Podcast Producer and Creative Director

Seeking:

Best-selling author and broadcaster, Laura Flanders (host, “The Laura Flanders Show” on Air America Radio, “Your Call” on KALW,  “CounterSpin” on Pacifica Radio), is seeking a full time podcast producer and promoter to work with her and her team to create a weekly podcast based on her nationally syndicated TV program.

Creative Director/ Podcast Producer would be charged with helping conceive, craft and post-produce the program, with much room for creativity and leadership.

The LF Show features in-depth conversations with radical thinkers and doers about the way forward for the arts, economics and politics. Candidates need a strong track record in crafting, marketing and distributing original content on deadline. They should be self-starters familiar with with the interview format, and working in small companies, in close collaboration with others.

Responsibitlites:

  • Serve as Creative director for Audio Production.

  • Record and edit The Laura Flanders Show (TV) and source additional content as needed for audio transmission.

  • Write podcast promotion and description material.

  • Prepare branding and imaging of podcast in collaboration with social media and graphics staff.

  • Do podcast production tasks such as uploading to audioport and libsyn, maintain our radio pages.

  • Create effective web-presence for podcast on LF Show website and in TV broadcast.

  • Manage marketing & visibility in conjunction with LF social media team

  • Develop plans for distribution and monetization.

  • Develop sponsorship/underwriting package.

  • Research and reach out to potential sponsor/underwriters.

  • Keep up to date with developments in web and audio technology.

Requirements:

  • Minimum, two years audio experience, recording and editing podcast for transmission.

  • Minimum, two years experience meeting weekly deadlines.

  • Signfiicant social media experience with demonstrable impact.

  • Demonstrable familiarity with non-profit, social justice and independent media world.

  • Great communications and problem solving skllls.

  • Expertise with music or sound editing software: (Adobe Systems Adobe Audition; Avid Technology Pro Tools; MAGIX Software Sound Forge or equivalent. )

  • Familiarity with video creation and editing software (Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects; Apple Final Cut Pro )

  • Proficiency in web page creation and editing software — Content management systems CMS; Facebook etc.

  • Proficiency with word processing software — Microsoft Word; Scripting software etc.

 

Location: This position is a full or part time time position, only partially based in New York CIty. Competitive non-profit salary and benefits (for full time). We are a workplace actively committed to fighting racism, patriarchy homophobia, and economic injustice. Women, people of color, LGBTQ persons and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Please email your resume, a link to your reel and tell us what you would bring to the podcast.  Email: monica@lauraflanders.com.

Deadline: February 28, 2017

Launched on May 12, 2008 as GRITtv, The Laura Flanders Show reaches millions of viewers weekly on Free Speech TV on Dish Network (9415) and DIRECTV (348), as well as on cable stations nationwide and online. Distributed in multiple platforms, The LF Show is a weekly 30-minute discussion featuring innovative thinkers and doers with reality-based strategies for realizing radical change. Laura Flanders is a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes Magazine as well as the author of six books including Blue Grit: Making Impossible, Improbably and Inspirational Change in America (Penguin Press) and BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso).

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Executive Assistant & Engagement Associate

Laura Flanders Limited, a social justice media organization founded by journalist and activist Laura Flanders, is seeking an Executive Assistant and Impact Associate to help build the organization’s budget, audience and impact. LFL fosters positive social change through writing, public speaking, live events and the production of mission-driven media including The Laura Flanders Show. Launched in 2008 as GRITtv, The Laura Flanders Show reaches millions of viewers weekly on the Dish Network and DIRECTV, as well as on cable stations nationwide, as a podcast, and in multiple formats online. The program features innovative thinkers and doers with reality-based strategies for realizing radical change.  LFL also offers media training and production services. Flanders is a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine, as well as the author of six books.

 

The ideal candidate for this position will be highly organized; familiar with the national landscape of social justice work; be resourceful, detail-oriented and able to work both independently and as part of a small, passionate team.  While this position offers vast opportunities for growth and career development and the Executive Assistant & Engagement Associate may contribute to all activities of the company, the duties of this position specifically include:

 

  • Conserves Executives’’ time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters, reports and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications.

  • Maintains company appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, grant applications and reports and travel.

  • Produces information by drafting reports, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics including posting to social media.

  • Welcomes guests and clients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries. May attend meetings in executives’ place.

  • Oversees and expands the company’s media training program.

  • Maintains office supplies and oversees general operations of a small, collaborative media company.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: Bachelor’s

  • Work experience:  minimum 2 years

  • Non-technical skills: Strong organizational and communications skills.

  • Great flexibility and ability to problem-solve.

  • Record of engagement with social justice movements and/or movement media.






TECHNICAL SKILLS:

 

Writing Skills, Reporting Skills, Supply Management, Scheduling, Microsoft Office Skills, Organization, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Equipment Maintenance, Travel Logistics, Verbal Communication. Should be proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, NationBuilder and Excel.

 

Compensation:

This is a full time position, with great potential for growth, flexible work hours, salary and benefitscommensurate with expertise and a record of results.  

 

Women, people of color, elders, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities are actively encouraged to apply.  We are a workplace actively committed to fighting racism, patriarchy homophobia, and economic injustice.

 

Please send resume and cover letter describing career goals and social justice passions to Monica@lauraflanders.com.


To begin: 2/27/17

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