Employment/EEO

 

TPR Job Posting #150308
March 08, 2015
 
Job Title: Reporter & Producer/Host for Weekly Program
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Status: Open until filled
 
Basic Information
Date available: Immediate
Monthly salary:  Negotiable, depending on qualifications
Hiring Department: Programming
Reports to:  News Director
 
Required Qualifications
At least three years of broadcast reporting, hosting and/or producing experience. Exceptional personal relationship and time management skills, including the ability to produce quality work under deadline pressure. Ability to adjust work hours according to news demands. Interest in and sensitivity to cultural and demographic changes in the Southwest. Authoritative but pleasant hosting voice. Audio editing skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word. Valid Class C Driver’s License and a reliable means of transportation. 
 
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, communications or related field, or equivalent experience. Experience reporting and/or producing for public radio. Experience with Adobe Audition. Spanish/English bilingual language skills. Photography and videography and video editing skills.
 
Purpose
The successful candidate will initiate, gather, and write in-depth news stories consistent with the high journalistic standards of Texas Public Radio; write and collaborate with others to gather story segments to comprise the content of the weekly program, Fronteras, which explores the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest; produces and host Fronteras.
 
Essential Duties
Participates in News Department planning for coverage. Gathers information and materials for reports and programs on tape and otherwise, through interviews, press conferences, and direct coverage of events. May involve travel on short term notice. Produces and hosts the weekly program, Fronteras. Develops material for web, including original reporting, writing and production. Assists with TPR fund drives. Fulfills administrative obligations arising from assignments. Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
Summary
This position will provide the winning candidate an opportunity to contribute to the success of the news department at Texas Public Radio.  Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, three references, salary requirements, three writing samples, and three broadcast samples (no links).  Send to the address below or by e-mail to: HR2015@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Corporate Relations Search
8401Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
INTERNSHIPS
 
“Morning Edition”
 
Interns will work closely with the TPR News Director and Morning Edition host to research, write, and produce material for broadcast and online. Students will learn newswriting and interviewing skills and the basics of audio production, and will contribute to TPR’s online presence. 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 includes at least two story ideas.
 
Shift time: M-F, 6am-10am
 
“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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