SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving a weekly broadcast audience of more than 200,000 across a wide expanse of the state, and a fast-growing digital audience around the country. We are part of The Texas Newsroom, a statewide collaborative with NPR that allows us to provide even richer content and programming.
Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable host/producer who has a passion for long-form, character-driven storytelling to work on our border and immigration desk.
We strive to produce stories that explain the interconnectivity of the U.S. Southern Border and immigration to American life. In doing so, we aim to dispel misinformation and hold government accountable.
We seek a dynamic, passionate voice and personality to help develop and host a weekly, hour-long show. We are looking for someone with a strong radio presence who is willing to take on tough topics and present clearly and concisely. The host must also be a well-rounded radio producer. Our ideal candidate has a genuine talent for storytelling, and the ability to take complex issues and transform them into meaningful and compelling narratives. Must care deeply about immigration issues and be ready to be at the front of it.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must know and understand immigration issues, and be able to write and report with sensitivity and confidence on these subjects.
Serve as host for a weekly hour-long radio show.
Work closely with the Executive Producer on all aspects of the show.
Work with reporters to craft original, long-form stories.
Work independently to conceive, propose, plan and research ideas for programs and segments, taking assignments from the show’s Executive Producer.
Create story maps, pitch stories and contribute show ideas.
Edit and mix pieces using Adobe Audition.
Develop relationships with sources and subject matter experts.
Participate in the production of special programming and station initiatives.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.
A minimum of four years reporting, writing and producing long-form, character-driven audio stories.
Experience developing sources to produce original content.
Demonstrated sound news judgment.
A passion for the mission of public radio.
Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members.
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.
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 with willingness to expand skills. Multi-media skills, including experience producing or editing digital media, are desirable.
Self-motivated, with a “willing spirit” and the ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.
Able to work extended hours as needed, sometimes on short notice.
Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license and transportation.
Spanish/English bilingual language skills desired.
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.
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