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

News Director

Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Station seeks a visionary leader for its award-winning, 10-member multi-platform news team which is part of regional partnerships and a national collaborative with NPR. The ideal News Director candidate will have a passion for enterprise journalism, devotion to editorial integrity and ethical standards and practices, ability to create and execute strategies, proven track record creating compelling and engaging news content on multiple platforms, strong leadership, supervisory, editing, and communication skills, and a familiarity with public media journalism. On-air radio and/or television experience, audio and video production, project management, and knowledge of Nebraska and the Midwest, are bonuses. Nebraska Public Media is a statewide media company based in Lincoln, Nebraska, a growing Midwest city with extensive bicycling and walking trails, multiple colleges and universities, a vibrant music and arts scene, and outstanding public schools.

For more details and to apply, please visit; https://employment.unl.edu/postings/80654

Posted Aug. 2, 2022

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Transmission Site Manager - Scottsbluff/Alliance

This position will be primarily based in the Scottsbluff/Alliance area. The Transmission site Manager 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, radio transmitters and NOAA regional National Weather Service transmission equipment.

Posted Aug. 12, 2022

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Media Services Coordinator

Coordinates and produces Nebraska Public Media broadcast program schedules on a monthly basis and changes when necessary. Communicates and works with the Nebraska Public Media Program Manager and contractual service provider for program services to insure accuracy in the schedules. Acquires program offer information for national and local productions, enters metadata, rights and acquires media needed to distribute the content. Responsible for producing Nebraska Public Media television broadcast logs and Nebraska Public Media Radio logs. Coordinates program acquisition and formats for Pledge drives. Insures correct Pledge program versions are acquired and ready for broadcast. Communicates any deviations or discrepancies in Pledge schedules. Coordinates television and radio underwriting contracts insuring flights are properly placed to execute contracts for all broadcast channels. Maintains the media library database, insuring that Nebraska Public Media broadcast production masters are secured in the archive/vault.

For more details and to apply, please visit: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/82012

Posted Sept. 26, 2022

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Production Engineer

Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations is seeking a Production Engineer responsible for monitoring all equipment in the Avid edit suites, assist the maintenance department with troubleshooting, software upgrades and equipment installation; computer editing, setup and operation of video cameras, and operation of media servers. This position will monitor the Studio and editing aspects of the Network Monitor and Control System.

For more details and to apply, please visit: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/82087

Posted Sept. 30, 2022

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Television Master Control Operator

Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations is looking for a professional who will perform scheduled switching operations for Nebraska Public Media (NPM) Media Control and/or Network Operations Center as logged, using automated playlists and manual processes. Perform video server, videotape, and optical disc operations; records and plays programming for all Nebraska Public Media’s multichannel broadcast television, cable, Video-On-Demand, and streaming services. Uses remote control software to operate statewide Digital TV, FM, and HD radio transmitters and translators. Perform on-going system measurements for Nebraska Public Media using waveform monitors, vectorscopes, stream analyzers, and audio measurement devices. Monitor and control all auxiliary services, including but not limited to: Closed Captioning, Second Audio Programming, Audio Description, Nebraska Public Media Radio, and Radio Talking Book. Responsible for control of the statewide Emergency Alert System and AMBER alerts. Other duties include satellite uplinks and coordination with the Public Broadcasting Service on their Diverse, Disaster and Maintenance System. For more details and to apply, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska/jobs/3750034/television-master-control-operator?keywords=television&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Posted Oct. 5, 2022

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On Air Host/Multimedia Reporter/Producer

Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s NPR Station is looking for a journalist to host “Morning Edition.” This is one of our most prominent on-air radio voices, and we’re searching for an early-riser who appreciates public media and is informed, inquisitive, engaging, flexible, collaborative, and unafraid to take on new opportunities. When you’re not hosting, you are reporting on a broad-range of topics for broadcast and digital audiences from health to education to politics to the environment. Join our newsroom of 10 in one of the most-livable cities in the country, Lincoln, Nebraska.
View requisition S_220806 at https://employment.unl.edu for additional details and to apply. Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review will begin August 4. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Posted Oct. 28, 2022

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Major and Planned Giving Officer

Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s NPR Station is looking for a Major and Planned Giving Officer who will be responsible for identifying and securing local and regional major and planned gifts and grants in support of the Nebraska Public Media Foundations primarily by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewardship of major donors and planned gifts. High level candidates will: Develop and implement a solicitation strategy for each donor and each prospect. Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements, and gift illustrations. Maintains working knowledge of current planned gift instruments and develop materials and strategies that support planned gift fundraising. Assist the Director of Major and Planned Giving and the Chief Strategy Officer in department activities to attain foundation goals as well as participate in organization planning and development. For more details and to apply, please visit https://employment.unl.edu/postings/82355

Posted Oct. 19, 2022

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On Call Radio Announcer

Nebraska Public Media is seeking an On Call/Part Time Radio Announcer with live radio experience hosting both classical and news magazine programming. The On Call Announcer will be a primary relief announcer for full time announcers. A good opportunity for a person who is available to work occasional weekday, weeknight and weekend air shifts. Will include some holidays.

Posted Oct. 24, 2022

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Business Development Representative

Are you an experienced sales representative looking to write a new chapter?
Do you want to end your sales day knowing you’ve made a difference?

If so, Nebraska Public Media is looking for YOU!

Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, is searching for 2 (two) experienced salespersons to join our Corporate Support Team.
This team is responsible for developing business relationships across the Nebraska Public Media portfolio, including Radio, Television, and Digital Underwriting Sales (Advertising), Event Sponsorships and Local Production Partnerships.
One opportunity exists to service the Western Nebraska market, with the other focused on the Omaha Market. Both include flexibility to work from home in market, or out of our Lincoln, NE home office, as desired.

Client interaction will be over the phone, over Zoom, and may require occasional in-market day travel to visit with clients. Company car provided.
Job responsibilities include: develop strategic sales relationships with existing and prospective clients; create, present and close multi-platform sponsorship opportunities; help clients meet content and production requirements and deadlines through account management; achieve monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue goals; provide reporting, and attend in-person and virtual meetings as necessary.

Posted Oct. 25, 2022

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Customer Service Assistant

The Customer Service Assistant will work mornings at Nebraska Public Media’s front desk and will be responsible for answering incoming calls, routing calls, and answering general questions. Process check and credit card transactions for membership department, sales transactions, and web transactions. Performs data entry into accounting system. Responsible for additional support duties as assigned. For more details and to apply, please visit: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/82606

Posted Nov. 1, 2022

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Development Specialist

Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, seeks a development coordinator to lead the creation and implementation of a mid-level giving program. Assist in organizing, implementing and supporting membership efforts with strong emphasis on fundraising support, donor development and cultivation, and data analysis. Oversee PBS Passport program. Assist with fundraising and cultivation events. Conduct research related to fundraising activities, and identify new annual giving opportunities. Maintains database records and provides exceptional donor relations. For more details and to apply, please visit: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/82601

Posted Nov. 1, 2022

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Remote Technical Supervisor

Nebraska Public Media, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations is looking for a professional who under administrative direction will be responsible for audio and video broadcast engineering functions and the full operation of a mobile broadcasting unit including maintenance, supervision of technical staff, budgeting, location, staff, and equipment. This position will be responsible for and supervise the set up, coordination and maintenance of a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment for mobile television broadcasts.

Posted Nov. 14, 2022

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Radio Producer

Nebraska Public Media is looking for a Radio Producer to be a backup broadcast announcer, hosting classical and news programming. Will produce and anchor newscasts as well as substitute announcing on news programs. Will lead the creation of content for podcasts, broadcast specials, social media and other digital platforms. Content creation includes feature work for a weekly arts and culture program, on-air fundraising and promotion. Will envision, recruit and train a production team of interns and freelance contributors. Assist in the recording of field concerts and the production of remotes

Posted Nov. 22, 2022

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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.