The Producer, 1A develops, creates and manages stories, guests and
conversations for a nationally distributed live news talk show with
a presence across multiple digital media platforms. The Producer is
responsible for researching a wide range of political, cultural,
literary, and social topics; and for conceptualizing and shaping
compelling stories on air and online. The Producer is responsible
for booking guests, writing scripts and copy for web, pictching
compelling stories and seeking our unique uses for audio and
audience engagement. The Producer, 1A creatively uses an array of
audio, visual and multimedia tools. The Producer leverages existing
audience engagement tools to connect the program’s journalism to
the needs and concerns of the audience. The Producer works
alongside colleagues and other production team members, and assists
new members of staff to identify their training needs. The Producer
works with the Managing Producer, 1A and Executive Producer,
sharing regular updates with the Director of Station Relations.
This position reports to Managing Producer, 1A.
- Identify issues and themes concerning modern Americans and
produce original news-making content for broadcast and digital
platforms. Plan, shape, and execute segments related to national
and international current events, with an eye towards creating
compelling content that sparks vibrant conversations on air and
online. Frame issues for debate; identify, contact, and interview
potential guests under stringent time deadlines; and write scripts
for the on-air host.
- Develop and implement multimedia content for non-broadcast
platforms. This will include a combination of audio editing,
photography, video production, and basic graphic design. They will
also be responsible for writing social media and web copy for their
- Write, review, edit and distribute promotional descriptions of
upcoming programming to be used on air and online by WAMU
personnel, public information office at American University, and
NPR stations which carry the program across the country. Serve as a
representative of the show at conferences, in communications with
member stations, and at public events.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- This position will be required to travel nationally 4 times per
Required Education and Experience
- Full time
- Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A
- This position is covered by SAG-AFTRA
Preferred Education and Experience
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 2-4 years of relevant experience in journalism and media
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- 3-5 years of relevant experience
- An established network of contacts with national and
- Experience producing content for a live daily talk
- Experience developing high-quality digital-only content.
- Proven ability to establish and grow online audiences.
- Superb oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to identify trends and to generate and
execute complex creative ideas.
- Keen understanding of national and international current
events, and excellent news and narrative judgment.
- Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously and
assimilate large amounts of information efficiently under daily
- Proficiency with audio editing and multimedia production.
- Experience creating content for Facebook, Twitter and other
- Experience working with content management systems (CMS).
- Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
- Proven ability to identify and vet dynamic and sought-after
national and international guests.
- Time management skills, flexibility, and ability to work
effectively in a dynamic, unpredictable news environment
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