Red River Radio, the 5 station public radio network serving North and Central Louisiana, South Arkansas, and East Texas is seeking a News Producer/Director. The region we serve is a beautiful area that covers the Red River region, well into the Ouachita National Forest region and an area of Texas called the Piney Woods. It is a mixture of several larger cities, including the Shreveport/Bossier City metropolitan area, plus a good deal of rural area in between. (We do qualify as rural for the CPB). Red River Radio first went on the air with our flagship station, KDAQ-FM, in 1984. We small dynamic team dedicated to serving our region with the best that public radio has to offer, including local and regional news that tells the stories of this unique area. We are licensed to Louisiana State University Shreveport, which has a beautiful crepe myrtle lined campus. The area has a rich heritage of the arts, including Music, Theatre, Ballet, Opera and the state's motto is the Sportsman's Paradise reflecting many available outdoor opportunity. It also has a relatively low cost of living and is a short drive from many historic areas, plus larger cities such as Dallas or New Orleans. As a department of the University, the state benefits are excellent and include health care and retirement options. All applicants must use the state portal to apply for this position. The link is at the top of this listing. LSUS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. For more information about LSU Shreveport go to www.lsus.edu
LSUS is a State As a Model (SAME) employer that promotes affirmative strategies and goals for employment of individuals with disabilities.
The News Producer/Director works in a team environment with a small full-time and part-time professional staff as well as student staff. We have a positive, enthusiastic work environment, within an excellent university community. This position will be the on-air local voice of NPR’s “Morning Edition” while reporting on news and feature stories from our region. The Morning Edition Producer/Newscaster is in charge of: anchoring and producing live newscasts during “Morning Edition” on Red River Radio; and researching, writing, producing and editing in-depth stories for radio and online. Additionally, this position participates in pitching original ideas that can be featured in daily newscasts, in-feature segments, special broadcast segments and online; and serving as liaison to the national NPR news operation. Requires tracking of stories and features produced for listing in public files. Participation in Red River Radio’s fund drive is required, including hosting and other tasks. Other duties as assigned. This position is considered high-priority and the news director is on-call and is required to work irregular hours as circumstances dictate. NOTE: This is a full-time, professional staff position, eligible for all full-time LSUS staff benefits.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in journalism, telecommunications, or related field and two years of experience in public broadcasting or a journalism-related broadcasting environment. Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be added as an approved driver. In-depth understanding of journalistic principles, particularly as they apply to public media; hands-on experience in writing, reporting, editing, production, and on-air delivery for both radio and social media and ability to work with news interns when they are available. Ability and judgment to produce a large quantity of work to deadline that matches the quality of NPR productions; and experience working with multi-platform technologies and the ability to adapt material to a variety of platforms. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, including a customer service orientation and ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals including station volunteers and advisory board members. Strong organizational and multitasking skills including ability to manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment.
Position requires ability to travel to meet deadline requirements. Physical requirements of this position require the ability to view, hear, speak; sit at a computer for extended amounts of time; and handle audio recording equipment.
All applicants must use the online state portal: