Careers and Internships

Nebraska Public Media offers a full spectrum of communications services to the citizens of Nebraska, the nation and the world. Some of these services include a nine-station, statewide noncommercial public television network affiliated with PBS; a nine-station, statewide noncommercial public radio network affiliated with NPR; a cutting-edge Digital Media Group; and state-of-the-art audio, video and multimedia production capability delivered via broadcast, satellite, cable, Internet and broadband delivery channels.

Nebraska Public Media is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and offers competitive salary and benefit packages. Most of our employment opportunities are located in Lincoln, Nebraska, population approximately 250,000. Lincoln is the state capital and is also the home of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln -- part of the Big Ten Conference and a major research university in the Great Plains region.

  • A nine-station, statewide noncommercial public television network affiliated with PBS.
  • A nine-station, statewide noncommercial public radio network affiliated with NPR.
  • Nebraska Public Media Labs – a cutting edge center for experimentation in emerging media.
  • State-of-the-art audio, video and multimedia production capability delivered via broadcast, satellite, cable, Internet and broadband delivery channels.

Available Jobs

Media Archivist

Help take care of valuable public television and radio assets in Nebraska! Our archives are brimming with news, arts, history and sports content. We need a Media Archivist to develop strategies and best practices for the preservation of audio, video, and digital assets and the taxonomy structure for metadata to make the collections searchable and accessible. The archivist will develop a system for making the existing archives more valuable and useable for broadcast and digital projects and will set forth standards for preservation and cataloging of new media including the training of staff on standard operating procedures.

Posted April 3, 2023

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Transmission Site Manager

This position will be situated in the Scottsbluff area and will work independently to test, configure, calibrate, install, operate, update, repair and perform systems and transmitter preventative maintenance to television and radio transmitters and associated equipment. The site manager will also maintain and repair low power TV and radio transmitters and NOAA regional National Weather Service transmission equipment.

Posted April 13, 2023

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Video Broadcast Engineer

Under limited supervision, assist in the full operation of a mobile broadcasting unit and studio broadcasts - including maintenance, direction of technical staff on location, staffing, and equipment. Assist the Remote Technical Supervisor with the responsibility of setting up, coordinating, and maintaining a wide variety of electrical, electronic, and satellite equipment for mobile television broadcasts to achieve the desired output of the broadcast.

Posted May 3, 2023

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Director of Project Productions and Services

The Director of Project Productions & Services reports to the Executive Director, works closely with every member of the Vision Maker Media (VMM) team, and oversees and directs a growing grant-funded projects department.

The role will conceptualize the Projects Department’s growth and provide strategic leadership with VMM senior manager team, grant-funded project management direction, and administrative oversight of VMM’s funded projects. Administratively, the position oversees and directs efficient and accurate systems and database management for archiving, reporting, tracking, and analytics.

Activities include conceptualizing, implementing, developing further projects and initiatives’ productions and services, while maintaining and growing the base of the Native Youth Media, Creative Shorts Fellowship, Filmmaker Professional Development, Archives, and the Give-Back projects. Develop and direct innovative partnership strategies for each of these projects.
Responsibilities include working with VMM accounting on annual budget development and reporting; directing project staff in researching project opportunities; managing grant funded documents; meeting production deadlines; tracking project analysis for services impact. This position supervises five or more staff, student workers, contractors, grant-funded projects.

Posted May 4, 2023

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Studio/Remote Production Supervisor

This position has responsibility and supervision of skilled full time crew and temporary production staff during all TV studio and remote location multi-camera productions. Operate and set up Grass Valley video production switchers. Provide direction and make decisions based on technical workflows needed for shows. Be able to both direct and follow the guidance of a Director during a live show. Make on the fly decisions regarding camera shots, angles, graphics, and the occasional audio control. Providing guidance to the rest of the control room for technical checks and rehearsals. Train technical directors in all aspects of switchers and mentor aspiring directors.

This position actively gathers and disseminates information with producers and directors to identify any special needs required for each studio/remote from conception, through pre-production, during setup, live production and strike. Upon gathering the information, this position then evaluates and determines equipment needs and placement, as well as personnel assignment, while balancing the needs of the production, budgetary concerns of the network, and providing training opportunities in order to build a broader experienced base.

This position directs most OB/Remote live multi-camera productions and the more complex live and recorded multi-camera studio productions. This position has multiple roles related to contract productions: Technical Director, Contractual contact, Tech Manager; and Operations Coordinator.

This position will also conduct training on various technical procedures and techniques necessary to ensure the proper care and use of HD production gear as well as the remote production trailer. Creates schedules for Production Services staff and independent freelance workers, assists in scheduling EFP resources using sophisticated scheduling software. Administer and trouble-shoot scheduling software. Must possess a high degree of operational knowledge of the software, in order to create reports and weekly reconciliation for the Accounting department. Coordinates venue contact communication, which includes scheduling, negotiating space for equipment, and resolving safety issues in compliance with University and host guidelines.

Posted May 4, 2023

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Director of Engineering - Network Division

This is professional work providing technical and advisory support to the Assistant General Manager - Technology Services for the technical administration of the ETV Broadcast Network System. The incumbent maintains responsibility for a variety of functions concerning broadcast and/or production equipment as well as supervising the personnel who direct the operation of such equipment; performs related work as required.

