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Nashville Public Radio

Multimedia Producer – This Is Nashville

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Job Summary

Headline: Join WPLN’s Daily Show This Is Nashville As A Multimedia Producer

Be part of the creative, journalistic engine that powers our daily show.

On weekdays at noon, This Is Nashville provides a platform for conversation. WPLN’s first-ever daily show brings a wide range of topics to life by centering diverse voices from across the city and region alongside in-depth original reporting and the latest on the day’s top news.

As one of our multimedia producers, you will find and book engaging guests, and produce top-notch audio and digital content to help shape the sound, focus, and editorial direction of This Is Nashville. You’ll be responsible for making clear and professional editorial, audio, and social media decisions as part of a tight-knit team, in collaboration with our newsroom, and under the pressure of daily deadlines.

We’re looking for someone with superior creative and editorial judgment who fully grasps our community-first approach and knows what kinds of conversations will make listeners lean in. If you want to help audiences understand and connect with local issues and their fellow community members, while also shaping the sound and direction of a show, this job is for you. (Extra points for bringing humor and thoughtfulness to a fast-paced news environment.)

Job Responsibilities

What would you be doing?

Here are the job responsibilities for a daily show producer at This Is Nashville:

  • Work 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Produce 1-2 shows per week.
  • Produce sound-rich features and scenes.
  • Adapt segments and features for use across digital platforms: In addition to the radio show, your work will live on our website and on social media.
  • Identify and book guests.
  • Pitch and develop episode topics.
  • Spend time reporting out in the field, building and maintaining new source relationships with underrepresented communities.
  • Prepare the host and others for the show with background, research, and context.
  • Additional show logistical and administrative support as needed.
  • Help foster a positive workplace culture.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What is This Is Nashville?

This Is Nashville is the flagship daily show from WPLN News and Nashville Public Radio. Since our launch in March 2022, we’ve broadcast more than 500 shows on wide-ranging topics, from Nashville nightlife to domestic violence. Our show is a journey into the identity of Nashville, and a lot of our work dives into our history and its significance to the city we know today.

We’ve taken listeners out into the field with us on a quest to find the purple martins, a night out at one of few remaining lesbian bars in the country, a celebration in Promise Land, Tennessee, and a hike to find a rare and extremely valuable ‘miracle plant.’

WPLN News is the newsroom of Nashville Public Radio, a community-licensed, nonprofit news outlet that strives to cover our region with context, courage, and respect. Within the newsroom, our collaborative and diverse team works together to help every journalist realize their potential on the job, while also giving them space to live a full life outside of it. We strive to perform at the highest level: In recent years, our newsroom has received a Peabody, a National Murrow Award, and a Pulitzer finalist nod, as well as the Daniel Schorr Prize for the best public media journalist under 35.

Qualifications

Essential Skills:

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Flexibility to respond to last-minute changes and crisis management.
  • Production expertise with a keen sense of what makes compelling segments.
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle logistical details, and solve problems creatively.

Commitment to Diversity and Community Engagement:

  • Demonstrated ability to reach out to and include diverse communities.
  • Experience building and maintaining meaningful source relationships.
  • Strong community-first editorial judgment and understanding of current media trends.

Technical and Research Skills:

  • Experience working with on-air hosts and securing engaging guests.
  • Excellent research and interview preparation skills.
  • Competent understanding of what makes a compelling segment.
  • Command of details and audio logistics for successful broadcasts or recordings.
  • Familiarity with digital platforms like Instagram, X (Twitter), and TikTok to maximize audience engagement.
  • Audio production skills are a plus.

Physical Demands

The employee in this position is frequently standing, walking, or sitting; using hands to finger, handle, or feel; reaching with hands and arms, and talking or hearing.

Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment

The employee in this position may regularly lift up to 20 pounds.

Vision

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Additional Information

Benefits

Salary Information

$50,000+ (Negotiable based on experience)

About Nashville Public Radio

Nashville Public Radio serves Middle Tennessee by providing trusted in-depth news, engaging music, and unique cultural programs on 90.3 FM WPLN News, WNXP, Nashville Classical Radio, and our various digital platforms. For more than 60 years, listeners have turned to this community-supported service for programming that inspires conversation and curiosity, educates, and entertains. Our values are

  • To operate the station at the highest level of professional standards and integrity.
  • To be responsive to our listeners, members, supporters, and public.
  • To exhibit mutual respect for our peers and audience.
  • To value the member and community support that our station receives.
  • To work together in an environment that encourages participation and sharing of the decisions that affect the station and our listeners.

WPLN News is the newsroom of Nashville Public Radio, a community-licensed, nonprofit news outlet that strives to cover our region with context, courage, and respect. We aim to hold officials accountable and serve audiences that are often underrepresented in positions of power, including people of color, immigrants, and those in the working class.

Within the newsroom, our collaborative and diverse team works together to help every journalist realize their potential on the job, while also giving them space to live a full life outside of it. We strive to perform at the highest level: Since 2019, our newsroom has received a Peabody, a national Murrow Award, and a Pulitzer finalist nod, as well as the Daniel Schorr Prize for the best public media journalist under 35. We have ongoing collaborations with outside organizations, including ProPublica, Serial, and the local Spanish-language outlet Nashville Noticias, to expand the reach and scope of our journalism.

Nashville Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in our hiring. Nashville Public Radio is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

Nashville Public Radio offers a generous benefits package including medical, vision, dental, and a robust Employee Assistance Program inclusive of six free sessions of counseling each year and basic legal assistance. Long-term disability and life insurance are provided at no cost to employees. We also have up to 40 days of paid parental or medical leave, inclusive for adoptive and/or foster parents.

In addition to these benefits, employees receive vacation and sick leave, access to a 401(k) plan with employer matching, and 13 paid holidays, 2 of which are floating to employee preference.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, and/or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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Details

  • Date Posted: July 3, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Other
  • Salary Range: $50,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk