Production Assistant

Employer
Location
Brooklyn
Posted
Jan 30, 2014
Closes
Mar 01, 2014
Contact
Megan Thiele
Category
Design, Other
Duration
Full Time
Department: Production
Division: Programs
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Reports To: Production Manager
Status: Full-Time, Regular, Exempt

Position Overview:

StoryCorps’ Production Department produces weekly and monthly broadcasts for National Public Radio, as well as other audio for organizational use. The Production Assistant will provide administrative and technical support to the production department. The PA will also be charged with guiding staff members who facilitate interviews in editing short audio pieces. While the job has a large administrative component, there will be opportunities for the Production Assistant to work directly with tape.

The PA also acts as a liaison between the Production Department and the recording booth staff, and supervises two interns.

StoryCorps seeks to tell stories from an inclusive range of American voices -- from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to our Historias Initiative to collect the experiences of Latinos -- and candidates with knowledge of the histories and cultures of diverse communities are encouraged to apply. Work experience in Latino and/or African American communities is strongly preferred.

Excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, Employee Assistance Plan, and TransitCheks; also includes paid time off (vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Provide general administrative and technical support to the Production team
•Post audio to the StoryCorps website
•Manage weekly backup of StoryCorps content
•Track all production-worthy interview materials from all StoryCorps tiers of service
•Schedule and supervise Facilitator edit sessions
•Supervise two Production Interns
•Upload audio for distribution and maintain FTP site
•Edit StoryCorps interviews using ProTools
•Perform other tasks to support the Production function, as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:
Required:
•1-2 years experience in an editorial environment
•Bachelor’s degree
•Strong teamwork skills
•Working knowledge of ProTools or a similar digital audio editing program
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet, email, and Adobe Photoshop
•Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
•Solid organization skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
•Ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to contribute to problem-solving activities within a growing, changing organization
•Cultural competence and the ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people

Preferred:
•Proficiency on a Mac platform
•Basic skills or fluency in a language other than English.

TO APPLY

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to employment@storycorps.org and include your last name and “Production Assistant” in the subject line. Include your cover letter and resume as attachments entitled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past. The position will remain open until filled; please apply early. No calls please.

StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to employment@storycorps.org and include your last name and “Production Assistant” in the subject line. Include your cover letter and resume as attachments entitled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past. The position will remain open until filled; please apply early. No calls please.

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