Director, HPM News & Public Affairs

Houston Public Media (HPM) – News 88.7 at the University of Houston is looking for a highly motivated and creative leader to direct, organize and oversee the functions of HPM news and public affairs content to ensure quality news coverage of stories in Southeast Texas for local and national broadcasts. As an experienced media professional, you will be the primary news contact with the multiple news desks at National Public Radio, PBS and other networks. You’ll also represent HPM on national network committees and boards as well as local boards, foundations and professional panels.

The incumbent will ensure all aspects of the news operations are functioning smoothly to allow reporters to concentrate on the quality of broadcast material being produced. And there’s more. The candidate may serve as news announcer and program host for local segments of network newsmagazines as needed. The candidate will also have the opportunity to direct and oversee content and staff of Houston Matters, including editorial oversight and responsibilities for cross platform distribution. Excellent communication skills are essential to establish and maintain contacts with community leaders and University resources.


  • Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.
  • Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.
  • Requires a minimum of seven (7) years of directly job-related experience.
  • Requires technical certification or licensing directly related to the job, as specified on the job posting details. 


All candidates must complete an application through the University of Houston website at for Job Posting #S004266.

The University of Houston is constantly seeking talented people to join our team and offers a competitive benefits package that includes: access to the state-of-the-art Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, on-campus Day Care Facilities, free employee medical coverage, on-campus Health Center, tuition scholarships and much more!

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.