About Chicago Public Media
Chicago Public Media is one of the largest, most decorated, aggressively creative, and journalistically ambitious public radio organizations in the nation. We are home to WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news station, and Vocalo Radio, Chicago’s Urban Alternative, (91.1 FM in Chicago, vocalo.org everywhere), which serves a multicultural audience through an urban alternative music and culture format. We are the birthplace of such celebrated programs as This American Life, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Sound Opinions, Curious City and most recently, a growing portfolio of podcasts that include Serial, the “Making” series, including Making Obama and Making Oprah, and Motive.
The Opportunity: Digital Multimedia Producer, Vocalo
Vocalo Radio is Chicago’s Urban Alternative, an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, alternative R&B, House music and culture. We aspire to be catalyst for discovery, expression and participation, inspiring the next generation of Black and Latinx creatives and changemakers. Our format works at the intersection of music, storytelling and engagement to affect positive change in our community and in people’s lives.
We are seeking a Digital Multimedia Producer who will own our digital presence, grow our audience, and position Vocalo as an essential destination for music, arts, and culture. They will create, produce and distribute compelling, original content across Vocalo’s digital platforms (web, app, social media) and to help us translate these experiences IRL. The Digital Multimedia Producer will work closely with a small team of hosts, producers and freelance contributors to expand and deepen our engagement with diverse audiences and to help position Vocalo Radio as Chicago’s premiere destination for music and culture.
Our ideal Digital Multimedia Producer is fluent in digital and social media platforms, working effortlessly to produce and publish stories, posts, pictures and videos to our website and our primary social media outlets (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). You love the artists and music at the heart of our urban alternative format and are passionate about for growing and connecting young diverse audiences, particularly among Chicago’s Black and Latinx communities. You’re positive, upbeat and creative – and you know how to focus and deliver on deadline. Excellent writing and communication come naturally to you, as does telling stories that authentically engage diverse audiences. You thrive in a collaborative, creative environment and love working with a wide array of colleagues and artists to help build Vocalo Radio into a truly vibrant cultural force.
Required Skills and Experience
Working at Chicago Public Media
At Chicago Public Media we believe dedication to a great workplace includes supporting our employees and their families. As a result, we provide a broad and generous benefits package for you at hire and in the years to come. Our benefits include:
Due to current COVID restrictions, you must be able to work remotely at your own designated location with Internet access and you must be willing and able to work at our Navy Pier offices, if needed. Right now, most of our staff is working remotely.
The essential functions described above are not all-inclusive and may change periodically to meet the needs of Chicago Public Media (CPM). The information contained in this job description is not intended to create any contractual or other legal commitment. Chicago Public Media may change the content or format of this job at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion without notice.
Chicago Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we actively seek and welcome people from all backgrounds, orientations, and life experiences to join our team.