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Houston Public Media Positions

  • Senior Reporter

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    At Houston Public Media, we’re looking for an experienced journalist with a track record of reporting that breaks through the noise, who knows how to dig, how to effectively use social media to report a story, who can make a great story work for digital and for radio and podcasts. A major plus is to have investigative skills, another is to have an on-air style that meshes with NPR’s.

    You’ll be a mentor and coach for our less experienced journalists and interns. The work will be challenging but rewarding. The Houston region provides ample opportunities to report some of the nation’s biggest stories, not only locally but for our statewide and national broadcast partners as well. You will also be included in special reporting projects.

    Those lists of the “best places to live” consistently say Houston is a city with low everyday expenses, the most diversity, a place where it’s easy to meet people, to find affordable housing, a city with nation-leading science, health and energy industries, and a city with some of the best tacos in America. Those are also just some of the reasons why it’s also a great city in which to be a journalist.

    We look forward to hearing about your interest in joining us.

  • Senior Producer

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    In the nation’s sixth largest radio market, Houston Public Media keeps the city informed through hourly newscasts, two daily radio talk shows, as well as assorted podcasts and other digital media.

    Our Senior Producer contributes to all these formats by creating high quality news content that is strong, engaging, topical and relevant. The Senior Producer is a great communicator, able to work with our journalists and radio hosts in creating new and better content, often reacting to breaking news events.

    Our Senior Producer has a sharp sense of what’s making news now and also what’s trending, always looking for compelling topics for future feature stories and talk show segments. The Senior Producer has experience in anchoring and producing newscasts and is comfortable toggling between on-air and online to get the story out.

    Our newsroom often must react quickly to major breaking news events. The Senior Producer is skilled at handling multiple duties during these times, is quick to get sound from the key players and turn it around to air within minutes, and takes the lead in moving our resources to cover the story effectively.

    Houston is among America’s most diverse cities, a place of near-constant growth, a city that some say is what the country will look like in decades to come. For those reasons, it’s an exciting and dynamic place to be a journalist.

    If that’s what you’re looking for, and if you read the description of our Senior Producer and said, “That’s me!”, please apply now. We look forward to learning more about you.

  • News Anchor

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    The “best places” lists consistently say Houston is a city with low everyday expenses, the most diversity, a place where it’s easy to meet people, to find affordable housing, a city with nation-leading science, health and energy industries, and a city with some of the best tacos in America! Those are just some of the reasons why it’s also a great city in which to be a journalist. At Houston Public Media, we’re looking for a Morning News Anchor who is an enterprising journalist with skills to lead and innovate as we build a new morning team. We’re looking for a broadcast journalist who also knows the value of building an audience through effective use of social media and engagement. We’re looking for a good fit with NPR’s sound and sensibilities; delivery that is credible and serious but conversational. Likewise, we want a serious journalist with an established record of award-winning reporting.

    You’ll anchor newscasts and introduce our feature segments, working on-air with our morning host and off-air with a senior producer. Through collaboration with our news team, you’ll produce topical, relevant, and intriguing content in a variety of forms (two-ways with newsmakers and reporters, your own radio features and web buildouts). You’ll be a mentor and coach for our substitute anchors. The work will be challenging but rewarding. The Houston region provides ample opportunities to report some of the nation’s biggest stories, not only locally but for our statewide and national broadcast partners as well. You may also be included in special reporting projects. We look forward to hearing about your interest in joining us.

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

 

The Texas Newsroom

  • Statewide Managing Editor

    The Managing Editor serves as the top editor for The Texas Newsroom and manages day-to day operations in collaboration with station newsrooms, leading a regional staff, and directing the statewide newsroom in all capacities with guidance of the TTN Executive Team. While station newsroom managers have direct oversight of station employees and daily coverage, station newsrooms and TTN work in a cooperative spirit to produce increased regional coverage, curate content from around the state, and develop journalists.

    The Managing Editor will work collaboratively with Texas Newsroom partner stations to coordinate resources needed for major breaking news and for stories developed and managed by TTN. This editor will ensure high editorial and ethical standards for content produced through The Texas Newsroom.

    For more information and to apply, check the KERA Employment page.

 

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

    We accept interns in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. The internship is up to 20 hours a week and requires eligibility for course credit (at any school) or the University of Houston’s work-study program.

    Please send your resume, short motivation letter and 2-3 work samples to newsinternship@houstonpublicmedia.org.