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

Yes, Benefits

Position Summary

Marketplace is looking for a dynamic news producer and editor for its Morning Report team. The Marketplace Morning Report Producer on dayside plays a key role in producing and editing content that raises the economic intelligence of the country for more than 10.4 million morning listeners. The Producer is responsible for producing and editing content that airs on the Morning Report.

Working closely with the Executive Producer, you'll be the dayside powerhouse helping to set up the next day's daily program. In that capacity, you will be booking guests, cutting host 2-ways, and guiding and editing the late filer reporter. You'll be responsible for identifying themes and setting up the next day's coverage with Marketplace's distinctive take on the latest business and economic news.

The Producer will also work closely with Host David Brancaccio on special projects and will be considered a fill in for the Executive Producer (as needed) and participate in all creative aspects of the program.

Marketplace is one of the most dynamic multimedia brands in the country, known for an irreverent approach to business and economic news on multiple platforms. Our currency is good ideas. We value creativity and unorthodox thinking. And while we are serious about covering business and the economy the right way, we don't take ourselves too seriously.

This position is an Editor/Producer II-level position with daily production and editorial responsibilities. In addition, this position requires the ability to fill in (on short notice) for our overnight team with a start time as early as 1am PT.

This posting has an application deadline of January 4, 2019 (10pm PST).

Position Responsibility:

  • Serves as the lead producer for major show projects working closely with Host and Executive Producer- from conception to completion.
  • Guides and edits the late file reporter daily on one 1-minute spot
  • Works with MMR host(s), including fill-in hosts.
  • Stays abreast of business and economic issues.
  • Manages cast of regular interviewees and generates new sources and regular contributors wherever needed.
  • Regularly books guests for the next day's show and special series.
  • Identifies compelling and knowledgeable interviewees and produces quick-turnaround interviews.
  • Audio edits interviews on tight deadlines.
  • Assign, commission and edit news spots and host Q&A's.
  • Ensures editorial and audio quality of scripts and pieces.
  • Edits spots, Host features, ledes and tags.
  • Fills in for Director, overnight producer, and Executive Producer as needed.
  • Maintains currency with local, national and international news.
  • Direct the hand-off of news coverage from dayside to overnight editorial group.
  • Provide consistent communication to Host, overnight producers, editors and MMR Executive Producer.
  • Completes show rundown every evening; including the editing of ledes
  • Work closely with digital staff to maintain and expand MMR digital presence.
  • Participates in all creative aspects of the program, such as developing new segments and series, finding regular guests for program, etc.
  • Develops coverage based on planning calendars and upcoming events.
  • Serve as a field producer when needed.
  • Works with MMR Executive Producer to identify, train and deploy back-up hosting team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years' experience providing production support or other applicable work experience.
  • Experience working with hosts and talent.
  • Experience as a field producer; preferably producing longform content

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • "Go getter", an aggressive producer who can multi-task.
  • Ability to successfully meet hourly deadlines, handle multiple responsibilities under pressure and often independently, sometimes outside of regular business hours.
  • Excellent writing and skills, with the ability to write in the Marketplace style.
  • Excellent ability to develop story ideas, edit and produce program elements.
  • Well-established network of contacts within the broadcast journalism industry and business world. 
  • Demonstrated focus on audience in choices and approaches to delivery of business/economics news.
  • Ability to edit material of remote producers/journalists over the phone.
  • Outstanding multi-tasking abilities.
  • Strong critical judgment skills and the ability to make instant decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to program. 
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • Ability to work rapidly and effectively with Host and reporters.
  • Digital audio editing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with on air talent.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Broad experience in broadcast journalism, including reporting, researching, writing, interviewing, and editing.
  • Demonstrated creativity in approach to delivery of business and economics news.
  • Especially interested in candidates with a proven record of success covering breaking news daily.
  • At least 2 years demonstrated experience editing with reporters
  • Knowledge of business and economics.
  • Digital experience.

Reporting To This Position:       

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work the following Schedule with short notice: 1:00am-9:30am PT.
  • 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.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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