90.5 WESA – Morning Edition Producer

Jan 15, 2016

Application Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Overview
The Morning Edition Producer works with the Morning Edition Host to craft a high-quality presentation of NPR’s Morning Edition that has a strong “Sense of Pittsburgh” by helping with program preparation, newscasts, interviews, and general content creation. Hours are 4:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. This full-time exempt position reports to the Director of Content and Programming.

Major Responsibilities

  • Work with the host and Program Director to conceive the local sound and content of NPR’s Morning Edition in Pittsburgh
  • Edit and prepare audio for air, including time shifting network segments
  • Write copy for local headlines, weather, traffic, sports, promos and items of interest to the Pittsburgh listeners of NPR News
  • Edit host scripts prior to broadcast
  • Write the WYEP newscasts for recording
  • Edit, reformat, and upload host-recorded newscasts for NPR One
  • Produce, and prepare host and newsmakers for, recorded or live interviews
  • Occasionally create and voice content for use within Morning Edition
  • Log, edit and produce news briefs, spot news stories, and news features daily as appropriate
  • Attend daily editorial meetings
  • Fill in for Morning Edition host
  • Regularly attend station events and assist in outreach activities
  • Other possible duties include:  posting to social media sites, participating in on-air membership drives

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years’ experience as a producer, preferably in public radio
  • Strong presentations skills as a reporter or fill-in host
  • Proficiency with digital audio editing, studio technology and practices, and web-content entry techniques
  • Sound, creative news judgment; commitment to balance and basic journalism ethics
  • Ability to develop interview ideas, and bring them to fruition
  • Ability to multitask and work outside normal business hours
  • An understanding of the NPR audience and news style
  • Ability to manage details and multiple projects
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

WESA offers:
Salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, paid medical leave, 403(b) plan with matching contributions, paid vacation and holidays and a workplace culture that is diverse and progressive.                

Applicants are invited to send cover letter, resume, and three references to MorningEditionProducer@wesa.fm. Please, no phone calls.

WESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.