Blue Ridge Public Radio Arts and Performance Producer

Blue Ridge Public Radio – WCQS & BPR News – Asheville, NC

Arts and Performance Producer: This is a new position at Blue Ridge Public Radio responsible for executing the daily production of local cultural content for all BPR platforms, including a new weekly series.  We’re looking for an innovative multi-media journalist and producer with a deep interest in arts and performance.

Blue Ridge Public Radio broadcasts two channels of programming across a 13-country region of Western North Carolina: WCQS, news and classical music, and BPR News, all-news and information. WCQS is the #1 most-listened-to-radio station in the Asheville Metro.

Lonely Planet calls Asheville the “Top Destination You Need To See in 2017.”  Our region is powered by a dynamic, creative economy and a vibrant music and arts community. According to National Geographic, “Reinventing the rules is an Asheville tradition—be it visual art, cool crafts, funky music, theater, or film, Asheville is an experimental epicenter —and always has been.”  Asheville is also a foodie and craft beer paradise, and is surrounded by some of America’s most beautiful mountains and rivers for an endless range of outdoor adventures. For more watch this Creative Mornings video: 

Responsibilities:  The person who fills this position will develop and produce segments for BPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. These will include interviews, musical performances, and packaged reports. The Producer, in partnership with local arts and media organizations, will also create a weekly, live showcase program which will capture the great range and authenticity of our region’s dynamic arts community.  The producer reports to the Director of Programming and coordinates with the News Director for the placement of arts and performance content across platforms.

Specific Duties: Book guests, conduct research, write scripts, edit audio, curate content from a variety of sources, generate content for BPR websites and mobile platforms, and contribute to the station’s social media activity.

Requirements: A four year degree in relevant field or equivalent experience. Three years professional experience in production of arts and performance audio content, preferably in public media. This will include professional experience with non-linear audio. A demonstrated ability to create multimedia content for web, mobile, and social media platforms. Demonstrated, excellent writing skills. A high level of on-air hosting and reporting expertise.

How to apply: Email a letter introducing yourself and outlining your ideas for producing high-quality, engaging arts and performance content for Blue Ridge Public Radio. Let us know your salary requirements. Include your resume and three professional references and send to

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 17, 2017.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Blue Ridge Public Radio provides equal employment opportunity for all qualified current and prospective employees without distinction or discrimination based on of age, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, color, race, national origin, religion, disability, military service or veteran status, or other characteristic(s) protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. This policy is reflected in all BPR practices and policies.