The Temporary Senior Podcast Producer produces and leads others to produce high-quality, original stories for StoryCorps’ podcast series. This position requires excellent research and reporting skills, and once the organization has determined it safe to travel, may involve regular national travel to record StoryCorps interviews. The Senior Podcast Producer also creates other content to support the organization, including edited segments, promos, and audio for internal and external use. They will be responsible for the digital components for broadcast stories including both text and visual content.
StoryCorps seeks to reflect and celebrate our nation’s diversity in our work and to amplify the voices of people not typically heard in mainstream media. You’ll be an ideal candidate for this role if you share our commitment to presenting these stories with authenticity and sensitivity, and have demonstrated experience producing content featuring diverse voices, for diverse audiences. StoryCorps is also committed to developing a staff that matches the diversity of the communities we serve, and strongly encourages applications from people of color and the LGBTQ community. Fluency in a language other than English is a plus; Spanish language fluency strongly preferred.
StoryCorps is headquartered in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NYC, but individuals working from other US locations will be considered for this role. All StoryCorps staff are able to work remotely on a full-time basis through at least the Spring of 2021.
This is a temporary, grant-funded position, with a term of employment ending in December 2022.
If you have a passion for telling stories with soul, working with smart people, and doing meaningful work in a mission-driven environment, this may be the role for you.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Work closely with Executive Editor to develop the StoryCorps podcast
- Project manage the production of the StoryCorps podcast
- Produce for podcast and as needed for the broadcast
- Edit other producers’ stories and collaborate with them on podcast episodes
- Research, pitch, and assign stories for Producers to record
- Ensure high quality of content
- Identify and track tape for potential production use from recording booths
- Serve as an active, engaged member of the StoryCorps Production department, including participation in regular departmental meetings and interdepartmental project teams
- Actively work to ensure that a diversity of stories and participants are selected for production, and that our content is relevant and accessible to diverse audiences
- Provide editorial supervision of team members and ensure excellence, originality, and diversity of stories and participants
- Perform other duties to support the Production department, as assigned
- You have a minimum of 7 years of work experience in audio production, and at least 2 years in podcasting, specifically
- You have demonstrated research skills and journalistic instinct and a proven track record telling documentary-style stories
- You have expertise in digital editing with ProTools, including mixing music and audio
- You’re able to meet deadlines and work quickly and efficiently, often on time-sensitive projects
- You’re self-directed but also collaborative. You work well independently but also recognize the importance of editorial feedback and collaboration with your colleagues
- You’re flexible and adaptable. We move quickly at StoryCorps and need solutions-oriented problem solvers to help move our work forward
- You know how to communicate effectively – by email, phone, or in person
- You are passionate about StoryCorps’ mission and thrive in a diverse workplace
PREFERRED SKIlLS & QUALIFICATIONS
- You are proficient in a second language (Spanish preferred).
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Since our founding in 2003, StoryCorps has provided half a million people of all backgrounds and beliefs with powerful opportunities to record interviews about their lives, and leave a legacy for future generations in our archive at the Library of Congress. We bring these interviews to life in stories produced for broadcast on public media (including our weekly Friday morning broadcast on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” our podcast, and/or our animations. Together, these stories reach an audience of tens of millions. StoryCorps maintains a relentless focus on diversity and seeks to highlight voices often underrepresented in mainstream media. While our stories honor and celebrate the diversity of humankind, they also remind us of the many values and experiences we share in common, building bridges of greater understanding.
Our work has been widely recognized with several George Foster Peabody Awards, a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the 2015 TED Prize, and a 2016 Emmy award for our animation “Traffic Stop.”
This work couldn’t be accomplished without the unwavering commitment of the exceptional individuals who make up our organization. Our people are brilliant, hard-working, creative, and incredibly passionate about the vision we share: To touch the lives of every person in this country and to create a culture of listening in the United States.
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Reports To: Executive Editor
Status: Full-time, Temporary, Exempt
StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.
To apply for this job please visit storycorps.applytojob.com.