Making Contact seeks part-time producer

Any of you CA audio folks looking for a steady gig to balance out your freelance work? This could be a good opportunity for you. A bunch of FC members work with this show so drop a line if you want more info and I'll put you in touch with the right people. Good luck!


Making Contact Producer (part-time) work location: Oakland, CA

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Making Contact /National Radio Project seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) radio producer with a passion for public-interest community media, to create a world where peace and social justice are

National Radio Project is a nonprofit media organization that produces the weekly, nationally syndicated, progressive radio series Making Contact. Our high quality public-affairs and documentary radio programs are broadcast on 139 radio stations in the U.S., Canada, and South Africa; thousands more listen via our website and podcasts. Our award winning work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter, among others.

We seek an energetic, passionate, organized team-player with solid experience. The candidate should understand the craft of long-format feature production as well as the art of a good in-depth interview.

Our program is a blend of evocative stories with analysis, and explores the relationship between individuals, groups and systems. We’re looking for someone committed to our greater mission and who is willing to do whatever it takes to produce our weekly show and to strengthen Making Contact as a whole.

National Radio Project /Making Contact is about more than a radio program. We thrive on the participation of volunteers and interns. We train community members in radio production. We seek someone who can mentor others and is excited about growing and learning in their own work. We’re looking for a journalist who respects the knowledge of community members, social movement activists and academics in helping to conceptualize and create pieces that inform, inspire, and move people to take action.

 Required Skills/Experience

Demonstrated writing and script editing skills
Demonstrated audio editing skills
Strong voice-craft skills and experience
Track record of journalistic work –dedicated to fairness, accuracy and fact-checking
Ability to read and synthesize research
Familiarity with issues of our times and timeless issues
Track record of delivering pieces on deadline
Commitment to building Making Contact as a whole, and to participating in a team process

 Preferred Skills

Experience coaching and editing freelance reporters and producers
Multimedia experience:  video, sound-slides, YouTube etc
Familiar with social marketing and online media distribution
Experience and enthusiasm for online distribution methods and audience building
Sense of humor

National Radio Project / Making Contact is an affirmative action employer. We actively recruit applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ folks, and people with disabilities.

Position Open Until Filled. Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample (radio script preferred) and links to audio work samples to

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