Careers

Career Opportunities

Houston Public Media Positions

  • Manager of Community Fundraising Programming for Houston Public Media

  • Houston Public Media Executive Producer

  • Senior Reporter (HPM)

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    Our Senior Reporter will cover education policies and how they affect families and local communities. The Senior Reporter will produce enterprise and investigative reporting, as well as participate in special projects and long-form story-telling. There will also be an emphasis on covering major breaking news developments on the education beat. The ideal candidate should produce work with accuracy, strong writing and have a track record of breaking exclusive stories.

    Applicants should also demonstrate diverse sourcing of viewpoints and representation in their reporting. The Senior Reporter is a leader in the newsroom, providing mentoring and coaching for entry-level employees and interns and helping news managers coordinate and execute newsroom initiatives and strategies.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience covering a beat or specialization
    • Knowledge of audio editing and production
    • On-air delivery consistent with NPR broadcast standards
    • Use of data journalism in story-telling
    • Fluency in Spanish a plus

    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.

    Required: Resume, Cover Letter, News Writing Samples

  • Director, HPM Digital Content

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    Houston Public Media is searching for a Director of Digital Content. We are extremely excited about this highly visible, leadership role within the organization. As Director of Digital Content, you will have the opportunity to help build your team and establish processes for the dissemination of news, entertainment and cultural content to expand digital and social audiences. We are looking for a digital and social expert with an eye and ear for journalism and a firm grasp of audience characteristics and needs. You’ll leverage research, digital metrics and broadcast ratings to help build organization-wide digital strategies. This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative and experienced digital leader. The Director of Digital Content will further our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts through hiring practices, workplace culture and distribution of content to diverse digital audiences.

    Houston Public Media is experiencing an exciting period of growth. Our next Director of Digital Content will work collaboratively with executive leadership as well as key personnel from the news, revenue, operations and programming teams to expand the reach of our digital platforms, grow our brand and strengthen our financial future.

    The Houston region is consistently ranked among the best places to live with relatively low cost of living, a diverse population and exciting recreational activities. Professional sports, ample outdoor activities, arts, science, culture and an eclectic food scene. Houston is a great place to call home!

    We look forward to learning more about you and helping you learn more about us.

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.

 

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.