Executive Producer, The Experiment

WNYC Studios New York City, New York


Executive Producer, WNYC Studios

WNYC seeks an Executive Producer for The Experiment, our collaboration with The Atlantic to lead the show, focusing on editorial development as well as strategies for growth and overall excellence.

The Executive Producer is a strong, clear and empathetic manager and an editorial leader with creative vision and high aspirations.  The EP needs to be extremely organized, and someone who has created positive work environments.

The EP has experience making audio and will lead the team to craft narrative, ideas-driven audio journalism and to maximize that work’s impact and reach. 

The Executive Producer creates an environment in which great journalism can happen and the people who make that journalism can thrive.  This position reports to the Vice President of Original Content at WNYC.

Job responsibilities include:

Content production and oversight:

  • Collaborate with the Host on editorial decisions and reporting plans.
  • Serve as editorial lead for the day-to-day work of making highly-produced, original and thoughtful episodes.
  • Guide producers through each stage of pitching, research, interviewing, scripting, and editing

Staff Management:

  • Supervise the show’s staff, evaluating the staff members’ performance and advancing their professional development

Administrative oversight and growth:

  • Manage the show’s budget, in collaboration with WNYC Studios leadership
  • Supervise the team’s production coordinator in collaborating with marketing, sponsorship, publicity, and live events teams to advance the show’s mission and further audience growth and diversity

Qualifications include:

  • 7+ years experience building and managing audio teams
  • At least five years experience producing narrative journalism podcasts
  • A passion for fostering an inclusive, diverse, and innovative team culture 
  • Proven track record of being a strong leader who embodies the mission and values of NYPR and The Atlantic
  • Fearless pursuit of original, enterprising stories
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills
  • Familiarity with audio editing software, such as ProTools and Descript
  • Proven ability to mentor and inspire a staff
  • Impeccable attention to detail, ability to organize a busy calendar
  • The ability to work effectively and interact with the staff, executives at NYPR and The Atlantic, colleagues, partners and sources.

Additional Information

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.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this role is currently operating in a remote capacity. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff, and may be expected to work fully from the New York office when it is safe to do so.

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