Associate Producer - Press Play

Employment type
11 days ago
Los Angeles

KCRW, public radio in Los Angeles, is a dynamic and exciting workplace filled with curious 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 looking for an Associate Producer (Producer II) to join the team of our daily news talk show Press Play. This position will be responsible for generating creative feature segments that embody KCRW’s eclectic spirit. We’re looking for candidates who are: 

Mindful collaborators. You’ll support a talented host and collaborate with a close team of experienced producers and engineers.

Smart audio journalists. You are passionate about public radio, but eager to explore podcasts, digital writing and audience engagement on social media.

Excited about Southern California. You’ll be producing and sharing local and regional stories that matter to a diverse audience in -- or connected to -- SoCal.

Culture Curious. You are avid about culture and entertainment coverage.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Managing Producer. This position is in the SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Unit.

KCRW will have in effect a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees beginning September 15, 2021. The mandate is subject to accommodation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Producing digital content
  • Writing scripts
  • Editing audio
  • Booking guests
  • Background research
  • Interview preparation


Required Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications: 

  • Knowledgeable about general news and Southern California
  • Digital media experience
  • Knowledge of Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, or equivalent preferred
  • Data collection and analysis of information from different sources
  • Critical thinking
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Journalism preferred
  • Minimum 2 years related work experience required


Compensation & Benefits:

  • Eligible for overtime and 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
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