- Executive Producer - Mosaic Project
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Executive Producer - Mosaic Project
Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) seeks a skilled executive producer for a podcast about immigration. The project, Mosaic, will tell stories about the immigrant experience in all of its rich variety and scope.
What you should possess: a passion for audio; a keen ear for sound and storytelling; a community oriented and inclusive mindset; experience reporting on and/or working with immigrants and immigrant communities; the ability to deliver documentary-style production that gets inside a person’s life; excellent editorial judgment; a willingness to experiment; comfort with community events and social media platforms. The ability to speak a language other than English is a plus.
Mosaic is an effort to go beyond the stereotypes about immigrants and immigration that tend to frame their stories in the context of either heroes or villains. Instead, the project will embrace deeper, more personal and more complex narratives. The project will include a podcast series, radio segments, public events and audience engagement through technology.
Position Time Frame and Logistics:
- Full-Time, September 2018 - January 2020
- Manage the production process of thirty (30) podcast episodes and five public events;
- Collaborate with the News Director and other members of RIPR’s newsroom to create broadcast appropriate segments;
- Perform soup-to-nuts production tasks, including identifying and interviewing sources, booking, prepping hosts, writing scripts, researching and fact-checking, processing tape and making it come to life;
- Recruit, manage and edit freelance contributors to the podcast;
- Collaborate with a variety to stakeholders, including partner organizations, residents and citizens from diverse backgrounds;
- Record in the field and in studio; travel may be required;
- Communicate consistently and clearly with other members of the team at RIPR;
- Manage programmatic budgets as they relate to the series’ production;
- Guarantee the on-time, flawless delivery of audio to multiple platforms;
- Conduct surveys of audience members, partner organizations, event participants and interviewees to track the success of the initiative and refine the project;
- Invite audience conversations and participation online and on social media and oversee the moderation and tracking of those conversations;
- Oversee the tracking of any spillover effect from the project on RIPR’s other news reports.
- At least three years of experience producing audio;
- Demonstrated success in the creation of superb media content under pressure;
- Demonstrated experience organizing in-person, community events in collaboration with other organizations;
- Experience with research, reporting, interviewing, storytelling, documentary-style production, audio editing and sound design;
- Skill at sparking conversations in-person, online and through social media;
- Fluency in audio editing;
- Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, deadlines and time-management;
- Excellent communication skills, written and spoken;
- Ability to multitask with flair;
- An independent work ethic combined with a patience for collaborating with audiences and communities;
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field;
- Fluency in more than one language preferred.
About the Project:
Mosaic is an initiative of Rhode Island Public Radio. It seeks to focus on the human element of immigration, which is rich and diverse and, if explored, defies the stereotypes that too often dominate media coverage of this issue. The episodes will avoid the obvious narratives and instead seek connections with universal themes such as the search for the meaning of home and belonging. The series will confront larger questions related to how identity changes as a result of multi-culturalism, and how difference can become a source of strength, rather than strife.
We thank the Carnegie Corporation of New York for generously supporting this initiative.
About Rhode Island Public Radio:
- Rhode Island Public Radio provides quality journalism and compelling storytelling that informs, educates, and inspires community. Rhode Island Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.
- Applications are due prior to Monday, 8/28/2018.
- Please send resume and cover letter to Elisabeth Harrison, news director, at email@example.com. Please include 4 audio samples as part of your application. These examples can be a part of a longer form project.
- Please, no phone call inquiries.
Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. RIPR does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.
Rhode Island Public Radio has an immediate opening for a Weekend Host.
- Writes, records, and edits newscast items & interviews.
- Reports news and feature stories.
- Contributes to RIPR special projects.
- Represents RIPR to the community.
- Participates in Membership Drives.
- Other duties as assigned.
Fill-In / Part-Time On-Air Hosts
(updated June 2018)
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- RIPR is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunity in every aspect of personnel policy and practice including: recruitment, selection, placement, training and advancement of employees.
- Recruitment for employment opportunities at RIPR takes place through an open and fair process.
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- RIPR has 19 full time members of its public radio staff.
- Women comprise a total of 47% of RIPR’s full time staff.
- RIPR’s staff generally reflects the demographic makeup of its listening area and we will continue to recruit diverse candidates for future open positions.