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Role Description

Ripple is the student-run community podcast and audio broadcasting platform of Northland College. It is an independent forum for special topics and conversations that students and community members are interested in, as well as a platform for audio dissemination of Drifts, the NC newspaper, and for themed playlists. The Podcast Production Manager works closely with all NCSP editors and the NCSP Media Specialist to identify guest speakers, identify special topics and themes,  determine the production schedule, record and publish the Ripple podcast.


All NCSP staff are expected to conduct themselves professionally as representatives of the College, be open to conducting independent research and verification alongside staff writers with guidance from the NCSP Director, and collaborating as a team on other publications when necessary.


The Ripple Podcast Production Manager is responsible for the following duties:


  1. Outreach to campus and community constituents to determine what topics should be covered in each podcast episode.

  2. Identify guest speakers.

  3. Collaborate with the NCSP Director and NCSP Media Specialist to seek feedback from students, staff, and faculty on what should be covered in each episode and improved upon.

  4. Produce scripts as necessary.

  5. Act as host and recording manager for each podcast, including in-person and virtual interviews.

  6. Monitor and respond to communications received through

  7. Act as the second-in-command to the NCSP Director and assist all NCSP editors with editing and layout duties when needed and time allows.

  8. Record audio versions of each issue of Drifts to be published as a supplement to Ripple.

  9. Work with the NCSP Media Specialist to ensure that recordings are organized and accessible, and that episodes are uploaded appropriately to platforms such as Spotify and at

  10. Attend monthly all-staff NCSP meetings, propose a yearly budget and production schedule for the podcast.

  11. Other duties as required.


Position Type

This position is a Campus Job funded privately by Academic Affairs and is non-work-study. According to federal law, a student may not work more than 20 hours per week (Sunday through Saturday) across all work-study and campus jobs while classes are in session.


Number of Positions Available

One position available.


Location & Hours

Podcasts will be hosted in the Mead Hall recording studio. Audio data will be transferred via MS OneDrive to be edited in the Office of Student Publications. You will average 12 hours weekly, with an increase proximal to deadlines.


Pay Rate

All NCSP staff begin at a compensation of $10.00 per hour. Each year that you return as a hired member of NCSP you receive a raise of $0.50 per hour.



The Ripple Production Manager is an enrolled student of Northland College, ideally with a good academic standing. They have an interest in audio broadcasting and community outreach, are keen to expand their skills in public relations, managing a production schedule, and advancing audio and document editing skills. Applicants able to demonstrate knowledge of Audacity or Adobe Audition are strongly preferred, as are those with a basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign.


Training and refreshers will be coordinated by the NCSP Director as requested; these are preferences, not qualifications, and anyone who is interested in encouraged to apply!

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