Digital Producer, Radiolab

Digital Media - Content New York City, New York


Description

Digital Producer, Radiolab

Radiolab seeks a Digital Producer to create content that reaches our audience on multiple platforms including social, our newsletter, YouTube, our soon-to-be-launched membership platform, and via calls to action on the podcast and radio broadcast. 

This person will establish standards and best practices for connecting Radiolab with its audience in new exciting ways. The right candidate will be an excellent creative writer who is able to quickly embody and refine the aesthetic and voice of the show. This person will be a social media pro, immersed in digital culture, and be well-versed in the podcast landscape. You must have demonstrated experience building digital and social communities. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop, write, and produce exclusive bonus content for members, including behind the scenes footage, Q&As with staffers, and occasional virtual events (e.g., trivia nights, panel discussions, etc.).
  • Write and produce content for Radiolab’s social media accounts. Write and produce custom social media content (GIFs, Audiograms, videos, Facebook Lives, etc.) to create opportunities for fans to engage.
  • Write the Radiolab newsletter and refine the voice of the show.
  • Produce Radiolab promotional content (if a Radiolab team-member is booked on another media outlet, prep, research, and produce that conversation).
  • Write and produce cross promos audio as needed (promos about Radiolab that appear on other NYPR shows and on outside media outlets).
  • Develop a roster of editorial partnerships with like-minded digital communities and media outlets.
  • Keep up with the ever-changing landscape of social media, to understand when, where, and how our show can find new opportunities for engagement.
  • Partner with the Audience and Marketing team to execute efficient and effective paid social media campaigns and to track analytics.

 Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of multimedia journalism-related experience.
  • Demonstrated success in creating native, engaging social content that has deepened engagement and expanded reach.
  • Proficiency with a range of social media platforms and awareness of new platforms.
  • Mastery of building and managing communities across social media networks.
  • Experience in all aspects of digital media production such as recording sound, capturing images, editing and crafting an audio and video.
  • Experience using digital engagement metrics to drive decisions and future digital strategy.
  • Familiarity with HTML and content management systems is a plus
  • Creative writer who can quickly capture the voice of the show.
  • Strong familiarity with the podcast industry.
  • 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, and generous time off benefits including vacation, personal and 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 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. 

About Radiolab

 Created in 2002 by host Jad Abumrad, and now co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser, Radiolab began as an exploration of science, philosophy, and ethics using innovative composition and sound design. Radiolab has expanded and evolved to become a platform for long-form journalism and storytelling. The show challenges its listeners’ preconceived notions about how the world works. Radiolab provokes, it moves, it delights, and it asks its audience to see the world around them anew. 

In the past year, the show released a series on a Guantanamo Bay detainee named Latif Nasser; covered the pandemic (by looking at the present and the past); composed an experimental non-narrative meditation on the end of the world; reported out topical stories on the power of protest (here and here, too), the risk of Donald Trump trying to steal the electionthe responsibilities of the police (and lack thereof); and escaped to the bottom of the sea to spend time with an octomom.

 Since its founding nearly two decades ago, Radiolab has won some of the most prestigious awards in journalism, including two George Foster Peabody Awards, Third Coast awards, The Silver Gavel, as well as other accolades. In 2011 Abumrad received the MacArthur Genius grant. The show has spawned successful spinoff series, like More PerfectGonadsThe Other LatifGBorder Trilogy, and Radiolab for Kids.