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Talk Show Producer

Talk Show Producer

• Emerging Level


St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) seeks a full-time talk show producer to complete a team of six who produce the station’s flagship local program, St. Louis on the Air.

Category Producers 
Location Location Not Provided
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

The daily, weekday show recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and podcasts of the show’s segments surpassed one million downloads in 2020.

St. Louis on the Air is the region’s premier place for thoughtful conversations that offer depth and context about what’s happening. Our next talk show producer will successfully search for story ideas, book guests, conduct show research, prepare notes for the host, edit and mix audio and write news stories. They will identify relevant local and regional stories that deal with a wide range of topics (politics, science, business, arts and culture, education, etc.) and adapt talk show content for broadcast and online. They will also produce and mix additional audio elements that enhance the sound of the show.


A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or relevant area, or an equivalent amount of experience, and at least two years of related experience, is required. A great candidate for the talk show producer job will have:
  • Experience in journalism, and the ability to build a robust network of sources that help inform coverage; 
  • A highly collaborative work style, and the ability to be effective when working on solo tasks; 
  • Interest in telling stories about communities of color and topics that have been traditionally underrepresented in media; 
  • Experience producing and/or mixing audio. 
An exceptionally qualified candidate for this position might also have:
  • Three or more years of journalism experience, in digital and/or broadcast; 
  • Extensive familiarity with audio editing software and remote recording equipment; 
  • Experience working on a talk show.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day
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