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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Assistant Technical Producer Reply with quote

Contact Name: Alan Searle

Free Speech Radio News, a half-hour daily news show, is searching for a qualified candidate to fill the Assistant Technical Producer position.  This position is 20-25 hours per week, 10:00am – 3:00pm Monday through Friday. The position is located at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, California and pays $18.75 per hour. There are paid holidays and vacation benefits but no health care benefit with this position. 

The Assistant Technical Producer works in concert with the Technical Producer who is responsible for assembling the final newscast.  The Tech Team's skill determines the quality and delivery of the daily newscast. The tech team works and closely with the Producers, Headlines Editors, Host and Reporters to meet broadcast quality requirements.  S/he has full and complete understanding of high-end radio production, and also has demonstrable knowledge of digital audio editing systems audio recording equipment and website CMS. The successful candidate must be able to calmly and effectively problem solve under extreme deadline pressure.

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Desired qualities:

*2 years daily deadline broadcast newsroom production experience. 

*Knowledge of languages other than English.

Those interested in applying for the position should submit the following:

1) A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position that will highlight their qualifications.

2) A resume.

3) A technical critique of a recent FSRN newscast (no more than 700 words) and a description of how FSRN could improve its website (no more than 700 words).

People of color, queer people, transgendered people, women, differently-abled people, working class people and others traditionally excluded from newsrooms are especially encouraged to apply.

We are unable to pay any moving expenses that may accrue upon acceptance of this position. 

There will be a rolling deadline for applications with the first review of applications beginning July 1, 2011. There will be an audio editing test at our Berkeley location as part of the interview and selection process. Please send a cover letter, resume with references and your technical critique to

Salary Range: Open

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Web Address:

Mailing Address:
PO Box 381,
Toledo, OR 97391

Phone: None specified
Fax: None specified
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