Senior Digital Producer, The United States of Anxiety

Digital Media - Content New York City, New York


Description

Senior Digital Producer, The United States of Anxiety

The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history, and how we can break its grip on our future-- live Sundays at 6PM on 93.9 FM and AM 820. Our show delivers stories to its audience in many formats, from live radio interviews and call-ins to deeply reported narrative features.

Our show aims to build a community of listeners -- people who want to share the joy and the work of creating a healthy, plural society.  The Senior Digital Producer will be responsible for growing this community across multiple platforms and aim to make The United States of Anxiety an innovative, industry leader for digital engagement. 

The ideal candidate is immersed in digital culture, has demonstrated experience building digital communities -- particularly among Black audiences -- and has a passion for popularizing ideas about racial and social justice. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop a strategy for translating the show’s content and brand for digital audiences across platforms including social media, an email newsletter, Gothamist and other publishing partnerships
  • Build and grow community around the United States of Anxiety throughout the week, engage with that community, and find innovative ways to have our work contribute to the broader conversation. 
  • Experience in all aspects of digital media production such as recording sound, capturing images, editing, and crafting an audio and video
  • Engaging with listeners digitally and callers during the live show to harvest their questions and comments.
  • As part of the community engagement strategy, develop a holistic approach to connecting and interacting with our audiences across digital platforms, including social media efforts and other digital spaces.
  • Participate in routine editorial planning to add to the perspective on community building and digital engagement. 
  • Partner to ensure editorial strategies are aligned with and supported by marketing and membership strategies.
  • Develop a roster of editorial partnerships with like-minded digital communities and media outlets that extend our community engagement efforts. We are particularly interested in outlets and communities that serve politically engaged Black audiences.
  • Keep up with the ever-changing landscape of social media, to understand when, where, and how our show can find new opportunities for engagement.

Qualifications

  • At least 4 years multimedia journalism-related experience, with the ability to collect, organize and disseminate information
  • Strong digital media skills, including proficiency in social media as both a newsgathering technique and, especially, as a way to distribute content.
  • Experience using digital engagement metrics to drive decisions and future digital strategy
  • Experience working with talent, preferably in radio
  • Familiarity with and curiosity about a range of social justice issues, and unresolved debates over how to build an equitable society
  • Demonstrated success in the creation of superb audio, and visual content built for a variety of digital spaces.
  • Expert level writer that can embody the voice of the show and effectively translate the editorial direction to text.
  • Able to build and maintain collaborative relationships
  • Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, deadlines and time-management with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Eagerness to pitch in at any point to support your peers - no task is too small for you to help with
  • Excited to collaborate on  great ideas, even when they are not your own, and the ability to deftly weave your ideas into the process
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team with patience, kindness, empathy and a sense of humor.

 

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, vacation, personal and sick time as well as generous parental leave. 

 The schedule for this role is Sunday-Thursday, with The United States of Anxiety airing at 6pm on Sundays. There is some flexibility in the regular working schedule outside of coverage before and during the show. The schedule will be determined with the finalist for this role.

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this role is currently operating in a remote capacity and will continue to be fully remote through at least June 2021. 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.