Utah State University

DEBUNKED Podcast Producer

City Salt Lake County Extension Office
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/6/2020 10:32 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Salt Lake City
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Kinesiology & Health Science
Advertised Salary
$20 per hour


Assist the Health and Wellness Program Coordinator of the Office of Health, Equity, and Community Engagement in producing season two and three of our grant funded podcast, DEBUNKED. DEBUNKED is a project of the Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative, housed in the Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement. The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative (TROI), promotes evidence-based best practices across the state of Utah in an attempt to reduce the burden of the opioid crisis in our home state. 


The podcast producer acts as an administrator and technical director. This includes responsibilities like managing the podcast, recording, and editing episodes, and other behind the scenes interactions. The podcast producer will serve as creative administrator who does research on various strategies and campaigns needed to ensure the success of DEBUNKED. This position will be directly linked to Opioid prevention efforts, focusing on stigma reduction through increased empathy, knowledge and awareness. Exceptional organizational skills, excellent interpersonal communication abilities and the ability to manage diverse and competing responsibilities in a self-directed manner are essential.


  • Work closely with project coordinator and editorial board to develop episode ideas.
  • Create and manage a production schedule.
  • Work with host and project coordinator to recruit and prepare guests for recording.
  • Work with marketing coordinator to establish promotional plan and schedule.
  • Oversee the scheduling, recording, and editing of each episode.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Familiarity/expertise with podcasts or some other form of spoken audio media production.
  • Experience with planning and executing media productions involving multiple guests and levels of expertise/comfort with recording.
  • Technical skills – audio recording, editing, splicing, and curating spoken word audio.
  • Experience in media promotion and marketing.
  • Ability to work remotely with a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Substance Use Disordered communities.
  • High degree of self-motivation.
  • Ability to work independently and as an engaged and collegial team member.
  • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with university policy.
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer and technology skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in producing podcast.
  • Experience in radio broadcasting.
  • Understanding of harm reduction as a public health framework for reducing risky behavior.
  • Understanding of or experience with substance use disorders or homelessness.
  • Experience working with or developing community-based coalitions.
  • Desire to help prevent overdose deaths and reduce stigma around harm reduction.
  • Knowledge of public health campaigns, opioid reduction strategies, and health communications.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or combination of degrees, professional licensure, and experience.


Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the online application, please attach a resume/CV and cover letter. If you are selected for an interview, we will request a portfolio of your relevant work.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$20 per hour


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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