'Making Contact' seeks part-time radio producer
position based in Oakland, CA
more info at www.radioproject.org
Making Contact /National Radio Project seeks a part-time (20
hours/week) radio producer with a passion for public-interest
We see media as a powerful tool to help create a world where peace and
social justice are paramount.
National Radio Project is a nonprofit media organization that produces
the weekly, nationally syndicated, progressive radio series Making
Contact. Our high quality public-affairs and documentary radio
programs are broadcast on 139 radio stations in the U.S., Canada, and
South Africa; thousands more listen via our website and podcasts. Our
award winning work has been recognized by the Society of Professional
Journalists Northern California Chapter, among others.
We seek an energetic, passionate, organized team-player with solid
experience. The candidate should understand the craft of long-format
feature production as well as the art of a good in-depth interview.
Our program is a blend of evocative stories with analysis, and
explores the relationship between individuals, groups and systems.
We're looking for someone committed to our greater mission and who is
willing to do whatever it takes to produce our weekly show and to
strengthen Making Contact as a whole.
National Radio Project /Making Contact is about more than a radio
program. We thrive on the participation of volunteers and interns. We
train community members in radio production. We seek someone who can
mentor others and is excited about growing and learning in their own
We're looking for a journalist who respects the knowledge of community
members, social movement activists and academics in helping to
conceptualize and create pieces that inform, inspire, and move people
to take action.
Demonstrated writing and script editing skills
Demonstrated audio editing skills
Strong voice-craft skills and experience
Track record of journalistic work –dedicated to fairness, accuracy and
Ability to read and synthesize research
Familiarity with issues of our times and timeless issues
Track record of delivering pieces on deadline
Commitment to building Making Contact as a whole, and to participating
in a team process
Experience coaching and editing freelance reporters and producers
Multimedia experience: video, sound-slides, YouTube etc
Familiar with social marketing and online media distribution
Experience and enthusiasm for online distribution methods and audience building
Sense of humor
National Radio Project / Making Contact is an affirmative action
employer. We actively recruit applications from women, people of
color, LGBTQ folks, and people with disabilities.
Position Open Until Filled. Please email resume, cover letter, writing
sample (radio script preferred) and links to audio work samples to
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