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Come help make a radio show that can hang with the best national programs, but that also reflects the flavor, the weirdness, the soul of a specific place: the Pacific Northwest. Sound Effect, the national-award-winning, weekly storytelling show and podcast created by 88.5 KNKX in Seattle, seeks an experienced, driven, relentlessly curious Producer. As a member of our team, you will find and make great stories. The Producer helps to generate ideas for themes and segments, conduct pre-interviews and prep the host, schedule and conduct tapings, edit interviews, help us grow on social media and engage better with audiences, write deft web copy and various other stuff. You’ll have the opportunity to write and produce your own feature stories in addition to producing for the host. You’ll do booking, but this job is no mere booker. You’ll also be a storyteller and a collaborator.
Required Knowledge:
The ideal candidate will have experience producing for a show or podcast, a solid foundation of journalistic skills, excellent writing, the mind of a storyteller, and a desire to make creative audio. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, an inclusive, gung-ho team, an extraordinary setting in a top public radio market (Seattle/Tacoma), and the opportunity to do the most satisfying work of your career.
Required Experience:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of journalistic ethics and standards – specifically the standards of NPR News. Ability to work closely in a creative team to help plan and produce a weekly news magazine. Ability to report, produce and edit stories for broadcast and online. Strong, clear broadcast writing Ability to edit and mix multi-track digital audio using Adobe Audition. Ability to work under deadline pressure, make the best of limited resources, attend remote events, and respond effectively to diverse and changing circumstances. Skills and abilities to use (and adapt to new) computers, phones, radio consoles, recorders, and other basic news technology. Understands and supports the KNKX Mission Statement and the KNKX Principles and Values Statement. QUALIFICATIONS: Experience reporting and producing for broadcast and online. Bachelor’s degree in broadcast, journalism or related field. Or one year of experience may be substituted for each year of education. A minimum of one year’s experience as a producer of an audio program or podcast. This position requires SAG AFTRA membership.
Special Requirement:
KNKX has offices in downtown Seattle and in Tacoma, and is part of a vibrant and beautiful area that is rich in artistic, cultural, sports and outdoor activities. KNKX is an ambassador for jazz and blues, and a vital source of quality, noncommercial news, including NPR and regional coverage. KNKX is funded by a loyal community of listeners who last year raised over $7 million in 137 days to save the station, and transition it to an independent license. KNKX's signal covers Western Washington reaching 375,000 listeners weekly. In addition KNKX and its 24-hour jazz stream - Jazz24 reach 350,000 listeners every month online.
Application Process:
KNKX is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. If this sounds like you, please get in touch! Send your resume, links to work samples and a one-page letter that tells us a story about who you are and why you’d be a good fit on our team. The Producer for KNKX’s Sound Effect show works directly with the Host and Senior Producer to research potential show themes, stories and people to interview, book and edit interviews and produce features and show elements. The Producer may also fill in for the Senior Producer and the show host, in addition to contributing stories. Position Closes August 25, 2017 Apply here: