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Intern, Documentary Reasearch and Production , America Radio Works, American Public Media
Posted on March 26, 2015

Are you an audio nerd? Like to listen to podcasts in your sleep? Digest the news with your breakfast? You should be a part of the team that produces American RadioWorks, one of best documentary radio outlets in the world. Help producers and reporters with finding great guests and do background research for reporting trips. Pitch ideas for our weekly podcast. Transcribe interviews from the field. This internship position will assist with the production of radio, podcast and web projects at American RadioWorks, the national documentary unit of American Public Media. The internship will provide basic training in documentary radio production.

Title: Intern, Documentary Research and Production, American RadioWorks
Duration: 6 months
Start date: June 15, 2015
Hours: 20 hours/week
Pay Rate: $15/hour
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

A cover letter is required along with an updated resume and application.

Position Responsibility:
• Conducts library and Internet research
• Conducts research for producers and correspondents to support stories
• Transcribes interviews
• Writes blog posts, as assigned
• Fact-checks documentaries and web site as needed
• Helps track interview archives on internal web site
• Contributes to editorial and web meetings
• Contributes to weekly podcast production
• Secures permission to license audio material
• Helps maintain show archives and equipment, as assigned
• Performs various administrative tasks


Required Education and Experience:
• Current enrollment in - OR recent graduation from - a bachelor's degree program, preferably with an emphasis in journalism, communications or a related field


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently
• Candidate must be able to type and work on PC-based programs like Windows XP, Word and Excel, and must possess general computer skills, including Internet research
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Demonstrated interest in public affairs journalism and the documentary form
• Daily tracking of regional and national news through radio, newspapers, TV and the Web
• Knowledge of public radio
• Ability to learn new computer programs quickly
• Ability to learn new skills in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to manage time and task load independently


Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Demonstrated journalism, radio and news writing experience
• Documentary and in-depth project experience
• Experience with Mac-based programs like Pro Tools editing software helpful
• HTML skills or an interest in learning HTML helpful


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
• Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
• Physical Demands:
o Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
o Required to move about in the community
o Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
• Working Conditions:
o Moderate noise level
o Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions

Editor , Marketplace
Posted on March 26, 2015

Position Summary:

Marketplace is looking for an editor to identify, cultivate and lead our nationwide network of freelance reporters. You will be Marketplace's ambassador to the public radio system, recruiting and developing the next generation of public radio talent. You'll be a key proponent of the "Marketplace sound," helping reporters of every skill level be their best, on-air self. You'll travel the nation to discover talent and get them on our air.

You'll edit and deliver pieces for all the Marketplace shows (Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Tech and Marketplace Weekend), helping develop the news agenda for the nation's most popular business programs. You'll assign stories and manage pitches from creation to delivery for broadcast and web. You'll fill in for other editors and editorial staff members as needed.

This position is based at Marketplace's main headquarters in Los Angeles.

Position Responsibility:

  • Cultivate, recruit, train and edit freelance reporters
  • Help extend the reach of the program's editorial thinking geographically and demographically; actively recruit new voices to public radio and to the program
  • Initiate and edit news spots, features and interviews for Marketplace portfolio of programs
  • Work with senior editorial staff to generate ideas for the programs
  • Assess story complexity and reporter skills to determine freelance rates
  • Coach reporters on writing and delivery skills
  • Fill in for other editors and editorial staff
  • Write the daily financial summary ("The Numbers") in rotation with other editorial staff
  • Work within a team environment, responding to the needs of the entire Marketplace portfolio
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other editorial outlets
  • Maintain currency with local, national and international news.
  • Other duties as assigned

