Full-time and Part-time Positions

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Updated April 18, 2008

On-Air and Production Positions

#WEB65 – Supervising Senior Producer, Weekend All Things Considered
Oversees daily production of All Things Considered-Weekend and supervises staff; works in partnership with Supervising Senior Editor, All Things Considered – Weekend, in commissioning and developing coverage for show, including news and distinctive show-generated interviews and stories; works closely with the Director of Afternoon Programming to develop better coordination and collaboration with weekday programs on editorial and staffing priorities.  Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  At least six years’ broadcast production experience; strong editorial skills and news judgment; demonstrated experience covering breaking news; demonstrated skill in order presentation; ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure; ability and willingness to work varied shifts; demonstrated understanding of sound organizational development, management and supervisory principles; proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system; preferred broadcast production experience in news and public affairs; managerial experience in supervising editors and producers; significant skills in planning and scheduling in a union environment; experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness; experience working in and/or knowledge of public radio and the public radio system; experience producing on digital audio workstations; ability and willingness to relocate.

#WEB171 - Senior Producer, Segments, Morning Edition, News & Information
Oversees production of news and features for morning shows including Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Saturday and Sunday; act as field producer/director from remote locations, as assigned; serves as back-up line producer of shows as assigned; and trains staff as assigned.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  At least ten years broadcast productions experience, with emphasis in news, features and public affairs; ability to produce on Dalet, Cool Edit, ProTools or similar broadcast digital workstations; experience in field production; experience supervising remote productions; thorough knowledge of news and feature reporting techniques; demonstrated writing ability; considerable skill in both news and feature editing; ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure; experience directing a live broadcast; demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision; great news judgment; ability and willingness to work varied shifts – candidates can expect to work up to 3 months overnight, swing, or weekends as assigned; ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions; proven ability to consistently work well with others; proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system; understanding and use of principles of effective management; and ability and willingness to relocate.  In the future NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations.  Severance provisions of the AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept this transfer.  Prefer expertise producing on Dalet, Cool Edit, ProTools or similar broadcast digital audio workstations; daily news experience; managerial experience; reporting and editing experience; experience producing shows under breaking news conditions; experience copyediting commentary; and experience assigning reporters and editors.

#WEB728 - Associate Producer/Director - Day to Day Show
Please note:  This position is located in Culver City, CA.
Directs the on-air production of the show, both regularly scheduled programs and special programs; assembles on-air materials prior to broadcast and directs pre-recorded elements as needed to broadcast from Los Angeles. Performs the duties of an Associate Producer - edits program material submitted by staff and freelancers; initiates, help plan and assign coverage and produce and update program material for broadcast. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  At least three years of radio production experience; at least two years of experience in live broadcasting; at least one year of experience in editorial decision making; experience producing on Dalet, Cool Edit, Pro Tools or similar broadcast digital audio workstations; demonstrated writing ability; ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure – must be able to produce breaking stories for both newscasts and major programs; ability to work varied shifts; ability and willingness to relocate; and proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system; preferred experience directing a daily national news program; and experience working in and filing from the field.

#WEB889 - Associate Producer/Director - News & Notes
Please note:  This position is located in Culver City, CA.
Directs the on-air production of the show, both regularly scheduled programs and special programs; assembles on-air materials prior to broadcast and directs pre-recorded elements as needed; is delegated responsibility to maintain an orderly work environment in both the control room and studio during broadcast; is responsible for ensuring that all program elements begin and end as scheduled. Performs the duties of an Associate Producer/Associate Editor - edits program material submitted by staff and freelancers; initiates, help plan and assign coverage and produce and update program material for broadcast. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least three years of radio production experience; at least two years of experience in live broadcasting and directing; proven ability to develop content in areas of interest to the African American community; at least one year of experience in editorial decision making; demonstrated writing ability; ability and willingness to work varied shifts; ability and willingness to relocate; and proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system; preferred experience copyediting commentary; experience working in and filing from the field; and experience producing music pieces and reviews.

#WEB1241 - Production Assistant, National Desk
Please note: This position is located in Culver City, CA.
Assist the National Desk and the Arts Unit in preparation and production of programming material; conduct research and assist Editors and Reporters; assist in generating story and interview ideas; and assist Reporters, Editors, Producers and others in other News units as assigned. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Requires at least 1.5 years’ journalism-related research, with ability to collect, organize and disseminate information; thorough knowledge of research tools, including computer access data banks; demonstrated knowledge of the world of pop culture, particularly in the realm of pop music, rock, or hip hop; digital issues, including the intersection of arts and the web; and the technological issues facing the entertainment business; radio production skills, with emphasis on writing and editing for radio; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system; ability to handle more than one assignment at a time; ability to prioritize, anticipate and communicate effectively; ability and willingness to work varied shifts; and ability to relocate. In the future, NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations.

#WEB1570 – Digital News Reporter/Correspondent, National Desk
Writes and produces the leading national stories for the Web and ensures online material is of the highest standards.
Education:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in journalism and national affairs.
Required Experience: Reporter:  At least four years journalistic experience; at least one year of experience reporting or editing national news; demonstrated knowledge of national news coverage and planning; and demonstrated reporting/ writing/editing ability. Correspondent: At least six years’ journalistic experience; at least two years’ experience reporting  or editing national news; excellence in analysis and interpretation; demonstrated excellence in reporting and writing for the Web; demonstrated expertise in all aspects of online journalism – reporting, writing, editing and photography; and ability to break news and aggressively set a coverage agenda. Additional Requirements for Reporter/Correspondent: Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions; ability to relocate; ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure...incumbent must be able to report breaking stories;  ability and willingness to work varied shifts; and proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system. Preferred Experience for Reporter/Correspondent: Experience living and working in a variety of places in the United States; experience covering a variety of beats; broadcast experience; and experience producing on digital audio workstations.

