Careers

Full-Time Positions

Newscast Producer

We're looking for a Newscast Producer who is hungry to cover the big stories of the day. This is a key position in Houston supporting The Texas Newsroom statewide newscasts, which reach listeners in more than two dozen public media markets.

The ideal candidate will have experience covering daily hard news and breaking news for broadcast and digital platforms. Texas has a seemingly endless number of major stories and this producer will have the opportunity to file newscast spots and digital articles for local, statewide and national audiences on NPR member stations.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Writing clean, accurate copy for broadcast on short deadlines
  • Producing audio for daily newscasts
  • Writing digital stories as needed
  • Monitoring social media for breaking news

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong writing skills with experience writing for broadcast news
  • Strong knowledge of audio production using software such as Adobe Audition
  • Knowledge of WordPress or other CMS platforms
  • Direct experience covering daily news
  • On-air delivery consistent with NPR standards

If you do not meet every position qualification but have some of these skills and feel you could be the right candidate for the job, we would like to hear from you.

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Sr. Director of Programming & Outreach

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Donor Relations Manager

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Development Coordinator I-II

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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.