Associate Producer, On the Media

WNYC Studios New York City, New York


Associate Producer, On The Media

On the Media seeks a highly skilled and collaborative associate producer to join the team. We are looking for someone who cares deeply about interrogating ideas and doing journalism that matters. The role involves finding and pitching ideas that advance our listeners' understanding of the world, creative and aggressive booking, nimble tape cutting, collaborative scripting, and detailed administrative tasks. You should have comfort working with hosts, writers, reporters, and other producers in a highly collaborative production team. You should feel comfortable working under intense deadline pressure.

The successful candidate will be passionate, curious and informed about a wide range of topics, an exceptional writer, a skilled communicator, an energized self-starter, and a savvy user of digital media.


  • Generate exciting, thought-provoking, original ideas on a weekly basis, drawing inspiration from the news media, social media, academic papers, sources etc.
  • Consistently monitor the news cycle with an eye toward upcoming and current story ideas
  • Perform soup-to-nuts production tasks, including identifying and pre-interviewing sources, booking guests, conducting taped interviews for air, researching topics, prepping and directing hosts, writing scripts, finding archival and news tape, fact-checking
  • Cut tape, including host tracks, interview tape and 2-ways
  • Write and populate content for website/CMS
  • Maintain and update social media accounts
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed
  • Incorporate our values of diversity, equity and inclusion and “including all voices” into story pitches and booking choices


  • At least 2 years of experience producing narrative or reported content
  • Experience with booking, pre-interviewing, tape cutting, and host collaboration
  • Experience with audio editing 
  • Demonstrated success in the creation of superb content under pressure
  • Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, deadlines, and time-management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An independent work ethic combined with love for and patience with the collaborative process

Additional Role Information

This is a full-time role with competitive compensation and eligibility for full benefits including excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role is currently operating in a primarily remote capacity but the selected candidate will have the option to work from the studio/office if fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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 in the future.

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