Careers

Full-Time Positions

Senior Producer: Radio/TV/Digital

The Senior Producer position for Houston's NPR/PBS station is responsible for overseeing a team of talented producers on our daily live radio talk show/podcast TOWN SQUARE with Ernie Manouse; for imagining creative strategies to build audience for the show; and eventually for developing new projects across all media. This position has unlimited potential for a motivated and enthusiastic producer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Field and studio production for radio and television, live and pre-recorded situations
  • Line producing experience
  • Social Media integration
  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS systems
  • Experience integrating across departments including Marketing, PR, Digital
  • Prior experience in fast-paced production environment
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines

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Donor Relations Manager

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Beat Reporter

We're building our new Enterprise Unit with a team of Beat Reporters to investigate and produce in-depth news stories for radio, podcast, and digital audiences. You'll develop a beat and generate original story ideas through building reliable sources, data-driven reporting and developing expertise in your area of coverage. The Beat Reporter will be tenacious, organized, driven to delve into a story and committed to the craft. You will produce in-depth audio stories on a regular basis for multiple platforms. You may be juggling multiple stories simultaneously for short-term and long-term projects and deadlines. Strong writing skills are a must. Audio experience preferred, but not required. We're looking for a seasoned journalist with at least three years of experience and a bachelor's degree who can hit the ground running. Beats are to be determined based on our strategic needs and your specialization and skills. Beats could include things like Education & Families, Criminal Justice, City Hall & Government, Suburban & Rural Communities, etc. The candidate should be able to collaborate, share resources, and work easily with the unit's Executive Producer and its team of reporters. We're interested in a journalist who is clear about their mission to inform the public through fact-gathering and vivid storytelling that improves the lives of our listeners. Spanish language familiarity a plus. Don't meet every single one of these qualifications? Still feel like you could be the right person for this job? Apply! We want to hear more about you and your experience.

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Beat Reporter

We're building our new Enterprise Unit with a team of Beat Reporters to investigate and produce in-depth news stories for radio, podcast, and digital audiences. You'll develop a beat and generate original story ideas through building reliable sources, data-driven reporting and developing expertise in your area of coverage. The Beat Reporter will be tenacious, organized, driven to delve into a story and committed to the craft. You will produce in-depth audio stories on a regular basis for multiple platforms. You may be juggling multiple stories simultaneously for short-term and long-term projects and deadlines. Strong writing skills are a must. Audio experience preferred, but not required. We're looking for a seasoned journalist with at least three years of experience and a bachelor's degree who can hit the ground running. Beats are to be determined based on our strategic needs and your specialization and skills. Beats could include things like Education & Families, Criminal Justice, City Hall & Government, Suburban & Rural Communities, etc. The candidate should be able to collaborate, share resources, and work easily with the unit's Executive Producer and its team of reporters. We're interested in a journalist who is clear about their mission to inform the public through fact-gathering and vivid storytelling that improves the lives of our listeners. Spanish language familiarity a plus. Don't meet every single one of these qualifications? Still feel like you could be the right person for this job? Apply! We want to hear more about you and your experience.

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Development Coordinator 2

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Development Coordinator 2

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Senior Digital Producer

The Senior Digital Producer will work with our executive producers to help guide daily and enterprise digital news coverage for Houston Public Media, Houston's NPR station. The ideal candidate has experience in different aspects of digital journalism: writing and editing stories on tight deadlines, and helping to plan longer journalism projects with multimedia elements; coordinating social media for audience engagement; understanding digital analytics and their use for both story development and story performance. The right candidate has a knowledge of AP style and a proven track record of serious, thoughtful journalism; isn't afraid of collaborating; and has the ability to find and develop great stories for local, statewide and sometimes national audiences.

Must have strong writing and reporting skills. Radio skills are not required, but this is a public radio station — you'll learn.

Spanish language familiarity a plus.

