The GroundTruth Project, an independent nonprofit media organization committed to supporting a new generation of journalists, is seeking a Senior Podcast Producer/Editor for a short-term health reporting project based in New York City.

 

Working with five emerging journalists who have graduated from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and are participating in a fellowship with GroundTruth, the Senior Podcast Producer/Editor will manage the production of a podcast series that explores opioid prescriptions and addiction, the link to heroin and other illegal drugs—and what, if anything, can be done to manage the growing crisis. The five episodes of the series will rely on narrative storytelling to assess a growing problem in the New York metropolitan area and around the nation: how overprescribed opioids, many times first prescribed in an Emergency Room or urgent care setting, have unintentionally created an addicted class that has graduated to the use of illegal drugs. The reporting will look at a complex set of questions around the issue by focusing on the stories of providers and patients, and steps being taken to correct the gaps in the health delivery system.

 

The Senior Podcast Producer/Editor will oversee all reporting, story development and production of the sound-rich and in-depth podcast episodes, and contribute to a multimedia report built around the podcast that may feature photography, video and writing components.

 

This is a three-month position beginning in early January. The ideal candidate is based in New York City, and willing to travel to Boston several times throughout the project.

 

Pay is competitive, and commensurate with experience.

 

To apply, please send in a single document a resume, cover letter detailing your experience in podcasts and health reporting, and links to three audio pieces to Denise LiGreci: dligreci@thegroundtruthproject.org.  

 

About The GroundTruth Project: Committed to supporting and inspiring a new generation of journalists to tell the most important stories of their generation, The GroundTruth Project is based in Boston at the PBS flagship, WGBH. Since it was formally incorporated as a non-profit in 2014, GroundTruth has offered more than 100 reporting fellowships and workshops to top, emerging journalists around the world and distributes their award-winning work through editorial partnerships with PRI The World, PBS NewsHour, PBS FRONTLINE, The Atlantic, ABC News, the Huffington Post and other leading news organizations. For more GroundTruth fellowship opportunities click here.