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Company: Ideastream
Seeking Producer
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
November 18, 2013
Job ID: 1535556


Position Opening: Producer

Job Posted:October 11, 2013

Application Deadline:November 8, 2013

A producer with multiple media production experience (TV, radio, web) in both studio & field.
This person should have demonstrated skills and experience in creating both segments and complete programs. The candidate must have strong skills & experience in writing, journalistic judgment & talent training/coaching. They will have demonstrated skills as a creative storyteller with examples (reel) and must be resourceful ( the kind of producer who doesn’t need a clear plan or path but is able find ways to get work done … be it in workflow, problem solving, finding shortcuts, etc.)

1. Essential duties and responsibilities:
Under the direction of Content Management
•Plan, organize and coordinate all aspects of productions and production elements on multiple platforms. May include pitching story, segment and show ideas and proposals, researching, field producing, production design, and budgeting. Includes but not limited to:
§Determine program content and treatment.
§Perform creative enterprise: research, write, assemble and/or edit scripts/stories. Write promos, teases and intros to reports and interviews.
§Use excellent journalistic judgment
§Conduct interviews or pre-interviews; procure talent or guests, direct talent performance.
§Direct and/or perform the gathering, editing and mixing of audio and/or video using digital recording and editing equipment. 
§May operate on-air and production equipment
§May gather and deliver material for web use.
•May voice reports for radio and appear on TV
•May include supporting and coaching host/reporter performance.
•Prepare and present program and project reports, keep projects on schedule and on budget.
•Establish and maintain productive work atmosphere and ensure team is working together.
•Maintain meaningful program related relationships with regional, state and national sources
•Participate in on-air fundraising as needed.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

2. Qualifications


In-depth knowledge of evolving media production techniques and technology including skills in non-linear and audio editing.
Awareness of critical community issues, trends, and leadership.
General business know-how including supervisory and problem solving skills. Demonstrated creative ability across a broad range of formats, styles and media. Adept at research, story and show planning, writing and development.  Demonstrated broadcast technical/editing production skills. Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated conflict resolution skills. Ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies of public broadcasting. Ability to use computers to enter, access and retrieve data. Use word processing software.


A moderate level of professional experience producing high quality, high impact
Journalism. Television, radio and web-based production experience preferred


Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.

Essential Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Ability to see, communicate, hear and utilize electronic communication devices.

To apply, please go to: and click on the Producer link.  Application deadline is November 8, 2013.

ideastream is an equal opportunity employer; we value diversity in our workplace.

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