Futuro Media 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, the company’s flagship production is the public radio weekly news and culture program Latino USA. Other properties include: In The Thick, a politics podcast about a changing America, and Latino Rebels, a digital media news site. 

Futuro Studios is a new division at the company focused on storytelling through podcasts and other mediums. 

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 talk/commentary/news podcast focused on the transgender community. The podcast will cover pivotal issues facing transgender and gender non-conforming people, particularly transgender people of color. 

This is a part-time (2 days/week), work-for-hire position, 6-month contract beginning August 17 through January 29. 

Futuro Media’s offices are based in Harlem, New York City. However, this position is remote until further notice. 

Duties and responsibilities

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

  • Attend and contribute to editorial meetings; 
  • Support logistics of booking and recording guests; 
  • Line produce interviews;
  • Log, organize, and edit audio in ProTools (including segments and episodes);
  • Assist in fact-checking episodes to ensure editorial integrity and quality of content;
  • Assemble and score full episodes in ProTools from various elements; 
  • Track host and interviewees; 
  • Participate in editorial listens and offer feedback.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field, or comparable work experience;
  • 2+ years work experience in podcast production or audio journalism;
  • Significant experience with ProTools;
  • Demonstrated interest in LGBTQ issues;  
  • 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.

DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the following:

a cover letter stating qualifications;

your resume;

three (3) work samples (can be links);

and two (2) references.

Must be submitted by Friday, August 7, 2020 to be considered for this position, but we encourage early applications. 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter via email with the subject “Futuro Studios Associate Producer Position” to jobs@futuromediagroup.org. Please include where you saw this job posting. 

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. Given the importance of authenticity within the narrative, transgender people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.