Associate Producer-Minnesota Public Radio, All Things Considered
Minnesota Public Radio
June 22, 2017
St. Paul, Minnesota
18.00 - 28.00
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The next Associate Producer of All Things Considered at MPR News is going to work closely with the Host and producer(s) of the show, and the rest of the newsroom to broadcast the best local afternoon news program offered in Minnesota, and among the best in the country. This position is responsible for providing material and production support for All Things Considered, including: broadcast directing, writing and editing production material, scheduling interviews in pre-interview and live, breaking news situations.
Application deadline: June 28, 2017
Directs live broadcasts; works with board operator(s) to ensure proper program elements are played cleanly, chooses program music, maintains audio quality control. Works with host to plan and schedule local news segments; assembles on-air materials prior to broadcast. Works with MPR newsroom editors and reporters, and external content providers, to schedule content and communicate deadlines. Initiates, plans and produces program material for broadcast - this includes conducting interviews and preparing interviews and features, as well as pulling material from other sources and preparing them for distribution. Updating content on Web site and in News archive. Keeps up-to-date with local, national and international news. Maintains excellent working relationship with other departments, particularly Operations, Online, Membership, Member Audience Services, and Traffic. Performs administrative tasks including answering mail, record keeping, data entry, creating daily rundowns, and coordinating payments with newsroom coordinator. Helps plan coverage based on planning calendars and upcoming events. Maintains strong audience and industry relationships including audience comments, inquiries from public radio and other media outlets. Substitutes for the Sr. Producer on an as needed basis, and fill-in/ assist other regional news programs as needed. Delivers broadcast materials for online treatment. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
B.A. degree or equivalent work experience in broadcasting, journalism, or related field. Minimum 3 years professional daily broadcast journalism experience. Experience producing live radio programs, breaking news, remote broadcasts and/or events coverage. Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrated radio production skills, including digital editing and production Demonstrated live control room directing experience desired Knowledge of online journalistic practices important Superior verbal and written communication skills Ability to work on several projects at the same time and working with diverse personalities Must demonstrate resourcefulness and ability to problem-solve at all levels Ability to work interdependently within a team Excellent organizational skills; effective with details; energetic and self-starter Ability to learn new industry specific skills as required Demonstrated research skills in a professional capacity Ability to understand and deliver high-quality service to multiple constituencies Excellent knowledge of and experience in journalism, including writing and interviewing Ability to make responsible judgments and to work with little or no supervision Ability to successfully meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities under pressure on a consistent basis and in a fast-paced environment Strong, developing news judgment, curiosity, and persistence Knowledge of overarching tasks, and ability to perform the full spectrum of tasks associated with a show and program Ability to react to breaking news, changing situations, and adjusting the program accordingly Ability to direct and motivate interns and Assistant Producers, Production Assistants, Interns/Fellows Ability to prioritize communication in terms of problems and changes occurring Proficient in office communications and document systems e.g. Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs, Slack, or comparable systems Preferred Education:
B.A. degree or equivalent work experience in broadcasting, journalism, or related field. Reporting To This Position: N/A
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 walk, sit, and stand; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping Working Conditions: Moderate noise level Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions
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 45-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. Reaching 900,000 listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services—MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current—produce programming for radio, digital... and live audiences. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be found at mpr.org.