#WEB1654 – Supervising Senior Producer (Programming), All Things Considered
Oversees the production of All Things Considered and is responsible for commissioning and developing coverage for the daily program; serves as key All Things Considered decision maker at NPR editorial hub, working closely with desk editors and senior News Division managers; and supervises development of daily program line-up and also works coordinating series and special coverage.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.  Candidates must have at least six years senior editorial experience, ideally in broadcasting; experience working on a daily deadline; demonstrated strong news and editorial judgment; excellent writing ability and experience writing under deadline; demonstrated experience working with staff who have various levels of experience; and candidate must understand and use principles of effective management.  Prefer reporting and editing experience.  Ideally, successful candidate will have experience developing, editing and reporting enterprise and investigative stories.  Also prefer radio production experience with emphasis in news and public affairs, including field production and remote production; and digital media experience.

Editorial Positions

#WEB59 – Supervising Senior Editor - All Things Considered, Weekend
Responsible for editorial content, integrity and quality of the weekend editions of All Things Considered; generates ideas for broadcast and digital content; provides editorial guidance to program hosts; monitors and evaluates staff performance and provides administrative support to the Supervising Senior Producer.  At least 8 years’ experience as a news reporter, news producer and/or news editor, including work on: a)breaking news coverage and daily news coverage, including the generation of story ideas and the research and development of such stories; b)feature reports, including the development of topics and the organization and presentation of length articles or programs; considerable knowledge of current events, including international and domestic news; considerable experience working on deadline; thorough knowledge of news and feature reporting techniques; demonstrated writing ability; considerable skill in both news and feature editing; experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness; demonstrated skill in oral presentation; demonstrated organizational skills; proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system; demonstrated understanding of sound organization development, management and supervisory principles ability and willingness to work weekend shifts. Preferred experience includes daily news experience; managerial experience; thorough knowledge of broadcast writing and audio production; experience producing on digital audio workstations; experience in online journalism; experience working in and or/knowledge of public radio and the public radio system; and ability and willingness to relocate.

#WEB1737 – Editor (I, II, or III), Afternoon Rundown, Digital News
Compiles and edits the daily rundown for All Things Considered and ensures that material from the radio show promptly and accurately reaches NPR stations and the NPR.org Web site as well as other relevant partners.  Edits other Web content as needed. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.      Editor I: At least 5 yrs. experience in daily news (print or Web); at least one year experience in editorial decision-making; experience working on a Web publication to include solid HTML skills, familiarity with various computer systems and software applications, and ability to adapt to changes in equipment, software and workflow; demonstrated excellence in editing, news writing, copy-editing and headline-writing; demonstrated ability to generate and execute complex creative ideas; expertise in daily coverage of national or general news; familiarity with special topics such as world news, business, sports, science, music, arts; solid independent news judgment; experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness; experience with intellectual property issues involved in publications generally and Web publications in particular; demonstrated ability to assimilate and organize large amounts of information; demonstrated ability to coordinate daily news coverage under deadline pressure; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability and willingness to work nights and/or weekends; ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure. Incumbent must be able to edit breaking stories for immediate posting; ability and willingness to work varied shifts; ability and willingness to relocate; and proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system. Editor II: Requirements of Editor I, plus skill in oral presentation; at least six yrs. experience in daily news (print or Web); two yrs. experience in editorial decision-making. Editor III: Requirements of Editor I, plus strong oral communication skills; at least eight yrs. experience in daily news (print or Web); three yrs. experience in editorial decision-making. Preferred for all levels: Thorough knowledge of online writing and audio production; and experience producing on digital audio workstations.

Technical Positions

#WEB587 – IT Senior Manager, IT Service Delivery
Applies advanced creative, analysis and technology skills to their daily tasks; demonstrates highly competent customer service skills interactions with the NPR community; designs and establishes IT standards and policies as well as make recommendations and lead improvements in these areas; works efficiently both independently and as part of team; takes ownership of assigned tasks, time commitments and project timelines; provides leadership and execution of large projects that involve the collaboration of several departments in NPR and lasting over several quarters and will develop project plans and status reports, manage project teams to task timelines, identify and monitor project risks, and communicate with project stakeholders; seeks out and analyze opportunities to reengineer business processes with the intention of enabling strategic opportunities, improving efficiency and improving quality; collaborates with other technology experts in NPR to enable synergy, and where appropriate, recommend consolidation to improve efficiency and quality across domains; active communicator and support the CIO in communicating the opportunities, risks and benefits of using IT to NPR executives and senior business partners; works as part of a 24X7X365 team and must be able to respond quickly during non-shift business hours; must be flexible to work on shifts as assigned by management that may be outside of normal business hours; evaluates performance, status, cost and personnel issues associated with IT staff direct reports. Bachelor’s degree with a concentration or major in engineering or computer science or a Bachelor’s degree and 12 years direct career experience in information technology disciplines, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Masters of Business Administration or a Master’s degree with a concentration or major in engineering or computer science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred three certifications appropriate to the filed of the concentration of major duties performed. Experience managing or supervising staff in an IT environment; personnel supervision and management including development, coaching, objectives setting and monitoring, employee motivation and performance management; experience building and developing managerial staff; experience developing dynamic staffing plans for an IT environment; demonstrated leadership in achieving shared objectives in a matrix organization; in managing cross-departmental projects; in coordinating projects and services across department boundaries and in building and managing effective cross-departmental teams; excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to build understanding among diverse people; ability to communicate broad goals and strategies; superior interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to influence and work effectively with people both individually and within groups; strong leadership skills with the ability to perform complex scheduling, control and planning functions with a minimal amount of supervision; advanced analytical skills with the ability to relate analysis to business outcomes and strategic goals; advanced organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks; ability to handle changing priorities in a deadline orientated environment; strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to gather all relevant information, identify problems, and implement solutions quickly; ability to analyze issues and generate ideas for process improvements; ability to effectively promote new ideas or approaches; professional work ethic with the ability to meet commitments and deadlines and take ownership of problems; attention to detail especially as pertains to process executing, testing, following policy and procedures, change management, maintaining an orderly technology environment, labeling, and documenting; strong customer service skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks based on commitments; advanced proficiency with current personal computer tools and office productivity software tools; advanced proficiency with handheld data devices and cell phones; strong competency regarding the design, architecture, management, administration, monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting of current Information Technology systems which may include computing, network, application and database systems; experience with current system monitoring and management software; knowledge of current operating systems and services; knowledge of security best practices and security devices which may include firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems and anti-virus software; knowledge of current programming and scripting languages; strong competency in and demonstrated use of project management methodology; demonstrated ability to lead and motivate project teams; demonstrated ability to influence others without direct supervisory authority; experience with configuring PC hardware and software, including hardware installations; experience with software test plan design and implementation; ability to document technical processes and procedures.

