Looking for part-time, collaborative work in support of Connecticut Public's award-winning radio programs? We’re looking for a part-time producer who can support production for our new weekly program, Disrupted. Every week, the program explores how we move through disruptions, including the global pandemic, police violence, and racial inequities, to something that's stronger, more inclusive, and more effective.
The producer would also be familiar with our flagship daily shows and/or new weekly programs (Where We Live, Colin McEnroe Show, Audacious, and Seasoned.) This would include producing, writing, and editing mostly for our pre-taped show, Disrupted, but potentially for live shows, when needed.
Find your purpose in being part of a mission-driven public media organization that strives to be the essential source for truth and ideas and seeks to connect the citizens of Connecticut to their state and communities. The ideal candidate is a team player who is willing to pitch in and help whenever needed on a small team with a lot of energy, creative, enthusiasm, ambition, and responsibility. The part-time producer can expect to remain remote during COVID; however, when the Company deems it safe and healthy to do so, this position is expected to work on-site.
Essential Job Functions
The part-time Producer I provides a wide range of services in collaboration with the Storytelling and Radio Originals Team. Applicants must have the ability to complete the following essential job functions:
- Generates ideas and meets with producers, reporters and hosts to develop program segments;Identifies compelling and knowledgeable interviewees and produces quick turnaround interviews.
- Develops long-term coverage ideas for shows, including series and specials.
- Develops, enhances, and advances specific story ideas and concepts, both with other producers, reporters, and hosts, in daily production segments and long-term planning.
- Produces Connecticut Public Radio’s flagship radio shows by continuing the trend of dynamic and Connecticut-focused programs on-air, online, and on social media.
- Records and edits audio; produces and mixes content using audio equipment and digital editing software and compiles and edits material necessary for production.
- Co-creates story items that engage listeners, bringing Connecticut voices to our air.
- Books and researches guests, topics, and ideas; researches and writes daily scripts and show rundowns for on-air, website, and promotional use.
- Provides creative and editorial guidelines to on-air guests in order to enrich quality of programming.
- Provides technical assistance to the host.
- Ensures production adheres to format and procedural guidelines and ensures post-production is accurate and appropriate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
The Producer I has many responsibilities. In addition to the essential functions previously listed, duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provides social media and advertising support using online platforms including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
- Responds to listener requests and correspondence.
- Develops and refines tools and workflows for content delivery
- Assists and coordinates with Marketing team around post-COVID key events designed to promote and outreach programs, with respect to events, guests, etc.
- Manages relationships with outside content partners to ensure maximum efficiency in sharing stories and presenting them in a dynamic way.
- Ensures seamless handover between teams and shifts.
- Produces web content, including updates of web page, photography and photo editing in collaboration with the Visuals Team, Social Media Team, and the Digital Services Bureau.
Additional duties may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Digital audio hardware and software editing.
- Programmatic need, audience make-up, need, and choice, as well as differentiated approach to the delivery of diverse content.
- Leading large complex projects, working in a fast-paced environment and handling multiple and changing priorities simultaneously; and
- Navigating complex organizations and making the right connections to drive work forward, while anticipating potential shifts in work.
- Working with audio hardware (Mix Pre, Tascam, Marantz), software (Adobe Audition), and production broadcast console and remote recorder operation.
- Strong critical judgment skills with the ability to make instant decisions regarding credibility, personality, and value of material to our program.
- Research acumen with particular focus on Connecticut communities.
- Working closely with on-air talent.
- Strong technical skills in digital editing.
- Writing, spelling, grammar, and strong technical skills in editing.
- Journalistic ethics and maintaining high journalistic standards including standards of objectivity, balance, and fairness.
- Reading a variety of local, national and international publications and online news sources; and
- Working in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)
- Write and edit copy to NPR guidelines.
- Identify, write, and produce content for multiple platforms: broadcast, digital and social.
- Work with editors and producers in team environment that includes several remote offices.
- Edit, produce, and operate audio in deadline situations.
- Successfully meet tight hourly deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities under pressure and often independently.
- Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in diverse situations.
- Define problems, collect data, and establish facts in order to draw valid conclusions as a change agent; and lead multiple projects concurrently while paying close attention to detail.
The ideal applicants must have demonstrated effectiveness in a collaborative, highly team-oriented environment, yet possess initiative, self-motivation and work with minimal supervision and demonstrating at all times respect for diverse constituencies.
The part-time Producer operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers, as well as complex digital and audio hardware and/or software.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods, stand, and talk, lift objects of less than twenty (20) pounds, and hear. Manipulative skills, which require hand-eye coordination, such as reading or typing, writing, and filing are also required. Additionally, the employee must have the ability to concentrate for extended periods with frequent interruption and understand and relate to the concepts behind specific ideas. These physical demands, with or without reasonable accommodations, are required to perform the essential functions of this job.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time, hourly, non-exempt position working 29 hours per week. This position is currently fully COVID remote; however, when the Company deems it safe and healthy to do so, this position is expected to work on-site. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday with flexibly daily hours depending on show needs. Final schedule is based on operational and production needs. Occasionally, weekend or after-hours work might be necessary.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, or a closely related field AND one-to-three years of radio production experience required OR equivalent combination of education AND experience. Public radio experience is preferred.
CT Public reserves the right to substitute years of experience for certification or degrees. CT Public may expand inquiries into materials submitted in support of an applicant’s candidacy without further permission from the applicant. CT Public reserves the right to modify compensation, benefits, minimum qualifications, desired skills, and job duties for this position at any time. A complete background check is required. Fingerprinting screening may be required.
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.(CPBI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to Protected Classes, including race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability (including physical, intellectual or learning disabilities or past or present history of a mental disability), political affiliation, family responsibilities, age, uniform service member status, veteran status, marital or civil union status, membership in a domestic partnership, gender (including gender identity, gender expression or status as a transgender person), genetic information, sexual orientation, and any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state and local laws. In addition, CPBI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which CPBI has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity for all, CPBI practices affirmative action for minorities and women, the handicapped, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans. CPBI expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran.
Connecticut Public is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in our application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or an accommodation in completing your application due to a disability, please reach out to us as HumanResources@ctpublic.org. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation” in the subject line.
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