Careers

Full-Time Positions

HPM Customer Service Specialist

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Assistant Business Administrator (HPM)

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Executive Producer for Daily News

This position offers an experienced journalist the opportunity to lead a team of news anchors and reporters in covering daily hard news in the fourth largest city in the nation. The Executive Producer for Daily News will oversee daily news assignments and workflow, with responsibility for planning, editing, and final production of daily newscasts and breaking news across multiple platforms. The E.P. is a critical thinker, using data analysis, audience engagement, and industry best practices to determine story selection for news stories, develop coverage plans, and manage newsroom resources. This is a hands-on role, so the E.P. must be able to edit and produce audio and digital stories and make quick decisions during breaking news situations. The E.P. supervises team members on the newscast unit and is expected to provide training and mentorship in the newsroom. The E.P. also works closely with our partners in The Texas Newsroom and NPR to coordinate statewide and national news coverage. This position reports to the News Director.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of Greater Houston issues and communities
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment on tight deadlines
  • Experience working with outside partners and collaborators
  • Proven experience in newsroom operations, including writing, editing, fact-checking and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks
  • Knowledge of emerging media trends and applications

Note: 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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Development Coordinator 1 (HPM)

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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 Wealth & Poverty, Criminal Justice, Flooding and Climate, 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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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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Donor Relations Manager

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Development Coordinator I-II

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General Assignments Reporter

The General Assignment 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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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.

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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.