Houston Public Media Employment Opportunities
Managing News Editor
KUHF, the NPR station for Houston, is hiring for the newly created position of Managing Editor. KUHF seeks a smart, cool-headed, hands-on editor to guide daily news assignments, review reporter stories and coordinate coverage within our growing, multi-platform, public media station.
Houston is one of America's most dynamic and diverse cities. It has a vibrant economy, affordable housing, and world-class restaurants and culture.
Our ideal candidate knows what makes for essential news reporting, where stories are headed and how to grow KUHF News into the most trusted source of journalism in Southeast Texas. You'll have a mind for details and a compass for ethics. You'll help guide KUHF into a multi-platform future and you'll be integral to our collaboration with NPR, Kaiser Health Desk, StateImpact, Here & Now and other news partners.
We expect you to have a degree in journalism (or the equivalent in training and experience), three years in a news leadership role, five years in journalism. You'll be up-to-speed on digital tools, newsroom best-practices and AP style. We generally prefer someone with large market experience, public radio familiarity and able to connect with diverse communities.
To apply: All candidates must submit an application through the University of Houston at http://jobs.uh.edu. Search posting S001850. The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Morning Edition News Anchor
KUHF 88.7 in Houston is looking for a Morning Edition news anchor. KUHF is routinely the #1 news station and often the #1 rated station overall in Houston during key periods of morning drive.
The ideal candidate will have sound news judgment and be able to deliver robust public radio newscasts to an audience in the 4th largest city in the country. The news anchor will be self-motivated but will work well within the three person morning drive crew.
This opportunity does not come around very often. Our current anchor is retiring after the first of the year.
In addition to news anchoring, the ideal candidate will also produce timely 2-way interviews and occasionally host local programs. Familiarity with public radio and on-air fundraising experience is a plus.
To apply: Please visit http://jobs.uh.edu and search posting S001744. Please send your resume and anchoring audio samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The KUHF News internship is an entry-level, semester-long program primarily for college students, but which can also include high school students and adults who have already completed school. KUHF interns observe daily newsroom operations, including how reporters find story ideas, gather interviews and write, edit and produce their stories. Candidates for the internship should have strong writing skills and be able to work independently. Interns typically come in two full days a week, but the schedule is adaptable to interns' needs. The position is unpaid.
KUHF accepts internship applications for the spring, summer, and fall sessions. To apply, please send your resume and a brief email introducing yourself. Important information to include may be where you go to school or currently work, what you study or what fields you have worked in, why you're interested in public radio—and anything else you think would be important for us to know about you at first glance. Send applications to News Director Jack Williams at email@example.com. You may also submit a writing sample.
KUHF News digital interns observe how digital works within the newsroom, including the website, social media and visual media. Candidates for the internship should have strong digital base and be able to work independently.
Candidates should "specialize" in one of the following mediums: data, photography, videography, and web design. There may be an opportunity to help re-design a program website.
Interns typically come in two full days a week, but the schedule is adaptable. The position is unpaid.
KUHF accepts internship applications for the spring, summer, and fall sessions. To apply, please send your resume and a brief email introducing yourself. Important information to include may be where you go to school or currently work, what you study or what fields you have worked in, why you're interested in public media—and anything else you think would be important for us to know about you at first glance. Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading digital internship. Please submit a digital portfolio or website url.
The Houston Matters internship is designed for college students or adults out of school who have some rudimentary experience in broadcast journalism — a previous internship, part-time job, or related coursework. The applicant should already know the basics of interviewing. Houston Matters interns get hands-on experience using field recording equipment to interview Houstonians about a variety of issues and ideas. Interns also learn how to use those interviews to produce “sonic IDs” and other short-form segments used within the program. Interns will also be introduced to various aspects of the program, including: brainstorming topics and guests, pre-interviewing, scheduling, and greeting guests, and development of production elements for use on air and online. Candidates should have strong writing and interviewing skills, comfort with digital recording and editing technology, and should be able to work independently. The schedule can be adaptable to interns' needs, but meeting hard deadlines is absolutely essential. The position is unpaid. Houston Matters accepts internship applications for spring, summer, and fall sessions, with the first session beginning fall 2013. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com, with the subject heading "Houston Matters internship."
Classical 91.7 interns play a vital role in the station's daily operations. Our paid interns work alongside experienced staff members to gain unparalleled experience at Houston's only 24-hour classical radio station and contribute their talents and energies to Houston Public Media's mission.
- Program, write, and record Music in the Making, the weekly one-hour program that features music from Houston's two music schools: the Moores School at the University of Houston, and Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.
- Compile background information for guests of The Front Row, Houston's daily one-hour arts program.
- Maintain the Classical 91.7 online playlist.
- Assist The Front Row hosts with live in-studio performances, as needed.
- Assist in Classical 91.7's biannual pledge drives.
Interns are expected to work part-time, 15 hours per week. This work will be done at the Classical 91.7 studios on the University of Houston campus.
Internship Semester Dates:
This is a year-round paid internship, beginning August 1st and ending the following August.
A candidate must be a graduate or undergraduate student at the Moores School of Music or the Shepherd School of Music. Internship applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to St. John Flynn (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 1st. Interviews will take place during the first half of May.
For information about any of these opportunities call (713) 748-8888.