Careers

Marfa Public Radio believes in the capacity of public media to shape and animate who we are, where we live, and how we relate. Public media serves a critical role in our region. We are looking for people to join our team.

Marfa Public Radio is one of the most awarded small-market stations in the nation for excellence in journalism. MPR serves approximately 30,000 square miles of Far West Texas, plus an online streaming audience worldwide. In 2018, Marfa Public Radio won three National Murrow awards and 10 regional awards. This year, the station swept every category in the Texas and Oklahoma region. We believe the stories of Far West Texas are just as essential as stories from other parts of the country. We aim to be a model for public radio beyond our listening range. We are not your regular radio station.

The station has five core functions: serving as a lifeline, innovating in public media, being a beacon for local stories, providing the soundtrack of Far West Texas, and creating a place where the wide range can connect.

Marfa Public Radio is currently hiring for one position:
Morning Edition Host & Producer

To apply for a position, send a cover letter and resume to work@marfapublicradio.org.

We want our team to reflect the public we serve. We believe this is our job and that it is crucial to the vision of public media. Journalists of color and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Morning Edition Host & Producer

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • 2-years of on-air hosting experience preferred.
  • Engaging and professional on-air presence and comfort with hosting a live program.
  • Demonstrated history of maintaining high journalistic standards of objectivity, balance, and fairness.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Efficient at multitasking.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital and social media concepts and tools with an ability to think creatively about digital content.
  • Strong broadcast writing and reporting skills.
  • NPR quality anchoring and voicing skills.
  • Ability to produce NPR quality features and spot news.
  • Ability to operate digital audio broadcast equipment, including ENCO and similar systems.
  • Experience operating a broadcast board.
  • Web posting experience.
  • Experience with Adobe Audition or other digital audio editing software preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred, but not required.

This is a full-time position with benefits.
Salary Range: $37,000-$42,000

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume to work@marfapublicradio.org

Marfa Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.