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KVPR is seeking a talented journalist to serve as the producer for a new daily news podcast focusing on California’s San Joaquin Valley. This digital-first project will bring together existing station newsroom content alongside original interviews and other journalism. The podcast will publish on a Monday – Friday early morning schedule. Content will also be repurposed for broadcast on KVPR in Fresno and Bakersfield. KVPR is the NPR station for California’s San Joaquin Valley, and has won numerous honors, including in 2022 the National Edward R. Murrow Award. If you’re a dynamic news junkie who loves digging into important local stories, talking with other journalists and producing high quality content, this job could be for you.

About this position:

The Podcast Producer at KVPR will serve as the primary employee responsible for producing a new daily news podcast. This new podcast will help residents in California’s San Joaquin Valley become better informed through insightful interviews with journalists from KVPR and other outlets. The podcast will combine existing daily news elements from the KVPR newsroom with original in-depth content, including reporter and newsmaker interviews. On occasion the podcast may also feature existing in-depth reporting from the KVPR newsroom.

The podcast will have a regional geographic focus, extending from Merced County in the north to Kern County in the south. It will cover a broad range of topics ranging from government and politics to climate, health, the economy, and education – so flexibility is paramount. The podcast will help the listener develop a better understanding of their community and region through fact-based reporting and lasting conversations.

The podcast will generally publish five episodes a week, and episodes will generally be less than 15 minutes in length. The project will be produced with support from the Central Valley Journalism Collaborative, and will draw from (but not be limited to) CVJC affiliated non-profit newsrooms. At least one episode per week will feature content from a CVJC partner. Other outlets could include local, regional or national outlets producing work that is relevant to our region and audience. Podcast content will also be repurposed for broadcast, either in promotional messages on KVPR, in KVPR newscast spots, or in edited interviews airing on KVPR within existing station programs. While other talent will serve as the primary host, the Podcast Producer may have opportunities behind the microphone, either as a fill-in host or in other ways.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this job include:

· Collaborating closely with the host, news director and content director on podcast development
· Reviewing potential topics/guests
· Booking/scheduling interviews with guests
· Conducting pre-interview sessions with potential guests
· Developing questions and research materials for the host
· Writing program/host intros, outros, promo copy and other scripts for the podcast
· Supervising recording sessions
· Coordinating with newsroom staff on adapting existing daily news elements for the podcast
· Performing audio edits for the podcast, including the final multitrack mix, as well as broadcast segments
· Selecting key quotes which could be used in broadcast promos or in potential newscast spots
· Writing show descriptions for, social media and podcast feeds, and gathering appropriate visuals for the same.
· Publishing the podcast feed/digital content to and associated platforms
· Social media promotion of each episode
· Attending and participating in KVPR news department and general staff meetings
· Attending and participating in CVJC-related meetings
· Assisting with overall KVPR newsroom responsibilities, including newscast, breaking news
· Participating in KVPR on-air fundraising, other station activities and events
· Other duties as assigned

Key skills and characteristics:
· A curious mind
· Broad interest in the news of the San Joaquin Valley, state and nation
· Solid news judgement
· Ability to consider the needs of the listener throughout all points of the editorial/production process
· Excellent writing skills
· Attention to detail and accuracy
· Scheduling and project management skills
· Maintaining the highest standards of journalism ethics and conduct
· Adherence to KVPR and NPR editorial policies and practices
· Ability to meet deadlines and work collaboratively small but ambitious newsroom
· Ability to use feedback to improve one’s performance
· Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment

Experience and qualifications:
· College degree in journalism or relevant field of study
· At least three years of professional journalism experience
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office or equivalent productivity software
· Proficiency with web-based content management systems
· Proficiency with Adobe Audition or equivalent audio editing software

Don't meet all of the above? If you have some of the skills above and are excited about the position, we invite you to apply. KVPR can provide training for skills specific to this position.


About KVPR:
KVPR / Valley Public Radio is the NPR member station for Central California, serving residents of Fresno, Kern, Tulare, Kings, Merced, Madera and Mariposa Counties. KVPR’s primary programming format is news/talk, broadcasting on 89.3 in Fresno and 89.1 in Bakersfield. The station also broadcasts KVPR Classical, a 24/7 music service on HD-2 in both Fresno and Bakersfield. KVPR operates from a state-of-the-art broadcast center in Clovis, CA, near the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, and close to three national parks (Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon). KVPR is operated by White Ash Broadcasting, Inc and is an independent non-profit organization, serving the region for over 45 years with voices and sounds that inform and inspire.

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To apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to KVPR News Director Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado at KVPR will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who are qualified individuals with a disability as defined by law. Should you require assistance due to a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for your application process, please send an email to or call 559-862-2566.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

White Ash Broadcasting, Inc. (KVPR) is committed to a policy and practice of promoting equal employment opportunity, in accordance with state and federal law, without regard to race, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, age, handicap, marital status, medical condition, AIDS/HIV, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault, or stalking or any other classes that may be defined by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. KVPR prohibits discrimination or harassment based on these classifications and conducts a continuing program to exclude all unlawful forms of prejudice and discrimination in our personnel policies, practices, and working conditions.

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