#WEB1767 - Digital Radio Application Engineeer, NPR Labs
Manages and executives digital radio software development activities for NPR Labs; participates with other NPR staff, consultants, stakeholders and vendors in the creation of software applications, specifications, designs, testing, code writing, critical review, functional assessments, documentation for end users, distribution, quality assurance, and re-visioning as needed to extend or improve functionality on behalf of end users; creates and maintains financial, operational, and research documentation, as well as training, web resources and all additional records associated with advanced, unique digital radio software applications. BSEE or BS in Computer Science or Information Technology, or equivalent experience required; SBE Certification in Broadcast Networking or Radio, or equivalent experience required; Necessary Software Applications Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: solid familiarity with Windows XP, Server and Linux operating systems, 3+ years programming experience in object-object-oriented software languages, experience in Java and Visual Studio languages, experience in Microsoft Office macro development, basic competence with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Access, computer drawing programs, propagation modeling software, MATLAB, web programming, PHP, MySQL, Java Script, C, C++, Linux, and the basic Microsoft Office suite of applications; scripting and batch data processing experience using Pearl, BASH and Batch scripts; 3+ years managing servers and writing website support back-ends (including creating web pages and secure access with HTML, PHP, MySQL and llS); experience developing microcontroller and RFID technologies; demonstrated success in management of multiple, concurrent, technology system development projects; demonstrated experience in requirement gathering, preparation of system specifications, project tracking, and acceptance test planning; experience in managing multiple subcontractors, ability to create, maintain, and monitor project budgets; experience in negotiating vendor, consultant, and contractor contracts; experience in network – affiliate relationships desirable.  Public Radio experience helpful; experience in Web-based project communications, management, and tools desirable; Necessary Radio Technology Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated development track record for the HD Radio Advanced applications services platform; demonstrated understanding of professional audio transport systems, including codecs, wiring and cabling, and production processes found at typical public radio stations; including ability to design, build and troubleshoot an IBOC broadcast chain; demonstrated understanding of PAD/PSD and id3 metadata standards; demonstrated understanding of TCP/IP and UDP stacks, including the ability to analyze and write applications that take into account undocumented industry protocols based on traffic from packet captures; demonstrated experience in advanced broadcast systems security integrity. Preferred: Demonstrated expert listener capability in subjective assessment exercises highly desirable; experience with software licensing and patenting practices highly desirable; successful experience with the preparation of major research and development grants; knowledge of life-cycle project plan creation and execution; public speaking and presenting experience at the national level highly desirable; project management certification or equivalent experience highly desirable; software and presentation support for development and fundraising activities highly desirable; industry experience drafting software requirements and specifications for industry and standards settings bodies highly desirable.

.Digital Media Positions

#WEB225 – Web Metrics Analyst, NPR Digital Media
Primary responsibility for analyzing user activity for NPR Digital Media products and services, including NPR.org, media streaming, and podcasting.  Oversees our central analytics platform (currently Visual Sciences) as well as leverages a number of third party data sources to deliver proactive analysis and reporting that help drive key business decisions throughout the organization. The Web Metrics Analyst will also have frequent interaction with numerous internal and external stakeholders including NPR management, editorial staff, technical staff, business staff, audience research staff, and other analysts within the company.  BS/BA degree (MBA or MS/MA in Computer Science, Information Systems, Statistics, or a related area a plus.).  Minimum two to four years experience in business intelligence, web metrics, or marketing analyst roles; direct experience with an enterprise level web analytics application such as Visual Sciences, Omniture SiteCatalyst/Discover, CoreMetrics, etc.; experience in online publishing, digital media, e-commerce, online financial services or online retail services is highly desirable.  Desired candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to distill important information and present it in the context of business goals. The candidate should be a problem-solver with the ability to effectively and efficiently set priorities and handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.  While the position is primarily focused on analysis, the candidate should have a strong understanding of the technical considerations encountered in web analytics including log analysis, page tagging methodology, cookie handling, and other related issues. The candidate must also have a strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel, general data modeling concepts and SQL. Knowledge of advanced statistical applications is also desirable.

