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Audio Producer, Podcasts

Audio Producer, Podcasts

Full-time
From $82,000 To $90,000

Posted 3 months ago

ABOUT PUSHKIN INDUSTRIES

Pushkin Industries is an award-winning audio network and production company, committed to producing good, smart, fun audio in any format. Founded in 2018, Pushkin makes narrative and investigative series, as well as conversational shows. We have launched many new podcasts into Apple’s Top 10, including Against the Rules, The Happiness Lab, Solvable, Cautionary Tales, Deep Cover, The Last Archive, and Revisionist History, which is hosted by Pushkin co-founder Malcolm Gladwell. Pushkin also produces audiobooks such as Gladwell’s The Bomber Mafia and Talking to Strangers, Wild and Precious: A Celebration of Mary Oliver, Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon, and So Many Steves by Steve Martin and Adam Gopnik. We are dedicated to fostering an environment where everyone can thrive and contribute their best work.

ABOUT THE ROLE – PRODUCER

We are looking for a multi-talented producer to work on a variety of projects, ranging from weekly conversational podcasts to seasonal long-form narratives to audiobooks. At first, this producer’s work will focus on a highly-produced narrative series about how American history informs contemporary society.

This position requires deep research and storytelling skills, as well as a working knowledge of Pro Tools. The producer should have a good understanding of—and patience for—booking around busy and changing schedules of both hosts and guests. This role will report to an Executive Producer, and will be a hybrid role based in Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with hosts, editor and executive producer to shape episodes and series.
  • Research episode topics and fact check episodes as needed.
  • Identify and book guests for interviews, prepare interview preps and questions.
  • Coordinate and produce interview recordings both in-person and virtually.
  • Select tape and draft outlines/scripts for hosts as needed.
  • Collaborate with host and editor on script writing.
  • Give hosts direction during tracking or interview sessions.
  • Produce host tracking.
  • Source music and archival tape.
  • Maintain production spreadsheet, which includes show summaries, episode text, production schedule (airdates), and booking details.
  • Work on all aspects of technical production including editing interviews, assembling rough drafts, and rough-scoring episodes, ads, or promotional materials.
  • Work with the marketing team to gather any materials needed for marketing/promotion.

SKILLS + QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Expertise in Pro Tools
  • Experience and skill booking high profile guests
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects on deadline and work across geographically-dispersed teams
  • 3-4+ years of podcast production experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • An interest in history

This is a full-time staff position based in Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY.

Compensation will comprise a base salary, full benefits (medical, dental, vision), and eligibility for stock options in the company. The base salary range for this role is $82,000 – $90,000. Pushkin employees have two weeklong company-wide holiday breaks when the entire company closes so that everyone can recharge, as well as an additional three weeks of paid vacation, paid holidays, and eligibility for parental leave.

This position is in a bargaining unit that is represented by the WGAE.

The deadline for applications is April 22nd.

Are you the right fit for this?