Responsible for the day-to-day technical operation and maintenance of the Broadcast Network Operation Center, Media Operation Center and/or production center, transmission systems including associated equipment. Assumes responsibility for the entire network system in the absence of the Assistant General Manager - Technical Services.

Coordinates ordering of parts from suppliers and distributes to appropriate engineering areas. Evaluates technical performance of broadcast and /or transmitter systems. Assumes operational responsibility and control for certain engineering areas, including budget assigned to those areas. Acts as principle coordinator for network distribution and supervises statewide interconnection service. Initiates television engineering research and participates in the design of modification of technical operation procedures.

Supervises the construction and implementation of new or modified technical systems. Coordinates staff and equipment and assigns work priorities within areas of responsibility. Evaluates technical specifications and operating standards of equipment as well as personnel requirements and the performance of staff. Formulates technical standards of operations for review and approval of the Assistant General Manager - Technical Services.

Posted May 11, 2023

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Managing Editor

Provide supervision, editing, training and coaching for news reporters and producers. Oversee daily news planning and production. Develop news content for radio, television, web and mobile. The ideal candidate will be a skilled broadcast and digital story teller who can produce compelling content and help others to do the same.

Posted May 12, 2023

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Digital Media Specialist

The Digital Media Specialist implements Vision Maker Media’s (VMM) public relations strategies and plans to deploy successful digital media campaigns that align with Vision Maker Media’s mission and vision. The Digital Media Specialist manages and delivers VMM’s digital media assets to vendors and/or contractors; track, and post digital content for VMM’s social media, collect and report social media data, and monitor digital trends that best educate and engage audience participation regarding VMM’s content.

As a member of the VMM team, the ideal candidate demonstrates proficiency with all current, new and changing digital media knowledge and social media use; digital media campaign data collection and research; organizing, monitoring and managing multiple overlapping digital multimedia campaigns and content; rectifying challenging digital needs and trends for VMM’s digital footprint that continues to expand and grow; and interject real-time and/or projected problem-solving to digital glitches, lessons learned, challenges and obstacles, and unwanted cyber intrusions, malware and threats.

Posted May 19, 2023

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Software Developer

Works as part of a team to develop elegant solutions that solve software problems related to spatial user experiences. Majority of the time spent working in a 3D development engine (primarily Unity) or writing code in C# and other object-oriented languages for use in the creation of virtual and augmented reality experiences. Is involved in both the initial development of the spatial experience as well as porting the experience to different apps or xR platforms. Knowledge of Unity is required, ARKit and ARCore is preferred. Knowledge of trends in technology and usage in immersive media and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment is required.

Posted May 23, 2023

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ITS Support Specialist

This position will assist with managing the Nebraska Public Media Help Desk and will be the liaison between ITS System/Network Admin and Director of ITS. Individual will be responsible for managing internal inventory and ticketing system, end user troubleshooting and ticket escalation to 2nd and 3rd tier as necessary. This position may occasionally work with 3rd party vendors in relation to ongoing projects & issues internal to Nebraska Public Media, also some end user support for Avid editing environment may be occasionally necessary.

Posted May 26, 2023

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Business Development Representative

Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, has built a loyal audience of viewers and listeners that have come to rely on our station for local and national news, weather, arts and culture and original local programming.
Nebraska Public Media is currently seeking a Corporate Support Representative to strengthen connections within our Greater Nebraska business communities by gaining new sponsors and cultivating existing partnerships.
This role will assist in securing underwriting (advertising) for radio and television programming, Nebraska Public Media events, and initiatives across digital products and multimedia platforms. This position will have the opportunity to work out of our Lincoln, NE office, or remotely in Grand Island, Hastings or Kearney, as appropriate. Account interaction will be over the phone, over Zoom, and may require occasional travel to visit with clients around the state of Nebraska as needed using company car.

Posted June 1, 2023

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Senior Reporter

Create, produce, write, and edit complex and in-depth multi-platform enterprise journalism for Nebraska Public Media News. Media content can include producing programs, segments, long and short form news stories for television, radio, and digital audiences. Strong writing and original storytelling skills and organizational skills are vital to this position. Is encouraged to propose, produce, write, and present regional and national programs and projects. Mentor reporters and student workers.

Posted June 1, 2023

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Procurement Specialist

Positions in the Procurement series operate in accordance with statutes and regulations to solicit sources of goods and/or services and analyze prices, discount rates, delivery dates, transportation charges, previous performance of suppliers, current commitments, indications of financial responsibility, and recommend the most advantageous offer based on findings.

Positions may perform contract administration functions for the procurement of goods and services, including the development of bid specifications, management of competitive bid process, negotiating contracts, monitoring of suppliers, contractors and service providers’ performance in the fulfillment of their contractual obligations, and ensuring appropriate actions are taken to promptly remedy any deficiencies observed in contract implementation, scope or terms and conditions.

Posted June 2, 2023

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Nebraska Public Media is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and offers competitive salary and benefit packages. Most of our employment opportunities are located in Lincoln, Nebraska, population approximately 250,000. Lincoln is the state capitol, and is also the home of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln -- part of the Big Ten Conference and a major research university in the Great Plains region.