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Producer (13431)

American University

Washington, DC United States

WAMU 88.5 is Washington DC’s leading public radio station for NPR news and information. It’s our mission to connect Washingtonians with each other and the world through balanced, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining programs of the highest quality. 

The Producer, working with minimal supervision from the Senior Producer, develops, creates and manages stories, guests and conversation for a nationally distributed live news talk show with a presence across multiple digital media platforms. The Producer is responsible for researching a wide range of political, cultural, sport, literary, and social topics; and for conceptualizing and shaping compelling stories on air and online.


The Producer will creatively use an array of audio, visual and multimedia tools. The Producer will leverage existing audience engagement tools to connect the program’s journalism to the needs and concerns of the audience.


The Producer will work alongside colleagues and other production team members, and will assist new members of staff to identify their training needs. The Producer will work with the Senior Producer and Executive Producer, sharing regular updates with the Director of Station Relations.
Work Environment
This position will be required to travel nationally 4 times per year.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
35 hours/week
Sr. Coordinator / Analyst A
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
Required Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent
1-3 years of relevant experience in journalism and media
Preferred Education and Experience
An established network of contacts with national and international newsmakers
Experience producing content for a live daily talk program
Experience developing high-quality digital-only content
Proven ability to establish and grow online audience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Superb oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to identify trends and to generate and execute complex creative ideas.
Keen understanding of national and international current events, and excellent news and narrative judgment.
Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously and assimilate large amounts of information efficiently under daily deadline pressures.
Proficiency with audio editing and multimedia production.
Experience creating content for Facebook, Twitter and other emerging platforms.
Experience working with content management systems (CMS).
Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
Proven ability to identify and vet dynamic and sought-after national and international guests.
Time management skills, flexibility, and ability to work effectively in a dynamic, unpredictable news environment.


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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