Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:23

News Reporter – General Assignment/Military Life & Veterans’ Issues

Sponsoring Organization

Texas Public Radio



San Antonio, TX


Until Filled



SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable reporter with proven ability to produce significant, well-researched stories and content about a wide range of topics of interest to San Antonio and South Texas listeners.  The reporter will devote a portion of his/her time to reporting on military life and veterans’ issues as part of a national reporting project, collaborating with other public radio reporters from around the country to produce compelling stories about the American military and veterans.
TPR is a mission-driven, award-winning, multi-media organization serving an audience of more than 200,000 across a wide expanse of the state.  
Conceives, proposes, plans, and researches original stories, program segments and online content. He/she also produces daily and feature stories as well as digital content assigned by the News Director. Develops relationships with sources and information experts. Participates in the production of special programming and station initiatives. Participates in community activities such as town hall meetings and panel discussions. Utilizes social media applications to disseminate news to and engage the TPR audience. Identifies opportunities for additional coverage by others in TPR’s newsroom and promotes that coverage by serving as a resource. Participates appropriately in station fundraising and sponsorship activities and live events. Fulfills administrative obligations related to assignments, including prompt and accurate program information/summaries, keeping the News Director informed about assignments, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience.  Spanish language fluency is a plus.
A minimum of three years reporting experience and demonstrated initiative in developing sources to produce original reports.  Experience writing and producing news on multiple platforms and effectively using social media. Strong preference for candidates with public broadcasting experience.
Demonstrated sound news judgment. A passion for the mission of public radio.Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated ability to write clear, accurate, compelling stories for broadcast and online.Experience using audio editing software and equipment to produce content for broadcast. Ability to understand complex topics and convey the information in compelling reports. Technologically versatile, proficient in Microsoft Office software, with willingness to expand skills.  Multi-media skills, including experience producing and editing digital media is desirable. Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members. Self-motivated, with a “willing spirit” and the ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision. Able to work extended hours as needed and to travel, sometimes on short notice. Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license and transportation.


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