Be a part of the team that produces NPR’s flagship morning news program. The Culver City Associate Producer/Editor supports Morning Edition’s overnight team and California-based host. This person regularly scripts for broadcast, being mindful of news developments and adhering to NPR’s high standards of journalism. He/she establishes on air connections and troubleshoots issues. The Associate Producer/Editor is a skilled journalist who can take ownership of projects. This person produces pieces and two-ways, pitches stories, books guests, researched topics and field produces. The Associate Producer must be available to rotate into a variety of shifts including overnight, swing and dayside. He/she works under the direct supervision of the Morning Edition leadership team.
- Supports Morning Edition’s overnight line team: helps script, book guests (especially in breaking news situations) and ensures the show is current, forward-looking.
- Works closely with Morning Edition’s Culver City-based host.
- Supports the directing team as they finalize the show for air.
- Consistently generates timely and well thought-out story/interview ideas, and briefs hosts to Morning Edition standards.
- Initiates, plans and produces program material for that day’s show and for future shows, under supervision.
- Edits tape and related continuity.
- Works in the field with reporters, editors and hosts as assigned (including projects requiring self-directed research, planning and solid editorial judgment.)
- Rotates through a variety of shifts, as assigned (including overnight and swing.)
- May be given assignments on different platforms, including writing Web text.
- Maintains internal relationship with program staff, reporters/editors contributing to daily program and morning news podcast, as well as departments providing support services.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- At least three years of radio production experience including experience on broadcast digital audio workstations (ie MTE/DAVID, Dalet, Cool Edit, ProTools or similar)
- At least two years of experience in live broadcasting
- At least one year of experience in editorial decision-making.
- Demonstrated excellence in news writing and copy-editing, especially on deadline.
- Understanding of journalistic ethics.
- Experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness.
- Ability and willingness to work varied shifts.
- Demonstrated ability to assimilate and organize large amounts of information.
- 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.
- Ability to relocate. In the future, NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations. Severance provisions of the AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept a transfer.
- Attention to detail – especially in producing segments for air
- Experience booking and writing briefs on newsmakers
- Experience directing a live news show
- Experience working under tight deadlines and in breaking news situations
- Demonstrated understanding of, and familiarity with, social media platforms.
- Experience working in and/or knowledge of public radio and the public radio system.
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.