Senior Producer

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Full-time

The On Being Project is looking for a senior producer to help produce two of our podcasts (On Being with Krista Tippett — which averages 50 million plays annually — and This Movie Changed Me), in addition to expanding our growing podcast portfolio. 

The On Being Project is a non-profit media and public life initiative. We make a public radio show, podcasts, and tools for the art of living that explore the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, community, poetry, and the arts. Through content, experiences and practical tools, we tend the human change that makes social transformation possible. 

The senior producer will be a leader within our On Being Studios team, which is made up of audio producers and engineers. The team’s mission is to create audio content that meets our audience where they are for how they long to be. We are a collaborative team that embraces experimentation and iteration. Our motto when it comes to our team culture is: “Working to help each other succeed.”

The ideal candidate for this role is a collaborative and curious leader who loves learning. They lead by example through both the quality of their work and their direct communication style. They are a seasoned audio editor who understands what makes a good story and how to identify themes and emblematic moments in an interview. They love the editorial and technical challenge of editing audio to craft a compelling, insightful conversation. And they are independent and organized enough to tackle projects on their own, but still enjoy working as a team. 

This is a full-time position that will report to the executive producer of On Being Studios. The position must be based out of our main offices in Minneapolis. Relocation assistance is available. 

What you’ll be doing:  

  • Produce the weekly On Being radio show and podcast, including editing audio, booking guests and studios, creating prep packets for the host, and managing the day-to-day and weekly deliverables for public radio stations and our podcast feed (e.g. fundraising shows, prepend podcast ads, etc.).
  • Lead the seasonal production for This Movie Changed Me, including editing audio, mixing, managing the production calendar, booking guests and studio spaces, and creating prep packets for the host.
  • Travel as necessary for in-person interviews and live events related to This Movie Changed Me.
  • Research and pitch possible guests for This Movie Changed Me
  • Serve as back-up to the Executive Producer when they are out of office or otherwise unavailable.

Your qualifications: 

  • Have a minimum of 6-10 years demonstrated experience working at a high-level in the fields of radio, audio production, or video production. 
  • Have strong editorial judgment and skills. 
  • Have strong understanding of principles of journalism and ethics.
  • Have extensive experience editing audio with knowledge of ProTools preferred or comparable audio or video editing software.
  • Have experience as a mentor. 
  • Be familiar with On Being’s content and listen to podcasts regularly.
  • Be able to handle tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be flexible and organized, with an ability to respond to changing priorities.
  • Be a humble, collaborative, organized leader who is authoritative in their domain.

Note: Please consider applying if you meet 70 percent of the requirements above. 

Application instructions


Please apply on this site by September 20, 2019. You will be asked to submit a resume, references, and briefly respond to the prompts below (each in 250 words or fewer). We will review your question answers before we look at your resume. 

  1. Listen to the Teju Cole episode of On Being with Krista Tippett and describe the central idea that you’d like the audience to take away. Pull out quotes from the transcript that support your idea.   

  2. Describe a time when you were part of a team that didn’t function so well. What do you think was getting in the way? What did you try to do to change it?

  3. Describe an audio project you produced that taught you something new — about yourself, your skills, the content, or something else. 

  4. What is something you’d like us to know about you that we wouldn’t ordinarily get from a resume?

About The On Being Project

The On Being Project is an independent, non-profit media and public life initiative. We strive to be an ambitious, high-performing and yet human-centered organization. Our service to our audience, community, and the world is the focus of our work together.

The On Being is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion/spiritual beliefs, ancestry, citizenship status, age, cognitive/physical abilities, sex (this includes sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), marital status, military service, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.