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PLEASE NOTE: All TPR employees must receive both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, unless granted an exemption for medical or religious reasons.

FULL-TIME JOB OPENINGS

POSTING: 220510B

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

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 Assistant Chief 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.

The Assistant Chief 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:
Primary back up for the Chief Engineer for broadcast technical support and emergencies.
Ensure broadcast systems reliability through proper maintenance and best practice.
Installation and repair of audio, transmitting, IT for studio and broadcast operations.
Coordinate outbound and inbound transmissions, STL, TSL, typically via IP and RF.
Coordinate satellite downlinks.
Maintain transmitters and associated equipment.
Quickly and effectively troubleshoot problems with transmissions.
Log all transmission maintenance and issues.
Intake, document, and escalate incidents as needed.
Support events and broadcasts with technical knowledge and guidance.
Monitor broadcasts for quality and issues when necessary.
24/7 on call for emergencies.
Assist and support broadcast staff with technology changes.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 hr2022@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

POSTING: 220510A

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

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 Chief Engineer to lead 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.

The Chief Engineer also will supervise and oversee 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:
Primary contact for broadcast technical support and emergencies.
Ensure broadcast systems reliability through proper maintenance and best practice.
Installation and repair of audio, transmitting, IT for studio and broadcast operations.
Coordinate outbound and inbound transmissions, STL, TSL, typically via IP and RF.
Coordinate satellite downlinks.
Maintain transmitters and associated equipment.
Quickly and effectively troubleshoot problems with transmissions.
Log all transmission maintenance and issues.
Intake, document, and escalate incidents as needed.
Support events and broadcasts with technical knowledge and guidance.
Monitor broadcasts for quality and issues when necessary.
24/7 on call for emergencies.
Assist and support broadcast staff with technology changes.
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.

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.

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 seven years technical experience working at a broadcast station with hands on experience in maintaining High Power RF transmitters.

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.

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 hr2022@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

POSTING: 220510

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

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 Operations Support Engineer to participate in the installation, maintenance and repair of our growing facilities in order to maintain superior service in all coverage areas, while complying with FCC technical requirements.

The Broadcast Operation 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:
Primary contact for operational issues and support (facilities systems HVAC, Security, mechanical).
Primary contact for event technology including sound, lighting and installed building systems.
Build effective relationships with news team, events and broadcast staff to improve technology use and effectiveness.
Act as Chief Operator and maintain EAS Logs.
Coordinate automation streams for hand off to STL or streaming.
Coordinate automation system to ensure continuity of broadcast, clocks, templates and closures.
Maintain Program clocks for local and externally produced programs.
Assist with keeping on air sound in compliance with NPR programming rules and formats.
Assist in traffic and act as backup.
Maintain automation system through periodic maintenance, backups and weekly checks.
Assist with studio and rack room buildouts, changes and maintenance.
Assist with network IT, Telco systems.
Assist with transmitter site maintenance. 
Intake, document, and escalate incidents as needed.
Train and instruct employees on proper equipment usages.
Train new board ops as needed for on air duties.
Backup board op if needed for local or visiting national NPR shows.
Assists with ip-codec equipment to connect guests on air.
Quickly and effectively troubleshoot problems.
Support events and broadcasts with technical knowledge and guidance.
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 five years technical experience working at a broadcast station.

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.

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 hr2022@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

POSTING: 220506

TITLE: Associate Producer
REPORTS TO: News Director
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Full-time

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 a highly organized, energetic, curious, creative and resourceful to serve as Associate Producer for our award winning, daily call-in show, The Source, known for its focus on timely, local government and public policy issues. This successful candidate will be a voracious news consumer, able to help generate and juggle a variety of show ideas; aggressively pursue and pre-interview guests; work on deadline; have advanced editing skills; manage callers and comments to the show; and build out the program’s social media presence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Help conceive, propose, plan and research ideas and guests for programs. Develop a firm grasp on each show’s subject matter.
Remain current on news of the day, including reading local, state and national news, checking press releases for topics of importance, subscribing to newsletters from relevant outlets, and being aware of TPR reporters’ assignments.
Meticulously compile information in shared calendar (topic ideas, relevant links, comprehensive guest information, contact info, confirmation status, etc.).
Help with preview posts for web the day before each show (brief copy + headline + appropriate header photo).
Help compile relevant materials for host to prepare for each day’s show, and talk through subject matter and strategize with host as needed.
Help with daily social media posts, including on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Create new content and strategies for social media with targeted community outreach. Work with other departments to improve visibility and engagement online.
Track engagement metrics (social interactions, listener calls, podcast downloads on various platforms, overall listenership numbers).
Help communicate with guests or their intermediaries via phone and email to relay connection/arrival logistics, field questions about the show, test Opal connections as needed, set up prerecorded interviews, etc.
Assist with guest relations for in-studio and remote guests, including greeting and leading guests to and from waiting areas, testing headphone audio levels, testing remote connection audio levels, and answering any questions about the program’s format.
Help set up studio/production booth as needed for live shows.
Screen listener calls during live shows and consults with producer about call content, audio quality, and how to order in queue.
Edit, cut and write material for newscast content.
Track diversity metrics for guests and analyze the data.
Conduct outreach to specific individuals/organizations about upcoming shows per their area of interest, to relay information about when and how to listen and contribute to the conversation.
Assist with special projects as needed, including award submissions, Source-specific pledge drive pitching materials, and election night coverage.
Attend morning news department meetings and weekly team meetings.
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.

