Posted On: November 11, 2019
Media Organization: Futuro Media Group
About 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. The offices of Futuro Media Group, which produces Latino USA, are located in Harlem, in New York City.
Futuro Media is a diverse work environment and encourages female and/or gender-fluid individuals from all backgrounds to apply. Journalists of color and of other diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
About The Futuro Media Group
The Futuro Media Group (FMG) is an independent non-profit media organization dedicated to producing multiplatform journalism that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. Launched in spring 2010, Futuro Media works in the public interest, informing and educating the public about compelling narratives, real lives, and important stories that are often overlooked by mainstream media. The Futuro Media Group is dedicated to equal employment opportunity and welcomes all viable candidates who meet the job qualifications to submit their applications for consideration.
Latino USA, a nationally broadcast hour-long radio program on NPR hosted by Maria Hinojosa, is seeking a Producer for a full-time, permanent position to join our expanding and vibrant team of audio journalists.
Latino USA’s interviews and pieces cover subjects concerning Latinos nationwide with heavy focuses on immigration, criminal justice, technology, human rights, labor, sexual and reproductive health, Latino identity, arts, and cultural coverage. For more information on the show, visit the main site here. The offices of Futuro Media Group, which produces Latino USA, are located in Harlem, New York City.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Producer will:
Have a strong background in immigration reporting
Produce long-form, character-driven features and investigations for national radio
Generate ideas for coverage of the aforementioned topic areas (plus more) and bring well-developed pitches to the weekly editorial meeting
Work with reporters and partners to gather tape and interviews for the show
Travel as needed while working closely with host on special projects
Report on topics as assigned and produce first-person radio features as needed
Write, book, line produce, and edit host-led 2-ways
Brief the host prior to regular appearances on other broadcast outlets if needed
Write web content and social media as assigned
Help with general production tasks as needed
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in journalism, communications, Latino studies, or a related field; or equivalent work experience.
Two to five years of experience producing long-form or documentary radio or podcast reports.
Experience writing and editing broadcast scripts for radio or television.
Spanish language skills a plus, but not required.
A knack for developing relationships and sources.
Significant experience with ProTools or similar digital audio editing platforms.
Experience working with talent.
Commitment to diverse coverage within and outside of the Latino community, in terms of sexual orientation, gender, and race.
Ability to think thematically and integrate stories into the larger narrative of each week’s program.
Experience pitching story ideas and subsequently developing them.
Attention to detail, great organizational skills, and capacity to complete projects in their entirety and on deadline.
Teamwork ethic, great communication skills, and rock-solid reliability.
DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit the following:
a cover letter stating qualifications
three (3) work samples (can be links)
and three (3) references
Must be submitted by December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm to be considered for this position, but we encourage early applications.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter via email with the subject “Latino USA Producer Position” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include where you saw this job posting.
Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.
No phone calls, please.