RadioWest, the flagship program of Utah’s most popular NPR affiliate station, is looking for an experienced producer to join the team and help organize the workflow and day-to-day editorial process.
Since 2001, RadioWest, hosted by Doug Fabrizio, has produced thousands of hour-long interview episodes, covering everything from local politics to religious issues to nationally recognized books and films. We’re a curious group of experienced journalists driven by the principles of good journalism and thoughtful storytelling — we also hope to have some fun along the way. We’re looking for a creative thinker, strong communicator and highly organized leader who can bring an idea into focus through collaborative conversations and deep research, and then help find the right stories and guests for the show.
Our production process is driven by the tastes, observations and interests of our small and talented staff, so we think it’s important to have a diverse group of people to work with. A more diverse group of people putting together the show makes us better at every stage of the editorial process, from story selection to editing.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN27767B 00335 – KUER
COMPENSATION: $60,000yr. – $72,000/yr. DOE
WORK SCHEDULE: 40/week, but due to the unpredictability of news, this position must be available for some extended hours and weekend work
Producers perform many tasks. Most importantly, they ask good questions and give and receive criticism well. We’re looking for an Executive Producer who can be both a producer and a leader — one who can pitch in when needed to help with audio editing, vet and book guests, research show ideas and assist with the work of getting a show on the air each week, and someone who can manage the team’s workflow and be able to step back from the weekly grind to ensure that RadioWest is reaching and connecting with its audience.
It is also important that our Executive Producer has strong critical thinking skills, as part of the job is evaluating and critiquing the shows on a regular basis and giving notes.
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, a related field, or equivalency, plus three years of directly related experience required. You don’t necessarily have to have worked in radio specifically, but it will help. We’re looking for candidates who have demonstrated experience doing this kind of work.
Department Specific Qualifications
- At least three years in radio, podcast or TV production as well as managerial experience, with a track record of inspiring and motivating a team to do their best work.
- Strong communication and proven organizational skills, including overseeing team organization.
- Ability to think about big picture approaches to covering issues and ideas, while also executing the many small details and tasks involved in producing a weekly show.
- A proven ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple duties at the same time.
- Strong writing skills for both print and audio.
- Ability to collaborate, deliver and accept criticism.
- A positive attitude and can work well with others.
- A self-motivated, proactive, scrappy, creative, accountable and congenial attitude.
- Understanding of journalism and journalistic ethics.
- Audio editing skills (Adobe Audition – or the ability to learn them).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.