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Multimedia Producer (September 2021)

HPR seeks a Multimedia Producer to oversee production of on-air promos, live music events, and other content for broadcast and digital platforms.

Role Description 

This role oversees all audio and video production for the station, and is directly responsible for managing on-air promo production, live music events, and other special station projects. The role ties directly to HPR’s Strategic Plan:

  • HPR provides the highest quality local, national, and international news, music, cultural, and entertainment programming. (Goal 1)
  • Increase audience of local news over all platforms (Goal 1 a vi)
  • Increase listeners and listening to classical and non-classical music formats (Goal 1 b i)
  • Increase audience of non-news talk programming (Goal 1 b iv)

This is a full-time, exempt position. Typical schedule is Monday - Friday, 40-45 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

The Multimedia Producer records, edits, and mixes content for on-air and digital productions, including promotions, special programming, station IDs. This position sits within the Marketing department but supports all departments and programming, and is responsible for ensuring broadcast-quality sound for all formats.

This individual will primarily:

  • record and produce promos and other scripted audio segments;
  • record and/or produce live music productions for broadcast;
  • serve as AV point person for live streaming and broadcast events; 

The position requires the ability to capture, edit and mix audio, effectively utilize audio editing software, operate audio equipment to properly record/edit voiceovers and interviews, troubleshoot issues related to audio capture and storage, and prepare audio and related media content for delivery.

The ideal candidate will have experience with recording and production of music and promo spot recording and editing, audio file management, and multi-track recording, with a clear understanding of proper microphone techniques in a variety of environments. Working knowledge of Adobe Audition and ENCO a plus.

On-air promo production & management (primary duties)

  • Lead promo scripting, production, and scheduling in alignment with Marketing campaigns and station initiatives 
  • Lead weekly promo/traffic meeting
  • Script & produce new promo suites as needed, including time-sensitive as well as evergreen promos for programming, fundraising, and other station initiatives
  • Actively maintain and update testimonial database for Underwriting and Membership
  • Maintain and manage ENCO promo archive
  • Update station IDs on a quarterly basis, in collaboration with Programming
  • Produce other special features, such as vignettes, as assigned

Production of live recordings for on-air broadcast (seasonal/as needed)

  • Set up and oversee audio recording for live music performances in HPR’s studios, as needed
  • Collaborate with external music partners to receive audio captured by third parties; ensure that audio files are broadcast quality
  • Edit, mix, and produce live recordings for scheduled broadcast, including corresponding promo spots   

On-air technical sound quality management (ongoing/as needed)

  • Maintain sound-related audio equipment, in collaboration with Program Manager. 
  • Serve as in-house resource for audio production related questions (sound/editing/functionality)
  • Lead periodic in-house vocal coaching and talent development
  • Pledge drive setup (on-air component only)

Video / livestream technical production (occasional/as needed)

  • Set up, test, and troubleshoot AV equipment, software, and streams for livestream station events

Support station financial goals (seasonal)

  • Support seasonal on-air fundraising campaigns through production of promo spots and other audio assets
  • Serve day-to-day fund drive duties (volunteer supervisor, producing, etc) along with other station staff
  • Set up on-air component of fund drive equipment

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a program with concentration in music performance, music technology, audio recording and/or broadcast production or the equivalent; AND two years of progressively responsible experience in high fidelity audio recording and music program production and/or live broadcast program production; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • A passion for public radio, audio, learning, and storytelling.
  • Strong initiative and work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly organized and proactive, producing creative content on deadline.
  • Facility with existing and future digital and audio capture & storage systems.
  • Experience in broadcast studio and/or remote/on-location audio recording and production, including evaluating musician stage positions and acoustic conditions to properly position microphones and production equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of analog and digital audio equipment, signal flow, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Experience in stereo recording and production techniques.
  • Experience in work that requires attention to detail.

To apply, send your resume along with a cover letter and examples of related work to dgough@hawaiipublicradio.org. Your work examples should total no longer than 20 minutes and should represent mixing, editing, knowledge of proper broadcast levels, and other skills described for this position.
Hawai‘i Public Radio is an EEO employer.