San Francisco Public Press Seeks Radio Producer
The San Francisco Public Press is a nonprofit news organization that provides independent analysis of government and other powerful interests through in-depth investigative reports published online and in a quarterly print edition. They cover politics, housing, education, environment, labor, economics, immigration, health, public safety and a range of other topics. You can learn more at their website, sfpublicpress.org. They are expanding the scope of our work with more frequent, detailed coverage of local government by adding podcasts and terrestrial radiobroadcasts via a new independent radio station.
They are seeking an experienced radio producer to develop, record and distribute a daily audio program focused on San Francisco City Hall. The radio program will consist of one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions about timely topics with elected officials, city employees, subject-matter experts and community members who care about important local issues. Segments will audio and video stream online and go live on KSFP, a low-power FM radio station that begins broadcasting on 102.5 FM in San Francisco this summer. Segments may also run on local and regional partner public radio stations.
The show will guide listeners through the daily news of local government and provide context and depth for complex, evolving policy stories, well before they’re placed on a ballot or presented publicly by agencies. The show also will tackle civic education topics. Their goal is ambitious: To create the essential audio news source about the inner-workings of one of the world’s great cities. And you will have a role in collaborating to build an audio news product from scratch, and continuing to refine it based on responses from listeners and the community.
THEY’RE SEEKING A 3/4-TIME PRODUCER WHO
* Is well versed in the issues in local news, passionate about public affairs and committed to diverse community programming.
* Can multitask many jobs that span technical editing, equipment management, journalism and people management.
* Is up to date with current technologies for live and time-shifted broadcast distribution.
* Can work independently and can collaborate with others in a small team.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
* Managing communication with audience during the show via phone, email and social media.
* Supporting host during shows and subbing in for the host when needed.
* Working with host to produce podcast segments.
* Writing summaries of segments and posting to sfpublicpress.org and social media.
* Managing college interns.
* Coordinating with and assisting director of membership and community on live events.
EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
* Three+ years experience in audio engineering, production and content creation.
* Mastery of digital audio editing and digital asset management.
* Expertise in audio studio equipment setup and maintenance.
* Demonstrated competence in interviewing for audio broadcast.
* Familiarity with crafting social media posts.
PAY & BENEFITS
* Thirty hours per week compensation commensurate with experience, in the market range for comparable positions in nonprofit local independent news.
* Health insurance and flexible spending plan.
WHAT THEY NEED FROM YOU
* Resume, including your e-mail address and phone number.
* A thoughtful cover letter about what you’d bring to the Public Press and its radio startup, KSFP. They want to hear your ideas for making civic policy into relevant, engaging audio. How would you create distinctive local news content that connects with listeners? Do you have experience in entrepreneurial journalism, program creation and audience development? Can you thrive in a small-team environment? What is your technical editing background? Have you ever set up or renovated an audio studio?
* Three examples of your radio/audio/print work: Shows or podcasts you have hosted or produced, reporting, and/or promos you have scripted or produced.
* Three examples of your writing. Can include radio scripts.
* Three professional references.
All application materials must be RECEIVED by close of business on Friday, April 19 (extended).
Please submit all materials to:
ATTN: Michael Stoll, Executive Director
San Francisco Public Press
44 Page St., Suite 504
San Francisco, CA 94102
jobs <at> sfpublicpress <dot> org
The San Francisco Public Press is committed to diversity and seeks to reflect the cultural richness of the Bay Area in its editorial content production, community engagement and work environment. The Public Press encourages and actively recruits applicants representing a broad diversity of backgrounds including but not limited to age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation.