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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Gasparilla Film Festival seeks interns

The Gasparilla International Film Festival is seeking interns to start in January.
Duties include assisting film trafficking, production, events and social media.
The festival will be March 20-25, and interns will be required to attend.
Work schedules leading up to the festival are flexible.
If interested, email your resume to Michelle Canas at Michelle@gasparillafilmfestival.com.

Office of Undergraduate Research needs two interns

The Office for Undergraduate Research Needs Your Expertise!

The Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking two students to join our marketing team during the Spring 2018 semester. Interns will help shape and execute the branding campaign for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference.  Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to:  creating marketing videos and social media spots to market the event, interviewing conference presenters and attendees,  designing and attending campus events to promote the conference, creating press releases, reaching out to local news organization to publicize the event, and additional task as outlined by the OUR marketing team.  Please see position details and application criteria below:

Position Criteria: Applicants must…

  • be an undergraduate  student in good academic standing
  • be enrolled full-time (9 credits) during the Spring 2018 semester
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0

 

***Mass Communications majors specializing in multimedia journalism and production, public relations, and advertising are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Position Details: Interns will…

  • be available up to 10 hours per week.
  • be available to attend weekly team meetings
  • receive a stipend of $1,300, which will be distributed over the course of the spring semester.
  • be available to attend the Undergraduate Research Conference on April 19, 2018

 

How to Apply:

Please send a professional resume and a statement of interest to the OUR Assistant Director, Lisa M. Piazza- lmpiazza@usf.edu .  The statement should describe your skills, background, and experience relevant to the position.

Association for Women in Sports Media offers internships and scholarships

AWSM INTERNSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Up to 10 female college students will receive:
» a paid summer internship
» a $1,000 scholarship
» registration and lodging at AWSM’s 2018 conference
» a one-year membership to AWSM!
Recent employers include: ESPN, CNN, USA Today, MLB.com, USA Softball, Golf Channel and Sports Illustrated
THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SPORTS MEDIA
IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN PURSUING A CAREER IN
PRINT/DIGITAL, BROADCAST OR MEDIA RELATIONS,
FIND THE APPLICATION AT AWSMONLINE.ORG
APPLY SEPT. 1 THRU OCT. 31
Questions?
Email awsminternship@gmail.com
NO FEE FOR AWSM MEMBERS // $40 FOR NON-MEMBERS
SIGN UP FOR A STUDENT MEMBERSHIP FOR JUST $25 AND SAVE!
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American Association of Kidney Patients seeks intern and volunteers

The American Association of Kidney Patients, a national non-profit headquartered in Tampa, near USF, is in need of an unpaid intern or volunteers

 Some tasks would include: crafting social media posts, assisting with website edits, assisting with public relations efforts, working in digital marketing (Constant Contact).

For more information, contact:

I AM seeks social media manager

The Company
I AM was created to celebrate the lives of history’s greatest heroes. There is no shortage of inspiring individuals or groups, the responsibility of honoring and retelling their story is ours.
We have hugely popularized icons with plenty of others also worthy of iconic status; their names too must live on as we can say “I AM” simply because they were.
Your Role
I AM is looking for a social media manager to work alongside the co-founders to build out the social media strategy. The social media manager will be responsible for building I AM’s brand on social media platforms. You will also be responsible for reaching out to influencers on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube and working with them to advocate for I AM.
The role will also include creating and updating a database of journalists, key contacts,
research suppliers and pitching stories to press. You will assist with organising events,
prepare look books, press days and will manage client’s expectations on a daily basis so it will be a very varied role. The agency has an excellent reputation within their niche sector.
You will get a chance to work with exciting and well-known, global fashion and beauty
clients.
Your Responsibilities:
Creating
● Assist with streamlining our social media accounts ( Instagram, Facebook, Twitter,
LinkedIn and YouTube), ensuring uniform content and tone of voice for landing
pages, images and videos.
● Develop relevant content topics to reach our target audience.
● Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video and written).
Engaging
● Responding to comments, answer questions. Monitor, listen and respond to users in
a “Social” way while cultivating leads and sales.
● Become an advocate for the company in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues
and answering questions where appropriate.
● Develop and expand community or influencer outreach efforts.
Measurement
● Executing and reporting on paid social campaigns, revising the strategy when
relevant – training will be provided.
● Identify threats and opportunities in user-generated content surrounding the
company.
● Analyze campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations
and plans for revising social media, content marketing, SEO and social advertising
campaigns.

Your Experience
● Be able to handle numerous tasks and hit the ground running. You will need good
judgement and be a confident decision maker and be able to work independently. A
relevant degree relevant degree is desirable.
● An interest in marketing, communications, social media or reputation management;
Familiarity with key social media tools (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) and with Microsoft
Office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
● Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook
Insights.
● Basic knowledge of Photoshop – or willing to learn.
● Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing.
Marketing degree is welcomed but not required with relevant work experience.
● Excellent attention to detail and a high motivation to learn.
Applications should be sent to info.iamhistory@gmail.com