#WEB1511 - Senior Project Manager, User Experience Delivery
Responsible for leading the process within NPR Digital Media for multi-disciplinary projects that include technology, user experience, business, and editorial components. Oversees the implementation of established project methodologies in accordance with best industry practices, managing schedule/budget/resource needs for projects, coordinating team member activities, and aligning stakeholder and business goals to result in innovative, high-quality interactive products and services. Requires a BS/BA degree – MBA or MS/MA in Computer Science or Information Technology or related area is a plus.  Six to ten years experience in project management or other multi-disciplinary leadership role for Internet-related projects. Experience in one or more of the following environments is desirable: online publishing, digital media, e-commerce, online financial services or online retail services; proven skills in leading and motivating teams in a dynamic, high-stress environment; experience negotiating contracts and managing relationships with outside vendors; experience working in a highly collaborative environment where all team members are invited to provide input to major decisions; and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization (including senior management and peer groups) on issues of strategy and ongoing operations.  Successful candidate must have expert familiarity with the tools and processes of project management including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBok); strong familiarity with current techniques and practices of software requirements definition, user-centered design, and usability analysis; skilled use of project management software (Microsoft Project), flowchart/wireframing and process documentation software (Microsoft Visio), and standard office applications (Microsoft Office); actionable knowledge of the digital media landscape including current industry and user trends, emerging technologies, and standards; familiarity with implementation and ongoing customization of Web analytics applications, content management systems, and/or mission-critical business applications; strong familiarity with current technologies involved in Internet-based applications including client-side (HTML, JavaScript, CSS), server-side technologies (PHP, ASP, Java, relational databases), and related standards (SML, RSS, Section 509/WAI, Dublin Core); ability to analyze both quantitative and qualitative data and present findings and recommendations; strong oral and written communication skills, to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences; ability to effectively and efficiently set priorities and handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; demonstrated ability to work well independently or on a team, always showing respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system; and ability to engender trust and establish actionable consensus among these constituencies.

.#WEB1614 - Marketing Manager, Consumer Products - NPR Digital Media
NPR seeks innovative, enthusiastic self-starter to manage marketing activities for NPR consumer products and the NPR Shop. As Marketing Manager, combine your passion for public radio with your marketing experience and creativity to reach and build an active and loyal customer base. This is a full time position in Washington DC.
DUTIES: Maximize profitability and meet revenue goals by developing and executing an annual marketing plan that includes multimedia  campaigns designed to drive qualified site traffic and sales.  Analyze effectiveness of campaigns and overall integrity and performance of promotional activities, while closely managing costs and having fun.  Work with NPR’s internal creative services department and external contractors to develop marketing collateral, and coordinate placement of campaign elements to promote merchandise and the NPR Shop.  Other duties include gathering industry research, competitive landscape data, and trade intelligence for marketing and merchandising strategy development and optimization; developing new placement opportunities; managing NPR’s affiliate program, portal, and partner marketing programs and optimizing the performance of these programs; developing on-air and Web components; and working with Shop vendors to develop co-op and other marketing partnerships. REQUIRES: Bachelor’s degree in marketing or business.  Must be an extremely motivated idea machine with a thorough knowledge of online retail and familiarity with typical online marketing tactics, e-mail, and affiliate programs as well as working knowledge of print publication calendars.  Above all, the ideal candidate will possess excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills; a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks accurately and efficiently; the ability to create taglines and promotional copy, and the proven ability to consistently work well with others.  Other necessary skills include experience and knowledge of traditional retail operations, an intermediate level of proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop or equivalent graphics program, and the ability to learn new propriety software applications quickly. 
PREFERRED: MBA in Marketing or related field.  Catalog experience and previous experience with copywriting and editing are highly desirable.  Experience with Macromedia Suite is preferred. 
TO APPLY:  Please include any samples of previous work that showcase creativity and innovation.

.#WEB1659 – Senior Interactive Designer, User Experience Delivery, NPR Digital Media
Responsible for a range of design projects for NPR Digital Media products and services, including:  both general and visual and interaction design for NPR.org and related properties, style guides, templates, and other design deliverables; the design and production of news and other editorial graphics and interactive storytelling applications, including information graphics, charts, illustrations and maps.  Bachelor’s degree in Design or Art from an accredited four year college or university or equivalent.  At least 5-7 years professional experience as a graphic artist or designer, preferably in a news or other journalistic environment; at least 3 years professional experience in Web design and/or graphics; expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; command of industry best practices in Web design, information design/architecture, usability, and accessibility; strong organizational skills and ability to work under tight deadlines; ability to multitask and self-manage the deadlines of competing projects; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to present ideas and designs to a group; understanding of the creative process in a collaborative environment; ability to incorporate both stakeholder/user feedback and design critiques; and demonstrated ability to work well independently or on a team, always showing respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system.  Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities include experience developing visualizations of geographic and/or quantitative information; experience with a news publication design or Web design within a media or publication environment; demonstrated ability as an Illustrator (including traditional hand illustration), specifically experience creating editorial illustrations, information graphics and other type of representational artwork; experience with digital animation and/or 3D graphics; experience in news-based photo or video editing and/or expertise in photography or videography; familiarity with both Mac and Windows platforms; strong familiarity with Adobe Flash, especially to create interactive information applications and graphics; strong writing and proofreading skills; familiarity with HTML, JavaScript, and table-less CSS layout; and familiarity with Microsoft Visio.