Don't meet every single one of these qualifications? Still feel like you could be the right person for this job? Apply! We want to hear more about you and your experience.

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Digital Fundraising Specialist

Join the Houston Public Media fundraising team as our new Digital Fundraising Specialist! The Digital Fundraising Specialist is responsible for assisting and coordinating all digital campaigns to acquire, cultivate, retain, and upgrade Houston Public Media members. In addition, this position will be responsible for improving the overall online giving experience for all members.

Job Duties:

  • Develop advanced and innovative fundraising email communications.
  • Responsible for all email performance reporting and recommendations to drive digital fundraising strategy.
  • Develop and activate strategies to improve the mobile and online giving experience.
  • Activate a 12-month member acquisition program.
  • Develop all Membership digital and social media fundraising content (web ads, lightboxes, etc.).
  • Monitor, analyze, and provide periodic reports on the web and social media activity, form usage, and trends.
  • Identify and elevate new digital giving channels (Houston PBS Passport, Amazon Fire, texting, peer-to-peer giving, etc.).
  • Provide digital fundraising recommendations as needed to groups or organizations involved in fundraising and other advancement activities.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Membership and Strategic Initiatives and Manager of Community Fundraising.

Education: Four-year degree preferred
Experience: 1 year experience

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Senior Newscast Producer

The Senior Newscast Producer for Houston Public Media, Houston's NPR station, will work with our anchors and reporters during the morning drive-time to produce high quality audio stories for radio newscasts. This is a collaborative daily news reporting and producing role with tight deadlines. The right person will be able to turn around on-air stories quickly and work closely with the executive producer to coordinate our daily news coverage.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable writing and editing radio scripts, recording and cutting sound, and identifying key stories to follow throughout the day. You should have some familiarity with Adobe Audition or other sound editing software and experience using audio recording equipment. You should also be comfortable writing stories for our website, HoustonPublicMedia.org, when news breaks in the early morning hours. The right person should have strong writing and reporting skills and a nose for hard news. You should be ready to cover important stories for local, statewide, and sometimes national public media audiences.

Spanish language familiarity a plus.

Don't meet every single one of these qualifications? Still feel like you could be the right person for this job? Apply! We want to hear more about you and your experience.

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General Assignments Reporter

The General Assignments Reporter will work with the newscast unit to turn around daily news stories for radio and digital audiences. The right candidate can craft a good pitch and work quickly to report out the story. Breaking news will be a key part of the job, so prepare to think on your feet. This is a collaborative role: you'll work with other reporters and producers, as well as our anchors and an executive producer to help tell stories across more than 15 newscasts a day. You'll also have to be nimble enough to jump from story to story — a typical day may include covering a press conference with the mayor, following up on a major crime story, or reporting on oil and gas prices.

This position is open to all experience levels. Radio reporting and production skills are preferred, but not required.

Spanish language familiarity a plus.

Don't meet every single one of these qualifications? Still feel like you could be the right person for this job? Apply! We want to hear more about you and your experience.

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Digital Content Producer- Houston Public Media

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Community Fundraising Programming Manager

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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.

For all employment opportunities, check out Houston Public Media on the UH Taleo Job Site.


Upcoming Positions

Houston Public Media is also currently searching for qualified candidates for several positions which are pending and will be posted soon to the University of Houston career website.

Please send your resume to the hiring manger listed for early review (be sure to indicate which position you are applying to in the subject heading of your email). Please check back on April 30 to view complete job descriptions and to officially apply on the UH Taleo Job site.

 

Donor Relations Manager

Summary: Join the Houston Public Media fundraising team as our new Donor Relations Manager! This position will be responsible for developing strategies and goals to improve donor retention, maintain strong relationships with prospects and current members, and develop new ways to recognize and thank donors. In addition, the Donor Relations Manager will be responsible for managing post-event stewardship and on-site logistics.

