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

Yes, Benefits

Position Summary:

Are you a business news junkie with a passion for producing radio? The Marketplace Morning Report is looking for a dynamic Assistant Producer or Associate Producer I to join our fast- paced overnight shift producing content that reaches more than 10 million listeners.  This position is responsible for directing live broadcasts of the Marketplace Morning Report, and works collaboratively with the Overnight Producer contributing show ideas, researching topics, scheduling guests, and providing production and maintenance. Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic about business news, energetic, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and who knows how to use music and sound to liven up a news show. This role is also responsible for arranging interviews, helping plan future news coverage and organizing host remotes. The Assistant Producer or Associate Producer I will fill-in for and assist other Marketplace programs as needed.

This position requires the ability to work a regular, overnight shift with a start time of 2:00am.

This job listing will remain open until the position is filled.

Position Responsibility:

  • Directs five live broadcasts of the Marketplace Morning Report, creates rundowns, selects music, coordinates fixes, and manages archiving.
  • Books, produces and edits host interviews with high-profile guests.
  • Stays current with local, regional, national and international news.
  • Writes promos and scripts.
  • Creates, produces and develops regular show segments.
  • Performs hands-on production; cuts and edits audio, pulls news copy; schedules studio time.
  • Fields host Q&As outside of the studio, along with other show segments as required.
  • Initiates and researches story and segment ideas and concepts for program.
  • Writes introductions and prepares stories for broadcast, Internet and other platforms.
  • Contributes to Marketplace news calendars.
  • Performs administrative tasks, including: answering listener email, building and maintaining Rolodex for guests, creating daily rundowns, and tracking payment vouchers.
  • Helps plan coverage based on planning calendars and upcoming events.
  • Produces and directs during breaking news coverage.
  • Collects information from identified content sources for posting to the Web.
  • Researches sources/guests, background, context; proposes guests.
  • Supports hosts; may handle host travel logistics and editorial bookings.
  • Acquires permissions/licenses.
  • Directs the work of interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum one year of production, editorial or related experience

Associate Producer I level (in addition to the bullets above):

  • Three or more years' production, editorial or related experience
  • Broad experience in journalism, including writing, interviewing, and editing.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to work under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.
  • Ability to work well with diverse personalities on the show.
  • Ability to work independently and make story judgments with some supervision.
  • Knowledge of current events.
  • Ability to maintain productive and positive communication with co-workers.
  • Excellent language skills including writing, proof reading; fluent computer skills with the knowledge of basis Internet and computer standards, directory structures, and common applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with interns and colleagues in multiple departments/divisions.
  • Digital editing knowledge and skill.
  • Basic field production skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis.
  • Experience using ENPS or equivalent.
  • Digital editing: DALET and Pro Tools, or equivalent.

Reporting To This Position:       

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work a regular, overnight shift with a start time of 2:00am.
  • 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
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping  
    • Required to lift standard audio equipment and computers up to 50 lbs.
  • 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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