Senior Producer for Daily Idaho Show

Mar 9, 2017

Based in the state capitol, Boise State Public Radio is the premier NPR affiliate in Idaho. Through 19 transmitters & translators, it reaches 2/3rds of the state's population. Its headquarters, situated along the Boise River, feature all-digital studios and some of the most loyal listeners in the market. The city of Boise is ranked as one of the "most livable" cities in America. It features a historic downtown, with a vibrant arts scene and an active, outdoors lifestyle. There are hundreds of sunny days and miles of trails in the foothills above the city. Boise State Public Radio is committed to expanding its news footprint in 2017. It is a key media presence in the state and has a growing regional impact across the Mountain West.

Position Overview

The Senior Producer is responsible for developing and producing our daily one-hour newsmagazine on Boise State Public Radio. Will be instrumental in helping to create and operate this new program. We're looking for someone who loves to dig into issues, find the human side of policy debates, and explore a range of topics - politics, environment, education, business, health care, and the arts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Producer will oversee the process for selecting program topics, guests, stories and recurring elements. He/she will work closely with Host and oftentimes with other senior editorial personnel. The SP will create and maintain a system for tracking current and planned show topics, daily promotional plan and archive of past subjects. The SP will supervise all aspects of day-to-day broadcast program production. He/she will help ensure that the content is of high standards employed by public radio in the areas of journalistic integrity, creativity, fairness and balance. In addition to having a firm understanding of the community service role of noncommercial broadcast journalism, the ideal candidate must also have solid news judgment – the ability to determine which topics are most informative and the greatest value to the communities Boise State Public Radio serves.

Participates in special programming, fundraising programs and events, and town-hall meetings. This person must be a responsible, informed ambassador for Boise State Public Radio.


Minimum Qualification (Including Certificates and Licenses)

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 2 years similar work experience.

Working knowledge of editorial environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field or equivalent experience.

Demonstrated editorial experience in fast-paced news environments.

Ability to direct clear, accurate, compelling news segments.

Demonstrated writing and editing skills that reflect public broadcasting journalism standards and style.

Ability of make sound programming decisions.

Salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package,

Application instructions:  Please upload a cover letter and resume indicating your interest and qualifications for this position.  The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.

Primary Location: Boise, Idaho, United States

Job: Communications & Marketing (Professional)

Employee Status: Full-time