Job Duties:

  • Work closely with the Director of Membership and Strategic Initiatives, and other department managers, to develop and implement donor relations strategies to improve overall member retention.
  • Plans and activates the annual multimedia January gratitude and loyalty campaigns.
  • Coordinate the multimedia activation of funder and volunteer Houston Public Media impact stories.
  • Plan and activate a 12-month donor recognition program.
  • Provide stewardship recommendations as needed to groups or organizations involved in fundraising and other advancement activities.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Membership and Strategic Initiatives.

Education: Four-year degree preferred
Experience: 3 years experience
Hiring Manager: Anessa Rios-Ezeude

Community Fundraising Manager

Summary: Join the Houston Public Media fundraising team as our new Community Fundraising Manager! The Manager of Community Fundraising for Houston Public Media develops and activates all strategies related to multimedia (on-air, digital, social, etc.) fundraising. This position makes programming decisions and adjustments according to public response to fundraising, and internal initiative analytics.

Job Duties:

  • Oversee daily management of multi-platform (broadcast, digital, social, OTT and mobile) strategy for Community Fundraising to advance public awareness and financial support of Houston Public Media’s mission.
  • Make strategic decisions and adjustments for best fundraising outcomes based on monitored metrics for multimedia fundraising initiatives and listener and viewer responses.
  • Responsible for all campaign revenue reporting.
  • Plan and activate all multimedia campaigns (Giving Tuesday, Radio Pledge Drives, TV Pledge Drives, etc.).
  • Manage the digital fundraising program for Houston Public Media.
  • Provide multimedia fundraising recommendations as needed to groups or organizations involved in fundraising and other advancement activities.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Membership and Strategic Initiatives.

Education: Four-year degree preferred
Experience: 3 years experience
Hiring Manager: Anessa Rios-Ezeude

Major Gifts Team: Development Coordinator 2

Summary: Join a successful fundraising team and participate in the development and implementation of advancement programs working with major donor groups Studio Society ($1,200-$4,999 annual giving) and Affinity Council ($5K+ annually) including stewardship, cultivation, special events management; planning and executeing related activities and administrative functions; provide technical knowledge and experience in basic fundraising principles and advancement activities. Must be able to work well with a team to reach positive group and individual outcomes. Must be able to work nights and weekends on occasion.

Job Duties:

  • Work closely with Sr. Director of Advancement, Major Gifts Team of 3, including other managers and administrators in developing and implementing fundraising programs with Studio Society, Affinity Council, Foundations, and Planned Giving; participate in and coordinate direct mail and email appeals, pledge drives, various special events and 1:1 donor stewardship and cultivation.
  • Develop and prepare gift acknowledgements, newsletters, brochures, press releases, reports, correspondence, and informational and solicitation materials for various advancement activities.
  • Plan and conduct meetings, events, and activities to recruit and maintain major gift donors, build relations with other giving groups, and maintain goodwill with various constituent groups.
  • Provide guidance and supervision as needed to groups or organizations involved in fundraising and other advancement activities.
  • Execute various administrative functions such as preparing and monitoring budgets, creating presentations and more.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by Sr. Director and Chief Development Officer.

Education: Four-year degree preferred
Experience: Minimum of 3 years of directly job-related experience
Hiring Manager: Mary Ann Marucci


Market Enginuity Positions

Account Manager

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Internship Opportunities

News Internships

An internship in Houston Public Media’s newsroom provides exciting opportunities to develop and strengthen journalism skills in newsgathering, feature reporting, digital platforms and multimedia production. At the end of your internship, you should have 3-4 completed projects for your portfolio and have real-world experience for your resume.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in journalism and be self-starters who are curious about the world and looking for opportunities to learn and grow.

Applicants should have at least three of the following competencies and be willing to learn the others:

  • Strong writing for digital and/or broadcast (weighted most heavily)
  • Audio production
  • Research
  • Photojournalism
  • Social media best practices
  • Vocal performance for broadcast

Please send your resume, cover letter, and work samples to newsinternship@houstonpublicmedia.org.