#WEB1761 - Interactive Developer (Flash focus) – Development, NPR Digital Media
Responsible for coding and building interactive web-based applications and functions for the NPR website and other digital platforms as appropriate.  Assigned projects typically include full software lifecycle, including building mockups and full featured sites using Flash and ActionScript 3.0 and other programming skills. BS/BA degree or higher is required. Major or focus in Computer Science is a plus. Background in design and/or information architecture also a plus. Requires two plus years experience in online development in C/C++ or Java and including at least six months experience developing in ActionScript 3.0 for the web; Flash/ActionScript/JavaScript/HTML/CSS experience; experience with Flash Media Server and server-side web frameworks; data driven UI experience; approach Flash solution as a software engineering project; strong knowledge of XML, database, SQL, and web-based technologies, including XHTML, JavaScript and CSS; experience working in a highly collaborative environment where all team members are invited to provide input to major decisions; and experience with Flash communication server and/or Flash remoting a bonus, but not required.  Must have strong familiarity with coding best practices, including knowledge of software development lifecycle; expertise in Flash Development including Actionscript, Memory & CPU utilization, Javascript/Flash bridging and cross platform compatibility; strong OOP/OOD; limited reliance on library assets, and ability to development of custom components; integrating with external data sources (Javascript/XML/Web Services); expertise in HTML, Javascript, DHTML, XML, and CSS; multimedia design experience; actionable knowledge of the digital media landscape including current industry and user trends, emerging technologies, and standards; ability to communicate at all levels of the organization on issues of strategy and ongoing operations; familiarity with other programming languages and online technologies such as PHP, Java, Apache Servers, and Tomcat; ability to analyze both quantitative and qualitative data and present findings and recommendations; strong oral and written communication skills, to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences; ability to effectively and efficiently set priorities and handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment; ability to work independently or on a team, always showing respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system; and ability to engender trust and establish actionable consensus among these constituencies.

 #WEB1785– Assistant Product Manager, Marketing, Business Development
Assist in building NPR’s brand across digital media platforms, marketing npr.org and NPR’s digital media products and driving traffic to and awareness of digital products.  Develops, coordinates and executes marketing initiatives, and assists in conducting research  and creating marketing strategies for new and existing products; collaborates with the Product Manager, Traffic and Partnership, the Product Manager, Search and other staff members to provide ongoing support of all marketing efforts through metrics monitoring, web analysis, market research, and troubleshooting; and helps build internal awareness of NPR’s Digital Media’s contributions to the overall company priorities.  Bachelor’s degree required (marketing, communications or a related discipline preferred), graduate-level degree, coursework, and/or skills associated with an advanced degree preferred.  Minimum three years full-time work experience, to include significant experience in web publishing, marketing communications or content creation; strong oral and written communication skills, to include production of results-producing marketing or advertising copy; proven marketing and/or communications experience pertaining specifically to branded news and/or entertainment digital content; strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; actionable knowledge of the digital media landscape:  current industry and user trends, social media trends, the blogosphere and emerging technologies; ability to communication effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues and external constituencies; fluency in standard computer operating systems; complete familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of applications; strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize among various tasks (sometimes on the basis of incomplete data), ability to work independently as required, and ability to meet tight deadlines; demonstrated ability to work with internal cross-functional teams, showing at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR; and attention to full and accurate execution of all assigned projects.  Prefer experience in a public broadcasting, media, entertainment and/or daily news production environment; experience with graphics layout – Adobe Photoshop and desktop publishing a plus; knowledge of HTML using standard editing software or hand-coding methods; knowledge of JavaScript, CSS and other current Web coding protocols; hands-on experience with relational data structures and syndication protocols such as XML and RSS; and at least one year of experience with an analytics software package, such as Omniture, Core Metrics, Visual Sciences or Google Analytics.                                                                

Management and/or Supervisory Positions

#WEB79 – Director, Media Relations
NPR seeks a strong, hands-on, proven media relations professional to manage all aspects of its fast-paced, multiple-deadline Media Relations Department.  Position reports to Vice President for Communications.  Responsibilities include identifying, coordinating and securing extensive publicity opportunities for NPR, its journalism and programming, corporate issues, new media activities and all operations; managing media relations staff and resources; creating and executing strategic campaigns including launches and new business initiatives; acting as spokesperson to media on NPR and industry topics and back-up to VP on issue and reputation management; providing support to Member stations for their local publicity efforts; and serving as media relations liaison and counsel throughout the organization.  College degree and 5-10 years’ experience required in full-time, busy staff media relations positions of increasing responsibility, preferably at national news or broadcasting company, television network or entertainment company.  Familiarity with handling media relations tasks for breaking news desirable; candidate must have existing slate of media contacts in print, broadcast, trade and new media and a portfolio demonstrating results that supported overall and specific company projects and goals.  Position requires outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal skills; capacity for independently completing multiple projects with varying deadlines; ability to provide strategy and judgment in quick, commonsensical manner; and experience with contemporary communications best practices.

#WEB84 – Director of Foundation & Government, Development
Provides leadership and management of NPR’s fundraising among private foundations and government agencies for news/information and cultural programming as well as all stated NPR priorities. Assists the VP of Development in other areas of the Development Department as required. Requires Bachelor’s degree and minimum of seven years experience in fundraising with an outstanding, verifiable track record of success in raising funds, including major grants of over $500k, from national foundations and government agencies.  Must have excellent oral and written skills, excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team, to follow through on projects; some supervisory experience desirable; computer literacy and Internet familiarity required; and be able to travel as required.
Questions, resumes and CVs should be sent to: search@driconsulting.com.

