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Position Summary:

Freakonomics Radio is hiring an Associate Producer to join our team. We seek journalists with a strong interest and background in the social sciences and/or data analysis, evidence-based ideas, and rigorous research. The weekly podcast promises to reveal “the hidden side of everything” and we aim to do it in each episode by featuring unusual stories, lively characters, and solid reporting and research. Our Associate Producer should be curious about a wide variety of subjects, comfortable with data and academic research, be detail oriented, and have excellent written skills.

What you’ll do...

  • Supervise all aspects of production of 10-12 episodes per year — from idea phase through publication
  • Pitch ideas and research show topics
  • Identify and pre-interview potential guests
  • Prep host for interviews
  • Conduct interviews and field reporting
  • Log tape and transcripts
  • Write scripts
  • Fact-check
  • Offer editorial feedback to host
  • Contribute to social media accounts and listener engagement
  • Participate in weekly editorial meetings
  • Some administrative tasks as needed
  • Potential to work on Freakonomics Radio Network spinoff podcasts 

What you bring...

  • Familiarity with and interest in social science research and data
  • Superb writing skills showing originality and humor
  • Creative problem-solving in editing stories and interviews
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Scrupulous attention to detail
  • Audio editing skills preferred but not required

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required, preferably in the behavioral or social sciences
  • 2-3 years experience in a deadline-driven journalism environment

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