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Associate Producer, Audio

Associate Producer, Audio

Full-time
From $40,000 To $160,000

Posted 2 months ago

Associate Producer, Audio in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a passionate and detail-oriented associate producer to join the audio team, working across our news and features shows to book guests, write scripts and edit audio on daily and weekly deadlines.

This position is full of opportunities to learn and grow in a dynamic news organization. Some days, you may be writing and mixing for What’s News; on others, you may be finding guests for The Journal Podcast. You may also help with long-form features or short-form news updates and with show development.

Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in journalism, top-notch writing skills, and some experience producing in the studio and in the field. They will have a deep curiosity for business and financial news, enjoy researching a diverse slate of complex topics and relish the opportunity to work on stories from start to finish.

We hope to find someone excited to be part of our growing, collaborative audio team producing innovative storytelling with the highest journalistic standards.

All interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the requirements below, along with links to past work that represents the skills described. Only candidates who submit cover letters will be considered for this role.

This position will report to the Development Producer, Audio and is based in our New York City office.

You Will:

  • Research and pitch topics of interest to the Wall Street Journal’s audience.
  • Source timely news and archival audio.
  • Record dynamic and engaging interviews in the studio and in the field.
  • Book a range of diverse and interesting interview guests, along with planning and executing remote interviews.
  • Work with reporters and editors across the newsroom to find story ideas and arrange interviews with key sources.
  • Fact-check and ensure that the highest journalistic and legal standards are followed.
  • Work to improve the social media presence of podcasts, internally and externally.
  • Coordinate with editors to ensure podcasts are embedded in Wall Street Journal articles and promoted in newsletters.
  • Be flexible to work late hours and weekends as production and news developments may warrant.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned.

You Have:

  • At least 2 years of experience working in a news environment, preferably a daily news environment at a global news organization.
  • A professional-level understanding of Adobe Audition and/or Pro Tools software.
  • The ability to convey news and tell stories in creative and engaging ways.
  • A track record of producing high quality audio content efficiently and under tight deadline constraints.
  • Some background in story research and planning.
  • Exceptional written, communication and collaboration skills are a must.

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and examples of your work.

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Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation” in the subject line.

Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy – We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at talentresourceteam@dowjones.com. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation” in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

  • Business Area: Dow Jones – News – WSJ
  • Job Category: Editorial/Journalism
  • Union Status: Union role
  • Pay Range: $40,000 – $160,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate’s experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including “elective” benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Req ID: 41354

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