Producer

Latino USA, a nationally broadcast hour-long radio program distributed by PRX, and weekly podcast 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 focus on arts, cultural coverage, immigration, criminal justice, technology, human rights, labor, sexual and reproductive health coverage. For more information on the show, go to www.latinousa.org. The offices of Futuro Media Group, which produces Latino USA, are located in Harlem, New York City.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Producer will:

* 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.

Qualifications

* 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 are 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.
* Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment in different stages of the production process.
* Ability to execute stories assigned by the editorial staff.
* Self-starter
* Ability to prioritize while working on different tasks
* 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.

Editor

Latino USA, a nationally broadcast hour-long radio program distributed by PRX, and weekly podcast hosted by Maria Hinojosa, is seeking an Editor 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 focus on arts, culture, immigration, criminal justice, technology, human rights, labor, sexual and reproductive health coverage. For more information on the show, go to www.latinousa.org. The offices of Futuro Media Group, which produces Latino USA, are located in Harlem, New York City.

We’re looking for someone to work as a story editor, both with freelance contributors and with our staff, to shape and refine their stories. The ideal candidate will have a knack for whipping stories into shape, recognizing what makes a good story in the first place, and working in a collaborative environment. They should play well with others and understand production enough to push producers to do their best while also having an impeccable taste and vision for story. Part of the job will be to help mentor producers into better storytellers, so a familiarity with the production process is a must. They should have a passion for telling Latino stories and working with voices that are rarely heard in the public media landscape.
We’re looking for someone to work as a story editor, both with freelance contributors and with our staff, to shape and refine their stories. The ideal candidate will have a knack for whipping stories into shape, recognizing what makes a good story in the first place, and working in a collaborative environment. They should play well with others and understand production enough to push producers to do their best while also having an impeccable taste and vision for story. Part of the job will be to help mentor producers into better storytellers, so a familiarity with the production process is a must. They should have a passion for telling Latino stories and working with voices that are rarely heard in the public media landscape.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Editor with additional direction from the Senior Producer and the Production Manager, the Editor will:

* Work to shape and edit stories with in-house producers as well as with outside contributors to meet highest quality in journalistic values, content, tone and sound;
* Identify and work with collaborators from inside and outside the audio world, pitch collaborations to the Senior Editor, and edit with approved collaborators to bring stories home in the Latino USA style;
* Assist Senior Producer and Senior Editor with shaping long-term reporting projects;
* Edit audio as needed, including other Futuro properties if necessary;
* Write and edit weekly show scripts for interviews, intros, billboards and other show material as needed in consultation with Senior Editor and Senior Producer;
*Develop a stable of viable reporters for Latino USA; continue to build on a rolodex of Latino USA talent all over the country;
* Contribute to weekly planning of hour-long Latino USA shows;
* Generate ideas for coverage of the aforementioned topic areas (plus more) and bring well-developed pitches to the weekly editorial meeting;
* Fill in for Senior Producer as needed;
* Write and edit web content and social media posts as assigned;
* Supervise selected assignments from in-house and from outside contributors, including assigning stories, performing script and audio edits, and ensuring that contributors deliver all needed materials to production team in timely manner.

Qualifications

* Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in journalism, communications, Latino studies, or a related field, or comparable work experience;
* Narrative, long-form editing experience strongly preferred, 1-2 years experience working specifically as a radio editor a plus;
* Minimum 3-5 years of experience producing radio or podcasts with an emphasis on storytelling, character-driven audio OR a combination of print experience with at LEAST one year producing audio. We like radio that feels like movies for your ears;
* Experience writing and editing broadcast scripts for radio or television;
* Spanish language skills a strong 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 about sound design when conceptualizing a story;
* Excellent attention to detail is key;
* Excellent team player and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Associate Editor

State 23 Media seeks a full-time associate editor at Maine magazine and Maine Home+Design. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of editorial, an interest in art, design, and culture, and a curiosity about the state of Maine. This person will oversee the magazines’ front-of-the-book departments and work with the rest of the editorial team to produce the magazines and their digital counterparts. Some of the front-of-the-book departments the associate editor would work on would include interviews with interesting Mainers, a monthly design news roundup, product sourcing, and travel guides. The candidate should be detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and a confident writer and proofreader.