#WEB442 – Senior Manager, Media Relations
Primary responsibility is raising awareness of and supporting activities of NPR government relations, digital media, business development, corporate/foundation development, HD radio and audio technology R&D, national promotions and other corporate areas;  handles media relations for the new NPR subsidiary representing corporate sponsorship for public broadcasting; creates and executes campaigns to promote these business, ad trade, broadcasting trade, journalism, digital media business and political outlets; serves as media relations liaison with a variety of external stakeholders including other public broadcasting entities and educational, technical and other partners on initiatives; works extensively throughout NPR, NPR Member stations and public broadcasting system to help generate awareness at the local levels and to represent NPR and radio’s interests in industry issues.  Bachelor degree is required.  Candidates are required to have 5-6 years’ experience in increasingly-responsible staff positions handling multiple media relations duties on a full-time, daily basis, with comparable direct experience handling at least one of corporate, business or trade within this job description; background experience working within a communications department for a broadcast/cable network, news organization or media trade association is preferred; established contacts and proven placement success with business, ad trade, broadcasting trade, political and/or philanthropic media and thoughtful coverage of complex issues and situations; outstanding news judgment, writing, speaking, organizational and interpersonal skills; extraordinary attention to detail; strong decision-making ability; demonstrated skill in comprehending and analyzing complex issues and situations and providing thoughtful media relations strategy; familiarity with contemporary Communications professional processes, services, technology and ability to articulate them to peers to achieve results; enthusiasm for a collaborative team workplace; willingness to perform all functions of his/her job with minimal or no administrative support; proven excellence in successfully juggling multiple and often high-pressure deadlines; comprehension of NPR policies – including but not limited to NPR News ethics code – and utilization of them for decision-making in media relations activities; self-starter with ability to independently initiate and follow through with opportunities; strong problem-solver.  A portfolio of successful past media placements – individual and campaign – is required, specifically demonstrating results-driven interaction with major business and/or trade media.

#WEB820 – NPR Services Manager/Website Developer
Provides and manages high quality service delivery, communications and information management; oversees the NPR Services center which furnishes skilled assistance to Member stations and listeners by researching and answering programming and service inquires via email, telephone calls and mail; manages the content development, information architecture, and maintenance of the NPR Station Site (www.nprstations.org) , NPR’s primary information tool for station relations and services; provides oversight and quality assurance for NPR’s critical databases of station information; provides day-to-day direction to the NPR Station Site Webmaster and the supports the Senior Manger of NPR Services in meeting the goals of the organization and MPS Division.  Bachelor’s degree.  Customer Service Management and/or Quality Assurance Management background; at least three years of supervisory or management experience in a quality-oriented service and/or information management environment requiring mastery and manipulation of complex information and supervision of staff; at least three years experience providing in-person or telephone customer relations or customer service in a quality-oriented environment; at least one year of experience providing and or overseeing content for a professional website; candidate must demonstrate advanced understanding of the web environment and have a solid mastery of the use of web tools; high skill level in the management of databases, manipulation of spreadsheets and use of HTML and word processing applications required; demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and initiative on a day-to-day basis and to initiate and successfully manage multiple projects requiring cooperation among diverse groups; strong organization/time management skills and ability to handle a wide variety of responsibilities under tight deadlines required; ability to work well in high-pressure environment; excellent communication skills required, including telephone, editing and writing skills and ability to work professionally with individuals at all levels inside and outside the organization; knowledge of public radio programming and media required and professional-level public broadcasting experience a strong plus, with preference for public radio experience.

#WEB1776 – Senior Director of Individual Giving, Development
Will design, build and orchestrate a comprehensive program which will focus on major gifts from individuals, ranging from significant annual gifts for operations and programs, to capital and planned gifts. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, he/she will help to build and supervise a growing individual giving department including staff in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and elsewhere (six staff members currently; expected to grow to at least 16 in the next two years). There is a possibility of a near-term capital campaign for a new headquarters in Washington and incumbent would be responsible for building the campaign staff. Key areas of responsibility include strategic planning, fundraising and management. Requires Bachelor’s degree and seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience in a complex fundraising organization; a proven track record of successful fundraising with high net worth individuals; demonstrated success closing major gifts; an organized and strategic approach to fundraising with an emphasis on major donors; flexibility and experience in building a solid major gifts program and proven ability to effectively build and inspire a team, handling both strategic and day-to-day functions; experience in soliciting gifts from a national and/or international constituency base; excellent writing and public speaking skills, familiarity with technical applications of all types; and willingness to travel domestically, with international travel possible. Also requires individual to be a facilitator and coordinator with outstanding leadership abilities and interpersonal skills; must have credibility, good judgment, integrity and trust and motivate others in a similar vein; adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through; excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic development plans; be a team player; be outgoing, straightforward and self-possessed; one who shares information readily, listens as well as gives advice and respects the abilities of others; be decisive and resourceful with the ability to anticipate and act on events and opportunities in an appropriate manner; be energetic and willing to work hands-on in developing and executing a major gifts program. Questions, resumes and CVs should be sent to: search@driconsulting.com.

Other NPR Positions

#WEB628 -Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Development & Executive Director, NPR Foundation
Responsible for providing administrative support to the Vice President for Development, a key member of NPR’s senior management team; coordinates and supports the complex executive and fundraising responsibilities of the Vice President.  Acting as the Vice President’s internal and external liaison; facilitates the Vice President’s participation in meetings, coordinates travel and interacts with Trustees, major donors, senior staff and other constituents with poise and discretion.  Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills are required. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Works independently and collaboratively as an integral member of NPR’s Development Team. Minimum requirements include: Five to seven years’ experience as an executive assistant to senior level staff.  Outstanding writing, editing and proofreading skills demonstrated in a variety of formats including correspondence, reports and proposals; meticulous English grammar and punctuation. Strong project management skills including the ability to meet deadlines oversee multiple projects simultaneously and thrive in a dynamic work environment. Database management skills and proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as on-line research services (e.g., LexisNexis, Dow Jones). Incumbent will exhibit and demonstrate maturity, discretion and sound judgment in all aspects of the position. Cover letter required with all submissions. We invite applications from professionals who share NPR’s mission to create a more informed public—one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and culture.

