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Producer Position Open at KALW's Your Call

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POSITION AVAILABLE

Producer for Your Call on 91.7 KALW-FM, San Francisco.

ABOUT YOUR CALL & KALW

Your Call is a listener participation program broadcast weekdays from 10-11am on KALW-FM public radio in San Francisco, KUSP/Central Coast Public Radio, and streaming live on the internet. 

Our aim is to engage with listeners in a conversation about current events, politics, arts and media, with attention to the ways people can get involved, make change, and build community. We strive to be welcoming, curious, skeptical, and solutions-oriented.  You can learn more at our website, www.yourcallradio.org.

Questions we’ve addressed recently include:

*How is Obamacare changing American health care?

*Is tipping good for workers?

*Is coding the new literacy?

*How is fracking for gas and oil affecting our health?

*How did Aaron Swartz change the internet?

*What’s fueling the protests at the World Cup?

*Could there be a new wave of tech worker organizing?

And every Friday, we host the popular “media roundtable,” which brings together journalists from the mainstream, alternative, and international press to critique the week's news coverage.

KALW is the oldest non-commercial FM station west of the Mississippi, and the first public broadcaster to bring NPR and BBC programming to the San Francisco Bay Area, the nation’s 6th largest media market.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO:

*Is immersed in news and current affairs and has new ideas about facilitating dialogue and bringing listeners into conversations that matter.

*Has excellent writing, editing and fact-checking skills, as well as sound editorial judgment.

*Can handle daily deadlines and the pressures of live radio.

*Works well on a small team and enjoys creative collaboration.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

*Produce two programs per week:  Schedule, pre-interview, and prepare guests for the broadcast; provide preparatory and research materials for the hosts; write scripts to be read on-air, as well as content for the station’s website and social media.

*Oversee the broadcast in-studio three days a week: Screening phone calls, directing engineers, and communicating with host.

*Update the program website and make social media posts related to the program.

*Generate and develop show ideas for weekly editorial meetings; record and distribute notes of these meetings.

*Coordinate communication between Your Call and KALW News.

*Create quarterly reports for the station’s public file. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

*Two+ years radio experience in news and/or public affairs programming.

*Digital audio editing and/or social media savvy preferred.

*Bilingual and/or bicultural a plus.

PREFERRED START DATE

*November 1, 2014.

PAY & BENEFITS

*Independent contractor.  Compensation commensurate with experience, in the market range for comparable positions in public radio.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

*Resume, including your e-mail address.

*A short personal statement about what you’d bring to Your Call and KALW.

*Three examples of your radio or audio production work. 

*Three examples of your writing.

*Three professional references.

All application materials must be RECEIVED by close of business Friday, September 26th.  Please submit all materials to:

ATTN: Matt Martin/General Manager

KALW-FM/500 Mansell Street/San Francisco, CA 94134

OR matt@kalw.org

WOMEN & PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.