 
Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field required
  • 4 or more years of experience editing, reporting or producing
  • National experience strongly preferred.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Able to function independently and within a strong team environment
  • Well-established editing skills; and an understanding of the need for interpretive reporting on often complex and many-layered issues
  • Superior abilities in creating story ideas, writing, editing, and producing and reporting programs and program elements
  • Ability to deliver national-quality material to programs on deadline
  • Sound critical judgment skills and the ability to make decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to the program
  • Able to create relationships with internal and external reporters and freelancers
  • Ability to manage and develop reporters
  • Must be able to adapt writing and reporting to reflect the sensibility and style of the program
  • Knowledge of digital audio editing equipment use.
  • Critical reading and listening skills.
  • Understanding of and adherence to the core values of public radio.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • National experience strongly preferred
  • Well-established contacts and knowledge of the broadcast journalism community
  • Background in business, finance and the economy is helpful
  • Understanding and empathy of societal issues that revolve around money
  • Ability to operate remote and on-site recording equipment, editing audio, and prepare all elements of program in ready-for-broadcast form

 

Reporting To This Position:         None

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

Physical Demands:

  • Required to move about in an office environment and sit at extensive periods of time
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping


Working Conditions:

Moderate noise level
Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions

Assistant Producer , Marketplace Morning Report
Posted on March 26, 2015

Position Summary:

The Assistant Producer works closely with the Producer to help produce Marketplace Morning Report.  This position is responsible for directing the Marketplace Morning Report, contributing show ideas, researching show topics for host, scheduling guests, and providing production and maintenance for Marketplace Morning Report.  Initiates story and segment ideas and concepts, and participates in all creative aspects of the program.  The Assistant Producer is also responsible for arranging interviews and helping plan future news coverage. The Assistant Producer will fill-in for and assist other Marketplace programs as needed. This position is the primary Director of the program during the overnight 50-100% of the time.

Position Responsibility:

  • Directs the Marketplace Morning Report show rolls, creates rundowns, selects music, coordinates fixes, and manages archiving
  • Books, produces and edits host interviews with high-profile guests
  • Stays current with local, regional, national and international news
  • Writes promos and scripts
  • Creates, produces and develops regular show segments
  • Hands-on production; cuts and edits audio, pulls news copy; schedules studio time
  • Fields host Q&As outside of the studio, along with other show segments as required
  • Initiates and researches story and segment ideas and concepts for program
  • Writes introductions and prepares stories for broadcast, Internet and other platforms
  • Contributes to Marketplace news calendars
  • Administrative tasks include: answering mail, record keeping, data entry, creating daily rundowns and processing payment vouchers
  • Helps plan coverage based on planning calendars and upcoming events
  • Collects information from identified content sources for posting to the Web
  • Researches sources/guests, background, context; proposes guests
  • Receives critical audience feedback
  • Supports hosts; may handle host travel logistics
  • Acquires permissions/licenses
  • May direct the work of interns
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • One or more years production editorial or related professional experience
  • Broad experience in journalism, including writing, interviewing, and editing


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision
  • Ability to work well with diverse personalities on the show
  • Ability to work independently and make story judgments with some supervision
  • Knowledge of current events
  • Ability to maintain productive and positive communication with co-workers
  • Excellent language skills including writing, proof reading; fluent computer skills with the knowledge of basis Internet and computer standards, directory structures, and common applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple departments/divisions
  • Digital editing knowledge and skill
  • Basic field production skills

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis
  • Experience using ENPS or equivalent
  • Digital editing: David and Pro Tools, or equivalent

 

Reporting To This Position:   None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • 50-100% of the time spent working on the overnight
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation


Physical Demands:

  • Required to move about in an office environment
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. 
  • Required to lift standard audio equipment and computers up to 50 lbs


Working Conditions:

  • Moderate noise level
  • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions

 

Participants , KALW News Audio Academy
Posted on March 19, 2015

Enrollment now open for the KALW News Audio Academy

KALW is calling for applicants for our 9-month radio journalism training program based at KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station in San Francisco. This program is designed to give you a professional audio production education, tuition-free.

We’re looking for creative thinkers who are great writers and storytellers with a passion for covering diverse communities and some knowledge of the Bay Area.

Audio Academy participants will be trained to produce feature reports for KALW’s award-winning daily news program Crosscurrents. Your voice and your work will be broadcast on KALW during your time in the Audio Academy.

