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News Producer, All Things Considered

Employment type
4 months ago
Los Angeles

KCRW, public radio in Los Angeles, is a dynamic and exciting workplace filled with interested and creative people. We operate with integrity and use our programming to build community on the air, online and in person. Our large roster of locally-created programming connects us to what’s happening in LA and in the world.

KCRW is seeking a full-time News Producer for the afternoon shift. This producer works with a team to help direct local news coverage during NPR’s signature show All Things Considered.  You’ll support a talented on-air host and board operator, working alongside other KCRW producers and editors. You’ll use your own news judgment and creativity to make KCRW’s local news coverage dynamic, crisp, clear and full of useful information. This is an excellent opportunity for you if you have some experience in breaking news, audio editing and on-air reporting, but want to take your newsroom skills to the next level.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the News Director. Work is required to be completed onsite at times.  This position is in the SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Unit.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Pitching stories
  • Booking guests
  • Writing newscasts
  • Covering breaking news
  • Editing audio
  • Background research
  • Interview preparation
  • Voicing stories for air


Required Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable about general news and Southern California
  • Digital media savvy
  • Able to edit audio (knowledge of Dalet, Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Audacity or equivalent preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years related work experience required
  • Data collection and analysis of information from different sources
  • Critical thinking
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines



  • Bachelor’s degree required, Journalism or related field preferred


Benefits include:

  • Minimum salary of $66,000 per year, eligible for overtime
  • Premium working holiday pay rate
  • Sick leave award
  • Vacation leave accrual
  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, FSA, life and AD&D) eligibility
  • 403(b) with company match
To apply

Applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.  Applicants may be required to complete relevant testing to determine eligibility for the role.

KCRW aims to be representative of Southern California, and candidates with traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. KCRW is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.