Texas Public Radio seeks reporters (full-time jobs)

  
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.
 
  
 
 
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
 
 
 
POSTING #170807
EDUCATION REPORTER
 
REPORTS TO: Vice President of News
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
Texas Public Radio (TPR) is looking for an Education Reporter to join our ambitious and growing news team. 
The successful applicant will help define education coverage for our audiences by producing strong multi-media news and in-depth feature stories that document the challenges of educating our Texas children. The reporter will examine current structure and innovations; the complexities of school funding and school choice; and the impact of education on our community and economy.
 
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 and program segments for both broadcast and digital distribution.
Make appropriate, timely, and effective independent decisions, in coordination with editor, regarding issues to be covered.
Build knowledge of beat, education policy, and practice in order to produce 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.
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 and reporters who have covered education. 
 
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 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.
 
 
                            
 
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: Education Reporter Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
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