Training will include:

Working closely with reporters on developing stories, producing original feature stories for broadcast, interviewing potential guests/sources, researching topics, fact-checking, script writing, recording sound for pieces in the field, and learning story structure, voicing, digital production, engineering, and sound design. You will be responsible for minor administrative and production duties. You will also pitch and produce an entire Crosscurrents show. The training will take place inside the collaborative and supportive community of the KALW newsroom. Our editors and engineers, along with other public media producers, will lead workshops on every aspect of production specifically for the Audio Academy. Previous featured speakers have been: Al Letson, Roman Mars, Hansi Lo Wang, Daniel Alarcón, Marianne McCune, and Jason DeRose (to name a few).

Selected participants will make a 9-month commitment (September 2015 to June 2016): minimum 20 hours per week (one eight-hour shift at our studios and another 12 hours working in the field). The Academy includes a two-week break in late December and two flexible vacation weeks. Enrollment in a college or university is not necessary to participate.

To apply please put together a cover letter, CV, any audio/writing samples, and (if you can) a short, original audio work that you craft as part of your application. Send it all to:

KALWapplications@gmail.com

Application deadline: April 12, 2015, 11:59 PT

We look forward to meeting you!

KALW encourages a diverse pool of applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We value diversity.

Communications Director , Not In Our Town
Posted on March 19, 2015

Communications Director - Not In Our Town

Are you a communications professional that thrives in an environment where the messages you craft can have world-changing impact? Not In Our Town (NIOT) is looking for a passionate and skilled communications professional to join our team. NIOT is a documentary filmmaking company that spawned a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. At NIOT, we harness the power of storytelling to spark social change. The Communications Director will promote and present Not In Our Town programs and messages for communities, schools and law enforcement including PBS films, resources and tools for action—both online and on the ground.


Position Overview
 
The Communications Director is a senior-level position responsible for developing, creating, implementing, and evaluating a communication strategy consistent with NIOT’s brand and mission. The ideal candidate will:

  • Lead the development and dissemination of the NIOT message and brand.
  • Enhance the visibility of NIOT by creating and disseminating strategic messaging
  • Lead, motivate, and supervise a team of staff, contractors, designers, Drupal web developers, and interns in support of communications and marketing initiatives.
  • Create content and oversee our website at NIOT.org.
  • Oversee all written reports and presentations to ensure top quality content and presentation.
  • Create, develop and deliver spot messages such as PSAs, press releases,  brochures, action guides etc.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and senior leaders on NIOT strategy and development.
  • Support the launch of new products and campaigns including the development of strategic marketing initiatives such as membership benefits, membership recruitment, speaker engagement, and community outreach.


Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of four years of demonstrated communications experience
  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Track record of conducting successful communications or marketing campaigns across a wide range of media platforms such as TV, radio, print, direct mail, online marketing, promotional partnerships and social media
  • Project management and leadership experience
  • BA degree from accredited college
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment


The Rewards

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, a 15-day vacation plan, 11-day holiday schedule, sick leave policy, and pre-tax transit plan
  • Contribute every day to build a more inclusive and hate free world
  • Opportunity to develop and implement NIOT's future impact
  • Work with passionate, dedicated people
  • Apply your passion for social change in your daily work life
  • Operate with autonomy in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

 
Not In Our Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace. This position is located in Oakland, CA. Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your experience and interest in the position, writing sample, and a link to your online portfolio to jobs@niot.org. Please also let us know where you saw this position posted. No phone inquiries, please.

Senior Producer, News , Southern California Public Radio
Posted on March 19, 2015
Deadline: April 15, 2015

Position Summary:

Southern California Public Radio seeks a Senior Producer to lead its newscasts and live coverage in one of the largest newsrooms in public media.  The successful candidate will be a voracious generalist, scouring all sources of media to shape coverage and assemble the work of reporters, partners and producers into compelling programming.  S/he will also help SCPR continue to develop new ideas for connecting with audiences, from the way our work is organized to developing newscasts for digital platforms and integrating updates with other programming and social media.  This person will also advocate for the needs of the newscasts and work with SCPR's editors to convey that mission and design new ways of working within a successful multi-platform newsroom.  This work is deeply collaborative, with several producers supporting the role and a large team of journalists to work with.

This posting has an application deadline of April 15, 2015.

