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Associate Producer/MMJ

PBS Michiana WNIT is looking for an eager and committed Associate Producer/Multimedia Journalist to advance interesting and important storytelling in the area. This position works collaboratively with team members to support the production of WNIT’s local content creation and productions, which are produced on-time, on budget and in alignment with the trusted brand of public media. The Associate Producer/MMJ supports the research, development, writing, editing, shooting and delivery of compelling original content. Works under identified timelines, budgets and adherence to a schedule. A strong work ethic is required. The ideal candidate is a doer and problem solver, but is also able to take direction and act as a team player. In addition, this person has demonstrated success in broadcast and digital content creation, included, but not limited to video, audio, graphics and field production. This position will report to the Senior Producer/Director, but will also collaborate across multiple engagement and content projects and support other opportunities as they arise. Primary responsibility will be in service to EducationCounts_Michiana which is a weekly educational series about programs and initiatives in the WNIT broadcast region. Full description of qualifications and duties is below.

Apply by sending the information detailed below to maupperle@wnit.org or mail to WNIT Public Television, Attn: Associate Producer/MMJ Search Committee, PO Box 7034, South Bend, IN 46634-7034. Please mention how you learned about this position. EOE

Application information required: Resume, cover letter, 3 professional references, link to a sample of your work, and responses to the following three questions: 1. Why does this position make sense for the next step of your career? (no more than 150 words) 2. How are you qualified to enhance the PBS Michiana WNIT team and our work? (no more than 150 words) 3. One of PBS Michiana WNIT’s original priorities is to foster a culture that values belonging and connection. Please provide an example of a time when you reinforced this priority. (no more than 150 words)

Position Summary

Supports the production of WNIT’s local content creation and productions, which are produced on-time, on budget and in alignment with the trusted brand of public media. Primary responsibility will be in service to EducationCounts_Michiana which is a weekly educational series about programs and initiatives in the WNIT broadcast region.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and produce content and production materials in one or more areas of programming.
  • Support the creation of original and compelling shows, documentaries and/or original programming segments.
  • Produce, develop, shoot, and edit content that may include identifying topics, themes, guests, conducting pre-interviews and/or interviews, writing and/or integrating content for multimedia platforms.
  • Produce, write, shoot, report, interview and edit field and studio projects.
  • Take the initiative to identify opportunities, innovative approaches and ways to advance WNIT engagement and content.
  • Identify resources to execute all job responsibilities.
  • Work effectively with external constituents, always representing WNIT with integrity.
  • Maintain familiarity with studio and production equipment and/or applicable technology for production.
  • Collaborate with other content creators in pre- to post-production processes.
  • Assist with other company responsibilities when assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse group of professionals in an ever-changing and fast paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and verbal skills, as well as writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to promote and build a team atmosphere and work in a highly integrated team environment.
  • Proven ability to quickly gather, learn and analyze information.

Education

Undergraduate degree in multi-media, communications, journalism or related discipline (B.A. or B.S.)

Skills and Experience

  • Experience producing, shooting, and editing.
  • Experience managing complex video production projects with multiple stakeholders and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting the production of innovative and impactful content for multiple platforms.
  • At least 1 year working professionally in broadcast media production.
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere Suite or equivalent non-linear editing software or industry standard editing programs.
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, proof of insurability.

Classification: Full time, Non-Exempt.

Statement of Diversity

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity and innovation for PBS Michiana WNIT. We value the contribution of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, ability and opinions enrich the community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach and diversity.