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AMPERS Production Coordinator (Fulltime-exempt)

The Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (Ampers) is seeking an experienced technical audio producer to help create radio content, oversee the technical aspects of all programs to ensure they meet or exceed broadcast standards, and help develop a strong team of diverse contract radio producers.

Duties will include:

  • Writing, editing, recording, and producing segments as needed
  • Maintaining, enhancing, and helping to promote a podcast distribution infrastructure
  • Creating and enforcing production standards
  • Teaching producers how to meet the production standards
  • Work closely with COO and VP of Programming to help recruit, train, and develop strong
    contract producers with an emphasis on recruiting contractors from underserved
  • Scheduling interviews and communicating with program guests
  •  Ensuring contractor invoices are accurate and timely
  • Assisting producers with technical problems & ensuring programs are the proper length
  • Ensuring audio levels are appropriate and standardized
  • Providing producers and editors with feedback that can help them to improve their work
  • Planning and attending programming meetings
  • Help to maintain websites including some basic graphic design
  • Enter orders and traffic instructions into Marketron
  • Distribute programs/segments to member stations through FTP, PRX, and Box
  • Working with Project Manager and member stations to ensure all programs and
    segments are produced, distributed, and archived as required by grant and client
  • Assisting with the curation of information for and production of the annual legislative
  • Maintaining and archiving all “broadcast ready” segments
  • Additional duties as assigned by Ampers CEO, COO, or VP of Programming

Required Qualifications:

  • At least two years of audio production experience (public radio preferred)
  • Extensive experience with audio editing and mixing
  • Excellent writing and communication, and coaching skills
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe
  • Work must be performed within the state of Minnesota

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with WordPress
  • Experience with podcast distribution

Work Environment

  • 100% Remote (but work must be conducted within the state of Minnesota)
  • Family-friendly environment
  • Strong commitment to diversity (Ampers is and has been Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s
    Communities for decades)

Supervising the Position

  • The Production Coordinator will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equal Employment

  • Ampers strongly encourages women, people of color, Native Americans, LGBTQIA2S+
    individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born
    residents, and Veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of
    race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender
    identity or expression, political affiliation, veteran status, medical condition, national
    origin or ancestry, or any protected category prohibited by state and federal laws.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and is expected to be
    between $45,000 and $55,000.
  • Strong benefits package which includes medical, dental, vacation, and employer
    matched retirement account

Application Process

  • The position is open for all applications beginning September 8, 2023. Applications will
    be accepted through September 22, 2023, or until the position is filled. All interested
    candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and
    three samples of their work via e-mail to jobs@ampers.org.
  • Please enter Production Coordinator and your full name as the subject of the e-mail.
    Only applications submitted via e-mail will be accepted. No calls please.
  • Failure to provide all requested information in the manner requested may lead to your
    being disqualified from consideration for the position.

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