Futuro Studios is a new podcast and original programming studio from Futuro Media, committed to uplifting POC voices, stories, perspectives and diversifying the world of audio. We partner with some of the world’s top media companies to produce beautiful narrative storytelling podcasts that center Latinx, Black, and immigrant experiences.

Our team of podcast producers, editors, sound designers, and engineers have collectively won some of the highest awards in narrative and investigative journalism, and have been at the forefront of critically acclaimed projects such as Anything For Selena, Suave and LOUD: The History of Reggaeton. Through our co-productions, we’ve also launched: La Brega, Norco 80, Con Todo: Brown Love, The Battle for 187, Radical Imagination, and TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones

We’re looking for someone to join our expanding and vibrant team of audio journalists—to work as an associate producer assisting in the creation of a new narrative, travel podcast about race, identity and social movements in the United States. 

This is a full-time, temporary, 8-month contract position beginning November 2021 through June 2022. 

Futuro Media’s offices are based in Harlem, New York City. However, this position is remote until further notice due to COVID-19. Please note since this position does require field reporting and travel to various cities across the U.S. from November-February, applicants who can provide proof of vaccination are strongly preferred. 

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the podcast’s Senior Producer, the Associate Producer will:  

  • Do research and identify interviewees for the podcast
  • Book interviews and prep host
  • Participate on up to 10 reporting trips around the United States from October-February (generally with host and a more senior producer)
  • Line produce and edit interviews as needed
  • Log, organize, and edit audio in ProTools
  • Assist in scripting the series 
  • Assist in fact-checking scripts to ensure editorial integrity and quality of content
  • Assist in tracking host, interviewees and other producers
  • Assemble episodes in ProTools, as needed
  • Participate in group listens and offer feedback
  • Attend and contribute to editorial meetings 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field, or comparable work experience
  • 2+ years work experience in audio journalism or 4+ years experience in other journalism mediums plus some audio production experience
  • Significant experience with ProTools preferred
  • Some experience with field production and reporting
  • Demonstrated interest in race, identity and local politics 
  • Commitment to diverse coverage in terms of sexual orientation, gender, points of view, culture, and race
  • Have an ear for good tape and excellent attention to detail
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently while also fitting into a small, focused team
  • Must love radio/podcasts

COMPENSATION

The salary range for this position is $60,000/year, based on experience. Health insurance or a health insurance stipend will also be provided.

DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter along with three (3) work examples (can be links) and two (2) references via email with the subject “Futuro Studios Associate Producer Position” to jobs@futuromediagroup.org. Please include where you saw this job posting. 

All requested materials must be submitted by Monday, October 25, 2021 to be considered for this position, but we encourage early applications. 

Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted. 

No phone calls, please.

Futuro Media is a diverse work environment and encourages individuals from all backgrounds to apply. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds to apply.

About Futuro Media Group

The Futuro Media Group is an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. Based in Harlem and founded in 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, Futuro Media is committed to creating multimedia content for and about the new American mainstream in the service of empowering people to navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse and connected world. For more information, go to http://www.futuromediagroup.org/