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 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.

  • 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

Transmission System Site Manager - Kearney area

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is looking for a professional to install, operate and repair digital television and radio transmitters, translators, NOAA National Weather Service transmitters and related equipment in assigned geographical service area/region, with regular trips to other Nebraska sites. Operate and repair ancillary equipment to translator and transmitter systems in Nebraska. Perform regular preventative maintenance activities of television and radio transmitters, translators, NOAA National Weather Service transmitters to ensure proper and efficient functioning of all transmission equipment. Provide supervision of tower crews and other contracted personnel doing maintenance at regional NET transmitter sites. Order and install equipment, work with vendors, and work with local land owners to ensure compliance with agreements. Supervise or install new equipment and antennas as required. Interprets CAD mechanical drawings, wiring diagrams, and detailed electronic schematic diagrams. Responsible for the upkeep of the buildings and grounds of transmitter locations. Operate and oversee maintenance of a State-provided vehicle. Make recommendations to supervisor for equipment replacement, system modifications and general operations requirements to enhance the function of the transmission sites. Operate and repair ancillary equipment to translator and transmitter systems in Nebraska. Maintain files of operation, program logs, and tower inspections, etc. and reports tower lighting failures as required by the FCC and FAA. Assist with Radio and/or TV broadcast related equipment installation and maintenance in the Kearney area NET facility.

Posted May 6, 2021

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Transmission System Site Manager - Lincoln/Omaha area

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is looking for a professional to install, operate and repair digital television and radio transmitters, translators, NOAA National Weather Service transmitters and related equipment in assigned geographical service area/region, with regular trips to other Nebraska sites. Operate and repair ancillary equipment to translator and transmitter systems in Nebraska. Perform regular preventative maintenance activities of television and radio transmitters, translators, NOAA National Weather Service transmitters to ensure proper and efficient functioning of all transmission equipment. Provide supervision of tower crews and other contracted personnel doing maintenance at regional NET transmitter sites. Order and install equipment, work with vendors, and work with local land owners to ensure compliance with agreements. Supervise or install new equipment and antennas as required. Interprets CAD mechanical drawings, wiring diagrams, and detailed electronic schematic diagrams. Responsible for the upkeep of the buildings and grounds of transmitter locations. Operate and oversee maintenance of a State-provided vehicle. Make recommendations to supervisor for equipment replacement, system modifications and general operations requirements to enhance the function of the transmission sites. Operate and repair ancillary equipment to translator and transmitter systems in Nebraska. Maintain files of operation, program logs, and tower inspections, etc. and reports tower lighting failures as required by the FCC and FAA. Assist with Radio and/or TV broadcast related equipment installation and maintenance in the Lincoln/Omaha area NET facility.

Posted May 6, 2021

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Director of Television Production

Nebraska Public Media (formerly NET) is looking for a Director of Television Production with a deep understanding of and skillset in creating, developing, implementing, and evaluating television productions and related original digital content for local, regional, and national audiences and serves as Executive Producer for a variety of content including live sports, documentaries, and series following journalistic standards and practices with editorial integrity at the core of content creation. View requisition S_210318 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 June 2. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Posted May 13, 2021

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Network Engineer

Nebraska Public Media (formerly NET) is looking for a professional to perform network and server support for Nebraska Public Media Enterprise & broadcast Network. Maintain Networking equipment, VOIP phone system, VMWare, storage & server OS. Design, install and integrate systems for the Network Operations Center and Transmission sites. Diagnose and troubleshoot network problems. Install & configure all Nebraska Public Media hardware/software systems. Provide maintenance for PC’s, laptops, printers, and associated peripherals, Provide end user support for enterprise and Avid editing applications. Move computer hardware and help maintain the computer hardware and software inventory, & other responsibilities assigned.

Posted May 19, 2021

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VMM Contract/Accounting Associate (Part Time)

Vision Maker Media is looking for a professional to fill a key administrative support position in their organization. Duties include grant and contract management, bookkeeping (accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll), travel authorization and expense reports, W-9, 1099, and 1096 IRS filings, administration of the organization’s database (FileMaker Pro), fixed asset inventory and assistance with the annual audit and annual reporting.

Posted May 20, 2021

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Radio Announcer/Producer

Researches and recommends potential subjects for on-air programs. Researches and writes scripts for feature programs for network broadcast. Evaluates pre-taped programming to measure production standard for possible network broadcast. Coordinates production of studio and field programs. Reviews news releases and other information for announcing on regular on-air shift. Announces an on-air shift. Assists in developing promotional materials for new programs. Please submit cover letter and resume.

Posted June 9, 2021

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Accountant III

Responsible for managing Nebraska Public Media Commission's accounting systems including State of Nebraska Enterprise One system and internal relational database comprised of general ledger, payroll administration including labor analysis, fixed asset inventory and budget development and monitoring.

Posted June 10, 2021

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Social Media Student Worker

Get hands on experience with how organizations use social media to market, while working at a student-friendly environment. Work with professional tools and learn business strategies for increasing engagement that you can list on your resume when you graduate. All while being employed by an organization that is looking to enrich the lives and engage the minds of your fellow Nebraskans.

Schedule our social media posts, including localizing suggested posts from PBS, NPR and other program providers
Identify available media resources with cleared rights for use on social media;
Help create and maintain a calendar of relevant dates for social media and other marketing opportunities
Monitor and research trending topics for social media post opportunities and Google Ad creation
Help in the creation of Google Ads
Assist in collecting and analyzing data for monthly reports
Other duties as assigned

Posted June 11, 2021

Email humanresources@NebraskaPublicMedia.org for more.

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.