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The Senior Producer produces and leads others to produce high-quality, original stories for StoryCorps’ broadcast series, to air nationally on NPR. This position requires excellent research and reporting skills, and once the organization has determined it safe to travel, may involve regular national travel to record StoryCorps interviews. The Senior Producer also creates content to support the organization, including edited segments, promos, and audio for internal and external use, and is responsible for the digital components for broadcast stories including both text and visual content.

StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of American voices — from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to our Historias Initiative to collect the experiences of Latinos.  We also seek to recruit and develop a staff whose diversity matches the diversity of the communities we serve, and we strongly encourage applications from people of color and the LGBTQ community.


  • Work closely with Executive Producer and Director, Production Strategy & Operations on the editorial direction of all programming
  • Research, pitch, and assign stories for Producers to record
  • Supervise 1-2 producers
  • Produce segments for StoryCorps’ national weekly broadcast on NPR
  • Edit other producers’ stories for StoryCorps’ national broadcasts on NPR
  • Ensure high quality of content
  • Identify and track tape for potential production use from recording booths
  • Train and edit tape with StoryCorps staff and interns
  • Serve as an active, engaged member of the StoryCorps Production department, including participation in regular departmental meetings and interdepartmental project teams
  • Actively work to ensure that a diversity of stories and participants are selected for production, and that our content is relevant and accessible to diverse audiences
  • Provide editorial supervision of team members and ensure excellence, originality, and diversity of stories and participants
  • Perform other duties to support the Production department, as assigned


  • You have a minimum of 7 years of work experience in a fast-paced media production environment
  • You have at least 1 experience providing staff supervision and evaluation
  • You have demonstrated research skills and journalistic instinct and a proven track record telling documentary-style stories
  • You have expertise in digital editing with ProTools, including mixing music and audio
  • You’re able to meet deadlines and work quickly and efficiently, often on time-sensitive projects
  • You’re self-directed but also collaborative. You work well independently but also recognize the importance of editorial feedback and collaboration with your colleagues
  • You’re flexible and adaptable. We move quickly at StoryCorps and need solutions-oriented problem solvers to help move our work forward
  • You know how to communicate effectively – by email, phone, or in person
    You are passionate about StoryCorps’ mission and thrive in a diverse workplace


  • You are proficient in a second language (Spanish preferred).

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