New Hampshire Public Radio
  • 30-May-2017 to 30-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • NH, USA
  • Full Time

Competitive benefits package


The Opportunity:

 New Hampshire Public Radio is seeking an Executive Producer to lead their Creative Production Unit (CPU), a multi-media production team that creates and distributes NHPR original programming podcasts. The Executive Producer will play a vital role in the development of new on-demand content, and will play a key role in shaping the sound of NHPR as it expands its audience and roster of broadcast and on-demand content.

 

The Executive Producer oversees production standards and best practices, and provides hands-on editorial guidance and leadership to NHPR's Creative Production Unit. The Executive Producer handles daily and long-term planning, and works closely with the Director of Content Innovation and Audience Development to help shape and maintain the overall editorial strategy and vision for the CPU. As the Executive Producer, you will join the team at an exciting moment of transition for the station and the industry, and will have an opportunity to make a significant mark on NHPR as it develops new programs and future audiences.

 

While there are core responsibilities, managing the production of multiple shows and podcasts while incubating new projects and leading a team of highly-creative producers' means there is no typical day for the Executive Producer. You may spend one day immersed in editorial sessions for Outside/In, the next mapping out the production schedule for Civics 101, and the following helping a producer refine a pitch for Word of Mouth. It's a position that requires organization and forward-thinking, but rewards flexibility and creativity.  This position reports to the Director of Content Innovation and Audience Development and is located in Concord, New Hampshire.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director of Content Innovation and Audience Development to set editorial vision across all content production: on-demand, broadcast, digital, video, streaming, and anticipated future growth areas.
  • Oversee the editorial process of each show: from pitch to final mix and digital presentation.
  • Manage the short and long term production schedule of the CPU.
  • Set goals for members of the CPU and provide professional mentorship and editorial guidance to producers and hosts.
  • Help build and foster an environment of experimentation and creativity within the framework of the CPU's resources.
  • Collaborate with NHPR newsroom on shared content initiatives.
  • Assist in forging partnerships and external relationships that broaden the reach and impact of the CPU.
  • Ensure a diversity of voices, perspectives, and talent across CPU programs.
  • Lead and supervise the production of new audio programs and series
  • Align job responsibilities and staff skills to maximize effectiveness and professional growth.
  • Contribute, as appropriate, to on-air fundraising and other fundraising activities

 

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

Experience:

  • 7+ years of relevant media experience
  • 4+ years in editing or producing longform, non-linear, narrative pieces
  • Experience with Adobe Audition, Hindenburg, ProTools or similar audio editing programs
  • Experience managing and mentoring talent and producers

 

Skills:

  • Excellent editorial judgment
  • Passion and intuition for audio production, a keen eye and ear for media trends and audience needs and wants
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage projects of varying scale and complexity simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a team orientation
  • Creative and innovative thinker, willing to challenge, stretch and be a change agent in the evolution of the company
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability with multi-platform content
  • Knowledge of relevant FCC rules and regulations

 

Personal Characteristics: 

  • Outgoing, energetic and engaging; someone who enjoys working on long and short term projects simultaneously.
  • Possesses a keen editorial ear and know-how to make great work extraordinary.
  • An appreciation for engaging audio across a broad range of genres and topics, and understand what it takes to get there.
  • The ability to inspire ambition, enthusiasm, and creativity, and find satisfaction in supporting the work and development of your colleagues.
  • The ability to see opportunities and pitfalls long before landing but open to the unexpected.
  • A collaborative and decisive leader with the ability to maneuver from big picture, strategic thinking to the tactical delivery of business initiatives.
  • A leadership style that is honest, forthright and pleasant.
  • Has high integrity and unquestionable ethics.
  • A skilled negotiator.
  • Open, visible and approachable in communications with everyone.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with a demonstrated ability to work independently and achieve results in a resource constrained environment.
  • Ability to embody and reflect the values of New Hampshire Public Radio.

 

NHPR is an equal opportunity employer

 

Interested candidates should contact:

Melissa Petersen, Research Associate

Stanton Chase International

(410) 528-8400, ext 109

m.petersen@stantonchase.com

 

 

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