Job Description:

POSTING:                 220329

TITLE:                           Editor, TPR’s Border and Immigration Desk

REPORTS TO:              News Director



Texas Public Radio is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of more than 200,000 across a wide expanse of the state.  We are part of the Texas Newsroom, a statewide Texas Station Collaborative with NPR that allows us to provide even richer content and programming.

SUMMARY: TPR is looking for an editor who has an ear for sound and good storytelling to help shape our Border and Immigration coverage by finding and producing original story ideas and interviews and working with reporters in the newsroom to develop stories from conception to completion.

We strive to produce long-form stories that explain the interconnectivity of the U.S. Southern Border and immigration to American life, hold government and power accountable, and dispel misinformation. Our ideal candidate has a strong eye (and ear) for storytelling, and can take complex issues and transform them into meaningful and compelling narratives. We are looking for someone who is highly organized, a sharp thinker and excellent communicator.  A passion for the mission of public media is essential.



Must know and understand immigration issues, and be able to write and report with sensitivity and confidence on these subjects.

Develop relationships with sources and subject matter experts.

Make assignments for daily, medium, and long-term news coverage for broadcast and digital.

Work with reporters to craft original, long-form, sometimes investigative stories. Edit and help mix pieces using Adobe Audition. 

Assist with the copy editing and revising of digital stories. 

Work on collaborative stories with other members of The Texas Newsroom Collaborative. 

Serve as a backup radio program host. 

Participates in the production of special programming and station initiatives.

Participates appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.

Must be passionate about storytelling and great radio journalism! 

Fulfills administrative obligations related to assignments, including filing prompt and accurate program information/summaries, maintaining contact with and 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 four years newsroom experience.

Experience working in deadline-driven newsrooms.

Experience using audio editing software and equipment to produce content for broadcast.

Experience using social media platforms. 

Strong preference for candidates with public radio experience and reporters who have covered minority issues.


Proven news judgment and journalistic integrity.

Strong communications skills.

Ability to multitask and work on diverse projects concurrently in a fast-paced news environment.

Excellent writing and editing skills.

Experience editing long-form audio in Adobe Audition or comparable software.

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.


Finger Dexterity:       Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects.

Talking:                       Frequently conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly and quickly.

Hearing:                     Able to hear average or normal conversations, in person or by phone.

Repetitive Motions:  Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers.

Visual:                         Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or other materials.

Physical:                     Ability to travel. May have to lift papers, books, recording equipment and other items weighing up to 10 lbs. 


Job Location: 
San Antonio, TX
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, samples of your work, references, and salary requirements to No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying. TPR is an EEO employer.

(210) 614-8977