This position plays a key role in the production of the daily national public affairs program, On Point. Primary functions include conceiving and developing original show ideas, skillfully crafting rich, single-topic editions, researching, pre-interviewing and booking guests, and recording, editing and scripting original production elements to WBURs high standards of journalism.
Show idea development, including but not limited to: originating and developing show topics; researching and writing pitches with focused, original framing; using strong research skills and diverse sources and contacts; presenting and developing pitches in consultation with other editorial staff.
Preparing for show production, including but not limited to: identifying and pre-interviewing prospective guests, formulating lines of questioning, preparing guests for show format; researching and identifying original voices with lived experience; skillfully crafting episodes and creating running orders; preparing research digests, including essential support material; preparing the host with a clear vision of how the show topic should be executed.
Writing and producing, including but not limited to: producing, writing, and editing production elements and set-up pieces focused on the voices of lived experience; selecting and producing listeners stories; producing and editing billboards; preparing first draft of host script for introductions, billboards and promos; writing copy and interview highlights for the website. This requires sophisticated editorial judgment as well as understanding the qualities of good audio.
Fill in for other program personnel as necessary, including but not limited to: pre-production; directing the recording of promos, introductions and billboards; preparing pre-recorded material for on-air use; ensure quality control of pre-recorded materials; digital production; assist other production staff as required.
Candidates must have journalistic experience and exercise sound editorial judgment and strategic decision-making
Candidates must have experience with audio production and familiarity with public radio
Bachelor's degree or relevant experience required
At least three years of related work experience required
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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