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Supervising Producer, Podcast (Embedded + Rough Translation)

Company: National Public Radio (NPR)
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility - and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.--This job represents a unique opportunity to oversee two innovative and highly original podcasts, Embedded and Rough Translation.Embedded is the NPR podcast that takes a story from the news and creates in-depth, narrative audio and digital stories. Rough Translation is NPR's international podcast, delivering intimate, personal narratives from people living against the backdrop of big events and issues. Both shows have received awards as well as critical acclaim and have attracted loyal audiences.We are looking for an experienced journalist, storyteller, and manager who can help both of these shows continue to do excellent work. The Supervising Producer will provide editorial and production leadership for both teams. A strong journalism background is a must, as is a commitment to innovative, long-form, audio storytelling. But the ideal candidate is someone who not only has the ability to think editorially but can also think strategically. We are looking for a person who can work closely with people from across NPR -- and externally -- to ensure that Embedded and Rough Translation reach and engage larger audiences across all platforms.This position is based in Washington, D.C.Responsibilities: Propose and find great stories for Embedded and Rough Translation to tell, inside NPR and outside NPRDevelop an editorial agenda for both shows.--Supervise members of the Embedded and Rough Translation production teams.Oversee and manage budgets for both units.--Run meetings, make assignments and set deadlinesEstablish a structured environment for creative workEnsure editorial, production and technical quality of all productsManage relationships with a variety of internal stakeholdersPursue relationships with outside contributors and organizationsDevelop an audience growth strategy for Embedded and Rough TranslationThink about and plan for the future of Embedded and Rough TranslationOther duties as assigned. Qualifications:Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.Required: Seven (7) plus years' experience as a news reporter, editor or producer--Minimum five years' experience generating and managing complex editorial projects and teams with multiple stakeholders, including the successful execution of surprising concepts and ideas.Demonstrated experience working with and managing highly creative, driven, results-oriented contributors.Demonstrated and consistent creative excellence in multi-platform production, including a proven understanding of best practices and opportunities in both radio and digital content creation.-- Strong organizational skills. Experience in creating and overseeing successful production flow and systems highly desirable.Expertise in daily news coverage including solid, independent news judgment.Experience maintaining high journalistic ethics and standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness.Strong oral communication and teamwork skills.Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure.Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system.Familiarity with cloud-based solutions such as Google docs and Confluence.Familiarity with scrum or other agile processes. Preferred Skillset: Experience navigating NPR and the public radio station community.Ability to find, onboard and develop talent for future innovative projects and initiatives. Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive place to work that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal - to create a more informed public.-- Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.Want more NPR? Explore the stories behind the stories on our NPR Extra blog. Get social with NPR Extra on Facebook and following @NPRExtra and #NPRLife on Twitter and Instagram. Find more career opportunities at NPR.org/careers and on Twitter at @NPRJobs.

Keywords: National Public Radio (NPR), Washington DC , Supervising Producer, Podcast (Embedded + Rough Translation), Other , Washington, DC

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