Executive Producer, The United States of Anxiety

Live Radio Production New York City, New York


Executive Producer, United States of Anxiety

New York Public Radio seeks an Executive Producer for The United States of Anxiety, a weekly live radio show and podcast that mixes narrative journalism and conversation.

The Executive Producer will partner with the Managing Editor/Host to produce the show, focusing on operations, strategies for audience growth and diversity, and overall excellence. The Executive Producer will also work closely with the team to craft ideas-driven audio journalism on a weekly basis and to maximize that work’s impact and reach. The EP will regularly collaborate across the broader organization in an effort to deliver on our strategic priorities to further grow and diversify the show’s audience. 

The EP partners with the host to drive the strategic vision for the show. We are looking for someone who is passionate about this work and wants to push the show to new heights. The successful candidate will be open to creative thinking and they find the idea of making something new every day incredibly exciting. They will be a dynamic and accomplished individual with superior communication skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with people at all levels to produce outstanding results.  

This role reports to the Vice President of Original Content at WNYC.


Content production and oversight:

  • Collaborate with the Host on editorial decisions and reporting plans; work together to structure and edit show script.
  • In collaboration with Host, devise and develop a few annual “tent pole” series for the show.
  • Serve as editor for 2-ways recordings.

Staff Management:

  • Manage the day-to-day production and operations of a weekly radio show and podcast; manage division of labor among all team members, and delegate or re-assign responsibilities as needed
  • Supervise the Host, Assistant Producer, and Senior Digital Producer; support and evaluate the staff members’ performance and support their professional development
  • Supervise the work of all other contributors to the show, including the Tech Prouder/Sound Designer
  • Lead communication with staff and other teams around scheduling, deadlines, and publishing decisions
  • Responsible for designing, staffing and developing a team that meets the needs of the show. Leads the hiring of all show staff, including per diems, temps, and freelancers 
  • Collaborate with HR on people matters 

Administrative oversight and growth:

  • Manage the show’s budget, in collaboration with WNYC Studios leadership
  • Collaborate with marketing, sponsorship, publicity, and live events teams to advance the show’s mission and further audience growth and diversity
  • In collaboration with The United States of Anxiety’s Host/Managing Editor and Senior Digital Producer, manage and develop an audience engagement strategy.


  • At least seven years of journalism experience; experience producing live-radio journalism preferred; at least two years experience producing podcasts ideal
  • Demonstrated leadership experience; supervising and providing work direction, coaching & developing staff
  • Familiarity with and curiosity about a range of social justice issues, and unresolved debates over how to build an equitable society
  • Proven track record of being a strong leader who embodies the mission and values of NYPR; ability to mentor and inspire a staff
  • Commitment to the fearless pursuit of original, enterprising stories and conversations
  • Impeccable attention to detail; ability to organize a busy calendar, then pivot and reorganize as news breaks
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Familiarity with audio editing software, such as ProTools
  • The ability to work effectively and interact with executives at NYPR, colleagues, partners and sources.

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 time off benefits including vacation, personal, 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.