- SCPR, Content/Program Director - 18IA
- Pasadena, CA, USA
- Full Time
This position will be responsible for delivering KPCC content to our audience, who is becoming increasingly used to an on-demand world.
S/he will wear many hats- producer, editor, distributor and evangelist.
S/he will look for ways to build audience for existing KPCC editorial products and create new, on demand content. You'll work with senior managers to develop a piloting process that is audience facing and measurable.
What you should possess: an excellent ear for sound and storytelling; the ability to wrangle hosts and talent; a competitive and nimble spirit; excellent editorial judgment; experience experimenting; a ton of ideas and the ability to let those ideas go when they don't work; and, an appreciation for the art of editing and being edited.
- Build digital audience for KPCC audio content.
- Design, produce and oversee KPCC's podcasts.
- Deliver high quality, customized newscasts for NPR One.
- Use NPR One metrics to make data-based, curated decisions.
- Collaborate with NPR One on as-needed basis to gather audience intelligence on news products.
- Communicate best practices on NPR One to KPCC colleagues and ensure KPCC content is optimized to succeed.
- Generate ideas that are in line with KPCC's public service journalism mission that target diverse new audiences.
- Research ideas for podcasts, as well as write and edit podcast content on a range of subjects.
- Using human centered design principles, lead and/or participate in the production of pilot projects, from development to execution.
- Liaise as appropriate with KPCC underwriting, membership and development to strengthen the distribution and marketing of the podcast.
- Work with other stakeholders within the organization to ensure that our content will have audience and sponsor appeal.
- Perform soup-to-nuts production tasks, including identifying and interviewing sources, booking, prepping hosts, writing scripts, researching, fact-checking, processing tape and making it sing, and managing talent.
- Collaborate with outside contributors and other talent.
- Record in the field and in studio.
- With engineers and other staff, imagine and execute sound design concepts.
- Communicate constantly and clearly with other members of the newsroom.
- Manage multiple projects, deadlines and responsibilities at once, keeping editors, hosts, producers and others updated.
- With social media, video, digital and marketing teams, create audio assets for web, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to help reach big and diverse audiences.
- Hire, supervise, train, and manage direct staff through providing work direction, constructive performance coaching, mentorship, performance meetings, and on-going feedback.
- Foster a creative and productive work environment. Create development opportunities and individualized development plans for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree OR equivalent work experience.
- 10+ years' total work experience, including 1 year experience managing the work of others, and 3-5+ years of experience managing a show. Total work experience should include: 5+ years' experience in content development and production for: podcast, terrestrial or satellite radio, or similar audio medium.
- Experience with news writing, interviewing, and editing.
- Experience working collaboratively with creative and editorial talent.
- Experience with research, reporting, interviewing, storytelling, audio editing and sound design.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Understanding of emerging, digital-first media models.
- Fluency in audio editing with ProTools, and knowledge of DAVID, CMS, and other systems for broadcast and digital delivery of audio.
- Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, deadlines and time-management.
- Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.
- Ability to multitask.
- An independent work ethic combined with a love for and patience with the collaborative process.
- Ability to produce programs that meet SCPR standards.
- Proven ability to contribute to a positive, diverse, creative, high performance culture.
- Ability to advocate for program/resources/staff.
- Knowledge of budget management and ability to be fiscally responsible.
- Ability to evaluate content/quality/sound and act decisively with sound judgment.
- Knowledge of new media applications for digital distribution, audience engagement and community networking.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Experience using ENPS or equivalent.
- Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin or other languages desired.
Reporting to This Position: Associate Producer (SPCR On Demand)
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
- Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to travel as required.
- 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
- Working Conditions:
- Moderate noise level