Producer, Death, Sex & Money

WNYC Studios New York City, New York


Description

Producer, Death, Sex & Money 
WNYC Studios seeks a creative, curious and detail-oriented Producer for Death, Sex & Money, a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Ours is a show that likes to break format and has a deeply engaged and loyal listening community. Bring your leadership, experimental energy and big ideas as we build the next chapter of DSM. 

 Responsibilities  

  • Under minimal supervision, lead the show’s production process on a week-to-week basis—tracking episode progress, coordinating with team members and making sure episodes and all of their accoutrements (newsletter, social media, web) are fully ready for public consumption and published by deadline. 
  • Contribute and research ideas for all aspects of DSM: show topics, interview subjects, listener engagement projects. 
  • Perform soup-to-nuts production tasks, including identifying and pre-interviewing guests, booking, directing interview tapings, and writing public-facing copy about the episodes you produce.  
  • Craft episodes at a high level. You have a clear vision of story and structure; you have an ear for tape that works and doesn’t; your script writing captures the voice and tone of the show; you lead edits and incorporate feedback seamlessly; you pass off preliminary mixes of episodes to our engineer that are cleanly cut and organized. 
  • Mentor and support early-career interns and colleagues.
  • Champion, update and grow our weekly newsletter.

Qualifications

  • At least five years’ experience in a fast-paced, idea-driven media environment.
  • Proficiency with audio editing (preferably using ProTools) or related video software.
  • Superb writing skills showing originality and humor; experience writing for broadcast or performance strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with talent preferred.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, leading teams and navigating group dynamics.
  • Scrupulous attention to detail and organizational skills. 
  • Creative problem-solving in editing stories and interviews. 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of editorial and production best practices and understanding of how this role and interrelated roles fit into the production process 
  • Detailed, creative and rigorous in your journalism. 
  • Effective time-management and demonstrated ability to produce excellent work on deadline. 
  • Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, deadlines, and time-management
  • An independent work ethic combined with a love for and patience with the collaborative process
  • Some supervisory experience preferred. 

Additional Role 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 may be expected to work fully from the New York office or Bay Area 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.