Employment

 
FULL TIME JOB OPENINGS
POSTING #180705
 
TITLE: News Director
REPORTS TO: President & CEO
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio (TPR) is looking for a News Director to lead our ambitious and growing news team. We are looking for someone who dreams audaciously and implements practically, who can articulate and implement a strategic vision for multiple news platforms. The News Director will set editorial policy, manage and direct all aspects of TPR’s news gathering efforts, and oversee the production and promotion of NPR-quality newscasts, features and programming.
 
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.  Our newsroom includes a 14-person team of reporters, hosts, editors and producers who serve our local and regional audiences.  We are part of a strong statewide Texas Station Collaborative that allows us to provide even richer content and programming.
 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate with TPR’s Executive Leadership Team to develop collective road map for TPR consistent with its mission and Vision 2022 strategic plan.
Develop and implement the News Department’s long and short term strategic goals.
Manage and direct the overall operations of the News Department, including its news and programming output across multiple platforms and its department budget.
Set editorial policy and provide overall editorial guidance and oversight of news and feature production, daily and weekly programming and online content to ensure it meets the highest TPR and NPR standards. 
Recruit, manage, and develop the proficiency of the News Department staff. 
Provide regular feedback on programming and staff performance.
Liaise and work closely with the statewide Texas Station Collaborative (TSC), NPR and other public radio groups to support and strengthen local, statewide and national coverage.
Develop partnerships with appropriate news-related groups that would enrich and expand TPR’s coverage.
Advise the President/CEO on national and international news programming.
Serve as a community ambassador through speaking engagements, moderating or participating in panel discussions, and individual outreach.
Assist with promotional and fundraising activities.
Contribute to the general management of TPR as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
 
 
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, broadcasting or related field.
Minimum of ten years' experience in relevant broadcast news and public affairs programming.  Preference given to candidates with public radio experience.
Radio news production experience required.
Professional news management experience required. 
Editorial experience required.
Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Evidence of solid news judgment, journalistic principles, ethics and standards.
Familiarity with and commitment to public media’s missions and values.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong communications and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work under strict deadline conditions.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
 
 
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.
 
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Employee
 
 
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Immediate Supervisor
 
TO APPLY:
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: News Director Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
 
POSTING: #180628
 
TITLE: Vice President of Development
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 Vice President of Development who dreams audaciously and implements practically, who can articulate and implement a strategic vision for a robust and resilient development program. The Vice President of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Texas Public Radio’s  fundraising efforts including membership and  pledge drives, the major gifts program, foundations and grants, dedicated news desk funding, planned giving and capital campaigns.  As a senior member of the Executive Leadership Team of TPR, the Vice President plays an important role in strategic and financial planning and works closely with the President & CEO, the Board of Directors and community leaders.   
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and implement annual and long-range fundraising strategies, working closely with the President & CEO, Board of Directors and Board Development Committee. 
Develop and manage TPR’s major donor program by identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts that match giving interests.  Steward the major donor program by working with staff to ensure fulfillment of donor intentions and conditions. Supervise the mechanics of major donor stewardship including gift acknowledgement, payment schedules and interest updates. 
Plan and implement a strategic pipeline of institutional, foundation and government potential funders based on TPR’s organizational priorities and unfunded needs. Coordinate grant seeking efforts, including researching potential funders and writing proposals. Interface with staff to endure proper implementation and required responses to reporting requirements. Supervise the sensitive and timely acknowledgements of these funders’ gifts and the associated recognition of their gifts.  
Serve as the executive leader responsible for the success of pledge drives. Provide executive level guidance and oversight to the Membership Department, which has primary strategic and tactical responsibilities for these drives.   
Supervise and guide the Director of Donor Relations to ensure that all donations are properly solicited, recorded and acknowledged and that revenue goals are met. Ensure accountability for efficient and effective use of fundraising database and tracking systems.  
Build on TPR’s existing planned giving program. 
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, participate in strategic planning by providing analysis and insight into TPR’s development capabilities and directions for future growth. 
Meet prospective and key donors and supporters on an ongoing basis to nurture deeper relationships and identify specific giving interests. 
Act as an active and visible spokesperson within the local community, including attending events and functions to pursue development relevant leads and share insight about TPR. 
Exercise fiscal responsibility by overseeing the planning and management of the budget for the Development Department, and maintain appropriate financial and administrative controls to ensure donor privacy and regulatory compliance. 
Perform other duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION:
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
 
EXPERIENCE:
Seven (7) years as a development professional. CFRE preferred. Non-traditional candidates will be considered if they have experience in a leadership position that includes interaction with boards and exposure to fundraising opportunities. 
 
SKILLS:  
Excellent communication, organization and management skills are required.
Strong, thorough knowledge of fundraising/development work, with demonstrated skills in donor management, solicitation and stewardship. 
Must be a self-starter with excellent leadership skills, supervisory experience, creativity and a deep commitment to community. 
Proficiency in 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
 
 
_________________________________________
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:
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: Vice President of Development Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
 
POSTING: #180531
 
 
TITLE: Morning Edition/Fronteras Producer
REPORTS TO: News Director 
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is seeking a producer to provide support to our Morning Edition host by writing and editing news and promotional content for use during daily broadcasts, and assisting with the production of audio elements, and also contribute to the production of our weekly Fronteras program.  This producer will exercise creative and editorial control in the creation of scripts and production of audio elements.  The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, resourceful, self-starter, with strong time management and critical thinking skills. 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.  This is an opportunity to join our 14-person newsroom team of reporters, hosts, editors and producers who serve our local and regional audiences.  We are also part of a strong statewide Texas Station Collaborative that allows us to provide even richer content and programming.
 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Contributes to the production and development of Texas Public Radio's Morning Edition broadcasts by exercising creative and editorial judgment in writing and editing news and promotional copy, and planning on-air breaks with host's input.  Obtains news and promotional audio for host use in Morning Edition.  Books and edits two-way interviews between Morning Edition host and sources for inclusion in program.
In coordination with the digital staff, ensures that Morning Edition local segments are posted online and builds out the program’s social media presence and assists with building and presenting digital content for the program and news department.
Performs news reporting duties by generating ideas and exercising creative and editorial judgment in the gathering, writing, editing and producing of original radio news stories and feature reports for air on Texas Public Radio using a variety of sources.
Performs substitute news anchor duties by hosting on-air shifts as scheduled by the News Director. Creates original on-air content or creatively adapts existing material as needed.
Contributes to the production and development of TPR’s weekly Fronteras program.  Helps in the gathering of content and organization of the program.
Performs other related duties, such as providing assistance with other TPR-produced programs, as assigned by the News Director.
Participates appropriately in station fundraising and sponsorship activities and live events.
 
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field, or equivalent experience.
 
EXPERIENCE:
Must have at least 1 year of journalism experience, preferably in a broadcast setting.
 
SKILLS:  
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word.
Must be proficient in digital audio software such as Adobe Audition, SoundForge, Audacity.
Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, and a critical ear.
Must have exceptional time management and personal relationship skills.
Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license. 
Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
 
 
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,  boxes, 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:
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references, with contact information, audio and writing samples, 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: Morning Edition/Fronteras Producer Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229

               
INTERNSHIPS
 
 
AUDIO PRODUCTION
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.
 
CLASSICAL MUSIC BLOG
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.