America Abroad seeks full time radio producer

America Abroad is hiring a full-time producer. Contact to apply. -Mia

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Radio Producer – America Abroad

America Abroad is seeking a full time producer for its nationally-distributed (PRI) monthly public radio program. Working together with our Senior Editor, Executive Producer, and hosts, this producer is in charge of all daily production duties, and should be able to spearhead the creative editorial process as well. The right candidate will be willing to think critically about big topics, from global education issues, to advances in energy technology, entrepreneurship, war doctrine, and the role of religion.

Primary responsibilities:
• Researching, brainstorming, and pitching ideas for shows and show segments
• Drafting host questions, scripts, and other copy as needed for the broadcast as well as the America Abroad website
• Scheduling and coordinating meetings, recording sessions, and interviews with America Abroad staff and hosts
• Finding and recruiting freelance radio journalists, when needed, for field reports, from across the globe
• Collaborating with web staff to aid them in creating multimedia materials, including a monthly newsletter about the program
• Coordinating with partner programs to facilitate broadcast of America Abroad pieces

Required qualifications:
• At least 2 non-internship years audio production and editing experience
• At least 4 years non-internship radio journalism experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, international affairs, or related focus, MA preferred
• Experience producing audio on ProTools or similar broadcast digital audio workstations and editing in-depth interviews.
• Broad familiarity with international affairs, including think tanks, experts, journalists, and authors
• Ability to work independently, plan ahead, and manage time effectively
• Willingness to approach contentious issues from all possible sides, with an eye towards fairness and accuracy
• Attention to detail

Preferred qualifications:
• Education in or demonstrable knowledge of international affairs
• Experience in international-affairs related reporting or producing
• Fluency in a non-English language
• Developed contacts in other countries and in internationally-focused organizations
• Familiarity with the PRSS upload system, Google Docs, Audio Hijack Pro
• Demonstrable knowledge of fair use in documentary production and related journalistic skills

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