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Position Title: Producer (13431)
Position Number: 13431 Open Date: 6/9/2017
Department: WAMU - 88.5 Close Date: 7/11/2017
Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000 Band: Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst A
Work Hours per Week: 35-Exempt Position Type: Full-time Staff

The Producer, working with minimal supervision from the Senior Producer, develops, creates, and manages segments a nationally distributed live news talk show with a presence across multiple digital media platforms. The Producer is responsible for researching a wide range of political, cultural, sport, literary, and social topics; and for conceptualizing and shaping compelling stories on air and online.    
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Master's degree is preferred.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 5-7 years of experience in journalism and media, with at least 3 years working at a national level  
  • Superb oral and written communication skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to identify trends and to generate and execute complex creative ideas  
  • Keen understanding of national and international current events, and excellent news and narrative judgment  
  • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously and assimilate large amounts of information efficiently under daily deadline pressures  
  • Proficiency with audio editing and multimedia production  
  • Experience creating content for Facebook, Twitter and other emerging platforms  
  • Experience working with content management systems (CMS)  
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team  
  • Proven ability to identify and vet dynamic and sought-after national and international guests  
Preferred Requirements:
  • An established network of contacts with national and international newsmakers  
  • Experience producing content for a live daily talk program  
  • Experience developing high-quality digital-only content  
  • Proven ability to establish and grow online audiences  
Additional Information:
The successful candidate will be highly creative, collaborative, driven, and nimble. He/she will have a positive outlook and a great sense of humor.    

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