American Public Media
  • MPR News, Newsroom - 17HB
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Minimum hourly rate is $26.49
  • Hourly
  • Temporary Full Time

Benefits Eligible

Who We Are:

The mission of American Public Media Group (APMG) is to enrich the mind and nourish the spirit, thereby enhancing the lives and expanding the perspectives of our audiences and assisting them in strengthening their communities.  We aspire to be the leader in creating trusted and meaningful listening experiences with and for curious people, and we seek to create a diverse, inclusive culture focused on growth and outcomes to serve our audiences. 

APMG's primary operating divisions Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and American Public Media offer multi-regional FM broadcast channels, website, mobile and social media channels, live events, national content creation and distribution. Together, these divisions operate 49 public radio stations and 42 translators serving regional audiences in eight states from Minnesota, Michigan and the Upper Midwest to Idaho and California; distribute a portfolio of more than twenty national programs reaching nearly 20MM listeners weekly through 1,000 radio stations; serve rapidly growing audiences on digital, social and mobile platforms; and produce an increasing and diverse array of podcasts featuring the best in food, culture, entertainment, mental health, water, early brain development, business and investigative journalism. 

Your Role:

As the Producer, you will lead creation of a new podcast and oversee strategy for the project. The goals of this project are both straightforward and ambitious. We aim to highlight to a broad audience savvy ways people of low income backgrounds save, borrow, spend and build assets. As the Producer, you have a passion for audio in all its forms; a sharp ear for sound and storytelling with diverse communities, the ability to dive deep into the personal finance insights of families and individuals of low income backgrounds while multi-tasking other production elements. In this role, you should be comfortable conducting interviews outside a studio.

Your role will work closely with the host to develop over time a suite of products, including online resources and community events. The job may require some travel in Minnesota and possibly elsewhere. We're looking for a creative, collaborative producer eager to experiment for ways to successfully generate content that delivers on our public service mission.

Application Deadline: February 20, 2020

Position Duration: Role is grant funded with an expected end date of December 2021.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and communicates project content.
  • Writes dynamic and engaging messages for all platforms.
  • Embraces diversity in the composition of MPR's on-air staff and develops and sources a personal diverse network of talent.
  • Proposes and achieves measurable internal success criteria.
  • Works collegially with leaders from other MPR departments, especially those involved in marketing, fundraising and underwriting sales efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in radio/audio production, editing and digital.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to contribute to high-performing teams with innovation and creativity.
  • Passion for local public service and community involvement.
  • Vision for attracting new audiences to public radio.
  • Comfort working in a quickly changing sector.
  • Ability to "turn on a dime."
  • Ability to think broadly and creatively, and to lead a collaborative team is essential.
  • Ability to work across the organization.
  • Ability to embrace new ideas, have a demonstrated track record of leadership in building audiences through effective radio programming, manage multiple priorities, and bring new concepts to fruition.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience and success with recording audio in the field.
  • Comfortable with the basic editing tools, including ProTools.

Reporting To This Position: N/A

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.


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