part-time producer gig with Making Contact in Oakland, CA

Great part-time gig in Oakland with some wonderful people. Details below! -Mia

Making Contact,  Producer 

work location: Oakland, CA

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Making Contact seeks a part-time radio producer with a passion for public-interest media. We amplify the voices of community members who are seeking solutions to issues of economic, environmental and social justice.  This position is budgeted for 20 to 32 hours  hours/week, $20 per hour.


We seek an energetic, passionate, well-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. They will join our two current part-time producers and our pool of freelancers.


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 what it takes to produce our weekly show and to strengthen Making Contact's organization  as a whole.


Making Contact has produced a nationally-syndicated, progressive weekly radio series for almost 20 years. Our high-quality public-affairs and documentary radio programs are broadcast on 141 radio stations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia; thousands more listen via our website and podcasts.


We're looking to make exciting changes to our sound-design and revamp our website this summer/fall.


Our award-winning work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter, among others.

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 time allows. 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

Track record of delivering pieces on deadline

Strong voice-craft skills and experience

Track record of journalistic work –dedicated to fairness, accuracy and fact-checking

Ability to read and synthesize research

Experience coaching and editing freelance reporters and producers

Familiarity with issues of our times and timeless issues

Commitment to building Making Contact as a whole, and to participating in a team process

Enthusiastic about participating in fundraising


Preferred Skills

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

Energetic and able to think on your feet

Sense of humor

Making Contact
is an affirmative action employer. We actively recruit applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ folks, and disabled people. 


Position Open Until Filled–but aiming for July. Again, position is in Oakland California. if you are outside the Bay Area please pitch us freelancer pieces.


Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample (radio script preferred) and links to work samples to

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