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Producer I, Podcast Unit

  • 2024-02-27 4:23 PM
    Message # 13321628


     New Hampshire Public Radio seeks a producer to join its Podcast team, a multi-media team that creates and distributes the weekly podcasts Outside/In and Civics 101, reporting to the Executive Producer. This is a hybrid eligible role with in-person requirements for fund drives, team meetings and annual all-staff events. A maximum of 100 miles commuting distance is preferred, but other locations will be considered on a case by case basis. Candidates with a love of narrative audio, a fascination with stories related to the environment, public policy/civics, and enthusiasm for digital media are encouraged to apply. 


    As a producer, you will play an active role in the production process of Outside/In, from researching and pitching story ideas, gathering tape, writing and reporting stories, mixing audio drafts, participating in group edits, creating and posting social media and newsletter content; and participating in marketing efforts such as promotional swaps and feed drops. The position will primarily work with the Outside/In team, with some crossover work on Civics 101 


    You will support the hosts and other producers in their work, booking guests and assisting with production or post-production work, i.e., transcription, web posts, social media, and audience engagement. This is primarily where your work will cross over with Civics 101, which requires production support with booking, research, audience engagement, and promotional support.  


    This position works closely with the Executive Producer of Outside/In, the Director of On-Demand Audio and the rest of the team. As with all content roles at NHPR, you will occasionally collaborate with the local news and broadcast team and participate in station fundraising activities.  


    Key Responsibilities: 


    ·         Pitch ideas and research show topics for Outside/In and Civics 101. 

    ·         Support production of podcast episodes for both teams as needed (i.e., booking, basic production help, post-production digital and social engagement). 

    ·         Report and produce episodes for Outside/In.  

    ·         Participate in group edits as needed. 

    ·         Write drafts of show notes, web posts, newsletters, and social media copy. 

    ·         Support audience growth activities (i.e., promo swaps, feed drops, marketing pitches) for Outside/In and Civics 101. 

    ·         Participate in station projects as appropriate in alignment with station needs/priorities, including election coverage, on-air fundraisers, and broadcast special production. 

    ·         Support production/produce terrestrial broadcast segments. 

    ·         Other duties as assigned. 

    Required Qualifications: 

    ·         Minimum of one year of experience in on-demand audio reporting or production, preferably in formats that include narrative-driven storytelling.  

    ·         Demonstrable multi-track audio editing/mixing skills in Adobe Audition or similar platforms.  

    ·         Demonstrable office technology skills, including platforms such as Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Slack (or similar), etc. 

    ·         An ear for 'great tape' and demonstrated ability to find (and book) diverse, interesting sources 

    ·         Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality work under deadlines. 

    ·         Ability to both work independently and collaborate with a team in a hybrid/remote environment. 

    ·         Strong writing skills, including script, digital, and social copy, and a general understanding of social media best practices.  

    ·         Excellent editorial judgment and understanding that they will be expected to abide by NHPR's Code of Journalistic Ethics 


    Preferred Skills and Experience:  

    ·         Multi-media skills (i.e., social video/photo experience) strongly desired 

    ·         Experience in science/climate/environmental/political journalism is preferred but not required.   

    ·         B.A. in a relevant field or equivalent experience. 


    Compensation & Benefits: 

    This is a full-time, exempt, SAG-Aftra union position, and the salary range for this role is $53,700 – 62,649K annually. 


    NHPR offers a generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance; company-paid short- and long-term disability; flexible spending accounts; 403(b) savings plan with a company match and a free on-site fitness center. Employees are entitled to three weeks of vacation time, twelve paid holidays, two floating personal days, and paid sick and parental leave. 


    Things to Know About NHPR's Podcasting Unit (The "CPU): 

    NHPR's Creative Production Unit is the place where innovative ideas percolate, emerging trends flourish, audiences engage, and great audio and journalism meet. The nine-person team of producers and hosts work in parallel - and occasionally collaborate - to create two weekly podcasts: Civics 101 and Outside/In. The teams also create regular segments and specials for NHPR's terrestrial broadcast, as well as engage with audiences on multiple platforms and at in-person events. Our podcast team members are all hybrid and remote employees - while we work closely together, we also work independently. Because our team is small, everyone does a bit of everything. 


    Things to Know About NHPR: 

    NHPR is New Hampshire's independent and trusted source for news and information and the state's largest radio news service. Based in Concord, the state's capital and political hub, NHPR's newsroom, digital team, and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of several national journalism awards for its news and podcast content and is recognized for its footprint in podcasting, with approximately one million downloads a month across its weekly and serialized shows. We are focused on producing accountability journalism and engaging deeply with the diverse communities and people of the Granite State. For 40 years, NHPR has produced incisive local news on the radio and emerging audio platforms, complementing the national and global reporting of our partners at NPR. We make nationally prominent podcasts - including Bear Brook, Outside/In, Civics 101 and Document - and have a fast-growing footprint in digital and social media. 

    In our leaders - and across the organization - we seek people who are approachable, collaborative, empathetic, optimistic, and solution-minded. Together, we are building a culture based on earned trust, transparency, equity, and inclusion. We hold ourselves accountable for our goals and values, our commitment to enhance the diversity of our staff and our journalism. NHPR is intent on being public radio for all of New Hampshire, by expanding our audience, advancing our mission and vision, and deepening our engagement with diverse people and communities across the state and beyond our borders. Learn more about NHPR. 

    To Apply: 

    Please apply on the job opportunities page of our website,, or through this link:


    ·         Include a Resume and Cover Letter, plus links to relevant samples of recent work (If work samples are linked in your resume or cover letter, please say so.) 

    ·         Finalists for this position will be asked to complete a writing/editing/story feedback test and develop one or more story pitches. 


    NHPR is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and dynamic workplace. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 


    NHPR encourages people from historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; adults without a traditional college degree; LGBTQIA+ community members; and people from low-income backgrounds. 


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