Assistant Producer, All Things Considered

NPR Washington, D.C.

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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.


Books guests:

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

Produces rollovers

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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