REPORTS TO: News Director
SUMMARY: 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. We are part of the Texas Newsroom, a statewide Texas Station Collaborative with NPR that allows us to provide even richer content and programming.
TPR is looking for an editor who has an ear for sound and good storytelling to help shape our news coverage by finding and producing original story ideas and interviews and working with reporters in the newsroom to develop stories from conception to completion. We are looking for someone who is highly organized, a sharp thinker and excellent communicator. A passion for the mission of public radio is essential.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
●Develop story and interview ideas for TPR’s coverage.
●Initiate, plan and produce news and feature material.
●Make assignments for daily news cycle programs. Adjust coverage when necessary.
●Edit daily news and feature scripts
●Work with reporters to ensure that news stories and features are of the highest quality by focusing on details such as accuracy, crisp and clear writing and excellent sound use.
●Ensure that multimedia elements (such as photos, videos graphics) are part of the story.
●Write scripts, set up interviews, produce and edit program segments as needed.
●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 team informed about assignments, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience. Spanish language fluency is a plus.
●A minimum three years’ newsroom editing experience.
●Experience working in deadline-driven newsrooms.
●Experience using audio editing software and equipment to produce content for broadcast.
●Experience using social media platforms.
●Strong preference for candidates with public radio experience and reporters who have covered minority issues.
●Proven news judgment and journalistic integrity.
●Strong communications skills.
●Ability to multitask and work on diverse projects concurrently in a fast-paced news environment.
●Excellent writing and editing skills.
●Experience editing long-form audio in Adobe Audition or comparable software.
●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.
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.
Please provide a cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements to email@example.com. Please note where you saw posting when applying. Texas Public Radio is an EOE employer.