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3/4-Time Talk Show Radio Producer

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Provo, UT
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About the Job

Job Summary

This position encompasses all of the attributes of a multitasking project manager, and the skill of an entertainment show director. The producer is the chief organizer of content for the show. Aptitudes must include an ability to focus on present shows, while keeping projects moving forward for future productions, and an ability to delegate tasks and to ensure the success of deliverables. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with a team to deliver a minimum of ten hours of top-quality programming per week. This position will also be responsible for training/mentoring students and contacting & scheduling talent for production assignments.

Essential Functions

Produce Daily Live Radio Talk Show (60%)
– Production of a daily (Mon-Fri) two-hour live radio program. This involves serving as leader of the production team, supervision of the series, coordinating all pre-production, production, post-production, and other support for this show. Key duties are acquiring content, booking guests, topical research, creative scripting, host prep, record keeping, coordinating all team work. (The team involves other part-time and student employees). In addition, Producer will be a source of information and correspondence for all internal and external entities involved in talk show broadcasts, as well as coordinating broadcast formats, schedules, scripts, and time tables insuring availability of equipment, facilities and personnel.

Act as associate producer or fill other positions on production teams under the direction of another producer (30%)
– Provide research and pre-production support for content & storylines
– Organize all elements for proper presentation within designated production format
– Interface with and properly screen callers
– Assist in problem-solving & decision making with producer, director, and crew
– Promote BYU Radio and the individual shows internally and externally, in coordination with marketing personnel and radio programming areas.

Act as mentor for student producers (10%)
– Teach and direct co-workers and students’ efforts on pre-production activities such as creative design, preparing rundowns, scripts, features, and research activities.
– Create opportunities for students to perform integral role in radio productions with guidance provided by fully trained mentors
– Design training documents and developmental criteria to assist student training and advancement objectives

Minimum education/experience required: 2 years attendance at college or university
– Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to broadcast, film, communications, theatre, speech, public presentation or performance, language, writing, editing, production, etc.

Years of experience:
– Minimum Required: 1 year live and studio radio talk show production Preferred: 5 years production and on-air radio experience
– Preferred: 5 years production and on-air radio experience

Skills, abilities, knowledge, licenses, certifications:
– Live remote and studio radio writing and producing experience is essential.
– Experience with both the creative elements of producing as well as knowledge of the technical aspects and developing tools of production studios, control rooms, newsrooms, and digital media is required.
– Experience working with College/University staff and faculty is helpful. Experience interfacing with national thought leaders and newsmakers is desirable.
– Requires superior creativity and analytic ability to envision, design/create, and develop exceptional quality daily radio shows. – — Excellent communication skills are essential to be able to work with peers.
– Must function well in a high-pressure radio production environment — while remaining calm & patient.
– Effectively teach production skills to peers and students.

Additional skills that will define a successful candidate are strong editorial judgment in support of BYU aims and values, as well as solid artistic judgment; creative scriptwriting skills; organizational or project management skills; advanced skills with audio editing; and a good sense for healthy public relations.

Employee Class: 3/4 Time (28 hour)
Work Location: Provo Campus
Environment: General office or other equivalently good environment

Desired Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Close Date: 02/24/2021

Pay Level: 50
Approximate Starting Salary: $21.42 per hour to $27.82 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Documents Required at time of Application:
Required: Resume, Writing or Producer Sample
Optional: Cover Letter, Letter of Recommendation 1

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

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