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Part-Time Associate Producer, We Live Here

Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019

We Live Here, a podcast for people somewhere on the woke spectrum, needs an extra set of hands to help us make our show.

We've been up and running for about four years and have been incubated inside St. Louis Public Radio, a National Public Radio member station. We operate like a startup, and we get deep into issues of race and class. We’ve surpassed one million downloads and we have a co-producing deal with PRX, the distribution engine behind some of the best shows out there, including This American Life, Reveal and The Moth Radio Hour.

Now we need you to help us build on this momentum, come up with the next great episode, plan our next storytelling event. And to be honest, help make sure we don't drop a ball. Things we have in mind include helping us shape audio stories and coming up with new and impactful ways to engage and grow our audience.

This is a part-time, 20-30 hour a week position. The formal job requirements are listed below. But the bottom line is we need a true team member. We don't want to just assign you stuff; we want you to assign yourself stuff. To take full ownership, learn and have fun.

We're open to people at all points in their career and from all backgrounds.

The producer reports directly to We Live Here co-hosts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in media-related field or at least one year of experience making creative content.
  • Understanding of journalism ethics and best practices.
  • At least two years mixing podcasts, audio documentaries or broadcast features using Adobe Audition, ProTools, Hindenburg or similar software.
  • If this experience came as part of college coursework, we are cool with that.
  • Places a high value on inclusivity, in both the workplace and when considering perspectives shared on the podcast.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and a love for storytelling.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently on deadline.
  • Passion for podcasts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with issues of race and class in the St. Louis region, and how those issues dovetail with a national narrative.
  • Experience with data journalism and comfort using spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of the podcast industry, including emerging trends in measuring audience, growing ad revenue and multi-media partnerships.

Application Instructions:

St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri - St. Louis. In order to be considered for this position, you must visit UMSL's employment site and complete an online application. Job ID: 29482.