Reporter 1 - (STA007252)

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Researches, reports, writes and produces multimedia spot and features for Houston Public Media (HPM) on-air and digital platforms. Serves as on-air program host, under general supervision. Individual position may be specific to either tv or radio operations.

Job Duties:

  1. Provides aesthetic and creative direction of the production process for live and recorded public media programs.
  2. Conceives, researches, develops and executes ideas and concepts into program content.
  3. Provides on-air hosting and verbal delivery consistent with highest professional broadcast standards: National Public Radio-NPR
  4. Operates station broadcast and production equipment in a professional manner consistent with NPR standards.
  5. Advance the station's public image at community outreach events.
  6. Participates in station fund-raising campaigns and special events.
  7. May assist station management by training other on-air talent or by serving as a team lead.
  8. Curates the HPM website and shares content on various social media platforms, to include Facebook, Twitter, etc..
  9. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Qualifications :

Bachelors and 3 years experience.

Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.

Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.

Certification/Licensing: Requires technical certification or licensing directly related to the job, as specified on a job description addendum.

Addtional Information:

We're looking for a serious journalist with experience covering a health beat. We have one of the world's largest medical centers that does amazing research. Furthermore, we'd love to be shedding more light on the disparities in community health related to income, climate change, gun violence, diet, and proximity to our area's chemical industries and coal-burning power plants. We also have suburban and exurban areas with limited coverage by community newspapers or radio stations, areas where our reporting would be valuable because these are some of the very locations that are most affected by things like toxic waste and particular forms of gun violence.

A major criteria to be a leading candidate for this position is to be able to tackle these challenges from Day One.

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