Producer, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting

  • 2020-11-16 5:38 PM
    Message # 9368777

    Producer, Reveal

    Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting engages and empowers the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling that sparks action, improves lives and protects our democracy. The Reveal website, public radio program, podcast and social media platforms are where we publish our multiplatform work. We are regularly recognized for our excellence, creativity and impact.

    We’re looking for an ambitious producer to work with reporters in our newsroom and with outside contributors to create groundbreaking, narrative, investigative stories. Our focus is on accountability journalism. We strive to expose wrongdoing, hold the powerful accountable and create meaningful impact through imaginative storytelling.

    This position will help develop unique, hard-hitting investigations on some of the biggest issues the country and the world are facing today. As a member of Reveal’s Radio Team, you’ll be part of one of the nation’s largest dedicated platforms for investigative journalism, now airing on 500 public radio stations and reaching millions of listeners. In other words, you will have all the ingredients at your disposal to develop world-changing investigative projects – and the mission to do so.

    Our ideal candidate has a competitive editorial drive and thrives on originality and pushing the boundaries of creativity and storytelling. Reveal develops stories that reflect the diversity of this country; high cultural competency in your editorial work and with colleagues in the workplace is a must for this position. This position reports to one of our senior radio editors. 

    Responsibilities include:

    • Work with Reveal reporters and outside partners to produce narrative investigative stories.

    • Work with Reveal’s host on interviews and narrative segments. 

    • Create production plans, record in-person and remote interviews. 

    • Structure, write and fact check scripts.

    • Edit and mix audio in ProTools.

    • Contribute to the unique voice, style and spirit of Reveal by participating in listening and pitch sessions and team meetings. 

    • Pitch stories during newsroom pitch meetings.

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Demonstrated experience producing unique, impactful stories on topics that people care about.

    • At least three years of experience in radio or podcasting production. 

    • Ability to identify characters, scenes and questions that produce great audio stories.

    • Experience setting up and managing a field production, and recording high quality audio.

    • Experience  writing for radio, and using sound to bring characters and scenes to life. 

    • Mastery of audio editing software, preferably, ProTools. 

    • Love collaboration and be prepared to do a lot of it, both inside Reveal and with our editorial partners.

    • Skilled in  giving thoughtful, constructive feedback. 

    • Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest journalistic standards under deadline pressure.

    This describes everything we are looking for. Our newsroom is successful because of the sum of its parts – we recognize that no one person will be equally strong in every area and that some candidates will bring 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.

    Our staff is currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our office is based in Emeryville, CA. We will consider remote and local candidates for this position. Candidates who are based in the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to work on-site when it is safe for our office to reopen.

    This position is a salaried, full-time position with benefits. Reveal offers a generous compensation package that currently includes:

    • 100% coverage of health, dental and vision insurance for employees, 50% for dependents.

    • Retirement benefits, including employer matching contribution.

    • Employee Assistance Program.

    • Monthly phone and internet reimbursement. 

    • 15 paid vacation days, and 11 paid holidays. 

    • Annual office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  

    • Opportunity for sabbatical leave. 

    Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to diversify our workforce. In addition to valuing diverse life experiences and backgrounds, we look for people with relentlessness, camaraderie and a drive to make a difference.

    Attach a resume and a cover letter that touches on why you'd be a good fit for Reveal (including anything you'd bring to show that you think is missing now), and your approach to working with reporters and editors, and your compensation requirements.

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