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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Writing / Editing
Associate Producer
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Scripps Media | New York, NY
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Job Description

Report and produce episodes of Freakonomics Radio. Bring the rigor and scrutiny of a social scientist to the exploration of topics in beahvioral science, economics, and other facets of human and social actions and interactions — along with a writer's narrative sensibility. 

  • Supervise all aspects of production of 10-12 episodes per year — from idea phase through publication
  • Pitch ideas and research show topics
  • Identify and pre-interview potential guests
  • Prep host for interviews
  • Conduct interviews and field reporting
  • Log tape, cut host tracks, cut interviews
  • Write scripts
  • Offer editorial feedback to host
  • Contribute to social media accounts and listener engagement
  • Participate in weekly editorial meetings
  • Possibly appear on-air with host for segments
  • Some administrative tasks as needed


  • Experience in journalism and/or research in economics or other social science — both preferred
  • At least two years' experience in a deadline-driven media environment
  • Superb writing skills showing originality and humor
  • An interest in and knack for understanding research papers, data and evidence-based social science
  • Creative problem-solving in editing stories and interviews
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • Scrupulous attention to detail
  • Proficiency with audio editing (Pro Tools) a plus

Benefits include health insurance and potential for annual bonus.

About Scripps Media

Our company, Dubner Productions, produces Freakonomics Radio in partnership with Scripps Media's podcast company Stitcher. Producers of our show are employed by Scripps.