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Podcast Producer

Job ID: 4350
Job Views: 21
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 producer to work on interview, chat-style and narrative podcasts being created in the L.A. Times newsroom. The producer will work with our existing podcast team – the executive producer, other producers, reporters, editors and audio engineers – to develop and produce weekly and limited-run shows.


  • Conduct pre-interviews, book guests, prep hosts and write show scripts
  • Record interviews remotely and, when possible, gather sound in the field
  • Edit interview 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
  • Generate original ideas for guests and segments
  • Conduct research for show segments
  • Fact-check scripts and interviews
  • Manage show recording calendar
  • Turn audio into online content, from show write-ups to transcripts
  • Write promotional content, when necessary

Job Requirements


  • At least five years of audio journalism experience
  • Skilled at editing audio in ProTools
  • Experience working with outside podcast production partners a plus
  • 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
  • Comfortable giving and taking feedback as necessary
  • Excited about working on a small but scrappy team that includes L.A. Times reporters, editors, other 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 in the Los Angeles Times Guild. Times staff is currently working remotely, but when we return to the newsroom the position will be based in El Segundo, Calif. 

To apply, please visit our LA Times career website and upload a cover letter and resume that includes links to podcasts you’ve worked on, and the role you played on these podcasts, via the apply link. Please note, the opportunity to attach additional documents appears on the third screen and is labeled “Upload.” This position reports to Abbie Fentress Swanson, executive producer of audio and podcasts.

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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