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FULL-TIME JOB OPENING
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
POSTING #190625
 
TITLE: Director of Membership 
REPORTS TO: VP of Development 
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt 
 
SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio strives to be the most trusted and reliable source of news, educational and cultural content, and classical music in Texas.  TPR operates seven public radio stations.  Our broadcast service area spans 20,000 square miles across 22 counties in South Central Texas, reaching 280,000 listeners weekly.  We are non-commercial, non-profit and community supported. We are looking for a Director of Membership to provide thoughtful and strategic leadership to our membership fundraising and stewardship program.  More than 50% of TPR’s annual revenue is provided by our individual and business members. 
 
The Director of Membership is responsible for planning and implementing, directly and through effective supervision of staff, all Membership Department functions including member database management, in-bound and out-bound member calls, direct mail, email, and on-air fundraising. The Director of Membership has primary responsibilities for planning, organizing and overseeing our bi-annual on-air Pledge Drives.  This person will be responsible for growing membership and member generated revenue, and for increasing the sustaining membership program, with a portion of their compensation determined by their ability to meet growth targets.   
 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Plans and leads execution of individual membership and business membership fundraising and stewardship initiatives.  
 
Oversees Membership Department activities, provides problem solving guidance, manages staff and is cross-trained in all functions to lend support when required. 
 
Develops effective written, audio, and digital media communication materials for members, including online campaigns; on-air campaigns; renewals, additional gifts and lapsed mail campaigns; vehicle solicitations; acquisition and new member initiatives; premium fulfillment; gift acknowledgements and year-end tax receipts.  
 
Organizes, oversees, and leads the execution of two annual on-air Pledge Drives including assisting the VP of Development with securing challenge monies, orchestrating Pledge Drive tempo and tone, developing strategies to increase participation, determining premiums and other member benefits, and overall management of the Pledge Drives.   
 
Strengthens donor relationships by planning and designing effective development efforts including events with identified donor groups such as the McClain Circle, the Pinnacle Circle, the Gwathmey Legacy Guild and others. 
 
Exercises fiscal responsibility in the oversight of the Membership Department budget.  
Ensures that all individual member and business member contributions are properly solicited and recorded, applying best practices in donor stewardship. 
 
Analyzes detailed monthly reports including current, year-to-date information and trends for all areas of individual and business member giving.   
 
Plans and attends TPR and other community events and functions, sometimes after hours or on weekends, in order to cultivate and appropriately steward members. 
 
Performs other related duties as assigned. 
 
 
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Non-Profit Management, Communications, or related field preferred, or equivalent experience. CFRE a plus.   
 
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of membership fundraising, pledge drive fundraising, or experience in a related field that translates into donor cultivation, relationship building, and stewardship.  Experience in public media fundraising is a plus.  
 
SKILLS:
Experience in use of membership database or donor database for management of member donations, contact records, and mailings.   
Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and spoken. 
Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members.   
Solid work ethic, with the ability to capably handle multiple competing priorities and adjust work hours according to the demands of the job. 
Self-starter with well-defined leadership skills and supervisory experience. 
Must have a valid Class C driver’s license and reliable transportation.  
 
PHYSICAL 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, and quickly.
Able to hear average or normal conversations in person or by phone.
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. 
 
 
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: Director of Membership 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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