FULL TIME JOB OPENINGS

 

POSTING: #170914

BIOSCIENCE AND MEDICINE REPORTER
 
REPORTS TO: Vice President of News
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable reporter to cover the bioscience and medical industry in South Central Texas. The job is based in San Antonio, where one in every six jobs is in bioscience or medicine thanks to two medical schools, a military medical complex, and biomedical research facilities as well as many hospitals and clinics. We are looking for someone who can combine scientific and technical accuracy with compelling story telling that will engage our listeners on issues such as research innovation, economic impact and the quest for healthy living.
 
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 growing 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 & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conceive, propose, plan, research and produce stories and program segments for both broadcast and digital distribution. 
Make appropriate, timely, and effective independent decisions, in coordination with the editor, regarding issues to be covered.
Build knowledge of the beat, bioscience and medicine, in order to produce original content with the highest level of credibility.
Keep up-to-date on issues in a variety of local and regional topics and actively participate in the community and digital engagement processes as one method of determining stories and sources.
Utilize social media applications to disseminate news to and engage the TPR audience.
Participate in the production of special programming. 
Cover other stories as needed. 
Participate in community activities such as town hall meetings and panel discussions.
Identify opportunities for additional coverage by others in TPR’s newsroom and share technical knowledge and sources.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising and sponsorship activities and live events.
Fulfill administrative obligations related to assignments, including filing prompt and accurate program information/summaries, maintaining contact with and keeping the News managers informed about assignments, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.  Degree in a scientific field is a plus.
 
EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of three years reporting experience.  Experience writing and producing news on multiple platforms and using social media.  Experience covering health and science topics.  Broadcast experience preferred. Spanish language a plus. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated sound news judgment.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including editing and proofreading.
Ability to understand complex science and health topics and make them relatable to TPR’s listeners.
Technologically versatile, proficient in Microsoft Office software, with willingness to expand skills.  Multi-media skills, including experience producing or editing digital media, are 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, 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
 
 
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, writing and audio samples, three references, with contact information, and salary requirements to: hr2017@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Bioscience and Medicine Reporter Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 

POSTING #170821

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER
 
REPORTS TO: Vice President of News
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
Texas Public Radio (TPR) is looking for a General Assignment Reporter to join our ambitious and growing news team. The successful applicant will help define local and regional coverage for our audiences by producing strong multi-media news and in-depth feature stories that document the challenges facing local communities.  
 
This is a job for: A reporter with a passion for news and an ear for powerful stories that connect communities. You have excellent news judgment, understand the role and importance of great local journalism, and have a strong sense of how local, regional and national news intersect. You love finding new ways to tell and share stories and want to learn and grow with the full support of experienced managers and editors. You’re curious and find satisfaction from discovering and developing unique stories and sources.
 
The station: 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 & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conceive, propose, plan, research and produce stories (newspots and features) for both broadcast and digital distribution. 
Make appropriate, timely, and effective decisions, in coordination with the editor, regarding issues to be covered.
Keep up-to-date on issues in a variety of local and regional topics and actively participate in the community and digital engagement processes as one method of determining stories and sources.
Cultivate sources and develop relationships with subject matter experts.
Utilize social media applications to disseminate news to and engage the TPR audience.
Participate in the production of special programming. 
Participate in community activities such as town hall meetings and panel discussions.
Identify opportunities for additional coverage by others in TPR’s newsroom and share technical knowledge and sources.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising and sponsorship activities and live events.
Fulfill administrative obligations related to assignments, including filing prompt and accurate program information/summaries, maintaining contact with and keeping the News managers informed about assignments, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.  Spanish language fluency is a plus.
 
EXPERIENCE:
A minimum three years reporting and news production experience.
Experience writing and producing news on multiple platforms and using social media.  
Experience meeting frequent deadlines and managing multiple assignments.
Experience using audio editing software and equipment to produce content for broadcast.
Strong preference for candidates with public radio experience. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
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 news stories.
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.
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.
 
 
 
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Employee 
 
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Date
 
TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references with contact information, audio and writing samples, and salary requirements to: hr2017@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: General Assignment  Reporter Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 

               
INTERNSHIPS
 

NEWSROOM

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

Contact:

  • 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.
'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 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through 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. 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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