Making Contact Producer (part-time) Work Location: Oakland, CA
more info at www.radioproject.org
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 paramount.
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. The candidate will also be able to work efficiently on quick turn-around program segments. Our program is a blend of evocative stories with analysis, and explores the relationship between individuals, groups and systems. We vary our program format from week to week from sound rich docs to straight-ahead compelling speeches. 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 more than a radio program. We thrive on the participation of volunteers and interns. We train community members in radio production as possible while meeting deadlines. 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.
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 (even if it means it's not "everything you want it to be" 🙂
Commitment to building Making Contact as a whole, and to participating in a team process
Willingness to participate in fundraising
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.
Submit app ASAP. Position Open Until Filled. Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample (radio script preferred) and links to work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org