American Public Media GroupPasadena, CA
Full Time Job
Who We Are:
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public media network whose mission is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service on air at 89.3 KPCC, online at LAist.com and through KPCC In Person. Since our founding in 1999, SCPR has been a fast growing, innovative, multi-platform public service newsroom. Every day, our staff helps audiences catch up on the latest headlines, solve the complexities of life in Southern California, and connect curious communities to one another.
We love L.A. and embrace it as the most dynamic city in the country. We are looking for a producer who works as part of a team that helps readers and listeners explore and understand the region through a daily short-form podcast, newsletter, and social media content.
The project is designed to be unapologetically L.A. with an unwavering commitment to inclusion and a healthy dose of self-awareness. It will deliver essential news, information, and community to people where they are—whether that’s an email inbox, smartphone, smart speaker, or radio dial. It equips them to make informed decisions about their lives in L.A., from the events they’ll attend and the food they’ll eat to the votes they’ll cast and the causes they’ll champion.
You should bring strong audio production skills, excellent editorial judgment that is aligned with SCPR’s values and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You will assist the host, associate producers and other contributors to the program by generating story and interview ideas; conducting research and assisting in arranging interviews; and writing program copy, as well as production material. The producer will have the opportunity and responsibility to lead production from concept through delivery.
The pay rate for this opportunity will be no less than $29.41 per hour. Exact pay rate determined by experience and education related to the role, organizational compensation structure and internal equity.
• Perform soup-to-nuts production tasks, including identifying and interviewing sources, booking, prepping hosts, writing scripts, story-editing, researching and fact-checking, editing audio, sound design, voice and delivery coaching.
• Help to direct tapings, providing constructive feedback and notes in real time.
• Edit podcast episodes.
• Prepare scripts and host copy.
• Collaborate with social media producer as needed for promotion of on demand content.
• Work with other stakeholders within the organization to ensure that our content will have audience and sponsor appeal.
• Work with finance and legal departments to execute freelance contracts for projects you oversee.
• Collaborate with outside contributors and other talent.
• Record in the field and in studio; travel may be required.
• With the engineer and other staff, imagine and execute sound design concepts.
• Manage multiple projects, deadlines and responsibilities at once, keeping editors, hosts, producers and others updated
• With social media, video, digital and marketing teams, create audio assets for web, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to help reach big and diverse audiences.
Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
• 3 years’ experience in content development and production for: podcast, terrestrial or satellite radio, or similar audio medium
, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Experience with writing, interviewing, and editing
• Experience working collaboratively with creative and editorial talent
• Experience with research, reporting, interviewing, storytelling, audio editing and sound design
• Fluency in audio editing with ProTools or Audition
• Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, deadlines and time-management
• Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
• Ability to multitask
• An independent work ethic combined with a love for and patience with the collaborative process
• Ability to produce programs that meet LAist Studio standards
• Proven ability to contribute to a positive, diverse, creative, high performance culture
• Ability to evaluate content/quality/sound and act decisively w/sound judgment
• Become and remain a member in good standing of SAG-AFTRA by the thirtieth (30th) day of employment
• Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin or other languages desired.
Reporting To This Position: None
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
• Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Ability to manage some work outside of standard office hours as needed.
• Physical Demands:
• Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
• Required to move about in the community
• Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
• Working Conditions:
• Moderate noise level
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.