FULL-TIME JOB OPENINGS

TITLE: Morning Edition Host & Reporter
JOB POSTING: 161202 
REPORTS TO: News Director
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced journalist to serve as host of Morning Edition and to report on issues of importance in the community. He or she will be one of the highest-profile members of the TPR news team, serving as the producer and voice of this flagship program. Must possess clear, pleasant, grammatically correct conversational delivery skills and be able to appropriately compile and deliver newscasts based on news of the day, keep the audience apprised of weather and traffic conditions, and skillfully operate equipment so as to ensure highly professional presentation. Will also report and produce news features; conduct interesting and thoughtful newsmaker interviews; provide daily news stories for local newscasts outside of Morning Edition, and participate in TPR’s digital strategies. 
TPR is a mission-driven, award-winning journalism organization serving a large and discerning audience across a wide expanse of the state.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reliably arrives on the job by 4 a.m. to ensure that all systems for Morning Edition are in good working order, reports and assists in resolving any issues as appropriate, reviews overnight correspondence and news reports and prepares for morning newscasts.
Hosts daily Morning Edition broadcasts, including producing and delivering newscasts and providing continuity between programs, airing station promotional announcements, public service announcements, and other items as scheduled.  
Maintains professional presentation by properly operating audio console, audio automation/editing systems and other source equipment for regularly scheduled broadcasts.  Makes artistic and creative decisions regarding audio mixing and content placement.   
Conceives, proposes, plans, and researches ideas for stories and program segments for both broadcast and digital distribution and takes assignments from the News Director. 
Cultivates and maintains relationships with sources and subject matter experts and newsmakers at high levels, including political, business, and cultural leaders.
Participates in the production of special programming. 
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 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.
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.  Spanish language fluency is a plus.
 
EXPERIENCE:
At least three years’ experience working as a broadcast journalist, with preference given to those with live announcing experience. Demonstrated ability to write and produce newscasts and news stories. The ability to operate an audio console while delivering newscasts is essential.   
 
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 operate Master Control audio console for the dissemination of live broadcasts.
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 or 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 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 materials.
Physical: Sedentary work; sitting approximately half the time.  May have to lift folders, files, papers, audio/video equipment, and other such items.  Physical activity may include outside work "in the field" including work performed outdoors. 
Licenses: Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license. 
 
 
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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.
 
 
To Apply
To be considered, interested candidates must submit cover letter, resume, audio samples, 3 references w/ contact information and salary requirements. Send to address below or email to: hr2016@tpr.org. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Morning Edition Host & Reporter search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TITLE: Director of Marketing and Public Relations
JOB POSTING: 161202A
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Development
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its Director of Marketing and Public Relations. He or she will be a high-profile member of the TPR management team, playing an integral role in promoting Texas Public Radio, including frequently serving as TPR’s spokesperson and contact with the press, and as its brand champion. A top priority will be to develop a strategic communications plan to support the organization’s overall goals. He/she will then help to lead and be primarily responsible for the hands-on execution of that plan. TPR is a mission-driven, award-winning journalism organization serving a large and discerning audience across a wide expanse of the state.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Communications Strategy, Vision and Leadership
Develops, produces and is responsible for the day-to-day work of implementing an integrated, organization­wide strategic communications plan to broaden awareness of and strengthen TPR’s brand identity across key stakeholder audiences.
Creates a brand/marketing/public relations strategy that will allow TPR executive and board leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high­level external audiences, including the media, public officials and key influencers.
Identifies challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization. Identifies internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and creates and executes appropriate strategies to support them.
 
Communications Operations
Oversees the continued development, use and protection of the TPR brand.
Oversees and executes as needed to ensure alignment with the strategic communications plan:
• all non-news copy intended for public consumption;
• the development of print and branded materials;
• the development of electronic communications, including the non-news portions of the TPR website, electronic newsletter and others as needed.
Curates content and increases audience engagement through social media channels.
Exercises judgment to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed.
Serves as lead point person on non-news media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization and actively cultivates and manages relationships to ensure coverage of issues of strategic importance to TPR’s stations, programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects.
Manages relationships with pertinent vendors and consultants.
 
Team Development/Management
Directs and supports efforts to maximize effectiveness of live events activities and development and utilization of volunteer corps.
Recruits and manages a communications support team, relying primarily on board, intern and volunteer talent, to support the development and execution of the communications strategy.
Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
Mentors and develops staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field, or equivalent experience.
 
EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of three years’ experience in a communications role, including managing and executing across multiple communications platforms.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
A passion for the mission of public radio.
Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
Demonstrated professionalism and excellent personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members and be a capable manager and coach for colleagues, board members, interns and volunteers.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and capably handle multiple competing priorities.
Self-motivated, with a “willing spirit” and the ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.
Able to work extended hours as needed.
Technologically versatile, proficient in Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Wordpress and HTML, with willingness to expand skills.
A valid standard Class C driver’s license and reliable transportation.
 
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 approximately half the time.  May have to lift folders, files, papers, banners, audio/video equipment, and other such items.  Physical activity may include outside work "in the field" including work performed outdoors. 
 
 
_________________________________________ _________________
Employee                                                       Date
 
 
_________________________________________ _________________
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.
 
 
To Apply
To be considered, interested candidates must submit cover letter, resume, 3 references w/ contact information and salary requirements. Send to address below or email to: hr2016@tpr.org. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. 
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Director of Marketing & Public Relations
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 12pm-1pm, 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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