Podcast Producer, Narrative

Slate is looking for an experienced podcast producer to help us make future seasons of our smash hit Slow Burn and other scripted narrative shows.

The person we’re looking for has a keen grasp of all aspects of audio storytelling. They can identify the best tape from hours of interviews, and spot what’s missing while the interview is still in progress. They’re happy spending hours scouring news archives for the perfect clip. They can move adroitly between booking, recording, editing, project managing, and troubleshooting. They can track and integrate notes from multiple sides and turn around careful, sensitive edits and mixes on tight deadlines. The position can be located in Brooklyn, New York, or Washington, D.C.

Key responsibilities:

• Work with writer-hosts to tell compelling stories in audio
• Find archival footage and negotiate with rights-owners for licenses
• Arrange interviews and oversee recording sessions, sometimes over remote connections
• Edit and score recordings quickly and sensitively

Requirements:

• At least four years of audio production experience in radio, podcasting, or equivalent, including work on high-quality scripted shows
• Excellent writing and audio-editing skills, story sense, and production ability
• Smarts, kindness, and humor, which will help you fit in with smart, kind, funny colleagues.

To apply, send a cover letter and résumé, including links to projects you’ve worked on, to talent@slate.com. Please include “Narrative Podcast Producer” in your subject line.

Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talent people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

This is a position covered under a collective bargaining agreement between Slate and the Writers Guild of America East.

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