Managing Producer / News and Shows #230-12
|Salary Range:||$90,763 - $136,145|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Business Group:||Southern California Public Radio|
The Managing Producer supervises SCPRs public affairs programs and newscasts, coordinating decisions and coverage and setting quality and performance standards to provide substantive, timely, high-quality programming for radio audiences. S/he works closely with counterparts Managing Editor/Newsgathering and Managing Editor/Digital under the executive editors direction to ensure effective communication and coordination among managers and front-line staff. The Managing Producer edits and produces content for as needed and is responsible for skill development and performance progress among staffs s/he directs. The MP helps maintain SCPRs high standards for journalistic quality and community service.
Provide leadership and direction for hosts, producers and broadcast staff carrying out SCPRs coverage mission
Oversee production of public affairs shows and newscasts to deliver on SCPRs goals of expanding and deepening coverage in key topic areas to serve and reflect Los Angeles diverse communities
Communicate continuously, collaboratively and effectively with MEs for newsgathering and web/mobile leadership on news coverage
Manage daily and weekly news planning process through participation in news meetings and ongoing conversations with peers, the executive editor and direct reports
Lead planning for special reports and outreach efforts including remote broadcasts and live events.
Work collaboratively to support program staff and newscasters. Participate in editorial projects and special programming.
Provide clear guidance, feedback and supervision to assigned staff. This includes broadcast quality aspects and performance assessment.
Work with other members of the management team to provide strong, consistent leadership of the department.
Assist in development and implementation of editorial and programming policies to achieve consistent, reliable quality and depth.
Working with executive editor and other senior leadership, recruit and hire journalists with variety of skills and experience for multiplatform news report in diverse marketplace
Work with program director on identifying and developing on-air talent, opportunities for new programming and quality standards for broadcast programs
Supervise, train and manage broadcast news production staff through coaching, mentorship, performance meetings and ongoing feedback. Involve HR on performance issues as needed.
Foster a creative and productive work environment. Create development opportunities and individualized development plans for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth.
Assess performance of assigned staff by establishing standards, working to encourage professional development.
Represent newsroom internally and externally.
Other duties as assigned
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree from accredited university.
Significant broadcast experience, preferably including public media, including a combined 10 years or more of reporting, editing or producing experience
Experience as producer or host of talk, public affairs or news magazine programming for public or commercial broadcast
Experience in maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including objectivity, balance and fairness.
Significant experience providing work direction or supervisory experience.
Significant experience assigning stories and producing documentary, special feature or major breaking news coverage
Experience with digital audio editing systems.
Experience with web journalism preferred
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong writing, producing and editing skills essential.
Knowledge of broadcast journalism standards, trends and issues
Knowledge of public radio
Knowledge of radio, web, and print style.
Familiarity with web journalism demands and opportunities for broadcast media
Ability to develop fresh and creative coverage approaches in broadcast and digital platforms
Ability to make quick command decisions.
Ability to effectively execute multiple assignments on deadline
Leadership and personnel skills and ability to develop high performing teams.
Ability to motivate, train and grow employees.
Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff.
Ability to work collegially and creatively with staff and colleagues at all levels of experience
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals
Strong communication skills and passion for building relationships via networking both in-person and through social media/online.
Flexibility, ability to respond to changing priorities.
Demonstrated research skills in a professional capacity.
Editing and production skills: can oversee development of deep reporting on complex issues
Ability to see opportunities for tapping audience expertise and other news resources
Ability to use non-traditional approaches including use of PIJ and other audience engagement tools/methods
Well-established contacts and knowledge of the journalism community
Commitment to public service journalism
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Fluency in Spanish or other languages commonly used in southern California
Reporting To This Position: Public affairs program staffs, newscast hosts
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
o Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
o Required to move about in the community
o Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
o Moderate noise level
o Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.
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