Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY


Capital Public Radio, Inc.

Producer, Insight

Post Date:Aug 04, 2023Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:53000-59000 Yearly Salary
Location: United States - California - Sacramento Job Reference:
Job Description:

CapRadio's Insight acts as a town-hall style liaison between Sacramento region's news, events, occurrences and people, to the CapRadio audience. The Insight team behind the morning show supports a daily broadcast production with Host, Vicki Gonzalez, who discusses the most pressing and interesting issues in the Sacramento region and beyond as they relate to and impact the lives of members in our communities. We support our listeners by sharing a space with them on a daily basis to discuss, inform and enlighten our region to all of the interesting and eventful aspects, events, groups and actors in and around the Sacramento region.

As Producer of Insight, your primary duties will be to support our community-driven efforts through the production of Insight via our recorded and on-air segments and in all aspects of the production. Typical tasks include: researching and identifying topics for programs, producing and booking show segments, writing promos, scripts and descriptions for, and working on projects in a team-oriented environment and in collaboration with the Managing Editor. You will be a significant contributor to structuring and ensuring the tether between our audience and the community.

We're looking for someone who has a passion for the issues facing the communities CapRadio serves and regularly generates original ideas, identifies suitable topics for discussion, and conducts thorough research to assist the Managing Editor and host in preparation for segments, guests and special broadcasts, including breaking news. This role requires solid news judgment for participation in all aspects of the editorial process and production of Insight.

If this sounds like you, then you should apply for CapRadio's Producer, Insight!

The ideal candidate will provide continuity and redundancy for show functions and they will be fully competent to meet the operational needs of the show and execution of the program.

We're focused on building a diverse and inclusive organization and it takes all kinds of people so if you're excited about this role but don't meet all of the qualifications listed below, we encourage you to apply.

Position Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the Managing Editor, Host and other Producers, research and identify topics and/or artists for future programs, demonstrating skill and ingenuity in assisting Host's preparation for show segments
  • Confer with Managing Editor, Host and other Producers to select, pre-interview and schedule in-studio and virtual guests
  • Collaborate with Managing Editor, Host and other Producers to regularly book and direct show segments independently and collectively, including scripts, promos and digital content
  • Participate in all aspects of daily show production, including breaking news, working collaboratively with News. Independently and collectively makes decisions on breaking news coverage segments
  • Write and produce promos, scripts and descriptions for digital platforms, meeting industry and CapRadio standards
  • Independently prepares, directs and produces pre-recorded segments
  • Responsible for quality assurance of the audio clips generated by the show team and outside sources. Responsible for authoring post-show quality control reports and follow up with production team. Point person for other teams on quality and content.
  • Operate broadcast equipment and edit sound files at a high level of proficiency, meeting industry and CapRadio audio standards
  • Train and assist other producers in their research, guest sourcing and editing.
  • Assist with special projects, such as debates, candidate interviews and performances, as needed
  • Assist Managing Editor in overseeing the content of the show segments Act as a leading show producer in the absence of Managing Editor, News Talk
  • Participate in on-air fund drives
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or a related field or 4 years' equivalent work experience
  • 4 years' experience in reporting or broadcast production with a record of stories or shows that are accurate and include a balance of diverse perspectives
  • Excellent news judgment and demonstrated ability to conceive and shape topics
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing skills, as well as research and interviewing
  • Understanding of social media best practices
  • Familiarity with public radio news programming preferred
  • Detail-oriented and able to meet daily deadlines, often under stressful conditions, and deal effectively with multiple priorities
  • Valid California driver's license and evidence of insurability


CapRadio has a mandatory vaccination policy for Covid-19. Reasonable accommodation is available for those with a medical condition, disability, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

This role is deemed essential and requires an on-site presence. You must be able to commute to our Sacramento, CA office each workday.


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