scripts for newscasts and stories for digital platforms.
  • Work collaboratively with stations across Texas and with NPR’s national newscasts.

Required Skills:

  • At least two years in journalism.
  • Experience as a newscaster.
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills for both audio and digital platforms.
  • Polished broadcast presentation and sound.
  • Strong news judgment, ensuring fairness and accuracy, and adhering to ethical standards.
  • Commitment to showcasing diverse voices and viewpoints.
  • Ability to turn material quickly and respond to breaking news.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required; media or journalism degree preferred

Preferred Skills:

  • Public media experience, particularly in newscast production. 
  • Experience working in collaborative organizations.
  • Experience with and credibility in Texas journalism and/or with NPR.
  • Spanish-language skills are a plus.

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.

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

 
 
Posting #190402
 
TITLE:                    Digital Marketing Coordinator
REPORTS TO:     VP, Marketing & Communications      
 
SUMMARY:         
Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing & Communications, the Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for administrative and creative support for marketing, underwriting, newsroom and all TPR divisions. Duties include the management of digital ad placement, creation of ads, generating reports to monitor digital ad performance, and troubleshooting. This position coordinates directly with NPR digital, and works in collaboration with TPR’s Digital News Producer on strategic planning and to ensure consistent digital efforts across all platforms.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The TPR Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for monthly reports and coordinating cross-divisional meetings to track key performance indicators and strategic planning for digital efforts.  
Responsible for some marketing content on TPR websites, social media and mobile apps, review of content, maintaining updated and fresh content. 
Acts as TPR liaison to contractors and network agencies including NPR, Google.
Enter and coordinate digital orders with NPR Digital Services, digital contractors, and other partners and contractors.  Ensures ads are running within scheduled flight dates, are delivered as per order instructions.
Assists in training the department on newly introduced digital revenue products as well as changes within existing platforms.
Provide support to the Corporate Support Department in the management of client inquiries with regards to their digital ad campaigns.
In collaboration with other divisions, develop and implement campaigns to increase usage across digital platforms including traffic to website, mobile app and newsletter through use of Google advertising, in house ads, and on air messaging.  
Research and develop potential digital revenue streams, ads for newsletter, podcasts, and other digital opportunities as they develop.
Assist with promotion of TPR events and programming initiatives including the production and placement of in house ads to run within all mobile and web platforms, creating content for newsletter and web, creating signage, invitations, flyers and slide shows.
Assist with the development of sales tools through utilization of audience research software and working with Marketing Department to keep collateral current and up to date.
Design digital media campaigns aligned with business goals;
Social media advertising.
Coordinate the distribution of digital content via website, email, and social media.
Manage end-to-end digital projects.
Assist Underwriting and other divisions to effectively provide strategic solutions/advice for underwriters and TPR to meet goals.
Be able to work with cross-functional teams to increase brand exposure and revenue (News, Membership & Underwriting Departments).
Work with our network to ensure brand consistency.
Suggest and implement direct marketing strategies to increase brand awareness.
Stay up-to-date with digital media industry developments.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Must have basic understanding of ad serving platforms such DoubleClick
Experience in digital product research and implementation to assist in generating revenue
Knowledge of Google Analytics
Knowledge of Adwords
Proven work experience in Digital Marketing 
Experience in ad management 
Content creation experience
Experience with visual communication principles
Familiarity with web design and content management systems
Excellent analytical and project management skills
Four year degree in Marketing, Digital media or equivalent experience
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and content management experience
 
EDUCATION:
A Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field preferred.
 
EXPERIENCE:
Must have at least three (3) years of relevant experience including advertising, marketing and/or non-profit fund-raising, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
SKILLS:  
Must have exceptional time management and personal relationship skills.
Must have excellent oral communication and language skills, including writing, editing and proofreading.
Must be able to demonstrate teamwork, professionalism, initiative, and motivational skills.
Must be able to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines.
Must be able to work efficiently with limited direct supervision. 
Must have knowledge of the basic principles of marketing and/or public relations.
Must be proficient in oral and written communication.
Must demonstrate skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Must be proficient in using computers and basic software, including Microsoft Word suite, PowerPoint.
Must have basic proficiency in layout and design software such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. 
Must have skill in planning and organizing.
Ability to develop, coordinate and implement programs.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects.
Frequently conveying detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, clearly, or quickly.
Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers.
Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or other materials.
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
 
 
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 ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Digital Marketing Coordinator Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229 
 
 
 
                                                                                               

               
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