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Associate Producer, Radio & Live Programming

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World Affairs Council of Northern California


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Published 15 days ago

March 15, 2021
March 12, 2021
Competitive non-profit salary plus comprehensive and generous benefits package

World Affairs, the most significant international affairs organization on the West Coast, is best known for convening thought leaders, change makers and global citizens to share ideas, learn from each other and engage in conversations that matter through our Global Policy and Global Philanthropy forums. We also produce a weekly radio program and podcast, in partnership with KQED, which is distributed to public radio stations via PRX and NPR Content Depot. We have evolved the editorial focus and sound of the program dramatically over the past year and are looking for someone to help us make it even better. We are passionate about creating compelling audio content and making sense of the world one story at a time. The Associate Producer works closely with the Executive Producer, Senior Media Producer, Producer and Co-hosts to produce in-depth conversations for radio, podcast and live (currently livestream) audiences, and assists in production of narrative-driven feature audio stories.

 

Reports to:  Executive Producer


Responsibilities include:


·      Produce and manage live and livestream events

·      Book guests, research topics, pitch story ideas and prepare interview questions

·      Prepare research files, write program descriptions and scripts

·      Assist in production of narrative audio documentaries

·      Maintain strong contacts with publishers, authors, experts and other potential guests

·      Stay abreast of current events, new books & documentaries in the global arena

·      Manage logistics of audio & video recordings in coordination with senior producer

·      Work with communications manager to promote live and live-stream programming

·      Find creative and innovative ways to engage audiences virtually and in-person

·      Manage expenses, release forms and payment authorizations in coordination with finance staff

·      Periodically, support World Affairs programs such as its Awards Gala event or Education Program



Experience and Competencies Desired:

·      Degree in international relations, journalism or other relevant field or comparable experience

·      Commitment to journalistic principles, ethics and standards

·      Commitment to the mission of World Affairs

·      Knowledge of and deep interest in global affairs and national security

·      Strong writing, producing, editing and verbal communication skills

·      Working knowledge of audio editing and radio production techniques preferred

·      Experience producing live programming preferred

·      Passion for producing distinctive audio journalism, textured storytelling & deep conversations

·      Ability to work both independently and productively with editorial collaborators

·      Ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail under deadline

·      Proven problem-solving skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks

·      Proficient in Microsoft Office, G-Suite, Adobe Audition or a strong capacity to learn tech skills

·      Self-starter with an interest in professional development and growth

·      Foreign language skills a strong asset


We recognize that no one person will be equally strong in every area and that some candidates will bring other strengths or experiences that we haven’t described here. If you are passionate about our work and have a vision to share with us, please apply. We will carefully consider every serious applicant.


Compensation: Competitive non-profit salary plus comprehensive and generous benefits package.


Location: The offices are located in downtown San Francisco, near Union Square, at the World Affairs Center, a building owned and operated by World Affairs. Staff is currently working from home until offices can reopen back safely.


Application Process: Please send your resume and a cover letter as an attachment to jobs@worldaffairs.org. Please include your name and “Associate Producer, Radio & Live Programming” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.


The World Affairs Council of Northern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage applications from individuals who contribute to the organization’s diversity. We define diversity as the inclusion of individuals of varying gender, religion, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. We are committed to bringing new voices to the international stage and giving voice to underrepresented communities. World Affairs will do its part to present diverse perspectives, and this starts in the workplace.

World Affairs, the most significant international affairs organization on the West Coast, is best known for convening thought leaders, change makers and global citizens to share ideas, learn from each other and engage in conversations…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Location

On-site
312 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

How to Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter as an attachment to jobs@worldaffairs.org. Please include your name and “Associate Producer, Radio & Live Programming” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.


The World Affairs Council of Northern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage applications from individuals who contribute to the organization’s diversity. We define diversity as the inclusion of individuals of varying gender, religion, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. We are committed to bringing new voices to the international stage and giving voice to underrepresented communities. World Affairs will do its part to present diverse perspectives, and this starts in the workplace.

Please send your resume and a cover letter as an attachment to jobs@worldaffairs.org. Please include your name and “Associate Producer, Radio & Live Programming” in the subject…

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