#WEB643 – Staff Tax Accountant, Accounting
Supports the daily operational activities of the Tax Reporting Unit within the Accounting Department through preparation of tax and other regulatory filings, and on a backup basis, supports other Accounting office units.  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting , Finance, or Business Administration.  Minimum one to two years non-profit tax compliance/accounting experience is desirable; intermediate level of understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) required; MS Word and Excel proficiency; must be versed in computer-based accounting systems, Internet applications, and general systems literacy; ability to handle multiple assignments effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment required; must display self-confidence, knowledge and be a quick study possessing a creative mind, a critical perspective, and an ability to make decisions and take action; must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; and be able to work effectively as a member of a team of diverse individuals required; must possess good problem-solving skills and be able to make specific recommendations that enhance the company’s overall objectives and goals.

#WEB650 - Administrative Coordinator, Floater, News Administration Desk
Provide administrative support to the Senior Supervising National Editor and the News Division.
Receives incoming telephone calls for the News Division; sorts and distributes mail appropriately; assists the Supervising Senior National Editor and the Deputy Supervising Senior National Editor; fills in as needed for news spot payments; fills in as needed to coordinate News Division purchasing, serving as a steward of limited resources; fills in as needed for News Division travel, serving as a steward of limited resources; Fills in as needed for News Division staffing.; Works with News Administration staff on special projects, as assigned.
 QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:  Two years of college or post-high-school secretarial training or equivalent experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability :  At least five years’ administrative experience; excellent telephone manners; excellent verbal communications skills, including grammar and pronunciation; experience prioritizing multiple phone calls; knowledge of Microsoft Office; ability to learn designated financial and travel software; strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks accurately and efficiently; and proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system. Preferred:  Experience in a demanding, fast-paced, deadline-oriented office; and administrative experience in a journalistic environment.

#WEB1114 – Assistant/Associate General Counsel

Provides legal counsel and interpretation of laws, regulations, and contracts to various NPR departments on wide range of complex legal issues relating to employees in the workplace, including labor, discrimination, benefits, litigation, contract, regulatory and other similar or related issues. Supervises and reviews NPR participation in administrative proceedings, by drafting or reviewing files, pleadings, and other submissions. Supervise or handle certain litigation and arbitration matters for NPR, including developing factual materials, drafting of pleadings, briefs, motions, discovery matters, and other trial documents, and overseeing work of outside counsel. Interpret federal, state and local rules, regulations, legislation, and judicial and administrative decisions relating to NPR workplace activities. Draft, negotiate, and review complex contracts and other instruments required by NPR's activities, including contract negotiations with applicable unions. Supervise and collaborate with other OGC attorneys, interns and law clerks and support staff on matters involving workplace law. Provide periodic training sessions and seminars for various NPR personnel pertaining to workplace law issues. Review and coordinate policy development for workplace legal issues. Assist the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel in administrative responsibilities as requested, and acts on behalf of the General Counsel in his/her absence when designated. Perform other duties, including assistance in substantive legal areas other than employment and employment benefits law, as assigned. Education: Bachelors and law degrees required. Membership of a bar (preferably District of Columbia). Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Assistant General Counsel position requires five or more years of relevant experience. Associate General Counsel position requires ten or more years of relevant experience, or exceptional achievement. PREFERRED: Experience rendering legal services at the highest quality level in a law firm or other organizational environment; consistent record of high academic and professional achievement; proven ability to obtain winning outcomes in challenging workplace environments.

#WEB1191 – Major Gifts Associate, Development
Responsible for a broad portfolio of written communications for NPR Development.  Serves as the lead writer for the Major Gifts Office and will create a wide variety of correspondence on behalf of the CEO, President, Vice President for Development, and Major Gifts Officers at NPR.  Writing projects will include funding proposals for individuals, collateral materials for proposals, stewardship reports, event or meeting follow-up letters, and speaking points for NPR leadership.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum two years of professional experience in business or technical writing, communications, media relations, or research.  Demonstrated knowledge of business correspondence, marketing materials and reports; outstanding writing, editing and proofreading skills; ability to easily adapt writing styles to fit various audiences and authors, including NPR senior administrators, staff and volunteers; knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures related to the position, including:  expertise in use of English grammar, punctuation, and syntax; strong project management skills; ability to meet deadlines and oversee multiple projects simultaneously; ability to learn specific terminology for use in developing written materials; ability to work collaboratively and independently, interact effectively with a wide variety of people, and motivate colleagues; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; and knowledge of and experience in public broadcasting preferred.

#WEB1473 – Senior Accountant, Accounting Operations
Supports the daily operational activities of the Accounting Operations unit within the Accounting Department by providing month-end and year-end financial reporting to management, reporting to outside parties as required, and technical guidance regarding financial processes to budget managers across the company.  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent experience required.  CPA preferred.  Minimum of three to five years experience in an automated accounting environment; intermediate to advanced knowledge of current database and spreadsheet tools to design schedules as well as manipulate data for analysis of accounts; be versed in computer-based accounting systems, networks, Internet applications, and systems literate; ability to handle multiple assignments effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment required; display self-confidence, knowledge and be a quick study possessing a creative mind, a critical perspective and an ability to make decisions and take action; demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; and ability to work effectively as a member of a team of diverse individuals; demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in preparation, analysis, and evaluation of complex financial statements, budgets, and/or related data and financial reports; possess good problem-solving skills and be able to craft and analyze options and make specific recommendations  that enhance the company’s overall objectives and goals; and knowledge of sales and use tax filings.

