Associate Producer, Shade 45 - Part-Time
New York, NY
Job Description

Location: New York, NY

Position Summary:

Conceptualizes, develops and produces full-length or short form programs, and/or segments of larger programs, while maintaining the channel's creative vision. Initiates show topics, collaborates ideas with show hosts, books guests and prepares interview materials including background information and interview questions. Makes decisions related to creative processes, content development and production. Works independently on standard programs, and assists with larger, complex and high profile programs. Exercises a high-level of creativity and executes programming assignments with minimal oversight. Oversees technical staff performing editing and running audio boards. May be assigned to more than one program and perform slightly different functions across programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Works with hosts and program director to design overall sound and image of program(s), consistent with platform goals.
  • Creates, coordinates, writes and produces original programs, productions, segments, daily promos and/or specials.
  • Researches topics and themes to write scripts, line copy, and develop show content for hosts.
  • Develops novel and creative ways to present content.
  • Participates in creative meetings to brainstorm ideas, select programming content and delegate work assignments.
  • Proactively identifies, selects and books business content and expert guests in business and general content with the programming team; oversees those assisting with guest bookings.
  • Researches guest backgrounds, develops interview questions and pre-interviews guests.
  • Coaches hosts, talent and guests, and provides relevant information to hosts for on-air interviews.
  • Schedules program elements prior to air, ensuring that rotation and policies are followed.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with major publicists, political figures, entertainment companies, and industry contacts who will be active in pursuing placement of guests on SiriusXM's programs and provide show content.


  • Determines the appropriate mix of sound elements for assigned shows, and ensures that levels are mixed properly.
  • Ensures that on-air product is up to broadcast standards before it leaves the studios.
  • Ensures that personnel are assigned to monitor sound equipment during air time, and that clip information, music and non-music elements have been entered into audio software.
  • Establishes programming clocks with team so that all content and advertisements are featured as planned.
  • Trains and leads the work of associate producers, production assistants, board operators and interns.


  • Monitors assigned channels for quality control and reports content error and technical issues to the appropriate individuals for correction.
  • Manages the consistent flow of communication among program staff.
  • Reviews completed programs and leads audio editing assignments.

Additional duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervises special projects.
  • Reviews audience feedback and applies comments to programming.
  • Works with broadcast operations staff to coordinate logistics for remote broadcasts.
  • Interfaces with on-air personalities, engineering staff, marketing/advertising staff, talent and artists.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this job.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant experience.
  • At least 1+ year(s) of broadcast experience.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Excellent creative writing and communication skills for radio.
  • Ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast entertainment.
  • Strong background in talent bookings.
  • Ability to execute ideas.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Strong interest in news, current events and pop culture, as related to assigned channels / programs.
  • Comfortable working with high profile individuals.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in:
    • Microsoft Office,
    • Prophet,
    • SAW,
    • SoundForge,
    • Music Master,
    • Pro Tools,
    • Cool Edit,
    • Zetta
    • Adobe Audition.
  • Mixing sound elements into a professional sounding product.

SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

Job Type Part Time