Producer, On-Demand (LAist Studios) #104-20

American Public Media - Pasadena, CA4.1

Full-time | Contract
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Who We Are:
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public media network whose mission is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service on air at 89.3 KPCC, online at LAist.com and through KPCC In Person. Since our founding in 1999, SCPR has been a fast growing, innovative, multi-platform public service newsroom. Every day, our staff helps audiences catch up on the latest headlines, solve the complexities of life in Southern California, and connect curious communities to one another.

Your Role:
The Producer, LAist Studios will produce program material for LAist's on demand programs and original podcasts. The successful candidate has a passion for audio in all its forms; a sharp ear for sound and storytelling, a ton of ideas and the ability to dive deep into subject matter while multi-tasking other production elements. They are a creative, collaborative producer who looks for ways to successfully generate content that delivers on our mission and reaches new audiences.

The Producer, LAist Studios will assist the hosts, producers and other contributors to the program by generating story and interview ideas; conducting research and assisting in arranging interviews; and writing program copy, as well as production material. The producer will have the opportunity and responsibility to lead production from concept through delivery.

Our audience is always our priority and should be yours as well

If you have a website and /or samples of your work, please prove link in your cover letter.

Application deadline: July 25, 2019 (10p.m. PST).

Responsibilities:
You will work with the Managing Producer and development team to develop new shows and new talent.
Perform soup-to-nuts production tasks, including identifying and interviewing sources, booking, prepping hosts, writing scripts, story-editing, researching and fact-checking, editing audio, sound design, voice and delivery coaching.
Edit podcast episodes.
Prepare scripts and host copy.
Collaborate with social media editor as needed for promotion of on demand content.
Work with other stakeholders within the organization to ensure that our content will have audience and sponsor appeal.
Work with finance and legal departments to execute freelance contracts for projects you oversee.
Collaborate with outside contributors and other talent.
Record in the field and in studio; travel may be required.
With engineer and other staff, imagine and execute sound design concepts.
Manage multiple projects, deadlines and responsibilities at once, keeping editors, hosts, producers and others updated
With social media, video, digital and marketing teams, create audio assets for web, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to help reach big and diverse audiences

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
5 + years' experience in content development and production for: podcast, terrestrial or satellite radio, or similar audio medium
Experience with writing, interviewing, and editing
Experience working collaboratively with creative and editorial talent
Experience with research, reporting, interviewing, storytelling, audio editing and sound design

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Understanding of emerging, digital-first media models
Knowledge of the podcast landscape
Fluency in audio editing with ProTools or Audition
Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, deadlines and time-management.
Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
Ability to multitask
An independent work ethic combined with a love for and patience with the collaborative process
Ability to produce programs that meet SCPR standards
Proven ability to contribute to a positive, diverse, creative, high performance culture
Ability to advocate for program/resources/staff
Ability to evaluate content/quality/sound and act decisively w/sound judgment
Knowledge of new media applications for digital distribution, audience engagement and community networking
Become and remain a member in good standing of SAG-AFTRA by the thirtieth (30th) day of employment.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin or other languages desired.
Reporting To This Position: None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

Physical Demands:
Required to move about in an office environment
Reach with hands and arms
Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
Required to lift standard audio equipment and computers up to 50 lbs

Working Conditions:
Moderate noise level
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.