YR Producer of Daily Content and Features will create memorable, shareable stories across a variety of digital formats that engage, inspire, inform, and move YR audiences. We seek candidates who are equally energized by a same-day deadline for a social story as they are by the chance to program a steady flow of content on a beat over time. We’re looking for someone obsessed with driving conversation that matters for young people (ages 18-28) who are socially engaged, civically curious, and creating cultures of their own. The Producer should love experimenting with new formats across platforms and know how to stoke and track community engagement. The Producer will develop their own original content (heavily visual--video, photo, etc.) and co-create with young reporters, opinion writers, and artists who have unforgettable stories to tell.
Create a steady flow of digital- and social-first content across multiple formats including video, photo, illustration, audio and interactive
Follow stories from concept and pitch all the way through to final fact-checking, publishing via a wordpress back-end, and spreading via social and other mechanisms that build towards impact
Constantly watch the web and social for trending stories that are most relevant to our audience and quickly find the fresh angle YR can bring to drive the conversation forward
Source and co-create content with teen and young adult contributors from across YR’s National Network and those connected to our Oakland-based News and Arts teams
Skills & Qualifications
Minimum three years’ relevant experience in journalism (preferred) or media production
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), preferably in broadcast, multimedia, or print journalism; communications; or marketing
Creative mind with the discipline and organizational skills to execute on vision
Excellent editing skills, including copy editing/writing and fact-checking
Solid organizational skills
Edit and post-production expertise with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, Motion, Adobe After Effects
The ability to create visual stories that are compelling, inspiring, and have journalistic integrity
Graphic design/creative experience or skills
Experience with interviewing subjects, shooting footage, and editing and producing professional-grade video
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment with minimal supervision
Headquartered in Oakland, CA, Youth Radio is a one-of-a-kind, youth-driven production company which, through a variety of outlets including our own platform, reaches audiences in the tens of millions. YR is the winner of multiple journalism honors including the Peabody, Columbia-Dupont, Kennedy, Murrow, and White House Awards.
We are at a pivotal point in the organization’s life as we enter into an exciting phase of growth and expansion as a national network. As we grow, we seek exceptional talent with an entrepreneurial spirit, who can lead us to the future of Youth Radio.
At Youth Radio we hire smart, passionate people who connect with our values and seek a collaborative environment where employees can do their best work. We seek people who are hard working, creative, fun and driven to go above and beyond to take our organization to the next level. We hire people who believe in the talent and potential of every young person and consider it a great opportunity to collaborate with them to create something new and important.
We are committed to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity and to attracting and supporting a staff who represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or mental or physical disability.