Multimedia Producer, Radiolab

Hiring Organization: 
New York Public Radio
City: 
New York
State: 
NY

WNYC Radio seeks a highly-skilled Multimedia Producer to join a tremendously creative staff that serves a passionate, diverse audience and produces an unparalleled product.

Reporting to Radiolab’s Communications Manager, the Multimedia Producer will create compelling multimedia projects to express engaging, thought-provoking visual stories that expand on big ideas addressed in Radiolab podcasts, as well as stories that explore entirely new topics and questions as independent features on radiolab.org.

The Multimedia Producer must have comfort and experience when dealing with scientific content. The ability to communicate with a wide range of people is key. Social-savvy and attention to detail are important qualities. The successful candidate will be a good storyteller, have a keen eye for stunning images, and show an enthusiasm for experimenting with fresh concepts and mediums. An inquisitive nature, and enthusiasm for experimenting with innovative ideas and tools, and an ability to work in a tightly-knit team are required.

Multimedia features may include video, text, audio, still photography, graphics, and animation. Candidates should have knowledge of leading graphic, video, and audio tools such as Adobe Suite, Final Cut Pro, and ProTools. Technical savvy and comfort exploring and using a range of multimedia distribution platforms is required.

The Multimedia Producer must be a self-starter with the ability to adapt to changing projects, meet deadlines and thrive in a highly creative, collaborative, innovation-focused work environment.

(For more information about Radiolab visit: http://wnyc.org/shows/radiolab)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

Create and produce engaging visual stories that illuminate and expand on complex, thought-provoking ideas addressed in Radiolab episodes and shorts

  • Under the direction of the Communications Manager: conceive, pitch, research, and produce standalone multimedia projects on radiolab.org
  • Propose scripts/segments from interviews performed by our hosts and others
  • Research feature ideas, book guests, and arrange logistics (such as tape syncs, ISDNS, video and photo shoots, and travel plans)
  • Report and produce multimedia pieces
  • Shoot video, still photos, and create original images
  • Research, select, and edit photos and graphics for use in multimedia projects as well as Radiolab audio and blog content
  • Find new ways to translate Radiolab content into shareable, web-optimized features
  • Handle distribution of Radiolab audio, video, and multimedia projects to digital platforms (such as iTunes, YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, blip.tv, etc…)
  • Create striking graphics to accompany Radiolab podcasts on radiolab.org as well as for use in other distribution and marketing channels
  • Work on other special projects as assigned and other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Science, science communication or science journalism experience preferred
  • Three years journalism, print and/or broadcast experience required
  • Demonstrated skill with creating and producing multimedia features
  • Experience working with video, audio, graphics, animation, digital video and audio editing experience required, and Photoshop skills preferred
  • Previous video and/or radio production experience recommended
  • Photo editing skills preferred, including understanding of licensing content
  • Ability to prioritize and handle several projects at once is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Sound organizational skills, with great attention to detail is required
  • Ability to meet objectives under deadline pressure is required
  • Requires ability to work in a group environment and to take direction well
  • Requires the ability to work extended hours/overtime as needed, including some evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to work in a studio broadcast and/or office environment and must be able to work remotely on occasion
  • Ability to establish and sustain a wide variety of community and industry relationships that are essential to the show's success
  • Team player and effective collaborator

All positions at NYPR require:

  • The intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively with the senior leadership team, colleagues, staff and external partners and provide motivation at all levels of an organization
  • Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, and across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgounds
  • Use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment; ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods including but not limited to; Microsoft Office software, internet based applications for internal and external communications
  • Affinity for New York Public Radio; WNYC and/or WQXR content and mission a plus

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

To be considered, please submit cover letter with salary requirements, resume and link to portfolios of your work.Click on the link to see a more detailed position specification and to Apply: wnyc.org/careers

ABOUT NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO

"To make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the spirit more joyful." - New York Public Radio Mission Statement

New York Public Radio is home to three of the country’s leading public radio stations—WNYC 93.9 FM, WNYC AM 820, and WQXR 105.9 FM—as well as the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. As America’s most listened-to public radio stations* and New York's premier multi-platform public radio franchise, it collectively reaches a monthly audience of more than11.5 million.

WNYC and wnyc.org: WNYC is a major producer of original, award-winning local and national content. It originates for public radio nationwide programs and podcasts like Radiolab, The Takeaway, Freakonomics, On The Media and Studio 360. WNYC maintains a centralized newsroom and its award-winning reporters contribute regularly to online and local news broadcasts and to the nationally-distributed news programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace andThe Takeaway. Also, WNYC produces the signature daily programs The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show,Soundcheck and New Sounds. Five WNYC programs — Radio Lab, On the Media, Studio 360, The Brian Lehrer Show, andRadio Rookies, its youth journalism program serving teens in all five boroughs, have been recognized with George Foster Peabody Awards, the highest honor in broadcasting journalism. WNYC’s original content is available to people wherever they are via mobile platforms, online audio streams, podcasts and social media. In addition, WNYC presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company, broadcasting a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming.

WQXR and wqxr.org: Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. WQXR.org also hosts Q2, an HD broadcast and web stream dedicated to discovery, giving listeners an opportunity to experience exceptional music, classic and contemporary, that they likely have not heard before. WQXR’s smart, engaging hosts provide distinctive context for the music they love to play. And wqxr.org serves the global classical music community through online listening, playlists, host blogs and New York City cultural news. WQXR also offers Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, The Philharmonic This Week, McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcase evenings, and Symphony Hall.

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and thegreenespace.org: Our street-front broadcast studio and performance venue produces a full season of original programming – as well as WNYC and WQXR shows, concerts and events – for live, radio and online audiences. It is becoming an anchor in our growing, exciting Hudson Square neighborhood in lower Manhattan.

(*Source: Arbitron)

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, please submit cover letter with salary requirements, resume and link to portfolios of your work.Click on the link to see a more detailed position specification and to Apply: wnyc.org/careers