Saturday, October 03, 2009


WNYC Radio
New York, NY

Submission Deadline: October 9, 2009

Ambitious, multimedia public radio newsroom seeks engaging, intellectually curious self-starter with strong communication skills and high energy to help us make a dynamic radio and online experience for news consumers nationwide. Must be open to creative thinking, a team effort, and making something new every day. The Assistant/Associate Producer coordinates and manages distributed on-air and online news coverage, assists in the creation of hourly newscasts, and prepares multimedia news material for immediate and future posting on the web and in various media drawing from WNYC’s primary sources, reporters, partners, and original reporting and research.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Monitor, update and prioritize online and on-air news content, using local, national and international resources
• Write and edit news stories and headlines for distribution online and on air, focusing on story selection, accuracy and wordcraft
• Work together with hosts to compose and edit hourly newscasts
• Report stories from the newsroom using primary sources, but also telephone, internet and other sources -- sometimes on very short deadlines
• Work with reporters to craft their material for various distribution channels
• Receive reports filed remotely by others, and prepare them for distribution online and on air
• Maintain a solid knowledge of international, domestic, New York State, New Jersey, and New York City news.
• Contribute to the growth and innovation of our online news coverage
• This position requires use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment; ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods
• Ability to work extended hours as needed
• Work on other special projects and duties as assigned

• Two-Three years of solid news journalism experience required
• Two years production, writing and/or reporting experience in daily news required
• Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience required
• Demonstrated excellence writing news for the eye and for the ear required
• Demonstrated skill writing and managing web content required
• Solid, demonstrated news judgment required
• Knowledge of current and past news and issues affecting the NY-NJ region, nationally and internationally a must
• Knowledge of Public Radio - style media, tone and journalism preferred.
• Requires advanced skill editing audio, and basic skill editing digital images and video
• Experience using Django-based content management tools a plus
• Strong familiarity with common social media services a plus
• Demonstrated ability to navigate the internet environment self-sufficiently to make use of research and other tools required.
• Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds
• Requires the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with the other newsroom staff, executives at WNYC, colleagues, and clients as needed

Application Deadline: no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on October 9, 2009

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume online to with “QXR Asst/Assoc Prod-News 09” in the subject line.

WNYC must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.

No calls, no agencies.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we are able to respond only to the candidates selected for interview


Anonymous said...

Did Marc Herman quit ?

Anonymous said...

Marc Hermann has joined the objective and independent, Alan Hochberg along with the usual set of characters on the "Commission to Study the Elimination of Town Government Commissions" which will lower taxes for all residents.