Sr. Producer- WABE

Sr. Producer- WABE

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) is a non-profit organization formally called Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative, Inc. (AETC).  As a broadcast service, PBA is comprised of WABE90.1FM, WPBA-TV30 and the digital service Atlanta PlanIt. For more information on the broadcast service, programming and opportunities, please visit

Job Title:  Sr. Producer for City Lights with Lois Reitzes

City Lights with Lois Reitzes is a program with a focus on the Metro-Atlanta arts and culture community. City Lights explores the ways in which people express themselves creatively. In addition to a wide range of music, City Lights covers theater, dance, pop culture, visual arts and more. WABE has long been a partner with many organizations in Atlanta and through City Lights we deepen those relationships to serve our community with even greater arts and cultural content.

Position Summary:

Oversee all aspects of production for daily arts/culture talk program. Lead and supervise producers. Ensure program consistently meets the highest journalistic standards of fairness and professionalism. Coordinate production of online content with digital team. 

Duties/Position Responsibility:

  • With input of Program Host, serves as the leader of the program, with external focus and functions
  • Communicates the vision of the program to the staff and collaborates with other departments
  • In conjunction with the Host, responsible for the program’s overall tone and balance
  • Consistently assess the program’s content and priorities
  • Ensure each day’s broadcast is of the highest standards and quality
  • Work closely with the Host/Executive Producer in making content and editorial decisions.
  • Supervise production and presentation of program’s online and social media content
  • Make daily and longer-term assignments, alongside the Host/ Executive Producer
  • Originate story ideas for the program and produce segments
  • Produce in-the field reports and features to air in daily program
  • Line produce live broadcast of the program 
  • Maintains/plans calendar of program content
  • Assigns tasks to producers
  • Develop and produce special programs and remote broadcasts
  • Cultivate sources at publishing houses, local universities, government agencies, community organizations, media outlets, arts community and others
  • Collaborate with Operations on engineering and equipment issues

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to produce programs that meet NPR standards
  • Proven ability to contribute to a positive, diverse, creative, high performance culture
    Leadership and personnel skills
  • Ability to evaluate content/quality/sound and act decisively with sound management
  • Ability to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships and represent program internally and externally
  • Ability to maintain high journalistic and production standards under deadline pressure.
  • Digital Editing skills (Adobe Audition or other)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to deal with a broad variety of complex projects and assignments

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Public Broadcasting Atlanta

740 Bismark Rd. NE

Atlanta, GA 30324

Fax: 678-553-3026

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