American Public Media
  • Marketplace - 16GA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Yes, Benefits

Position Summary

Are you obsessed with the latest business and economic news? Do you thrive when you're seamlessly coordinating coverage with colleagues across time zones and shifts? Do you enjoy the puzzle of helping piece a daily show together?  If so, we want to hear from you!

Marketplace is looking for a dynamic news producer and editor for its Marketplace Morning Report team. This dayside producer plays a key role in producing and editing content that raises the economic intelligence of the country on a show that has more than 10.1 million listeners.

Working closely with the Executive Producer, you'll be responsible for identifying themes and setting up the next day's coverage both on-air and online with Marketplace's distinctive take on the latest business and economic news. In that capacity, you will be doing everything from booking guests and cutting host 2-ways to gathering audio and editing reporter dispatches and spots for the next day's broadcasts. You'll also be responsible for creating related digital content.

The Producer will also work closely with Host David Brancaccio and the Executive Producer on special projects and could be considered a fill in for the Executive Producer (as needed).

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 is an Editor/Producer II-level position with daily production and editorial responsibilities. In addition, this position requires the ability to fill in (on short notice) for our overnight team with a start time as early as 1am PT.

This posting will remain open until position is filled.

Position Responsibility:

  • Direct the hand-off of news coverage from dayside to overnight editorial group. Identify compelling and knowledgeable guests; book, edit and produce quick-turnaround interviews for broadcast and for digital.
  • Assign, commission and edit news spots and host Q&A's.
  • Ensures editorial and audio quality across platforms
  • Completes show rundown every evening; including the editing of ledes.
  • Manages cast of regular interviewees and generates new sources and regular contributors wherever needed. Serves as the lead producer for major show projects working closely with Host and Executive Producer- from conception to completion.
  • Fills in for Director, overnight producer, and Executive Producer as needed. Provide consistent communication to Host, overnight producers, editors and MMR Executive Producer. Participates in all creative aspects of the program, such as developing new segments and series, finding regular guests for program, etc.
  • Develops coverage based on planning calendars and upcoming events.
  • Serve as a field producer when needed.
  • Works with MMR Executive Producer to identify, train and deploy back-up hosting team.
  • Maintains currency with local, national and international news, in particular staying abreast of business and economic issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • 6+ years' experience providing production support or other applicable work experience.
  • Experience working with hosts and talent.
  • Experience as a field producer; preferably producing longform content

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • "Go getter," an aggressive producer who can multi-task.
  • Ability to successfully meet hourly deadlines, handle multiple responsibilities under pressure and often independently, sometimes outside of regular business hours.
  • Excellent writing and skills, with the ability to write in the Marketplace voice.
  • Excellent ability to develop story ideas, edit and produce program elements.
  • Well-established network of contacts within the broadcast journalism industry and business world. 
  • Demonstrated focus on audience in choices and 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.
  • Digital audio editing experience.
  • 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 editorial creativity in approach to delivery of business and economics news.
  • Especially interested in candidates with a proven record of success covering daily breaking news.
  • At least 2-3 years demonstrated experience editing with reporters and hosts; preferably for a national outlet.
  • Demonstrated experience as the lead producer/editor for a daily news show.
  • Knowledge of business and economics.
  • Digital experience.

Reporting To This Position:        None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work the following Schedule with short notice: 1:00am-9:30am PT.
  • 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.

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.

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