Job Description:

Position Summary:

Marketplace is looking for a dynamic, energetic news hound for its Morning Report team. The Marketplace Morning Report Producer plays a key role in producing content that raises the economic intelligence of the country for more than 10 million morning listeners. The Producer is responsible for the production of 5 timely and informative national broadcasts, all with the unique Marketplace sound and style.

Working closely with host David Brancaccio, you'll be the architect of the daily program, responsible for turning fresh spot news, quick-turn around live interviews, pre-recorded spots and digital content into cohesive, newsworthy programming. You'll oversee all production during the morning hours, ensuring that the Morning Report has up to the second and forward looking coverage with Marketplace's distinctive take on the latest business and economic news.

The Producer will also be considered one of the fill ins during the day for the Executive Producer (as needed) and participate in all creative aspects of the program. 

Marketplace is one of the most dynamic multimedia brands in the country, known for an irreverent approach to business and economic news on multiple platforms. Our currency is good ideas. We value creativity and unorthodox thinking. And while we are serious about covering business and the economy the right way, we don't take ourselves too seriously.

This position will be either a Producer I OR Producer II-level position depending upon the most qualified candidate's experience. In addition, this position requires the ability to work a regular shift with a start time of 4:00am ET.


Position Responsibility:

  • Serves as sole-leader and key decision-maker early mornings for shape and sound of morning report.
  • Produces up to five distinct, differentiated national broadcasts daily
  • Works closely with MMR host(s), including fill-in hosts.
  • Stays abreast of business and economic issues.
  • Edits, oversees, and creates content for digital platforms.
  • Manages cast of regular interviewees and generates new sources and regular contributors wherever needed.
  • Identifies compelling and knowledgeable interviewees and produces quick-turnaround interviews, some audio editing of interviews.
  • Assign, commission and edit news spots and host Q&A's
  • Ensures editorial and audio quality of scripts and pieces.
  • Works closely with host, ensuring the quality of writing and accuracy of casts.
  • Edits spots, leads and tags.
  • Leads daily early morning editorial meeting, setting coverage agenda and making assignments for team including radio, digital and audio production staff.
  • Fill in for Executive Producer as needed.
  • Maintains currency with local, national and international news.
  • Direct the hand-off of news coverage from morning to dayside editorial group.
  • Provide consistent feedback to dayside producers, editors and MMR Executive Producer.
  • Work closely with digital staff to maintain and expand MMR digital presence
  • Participates in all creative aspects of the program, such as developing new segments and series, finding regular guests for program, etc.
  • Assist with other Marketplace programs as needed.
  • Develop coverage based on planning calendars and upcoming events.
  • Can serve as lead producer for major projects on the show - from conception to completion.
  • Manage relationships with outside content partners to ensure maximum efficiency in sharing stories and presenting them in a dynamic way. 
  • Lead field producer.
  • May assist in managing budgets- or manage part of a larger budget. 
  • Works with MMR Executive Producer to identify, train and deploy back-up hosting team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent. 
  • Producer I Level: Minimum 5 years' journalism experience
  • Knowledge of business and economics

OR

  • Producer II Level: 6+ years' experience providing production support or other applicable work experience.
  • Experience producing a show, preferably national.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • Experience working with hosts and talent.
  • Experience in editing digital audio.

 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • "Go getter", an aggressive producer who can handle many tasks at once.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to handle all decisions and actions during early morning hours.
  • Ability to successfully meet hourly deadlines, handle multiple responsibilities under pressure and often independently, outside of regular business hours. Excellent writing skills, with the ability to write in the Marketplace style.
  • Excellent ability to develop story ideas, edit and produce program elements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in the latest platforms.
  • Well-established network of contacts within the journalism industry and business world. 
  • Demonstrated focus on audience in choices/approaches to delivery of business/economics news.
  • Ability to edit material of remote producers/journalists over the phone.
  • Outstanding multi-tasking abilities.
  • Strong critical judgment skills and the ability to make instant decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to program. 
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Superior communication skills.Ability to work rapidly and effectively with reporters and freelancers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with on air talent

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Broad experience in broadcast journalism, including reporting, researching, writing, interviewing, and editing.
  • Demonstrated creativity in approach to delivery of business and economics news.
  • Especially interested in candidates with a proven record of success covering breaking daily news.
  • Digital audio editing experience
    • Preferred for Producer I
    • Required for Producer II
  • Digital experience.


Reporting To This Position:     None

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Schedule: 4:00am-12:30pm.
  • 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
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.  
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

 

Who we are:

Marketplace is one of the most dynamic multimedia brands in the country, known for an accessible approach to business and economic news on multiple platforms. Our currency is good ideas. We value creativity and unorthodox thinking. And while we are serious about covering business and the economy the right way, we don't take ourselves too seriously. To learn more about the program, go to: https://www.marketplace.org/careers.

 

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.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/1115044-281675

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Saint Paul, MN
United States
Job Category: 
Producer
Deadline: 
Monday, December 30, 2019
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.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/1115044-281675