Full Time Job



Washington, DC 02-18-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Producer I - III (Limited Term Assignment)

Across our organization, we're building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.

We need experienced producers who want to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment with some of the best journalists in the business.

Your creative ideas, ability to edit audio, write news and program copy as well as your familiarity with digital and social content will keep our listeners informed while helping to shape the sound of NPR's programs. Successful candidates will be primarily assigned to fill long term temporary assignments on NPR's news magazine shows; Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and Weekend All Things Considered. This assignment will require essential on-site shifts at our Washington, DC headquarters. Shifts may rotate through dayside, mid-day and overnights.

This is a temporary onsite role.

• Initiates, plans and produces program material for next day and future shows
• Makes key decisions on updates to later feeds of the program
• Edits tape and writes copy with minimal supervision and direction
• Must be comfortable in studio setting and able to instruct and work with hosts and reporters remotely
• Occasionally may be assigned to work in the field; planning, executing and traveling with reporters and hosts while producing key stories
• Performs other duties as assigned


EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

• At least four to eight years of experience as a reporter, editor, or producer
• Experience working on a live, daily news show
• Experience producing live and breaking coverage
• Expertise in producing features
• At least two years of experience in editorial decision-making
• Well-developed curiosity in a wide range of subjects
• Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and varied shifts on site at NPR HQ, including overnight and weekends
• Maintains internal relationships with other members of the daily program staff and works with the evening editorial staff on the News Desk
• Experience assigning staff, especially under deadline pressure
• Demonstrated ability to generate and execute complex creative ideas, to assimilate and organize large amounts of information
• Strong oral communication skills
• Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system

• Experience line producing a live show under daily and breaking news conditions
• Experience writing and editing under breaking news conditions
• Experience working in and/or knowledge of public radio and the public radio system

Company Profile

NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human.