Associate Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

WNYC Studios New York City, New York


Description

Associate Producer, New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour is the unique collaboration between WNYC Studios and the writers and editors of The New Yorker.  We’re seeking an experienced, creative Associate Producer to join our small and dynamic team.   

The right candidate will be passionate about great writing and inspired by the challenge of crafting the unique radio voice for this legendary magazine.  They are an original thinker and a high-energy collaborator, creative and detail-oriented. The Associate Producer has production experience to draw from and is eager to grow and learn.  The Associate Producer has the persistence to land in-demand guests; the curiosity to bring new voices and expand the program’s range; the judgment to find the best tape in a recording and highlight it; and research skills to tease out surprising information to enrich interview preps.  The needs of making the program require multitasking and flexibility, but within the deadlines of a weekly program, we strive to maintain a healthy work-life balance.  This position will be based at the editorial offices of The New Yorker at least three days per week. 

This is a full-time position that may involve travel.  Candidates should expect a very collaborative editorial environment, and should come ready to build relationships with some of the best writers in America. 

Responsibilities

  • Pitches, writes and produces program material under supervision from senior staff, both within the editorial environment of The New Yorker and from independent research. 
  • Produce segments in a wide variety of formats, including two-way interviews, reporting on location, essays, and other features
  • Draft scripts and preps for interviews
  • Record in the field, and record sessions in studio as well
  • Publishes show files and information through various distribution platforms, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Occasionally contributes to digital and social media content
  • Assist in all aspects of show production as needed 

  Qualifications

  • Two-plus years experience in fast-paced, idea-driven media environments (podcast, radio, television, or related)
  • Experience in ProTools or comparable editing tools, with some familiarity with scoring, sound design, and use of archival material
  • Strong broadcast writing and editing skills, showing originality and humor
  • Enthusiasm for working with talent, especially non-radio talent
  • Experience with CMS or other web publishing tools a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken

Additional Information

This is a full-time non-exempt  role with an hourly rate of $38.38-$39.28 ($69,864-$71,500 annualized at 35 hours per week) plus a full benefits package. Compensation offered 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 in a hybrid capacity, working with the team at the New York office/studio on some days (typically 3 days per week), with the ability to work from home on other days. This is not a permanently or exclusively remote position. 

Given this role will be on-site at the Conde Nast offices, being fully vaccinated (including a booster dose) against COVID-19 is required, unless NYPR & Conde Nast have approved a specific religious or medical exemption in advance of the first day of work. COVID vaccination policies are subject to change by either organization and changes will be communicated in advance.

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.