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FULL-TIME JOB OPENINGS

POSTING: #200918

TITLE: Corporate Support Account Executive
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Corporate Support
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, exempt

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. Our quickly growing organization strives to serve as a premier source for fair,
thoughtful and engaging news, information and entertainment programming in our service areas.
We are seeking an experienced and innovative account executive who will play a fundamental
role in generating revenue vital to TPR’s ability to serve the community. The ideal candidate
will be a highly motivated, resourceful, self-starter, with strong time management and critical
thinking skills, creative ideas and a proven track record in sales performance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Continually monitor the market and conduct research to identify and solicit new business;
build and maintains a full pipeline of sales prospects.
Service and grow relationships in existing base of clients by maintaining frequent contact
and providing excellent customer service.
Identify client/agency needs and develop persuasive proposals to meet needs and
opportunities based on market, platform and station information.
Deliver effective sales presentations.
Collaborate with clients to craft acceptable copy and deliver to Traffic Department.
Generate revenue and meet/exceed established sales targets.
Work collaboratively with internal partners to develop and implement revenue
opportunities.
Help to ensure prompt payment by clients.
Follow all station procedures for preparing orders and resolving billing issues.
Submit regular reports regarding sales, pipeline lists, forecasts and competitive analysis.
Fulfill administrative obligations, including entering client information into database,
maintaining contact with and keeping the Vice President, Corporate Support informed
about activities, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising and sponsorship activities and live events.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
A passion for the mission of public radio.
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.
Able to work extended hours as needed, sometimes on short notice.
Must have a valid standard Class C driver’s license, transportation and the ability to
travel on short notice.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business or related field, or equivalent experience.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of three years sales experience is required. Media sales experience, particularly digital
media sales experience, is strongly preferred. Must have a proven track record of excellent
customer service, growing new business and achieving sales targets.

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, equipment and other
items weighing up to 20 lbs.

______________________________
Employee
______________________________
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: Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to hr2020@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

POSTING: #200901

TITLE: Weekend News Anchor/Reporter
REPORTS TO: News Director
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time - 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 part of The Texas Newsroom, a statewide Texas Station Collaborative with NPR that allows us to provide even richer content and programming.

Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced producer/anchor of TPR’s weekend newscasts, who will also generate and contribute story ideas and reports for news broadcasts and web distribution. The successful candidate will have excellent creative and editorial judgment in the gathering, writing, editing, producing, and delivery of newscasts, a strong command of English grammar and language use and familiarity with AP style guidelines. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, highly organized, a sharp thinker and excellent communicator. A passion for the mission of public radio is essential.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Hosts weekend broadcasts by producing and delivering newscasts, providing continuity between programs, airing station promotional announcements, public service announcements, and other items as scheduled. Produces original announcements or creatively adapts existing material as needed.

Performs news reporting duties by generating ideas and exercising creative and editorial judgment in the gathering, writing, editing and producing of original news stories for radio and web. Maintains professional presentation by properly operating audio console, audio automation/editing systems and other source equipment for regularly scheduled shift. Makes artistic and creative decisions regarding audio mixing and element placement.

Initiates and/or assists in the creation and production of programs or elements of programs by generating ideas for content and identifying, contacting and interviewing sources for programming. Exercises creative and editorial judgment in the selection of sources and in the production techniques used.

Contributes online content by exercising creative and editorial judgment in the writing, editing and production of news stories for TPR.org. Assists with distribution of TPR content through social media platforms.

Serves as the primary backup anchor for weekday All Things Considered.

Assists with promotional activities by participating in events as assigned.

Assists with fundraising by participating in fund drives as assigned.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, Communications or related field or equivalent work experience.

EXPERIENCE:
At least five years’ experience working as a broadcast journalism, reporting and/or hosting programs.

SKILLS:
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word.
Must be proficient in digital audio software such as Sound Forge and Adobe Audition.
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
Must have exceptional time management skills.
Must be willing to explore and expand use of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

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 materials.
Physical: Sedentary work; sitting approximately half the time. May have to lift folders, files, papers, audio/video equipment, and other such items. Physical activity may include outside work "in the field" including work performed outdoors.
Licenses: Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license.

_________________________________________
Employee

________________________________________
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: Please send cover letter, resume, references, examples of your work and salary requirements to hr2020@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the add when applying. Texas Public Radio is an EEO employer.

POSTING: #200415

TITLE: Editor
REPORTS TO: News Director
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 part of the Texas Newsroom, a statewide Texas Station Collaborative with NPR that allows us to provide even richer content and programming.

TPR is looking for an editor who has an ear for sound and good storytelling to help shape our news coverage by finding and producing original story ideas and interviews and working with reporters in the newsroom to develop stories from conception to completion. We are looking for someone who is highly organized, a sharp thinker and excellent communicator. A passion for the mission of public radio is essential.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop story and interview ideas for TPR’s coverage.
Initiate, plan and produce news and feature material.
Make assignments for daily news cycle programs. Adjust coverage when necessary.
Edit daily news and feature scripts
Work with reporters to ensure that news stories and features are of the highest quality by focusing on details such as accuracy, crisp and clear writing and excellent sound use.
Ensure that multimedia elements (such as photos, videos graphics) are part of the story.
Write scripts, set up interviews, produce and edit program segments as needed.
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 team informed about assignments, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience. Spanish language fluency is a plus.

EXPERIENCE:
A minimum three years’ newsroom editing experience.
Experience working in deadline-driven newsrooms.
Experience using audio editing software and equipment to produce content for broadcast.
Experience using social media platforms.
Strong preference for candidates with public radio experience and reporters who have covered minority issues.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Proven news judgment and journalistic integrity.
Strong communications skills.
Ability to multitask and work on diverse projects concurrently in a fast-paced news environment.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Experience editing long-form audio in Adobe Audition or comparable software.
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 and to travel, sometimes on short notice.
Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license and transportation.

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.

_________________________________
Employee

_________________________________
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: Please send cover letter, resume, references, examples of your work and salary requirements to hr2020@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the add when applying. Texas Public Radio is an EEO employer.

                                                                                           

           
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