Reporter/Producer, WNYC's Local News Podcast

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Reporter/Producer, Local News Podcasts

The nation’s largest public radio station and a pioneer in on-demand audio is hiring a Reporter/Producer to help create an ambitious portfolio of local podcasts, with the goal of reaching new audiences across New York City and the broader metro region. 

This journalist should be passionate about the medium of audio, both short- and long-form work, willing and able to push beyond the conventions of audio storytelling. They are organized and detail oriented. And they must have a passion for New York City and the surrounding region, and sharply focused on the needs of the audience. 

This position reports to the Executive Producer, Local News Podcasts.


  • Center listeners in everything we do; our audience is our top priority.
  • Pitch story ideas that impact New Yorkers and New Jerseyans by focusing on ground-up issues that affect our everyday lives. 
  • Work collaboratively with newsroom reporters to help shape their ideas into compelling longform audio stories. That may include assisting with field recordings, helping with reporting, offering guidance in editing, and using tape and tracks in innovative ways. 
  • Take part in all aspects of episode/segment production, including conducting research, pre-interviewing, scripting, cutting tape, tracking hosts, fact-checking, and assisting with sound design.
  • Handle multiple assignments at once.
  • Report and produce original stories.
  • Adhere to workflows and meet tight deadlines.
  • Produce content based on their work for the podcast for radio, social media and Gothamist, as needed.


  • At least 3 years of audio production and/or audio reporting experience, including talent-produced content.
  • Strong writing skills for the ear. 
  • Familiarity with audio editing using industry standard DAW software, ProTools preferred.
  • Ability to produce audio stories with an understanding of how to use sound and characters to explain complex concepts and topics. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of complex social and cultural issues and multiple subject areas with the ability to identity and produce stories that engage a diverse group of listeners
  • Ability to move story ideas effectively and creatively from concept to completion.
  • Top-notch project management skills.
  • Deep commitment to accurate, ethical journalism; impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail and fact-checking.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to contribute an equity lens to your work.
  • The ability to work effectively and/or interact with the public, donors and with other staff at New York Public Radio.

Additional Information

This is a full-time non-exempt role with an hourly rate of $40.83 ($74,305 annualized at 35 hours per week) plus a full benefits package. New York Public Radio offers excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, personal and sick time as well as parental leave.

This role operates in a hybrid capacity with the expectation that this individual will work at least part of the week in the WNYC Newsroom. Given this role will be on-site, 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.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between New York Public Radio and SAG-AFTRA.

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.

Equal Opportunity

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.