WNYC, NY Public Radio Assistant Producer, Radiolab Special Projects Unit in New York City, New York

Assistant Producer, Radiolab Special Projects Unit

WNYC Programming
New York City, New York



Assistant Producer, Radiolab special projects unit

Radiolab will be launching several limited run series over the next two years. We’re looking for a producer to join a small launch team. Each series will take a sideways glance at the ethical implications of new developments in science.

The producer will be responsible for researching, identifying, and reporting stories about complex science and then explaining those stories in a compelling, narrative-driven, way to our listeners.

The producer will pitch in on all levels, from doing research, writing preps for the series hosts, pre-interviews, and interviews, to writing, editing, cutting tape, and mixing stories. We’re looking for someone whose creative, incredibly organized, a stickler for details but also not afraid to make wild leaps between disparate subjects that shouldn’t go together (but somehow do). We want a rigorous journalist but also someone who's a little weird. And who doesn’t mind stiff deadlines.

Experience in radio/podcasting and a deep knowledge of storytelling techniques are a must.

This is a 24-month position, to run approximately August 2017 - August 2019


The producer will take a lead role in driving audience and listener engagement to the series.

Participate in all stages of the production process, including research, interviewing, cutting tape, scripting, editing, mixing, and fact checking.

Process huge amounts of tape and make it sing.

Collaborate with outside contributors and other talent.

Relentlessly experiment with story construction.

Record in the field and in the studio; travel may be required.

Take a lead role in driving audience and listener engagement.


Must have a deep curiosity about science and ethics.

At least two years’ experience producing radio.

Experience with research, interviewing, storytelling, editing, and sound design.

Demonstrated success in the creation of superb content under pressure.

Excellence in audio editing.

Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, and time-management.

Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.

Sense of humor and musicality are a plus.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy. New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.