Essential Duties:
-Work closely with the editorial team and freelancers to collaborate and produce the monthly magazines and associated content.
-Manage the front-of-the-book departments, including researching and selecting ideas, vetting pitches, editing assigned stories, and writing others.
-Contribute to the magazines’ general coverage as needed, including researching, fact-checking, and writing stories.
-Assist with production of print magazines and websites.

Helpful Qualifications
-At least a bachelor’s degree in English or journalism or equivalent experience.
-Understanding of journalism ethics and values.
-Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).
-Some experience at a magazine or other similar publication.
-Knowledge about Maine and its people, places, and culture.
-Knowledge about design, architecture, and art history.

Freelance Production Assistant

Looking for a freelance production assistant to work with The Wall Street Journal's social news video team. This is a remote position at this time and a 3-month opportunity with potential to be extended.

Daily tasks:
• Caption videos
• Assist video journalists with various video projects
• Help edit social news videos

Skills needed:
• An enthusiasm for good journalism and current events, coupled with keen news judgement
• A self-starter who can work independently as well as with a team
• Strong organizational, communication and collaborative abilities
• Familiarity with editing with Premiere Pro and experience with After Effects is a plus

Digital Journalist

The Forward is seeking an experienced digital journalist to join its news team.

The successful applicant will be an omnivorous newshound with deep knowledge of — or at least passionate interest in — the Jewish world. We need someone who moves fast, juggles well, synthesizes clearly, pivots easily, writes cleanly, loves engaging directly with readers and possesses excellent news judgment, broad empathy, and contextual understanding. We seek a reporter steeped in internet tools and culture, a writer with a strong, conversational and explanatory voice. We are committed to having a diverse staff, and value connections across our communities.

This journalist should be as comfortable writing newsletters or social-media posts as traditional newspaper or magazine articles — and equally excited about these various forms and platforms. We are a small team with limited resources, so we value entrepreneurial instincts, and the combination of creativity and wherewithal to use third-party tools to vary storytelling formats. Data-visualization and multimedia skills are a plus; collegiality and a track record of collaboration a must.

Among the core topics the news team covers are U.S. politics through a Jewish lens, Israel, and the organized/professional Jewish world, so demonstrated experience on those or related beats is helpful. We are open, however, to being dazzled by a candidate with a different background or approach, especially as we are working to reinvent our products and broaden our audience.

Founded in 1897, the Forward is the leading voice in American Jewish journalism and a platform for civil discourse on issues that divide us. We are an independent, reader-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) that sees journalism as a public service and pillar of our democracy. While we began as a socialist Yiddish newspaper, our only ideology now is that of inquiry, and we aim to serve the full Jewish community.

Digital-only since May of 2019, the Forward is in the midst of a transformation to better serve the next generation of readers, and is seeking for its news team a flexible journalist committed to ongoing innovation. Applicants should have at least five years of experience working in journalism, or a compelling alternate path; our pre-pandemic newsroom was in Manhattan, and the job is based there.

 

Deputy, Special Projects

Overview
Consumer Reports, one of the world's most influential mission-driven testing and media organizations, reaches more than six million members a month through its digital and print media platforms.
We are looking for an investigative and enterprise reporter to join our award-winning journalism staff to cover marketplace inequities, including systemic failures and biases that disproportionately affect segments of consumers, particularly consumers of color, in areas of health, safety, finance, and privacy.
You'll help conceive, produce, and edit stories that can change the marketplace, ranging from deeply reported projects to daily news pieces. Recent examples of these types of investigations include our work covering the dangers of infant sleepers (https://www.consumerreports.org/child-safety/while-they-were-sleeping/) and America's water crisis, (https://www.consumerreports.org/bottled-water/how-coke-and-pepsi-make-millions-from-bottling-tap-water-as-residents-face-shutoffs/) while news pieces include stories such as Facebook's ban on hate groups as a tipping point (https://www.consumerreports.org/social-media/why-facebook-ban-on-boogaloo-hate-groups-is-a-tipping-point/) and staying safe while protesting. (https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/how-to-stay-safe-while-protesting-during-a-pandemic/)
We've been testing and reporting on critical consumer issues since 1936, and this work matters more than ever now.

