Producer I, New Yorker Radio Hour

WNYC Studios New York City, New York


Description

Producer I, 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 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 with ideas about applying the tools of the medium in untraditional ways; creative under pressure and detail-oriented, the Producer I has a deep well of experience to draw on.  The Producer I is an excellent booker of interviews, with the persistence to land in-demand guests; the curiosity to bring new voices and expand the program’s range; and the deep research skills to tease out the most interesting conversations for our host and other interviewers.  Crafting tape into narrative stories, coaching talent, an ear for sound design and music, and a wide range of interests are all key.  The needs of making the program require multitasking and flexibility at a high level, 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, with some flexibility for working from home to be determined in the future.

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

  • Find, pitch, and execute ideas for coverage, 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. 
  • Write scripts and preps for interviews
  • Collaborate with writers and other talent
  • Record in the field and in studio
  • Write and produce content for web, social media, and other platforms as needed
  • Assist in all aspects of show production as needed. 

 

 Qualifications

  • Five-plus years experience in fast-paced, idea-driven media environments (podcast, radio, television, or related)
  • Fluency in ProTools or comparable editing tools, with competence in scoring, sound design, and use of archival material
  • Superb broadcast writing and editing skills, showing originality and humor
  • Experience working with talent, especially non-radio talent
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken

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, 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 from the New York office when it is safe to do so.

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.