The Texas Tribune — a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization — is hiring a part-time temporary audio news producer to work on our daily audio brief.
Timeframe and schedule: 20 hours per week from mid-April through July, Sunday - Thursday 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., with some flexibility in case of late-breaking news
Compensation: $700 per week ($35/hour) for 14 weeks
Location: Remote or in our downtown Austin office
Write, produce, record, voice, edit and upload a daily news update podcast.
Condense complex news stories into understandable summaries for a general audience.
Occasionally work with reporters to add their voice and insight to news updates.
Monitor The Texas Tribune website and attend afternoon news meetings to stay current on top stories of the day.
Work with the Tribune’s night news editor to refine and polish the daily podcast script.
Work with the audience department to create products/clips for social media promotion.
Ability to handle the technical aspects of recording audio.
Comfortable editing audio in Adobe Premiere or Adobe Audition.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Familiarity with The Texas Tribune’s mission and coverage areas.
Ability to work independently.
Demonstrate sound news judgment.
Experience with audio narration or voice work preferred.
We know there are great candidates who won’t check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
About The Texas Tribune
Here’s what you should know about the Tribune. From day one we’ve had disruption, innovation and risk-taking in our DNA. We’re ambitious as all get out but still have the punch-above-your-weight mentality of a scrappy start-up. We believe we can meet the demands of our audience and our own expectations for excellence without breaking the bank — or our staff. We understand not everything is a story for us — we have to make choices — but we’re always looking to expand our boundaries. We’re nonprofit because the challenging economic reality for media these days obligates us to find a different way, reliable and sustainable, to fund serious journalism. We’re nonpartisan because we live in the United States of Confirmation Bias — and we don’t need to be part of the problem. We don’t need to be yet another source of information affirming the voices and perspectives that are already in people’s heads. At the same time, nonpartisan is not non-thinking. We call B.S. when B.S. needs to be called.
All of us at the Trib believe the best way to achieve that mission is to resemble the state we cover. We’re committed to building an inclusive newsroom for people of all backgrounds and ages, and we’re taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for this role, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
How to Apply
Submit your application by March 17 with a résumé and brief cover letter explaining your qualifications. Include a link to a project or two that you worked on, telling us about your contributions in getting it ready for publication. For questions, contact managing editor Darla Cameron at email@example.com.
The Texas Tribune is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for all, and we encourage applicants of all identities, backgrounds, ages, and abilities to apply. Learn more about The Texas Tribune here.