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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M5005 / Associate Producer/Features
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 08

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, develops and produces programs within a defined specialty area of radio broadcasting, such as news and/or public affairs features.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conducts research and develops resources for topics within area of programming specialty.
  2. Plans and organizes programming content; contacts and arranges for guest appearances, as appropriate.
  3. Develops and writes scripts, both manually and digitally, and edits audio tapes.
  4. Oversees and trains field reporters, as appropriate for feature reports.
  5. Plans and coordinates field reporting assignments, as appropriate to specific programming objectives.
  6. Monitors and reviews on-air broadcasts, and makes modifications and adjustments as necessary.
  7. Performs associated administrative activities in support of programming; develops and maintains files and records.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of both field and studio radio production principles and processes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Research skills.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Script writing and editing skills.
  • Public affairs interviewing and reporting skills.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to utilize computerized word processing and internet software.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017