Science and The Arts Producer, Science Friday (FT, NYC)

Job Title:
Science and The Arts Producer, Science Friday

Full time, New York

Job Description:

Science Friday ( is the very popular science news/talk show heard each week on NPR and Podcast on the Web. We also produce unique SciFri Videos and news stories for our Web site. We are a small but joyous band of folk dedicated to the idea that science should be “user friendly” and that professionalism, humor, and quality are essential to success.

We have a job opening for a radio and multimedia producer with a keen interest in the intersection of science and the arts. We’re looking for someone with the skills and desires to seek out and showcase artistic endeavors that have a science slant — film, theater, painting, drawings, music, pop culture, etc. The right candidate for this job will have journalism experience and a genuine interest in “the arts,” but also care about science and culture.

This position will involve two distinct tasks:
1. Pitching, researching, and producing stories for live radio interviews on science and art
2. maintaining our SciArts Web site, which entails blogging regularly, closely editing guest bloggers, and producing multimedia content (additional interviews, slideshows, and videos).

Since this position is underwritten through a Foundation grant, this position will also involve collaboration with our fundraising staff, to ensure fulfillment of grant requirements.

We offer:
• Flexible hours and workspace; you may be able to work offsite if conditions allow
• A challenging environment, the opportunity to work with friendly people and learn new skills in radio, video and the Internet;
• Competitive, full time position with room to grow.

• Proven journalism experience in science, technology or arts writing/editing;
• Interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
• Self-starter who can work independently and create self-directed goals and timelines;
• Knowledge of WordPress or similar software is helpful but not necessary;
• Knowledge of audio and video editing software (ProTools, Final Cut, or similar programs) preferred.

To apply, please send resume, samples or URL links to your work, with a cover letter describing why this sounds like the right job for you.

Visit our web site, to get an idea of what is expected.

Contact: Ira Flatow,

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