We Live Here, a podcast for people somewhere on the woke spectrum, needs an extra set of hands to help us make our show.
We've been up and running for about three years and have been incubated inside St. Louis Public Radio. We operate like a startup, and we get deep into issues of race and class. Oh, and we just signed a deal with PRX, which is the production and distribution engine behind some of the best shows out there, including This American Life, Reveal and The Moth Radio Hour.
And now we need you to help us build on this momentum, come up with the next great episode, plan our next storytelling event. And to be honest, help us make sure sure we don't drop a ball. Things we have in mind include helping us shape audio stories and coming up with new and impactful ways to engage and grow our audience.
This is a part-time, one year, contracted position. Although we're working on nailing down funding needed to extend it beyond that.
The formal job requirements are listed below. But the bottom line is we need a true team member. We don't want to just assign you stuff, we want you to assign yourself stuff. To take full ownership, learn and have fun.
We'd love for you to be based in St. Louis. But if you are the right candidate, we're cool with you working remotely.
We're open to people at all points in their career and from all backgrounds.
The producer reports directly to We Live Here co-hosts.
- Bachelor's degree in media-related field or at least one year of experience making creative content
- Places a high value on inclusivity, in both the workplace and perspectives shared on the podcast
- Entrepreneurial spirit, and a love for storytelling
- Willingness to ask tough questions to people in positions of power
- Ability to multitask and work independently on deadline
- Passion for podcasts
- At least one year mixing podcasts, audio documentaries or broadcast features using Adobe Audition, ProTools, Hindenburg or similar software. If this experience came as part of college coursework, we are cool with that
- Knowledge of the podcast industry
- Familiarity with issues of race and class in the St. Louis region, and how those issues dovetail with a national narrative
- Experience with data journalism and comfort using spreadsheets
For complete job posting and benefits information, please visit The University of Missouri - St. Louis Careers page. Apply online only. Job ID: 24509. Application deadline: October 27, 2017.