Position Responsibility:

  • Advocates for needs of newscasts across SCPR platforms.
  • Collaborates with editors, hosts, and newscasting staff to make content and editorial decisions and ensure a smooth transition of programming.
  • Ultimately responsible for sound; manages production process, oversees tone, is the "final ear."
  • Oversees production staff and shifts, from Morning Edition through All Things Considered and weekend coverage.
  • Provides feedback on copy and coverage decisions for producers and hosts.
  • Observes and communicates the big picture of news needs across the day.
  • Writes and edits copy and audio for newscast.
  • Resolves problems; primary liaison responsible to work with Operations staff on issues.
  • Communicates the vision for the newsroom and collaborates with other departments.
  • Assists with fundraising as appropriate.
  • Hires, supervises, trains and manages direct staff through work direction, coaching, mentorship, training, performance meetings and on-going feedback.  Fosters a creative and productive work environment.
  • In charge of handling breaking news changes to our programming, including breaking into regular programs and making adjustments to our daily and nighttime programming in response to news.
  • Originate show ideas for the programs and ensure segments are produced.
  • Responsible for newscasts' and news magazines' overall tone and balance.
  • Consistently assess the programs' content and priorities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 
Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Ten or more years experience, including one year experience managing the work of others, and three to five years experience managing a show.
  • Established record of journalistic excellence and accomplishment.
  • Supervisory/management experience - must demonstrate an ability to foster high standards and an ability to coach, inspire and lead.

 
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to produce programs that meet SCPR standards
  • Proven ability to contribute to a positive, diverse, creative, high performance culture
  • Ability to advocate for program/resources/staff
  • Ability to lead and manage change
  • Knowledge of budget management and ability to be fiscally responsible
  • Ability to evaluate content/quality/sound and act decisively w/sound judgment
  • Leadership skills - from recruitment to training and development
  • Knowledge of new media applications for digital distribution, audience engagement and community networking
  • Ability to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Skill and experience in budget management


Reporting To This Position: Intern, Apprentice News Clerk, Assistant Producer, Associate Producer, Producer

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

Physical Demands:

  • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
  • Required to move about in the community
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. 
  • Working Conditions:
  • Moderate noise level
  • Willingness and ability to work varied shifts.
Editor, News , Southern California Public Radio
Posted on March 13, 2015

Position Summary:

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is looking for an editor who can help redefine public service journalism for the 21st century.  You'll be part of our regional desk, overseeing reporters who cover infrastructure, public safety, changing neighborhoods and politics.  You'll help the team identify key questions within those beats and report the answers from multiple angles and multiple platforms (radio, digital and live events).  Yes, it's a big job but think of all the fun you will have using every tool in the box to tell powerful, creative stories that generate real community engagement! If you do the job well, the coverage will be impactful and will generate conversation.  To be successful, you must have sharp news chops, the ability to lead and bring out the best in people while advocating for the audience at all times.  You'll know it's working if your team's stories generate conversations and have impact.

Position Responsibility:

  • Oversee broadcast and digital content for SCPR, helping to maintain our high journalistic standards.
  • Assist in newsroom planning for SCPR.
  • Assign daily and feature stories to reporters. Edit all copy and tape, audition actualities and other sound elements and provide final approval for broadcast.
  • Edit digital copy and assist reporters in developing digital stories, sidebars and special projects.
  • Write and produce stories as needed.
  • Work collaboratively to support program staff and newscasters.  Participate in editorial projects and special programming.
  • Work in coordination with newscasts, shows and digital producers to maintain planning calendar.
  • Provide clear guidance, feedback and supervision to assigned staff.  This includes both editorial aspects as well as performance assessment.
  • Work with other members of the management team to provide strong, consistent leadership of the department.
  • Assist in development and implementation of editorial and programming policies to achieve consistent, reliable quality and depth.
  • Hire, supervise, train and manage direct staff through coaching, mentorship, performance meetings and on-going feedback. Involve HR on performance issues as needed.
  • Foster a creative and productive work environment.  Create development opportunities and individualized development plans for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth.
  • Assess performance of assigned staff by establishing standards, working to encourage professional development.
  • Represent newsroom internally and externally.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 
Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, or similar field or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years reporting experience, with 2+ years editing or equivalent experience, including experience of managing the work of others.
  • Experience in audio storytelling.
  • Experience in breaking news coverage.
  • Experience in maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness.
  • Some experience providing work direction or supervisory experience.
  • Some experience assigning stories and editing copy.
  • Experience with digital audio editing systems.
  • Experience with Internet news production and presentation.

