Producer, All Things Considered
WFAE is looking for a highly-motivated producer to work on our daily news magazine All Things Considered. The producer will assist the host of ATC to ensure that the most important stories in the Charlotte region are aired and published each day.
The producer will report on breaking news, update ongoing coverage and help prioritize the afternoon news lineup. The producer will also be responsible for updating wfae.org with stories that air on ATC and contributing posts for social media and The Frequency, WFAE’s daily newsletter. The producer also may be required to help with the creation of updates for a daily news podcast/flash briefings. The Producer for All Things Considered will report to the Host of ATC. This job is based in Charlotte.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Produce and anchor newcasts during All Things Considered
- Closely track news stories, cut and copy, and headlines
- Producing, reporting, writing and rewriting stories as necessary
- Grabbing sound from long-form feature stories, news conferences and other sources to use in newscasts
- Generating story ideas for stories and two-ways for ATC Host
- Scanning the wires and other news outlets for “headlines ” and breaking news
- Booking and pre-interviewing guests for live and pre-taped interviews
- Editing interviews and mixing sound into interviews as needed
- Producing promos weekly for ATC for airing
- Produce and voice spots for other shows
- Updating website and social media platforms with ATC content
- Serving as a backup All Things Considered host
- Watching for weather and traffic updates throughout the show for use in newscasts and continuity segments
- Participating in daily news meetings
- Closely monitoring NCPRA for stories and cut and copy to download
A college degree, or equivalent experience in journalism or public affairs, with at least a year of experience in a daily newsroom
Ability to work in a fast-paced news environment
Ability to edit tape on software such as Adobe and Hindenburg
Excellent writing skills and ability to handle quick turnaround on assignments when needed
Deep knowledge of current events
Good on-air delivery skills
Familiarity with recording equipment for assignments in the field
WFAE is a community-licensed public radio station that has served the Charlotte region for more than 35 years. Our newsroom has won 19 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the last four years, two national Murrow Awards in the last three years and a slew of other honors for our broadcast and digital work. Our work is routinely carried on national radio programs such as “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Marketplace.”
WFAE is a fast-paced news organization offering an exciting and creative work environment. We look for ambitious and dedicated people ready for challenges. We offer a generous benefit package and competitive compensation.
Our corporate values are important to us. At WFAE, we strive to:
- Exemplify the highest levels of integrity and public trust.
- Serve as a national and industry model of journalistic excellence.
- Be doggedly committed to telling great stories and serving the public.
- Succeed through teamwork, respect and collaboration.
- Include diverse people, voices, thoughts and perspectives at every level of our work.
- Value and reward creativity, curiosity and humor.
- Be bold and take risks in service to journalism and our mission.
- Enter every room with a spirit of generosity and gratitude.