American Public Media
  • APM Programs, Classical 19JA
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • $19.23 - $28.85
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Benefits eligible

Celebrating more than thirty years on the air, Pipedreams is the only weekly radio program that explores the full range of the art and potential of the pipe organ.

Each week, Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares selected organ works and performances, and in doing so, encourages listeners to engage both their ears and imaginations to gain greater appreciation of this instrument. He talks with composers, organists, organ builders and restorers. The show features brand new instruments in churches and concert halls, plus historic pipe organs recorded in locations around the world, from ancient instruments in vast cathedrals to the "mighty Wurlitzers" of movie house fame.

Position Summary: 

The Associate Producer works with the Executive Producer/Host of Pipedreams in behind-the-scenes aspects of the support and production of this national weekly radio program.  This position prepares content and supporting materials for use by stations and the Pipedreams website, processes recorded concert materials, edits and transcribes interviews, and attempt to maintain order amidst the increasing volume of archived materials. 

Application deadline: February 28, 2018 

Position Responsibility: 

  • Creates and distributes daily rundowns and other materials for station use
  • Creates and updates content communication of audience-facing platforms
  • Participates in audio production, building episodes and fundraising segments
  • Maintains record keeping, data entry, reports and reviews emails sent to the show
  • Serves as a point of contact with artistic partners and donors
  • Logs concert tape and enters performance and related metadata into database
  • Acquires permissions/licenses
  • May direct work of interns
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of experience in production of classical music programming
  • Facility with digital production and communications media 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities under pressure on a consistent basis
  • Strong critical judgment skills and the ability to make decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to program. 
  • Ability to edit audio tape and prepare all elements of program in ready-for-broadcast form.
  • Demonstrated skill in oral presentation
  • Ability and willingness to travel as assigned
  • Ability to make responsible judgments and to work with little or no supervision
  • Superior communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others 

Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • Knowledge of pipe organs and pipe organ repertoire
  • Digital editing skills strongly preferred 

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
  • 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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