SENIOR PRODUCER, Radio Boston, WBUR News and Programming (23500134110215)

Boston University
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$88,868
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Who We Are & What We Can Offer You:

WBUR is Boston's NPR and a public media leader, producing exceptional journalism on-air, online, on demand and in real life. Our mission is to provide high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community for an expanding circle of people. WBUR is a member-supported nonprofit and provides its journalism to the public for free, with no paywall or subscription. Our broadcast license is held by Boston University.

Employees at WBUR are a team of professionals who value truth, diverse perspectives and candid debate, creating a culture of mutual respect, passion, and belonging.

We've got exciting plans to keep innovating and building WBUR for the future.

We're growing. And you'll grow too.

  • Onsite: This will be primarily onsite with potential for some remote flexibility.
  • Health and Well Being Benefits including Gender Affirming Healthcare
  • Paid Time Off, Holidays & Intersession
  • Tuition Remission and Professional Development through Boston University
  • This role is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with SAG-AFTRA and comes with a minimum salary of $88,868, and can go up based on experience and internal equity.
  • The Opportunity and Who You'll Work With:

    Radio Boston is the local midday show that dares, sparkles, provokes, unites, and inspires. The show strives to serve the rich diversity of Greater Boston, to deepen trust and engagement with our community, and to initiate conversations that bring those most affected to the fore. It clears space at the table for people with fresh thinking, sharp minds, and stories that have yet to be told. If this sounds exciting, we want to hear from you.

    As the senior producer you will be everything – a coach, a host whisperer, a news hound, and a listener; a manager, a maker, a pulse-setter, and a leader. You will be excited about all the conversations Boston hasn't had, the inspiring ones and the uncomfortable ones, too. Because we want to have them every day, and we will look to you to make this happen.

    You'll work closely with Radio Boston's executive producer in order to make sure the team achieves its ambitious goals, as well as those of the organization. In this role, you'll be a leader on a team of producers and associate producers. You'll also work with the managing producer for local news programs to help brainstorm, coordinate, and amplify the work of WBUR across all of its shows and platforms.

    Required Skills

    What You'll Need to Succeed:

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent/relevant experience
  • 5-7 years of related experience in media, journalism, broadcasting, audio production
  • Capabilities and Proficiencies:

  • An excitement about WBUR's mission to provide an essential public good: high-quality local journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community.
  • A commitment to journalism fundamentals, including accuracy, fairness, respect, honesty and independence on air and online (for more, see WBUR's ethics guidelines).
  • Experience leading production on news program
  • Strong teamwork skills, and experience collaborating with hosts and producers
  • Editorial experience in a fast-paced daily newsroom environment
  • An ability to adapt quickly to change
  • Strong editorial leadership and planning skills
  • Experience leading/directing control room during live show
  • Attention to detail, and an ability to copy edit and quality check audio
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet multiple daily and long-term deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity to train and develop junior members of the team.
  • Capable of filling in for EP, running the show day
  • Detailed knowledge of Boston, or a demonstrated ability to get up to speed in a new city quickly.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
  • Must be willing to work in-office (Boston)
  • In an ongoing effort to enrich our organizational culture, WBUR is committed to building a staff and leadership team that reflects the diversity of our city, region and nation.

    Designing an organization where everyone thrives, creating connection and community that permeates our workplace requires real change across all facets of what we do and who we are.

    We must hire, support, develop, advance and retain diverse talent at all levels of the organization with a standard of inclusive excellence.

    If you are excited by this opportunity and have a passion for our mission - whether you meet all or some of our criteria - we want to talk to you.

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University's COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ). For further information on the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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     BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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