**Posted by:** StoryCorps

Brooklyn, NY, US

Job Title: Production Assistant (Temporary)

Department: Production

Division: Programs

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports To: Production Manager

Status: Full-Time, Temporary, Exempt

Position Overview:

The Production Assistant will provide administrative and technical support to
the production department, primarily assisting producers working on a year-
long project to create multi-media stories for web distribution.

This position is responsible for maintaining a production schedule, arranging
travel, and overseeing logistics for national interviews to be executed by
StoryCorps producers, as well as through StoryCorps' Door-to-Door recording
service. The Production Assistant will also handle the cataloging and
archiving of interview materials collected for this project, and will work
closely with the Production Manager to track progress and report on this year-
long project's goals.

StoryCorps seeks to tell stories from an inclusive range of American voices --
from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to our
Historias Initiative to collect the experiences of Latinos. Candidates with
work experience in and knowledge of diverse communities are strongly
encouraged to apply; experience in Latino and/or African American communities
is strongly preferred.

The Temporary Production Assistant position has an end date of December 31,

Excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, Flexible
Spending Account, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, Employee Assistance Plan,
and TransitCheks; also includes paid time off (vacation, sick leave, personal
days, and holidays).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  * Provide general administrative and technical support to the production team, including databasing interviews and helping Production Manager file reports
  * Track and file interview materials
  * Handle communication, logistics, and travel for StoryCorps recording days conducted in partnership with outside organizations
  * Serve as an active member of the StoryCorps Production department, including participation in departmental meetings and project teams
  * Perform other duties to support the Production function as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:


  * 1-2 years experience in an editorial environment
  * Bachelor's degree
  * Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  * Proficiency in Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet, email, and Adobe Photoshop
  * Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  * Exceptional organization skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
  * Ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to contribute to problem-solving activities within a growing, changing organization
  * Cultural competence and the ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people


  * Proficiency on a Mac platform
  * Basic skills or fluency in a language other than English; Spanish fluency preferable
  * Working knowledge of ProTools or a similar digital audio editing program

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