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WLRN is an award-winning public radio and television station based in Miami, producing digital and radio news, and local TV documentaries. WLRN News is the 2021 winner of the national Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in Large Market Radio. Between 2003 and 2020, WLRN was embedded in the Miami Herald newsroom, the only partnership of its kind in the country. Join the WLRN team today.

Producer for newscasts and digital

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Deadline to apply: Nov. 24, 2021
Station: WLRN Public Media
Company: South Florida Public Media
FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt
Compensation: commensurate with experience
Reports to: News Director
Schedule: Full time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, Monday through Friday, or as assigned
Location: Miami

To apply:

Fill out the job application form here. Then, submit:

A cover letter
A resume or CV
Five work samples (links or mp3s)
Names and contact info for at least three professional references who have worked closely with you and can speak of your qualifications for the position
Email all the materials to jobs@wlrnnews.org and include “Newscast and Digital Producer” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Summary:

The producer for newscasts oversees and assists in the planning and production of regularly scheduled newscasts for WLRN radio and WLRN.org., including writing copy, producing and editing radio and digital packages, social media, voice-overs and sound bites, field producing, story and source development and booking guests.

The person may also file for other news partners, and fill-in produce for public affairs programming.

The WLRN Newsroom is a collaborative, often flexible environment made up of people dedicated to practicing local and regional journalism with journalistic rigor, creativity and empathy. We come from a range of life experiences, have different expertise, talents and passions, and learn from each other everyday.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Produces newscasts and digital components, including social media stream management.
  2. Works with newscast anchor in identifying, developing, writing, editing and producing stories for newscasts on deadline and serves as a secondary anchor.
  3. Conducts interviews and research for original newscast and digital content, and takes in feeds from news partners. 
  4. Monitors social media for breaking news and relevant leads.
  5. Maintains newscast archives using filing technology and protocol.
  6. Works with WLRN news partners.
  7. Fills-in for daily news anchor, editors, web editor, news reporters or other producers, as needed.
  8. Participates in public events and community outreach -- when the pandemic is over.
  9. Assists with producing public affairs programs when necessary, including on air and digital components, booking guests, coordinating production and social media engagement.
  10. Participates in staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  2. At least 3 years professional journalism experience.
  3. Proficiency operating digital recording equipment and digital audio editing programs.
  4. Excellent written communication skills and knowledge of AP Style.
  5. Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms.
  6. Must be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively.
  7. Knowledge of South Florida news, issues and culture with strong research and communication skills.
  8. Ability and willingness to train/mentor/coach staff, freelancers and interns across platforms.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  1. Adobe Creative Suite
  2. Multilingual (English/Spanish/Haitian Creole/Portuguese)

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays; ability to travel; must be able to perform the essential duties of the position.

ABOUT WLRN PUBLIC MEDIA

WLRN is an award-winning public radio and television station and winner of the national Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in Large Market Radio for 2021. We are based in Miami and cover South Florida from the Palm Beaches to Key West. We are Florida’s largest public radio station. WLRN News is a daily broadcast news operation providing multimedia news for WLRN 91.3 FM 91.5 FM in the Florida Keys, and 105.5 WOLL HD-2 in the Palm Beaches, and digital content for WLRN.org and social media.