the amazing Snap Judgment is hiring a FT producer

Hey fine freelancers. I don't normally post full-time gigs, but Snap has been a friend of Freelance Cafe for a good long time and they need YOU! They're hiring a producer. Go work with some amazing people on an amazing show in an amazing city. Details here: and below.


Snap Judgment is a nationally broadcast radio / podcast distributed by NPR and WNYC. Snap Judgment's intimate, first-person storytelling explores human experience on the cutting edge of culture, race, gender, and sexuality.

Applicants must be comfortable working with people from a variety of backgrounds that may not have traditionally had voice on public media.

Job Description

The Snap Judgment producer will create stories from start to finish on a tight deadline, beginning with finding stories, pitching them to the team, and then interviewing, gathering sound, editing, scoring and providing sound design. 

Producers are expected to produce two amazing stories a month. The producer will also provide extensive editing and assistance for other producers on the team, attend regular meetings, develop episode themes, assist with live stage shows, and help to meet various ongoing demands around the office.

This position is located beautiful downtown Oakland, California. No telecommuting.


Quite simply, we are looking for an amazing someone:

Be able to work with Team Snap to create compelling cinematic radio.

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

Public Radio experience is highly desirable.

Technically proficient in Pro Tools / Logic.

Skilled in field recording.

Able to effortlessly juggle many conflicting duties with rigorous deadlines.

Skilled in interviewing both regular people and irregular artists and construct their stories into compelling narratives under a deadline. Project management skills an absolute must.

Able to proactively find / create / develop / write compelling stories.

Able to work in a group editing process where every aspect of the story is placed under scrutiny and then be able to incorporate those edits in your stories.

Supportive of your fellow producers.

Strong writing style with good grammar and spelling.

A sense of humor and the ability to deal well with others.

Ready to help out with anything and everything that needs to get done.

Further qualifications include:

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, theater producer, newspaper reporter, fiction editor, etc . . .

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

Resourceful. Used to making the magic happen routinely with minimal resources, and little oversight. 


To Apply

Before applying, please go to and listen to a show (or two or three).

If you absolutely LOVE this type of storytelling, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements in PDF format, and links to 2 – 3 projects for which you had primary responsibility to "Jobs at" with the subject line PRODUCER APPLICATION. E-mail ONLY please!

Tell us about a story you liked, and also let us know about one you think we could have done a better job on.

The deadline for applications is February 1st, 2016. 

Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary commensurate with experience.

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

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