Senior Producer, More Perfect

WNYC Studios New York City, New York


Description

Senior Producer, More Perfect

More Perfect is relaunching in spring 2023, with a focus on helping people understand the current state of the Supreme Court through sound-rich narrative journalism, and we are looking for a Senior Producer to join our team. The right candidate is both an air-traffic controller and someone who holds the editorial vision of the show close.

The right candidate is both an air-traffic controller and someone who holds the editorial vision of the show close.

The Senior Producer manages the production flow of content and people. The SP helps a small but mighty team of producers to create outstanding new content that will attract a diverse national audience across platforms. We’re looking for someone who’s extremely organized, can think constructively about content, and can brainstorm solutions for all aspects of the production process.

This is work that is highly detailed but not rushed. We want someone who is thoughtful and far-reaching, cognizant of the overall body of work More Perfect is creating.

This role reports to the Executive Producer of More Perfect.

Responsibilities: 

  • In close collaboration with the Executive Producer and Host, run weekly production meetings and manage production calendar. 
  • Set and enforce deadlines for production of series, including deadlines for scripts, edits, mixes and QC.  Work firmly, but kindly, with colleagues who have a lot on their plates.
  • Work with producers to set the editorial vision for specific episodes within a season 
  • Manage the work of an associate producer and their ongoing professional development, while building an environment conducive to high levels of productivity, creativity and professional fulfillment. 
  • Liaise with fact-checker, engineer and sound designer for all episodes, in close collaboration with episode producer.
  • Brainstorm and manage what a strategic digital outreach plan will look like for More Perfect 2023.
  • Be available to pinch hit when needed on any/all production tasks, including: identifying sources, researching topics, booking, prepping host, handling technical logistics, and cutting and editing tape.
  • Handle contracts and rights, when needed, and supervise other administrative aspects of the show.
  • Draft promos for episodes.  
  • Supervise upload of episodes, in collaboration with technical director and associate producer.  

Qualifications:

  • At least five years’ experience in fast-paced, journalistic media environments (broadcast or otherwise)
  • Deep commitment to accurate, ethical journalism and strong editorial judgment
  • Experience with project and operational management for long-form audio projects
  • Superb broadcast writing and editing skills, showing originality and patience
  • Demonstrated success in serving in a leadership role with a diverse team, supervising content creation and “keeping the trains running on time”
  • Strong and clear communication skills  
  • Fluency in audio editing with software such as ProTools, and knowledge of DAVID, CMS, and other systems for broadcast and digital delivery of audio
  • Superb organizational skills, attention to detail, and time-management
  • Joy in working in a group environment, and the ability to give and take direction and feedback well
  • Ability to work effectively in a distributed/remote team environment
  • Experience working with on-air talent on voicing and interviewing, preferred
  • Previous experience as a podcast producer, preferred

Additional Information

This is a full-time exempt role with a salary of $103,500-$107,500 plus a full benefits package. Compensation offered 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 operates in a hybrid capacity, or could be remote for the right candidate. 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

At New York Public Radio diversity, equity, and inclusion is more than a strategy or an initiative; it is an organizational mindset that is reinforced every day. Ultimately, we strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and pursue inclusive strategies to support and encourage them and create a more engaged, committed, and productive workforce. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are especially important to us as a media organization because a diverse workforce allows us to report with perspective and insight, and deliver a variety of content reflecting the diverse population we serve in New York City and beyond. We believe that diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an inclusive workplace in which all voices are encouraged and heard is a core part of our values as an organization. 

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, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved. 

 

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