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

ITS Help Desk Lead

This position will be managing the Nebraska Public Media Help Desk staff 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 Dec. 14, 2022

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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 Dec. 15, 2022

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On Air Host/Multimedia Reporter/Producer

Join our talented radio team as an On-Air Host. This position, under general supervision, researches, writes and produces feature stories and programs for Nebraska Public Media; produces and announces an on-air shift for radio; performs related work as assigned. Utilizes professional judgment to determine overall content and effectiveness of radio and news programming. Researches, writes, edits, produces, and narrates a long and short-form stories to broadcast to the listening audience. Conducts and records telephone and in-person interviews by arranging interview time and place to record pertinent information that may possibly be used for broadcast. Serves as editor and lead producer or, as a team member, for large projects. Hosts special programs to include selecting music, writing and timing all leads, writing the rundown, and hosting the show. Archives newscast story audio and /or video, news copy, and related materials to be kept for future reference.

Posted Dec. 19, 2022

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Inside Sales Representative

Entry-level sales opportunity on Nebraska Public Media’s Corporate Support Team. Responsible for reaching out to new and existing clients to renew or sell underwriting contracts for digital, radio and TV platforms. The person in this position may also represent Nebraska Public Media in the communities of Nebraska during networking events.

Posted Jan. 3, 2023

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Education Student Worker

This position will work with the Director of Education, K-12 and Early Childhood Education Specialists to support various classroom media projects, curriculum curation and development, education events, and accessibility updates. Attend in-person and online events, including performing in mascot costume as required. Organization, editing, conversion of education documents and media files, data entry, and other administrative support tasks as needed.

Skills Necessary
· Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint), Adobe software
· Experience working with young children, families and caregivers
· Ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines required
· Ability to collaborate and communicate within a team environment
· Positive attitude, ability to work independently, learn new skills, ask for help when needed, and manage time well
· Understanding of early childhood and/or K-12 education is preferred, but not required.
· Bi-/multilingual is preferred but not required

· Minimum 10 hours per week, Maximum 20 hours per week.
· Summer hours may be up to 40 per university rules.

· On site at Nebraska Public Media
· Occasional travel with team to support events may be required

Posted Jan. 12, 2023

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Customer Service Assistant (Part Time)

Responsible for answering incoming calls to Nebraska Public Media 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.

Posted Jan. 13, 2023

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Production Engineer

This position is 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.

Posted Jan. 13, 2023

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Community Engagement Student Worker

Nebraska Public Media is in search of a Community Engagement student worker for our Education department.
Part-time position for a student who is has excellent research and writing skills, compentent in Microsoft Office Suite, able to assist with organization of event materials and lift/move boxes of giveaways and other event items. Education or work experience in event planning, communications or marketing would be an asset.

Responsibilities include:
Assist with community engagement event and project planning under the direction of the Community Engagement Manager
Conduct data entry, including registration information, audience attendee data, and community partner lists
Research potential event sites, community partners, and/or event topics as assigned
Contact community partners, organizations or vendors to confirm event details or obtain quotes
Assist with online chat moderation during virtual events
Staff event registration tables and greet guests as needed

10-20 hours/week. Primarily onsite; offsite work a possibility depending on tasks.

Posted Jan. 17, 2023

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Broadcast Production Student Worker

Nebraska Public Media is looking for a student who will gain knowledge and experience in video production, Avid editing, remote sports broadcasts and television studio production. Create and edit short video segments for broadcast & digital distribution and develop skills in content storytelling and videography in the field of sports, human interest, history and the arts. Assist in the remote truck, EFP and studio. Assist producers with show preparation, research, scheduling, and field production. Share responsibility for cataloging and record keeping of digital media, archive footage and research materials. Assist in gathering information for short and long-form documentaries and other projects. On-air/voice talent potential is a plus, but not a requirement.
Student majoring in Broadcasting or related field. Experience in television production a plus. Must be highly organized and able to work on a variety of assigned projects. Must be willing to collaborate with a team of experienced content creators. 10-20 hours per week.

Posted Jan. 13, 2023

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Director of Information Technology Services

A hands-on manager who will provide technological leadership to include research, planning and adopting emerging computing and communication technologies in support of Nebraska Public Media, a state-of-the-art telecommunications facility serving Nebraska.

Responsibilities include oversight of hardware, software and infrastructure; development and execution of policies, budget, and strategy; planning and implementation of IT projects; and contract management.

Manages team that is responsible for implementing and supporting various platforms including but not limited to Windows and Linux servers, LAN/WAN, VPN, TCP/IP, VMware and Hyper-V virtualization, Avid editing systems, broadcast and OTT distribution and storage related networking needs, Network Security, Remote and Cloud-based applications, backups and disaster recovery planning.

This is a mission essential position that requires work on-site. To be successful in this critical role requires self-motivation, a strong work ethic and can do attitude. The candidate must be interested in continued learning and be proactive in seeking ways to utilize technology in support of business initiatives.

Posted Jan. 19, 2023

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Human Resources Specialist

Reporting to the Nebraska Public Media Human Resources Manager, performs assigned human resources tasks for all Nebraska Public Media operations, including University and State programs. Support or assist in the implementation of programs that enhance the recruitment and retention of a high-quality/high-achieving workforce. Deliver effective programs for worker, professional and leadership development. Administer aspects of University and State employment, compensation, benefits and employee/labor relations policy. Perform assigned duties in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Posted Jan. 20, 2023

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Television Master Control Operator

Join our team as a Television Master Control Operator. This position will be responsible for operating automated master control playlists, network operation, transmission, satellite and video streaming equipment.

Posted Jan. 23, 2023

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Transmission Site Manager (2)

Join our team as Transmission Site Manager. This position (one in Lincoln and a second at Scottsbluff) works 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 Jan. 25, 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.