Posted On: February 28, 2018
Media Organization: Latino USA
On the air for nearly 25 years and distributed by NPR, Latino USA is the only national, English-language news radio program produced from a Latino perspective. Anchored by Maria Hinojosa, the mission of Latino USA is to provide weekly insights into the lived experiences of Latino communities, and to be a window to the cultural, political and social ideas that impact the country’s demographic. Each week, we present a unique mix of coverage on culture and politics, diverse on-air voices, and in-depth reporting on current and emerging issues impacting Latinos and the nation. We believe in narrative journalism–using characters, plot, and an attention to detailed storytelling alongside the highest ethical standards to connect people to stories that matter to them. We believe in rigorous fact-checking, and in providing humanity, history, context and fun.
Latino USA’s interviews and pieces cover subjects concerning Latinos nationwide that range from immigration, criminal justice, technology and human rights to labor, sexual and reproductive health, Latino identity, arts, and cultural coverage. For more information on the show, go to latinousa.org. The offices of Futuro Media Group, which produces Latino USA, are located in Harlem, in New York City.
Latino USA’s Senior Producer serves a leadership function at the Futuro Media Group, supervising a team of producers and associate producers, and overseeing the editorial and production process of Latino USA. The Senior Producer works alongside the Senior Editor and Production Manager of Latino USA to form the three-part Latino USA leadership team. This is a full-time position that reports to Latino USA’s Senior Editor.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise the production process of Latino USA, including assigning work, managing workflow and deadlines, and show planning.
Manage the production team, including the producers, associate producers and producer/engineer.
Hire, train, manage, evaluate and mentor staff;
Run regular production meetings;
Work in tandem with Senior Editor to create programming schedule
Provide editorial support and feedback to Senior Editor as necessary.
Oversee tracking of show host
Oversee programming pipeline to ensure execution of audio stories in a timely manner;
Assist and coordinate with web, marketing and development to ensure that they have all elements needed to maintain LUSA content online and keep development abreast of relevant LUSA endeavors;
Participate in editing of in-house and freelancer segments, including 2-ways when applicable
Edit audio and copy as needed
Leadership role in high-level team meetings, planning, and problem-solving
Foster a workplace that inspires each team member to grow, thrive, and think critically and creatively about issues including but not limited to: Latino community, media criticism, race, social justice, immigration, health, education, criminal justice, sports, popular culture, and music.
Work with the Production Manager and Development Department to develop budgets and grant proposals.
Work with FMG leadership to create a sustainable, growing, and thriving organization and develop new media products.
Serve as a primary point of contact for National Public Radio, member stations, and partner organizations as well as other collaborators.
Work with other FMG products (such as America by the Numbers and In The Thick ) to ensure well-integrated cross-collaboration and promotion.
Assist senior staffers with development and implementation of online strategies;
Lead in hiring new staff for the production department in conjunction with the production manager.
Success in the Job Will Require:
Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration and effective communication across all departments
Ability to solve problems as they arise
Excellent journalism and storytelling instincts
Sensitivity to reporting on untold stories, underreported communities and cutting-edge storytelling
Sensitivity to a workplace environment committed to diversity
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Six or more years of radio reporting/producing experience
Experience managing people or in a leadership position
Self-starter and creative thinker
Understanding of current trends in public, commercial, and digital media
Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Strong attention to detail and excellent organization skills
Exceptional skills in diplomacy
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work under pressure to meet deadline in a fast-paced environment
Sense of humor
Spanish language a big plus
Cover letter stating qualifications, resume, and contact information for three (3) references must be submitted to be considered for this position. One of your references should be someone whom you directly managed so we can get a sense of your managerial style.
To apply, please send your application materials via email with the subject “Latino USA Senior Producer Position” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.
No phone calls, please.