Executive Producer, Death, Sex & Money
Executive Producer, Death Sex & Money
WNYC seeks an Executive Producer for Death Sex & Money – WNYC’s show about the things we think about a lot and need to talk about more.
The Executive Producer is a strong, clear and empathetic manager and an editorial leader with creative vision and high aspirations. The Executive Producer is extremely organized, and someone who creates positive work environments. They also have experience making highly-crafted audio and will lead the team to produce surprising character-driven audio journalism and maximize that work’s impact and reach.
We are looking for an ambitious journalist who follows the news cycle but appreciates the privilege of making shows that aren’t wedded to it and someone who brings an omnivorous culture diet and looks for compelling stories among the everyday. We are also looking for someone who will relish the opportunity to experiment and work collaboratively on a team to serve, challenge and grow the best community of listeners in podcasting.
The Executive Producer creates an environment in which great work can happen and the people who make that work can thrive. This position reports to the Vice President of Original Content at WNYC.
Content production and oversight:
- In partnership with Host, articulate and evolve a long-term editorial vision for the show that connects with audiences
- Establish, oversee, and adjust the editorial and production processes necessary to execute that vision sustainably, at the highest possible level.
- Make both daily and long-term editorial decisions about story selection, editorial approach, booking, and show format..
- Serve as editorial lead for the day-to-day work of making original and thoughtful episodes.
- Guide producers through each stage of pitching, research, interviewing, scripting, and editing
- Supervise the show’s staff, evaluating the staff members’ performance and advancing their professional development.
- Model a change-positive leadership and ensure the team is managed with respect and kindness
- Invest in each team member’s professional development by focusing on goal setting, skills acquisition, and career pathing
Administrative oversight and growth:
- Manage the show’s budget, in collaboration with WNYC Studios leadership
- Serve as connection between Death, Sex and Money and colleagues within New York Public Radio (marketing, press, audience development) to advance the show’s mission and further audience growth, diversity and profile.
- 7+ years of producing character-driven media with demonstrated audience reach and engagement
- Experience in a journalistic environment with deep familiarity with journalistic integrity and principles
- A passion for fostering an inclusive, diverse, and innovative team culture
- 3+ years of effectively building and managing a team producing high quality journalism.
- Experienced in using audio editing software, such as ProTools and Descript
- Proven track record of being a strong leader who embodies the mission and values of NYPR
- Fearless pursuit of original, enterprising stories
- Outstanding writing and editing skills
- Proven ability to mentor and inspire staff
- Impeccable attention to detail, ability to organize a busy calendar
- The ability to work effectively and interact with the staff, executives at NYPR, colleagues, partners and sources
This is a full-time role that includes benefits. New York Public Radio offers competitive compensation with excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, and paid time off benefits including vacation, personal, sick time and parental leave.
This role is currently operating remotely, with the ability to optionally work from the office/studio sometimes, which is encouraged. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff and may be expected to work from the New York office in a hybrid capacity within the next few months.
Given this role will be in the office/studios, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required unless NYPR has approved a specific religious or medical exemption in advance of the first day of work. At this time, NYPR defines being fully vaccinated as having received two Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations or one Johnson and Johnson vaccination.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.
New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.