POSITION: Executive Producer

Danny Chifley, 28th April 2022
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2SER 107.3 in Sydney seek an Executive Producer for Razors Edge, a weekly, half-hour current affairs program focusing on Sydney issues. 

This is an exciting opportunity to relaunch and drive the editorial direction of Sydney’s long-running weekly current affairs radio program, supporting a team of volunteer reporters to put the spotlight on important and engaging local stories that don’t receive adequate coverage from other media.

About 2SER

2SER 107.3 is a metropolitan FM and digital community radio station based in Sydney, with a small staff team supporting a large pool of volunteer content producers. With a diverse roster of content, strong local engagement and a commitment to social justice, 2SER has built a strong reputation over 40+ years for its independent talks, music and journalism content, and valuable contribution to the industry in media training.

About Razors Edge

Razors Edge is a weekly, half-hour current affairs program focusing on Sydney issues, or stories that will significantly impact people in the Sydney area. The program operates both as a unique radio current affairs offering for Sydney listeners, and a training opportunity for emerging audio reporters. Each episode contains 4-5 story packages of 4-7 minutes duration, from one-on-one Q&As to multi-voice packages, and occasional breakouts such as specially-themed episodes, mini-documentary, or panel discussion features.

Hours

Casual/contract at 14 hours per week for up to one year, with possible extension, beginning as soon as possible.

Executive Producer duties

The EP leads all aspects of content production for Razors Edge, including:

  • Recruiting, training and supervising volunteer reporters
  • Driving the editorial direction for the program and taking responsibility for filing to deadline
  • Approving, assigning and coordinating story content
  • Ongoing quality control
  • Developing and maintaining reporter resources and guides
  • Overseeing the packaging of content for broadcast and online distribution
  • Overseeing the promotion of the content via social media feeds, website and other platforms (Volunteer Supporting Producers to implement on a weekly basis)
  • Reviewing styles, trends and advisories
  • Project administration duties to support station management
 
Selection criteria - essential skills, experience and qualities
  • Prior journalism experience in a deadline-driven environment
  • Demonstrated editorial leadership in previous roles
  • Demonstrated team leadership qualities
  • Strong digital audio production skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong planning and coordination skills, with the ability to problem-solve and file to deadline
  • Experience training personnel
  • Understanding of social media
  • Good understanding of media law
  • Supportive of the values of community broadcasting and 2SER’s programming policy
  • Desired: experience working with volunteers

How to apply

Send a CV (maximum of 3 pages) and cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) that address the selection criteria above, along with links to past audio reporting work, to jobs@2ser.com.
 
Send questions about the role including remuneration and contract options to jobs@2ser.com.
 
Applications close 11:59pm Thursday 12 May, 2022.

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