WABE

Producer: WABE 90.1 FM – Atlanta: Closer Look with Rose Scott

Position Summary:
Conceptualizes, develops, and helps produces daily in-studio and field programs, and/or segments of larger themed programs while maintaining Closer Look’s overall creative vision. Makes decisions related to creative processes, content development and production. Works independently on standard segments, and assists with larger, complex and series or themed programs. Exercises a high level of creativity and executes programming assignments with minimal oversight. Fills in for technical staff performing editing and running audio board for live daily broadcast of Closer Look with Rose Scott. This position also allows for professional development and a
pathway for promotion to a higher producer level.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Pre-Production:
 Work closely with Executive Producer & Sr. Producer to design overall sound and image of program consistent with Closer Look goals.
 Write and produce daily promos and/or specials.
 Research topics and themes to write scripts, line copy, and develop show content for host.
 Assist in developing novel and creative ways to present content.
 Participate in creative meetings to brainstorm ideas and select programming content.
 Aggressively identifies, selects, and books guests.
 Research guest backgrounds, develops some interview questions and pre-interviews guests.

Production & Postproduction:
 Produce Closer Look daily billboard and promos.
 Help determine the appropriate mix of sound elements for assigned shows and ensure that levels are mixed properly.
 Ensure that specific audio elements are up to broadcast standards before it airs.
 Assist where needed to present segments via digital platform.

Additional duties and responsibilities:
 Assist in special field/community projects.
 Work with broadcast operations staff to coordinate logistics for remote broadcasts.
 Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
 None

Minimum Qualifications:
 Bachelor’s degree preferred.
 At least 4 years of experience at a radio station or audio production facility.

Requirements and General Skills:
 Excellent creative writing and communication skills for radio.

 Ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling on-air segments.
 Ability to execute ideas.
 Highly detail oriented.
 In depth knowledge and understanding of public media.
 Strong interest in current events and pop culture, as related to assigned segments and topics.
 Comfortable working with talent, artists and high-profile individuals.
 Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
 Must be willing to work due to breaking news and special Closer Look community events.
 Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:
 Proficient in: Microsoft Office, Adobe Audition and or similar audio production software, mixing sound elements into a professional sounding product and operating an audio board.

More details about Closer Look and WABE can be found www.wabe.org/closerlook

Our goal at WABE is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. WABE is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by WABE in its sole discretion without notice.

To apply for this job please visit wabe.org.