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Associate Producer, Fresh Air



21d ago

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Media & Journalism
  • Philadelphia

AI generated summary

  • You must have a college degree, hands-on arts and news interest, or journalism experience. Knowledge of audio production, ProTools, radio interview editing, broadcast writing, and online research are essential. Experience on a national radio show or podcast is a big plus.
  • You will collaborate on interview edits, research for the host, edit show copy, assist with member station requests, maintain archives, write promos, and provide general production support.


  • Qualifications:
  • Education: In addition to an undergraduate college degree, an active interest in a range of arts, entertainment, news and issues an important foundation for this position.
  • Experience: Previous work in any print, film or journalism related field as well as spoken word and audio production in a broadcast environment; experience in radio interview logging and editing; experience with challenging editorial choices; previous work which demands an emphasis on balance and accuracy. Must know how to conduct research for print or broadcast. Experience on a nationally recognized radio program or podcast is a significant plus. Experience writing broadcast copy, especially promos and billboard are a major plus.
  • Technical Skills: Public radio experience is a plus. Excellent typing and online research skills are essential. Excellent audio production skills are essential. Advanced experience with ProTools production is a plus. Facility with social media and internet searches a plus.


  • Log interviews as assigned (typically one or two interviews each week).
  • Meet with segment producer to plan interview edit for those assigned interviews; make initial cut and continue to collaborate with segment producer on subsequent edits of the interview.
  • Prepare background interview research for host.
  • Provide a “second ear” when host is recording show copy; edit host tracks.
  • Prepare incues, fact check, and edit host copy as needed.
  • Edit and record host copy for local station promos.
  • Respond to various member station requests (eg., for interviews from our archive to be used for fundraising or local events; signed photos of host; etc).
  • Assist in the daily cataloguing and tagging of program metadata for the Fresh Air Archive website.
  • Download/”hijack” music, film and TV clips as needed.
  • Writing promos and billboards as assigned.
  • Maintain library of interview transcripts on a daily basis.
  • Send out daily “rip and read” program promos.
  • Open and process mail sent to the host.
  • Provide general production and editorial support as assigned.


What are the essential responsibilities of an Associate Producer at Fresh Air?

The essential responsibilities of an Associate Producer at Fresh Air include logging and editing long-form interviews, generating interview research materials for the host, editing host tracks, preparing show copy, writing promos and billboards, maintaining the library of interview transcripts, responding to member station requests, and providing general production and editorial support as assigned.

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