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!
OPEN TO SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS AND GRAD STUDENTS

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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:

CAS Development seeks communications intern

Marketing and Communications Internship

CAS Development and Alumni is looking for a driven, innovative communicator!

The USF College of Arts and Sciences Office of Development and Alumni Engagement is looking for a ZSAMC student who is passionate about USF and the College of Arts and Sciences, and who wants to make a lasting contribution to the college through communications with CAS alumni and donors.

We’re looking for a driven, ambitious individual who wants to enhance their communication, writing and content marketing skills. We offer a flexible schedule and fun work environment. If you love learning new things and are ready to apply your classroom knowledge to the real world, then we encourage you to apply. This is a great opportunity to build your resume and network.

To apply, provide a cover letter and résumé, and submit two writing samples. Send all materials to:

Ann Serota

aserota@usf.edu

USF College of Arts and Sciences
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR 107
Tampa, FL 33620

 

Position Description

Position responsibilities: Assist the CAS Development and Alumni Team with communications efforts by writing content for the website, interviewing alumni and donors, taking photos, editing and working on website and development projects. The intern(s) will be responsible for updating the CAS website content and photos and also contacting alumni and donors on behalf of the college.

Requirements: Strong writing skills, digital marketing and graphic design experience preferred. Able to multitask and meet deadlines. Proficiency in grammar. Some experience in customer service or relationship building.

Desired skills: Interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

What’s in it for you: This position offers hands-on experience in the areas of communications, content marketing and relationship building. You will be able to add variety to your portfolio such as feature stories, photographs, and website content. The assignments you will be working on will allow you to develop relationships with CAS faculty, staff, alumni, and donors, providing ample networking opportunities. You will learn about organizing, strategizing, and philanthropy.  You will further enhance your teamwork skills as well as your interpersonal skills. Best of all, you will be mentored by a development team who has more than 30 years of experience. We make our own coffee.

Hours: 10-20  r week
Credit: Subject to department approval
Pay: No, but you will gain work experience and can enjoy free snacks and coffee!