FULL-TIME JOB OPENINGS
TITLE: News Reporter – General Assignment/Military Life & Veterans’ Issues
REPORTS TO: News Director
JOB POSTING : 170222
SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable reporter with proven ability to produce significant, well-researched stories and content about a wide range of topics of interest to San Antonio and South Texas listeners. The reporter will devote a portion of his/her time to reporting on military life and veterans’ issues as part of a national reporting project, collaborating with other public radio reporters from around the country to produce compelling stories about the American military and veterans.
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conceives, proposes, plans, and researches original stories, program segments and online content. He/she also produces daily and feature stories as well as digital content assigned by the News Director. Develops relationships with sources and information experts. Participates in the production of special programming and station initiatives. Participates in community activities such as town hall meetings and panel discussions. Utilizes social media applications to disseminate news to and engage the TPR audience. Identifies opportunities for additional coverage by others in TPR’s newsroom and promotes that coverage by serving as a resource. Participates appropriately in station fundraising and sponsorship activities and live events. Fulfills administrative obligations related to assignments, including prompt and accurate program information/summaries, keeping the News Director informed about assignments, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience. Spanish language fluency is a plus.
A minimum of three years reporting experience and demonstrated initiative in developing sources to produce original reports. Experience writing and producing news on multiple platforms and effectively using social media. Strong preference for candidates with public broadcasting experience.
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 stories for broadcast and online.Experience using audio editing software and equipment to produce content for broadcast. 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 and editing digital media is 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 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, 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.
Immediate Supervisor Date
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 send cover letter, resume, 3 examples of news writing, 3 audio samples, 3 references and salary requirements to the address below or email to: HR2016@tpr.org. Please indicate that you saw the ad on the TPR website. No phone calls please. TPR is an equal opportunity employer.
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Reporter Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
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.
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 12pm-1pm, Monday-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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place the Area Of Interest in the subject line.
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