Thursday, 9 September 2010

[creative-radio] ‘Making Contact’ seeks part-time radio producer

'Making Contact' seeks part-time radio producer

position based in Oakland, CA

more info at
Making Contact /National Radio Project seeks a part-time (20
hours/week) radio producer with a passion for public-interest
community media.

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.

Required Skills/Experience

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

Preferred Skills

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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