Associate Producer, Invisibilia


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NPR’s Invisibilia is looking for an experienced audio producer. We are an ambitious radio show and podcast with a large audience and we are committed to doing the highest quality non-fiction audio storytelling.


Applicants should be very experienced in audio production and intellectually and creatively ambitious.  People with experience in deeply reported long form documentary work are particularly encouraged to apply.


Invisibilia is a small group within a much larger organization and we have a start-up-like culture. We are an all-hands-on-deck situation and we are looking for people who really enjoy our kind of intense, creative and collaborative environment.  

Essential Duties Include

This producer will find and pitch stories for contributors and hosts to present, produce the work of contributors and hosts, assist with editing the work of contributors and hosts and may occasionally report and produce his or her own original stories.


As needed this producer will be responsible for or assist with such work as audio recordkeeping and archiving, staff administrative and organizational work such as scheduling, technical arrangements such as remote recording, scheduling of IT acquisitions or maintenance, freelance contracts and payments, music rights and contracts, coordinating of fact checking or other outside production or editorial work.


As needed this producer will manage and design audience engagement initiatives, maintain social media accounts, and conceive of, assign and manage digital and multimedia content.  


This producer ultimately reports to the Supervising Senior Editor of Invisibilia, is directed by the Executive Producer and takes instruction and guidance from hosts and show producers. This producer works under and for the NPR Programming Division, which develops and produces audio and digital content across all NPR platforms. All producers in Programming play a part in the success of these efforts.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

At least four years of experience in radio production, with an emphasis in creating compelling long-form audio stories.

Proven experience with Protools or similar audio production platforms.

Understanding of the standards and practices of journalism and experience reporting stories involving personal stories and social science topics.

Demonstrated aptitude for and enjoyment of work in an intense and demanding environment.

Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and know when each is called for.  

Ready willingness to take on any task that is required, moving with ease from one assignment to another, enthusiastically tackling basic workplace tasks as well as more creative assignments.


We very strongly prefer someone who will relocate to Washington, DC,  but, in some cases, we will consider other arrangements.




Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you.  All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.


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