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Associate Producer, SCPR (on-call)

Company: American Public Media
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are:

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public media network whose mission is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service on air at 89.3 KPCC, online at and through KPCC In Person. Since our founding in 1999, SCPR has been a fast growing, innovative, multi-platform public service newsroom. Every day, our staff helps audiences catch up on the latest headlines, solve the complexities of life in Southern California, and connect curious communities to one another.

Position Summary:

Are you a quick thinker with strong news judgment? Do you act with confidence when news breaks? Are you creative in your approach to stories other outlets are also covering?

The successful candidates for an on-call associate producer role in our newsroom are pros at producing original, creative, engaging, and memorable news content for radio. They also understand which stories will work on-demand and on the web.

We're looking for journalists who deliver storytelling with context and have a track record of identifying unheard voices to broaden our coverage of Southern California. This on-call position requires you to play a critical role in getting the day started in our ambitious newsroom. You will work closely with the news magazine host, the show producer, and the editorial supervisor to deliver the latest news to our large audience on 89.3 KPCC and ensure that information is also available for on-demand and

It's an exciting time to join KPCC and its ambitious, thriving multimedia effort to connect broadcast listeners and digital users with award-winning journalism produced by our public media station.

Compensation: The pay rate for this opportunity will be $26.76 per hour. The grade of this position is FT.

Position Responsibility:

* Writes premium quality copy for newscasters and hosts, and edits broadcast worthy audio under deadline.
* Understands and deploys our promise to practice diversity, equity, and inclusion in how we assign, report, edit, produce, and distribute our journalism.
* Conducts phone interviews with news subjects. Identifies cuts to pull and produces them for air.
* Responds quickly to breaking news and developing stories.
* Pitches story and interview ideas for news magazines.
* Arranges live interviews with guests.
* Research and book newsmakers, prepare research material for host and write news items for host.
* Heavily contributes to overall production of the show and newscasts and ensures editorial and production standards are met.
* Must be fluent in social media. Monitors and mines platforms for news updates.
* Fills-in for the producers of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, when needed.
* Produces audio from reporters and outside news services, listening for content and quality.
* Works with digital team to update and contribute content to
* Helps train interns, assistant producers and new on call/temp producers.
* Other duties as required.

Required Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
* Two or more years production, editorial or related experience.
* Experience with news writing, interviewing, and editing.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

* Knowledge of local, national, and international news; market knowledge.
* Excellent news judgment.
* Ability to identify and pursue leads and newsmakers that will result in headline news.
* Digital audio editing and field production skills.
* Experienced researcher with excellent writing skills.
* Proven ability to contribute to a positive, diverse, creative, high-performance culture.
* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
* Ability to evaluate content/quality/sound and act decisively with sound judgment.
* Knowledgeable in live broadcast.
* Good interpersonal and communication skills.
* Ability to work effectively under pressure with a team and to meet deadlines.
* Critical reading and listening skills are required.
* Become and remain a member in good standing of SAG-AFTRA by the thirtieth (30) day of employment.

Reporting To This Position: None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

* Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
* Physical Demands:
* Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
* Required to move about in the community
* Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.

* Working Conditions:
* Moderate noise level

* Willingness and ability to work varied shifts.

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC/LAist/LAist Studios) is diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation in addition to other markers protected by law.

At SCPR, we strive to create an inclusive environment where we all feel pride in who we are and what we do. We are encouraged to show up as we are - always embracing and recognizing that our diversity is what brings us together. Our fundamental commitment to diversity:

* Enriches SCPR and provides an atmosphere in which all human potential is valued
* Promotes learning through interactions among people of different backgrounds and many perspectives, and
* Enables the organization to prepare all employees to promote social responsibility, equity, freedom, and productive citizenship in a global society

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage you to apply.

Keywords: American Public Media, Pasadena , Associate Producer, SCPR (on-call), Other , Pasadena, California

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