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David Plotz


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Podcast Producer


Job ID: 4447
Job Views: 1487
Location: , United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 10.01.2021

Job Description

City Cast is hiring a roving Audio Producer to work across our network of daily, local news podcasts.  You’ll work on all of our podcasts, filling in for vacationing colleagues, working on pilots and special projects, producing our ads, and more. You have strong audio editing chops and a distinctive creative sensibility, with a love of sound and craft. You’ll be spending your days knee-deep in audio—cutting tape, mixing sound, and in general making great content. You also care deeply about local news, you know how to guide an interview, and you’re comfortable working under deadline pressure.  


Application due Oct. 13th, 2021.

Who are you?

You are a versatile and inventive audio producer. You’re interested in local news and comfortable working remotely.

Key Responsibilities

  • Stepping in to produce a City Cast podcast when someone’s on vacation or working on a longer project: identifying stories, booking guests, guiding interviews, crafting host questions, logging tape, and editing and mixing the resulting audio into great listening.
  • Injecting style and distinctive flair into each day’s episode via your discerning use of good tape, and creative audio flourishes.
  • Producing ads and promos.
  • Working on special audio projects and pilots with different City Cast teams.
The Audio Producer reports to the Chief Creative Officer of City Cast. This position is full-time, with competitive salary and benefits, and is located wherever you want to be in the U.S. City Cast is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Excellent audio editing skills, with the ability to quickly identify the most compelling elements of a recorded interview, edit those elements into a clear narrative, and mix audio.
  • Experience producing interviews from soup to nuts: from identifying the right guests and pre-interviewing, to flagging the most valuable tape and editing it into a compelling story.
  • Experience making thoughtful editorial decisions on deadline.
  • Strong communications skills, with a knack for writing audio scripts that sound natural and conversational.
  • A longing to make audio content that sounds delightful and fresh.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, love of adventure, and the flexibility and willingness to fill a variety of roles in a nimble, startup environment.
 


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