National Public Radio
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Come join the team that produces NPR's afternoon flagship program,
All Things Considered.
From breaking news to long-form storytelling, we bring relevant and thoughtful news coverage to our audience daily. If you are curious and love the adrenaline of a daily news broadcast, we want to hear from you. As a producer at ATC you plan and produce program material for the daily two-hour broadcast that's timely, topical and reflects the interests of a diverse audience. Work in the studio and in the field with four of the best hosts in public radio. Report and write original stories and story elements. Use your journalism smarts to book guests who are at the heart of news. Contribute digital and social media content. Act as a decision-maker in the look, feel and sound of the program while undertaking thoughtful daily and long-term projects. This position is based in Washington, DC, and the successful applicant is expected to work a rotating shift.
Conceptualizes, plans and produces program material for next day and future shows, with minimal editorial supervision
Makes key decisions on updates to later feeds of the program
Edits tape and writes copy with minimal supervision and direction
Works in the field with hosts and NPR reporters, as assigned (including projects requiring extensive research and editorial judgment)
Works proactively with Digital teams to ensure development of creative content across platforms
Works as line producer, editor or director as assigned
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience
At least four years of experience as a reporter, producer or editor
At least two years of experience in editorial decision-making
Experience in writing and audio production
Experience producing on digital audio workstations
Daily news experience with the ability to organize and disseminate information and to coordinate daily news coverage
Experience writing and editing under breaking news conditions
Expertise in producing features
Well-developed curiosity in a wide range of subjects
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours
Demonstrated ability to generate and execute complex, creative ideas
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
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.
Experience and skill with Web publishing software
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you.
All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.
NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirmatively seeks to hire veterans and people with disabilities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
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