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Senior Producer, Podcasts

Job ID: 4348
Job Views: 23
Location: El Segundo, California, United States
Postal Code: 90245
Job Category: Newspapers,Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 02.23.2021

Job Description

Join the hundreds of talented and innovative team members who are making an impact every day at California Times, incorporating Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, two of the most iconic media brands in the nation. Whether you love to tell compelling stories or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the Los Angeles Times team is the place to be.

Job Description Summary

The Los Angeles Times is looking for an ambitious and experienced senior producer to work on a new daily podcast. The senior producer will work with the executive producer, host, producer and audio engineer to develop, run and produce the show.


  • Work with executive producer to manage the daily show rundown
  • Work with host to generate original ideas for guests and segments
  • Conduct pre-interviews, book guests, prep host and write show scripts
  • Record host and guest interviews remotely and, when possible, gather field sound
  • Expertly edit interviews and host tracks in ProTools
  • Deliver mixed show episodes to executive producer and audio engineer for mastering
  • Work with audio engineer and/or composer to sound design and score shows
  • Write online and promotional content, when necessary

Job Requirements


  • At least five years of journalism experience
  • At least two years of producing reported podcasts
  • Proven expertise in recording audio in studio, remotely and in the field, and in editing audio in ProTools
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a strong desire to report the news accurately
  • Passionate about original audio storytelling and open to experimentation within the interview show format
  • Excited about launching and working on a new daily podcast at the L.A. Times
  • Comfortable giving and taking feedback as necessary
  • Able to work well on a team of reporters, editors, producers and audio engineers

The strongest candidates will also have a deep familiarity with everything California, the knowledge that California can explain the world (and a passion for bringing that idea to life); and the ability to speak multiple languages. 

The L.A. Times is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 

This role is classified as Audio Producer II in the Los Angeles Times Guild. Times staff is currently working remotely, but when we return to the newsroom the positions will be based in El Segundo, Calif. 

To apply, visit our LA Times career website, and upload a resume that includes links to podcasts you’ve worked on, a cover letter and 250 words about a recent podcast episode you loved and why it worked (but not one of ours, please) via the apply link. This position reports to Abbie Fentress Swanson, executive producer of audio and podcasts. Please note, the opportunity to attach additional documents appears on the third screen and is labeled “Upload.” 

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the Los Angeles Times!  We look forward to reviewing your application.

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