Job Description:
The Producer, working with minimal supervision from the Managing Producer, develops, creates, and manages highly compelling daily live news talk show segments with a presence across multiple media platforms. Working closely with the Managing Producer, Senior Talk Host and Resident Political Analyst, the Producer researches a wide range of topical issues, including political, cultural and social issues in the region, to create compelling live interview/listener call-in segments. The Producer coordinates political coverage, including the show’s weekly political program – which provides in-depth coverage of local politics in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The producer is responsible for regional election coverage, including coordinating with other WAMU departments, organizing candidate forums and debates, and live election-night coverage.     
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the necessary skills and abilities required for this job.     
Minimum Requirements:
  • High degree of creativity with a knack for identifying stories and issues that get listeners talking and engaging
  • Deep knowledge of regional politics, including state, county and city politics in Virginia, Maryland and DC
  • Impeccable written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, patiently and persuasively with the widest possible variety of people
  • Experience producing and editing audio and digital content
  • Demonstrated skill working with creative individuals
  • Must have experience working under constant deadline pressure  
Preferred Requirements:
  • Three years’ experience in political journalism
  • Experience working on a talk program.    
Additional Information:
This is a temporary full-time 12-week position.      

We are seeking a highly creative, extremely professional producer with a passion for the Washington region and the many issues that make life here rich and complex. Our ideal candidate has journalistic experience on multiple platforms, and is deeply familiar with the region’s players and storylines.     

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Job Location: 
Washington, DC
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 
(202) 885-3563
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