Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) seeks a skilled executive producer for a podcast about immigration. The project, Mosaic, will tell stories about the immigrant experience in all of its rich variety and scope.
What you should possess: a passion for audio; a keen ear for sound and storytelling; a community oriented and inclusive mindset; experience reporting on and/or working with immigrants and immigrant communities; the ability to deliver documentary-style production that gets inside a person’s life; excellent editorial judgment; a willingness to experiment; comfort with community events and social media platforms. The ability to speak a language other than English is a plus.
Mosaic is an effort to go beyond the stereotypes about immigrants and immigration that tend to frame their stories in the context of either heroes or villains. Instead, the project will embrace deeper, more personal and more complex narratives. The project will include a podcast series, radio segments, public events and audience engagement through technology.
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About the Project
Mosaic is an initiative of Rhode Island Public Radio. It seeks to focus on the human element of immigration, which is rich and diverse and, if explored, defies the stereotypes that too often dominate media coverage of this issue. The episodes will avoid the obvious narratives and instead seek connections with universal themes such as the search for the meaning of home and belonging. The series will confront larger questions related to how identity changes as a result of multi-culturalism, and how difference can become a source of strength, rather than strife.
We thank the Carnegie Corporation of New York for generously supporting this initiative.
About Rhode Island Public Radio
Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. RIPR does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.