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Boston University FLOATING PRODUCER, WBUR Editorial in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Who We Are & What We Can Offer You:

WBUR is Boston’s NPR and a public media leader, producing exceptional journalism on-air, online, on-demand and in real life. Our mission is to provide high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community for an expanding circle of people. WBUR is member-supported and licensed to Boston University.

Employees at WBUR are a team of professionals who value truth, diverse perspectives and candid debate, creating a culture of mutual respect, passion, and belonging.

We’ve got exciting plans to keep innovating and building WBUR for the future.

We’re growing. And you’ll grow too.

We offer our employees a hybrid workplace, with a mix of remote, hybrid, and in-person work arrangements.

We also offer:

  • Health ( and Well Being ( Benefits including Gender Affirming Healthcare (

  • Paid Time Off, Holidays & Intersession (

  • Tuition Remission and Professional Development ( through Boston University

The Opportunity and Who You’ll Work With:

We are seeking a Floating Producer that will work primarily across WBUR’s national programs On Point and Here & Now, as well as the WBUR production teams producing local programming for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Radio Boston.

You are a versatile, creative, self-motivated journalist. You’ll support talented on-air hosts and board operators, working alongside other WBUR producers and editors. Your role is responsible for some digital production. You’ll use your own news judgment and creativity to make WBUR’s national and local news coverage dynamic, crisp, clear and full of useful information.

WBUR Producers have a passion for unearthing original stories or finding fresh ways to help audiences understand current events.

This is a permanent position assigned on a floating basis to accommodate dynamic staffing needs on these teams to help produce national and local news programming.

You will partner with WBUR editorial and production teams including Journalists, Producers, Editors, and Audio Engineering professionals.

You will report to our Executive Producer. This position is in the SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Unit.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Producing on On Point, Here & Now, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Radio Boston, and other news shows or projects as needed

  • Pitching news and culture stories

  • Identifying, pre-interviewing, and booking guests

  • Writing and reporting stories for newscasts

  • Covering breaking news

  • Editing audio

  • Background research

  • Interview preparation

  • Report from the field when needed

  • Flexible work schedule depending on production needs

Required Skills

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent/relevant experience

  • Four years of related minimum experience is recommended

Capabilities and Proficiencies:

  • An excitement about WBUR’s mission to provide an essential public good: high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community.

  • Critical thinking

  • Creative, editorially nimble, detail-oriented, dogged in pursuit of the news, and sharply focused on audience sensibilities

  • Strong writing and editing skills

  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Digital media experience

  • Data collection and analysis of information from different sources

  • Knowledgeable about general news and Greater Boston

  • Experience and demonstrated commitment to fact-checking

  • Expertise in audio editing and sound mixing

  • Knowledge of broadcast and digital tools such as Adobe Audition preferred

In an ongoing effort to enrich our organizational culture, WBUR is committed to building a staff and leadership team that reflects the diversity of our city, region and nation.

Designing an organization where everyone thrives, creating connection and community that permeates our workplace requires real change across all facets of what we do and who we are.

We must hire, support, develop, advance and retain diverse talent at all levels of the organization with a standard of inclusive excellence.

If you are excited by this opportunity and have a passion for our mission - whether you meet all or some of our criteria - we want to talk to you.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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