Responsibilities
• Create high-impact content that reaches multigenerational and multicultural audiences.
• Play a strategic role in producing story ideas that advance CR's high priority impact areas (Digital Rights, Financial Fairness, Safety and Sustainability)
• Tap into CR's numerous resources including testing, survey, and statistics operations to source ideas, analyze data, and produce stories.
• Produce and edit both long-term projects and high-impact news stories.
• Help leverage CR's work with new audiences by suggesting content for external media, social media influencers, and other channels.
• Appear on external media channels to promote content.
• May manage one or more direct reports.

Qualifications
• You have deep experience producing and shaping narrative, investigative, and explanatory storytelling, preferably for diverse audiences and in service of diverse communities.
• You can cultivate top-quality sources.
• You are experienced with data-driven reporting and technically grounded content.
• You are comfortable working across a matrixed organization.

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Editor-in-Chief, Spectrum

POSITION SUMMARY

Spectrum is seeking an editor-in-chief to lead its award-winning news team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced science journalist to make a big impact on a fascinating field.

Spectrum produces stories that inform, challenge and inspire our audience of scientists. The stories include breaking and conference news, articles based on peer-reviewed papers, op-eds by both scientists and autistic people, award-winning deep dives, data viz and interactives, podcasts and videos.

The editor-in-chief oversees all of these, and so must have a firm grasp of biology, an ability to attend to both the big picture and the details that matter, and impeccable communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• 8–10 years of experience in science journalism
• Deep understanding of biology
• Strong leadership skills
• Ability to make decisions based on sound judgment
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Comfortable with public speaking
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
• Résumé
• Cover letter
THE SIMONS FOUNDATION'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

The editor-in-chief works with the news team, with guidance from a volunteer advisory board, to set the overarching strategy and vision.

Working with the deputy editor, the EIC translates this vision into the day-to-day practices and policies of the magazine.

While the deputy editor oversees the daily operations of the news team, the EIC is responsible for long-term planning, and for setting the overall tone and direction. The EIC also represents the magazine in the science and journalism communities.

The EIC is ultimately responsible for the magazine's quality and for soliciting feedback from both the advisory board and from the readership.

Other responsibilities include overall management of the team, community building and strategic partnerships with syndication partners and autism organizations.

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Associate Producer

NHK General Bureau for America (NHK GBA) is seeking an Associate Producer for science stories. This Associate Producer will assist NHK GBA correspondents in New York with news production including:

• Conducting in depth research and analysis for a variety of science related news
• Compiling research into summary documents
• Pitching story ideas for feature news stories
• Arranging and coordinating filming, interviews.

This position will start as soon as possible. You must be available for an online/in-person interview.

Basic Qualifications:

•       Must be authorized to work in the United States
•       Bachelor’s degree (Preferably in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or Science communication)
•       Master’s degree preferred
•       Language: Fluent English required

Job Details:

•       Temporary (2 -3 months, but could be extended)
•       Monday - Friday
•       4 - 6 hours/day (Schedule can be discussed)
•       Work from home
•       No benefits
•       Pay is hourly, DOE

Associate Producer

Independent director/producer is seeking a part-time Arabic/ French speaking associate producer to assist with research, archive, and development of a feature documentary with funds from IFP and another major U.S. network.

Requirements include:
Arabic (Tunisian dialect)/ French fluency mandatory. Other North African dialects may be possible but native Tunisian/French speakers would be ideal.

