Posted On: December 16, 2010
Media Organization: WGBH
WGBH first hit the airwaves with a live 1951 radio performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Today, WGBH informs, inspires, and entertains millions of people not only here in Boston, but across the country and around the world. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime-time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss. Podcasts and vodcasts, DVDs and innovative online teaching tools for lifelong learning...as the media landscape continues to evolve, WGBH is staying ahead of the curve.
WGBH Radio's news department seeks to inform, educate and enlighten our audience on both the news of the day and the news in historical context through in-depth, high quality radio journalism using the best tools and methods of the craft. WGBH news seeks always to report on and facilitate discussion of the news with integrity, fairness, balance, accuracy and civility, WGBH news also seeks to tell the stories of and allow expression of the diversity of voices that make up our entire community.
The Associate Producer is responsible for working with host and producer to produce WGBH's daily public affairs show, The Callie Crossley Show. Make story pitches and develop those pitches for broadcast. Select, contact, and schedule program guests. Gather background materials for host. Update web content. Gather and edit audio material for program for air and Web. Screen callers for live broadcast. As needed, the producer will perform all necessary tasks as director during the broadcast, including, cuing host, cuing engineer, greeting and preparation of program guests and coordination with technical help. Perform all administrative duties as assigned. Book segment, pre-interview guests, follow through on story development from a pitch to the actual radio conversation. Responsible for supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and interacting in a way that is free from discrimination, intolerance or harassment.
A Bachelor's degree is required. Must have at least 3 years of radio and broadcast journalism experience, preferably on public broadcasting. A live daily show experience is essential. Must be a self-starter and able to work collaboratively with a small staff. Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, general knowledge of this region and news talk programming and ability to plan in advance. Proven ability for story pitches and development skills as well as ability to manage many tasks simultaneously is required. Expected to be interested in a wide range of areas beyond current events, including arts, culture, film, history, science and public policy. Digital editing experience is desirable.
Please apply online at http://careers.wgbh.org/