American Public Media
  • SCPR, Content - 29TA
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Yes, Benefits

Position Summary:


KPCC is looking for a morning digital and audience engagement producer to join the one of the largest public radio stations in the country. The ideal candidate is someone who thinks about the audience first and how we can best serve them across our web, social and mobile platforms. You ask yourself on a regular basis, "Why would anyone care about this story?" Then you use that answer to help give each story a fighting chance on the interwebs.


Here are the basics: you must have strong news judgment with a Southern California sensibility, know how to write a great headline and be able to respond quickly to breaking news on all our platforms. You'll uphold the station's editorial voice and style on our homepage, social channels and news alerts. On any given day, you could be pulling reporting about the latest wildfire, collaborating with the newsroom on covering a horrific mass shooting, pulling wire on the latest celebrity death,  or writing sharelines about worm sex. You're also the resident digital guru for producers, editors and reporters.


Most importantly, you're a morning person. You'll be in for the 5 a.m. shift along with KPCC's Morning Edition crew. They'll keep you laughing, but you've got to have the energy and stamina to do the job at the crack of dawn.



  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Work Samples - A strong candidate will have links to a variety of writing samples, social media posts and engagement projects.


This posting has an application deadline of December 18, 2017 (10pm PST).


Position Responsibility:

  • Generates and develops ideas for coverage that will grow a loyal audience and create community
  • Curate and produce content across all platforms (ie: homepage, social and mobile) with the highest standards of accuracy, production quality and timeliness
  • Report, aggregate and write breaking news and other daily stories
  • Write and send news alerts
  • Collaborate with the news producers, reporters, editors and external media partners on coverage
  • Be a champion for a consistent voice and style across KPCC news platforms
  • Use analytics (ie: Chartbeat, Google Analytics) to make data-informed decisions
  • Work with social media editor to execute station's engagement strategy
  • Assists in directing the work of interns/apprentice news clerks
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a digital and/or engagement capacity at another news organization


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong news judgment and interest in local and regional news
  • Outstanding writing skills, particularly for digital platforms. We expect to see writing samples
  • Ability to tell stories in different ways on different platforms
  • Deep understanding of social media (ie: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Broad knowledge of digital storytelling tools and trends
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple departments/divisions
  • Knowledge and fluency with AP style and usage
  • Basic knowledge of SEO, particularly for headlines
  • Ability to use analytics to drive decision-making
  • Experience working with content management systems
  • Basic familiarity with Photoshop or another photo editing software
  • Ability to work with changing deadlines and in a fast-paced environment
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Strong interest in public radio, broadcast news
  • Experience in broadcast production is a plus
  • Knowledge of web programming languages a plus


Reporting To This Position: None           


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including early morning hours.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to walk, sit, and stand
    • 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
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