Producer, Broadcast (Morning Edition)

Employer
Location
Brooklyn
Posted
Feb 28, 2014
Closes
Mar 30, 2014
Contact
Ms. Megan Thiele
Category
Design, Other
Duration
Full Time
Department: Production
Division: Programs
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Reports To: Senior Producer/Editor
Status: Full-Time, Regular, Exempt

Position Overview

Producers work with the Senior Producer/Editor and the rest of the Production Department to produce StoryCorps weekly national broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition and other audio content to promote the project. Producers also assist in the creation of production schedules and broadcast plans, research, pitch, and record StoryCorps interviews, and manage and prioritize tape coming in through various StoryCorps recording sites. Producers are also responsible for editing staff and interns.

StoryCorps tells stories from an inclusive range of American voices with programs and initiatives including StoryCorps Griot to preserve stories of African Americans, StoryCorps Historias to collect the experiences of Latinos, and our National Teachers Initiative and Military Voices Initiative, focused on stories of America's teachers and post-9/11 military, respectively. Candidates with knowledge of the histories and cultures of diverse communities are encouraged to apply. Experience producing content representative of diverse voices, for diverse audiences, is strongly preferred.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Produce stories for StoryCorps' national broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition, including fact checking and writing host copy
Research, pitch, and record StoryCorps interviews for broadcast
Identify and track interview tape for potential broadcast from recording booths
Produce other content as necessary, including promos and other edited segments for external or internal use by the organization
Train and edit staff and interns
Serve as an active, engaged member of the StoryCorps Production department, including participation in regular departmental meetings and interdepartmental project teams
Actively work to ensure that a diversity of stories and participants are selected for production, and that our content is relevant and accessible to diverse audiences
Perform other duties to support the Production department, as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

Required:

Bachelor's degree
Minimum 4 years of work experience producing audio stories for broadcast and the web
Demonstrated expertise in non-linear, narrative, digital editing, including mixing music and audio
Demonstrated research skills and journalistic instinct
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience working as part of a team in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment
Willingness and ability to travel nationally, at minimum 4 times per year
Ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to contribute to problem-solving activities within a growing, changing organization
Cultural competence/humility and the ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people
Belief and interest in the mission of StoryCorps

Preferred:

Experience producing for a national audience; a history of producing narratorless stories is also a plus
Experience producing content representative of diverse voices, for diverse audiences (strongly preferred)
Experience editing with ProTools
Fluency in a language other than English; Spanish language fluency strongly preferred

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and work samples to employment@storycorps.org and include your last name and "Producer, Broadcast (Morning Edition)" in the subject line. Applications will not be reviewed unless at least one work sample is received. Work samples should be included as hyperlinks in the body of your email. 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, resume, and work samples to employment@storycorps.org and include your last name and "Producer, Broadcast (Morning Edition)" in the subject line. Applications will not be reviewed unless at least one work sample is received. Work samples should be included as hyperlinks in the body of your email. 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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