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Assistant Producer - On The Media

Job ID: 3465
Job Views: 120
Location: New York, New York, United States
Postal Code: 10013
Job Category: Radio
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.14.2020

Job Description

Assistant Producer, On the Media

On the Media is heard on more than 400 public radio stations by a weekly audience that exceeds one million people. It has won Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting and investigative reporting, the National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, several Mirror Awards, several Gracies, On The Media is a 2-time winner of the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism and was awarded a Peabody Award for its body of work.


Work with program staff to develop ideas and book guests for the weekly show:

  • We are looking for someone who will understand the On the Media voice and be able to pitch stories that work for the show.
  • We are an extremely collaborative group and are looking for someone who works well as a member of a tight-knit team.

Conduct background research and provide the host with appropriate supporting material for broadcast:

  • Strong pre-interview skills are necessary to be able to determine a good guest from a bad one and to find the hook that will make the element work for On the Media.
  • The producers write preps for the hosts, so an eye for detail, an organized mind, and excellent writing skills are essential.

Contribute to the sound design of On the Media:

  • The successful candidate will have a great ear for sound and be able to find the clips we use to add texture to our stories.
  • We edit our interviews sometimes from an hour down to 10 minutes; producers must be able to dig deep into a long conversation to find the essential On the Media interview so the ideal candidate for this position must have a strong sense of story and the ability to juggle multiple themes and ideas.

Work to grow our social media presence:

  • On the Media has a strong social media presence and the ideal candidate is someone who is comfortable using Facebook and Twitter, and who can translate the sensibility of the show on to those platforms.

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of three or more full years of work experience in a related field–preferably radio, audio, or web
  • Passion for the media beat and a nose for news!
  • Pro Tools proficiency
  • Writing skills, a flair for language
  • Web and social media skills
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Strong communicator, in person, in print and online
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent


You should respond to WNYC with a resume and a letter expressing interest.

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between New York Public Radio and SAG-AFTRA.  

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