Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
Broadcast, Content Creation, Other
The Texas Tribune is seeking a technical director to be the lead on all technical aspects of event production for both virtual and in-person events. The technical director brings a high level of digital media production experience for both audio and video. This person establishes and upholds best practices for the recording, streaming and publishing of digital media content for The Texas Tribune’s events department and supports similar productions across the organization. In addition to partnering with the creative director for live events, the technical director also oversees and is responsible for the maintenance and improvements for the infrastructure in our physical recording studio.
The technical director is a key member of the Texas Tribune Festival production team, which hosts one of the largest editorial events in the nation, boasting hundreds of the biggest names in politics and public policy and attracting thousands of attendees to participate in the event.
At the Tribune, events are live expressions of our journalism and bring to life the award-winning reporting of our newsroom through interviews with some of the state’s leading public officials, policy experts and newsmakers. The Tribune hosts more than 50 on-the-record live events annually and has adapted to produce virtual events while in-person events are on hiatus due to the pandemic.
Translate the vision of the events team and provide executable solutions
Work in coordination with other event producers and other department heads to execute productions
Maintain technical documentation for media production pipeline, as well as post-production workflow, for in-person and virtual productions
Serve as technical lead for planning and producing The Texas Tribune Festival
Create scope-of-work documentation for internal and external solutions as the technical lead and primary point of contact for vendors and platforms
Lead meetings and working sessions with the cross-functional teams setting the right expectations, outcomes, and ensuring effectiveness and clear action items
Oversee a budget for ongoing and future expenses related to production
Prepare demonstrations and presentations for senior management and stakeholders
Maintain a high level of quality assurance for digital productions
Research production improvements and new technologies for hardware, software and digital platforms
Experience with planning and executing productions using multichannel audio and video in a live and closed setting
Familiarity with video conferencing software and platforms and their integration into a production setting
Expert knowledge of livestreaming production pipelines
Experience with post-production audio and video workflow
Experience with managing a team of engineers and operators to execute events
We know there are great candidates who won’t check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
This is a full-time, exempt position with the following Texas Tribune benefits:
downtown office with paid parking or commuting stipend
medical, vision and dental insurance
cell phone stipend
20 days of paid time off each year
16 weeks of paid family leave
support for professional training and attending industry conferences
As a part of our pandemic safety precautions, Texas Tribune employees are working remotely until at least July 2021. This position will eventually be based in Austin.
How to Apply:
Click here to submit your application by February 18. We can't wait to hear from you.
The Texas Tribune is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for all, and we encourage applicants of all identities, backgrounds, ages, and abilities to apply. Learn more about The Texas Tribune here.
About The Texas Tribune
The Texas Tribune is the only member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
The Tribune, which has the largest statehouse news bureau in the United States, covers a full range of topics including public and higher education, health care, immigration, criminal justice, energy, poverty, the environment, water, transportation — pretty much every line in the state budget. We also cover the major candidates and campaigns for office, though we train our sights less on the candidates than the issues. To further our pursuit of statewide engagement, we provide all of our content, for free, to print, radio and television news organizations throughout the state, and nationally in partnership with The Washington Post.
The Tribune has become an authoritative source for providing user-friendly databases of public information in Texas. Our reporters and software engineers collaborate to present a full picture for readers, giving them the tools to be more thoughtful, productive and engaged citizens. Examples include our government salaries database, U.S. Senate fund...raising tracker, analysis of state demographics and a look at the capacity of shelters for migrant children.
Each year we host 50-plus on-the-record, open-to-the-public live events — on college campuses, in community centers and everywhere in between — at which public officials, policy wonks and newsmakers answer for the work they’re doing and how they’re spending your tax dollars. Events are often available via livestream video, for those who can’t attend in person, and following the conversation we publish and archive video online. Our signature annual event, The Texas Tribune Festival, attracts thousands of attendees to downtown Austin to learn about Texas’ biggest challenges and to engage in thoughtful discussion about their respective solutions. Decision-makers, industry leaders and community activists from near and far come to take part in this three-day event.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Texas Tribune is supported by individual contributions and membership (click here to join), major gifts, corporate sponsorships, events and foundation grants. A complete list of the Tribune donors and sponsors can be viewed here.