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Houston Public Media Positions

  • Assistant Director, Production Operation

  • Reporter 1 (HPM)

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    We’re looking for a general assignments reporter who is hungry to cover the big stories of the day. The ideal candidate will have experience covering daily hard news and breaking news for broadcast and digital platforms. Houston has a seemingly endless number of major stories and this reporter will have the opportunity to file newscast spots, digital articles and features for local, statewide and national audiences.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • On-air delivery consistent with NPR standards
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge of audio production software such as Adobe Audition
    • Knowledge of WordPress or other CMS platforms
    • Direct experience covering daily news

    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.

    Items Needed: Resume, Cover Letter, News Writing Samples, Audio Clips

  • 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

  • Producer 2 (HPM)

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    This position is integral in the production of the Houston Matters daily radio talk show: identifying the next day’s lead story and booking guests for that segment. Producer will also book guests and write/produce other show segments throughout the week; brainstorm and pitch upcoming topics; assist the newsroom in pulling clips from the show; screen phone calls and line produce during station talk shows; assist with on-air fundraising; and other duties as needed.
  • Maintenance Engineer

  • Producer 3 (HPM)

  • Executive Administrative Assistant (HPM)

  • Producer 3

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    Houston Public Media is searching for an experienced MEDIA PRODUCER, responsible for programming our daily radio talk show/podcast TOWN SQUARE; for implementing creative strategies to promote and build audience for the show; and for developing new projects across all media. This position has unlimited potential, please share this post with your most creative friends and colleagues.

  • Development Coordinator 2

  • Director, Creative Services (HPM)

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    We are currently searching for a Director of Creative Services. This innovative and creative leader will help grow our organization by strengthening our brand, growing our audiences, expanding our reach and strengthening our financial future. As Director of Creative Services, you will be our brand champion and will leverage research, ratings and digital metrics to grow news, entertainment, educational and cultural programming across all platforms. We are looking for a hands-on, creative leader, coach and mentor. The Director of Creative Services will be a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion and will reflect that commitment in hiring practices, culture building and the creation of promotional and branding assets.

    Houston Public Media is experiencing an exciting period of growth. Our next Director of Creative Services will work collaboratively with leaders from the news, revenue, digital, operations and programming teams to grow our brand, strengthen our financial future and increase our share of audience.

    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.

  • 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.

  • News Anchor (HPM)

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.