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Producer, WSJ Gimlet Podcast

Job ID: 1207
Job Views: 86
Location: New York, New York, United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 05.15.2019

Job Description

About Us

Gimlet Media tells stories through audio. Our roster of podcasts includes critically-acclaimed shows like Reply All, StartUp, Crimetown, Homecoming, and The Nod. We have top editorial, sales, and business teams that create experiences that help listeners better understand each other and the world around them. We are looking for ambitious, curious, talented, and kind people to join our team.

We come from diverse backgrounds, brought together by the desire to create amazing experiences for listeners, and a shared belief in working hard, embracing creativity, and supporting one another. At Gimlet, good ideas matter more than titles. People who tackle problems with creative solutions, and who love the energy of a collaborative, team-oriented creative process thrive here.

The Show

Gimlet and The Wall Street Journal are teaming up to launch a new daily podcast this Spring. The show will take listeners behind the biggest business news stories of the day. We will explain how business drives the day’s headlines, and how the Wall Street Journal's deeply-reported stories shape the landscape. We will make business news relatable, and we’ll reveal how business and finance are behind some of the biggest events happening around us.

The Job

This role is for an experienced producer who wants to put out strong work on tight deadlines. We’re looking for someone who is experienced in fast turnaround production, enthusiastic about The Wall Street Journal’s reporting, and excited about storytelling and explanatory podcasts. The job involves pitching story ideas, arranging interviews, cutting multiple tracks of tape, writing tight narration, structuring stories into a clear narrative, and finding compelling ways to tell daily news stories. While this role is set for normal work hours, it also requires flexibility and openness to weekend and after-hours work.

What You’ll Do

  • Pitch story ideas that can be accomplished within a tight timeline, and pitch occasional longer-term projects
  • Book, prep for, record, and produce interviews with sources inside and outside of the Journal
  • Write script and structure narratives for episodes
  • Record and produce field reporting trips
  • Log, cut, and arrange tape, build assemblies, score moments, and everything else production requires
  • Maintain strong working relationships with the Wall Street Journal’s reporters, editors, and managerial staff  
  • Balance multiple episodes in production at the same time
  • Work both independently and collaboratively, depending on the task

What You Have

  • 4+ years producing audio in a high-caliber, high-output organization
  • ProTools proficiency
  • A passion for the work of the Journal specifically and business news generally
  • Enthusiasm for a high-intensity daily production schedule
  • Daily experience is a huge plus

This is a full-time role employed by Gimlet but based in The Wall Street Journal’s Manhattan offices.

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