This position will serve as a Producer for the Kojo Nnamdi Show. Working closely with Managing Producer and Senior Talk Host, the Producer creates topical, issue-oriented, daily live interview/listener call-in programs. The Producer is also responsible for assigning tasks to be carried out by interns, volunteers, and call screeners, and reviewing that work.
The incumbent must have a Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the necessary skills and abilities required for this job.
-2 years of experience in journalism, news or publishing
-Very strong written and oral communications skills
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, patiently and persuasively with the widest possible variety of people
-Must be comfortable working with computers, knowledge of word processing
-General office skills
-Must have demonstrated skill working with creative individuals
-Must have experience working under constant deadline pressure
-Knowledge of radio production techniques
-Previous talk show experience
-Experience with computer based research tools
This is a position requiring a variety of different skills. First and foremost, the Producer must possess clear and accurate knowledge of local, national and global current events. The Producer must possess the judgment to predict which stories will work on the radio and which will have currency as much as a week away. The Producer must be capable of doing complex research and writing in order to compile and provide support material for the host. The Producer must be able to write in a clear and concise "radio" manner, understanding what works on-air and what doesn't. The Producer must have an excellent phone manner, especially when pre-interviewing potential guests for the program and when answering the phones. The Producer must be able to formulate clear and insightful answers to questions and provide the answers before the show goes on the air. The Producer must be able to work under stress and react to breaking news and unexpected events with calm and clear thinking.
Please apply to this position via American University's online application system at the following web address: https://jobs.american.edu/LoginPage.aspx
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Andrew Toczydlowski, Coordinator of Governance and Leadership, Student Activities
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