#WEB1755 - Digital Campaign Associate, National Public Media LLC
(Subsidiary of NPR and WGBH)
Please note:  This position is based in Culver City, CA at NPR’s West Coast bureau
Helps secure corporate support for NPR’s Web site and other digital media properties within public broadcasting. Campaign Associates coordinate responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from National Sales Representatives, work with Sales Representatives and Campaign Managers to develop sponsorship packages from existing inventory that meet sponsor’s goals; modify presentations and provide research as needed to support sponsorship efforts; document campaign delivery and inventory management; generate monthly reports for National Sales Representatives and Campaign Managers; traffic and optimize delivery of sponsorships; manage sponsorship campaigns; and help identify new product opportunities and new sales opportunities. Bachelor’s degree required. Computer literacy is essential, as is comfort with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills required. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Flash a plus. General proficiency with HTML and JavaScript highly desirable. Must be detail-oriented with good problem-solving skills, and have the ability to effectively handle multiple assignments under tight deadline pressure. Candidate should be comfortable working independently as well as within a team and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Minimum of 1 year direct experience in digital advertising operations or sales desired. Experience with marketing research tools such as @Plan, Nielsen NetRatings or Comscore a plus. Hands-on knowledge of online ad serving tools desired, as is the ability to understand and explain Web advertising and sponsorship trends and technologies. Experience with Web analytics metrics a plus. Strong customer service skills required.

#WEB1756 - Operations Specialist, National Public Media LLC
(Subsidiary of NPR and WGBH)
Please note:  This position is based in Washington, DC
The Operations Specialist will be the main technical resource for the tools and systems used to serve digital sponsorships for NPR, PBS and other digital properties within public broadcasting. Primary responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operation of ad servers and related systems; troubleshooting delivery or system problems; and serving as project lead for technical implementations involving difficult campaigns, new systems or new digital products. This person will be the main technical resource to the Operations team and Sales Representatives. Secondary duties may involve campaign management and delivery analysis. Direct experience with Atlas AdManager, DART for Publishers, Salesforce and Operative Dashboard preferred; experience with at least one major ad server required.  Candidate must be highly adept in all technical aspects of digital advertising, to include implementing ad-serving systems, tagging digital properties, troubleshooting rich media creatives and solving delivery problems. Experience with emerging formats such as podcasting and mobile a significant plus, as is experience with audio and video advertising. Candidate should be proficient in writing technical specifications and requirements. Bachelor’s degree required. High proficiency in troubleshooting creatives in HTML, JavaScript, Flash and Photoshop required. Project management skills a significant plus. Candidate should be comfortable working independently as well as within a team and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Minimum of three years direct experience in digital advertising operations. Hands-on knowledge of online ad serving tools required, as is the ability to explain Web advertising and sponsorship trends and technologies to non-technical audiences. Hands-on experience with Web analytics tools required. Strong customer service skills a plus.

#WEB1771 - Digital Campaign Associate, National Public Media LLC
(Subsidiary of NPR and WGBH)
Please note:  This position is based in NPR's Washington, DC
Helps secure corporate support for NPR's Web site and other digital media properties within public broadcasting. Coordinates responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from National Sales Representatives, work with Sales Representatives and Campaign Managers to develop sponsorship packages from existing inventory that meet sponsor's goals; modify presentations and provide research as needed to support sponsorship efforts; document campaign delivery and inventory management; generate monthly reports for National Sales Representatives and Campaign Managers; traffic and optimize delivery of sponsorships; manage sponsorship campaigns; and help identify new product opportunities and new sales opportunities. Bachelor's degree required. Strong customer service skills required. Computer literacy is essential, as is comfort with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills required. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Flash a plus. General proficiency with HTML and JavaScript highly desirable. Must be detail-oriented with good problem-solving skills, and have the ability to effectively handle multiple assignments under tight deadline pressure. Candidate should be comfortable working independently as well as within a team and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Minimum of 1 year direct experience in digital advertising operations or sales desired. Experience with marketing research tools such as @Plan, Nielsen NetRatings or Comscore a plus. Hands-on knowledge of online ad serving tools desired, as is the ability to understand and explain Web advertising and sponsorship trends and technologies. Experience with Web analytics metrics a plus.

#WEB1775 - Development Research Assistant, Development
Supports the daily development research functions of the Major Gifts and Foundations teams.  Will use online and hard-copy resources to research and assist with the qualification of individual and foundation prospects and current donors; regularly data-mine internal database system and files to cull donor and prospect information; help to prepare concise written briefings and confidential research reports regarding individual and foundation prospects and donors; maintain and routinely update constituent records in the database; prepare spreadsheets and reports for prospect tracking and review meetings; maintain research resource library subscriptions; gather and route periodicals and news clippings; and perform other duties as assigned.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum of 1-2 years’ relevant or equivalent job- related experience; previous experience with gathering information and compiling detailed reports; and working knowledge of fundraising database systems and Microsoft Office software; ability to work independently and with a team; and a demonstrated ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.

#WEB1782 – Development Research Associate, Development
Plays a central role in assisting NPR’s fundraising.  Research and analyze information and prepare qualifying research regarding prospective major gift donors;  data-mine internal database system, files, periodicals, and online resources to identify prospects; prepare in-depth prospect research profiles and prospective donor visit briefings for presentation to senior level staff; maintain comprehensive profiles on current and potential individual and foundation donors; assist with assigning standardized ratings to prospects based on financial capacity and inclination; and perform other duties as assigned.  Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English or Library Science.  Minimum of three years’ experience in a development research role, with a proven track record of preparing confidential research on major gift prospects; extensive knowledge of standard online development research resources and fundraising software; excellent verbal and written communication abilities; solid time management skills; strong analytical skills; and a demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team.

NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer