Love NPR? Want to be part of the team working with Audie Cornish, Ari Shapiro, Mary Louise Kelly and Ailsa Chang? NPR is looking for an Assistant Producer to help produce and book program material for our flagship afternoon program, All Things Considered. You’ll work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and be part of the creative vision for story ideas for the public radio show where radio innovators like Ira Glass of This American Life, Alix Spiegel of Invisibilia and Guy Raz of The Ted Radio Hour all once worked as producers. Joining ATC and NPR is your chance to keep our listeners informed about news, current affairs, arts and culture.
Assistant Producers are expected to pitch ideas, edit audio and mix pieces; write news and program copy for hosts and contribute digital and social media content. This is a Monday-Friday position with shifting hours.
Generates daily and long-term story and interview ideas
Stays current with major news stories and pitch ideas for interviews and pieces
Pre-interviews guests and prepare research material for hosts
Gathers news and interacts with audience (as assigned) through relevant social media platforms
Edits and mixes audio:
Edits host interviews and other audio
Prepares scripts and other materials as required
Writes news and program copy:
Drafts ledes for host interviews and reporter pieces
Drafts host copy, including but not limited to billboards, tape-and-copy elements and connective copy between elements
Delivers digital content:
Contributes content on social media
Drafts suitable copy for various social media platforms
At least 3 years experience in journalism
Proficiency with audio recording equipment and audio editing software
Excellent telephone and interviewing skills
Field production experience
Demonstrated writing ability
Experience working in self-operated digital audio studios
Radio production experience with an emphasis on writing and editing for radio
Experience producing on digital audio workstations
Experience working in news journalism
Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure
Considerable understanding of topics of interest to a diverse audience
Experience with social media platforms
Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system
Ability and willingness to relocate
Ability and willingness to work varied shifts
Familiar with public radio
Some live broadcast directing experience
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.
NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirmatively seeks to hire veterans and people with disabilities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
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