Job Description:

Who We Are:

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences and operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. Reaching 1 million listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services 'MPR NewsClassical MPR and The Current' produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences. 

American Public Media is the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national content creation and distribution in one organization. With a portfolio that includes Live from Here with Chris Thile, BBC World Service, Marketplace and the leading classical music programming in the nation, APM is one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world. One thousand stations carry American Public Media's 20-plus national programs. Its multi-regional station operations include 49 public radio stations and 42 translators in the Upper Midwest and California.

Your Role:

Spectacular Failures is a highly reported, narrative podcast which tackles some of the most spectacular business failures of all time, and what could have been done to avoid them. As the Assistant Producer, you will assist the podcast's Producer and Host with research, reporting, booking and editing. This is a temporary position with an end date of July 1, 2020.

Application Deadline: December 27, 2019

Position Responsibility:

  • Provide research on episode topics.
  • Identify and book interviews with guests.
  • Record interviews and audio for episodes in studio and in the field.
  • Write copy for web.
  • Edit audio using protools.
  • Participates in daily, weekly, and other scheduled editorial planning meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 6 months to one year of applicable experience could be in form of an Internship

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple responsibilities under deadline pressure
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office systems
  • Able to work as a flexible, creative member of an energetic production team that includes other staff, independent contributors and content partners
  • Ability to make responsible judgments and to work with little or no supervision
  • Facility with digital production and communications media
  • Technologically fluent, with the capacity to learn new technology
  • Superior communication skills
  • Commitment to learn and uphold best practices
  • Ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  • Demonstrated interest in podcasting and narrative audio storytelling.
  • Ability to manage time and task load independently.
  • Proficient with ProTools and recording equipment.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated journalism, radio and news writing experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in business

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 and sit for extended periods of time
    • Required to move about in the community
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions


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.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Job Location: 
New York, NY
United States
Job Category: 
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Job Type: 
Full time
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For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.