PT producer at Making Contact, Oakland, CA

The great people at Making Contact are looking for a half-time radio producer. The gig is in Oakland, CA. Details below.
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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 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.


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 (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


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. 


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

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