The Texas Newsroom is seeking a digital breaking news reporter/producer to tell critical statewide stories on multiple digital platforms to audiences across the Lone Star State. The Texas Newsroom is the landmark regional news collaboration of public radio stations across the state and NPR.
Position summary: This is a new, full-time position focused on telling the most important Texas stories of the day to digital audiences across the state. The reporter/producer will write and curate quick-turn breaking news stories based on original reporting and on reporting from partner stations. Assignments may range from writing a breaking news story on a key Texas Supreme Court ruling to pulling together a sweeping story on how debates over mask mandates are playing out in schools around the state. The ideal candidate knows how to spot a great statewide story, write clearly and quickly, infuse breaking stories with context that matters to audiences and prioritize sourcing that reflects the diversity of Texas. This is a highly collaborative position that involves working closely with editors and reporters at multiple public radio stations.
Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000, depending on experience
How to apply: Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume. Include a cover letter summarizing how you’d approach this position, as well as links to 3-5 examples of your best digital stories.