BackStory, the American History Podcast, is celebrating 10 years of telling compelling stories about U.S. History at Virginia Humanities. This is a rare opportunity to join the BackStory production team as Senior Producer, working on the weekly podcast, devising innovative and exciting ideas for shows and segments. Virginia Humanities offers a dynamic work environment headquartered at the University of Virginia, and a wide array of programming: the Virginia Festival of the Book, the radio show "With Good Reason," the online Encyclopedia Virginia, Residential Fellowships, and other programs
The Senior Producer, BackStory, reports to the Executive Editor and manages the weekly production process, assigning stories as agreed, working with Associate Producers on segment construction, and supervising the editing of all show audio content including host interviews, script copy and reported pieces. The Senior Producer directs the preparation and recording of interviews and manage the work flow of shows, ensuring that audio is edited and delivered on schedule.
In addition, this position consults with the Executive Editor on long-term planning for the program and may step in to fill the functions of the Executive Editor in that person's absence, including assisting with personnel management, budgeting, and strategic planning.
A bachelor's degree is required and either a Bachelor's or Master's Degree with a concentration in American History or Journalism is preferred.
Candidates are required to be talented and experienced audio listeners, editors and writers, with experience of translating complex ideas into radio segments and programs that are accessible to a large, general audience. Candidates must also have experience working in a team environment, as a leader in a specific function; examples may include work on regional/national radio shows or with stations in major markets.
Candidates are required to possess 1) the ability to distill and present high-level concepts for a general audience; 2) the ability to engage intellectually challenging content under tight deadlines in a team setting; 3) excellent research, writing, conceptual, organizational, and creative abilities with high-level skills in audio production; 4) a thorough knowledge of radio production and technologies; and 5) interest in current events, and feel comfortable engaging high-level humanities scholars and scholarship.
Candidates are also required to possess experience with Pro Tools or comparable editing/production software. Educational experience in American History and expertise implementing audio media into classrooms will be a plus.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624071. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. This position will remain open until filled.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
-Ability to distill and present high-level concepts for a general audience.
-Ability to engage intellectually challenging content under tight deadlines in a team setting.
-Strong interpersonal skills.
-Excellent research, writing, conceptual, organizational, and creative abilities with high-level skills in audio production.
-A thorough knowledge of radio production and technologies.
-Must have an active interest in current events, and feel comfortable engaging high-level humanities scholars and scholarship.
An active and creative interest in American History.
Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Candidates must have experience working in a team environment and as a leader of a team.
Extensive - 7 years plus
Work on regional/national radio shows or with stations in major markets. Educational experience in American History and expertise implementing audio media into classrooms will be a plus.
Required Applicant Documents:
CV / Resume
Contact information for 3 References - name, email, phone