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WNYC seeks assistant producer for business news

September 24, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

WNYC, the nation’s premier public radio station, is seeking an Assistant Producer to join our Newsroom and work with the Business News team.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter with an eye (and ear!) for how to tell stories about topics that can be complex and involve numbers. Successful candidates should have knowledge of economic, finance and business, or at least a strong interest in reporting more about these topics. The Assistant Producer will collaborate with reporters and producers in the WNYC newsroom and WNYC-produced local and national shows to create daily business news content for broadcast and the web.


Produce, book guests and write copy as a part of WNYC’s daily business news coverage. This includes building-out current programming, pitching original ideas for coverage, developing regular contributors, creating a futures calendar, and researching stories.
Develop web content and reporting in conjunction with broadcast programming, including web-exclusive stories, tools, polls and social media.
File reports for WNYC air and digital platforms.


Bachelor’s degree required.
2-4 years broadcast journalism experience with special emphasis on business news.
Breaking news experience a plus.
Broadcast and web news writing, reporting and copy editing, required.
Knowledge of broadcast audio editing, online production and skills.
Self-starter with proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail and fact-checking. Ability to plan for future events and enterprise original stories or coverage angles.
Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment, required.
Ability to manage several projects concurrently.

To apply, go here.

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