Radio Associate Producer - Under The Radar With Callie Crossley

Wgbh Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

WGBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.


WGBH's News seeks to inform, educate and enlighten our audience on both the news of the day and the news in historical context through in-depth, high quality journalism using the best tools and methods of the craft. WGBH seeks always to report on and facilitate discussion of the news with integrity, fairness, balance, accuracy and civility, WGBH News also seeks to tell the stories of and allow expression of the diversity of voices that make up our entire community.

Under the Radar with Callie Crossley is a one-hour, weekly radio public affairs program, produced by WGBH News. It is the only talk show in Greater Boston which curates news from local newspapers and online community outlets in Boston and around the region, highlighting stories that are unknown or little discussed. When the program does tackle stories that dominate the mainstream headlines, Under the Radar seeks viewpoints that are different and expansive from the prevailing narrative. The program's goal is to elicit the "I didn't know that" listener response.

Under the Radar with Callie Crossley's mission is to present a wide spectrum of perspectives and voices offering expertise on the issues of the day, and contextual commentary about ongoing issues.


The Under the Radar Radio Associate Producer will work collaboratively with the Host to bring added value content to the show, helping to design editorial focus for each show within a journalistic framework. The Radio Associate Producer will be responsible for handling the details of the show- helping to conceptualize shows and topics, researching topics, booking guests, and directing and packaging the show for air. In addition, the Radio Associate Producer will manage the social media for the program: posting show links as needed, tweeting and posting for social media for the show, and monitoring tweets and Facebook posts. The Radio Associate will also ensure that the program's podcast is prepared for the subscriber feed. In addition, the Radio Associate Producer will recruit and supervise interns.


  • Generate ideas for interview subjects, host segments, reported stories, listener engagement projects, recurring features, and themed shows.

  • Book guests; conduct per-interviews; and do research for the show.

  • Develop thoughtful and surprising host questions; use clips and other audio creatively; edit recorded interviews.

  • Research and write scripts and show rundowns for on-air, website and promotional use.

  • Write and produce multimedia content for the WGBH News and Under the Radar website.

  • Develop and implement social media strategy for the show; maintain social media channels.

  • Other administrative tasks as needed; other duties as assigned.


  • The successful candidate must possess a strong knowledge of local news and opinion makers.

  • The candidate must be an excellent communicator, writer and interviewer, possess strong technical skills in digital editing (audio and video), and be proficient with the latest multimedia tools.

  • The candidate should also have an understanding of HTML and experience using CMS platforms (WordPress and Drupal), Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro.

  • The candidate must be self-motivated and capable of independent work, but must also perform well in a collaborative environment. Working in tandem with the Host, the Associate Producer will maintain regular communication with the Host throughout the week, with frequent updates as the show comes together.

  • This person should have a strong understanding of Under the Radar's mission.


A college degree is preferred. Journalism experience is required

Must have a minimum of 3 years' experience as a radio producer with a journalism background.


Staff Position

This is a CWA Local 1400 union position.

WGBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve is diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, WGBH does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment or promotion on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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