Full Time Job

Producer, Morning Edition

NPR

Washington, DC 05-03-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
OVERVIEW

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

Morning Edition and Up First seeks an experienced production journalist to play a leading role running the flagship morning show, and to help shape the show's coverage of news and feature stories. The Producer will develop and produce timely, original content for Morning Edition – for broadcast and online. The successful candidate must be available to rotate into a variety of shifts, including overnight, swing and dayside, in service of the live broadcast of Morning Edition. They will work closely with Morning Edition Managers to determine coverage for the live morning show.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Produces high-quality audio for program broadcast
• Makes key programming decisions in conjunction with the Morning Edition Management team.
• Initiates, plans and produces program material for next day and future shows
• Edits tape and writes copy with minimal supervision and direction
• Must be comfortable in the studio setting, and able to direct hosts during a live broadcast.
• Ensures that all program elements begin and end as scheduled, and meet the standard of audio production.
• Instructs, mentors and helps manage workflow of junior production staff.
• Must be flexible to work overnight and early morning shifts as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS
• At least six years of experience as a reporter, editor, or producer.
• Strong audio production expertise.
• Experience working on a live daily news show, producing live and breaking coverage.
• Experience directing hosts during a live broadcast program.
• At least two years of editorial decision-making experience.
• Ability and willingness to work evening, overnight and early morning hours.
• Experience assigning staff, especially under deadline pressure.
• Demonstrated ability to generate and execute complex creative ideas, to assimilate and organize large amounts of information.
• 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.
• Ability and willingness to relocate. In the future, NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations. Severance provisions of the SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept a transfer.

PREFERRED SKILLS
• Producer I- Experience line producing a live broadcast, overseeing the production elements of a program.
• Producer II - Experience line producing a live broadcast, working in a leadership role overseeing the production elements of a program.
• Experience managing others.
• Expertise in writing, copy-editing and headline writing under breaking news conditions.
• Experience in the field: planning, executing and producing stories while traveling with reporters or hosts.
• Experience producing complex, layered music pieces.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb7e0y-3-238-173-209-42 in your application.

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