 
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong writing, editing, and radio production skills essential.
  • Knowledge of broadcast journalism.
  • Knowledge of public radio.
  • Experience using Lexis/Nexis.
  • Experience using social media to cover breaking news events.
  • Knowledge of radio, web, and print style.
  • Ability to make quick command decisions.
  • Ability to effectively execute multiple assignments on deadline.
  • Leadership and personnel skills and ability to develop high performing teams.
  • Ability to motivate, train and grow employees.
  • Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff.
  • Ability to work collegially and creatively with staff and colleagues at all levels of experience.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals.

 
Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Fluency in Spanish or other languages commonly used in southern California.
  • Business reporting experience.

 
Reporting To This Position:     TBD

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
  • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
  • Required to move about in the community
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping 


Working Conditions:

  • Moderate noise level
Apprentice News Clerk - Digital News , Southern California Public Radio
Posted on March 5, 2015

Position Summary:

KPCC's Digital News team is seeking an apprentice news clerk to assist the department in a wide range of editorial, broadcast and digital production tasks.

This is a six-month temporary, part-time assignment (30 hours per week), with an option to extend up to a year.

Position Responsibility:

The apprentice may be assigned to do any combination of the following:

  • Conduct research and pre-interviews.
  • Perform a variety of audio and/or digital content production tasks.
  • Write and edit copy as assigned.
  • Secure permission to license audio material and images for the Web.
  • Handle listener correspondence including social, blog comments, email and voicemail as assigned.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong writing skills: highly fluent in English with a deep knowledge of AP style guidelines, spelling, geography, and world events.
  • Working knowledge of audio equipment and digital editing.
  • Solid research skills and experience.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet changing deadlines.
  • Good organizational skills with ability to multi-task.
  • Critical reading and listening skills are required.
  • Determined to accomplish assignments with accuracy and on deadline.
  • Consistent and reliable attendance is an essential component of the job.

 

Reporting To This Position:                  n/a

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Digital Communications Strategist , The Opportunity Agenda
Posted on February 26, 2015

The Opportunity Agenda seeks an innovative Digital Communications Strategist for its New York office. The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab. We are dedicated to the idea that our nation can and should be a place where everyone enjoys full opportunity. We collaborate with social justice leaders, bringing communication expertise, creative engagement, and research to help tell more compelling stories that drive lasting culture, and policy change. We work on issues ranging from criminal justice and immigration to poverty and economic opportunity.

The Digital Communications Strategist will lead the development and implementation of all online platforms and social media outreach and engagement strategies.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and working closely with the organization's Communications, Development and Law and Advocacy teams, the online strategist will build a vibrant online presence that engages existing audiences, reaches new target audiences, and builds the Opportunity Agenda’s online profile and impact.

The digital strategist will advise staff and partners on best practices and develop and implement a training curriculum for the organization’s key constituents, ranging from grassroots social justice groups and national advocacy partners, to artists and culture makers committed to social change.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • The digital strategist is responsible for maintaining and improving The Opportunity Agenda’s current website, and will co-lead the development of a new website.
  • Lead, create and implement dynamic digital communications strategies across multiple social media platforms that advance the mission, goals and objectives of The Opportunity Agenda and our partners in the field.
  • Apply strategic approaches and best practices to online outreach and marketing, including identifying target audiences and determining the most effective digital communication techniques for reaching and engaging those audiences.
  • Manage, write and edit compelling editorial content for the organization’s website and social media platforms, and insure that all online content is consistent with The Opportunity Agenda’s mission and editorial voice.
  • Reshape and manage The Opportunity Agenda’s blog, reach out to guest bloggers, and expand cross- posting.
  • Translate complex ideas and data into digestible and compelling language for online platforms.
  • Design a curriculum and conduct trainings on social media strategies and implementation for The Opportunity Agenda’s partners in the field
  • Design online multimedia content, ranging from infographics and memes to video blogs and photo essays.
  • Manage all email outreach and distribution working with CIVI database.
  • Monitor, share, and integrate emerging best practices in digital communications.
  • Establish and report on metrics to identify reach, engagement, and retention, to inform and guide best practices and improve digital strategy and direction.
  • Manages relationships with web vendors and database consultants.
  • Collaborate with communication, program and development staff to create and maintain a digital editorial/event calendar.
  • Build and maintain project-based websites, and additional platforms as needed.

