Posted On: November 23, 2010

Journalism Job

Media Organization: WNYC

Company Description

About New York Public Radio:

New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC FM, WNYC AM, and WQXR, as well as and As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, New York Public Radio produces content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about WQXR, visit

Job Description

Submission Deadline: December 10, 2010

About the position:
Ambitious, multimedia public radio newsroom seeks engaging, intellectually curious self-starter with strong communication skills and high energy to help us make a dynamic radio and online experience for news consumers nationwide. Must be open to creative thinking, a team effort and making something new daily. The Assistant Producer coordinates and manages distributed on-air and online news coverage, assists in the creation of hourly newscasts, and prepares multimedia news material for immediate and future posting on the web and in various media drawing from WQXR and WNYC’s primary sources, reporters, partners, and through original reporting and research.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Monitor and update online and on-air news content, using local, national and international resources, for WQXR and WNYC.
• Write and edit news stories and headlines for distribution online and on air, focusing on story selection, accuracy and word-craft
• Work together with hosts to compose and edit hourly newscasts
• Report stories from the newsroom using primary sources, but also telephone, internet and other sources -- sometimes on short deadlines
• Receive reports filed remotely by others, and prepare them for distribution online and on air
• Maintain a solid knowledge of international, domestic, New York State, New Jersey, and New York City news.
• Contribute ideas for additional distribution possibilities, story-production ideas and directions, particularly to augment the ideas of reporters and producers not as familiar with current possibilities online and in other media
• Keep current with the latest web technologies, production tools, distribution trends, and other innovations.
• Comply with New York Public Radio and show policies and guidelines
• This position requires use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment; ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods
• Ability to work extended hours as needed


• Two-Three years of solid news journalism experience required
• Two years production, writing and/or reporting experience in daily news required
• Bachelors Degree required
• Demonstrated excellence writing news for the eye and for the ear required
• Demonstrated skill writing and managing web content required
• Solid, demonstrated news judgment required
• Knowledge of current and past news and issues affecting the NY-NJ region, nationally and internationally a must
• Knowledge of Public Radio - style media, tone and journalism preferred
• Must be able to work under newsroom pressure and on tight broadcast deadlines, and be a clear thinker during stressful breaking-news situations
• Must be a quick-thinking, resourceful problem-solver who is adept at finding answers quickly
• Requires advanced skill editing audio, and basic skill editing digital images and video
• Experience using Django-based content management tools a plus
• Strong familiarity with common social media services a plus
• Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds
• Requires the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with other programming staff, executives at New York Public Radio, colleagues, sources and guests

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between NYPR and AFTRA. The minimum salary is $40,903.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

To Apply

To Apply:
Application Deadline: no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on December 10, 2010.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume online to with “WQXR Asst Prod-News 10” in the subject line.