Full time radio producer gig for the right person. The show is based in Jacksonville, FL, but word is you can work from anywhere in the continental U.S. Details below.
About the Show
State of the Re:Union (SOTRU) is an hour-long, nationally-aired radio show distributed by PRX and and NPR and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Each episode SOTRU introduces listeners to a different city and town and examines various aspects of that area’s community. The show aims to illustrate that despite the many issues, interests and actions that divide us a country we’re all really more alike than we are different.
Hosted by poet, playwright, and Public Radio Talent Quest winner, Al Letson, SOTRU combines a fresh voice and distinctive storytelling with music and interviews to create fascinating radio that has a sound all it’s own. In addition to radio episodes, SOTRU also produces regular video podcasts, short documentaries and various multimedia segments for the show’s website.
The SOTRU producer must be ready and excited to work on location, collaborate with the team and create challenging and engaging audio while still being cognizant of and contributing to the digital media aspects of the show. Our ideal candidate will have experience in public radio, but also a willingness to think about the medium in new ways. Strong leadership skills are required to manage all aspects of episode production from initial research to show completion. She/he will have strong ideas and fight for their opinions, but also be willing to make concessions for the good of the show and see the bigger picture. The producer will have a clear understanding of the show’s mission and be passionate about helping that mission evolve and grow.
Job tasks include, but are not limited to:
• Work with host, production staff and multimedia team to create original and compelling radio and multimedia programming.
• Propose and research story/segment ideas for program.
• Participate in regular production meetings with staff.
• Suggest, locate, pre-interview, and evaluate guests; book guests and confirm bookings.
• Work to manage logistics of getting people and equipment on location when needed.
• Interview subjects as needed, collect ambient sounds and relevant archival recordings.
• Field produce radio show episodes, segments and special projects.
• Make frequent blog entries and provide on-location material to multimedia producers.
• Conduct background research to ensure correct facts and cleared copyrights, and provide host with materials for broadcast.
• Develop script outline for host to work from, write and edit copy as needed.
• Use sound & music in creative ways to add texture, imagery, and a sense of place to each SOTRU episode.
• Work with executive producers and content editor to achieve a consistent State of the Re:Union feel and sound.
• Edit and mix audio for episode segments, and build a timeline for the overall episode.
The ideal candidate will have a combination of education and work experience that illustrates the necessary skills and abilities to thrive in this position, including:
• 2 years of previous radio production experience.
• Work well under pressure and effectively manage multiple priorities.
• Available to travel as needed.
• Dependable and flexible to perform unscheduled assignments and work odd hours to ensure all deadlines are met without sacrificing output quality.
• Proven ability to work well in a collaborative team environment as well as independently.
• Previous experience conducting interviews and gathering audio material on-location.
• Ability to develop an overall story-arch and tell stories creatively.
• Capable of assembling and mixing radio stories (voice, sound and music) at a broadcast-quality level.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Focused and determined work ethic with strong creative thinking skills.
• Experience researching stories and writing scripts.
• Strong interest and knowledge of national news and passionate about community.
• Computer savvy with a strong knowledge of other forms of media a plus.
Please send a resume and links or files of 3-5 radio stories you’ve produced to firstname.lastname@example.org