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august, 2023

augEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE LCD | Newsroom Producer @ Texas Tech Public Media

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KTTZ Radio Station | Newsroom Producer


Newsroom Producer


KTTZ Radio Station

Position Description

Produces television or radio programs. May supervise other personnel. May be required to possess a valid driver’s license. Incumbent may be required to operate a vehicle from the TTU/TTUHSC motor pool to perform the job.

About the Department and/or College

Texas Tech Public Media’s mission is to educate, inform, and inspire, and we take that public service mission to heart. We open opportunities for intense exploration, feed your curiosity as a lifelong learner, and bring education, insight, and inspiration to communities. We serve as your stations for PBS in Lubbock and El Paso and NPR in Lubbock and San Angelo. Now that we’re one of the few remaining locally owned, operated, and governed television and news radio stations serving you, we feel our responsibility to deliver on our mission more keenly than ever before.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Produces multi-platform stories as assigned by the News Director; reports stories in appropriate forms for digital, radio and TV broadcast.
  • Hosts and produces morning newscast each weekday.
  • Guide all projects through the production process to meet deadline, budget, quality and distribution requirements.
  • Select and research topics; contact and interview sources, maintain notes & recordings, write and edit reports, produce content for distribution.
  • Proactively participates in the creative cycle of story and program origination with reporters, supervisor, and other producers.
  • Develops pitches and story ideas as needed.
  • Builds out playlists in the automation system.

Required Qualifications

Two or more years education or training beyond high school with emphasis on professional video production or related area plus two years experience in a video/multimedia environment; OR a combination of education and/or experience to equal four years.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. Understand video pre-production, production, and post production, audio recording, DSLR and video camera shooting, current media trends, and current methods of production and storytelling. Understanding and implementing NPR and PBS’ mission to help educate, inform, and enlighten viewers. Adobe creative cloud suite experience, 1-2 years of radio, television, film, or digital production experience. 1-2 years of NPR or PBS production experience, adobe creative cloud suite experience, 2-3 years of radio, television, film, or digital production experience.

Safety Information

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Occasional Duties

Planning and coordinating technical production work. May assist faculty and staff in integrating educational plans into effective teaching content. Attends meetings and is responsible for appropriate record-keeping, correspondence, phone calls, supplies and equipment. May be asked to participate in station membership campaigns and community-building events.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide three work samples with application package.

Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV, Writing Sample

Optional Attachments


Job Type

Full Time

Pay Basis


Minimum Hire Rate


Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting

Travel Required

Up to 25%



Schedule Details

This position begins the day at 6:30 a.m. hosting morning newscast.

Grant Funded?


Job Group

Skilled Technicians

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.


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