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 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 hold and government accountable.
Our ideal candidate has a genuine talent for audio storytelling, and has the ability to take complex issues and transform them into meaningful and compelling narratives. This producer will have the rare opportunity of helping to develop, launch, and produce a weekly, hour-long show. Robust collaboration with other journalists across the state will be a key to success in this position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must know and understand immigration issues, and be able to write and report with sensitivity and confidence on these subjects.
Work with reporters to craft original, long-form radio 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.
Serve as a backup radio program host.
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 two 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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