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POSTING: #210720

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

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

We are seeking an experienced Broadcast Field Engineer to participate in the installation, maintenance and repair of our growing transmitter sites in order to maintain superior service in all coverage areas, while complying with FCC technical requirements. This is a field intensive position with transmitter sites throughout South-Central Texas.

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate outbound and inbound transmissions, STL, TSL, typically via IP and RF.
Coordinate Satellite Downlinks at transmitter sites.
Maintain Transmitters and associated equipment.
Quickly and effectively troubleshoot problems with transmissions.
Log all transmission maintenance and issues.
Work with transmission workflows and best practices.
Intake, document, and escalate incidents as needed.
Quickly and effectively troubleshoot problems with transmissions.
Support events and broadcasts with technical knowledge and guidance.
Document processes.
Maintain field inventory.
Monitor broadcasts for quality and issues when necessary 24/7 on call for emergencies.
Update wiring, labeling and documentation to current plan.
Protect the station’s broadcasting licenses and prevent institutional liability by ensuring compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.
Fulfill administrative obligations related to required documentation, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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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: Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to hr2021@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad.

POSTING: #210323

TITLE: Producer, TPR News Border and Immigration Desk
REPORTS TO: News Director
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving a weekly broadcast audience of more than 200,000 across a wide expanse of the state, and a fast-growing digital audience around the country. We are part of The Texas Newsroom, a statewide collaborative with NPR that allows us to provide even richer content and programming.

Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable producer who has a passion for long-form, character-driven storytelling to work on our border and immigration desk.

We strive to produce stories that explain the interconnectivity of the U.S. Southern Border and immigration to American life. In doing so, we aim to dispel misinformation hold and government accountable.

Our ideal candidate has a genuine talent for audio storytelling, and has the ability to take complex issues and transform them into meaningful and compelling narratives. This producer will have the rare opportunity of helping to develop, launch, and produce a weekly, hour-long show. Robust collaboration with other journalists across the state will be a key to success in this position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must know and understand immigration issues, and be able to write and report with sensitivity and confidence on these subjects.
Work with reporters to craft original, long-form radio stories.
Work independently to conceive, propose, plan and research ideas for programs and segments, taking assignments from the show’s Executive Producer.
Create story maps, pitch stories and contribute show ideas.
Edit and mix pieces using Adobe Audition.
Develop relationships with sources and subject matter experts.
Serve as a backup radio program host.
Participate in the production of special programming and station initiatives.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.

EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of two years reporting, writing and producing long-form, character-driven audio stories.
Experience developing sources to produce original content.
Demonstrated sound news judgment.
A passion for the mission of public radio.
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.
Demonstrated ability to write clear, accurate, compelling news stories.
Experience using audio editing software and equipment to produce content for broadcast.
Ability to understand complex topics and convey the information in compelling reports.
Technologically versatile with willingness to expand skills. Multi-media skills, including experience producing or editing digital media, are desirable.
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 desired.

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 hr2021@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

JOB POSTING: 210323A

TITLE: Host/Producer, TPR's Border and Immigration Desk
REPORTS TO: News Director
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving a weekly broadcast audience of more than 200,000 across a wide expanse of the state, and a fast-growing digital audience around the country. We are part of The Texas Newsroom, a statewide collaborative with NPR that allows us to provide even richer content and programming.

Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable host/producer who has a passion for long-form, character-driven storytelling to work on our border and immigration desk.

We strive to produce stories that explain the interconnectivity of the U.S. Southern Border and immigration to American life. In doing so, we aim to dispel misinformation and hold government accountable.

We seek a dynamic, passionate voice and personality to help develop and host a weekly, hour-long show. We are looking for someone with a strong radio presence who is willing to take on tough topics and present clearly and concisely. The host must also be a well-rounded radio producer. Our ideal candidate has a genuine talent for storytelling, and the ability to take complex issues and transform them into meaningful and compelling narratives. Must care deeply about immigration issues and be ready to be at the front of it.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must know and understand immigration issues, and be able to write and report with sensitivity and confidence on these subjects.
Serve as host for a weekly hour-long radio show.
Work closely with the Executive Producer on all aspects of the show.
Work with reporters to craft original, long-form stories.
Work independently to conceive, propose, plan and research ideas for programs and segments, taking assignments from the show’s Executive Producer.
Create story maps, pitch stories and contribute show ideas.
Edit and mix pieces using Adobe Audition.
Develop relationships with sources and subject matter experts.
Participate in the production of special programming and station initiatives.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.

EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of four years reporting, writing and producing long-form, character-driven audio stories.
Experience developing sources to produce original content.
Demonstrated sound news judgment.
A passion for the mission of public radio.
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.
Demonstrated ability to write clear, accurate, compelling news stories.
Experience using audio editing software and equipment to produce content for broadcast.
Ability to understand complex topics and convey the information in compelling reports.
Technologically versatile with willingness to expand skills. Multi-media skills, including experience producing or editing digital media, are desirable.
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 desired.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to hr2021@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

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.

POSTING: 201204

TITLE: Immigration and Rio Grande Valley Reporter
REPORTS TO: News Director
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable reporter with proven ability to produce significant, well-researched stories and content about immigration and life in the Rio Grande Valley.

The reporter will be based in the McAllen area, and will develop headline and in-depth reports for radio and digital platforms that capture the pulse at the border.

TPR is a mission-driven, award-winning, multi-media organization serving an audience of more than 200,000 across a wide expanse of the state.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conceives, proposes, plans, and researches ideas for stories and program segments for both broadcast and digital distribution and takes assignments from the News Director.
Develops relationships with sources and subject matter experts.
Participates in the production of special programming and station initiatives.
Participates in community activities such as town hall meetings and panel discussions.
Utilizes social media applications to disseminate news to and engage the TPR audience.
Participates appropriately in station fundraising and sponsorship activities and live events.
Fulfills 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.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.

EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of three years reporting experience and demonstrated initiatives in developing sources to produce original content. Experience writing and producing news on multiple platforms and effectively using social media.

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 clear, accurate, compelling news stories.
Experience using audio editing software and equipment to produce content for broadcast.
Ability to understand complex topics and convey the information in compelling reports.
Technologically versatile with willingness to expand skills. Multi-media skills, including experience producing or editing digital media is desirable.
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 desired.

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, writing samples and salary requirements to hr2021@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

                                                                 
INTERNSHIPS
 
SUMMER ARTS INTERNSHIP: Sponsored by Bexar County and the Tobin Center's GenerationNEXT.

Texas Public Radio’s summer intern will work within the TPR newsroom to learn reporting and writing skills, editing and producing material for the organization’s website, and occasionally on-air. The intern will also work with the marketing and community engagement departments to learn music and video recording as we present a series of summer concerts virtually for the greater South Texas audience. These concerts, featuring local acts, will be recorded at the Malú & Carlos Alvarez Theater at Texas Public Radio headquarters. The ideal candidate for this 10-week, full-time, paid internship will have some audio/video editing skills.

If selected for this internship, the student must be available to work from June 7 - August 13, 2021.

Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student, and may attend school anywhere in the United States, but his/her permanent address must be registered in Bexar County.

To apply, please fill out the "Intern Info Form" located at the bottom of this page, and return by email to interns@tpr.org, with a letter of intent and resume. Apply by COB on April 26, 2021.