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

EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of three years reporting/producing experience and demonstrated initiative 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 and online content.
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.
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.

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 hr2022@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

POSTING: 220505

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt, part time
POSITION: Board Operator, The Source
REPORTS TO: Producer, The Source

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 board operator for our daily live and local talk show, The Source. Must be passionate about local news and thrive in a fast-paced newsroom.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Daily operation of sound board during live shows, including all necessary pre-show set up (computer/phone system and microphone checks, pre-loading audio clips).
Assistance cutting audio clips and listener voicemails, uploading them, and ensuring they’re in the system for use in live shows.
Advance testing of guests’ connections and helping to facilitate those connections immediately prior to and during their live interviews.
Edit, cut and write material for newscast content.
Edit the show's audio for rebroadcast and podcast versions.
Edit, compile and maintain the show's audio archive.
Be in constant communications with the technology and operations team about changes in show format, technical needs, special broadcast episodes, and technical improvement opportunities.

EXPERIENCE:
Board operating experience for live radio.
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.
Experience using audio editing software and equipment to produce content for broadcast.
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.
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 hr2022@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

POSTING: 220425

TITLE: Events Manager
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Marketing & Communications
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of more than 200,000 through seven 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 engage, inspire and inform, to empower our community to make life better.

Committed to meeting our community on-air, online and in-person, Texas Public Radio is looking for an Events Manager to oversee TPR community and special events to include assisting with the development, budgeting and planning for all aspects of TPR’s event initiatives, working with community agencies and promoters to attract events to TPR venues, and overseeing space usage and rental policies for TPR’s venues.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees all aspects of events, working closely with all departments to recommend, develop and plan events that help support collective strategies, values and outreach goals.
In collaboration with TPR executive leadership, other TPR departments and partnering organizations, participates in ideation, brainstorming, development and review of events.
Identifies programs and events, touring and local, and works with event promoters to attract events that are a right fit and have potential to generate revenue through venue usage fees, shared revenue, etc. 
Leads the efforts for the establishment of TPR event space usage policies, schedule of appropriate fees, and promoting the event spaces to potential customers.
Conducts outreach with community organizations for potential partnered events hosted at TPR.
Oversees production and technical aspects of events, including management of staff, set-up and follow-up.
Develops and oversees the events budget, reviews proposals for cost and profitability, and coordinates with underwriting and other departments as appropriate.
Conducts site inspections and walk-throughs with all appropriate parties, coordinating the equipment, décor, fixtures, catering and other contracting related to the event.
Contracts with vendors and staffing of all sorts, including venues, AV equipment, catering, talent, etc.
Serves as a community ambassador through speaking engagements, moderating or participating in panel discussions, and individual outreach.
Assists with and supports promotional and fundraising activities.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, event management or related field.
Five to ten years’ experience in relevant event production and management.
Event certification, including CSEP, CMP, DES, CEPS, CQEP or similar, may be considered in lieu of degree and/or experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to work nights and weekends, when scheduled events require it.
Evidence of demonstrated lead role in producing successful events.
Familiarity with and commitment to public media’s mission and values.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong communications and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work under strict deadlines and short timelines.
Demonstrated ability to successfully work collaboratively.

SKILLS: 
Must have a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe.
Must have strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Must have strong time management and interpersonal relationship skills.

PHYSICAL 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, class C driver’s license and reliable means of transportation. Must have the ability to lift 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: Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to hr2022@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad.

