Senior Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour
Senior Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour
The New Yorker Radio Hour is the unique collaboration between WNYC Studios and the writers and editors of The New Yorker. We’re seeking a highly experienced, strategic Senior Producer. The senior producer will oversee the show’s day-to-day production and development, help lead a talented and energetic team, and ensure the highest editorial standards for every piece produced. You should have comfort leading a team; working collaboratively with hosts, outside contributors, reporters and writers, and other producers; and also an ability to report and write independently. You will feel comfortable working under intense deadline pressure.
The New Yorker Radio Hour is made by a small, highly collaborative audio team embedded within one of America’s most celebrated magazines. The Senior Producer has superb editorial judgment along with the people skills to manage guests, staff, our principal host, and our many collaborators at The New Yorker.
- Supervise blocking of all episodes; lead and manage editorial calendar so that work meets production deadlines – for current show, as well as future episodes.
- In collaboration with EP and SP-Interviews, develop a content calendar that covers the next 2-3 months.
- Workshopping pitches from producers, greenlighting ideas with Editor/EP, and assigning segments.
- Manage host relationship: coordinate logistics for interviews, co-lead discussions with host of editorial calendar; direct script tracking.
- Develop promos - weekly and evergreen/branding promo
- Manage members of production staff: ensuring that their work gets done for the show, as well as nurturing their professional careers.
- Be available to pinch hit when needed on production tasks: including identifying sources, conducting taped interviews for air, researching topics, booking, prepping host, writing scripts, researching and fact-checking, cutting, and editing tape, including host tracks and interview tape.
- Running NYRH production meetings
- Manage and oversee technical direction of show in conjunction with TD and EP; oversee final mix of weekly show with TD.
- Guarantee the on-time, flawless delivery of audio to multiple platforms
- Communicate consistently and clearly with other members of the team and adjacent staff
- Represent NYRH to internal and external partners
- In collaboration with team, ensure all staff members comply with WNYC’s editorial standards and are contributing to an equitable work environment that honors our values.
- Foster relationships with editorial staff and writers of the New Yorker to promote closer collaboration between radio show and magazine.
- 5+ years of experience producing audio on a national level
- Supervision/management experience
- Experience with booking, pre-interviewing, tape cutting, story development, script writing and host collaboration
- Experience with audio editing and sound design
- Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, deadlines, and time-management
- Demonstrated success in the creation of superb content under pressure
- An independent work ethic combined with a love for and patience with the collaborative process
This is a full-time role with a salary range of $103,500-$112,000 per year (plus a full benefits package). Salary offer within this range is determined by skills, experience and organizational pay equity. New York Public Radio offers excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, personal and sick time as well as parental leave.
This role is currently operating in a hybrid capacity, working with the team at the New York office/studio on some days, with the ability to work from home on other days. This is not a permanently or exclusively remote position.
Given this role will be on-site at the Conde Nast offices, being fully vaccinated (including a booster dose) against COVID-19 is required, unless NYPR & Conde Nast have approved a specific religious or medical exemption in advance of the first day of work. COVID vaccination policies are subject to change by either organization and changes will be communicated in advance.
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