Snap Judgment Seeks Amazing Radio Producer, Oakland, CA

This is a full-time gig (not freelance) but Glynn and his show are so cool I just couldn't help myself. They also take freelance pieces. Check out their website (linked below) for details.


Snap Judgment is the brand new, smoking hot, nationally-aired radio / television / stage show funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Join us for the launch of a bold new style of storytelling.

Hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, the show is a multi-platform experience that interacts with audiences through radio, TV, stage and web. Snap Judgment’s edgy, intimate, hip storytelling redefines expectations for public media.

The show sits on the razor’s edge of culture, race, gender, and sexuality. Applicants must be comfortable in dealing with people from a variety of backgrounds that may not have traditionally had voice on public media.

Job Description

Quite simply, we are looking for an amazing someone. A super superstar. The skills required for the undertaking are vast, and this is only a short list. (This is a full time position based in Oakland, California.)

Most importantly, be able to work with host Glynn Washington and the Snap Judgment crew to create amazing, stupendous, breathtaking radio. This show is on a rocketship, and we are looking for a creative, energetic, contributor to help us take it to the next level.

Story first. Story first. Story first. We will test applicants on their ability to tell a story. Quickly.

Creative and musical use of sound is extremely important, as every single episode of the radio program is constructed with the care of a music album.

Project management skills an absolute must. Must be able to effortlessly juggle many conflicting duties with rigorous deadlines.

Interview both regular people and irregular artists and construct their stories into compelling narratives.

Proactively get / create / write / interview compelling stories.

Grunt work. Absolutely anything and everything that needs to get done.


Rigorous Storytelling Background. This could mean an MFA program, independent filmmaker, radio producer, several years writing for a children’s show, audio artist, speechwriter, novelist, animator, theatre producer, newspaper reporter, fiction editor, etc . . .

Radio lover. Must know and love public radio, but not be so rigid that you can’t work within a new model. Snap Judgment is nothing like anything on public radio.

No Drama. Proven ability to work well in a collaborative team environment as well as independently.

Used to working in a Mac environment. Familiarity with Logic, Final Cut Pro, ProTools, Soundtrack Pro, etc. You need to be able to build broadcast-quality stories.

Resourceful. Used to making the magic happen routinely on an absolute shoestring. We are looking for the “MacGyver” of storytelling.

To Apply

Before applying, please go to and listen to full episodes of the show.

If you really dig it, please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and links to 2 – 3 projects for which you had primary responsibility to E-mail only please!

Women and minorities STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

Peace and soul! We can’t WAIT to hear from you . . .

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