Skills and Experience

  • BA preferably in a communications related field.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience managing websites, and designing and implementing successful digital outreach and marketing for nonprofit organizations.
  • Familiarity and interest in social justice communications to advance policy and culture change.
  • Keen strategic thinking skills and ability to integrate digital strategies as an integral component of overall engagement and campaign strategies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to translate complex ideas and data into compelling web and online copy, writing in a professional but unique social media “voice” that reflects the organization's branding and mission.
  • Technical proficiency in HTML, open source CMS (Drupal and Word Press) and databases, blog platforms, SEO, web metrics software, and visual design programs.
  • Mastery of social media platforms and the ability to identify and deploy new platforms as needed.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment,
  • Basic knowledge of multimedia editing software such as Final cut a major plus.
  • Bilingual skills highly desired, but not required.

Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in web management and digital and social media marketing and outreach.
  • Demonstrated successes integrating social media channels and websites as part of an overall outreach and engagement program.
  • Experience in a non-profit environment highly preferable.
  • Commitment to The Opportunity Agenda’s mission, vision and values.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a wide and diverse population.
  • A sense of humor, modesty, and collaborative spirit.
  • Goal oriented and self-motivated.
  • Collaborative and respectful work style.
  • Solid history of working well with a variety of departments and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well and collaborate within and across teams.

About the Opportunity Agenda:

The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab. We believe in the power of communication and collaboration to drive lasting change. We collaborate with social justice leaders to help tell more compelling stories that drive lasting culture and policy change. Through a combination of communication expertise, creative engagement, and research, we amplify the inspirational voice of opportunity. Based In New York City, The Opportunity Agenda is a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that our nation can and should be a place where everyone enjoys full opportunity. To learn more about The Opportunity Agenda, go to our website www.opportunityagenda.org.

The Opportunity Agenda, a project of Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position will be determined based on experience and skills. Medical and dental insurance are provided as well as short-term disability, flexible spending, and 403(b) accounts. Generous vacation package.

Location:

New York, NY

Application Instructions:

Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to jobs@opportunityagenda.org. No phone calls please.

Program Director , Entercom San Francisco
Posted on February 19, 2015

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Entercom San Francisco is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated SPORTS OBSESSED individual with a minimum of 5 years large market experience in radio program management and a demonstrated track record for success.
Ideal candidate must be able to harness the power of terrestrial and digital platforms and should focus on advancing our efforts to collaborate on sports initiatives that create the two R’s- RATINGS AND RENEVUE.  Candidates must be able to develop strategic programming and marketing plans, conduct, analyze, and implement market research, and work closely with sales and promotion to increase ratings and revenue. Proven leadership skills with a successful track record recruiting and coaching on-air talent, and ability to manage high profile talent are mandatory.

Program Director is responsible for:

  • Direct and monitor stations programming and activities in conformance with FCC rules and regulations, company policy and applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Daily operations of the station including managing the staff-- both full time and part time-- and creating and maintaining a weekly program schedule.
  • Must have a solid understanding of Nielsen Audio PPM ratings and research.
  • Recruiting, training and scheduling board operators, producers, and interns
  • Coordinating all programming content from all outlet.
  • Liaison with other station departments, including sales, engineering, and promotions.
  • Planning and executing all live remote broadcasts.
  • Working with the digital media staff to produce multi-media content experiences.
  • Reports to VP of Programming and Market Manager.

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations.
  • Ability to be flexible and work under short deadlines.
  • Ability to perform as On-Air Announcer.