Job Description:

WHO WE ARE:
KERA reaches more than 2 million people weekly through KERA TV, KERA News, KXT and Art&Seek. For more than 60 years, North Texans have turned to KERA as a destination for trusted educational programming and initiatives, community engagement and lifelong learning.

 

As we seek to recognize and reflect the increasing diversity among our audiences, we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives to consider employment opportunities at KERA.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

KERA is seeking a full-time copywriter to join our innovative Marketing team and create impeccable copy that connects audiences to KERA’s many essential services. This includes copy for marketing campaigns, on-air and off-air fundraising, social media, web and more across all of KERA’s channels (KERA TV, KERA News, KXT, KERA Kids, etc.). The ideal candidate will be someone who LOVES to write in a variety of voices across many platforms and has a sharp instinct for reaching and connecting with audiences.

 

This is an entry-level position that welcomes creativity and opportunities for growth and professional development. This position is classified as FLSA exempt and is not eligible for overtime.

 

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
We believe a strong organization includes employees from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences and passions. If you do not meet every job qualification but have some of these skills and feel you could be a good fit, we would like to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself.

 

  • Write copy for a wide variety of platforms, including web, print, mail, on-air, social and more
  • Proofread and edit audience-facing communications
  • Write, edit and assist in strategic fundraising messaging
  • Generate ideas and concepts for new campaigns and audience development / engagement
  • Work closely with the Audience Development team on strategy and coordination of key initiatives and audience engagement
  • Work closely with KERA’s graphic design team to execute compelling marketing campaigns
  • Be an active participant in KERA’s work towards equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging
  • Work in a manner that is consistent with KERA’s mission, vision and values; and maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Comply with KERA’s COVID policies
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

 

This list of job duties is not exhaustive and is subject to regular reviews and updates

 

        

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL:

  • EXCELLENT writing skills
  • Love of writing, editing and proofreading
  • Did we mention writing? :)
  • Enthusiasm for audience development and engagement
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration and working well with others
  • Ability to absorb and incorporate feedback from stakeholders across the organization
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, and efficiency
  • Excellent time management skills

 

 

BONUS IF YOU BRING:

  • Passion for public media
  • Intern or work experience in marketing, advertising, media or nonprofit environment.

 

 

 

SALARY RANGE

$55,000 - $65,000, depending on experience

 

 

 BENEFITS

  • Generous vacation (3 weeks), sick (8 days), personal time (2 days) and holidays (10)
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
  • KERA-paid short and long-term disability, basic life insurance and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible scheduling and hybrid work environment
  • 403b plan with KERA-match after 1 year 
  • Culture intentionally focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Robust employee assistance program available to the employee and all members of their household

 

 

LOCATION:

We expect that this position will work out of our Dallas office at least 25% of the time. 


 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Complete the application on KERA’s employment page.
  • Attach a resume and cover letter summarizing how you’d approach the job, professional accomplishments and qualifications.
  • Please provide one (1) sample of writing, no more than 500 words. Writing sample can be social media posts, marketing copy, memo, fundraising communication, article, essay, short answer prompt or other work of similarity.

 

 

KERA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

KERA believes that diversity is important to our success. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Dallas, TX
United States
Job Category: 
Communications/Marketing
Job Type: 
Full time
Minimum Salary: 
$55,000.00
Maximum Salary: 
$65,000.00
Phone: 
(214) 740-9348