POSTING: #180508

TITLE: Corporate Relations Assistant
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Corporate Relations
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.  We are currently offering a unique opportunity to join our quickly growing organization whose mission is to serve as a premier source for unbiased thoughtful and engaging news, information and entertainment programming in South Texas. The perfect candidate will be a highly motivated, resourceful self-starter, with creative ideas, strong time management and critical thinking skills.  This candidate will play a fundamental role in helping TPR’s Corporate Relations Department achieve it’s revenue goals by providing administrative and organizational support.  Various duties include ongoing communication between Corporate Support, Marketing and Events and Digital departments, creation of event sponsorship and other print materials, as well as online content to support the sales efforts of Texas Public Radio’s Corporate Relations Department.  The position will also include occasional servicing of client accounts, including copywriting and order entry and other support functions which help increase corporate support and community outreach.  
1. Interface between the Corporate Relations and the Marketing and Events Departments to collect sponsorship details and produce professional finished sponsorship proposals for purposes of garnering corporate sponsorship and supporting Texas Public Radio’s corporate fundraising efforts.
2. Serve as a liaison between the Corporate Relations and the Marketing and Events Departments by ensuring that client sponsorship deliverables are fulfilled within pre-scheduled timelines.
3. Interface with the Corporate Relations, Digital Operations and Marketing Departments to support the growth of Texas Public Radio’s corporate fundraising efforts by increasing engagement of online visitors with TPR’s various underwriting and sponsorship products. 
4. Interface with the Corporate Relations and Marketing Departments to support Texas Public Radio’s corporate fundraising efforts through the development of outreach letters and collateral material to expand business participation between existing supporters and attract new business. (May involve coordination with contract design entities).  
5. Provide support for the Corporate Relations Department’s Digital Sales efforts through maintenance and distribution of monthly metrics and providing ongoing awareness of available inventory to Underwriting Representatives. 
6. Utilize audience research software to develop sales tools for the Corporate Relations Department.
7. Service cash and trade accounts on an as needed basis including client communication, entering broadcast orders into the Traffic management system, and copywriting for on-air messaging to include approval by client and station management. 
8. Serve as a representative of Texas Public Radio by participating in bi-annual pledge drives, serving as a station liaison at TPR community and member events and participate the planning and development of the annual Corporate Relations Department event.
9. Assist the Corporate Relations Department on an as needed basis with maintenance of the Corporate Database by entering new and updating existing client account information.
10. Performs other duties as assigned. 
A Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Marketing or a related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE:  Must have at least two (2) years of relevant experience in and administrative capacity, with knowledge of sales and marketing a plus.  
Must have a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.  
Must have strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Must have strong time management and interpersonal relationship skills.
Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects.
Talking:    Frequently conveying 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 written materials.
Physical: Combination of sedentary work, using the computer and telephone; and interfacing in-person with supporters, listeners and the community at large. Needs reliable transportation.  May have to lift a variety of items up to approximately 20 lbs. 
Flexibility:       May be required to work weekend events.
Licenses: Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license. 
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.
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references, with contact information, and salary requirements to: hr2018@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw ad when applying.
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Corporate Support Specialist Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229



Position: Spring 2018 Newsroom Intern.

Duration:  Jan. 15-May 31 2018 (Start and end dates can be flexible)

Reports to: Vice President of News and/or assigned reporter or news staffer

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017

Interviews will be conducted from: Nov. 14-17, 2017

Candidate will be informed of selection by: Nov. 27, 2017

Minimum hours: 10 hours per week.

Schedule: General newsroom operations run 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours may include evening and weekend work, depending on news cycle.

Compensation: A stipend may be possible.

Academic requirements:

  • Prospective interns must be seeking a degree in journalism, broadcasting, photojournalism, communications, or a related field.
  • Interns are not required to be enrolled in an internship class but must submit proof of enrollment for the Spring 2018 semester with at least three hours of classes.

Duties That May Be Expected:

  • Newsroom interns will work in the TPR newsroom to: research, write, and produce content for broadcast, social media and online.
  • Newsroom interns may also assist news staff with transcripts and department projects.
  • Newsroom interns may accompany reporters to various assignments. This may include assisting with: interviews, photography, sound recording, live streaming and equipment handling.
  • Newsroom interns may be assigned stories of their own to pursue and produce stories that may be broadcast and hosted online.
  • Newsroom interns may also be asked to assist with TPR Pledge Drive operations in April 2018

Upcoming Events:

  • 2018 Primary Elections and Campaign Coverage
  • Post-Hurricane Harvey Recovery Stories
  • San Antonio’s Tercentennial
  • Fiesta 2018


  • Please send a resume, writing samples, and two references. Include a brief cover letter telling us why you want to work with Texas Public Radio.
  • To apply for an internship opportunity, email your materials to interns@tpr.org. Please place “Newsroom Spring 2018 internship – ATTN: Michele Dubach or Joey Palacios" in the subject line.
Interns will assist in the production of TPR’s daily call-in program “The Source,” by researching, writing, and procuring material for online publication, and screening calls during live broadcasts. Additional duties may include preparing guests prior to broadcast through phone and/or email interviews, and gathering tape from press conferences or other public events. Interns work under the guidance of the Show Host and Show Producer. Interested applicants should send a resume, writing samples, and two references, along with a cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Texas Public Radio and what you feel are three of the key issues facing San Antonio today.  Shift time: flexible, other than live show time, which is 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Interns will assist in the recording and production of live events for TPR, including speeches, panel discussions, and on-site and in-studio music recording. Skills utilized include digital recording and editing, microphone use and technique, writing and basic web editing. Interns work under the guidance of the Director of Cultural and Community Engagement. Interested applicants should send a resume, two references, and a cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Texas Public Radio. Shift time: as assigned; dependent on production schedule.
Interns will contribute content to tprclassical.org by attending live performances, listening to new recordings, interviewing local and regional classical music artists, and producing written reports and/or reviews for publication online. Candidates for this position may come from any background, but must have a strong working knowledge of classical music and its history. Musicians are encouraged to apply. Interns will work under the guidance of the Director of Cultural and Community Engagement. Interested applicants should send a resume, writing samples, two references, and a cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Texas Public Radio and your background in classical music. Shift time: flexible, dependent on performance schedules.
To apply for an internship opportunity, email your materials (as stated in the position above) to interns@tpr.org. Please place the Area Of Interest in the subject line.