Producer, All Things Considered
Full Time Job
Come join the team that produces NPR’s afternoon flagship program, All Things Considered. From breaking news to long-form storytelling, we bring relevant and thoughtful news coverage to our audience daily. If you are curious and love the adrenaline of a daily news broadcast, we want to hear from you. As a producer at ATC you plan and produce program material for the daily two-hour broadcast that’s timely, topical and reflects the interests of a diverse audience. Work in the studio and in the field with four of the best hosts in public radio. Report and write original stories and story elements. Use your journalism smarts to book guests who are at the heart of news. Contribute digital and social media content. Act as a decision-maker in the look, feel and sound of the program while undertaking thoughtful daily and long-term projects. This position is based in Washington, DC, and the successful applicant is expected to work a rotating shift.
• Conceptualizes, plans and produces program material for next day and future shows, with minimal editorial supervision
• Makes key decisions on updates to later feeds of the program
• Edits tape and writes copy with minimal supervision and direction
• Works in the field with hosts and NPR reporters, as assigned (including projects requiring extensive research and editorial judgment)
• Works proactively with Digital teams to ensure development of creative content across platforms
• Works as line producer, editor or director as assigned
• Other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience
• At least four years of experience as a reporter, producer or editor
• At least two years of experience in editorial decision-making
• Experience in writing and audio production
• Experience producing on digital audio workstations
• Daily news experience with the ability to organize and disseminate information and to coordinate daily news coverage
• Experience writing and editing under breaking news conditions
• Expertise in producing features
• Well-developed curiosity in a wide range of subjects
• Ability and willingness to work flexible hours
• Demonstrated ability to generate and execute complex, creative ideas
• Strong oral communication skills
• 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. In the future, NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations. Severance provisions of the SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept a transfer.
• Experience and skill with Web publishing software
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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