Immediate responsibilities:
-internet research
-archive research and organization
-organizing contacts and possible reach out of interview subjects

Further responsibilities include:
-assisting producer on the impact campaign
-AE/ translation in post
-assisting in production; releases, booking travel, gear etc

Editor-in-Chief, simonsfoundation.org

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Editor-in-Chief will be tasked broadly with oversight and further development of all aspects of simonsfoundation.org, including flatironinstitute.org.

The Editor-in-Chief will ensure that the website reflects the Simons Foundation brand and mission through excellent content, graphics and design and that the website functions properly. The website serves a crucial functional role as a central nexus of communication with grantees, grant applicants, scientists generally, and the press and public and as such must present content accurately and in a manner relevant and appropriate to these highly educated and discerning audiences.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be from an online background in the sciences or mathematics, be very familiar with the online science landscape and have the strategic ability to develop the website's offerings in a mission-relevant way. The candidate should also be familiar with web-development processes used to create new site features and have experience building and managing teams.

The successful candidate will be able to work with program leaders to develop written, video and audio content in a way that meets expectations and reflects the highest-quality scientific thinking. Put differently, this position is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to sculpt and grow significant online offerings aimed at scientists and the public.

This position reports to the communications director and does not involve the production of journalistic work. Specifically, this position does not involve content work for Quanta Magazine or for Spectrum, two journalistic sites under the Simons Foundation umbrella.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

• With communications director, create and achieve foundation stakeholder buy-in for all initiatives.
• Successfully maintain balance between 'client focus' when working with foundation leaders and your own recommendations for the site
• Supervising the web producers and staff writer
• Editing all articles/content produced for website; pitching in to help the communications department with editing when asked, for example, editing annual report articles.
• Creating and enforcing operational processes, such as content creation workflow, production workflow, analytics reporting, etc.
• Managing all functional aspects of online operations including analytics reporting, SEO, content management, etc.
• Managing the day-to-day launch and maintenance of web pages hosting program-related information, as well as overseeing the content of the foundation's social media, such as Facebook and YouTube.
• Working closely with in-house web developers to guide and prioritize site improvements and fixes, and coordinating requests from program leaders and overseeing the implementation of those requests.
• Sourcing, procuring and editing the non-programmatic content on the website, including, but not limited to, written news pieces, videos and other types of content we may choose to develop.
• Building and maintaining internal and external strategic relationships, and co-creating website strategy with communications director.
• Lead or assume a key role in major foundation ad hoc media projects as they arise from time to time
• Overseeing vendor relationships related to the site, including writers, copy editors and developers.
• Managing the site's annual budget
• Responsibility for quality of user experience, including but not limited to site design, accessibility, art selection and overall quality of all content.
• Staying abreast of trends and technology in the online space, as well as trends in math/science publishing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

• Advanced educational and/or employment background in math or basic science strongly preferred

Experience:

• Scientific publishing or nonprofit background strongly preferred but not required. A substantial online background is a must, with knowledge of online media best practices.
• Must have 3-5 years of experience in an editorial and strategic role at a website, with a total of 5-7 years of relevant experience in nonprofit, online and/or math/science.
• Familiarity with web-development processes is a plus.

Related Skills & Other Requirements:

• A functional understanding of the technical aspects of websites, including basic UX/UI design, site testing/maintenance, content management systems, digital asset management, image and multimedia production, and at least some familiarity with HTML/CSS. In-depth work with WordPress is a plus.
• Must be very well organized, able to multitask and able to field simultaneous requests from various quarters, with rigorous attention to clear and timely communication.
• Must be able to meet fixed deadlines, working in concert with other departments.
• Must have ability and authority to work with top foundation leaders, developing program and mission-related initiatives, as well as to broker agreement among stakeholders when necessary. Must be able to work collaboratively with editorial, technical and leadership teams.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills required, demonstrating command of the highest standards of written and spoken English.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

• Please submit a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position.

The Simons Foundation's Diversity Commitment

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment.The Simons Foundation provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employmentwithout regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability,veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

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