North Country Public Radio - Production Manager/On Air Host

Canton, New York
Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
Feb 14, 2018
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North Country Public Radio, based in Canton, New York, is seeking a Production Manager/On Air Host. We’re looking for a talented and motivated individual to help lead our dynamic team into the next generation of public media. The successful candidate will be a key afternoon voice of a high-achieving, influential local station, and will play a critical role in content creation for broadcast and digital platforms. Excellent organizational and communication abilities required, as well as a firm understanding and commitment to the mission and responsibilities of public broadcasting. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

North Country Public Radio is a multiple award-winning station with a national reputation. Our reporters contribute regularly to the NPR news magazines and other public radio programs. Licensed to St. Lawrence University, a private liberal arts college, we serve a vast region of northern New York State including the Adirondacks and the 1000 Islands regions through a network of 33 transmitters. We connect the communities of the North Country through the news and cultural stories we find and share, and through our commitment to live, people-first radio and innovative web presence. The station is dedicated to producing original content on both digital and broadcast platforms that tells the story of our region and connects the varied and diverse communities we serve.

Position Overview:

Leads and manages NCPR’s audio and video production projects, creates content, and carries responsibility for production standards and quality. Serves as All Things Considered host several days each week.

Essential duties:

  • Produces audio and video features for digital and broadcast platforms
  • Serves as a resource for station staff on audio and video production issues
  • Hosts All Things Considered, two to four days per week, and other air shifts as needed
  • Partners with Operations Director to record, edit and program continuity for evening and weekend automation.

Other duties:

  • Records and produces content for local fundraising and other initiatives
  • Working with reporters and other staff, serves as engineer and producer for special projects
  • Engineers occasional in-studio call-ins
  • Manages and engineers occasional remote broadcasts
  • Records underwriting credits for broadcast as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Announcing and audio production experience, preferably in public radio
  • Good voice, clear diction, and confident on-air skills
  • Practical experience and thorough understanding of modern broadcast recording and production equipment, public radio reporting and audio standards, and studio and remote production interview protocols and techniques
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Understanding of basic tenets of journalism ethics and best practices
  • Excellent and proven ability with digital audio and video recording, editing and production
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Experience with live remotes for broadcast
  • Must be physically able to lift and move audio and video equipment for remote broadcasts
  • Must have a valid driver license
  • Experience with radio automation systems a plus

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

North Country Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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