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

Senior Director of Engineering

Nebraska Public Media is searching for an innovative and collaborate Senior Director of Engineering. This is professional work providing technical and advisory support to the Chief Technology Officer for the technical administration of broadcast network systems. The incumbent maintains responsibility for a variety of functions concerning broadcast, internet based distribution and/or production equipment as well as supervising the personnel who direct the operation of such equipment; performs related work as required.

Posted Jan. 18, 2024

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Senior Network Engineer

Provide system administration for Microsoft/Active Directory platforms. Manage a VMware Vsphere virtual server environment for over 185 servers. Provide support services for Enterprise SAN including monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Manage and maintain the video editing network and systems, VoIP phone system, endpoint security, and VMware VDI virtual desktop environment. Expertise in Cisco firewalls and switches, as well as advanced experience in network architecture and multiple VLAN routing. Expertise in SQL database management/maintenance. Provides project management and oversight for system migrations, implementation, and administration.

Posted Jan. 19, 2024

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Email humanresources@nebraskapublicmedia.org for more.

Office Associate (Part-Time)

Provide administrative/operational support to Nebraska Public Media including: Radio Manager, News Department, and general administration by scheduling meetings, processing expense invoices, preparing forms, answering phones and correspondence, preparing confidential memos and reports, and maintaining department files. Maintain supplies for the department and manage basic office functions as needed. Assist with station events which may include taking photos, emailing guests, and posting information to social media.

Posted Jan. 24, 2024

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Digital News Content Producer

The digital news content producer creates original news content and works with staff reporters and freelancers to deliver their content across digital platforms. The position will help grow the digital skills of newsroom staff to serve new and existing audiences and finding ways to broaden the reach of Nebraska Public Media News. The ideal candidate is a digitally savvy journalist who has a passion for storytelling, a strong understanding of digital media, and an understanding of how to best use strong visuals.

This collaborative journalist will serve our digital audience by producing, editing, and publishing content on various platforms including websites, e-newsletters, social media, and podcasts using common digital analytics tools to report out results and to make changes to improve reach and impact.

Reporting to the News Director, the position is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day online/digital presence of Nebraska Public Media News ensuring all digital content is optimized for search results, meets style-guide standards, and aligns with Nebraska Public Media editorial standards.

Posted Jan. 25, 2024

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Email humanresources@nebraskapublicmedia.org for more.

Assistant Chief Engineer

Nebraska Public Media is searching for an individual to join our dynamic team as an Assistant Chief Engineer. We are seeking an experienced and innovative individual to contribute to the technical excellence and operational efficiency of our broadcasting systems and infrastructure. The key duty of the Assistant Chief Engineer is to assist the Network Operations Chief Engineer in installation, maintenance, administration, operation, integration, and monitoring of broadcast and non-broadcast technical equipment. If you’re passionate about leveraging cutting-edge technology to deliver high-quality media experiences to our audience, we invite you to explore this exciting opportunity.

Posted Jan. 26, 2024

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Digital Marketing Specialist

Nebraska Public Media is looking for a highly skilled professional to join our Communications team. The ideal candidate has experience with digital marketing techniques targeting specific audiences through digital platforms and the ability to read and understand digital analytics to improve performance of marketing. Must be creative, able to work independently and alongside our team to brainstorm inventive ways to promote our station. The ideal candidate also has experience writing for and editing publications and news releases and copywriting for various types of ads in print, online, on radio, and on television. Require someone with a good eye for visual design, in digital and print, to understand what works best as they work to coordinate with the Graphics team on assignments for digital ads, social media content and broadcast elements.

Posted Jan. 31, 2024

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Accountant I

Under general supervision, positions at this level perform paraprofessional technical work or routine professional accounting functions in the day-to-day maintenance and reporting of accounting and/or financial data in an established accounting/financial system of limited complexity. Work involves performing recurring traditional accounting functions such as posting data, reconciling ledgers, journals, worksheets and accounts, processing deposits, approving payment documents, and preparing various standardized accounting/fiscal reports.

Posted Jan. 31, 2024

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Email humanresources@nebraskapublicmedia.org for more.

Digital Engagement & Fundraising Specialist

Nebraska Public Media is seeking a Digital Engagement & Fundraising Specialist who will be responsible for growing Nebraska Public Media’s digital engagement and fundraising efforts. This position will create online, digital, social media, email engagement and promotion of content and fundraising efforts for Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations. Using Nebraska Public Media’s donor management software, create reports and assess the success of digital fundraising efforts. Identify and develop paid and organic marketing and advertising campaigns through social media, digital, email, streaming and more. Produce messaging aligned with brand standards and timed strategically among other communication efforts. Using Google Analytics and digital reporting tools, evaluate performance and extract actionable insight about the success of digital engagement and fundraising efforts (ROI’s, KPI’s, Conversion). Follow the trends of digital engagement, fundraising, marketing and advertising.

Posted Feb. 6, 2024

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Email humanresources@nebraskapublicmedia.org for more.

Procurement & Administrative Assistant

Nebraska Public Media tells the state’s stories, first-hand, through the voices of the people who live here. With local content, plus trusted programming from PBS and NPR, we’re your source for meaningful content covering news, sports, education and culture. We are currently looking for a Procurement and Administrative Assistant to join our engineering team!

This position completes the following tasks including but not limited to administrative duties for surplus, correlating received purchase orders with invoices and packing lists, administrate work with the physical inventory, procedures related to travel, credit cards, and fixed assets as well as provided advanced administrative support to a high-level manager in our technology and engineering department.

Posted Feb. 13, 2024

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Communications Student Worker

Great opportunity for Advertising, PR and Journalism majors. The Communications Team at Nebraska Public Media, is seeking a student worker who would be responsible for completing special projects as assigned, providing assistance to the staff and general office work. This is a paid position through the University of Nebraska working for the local PBS and NPR affiliates. Applicants must be able to work year-round, 15-20 hours a week with flexible schedule during regular business hours.

Employee may work on a variety of projects including, but not limited to, news releases, tracking media clips, coordination of graphics for advertising, promotion and other administrative duties as needed. Must have strong communication skills, creativity and ability to write and edit news releases using AP Style. Looking for an organized, self-starter who enjoys problem solving and building creative solutions. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. May represent us occasionally at public functions, along with other staff members.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume to humanresources@nebraskapublicmedia.org

Posted Feb. 20, 2024

Email humanresources@nebraskapublicmedia.org for more.

Media/Business Development Data Analyst

Are you someone who is driven by their curiosity? Do you find yourself often turning to and working with data to answer your questions? Are you interested in a role supporting media/marketing professionals to meet their ambitious goals of crafting stories, engaging audiences, and creating impact? If so, come join our dynamic team!

Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Station, is on the lookout for a Media/Business Development Data Analyst to assist in conducting research and analysis by standardizing and automating the collection, extraction, transformation, and storage of media/marketing data. Employ industry standard data management and warehousing processes and procedures to ensure high quality data for analysis. Findings from this data are used to guide business decisions for internal staff, as well as reports for state and federal organizations. Assist in data analysis and report generation.

Posted Feb. 20, 2024

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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.