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Remote Position Available:  Indigenous Rights Radio Producer - English-speaking

 

Cultural Survival is a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, with remote staff based in Hawaii, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Nepal, Bolivia, Kenya, and Canada. Cultural Survival advocates for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience since 1972.  There are approximately 370 million Indigenous people in the world, belonging to 5,000 different groups, in 90 countries worldwide. Indigenous People live in every region of the world. Sometimes identifying as Tribal Peoples, Original Peoples, First Peoples, Native Peoples, Adivasi, or other terms, Indigenous Peoples constitute about 5% of the world’s population.

 

Indigenous Rights Radio (IRR) is a program of Cultural Survival that uses the power of community radio to inform Indigenous communities of their rights. We envision a world in which Indigenous communities, equipped with knowledge of their rights, are empowered to protect their lands, languages, and cultures.  Cultural Survival’s current Indigenous radio producers gather stories from Indigenous Peoples around the world. In English, Spanish, and a growing array of Indigenous languages, we have produced over 900 radio programs which are distributed to approximately 1500 radio stations globally.

 

Responsibilities:

This is a full-time position, (roughly 40 hours/week over the course of a full year) based remotely from anywhere in the world.

The English-speaking Radio Producer will be responsible for regular and timely production of radio programs on a range of topics relating to Indigenous Peoples’ rights, experiences, challenges, and successes.  This will include script writing for short programs, as well as crafting of longer pieces based on interviews and investigative reporting on Indigenous Peoples’ issues.  The producer will be responsible for working both independently and collaboratively and participating in weekly online meetings with the full Indigenous Rights Radio production team.

 

Requirements:

●Fluency in English (written and spoken) (Native speaker not required); 

○Indigenous language fluency also preferred

○Spanish language skills welcome but not required

●Experience in audio production: 

○recording audio in studio as well as in the field

○professional interviewing skills, in both official and casual settings

○script-writing, conceptualizing program arcs

○audio editing

●Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ issues locally or globally

○Familiarity with international Indigenous rights mechanisms preferred

●Ability and willingness to travel internationally, including to the United States (10% of time)

●Access to reliable Internet connection

●Ability to work independently and take the lead on presenting ideas for new radio programming

●Reliably meets deadlines

●Ability to work as a member of a team of producers and accept constructive criticism

 

Compensation:

This is a consultancy position, based remotely from anywhere in the world. Compensation will be the equivalent of $10,000 USD for a full year, at roughly 40hrs per week.

 

To apply:

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and samples of previous radio programs you have produced to

Mark Camp - mcamp@cs.org

Danielle DeLuca - danielle@cs.org

Jess Cherofsky - jess@cs.org

Angelica Rao – angelica@cs.org

 

Cultural Survival is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage Indigenous Peoples, women, LGBTQ, and minorities are encouraged to apply.