American Public Media
  • APM, On Demand - 28SA
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Temporary Full Time

WHO WE ARE:

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences and operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. Reaching 1 million listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services' MPR NewsClassical MPR and The Current' produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences. 

American Public Media is the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national content creation and distribution in one organization. With a portfolio that includes Live from Here with Chris Thile, BBC World Service, Marketplace and the leading classical music programming in the nation, APM is one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world. One thousand stations carry American Public Media's 20-plus national programs. Its multi-regional station operations include 49 public radio stations and 42 translators in the Upper Midwest and California.

YOUR ROLE:

Brains On, one of the leading kids' podcasts, is hiring an Assistant Producer for kids' podcasts.  We're looking for someone with creative chops and good sensibilities for making podcasts that are entertaining, engaging and appropriate for young audiences. As an Assistant Producer you will work closely with the Brains On team on Smash Boom Best and other kids shows produced by American Public Media. This includes collecting and organizing stories, brainstorming ideas for episodes, booking guests for interviews, researching topics, writing scripts and editing audio.

Application Deadline: January 23, 2019

Position is Temporary- Full-time for a duration of 4 months

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organize listener submissions and communicate with listeners as needed.
  • Contribute ideas and research for future episodes.
  • Assist in the launch of podcasts.
  • Log audio.
  • Edit audio.
  • Write scripts.
  • Assist on production in the field/on location.
  • Support membership, merchandise and live event activities.
  • Support special programming as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Internship or 6 months to one year experience in audio storytelling.  
  • Experience with digital audio editing systems.
  • Experience writing for web based platforms.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Interest in podcasts and audio storytelling.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to generate fresh, strong ideas for the show.
  • Solid emotional judgment.
  • Strong organizational skills; comfort with details and deadlines.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, including ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of individuals and groups such as audience, guests, hosts and other APM staff.
  • Experience with digital editing systems ProTools preferred.
  • Ability to remain calm and consistent when communicating with emotionally vulnerable constituents.
  • Ability to learn new industry-specific skills.

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.

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

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