Associate Producer – Press Play

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2021-11-07
  • Organization: KCRW
  • Organization Type: Media
  • Career Type: Media and Communications
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Recurring: Array
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KCRW, public radio in Los Angeles, is a dynamic and exciting workplace filled with curious and creative people. We operate with integrity and use our programming to build community on the air, online and in person. Our large roster of locally-created programming connects us to what’s happening in LA and in the world.

KCRW is looking for an Associate Producer (Producer II) to join the team of our daily news talk show Press Play. This position will be responsible for generating creative feature segments that embody KCRW’s eclectic spirit. We’re looking for candidates who are:

Mindful collaborators. You’ll support a talented host and collaborate with a close team of experienced producers and engineers.

Smart audio journalists. You are passionate about public radio, but eager to explore podcasts, digital writing and audience engagement on social media.

Excited about Southern California. You’ll be producing and sharing local and regional stories that matter to a diverse audience in — or connected to — SoCal.

Culture Curious. You are avid about culture and entertainment coverage.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Managing Producer. This position is in the SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Unit.

KCRW will have in effect a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees beginning September 15, 2021. The mandate is subject to accommodation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Producing digital content
Writing scripts
Editing audio
Booking guests
Background research
Interview preparation
Required Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications:

Knowledgeable about general news and Southern California
Digital media experience
Knowledge of Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, or equivalent preferred
Data collection and analysis of information from different sources
Critical thinking
Strong writing and editing skills
Ability to efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines
Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required, Journalism preferred
Minimum 2 years related work experience required
Compensation & Benefits:

Eligible for overtime and premium working holiday pay rate
Sick leave award
Vacation leave accrual
Paid holidays
Health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, FSA, life and AD&D) eligibility
403(b) with company match
Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. Applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

KCRW aims to be representative of Southern California, and candidates with traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

KCRW is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or veteran status.