POSTING: 220329

TITLE: Editor, TPR’s Border and Immigration Desk
REPORTS TO: News Director
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

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.

SUMMARY: TPR is looking for an editor who has an ear for sound and good storytelling to help shape our Border and Immigration 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 strive to produce long-form stories that explain the interconnectivity of the U.S. Southern Border and immigration to American life, hold government and power accountable, and dispel misinformation.

Our ideal candidate has a strong eye (and ear) for storytelling, and can take complex issues and transform them into meaningful and compelling narratives. We are looking for someone who is highly organized, a sharp thinker and excellent communicator. A passion for the mission of public media is essential.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must know and understand immigration issues, and be able to write and report with sensitivity and confidence on these subjects.
Develop relationships with sources and subject matter experts.
Make assignments for daily, medium, and long-term news coverage for broadcast and digital.
Work with reporters to craft original, long-form, sometimes investigative stories. Edit and help mix pieces using Adobe Audition.
Assist with the copy editing and revising of digital stories.
Work on collaborative stories with other members of The Texas Newsroom Collaborative.
Serve as a backup radio program host.
Participates in the production of special programming and station initiatives.
Participates appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.
Must be passionate about storytelling and great radio journalism.
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. Spanish language fluency is a plus.

EXPERIENCE:
A minimum four years newsroom 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.
This position is San Antonio based, but will include occasional travel to the Texas-Mexico border region.

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.

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, samples of your work, references, and salary requirements to hr2022@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

POSTING: 220317

TITLE: Technology & Entrepreneurship Reporter
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.

Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable reporter to cover the burgeoning technology industry and expanding entrepreneurial activities in South Central Texas.

San Antonio has become a hub for attracting, retaining, engaging, and growing entrepreneurial and creative talent. It is a national leader in cybersecurity, consistently ranked in the top 2 for cybersecurity due to its education, talent and businesses, including the top-ranked university for cybersecurity in the nation, the 24th Air Force Cyber Command, the FBI, National Security Agency, and Department of Homeland Security. The Alamo City is also home to some of the nation’s most important research and development in the Bioscience Medicine field and healthcare research within the military.

The Technology & Entrepreneurship reporter will develop compelling stories for broadcast and online that inform our audiences about relevant businesses, innovative ideas, trends and personalities that affect our regional economy and our daily lives. The reporter will follow issues of policy, regulatory and legislative activity and also report on the social impact of the technology and entrepreneurship sectors, writing the human stories that illustrate both the advances and disruptions they create. A high priority is the ability to accurately combine technical knowledge with strong, engaging storytelling.

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.
Produces original stories on technology-related issues of interest to TPR’s listeners, while developing relationships with sources and subject matter experts.
Participates in the development and production of special programming.
Participates in community activities such as town hall meetings and panel discussions that spotlight the technology and entrepreneurship sector
Utilizes social media applications to disseminate news and engage the TPR audience.
Identifies opportunities for additional coverage by others in TPR’s newsroom and shares technical knowledge and sources.
Work on collaborative stories with other members of The Texas Newsroom Collaborative.
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 and source diversity tracking, 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 reporting on technology is desired.

EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of 1 - 2 years reporting experience and demonstrated initiative in developing sources to produce original content. Experience writing and producing news on multiple platforms and effectively using social media. Experience as a reporter preferred. College or university print or broadcast newsroom experience qualifies.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated sound news judgment.
A passion for the mission of public broadcasting.
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.
Ability to understand complex topics and convey the information in compelling reports.
Technologically versatile, proficient in Microsoft Office software, with willingness to expand skills.
Multi-media skills, including experience producing or editing digital media is preferred.
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, 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.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, samples of your work, references, and salary requirements to hr2022@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

Texas Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
                                                                 
INTERNSHIPS
Bexar County Summer Arts Intern

Texas Public Radio has an opportunity for a full-time (40 hours/week), paid intern to work within the organization this summer. The selected candidate will be embedded in the newsroom, and will have an opportunity to learn reporting and writing skills, editing and producing arts & cultural stories and audio/video content for TPR's website and for radio broadcast. Previous experience with audio or video editing is preferred, but not necessary.

Applicants must be a current undergraduate student, and a permanent resident of Bexar County. (i.e. you are still eligible if you attend school out of the county or state, but must maintain Bexar County as your permanent residence.) Applicants must be available to begin work on or before June 6; the internship runs through August 12.

To apply, please download the "Intern Info Form" below, fill out and return with a cover letter and/or resume to interns@tpr.org. Applications will be accepted through March 20, 2022.