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Associate Producer-Director All Things Considered

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A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide. Be a part of the team that produces NPR’s flagship afternoon news program All Things Considered. Work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.  Direct the live studio broadcast each afternoon. Produce, edit and plan program material for the daily 2-hour broadcast that’s timely, topical and reflects the interests of a diverse audience. Report and write original stories and story elements. Contribute digital and social media content. Act as a decision-maker in the look, feel and sound of the program while undertaking thoughtful daily and long-term projects. This is a Monday-Friday position based in Washington, DC.Responsibilities:  Assembles on-air materials prior to broadcast and direct pre-recorded elements as neededDirects live programmingMaintains an orderly work environment in the control rooms and studios during broadcastsEnsures that all program elements begin and end as scheduledInitiates, plans and produces program material for that day’s show and for future shows, with minimal editorial supervisionConsistently generates timely and well thought-out story/interview ideasEdits tape and related continuity, with minimal editorial supervisionWrites news and program copy, including drafts of hosts’ leads and other production copyWorks in the field with reporters and hosts as assigned (including projects requiring self-directed research, planning and solid editorial judgment)Maintains working knowledge of all the latest sound-gathering and filing technologies in use at NPRMaintains internal relationships with program staff across all NPR platforms including broadcast, online, social media, reporters/editors contributing to daily program and departments providing support servicesEducation: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.Required Skills:At least four years of radio production experience including experience on broadcast digital audio workstations (ie MTE/DAVID, Dalet, Cool Edit, ProTools or similar)Expertise in producing and directing broadcast shows and writing/editing copy under breaking news conditionsAt least two years of experience in editorial decision making with demonstrated ability to exercise solid, independent news judgmentAbility and willingness to work varied shifts as assignedDemonstrated ability to assimilate and organize large amounts of informationAbility to handle multiple projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes, with changing priorities/conditionsFamiliarity with a range of subject areas such as world news, business, science and artsDemonstrated excellence in news writing and copy-editing, especially on deadlineUnderstanding of journalistic ethicsExperience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairnessStrong communication skills, both written and oralProven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio systemDemonstrated field production and planning experienceAbility and willingness to travelAbility to relocate. In the future, NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations. Severance provisions of the AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept a transfer.Preferred Skills:Demonstrated ability to help coordinate daily news coverage quickly and efficiently under deadline pressureExperience working in and/or knowledge of public radio and the public radio systemExperience with digital and multimedia productionDemonstrated understanding of, and familiarity with, social media platforms Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered. NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.  Do you Like us? Follow us on Twitter at @NPRjobs, as well as #NPRlife for behind the scenes tweets about life at NPR from our employees.NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirmatively seeks to hire veterans and people with disabilities.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. 

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