We Live Here, a podcast for people somewhere on the woke spectrum, needs an extra set of hands to help us make our show.
We've been up and running for about three years and have been incubated inside St. Louis Public Radio. We operate like a startup, and we get deep into issues of race and class. Oh, and we just signed a deal with PRX, which is the production and distribution engine behind some of the best shows out there, including This American Life, Reveal and The Moth Radio Hour.
And now we need you to help us build on this momentum, come up with the next great episode, plan our next storytelling event. And to be honest, help us make sure sure we don't drop a ball. Things we have in mind include helping us shape audio stories and coming up with new and impactful ways to engage and grow our audience.
This is a part-time, one year, contracted position. Although we’re working on nailing down funding needed to extend it beyond that.
The formal job requirements are listed below. But the bottom line is we need a true team member. We don't want to just assign you stuff, we want you to assign yourself stuff. To take full ownership, learn and have fun.
We'd love for you to be based in St. Louis. But if you are the right candidate, we're cool with you working remotely.
We're open to people at all points in their career and from all backgrounds.
The producer reports directly to We Live Here co-hosts.
Bachelor’s degree in media-related field or at least one year of experience making creative content
Places a high value on inclusivity, in both the workplace and perspectives shared on the podcast
Entrepreneurial spirit, and a love for storytelling
Willingness to ask tough questions to people in positions of power
Ability to multitask and work independently on deadline
Passion for podcasts
At least one year mixing podcasts, audio documentaries or broadcast features using Adobe Audition, ProTools, Hindenburg or similar software. If this experience came as part of college coursework, we are cool with that
Knowledge of the podcast industry
Familiarity with issues of race and class in the St. Louis region, and how those issues dovetail with a national narrative
Experience with data journalism and comfort using spreadsheets
October 27, 2017
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
For questions about the application process, please call (314) 516-5805, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please email email@example.com.
UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
EEO IS THE LAW
To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
The University of Missouri?St. Louis (UMSL, commonly pronounced ""uhm-suhl"") is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest university in the UM System, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area with 16,809 students. UMSL's campus is located on the former grounds of the Bellerive Country Club in Saint Louis County, Mi...ssouri, United States, within the municipalities of Bellerive, Bel-Nor and Normandy. Additional facilities are located at the former site of Marillac College. UMSL is proud of its motivated, active student body, which consists of over 13,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate and professional degree seeing students. UMSL is home to 1,447 faculty members who deliver 54 bachelor's degree programs, 37 master's degree programs, 15 doctoral degree programs and the only professional degree in optometry in Missouri. UMSL provides 24 graduate certificate programs and two education specialist programs. Express Scripts, is the largest corporation in the country, has its headquarters located on a college campus. Express Scripts has 2,500 employees working on the UMSL campus.