Producer I, The Takeaway

Live Radio Production New York City, New York


Producer I, The Takeaway

New York Public Radio is looking for a curious, creative and focused journalist to join The Takeaway team as a Producer I. 

Here’s your chance to work on one of the most riveting national daily shows in the industry. Millions of Americans turn to us each week for essential takes on news, politics and the culture happening around them. As our audience continues to grow, we’re expanding our team!

The Producer I will join a talented team in producing a daily news program with a unique take on the world. They will understand what makes a great Takeaway story and will pitch stories with regularity. They must have exceptional editorial judgment and understand how to use social media responsibly. They will be eager to introduce new voices and contributors to the show and to think about ways to cover stories that go deeper and present interesting new angles. They will think outside the box and push the norms of what traditional public radio can and should sound like. 


  • Under general supervision, pitches, writes and supports the production of program material for daily show/podcast and for future shows/podcasts.
  • Consistently generates timely and well thought out story/interview ideas/books guests and compiles host prep.
  • Pitches, writes and produces program material for daily show/podcast and for future shows/podcasts.
  • Edits tape and related continuity.
  • Works closely with senior staff to support the development and production of in-depth features.
  • Occasionally fills in for other staff, line producing and/or contributing to digital/social media content.
  • Supports the host on and off the air, providing research assistance and prepping them for interviews


  • At least 3 years of radio, TV, digital or equivalent experience.
  • Non-linear editing experience strongly preferred; Cool Edit/Audacity, Easy Track and/or DAVID experience, ProTools, Audition, Ableton, Avid, Premiere, or experience working in other similar programs
  • Demonstrated excellence in news writing and copy-editing, especially on deadline
  • Strong understanding of journalistic ethics
  • Experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate and organize large amounts of information
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others, including hosts
  • Ability to manage complexity and close the loop on communication with collaborators
  • Experience with digital, and multimedia production.
  • Experience booking and writing briefs on newsmakers

Additional Information

This is a full-time non-exempt  role with an hourly rate of $42.0280-$42.8571 ($76,491-78,000 annualized at 35 hours per week) plus a full benefits package. Compensation 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 remotely, with the ability to optionally work from the office/studio sometimes, which is encouraged. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff and will be expected to work from the New York office/studio in a hybrid capacity within the next few months. 

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.

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.