Employment/EEO

FULL-TIME POSITIONS
 
Job Posting #160708
July 8, 2016
 
 
Job Title: Technology & Entrepreneurship Reporter
Classification: Exempt
Job Status: Open until filled
 
Basic Information
Date available: Immediate
Salary: Negotiable, depending on qualifications
Hiring Department: News
Reports to: News Director
 
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.  A minimum of three 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.
 
Preferred Qualifications 
Experience as a broadcast reporter preferred. Experience reporting on technology is desired. 
 
Purpose
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 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. Cloud computing is another important industry and there is a growing number of programs teaching technology trade skills.  
 
With resources such as Geekdom [http://geekdom.com ], the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center
[ http://sa-ec.org/ ] and Café Commerce [http://www.cafecommercesa.org/ ], San Antonio has become a top hub for attracting, retaining, engaging, and growing entrepreneurial and creative talent.
 
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 the both the advances and disruptions they create.  A high priority is the ability to accurately combine technical knowledge with strong, engaging story telling.
 
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.
 
Essential Duties
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. 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.
 
To Apply
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, 3 examples of news writing, 3 references w/ contact information and salary requirements. Send to address below or email to: hr2016@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw job ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Asst. Producer/TSC Coordinator Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
    
 
 
Job Posting #160620
June 20, 2016
 
Job Title: Assistant Producer & TSC Coordinator 
Classification: Exempt
Job Status: Open until filled
 
Basic Information
Date available: Immediate
Salary: Negotiable, depending on qualifications
Hiring Department: News
Reports to: News Director
 
Required Qualifications
At least two years journalism experience that includes gathering story information; interviewing newsmakers; and writing clear, concise news content. 
 
Preferred Qualifications 
Experience recording and editing audio and video; experience writing and producing news on multiple platforms and effectively using social media. Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience. Spanish language competency is a plus.
 
Purpose
Texas Public Radio is seeking a highly organized, energetic, curious, creative and resourceful journalist for a full-time opportunity, with two primary responsibilities.  He or she will serve as assistant 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. The “other hat” will be as TPR’s point person for the Texas Station Collaborative (TSC), helping to coordinate content sharing and communications among Texas public radio stations, and maintaining frequent contact with the TSC’s statewide coordinating editor. Both roles require well developed "people" skills and the ability to work in a fast paced and collaborative environment. 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
 
Essential Duties
Under the guidance of the senior producer of The Source, researches program topics and potential guests; schedules and pre-interviews and schedules guests; briefs the host; and assists with the show’s pre-production and live-production needs. Fills in for the senior producer as necessary. In coordination with the digital staff, ensures that program information is posted online and builds out the program’s social media presence. Serves as the primary TPR point of contact with the TSC statewide coordinating editor and as communications liaison to ensure that TPR news staff are aware of other participating stations’ plans and reports. Assists in conceiving and coordinating multi-station reporting projects. Works with news staff to collect and timely report TPR daily story rundowns in the form and by the method agreed by the TSC. Ensures that audio content is made available for other stations’ use in the form and by the method agreed by the TSC. 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. 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 timely submitting expense reports.
 
To Apply
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three examples of news writing, three references with contact information and salary requirements. Send to address below or email to: hr2016@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw job ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Asst. Producer/TSC Coordinator Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800, San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 

 
INTERNSHIPS
 
“Newsroom”
Interns will work closely with the TPR News department to research, write, and produce material for broadcast, social media and online. Students will also assist news staff with research and department projects. Successful applicants must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours weekly with our news department. Preference will be given to students with journalism experience, in the classroom or with a news organization. Please send a resume, writing samples, and two references. Tell us why you want to work with Texas Public Radio.
 
“The Source”
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 3pm-4pm, Monday-Thursday.
 
“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 using a CMS platform. 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.

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