Supervising Sr. Producer

WGBH Educational Foundation Bost

Innovation Hub with Kara Miller is a national, weekly public radio program and podcast produced by WGBH Radio in Boston and distributed by Public Radio International. It airs on more than 100 radio stations nationwide and has an active podcast presence.

Innovation Hub is seeking a creative, energetic, and experienced Supervising Senior Producer. This individual will coordinate and participate in the planning, development, recording, editing, and completion of Innovation Hub’s broadcast and podcast episodes. Collaborating with the program’s host, the Supervising Senior Producer will help shape Innovation Hub’s weekly production process, generate story ideas, directly supervise 2 additional radio professionals with editorial, production, and technical duties and also interface with the engineering staff to produce each week’s program. This person will play a part in developing long-term plans for the program, helping to frame broadcast and digital distribution strategies, working on collaborations with other shows, and maintaining relationships with PRI and individual stations. The person may travel a handful of times each year, in order to visit with affiliate stations, attend conferences, or work on on-location shows. S/he will also participate in generating and managing the show's annual budget.

The program is seeking a creative, energetic, and experienced Supervising Senior Producer. This individual will coordinate and participate in the planning, development, recording, editing, and completion of Innovation Hub’s broadcast and podcast episodes. Collaborating with the program’s host, the Supervising Senior Producer will help shape Innovation Hub’s weekly production process, generate story ideas, directly supervise 2 additional radio professionals with editorial, production, and technical duties and also interface with the engineering staff to produce each week’s program. This person will play a part in developing long-term plans for the program, helping to frame broadcast and digital distribution strategies, working on collaborations with other shows, and maintaining relationships with PRI and individual stations. The person may travel a handful of times each year, in order to visit with affiliate stations, attend conferences, or work on on-location shows. S/he will also participate in generating and managing the show's annual budget.

This position requires excellent writing, audio editing, and a great eye for stories about innovation, creativity, and invention. The individual must be a motivated self-starter, able to inspire and maintain high morale among the staff.

• Awareness and knowledge of public media and new competitors offering high quality narrative audio expressions.

• The ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

• Ability to convey vision to host, staff, technical support teams as well as to the network distributor.

• The ability to shape a program to its mission, adjust as required and maintain a consistent and high quality presentation and production cycle for affiliate stations.

• Be able to identify and generate ideas for interview subjects, host segments, reported stories, listener engagement projects, recurring features, and themed shows.

• Identify opportunities to commission freelance reporters and to involve affiliate station talent.

• Be able to assist support staff in developing thoughtful and surprising questions.

• Always be thinking about whether use of additional sound would enhance an interview.

• Write, produce and oversee multimedia content for Innovation Hub website, including several blog posts a week (may also be for outside media partners).

• Serve as an ambassador for the show: to affiliate stations, stations that may add the show, and at various conferences (inside and outside WGBH).

Essential Functions:

30% Provide daily editorial guidance, managerial oversight and leadership to the production team.

20% Place items in the program, ensure that the program has coherence and works as a whole, and communicate about the show to the network distributor and affiliate stations.

15% Provide incisive and useful feedback to the production staff.

10% Guide day of air staff in finding the best coverage of stories.

10% Ensure the program is perfectly targeted to the right audience.

10% Participate in the forward planning process.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Prior production experience in the Radio field. Experience in management or Producer-level roles preferred.

Applicants should have a thorough working knowledge of radio production techniques and technologies; excellent conceptual, research, writing, and organizational skills; experience in presenting science, technical, cultural, financial and social science material in a highly informative and creative manner for general radio audiences. The individual should also have a demonstrated capacity for team building and management.

Bachelor’s degree required.

Link to online job announcement

https://www.wgbh.org/foundation/careers/employment-opportunities

Closing Date

2018-09-15