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Coordinating Producer - The World (Boston)

Position Information

Job Requisition #
P-03580

Date Opened
12/21/2017

Posting Title
Coordinating Producer

Position Type
Management, Full Time

Department
The World

Classification Type
Staff

Department Overview
The World is a one-hour, nationally distributed weekday radio public affairs program co-produced by WGBH, the BBC World Service, and Public Radio International (PRI). The show offers a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe, developed specifically for an American audience. The World’s companion website, pri.org, offers a similar mix of news and features along with slideshows, videos, blog posts, podcasts, and interactive graphics that expand on the radio content. The World and pri.org use social media and other relevant tools to maximize user engagement and enhance the user experience.

Position Overview
Working alongside and under the supervision of the Assignment Editor, the Coordinating Producer is a key figure on The World’s Planning Desk. Duties include producing upcoming radio segments, overseeing mixes, writing web posts, uploading correspondent materials to CMS, and maintaining production calendars. The CP will also coordinate and shepherd the production of larger projects and series. The CP will also liaise with editors throughout the newsroom and across radio and digital in order to keep planning systems updated and ensure strong communication about upcoming content.

Essential Functions:
25% - As a member of the planning desk, pitch, plan and produce radio segments, including host two-ways.

25% - Write web posts for radio segments and help shepherd and upload digital materials for online stories from correspondents in the field.

20% - Coordinate with Assignment Editors and other editors throughout the newsroom and across radio and digital in order to keep planning systems updated and ensure strong communication about upcoming content for everyone in the organization.

15% - Work with sound engineers to mix radio packages from correspondents in the field.

10% - Maintain shared newsroom planning documents (currently Google docs and spreadsheets)

5% - Follow BBC, Reuters and other news diaries and alert Assignment Editors of strong news pegs and opportunities for commissions and collaborations.

Skills Required
The successful candidate should have 5 years of experience in journalism, expertise in radio production, excellent writing and critical thinking skills, including the ability to write engagingly and creatively on deadline; strong familiarity with the breadth of global issues and experience with online content creation and the ability to work both closely with others and independently.

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree preferred.

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