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Lead Producer

Lead Producer

From $60,000 To $85,000
Remote (US only)

Posted 2 months ago

  • Job Title: Lead Producer
  • Department: Production
  • Reports to: VP, Production Services
  • Revision Date: September 2023
  • Employment Type: Regular Full-Time
  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Office Location: Remote

Company Overview

The Podglomerate is a leading firm for podcast production, marketing/audience development, and monetization. We bring curiosity to life through critically-acclaimed and award-winning podcasts ranging from narrative-driven stories and sound-rich dramas to branded series and interview shows. Since its start in 2015, The Podglomerate has grown to represent more than 70 podcasts accounting for more than 30 million monthly downloads, with our shows topping the podcast charts and receiving features on every major podcast distribution app with national coverage across print, digital, radio, and television. Our high-profile list of podcast clients includes Freakonomics Radio, NPR, PBS, A+E, Lifetime, History Channel, Harvard Business School, MIT, Stanford, Lit Hub Radio, NPR stations (including KPCC/LAist, NHPR, WHYY, WUNC, VPM, WPM, GBH), WNET, Substack, Magnificent Noise, Expedia, Optum, CVS Health, Hubspot, and Hoff Studios, among many others.

Position Overview

This position supports The Podglomerate’s Production department, for both internal and external stakeholders. This position reports directly to our senior-most production team member, the Vice President of Production Services, who in-turn reports to the CEO. You may regularly interact with other members of The Podglomerate ecosystem, including but not limited to: full-time staff, part-time staff, contract-based contributors, vendors, sponsors, clients, and talent.

This position is integral to the short & long-term success of The Podglomerate’s Production department. We are building an exciting slate of new podcasts – both original and white label – and we need a creative spirit with a mindset built for juggling multiple projects. A swiss-army knife Producer/Editor who is able to go from coordinating interviews to cutting narrative episodes to optimizing production workflows.

The Lead Producer will lead the nuts and bolts production of multiple podcast episodes for external service contracts (Production Services), and internal owned & operated properties (Podglomerate Productions). This includes a wide range of responsibilities, including: handling schedules and deadlines, managing contractors, booking and coordinating recording sessions, editing assemblies, audio edits, thinking through story arcs, maintaining organized project files as well as seeing each production all the way through delivery of the final episodes. You will work closely with the VP of Production to keep an efficient workflow and hit deadlines. The right candidate is an engaged, creative thinker who is excited to craft sonic worlds, dive into passionate interviews, engage with respected brands, and produce pristine audio.


Salary: target range of $60-85k/year, depending primarily on demonstrated success in the “Qualifications/Requirements” section below.

Bonus: target 10% of salary, contingent upon a combination of (1) overall business performance, (2) department performance, (3) and individual performance. Bonus amount paid could be less-than, equal-to, or greater-than the stated target.


Phantom Equity; accrue “phantom equity points” in The Podglomerate LLC after 1 year of service. Points represent an employee’s pro-rata share in the financial upside of the business. Further details to be provided during the interview process.

401k Plan; employer gift of 3% of W2 compensation to employee, plus profit-sharing eligibility. No employee contribution required to receive 3% gift, or be eligible for profit-sharing. Further details to be provided during the interview process.

100% employer-sponsored premiums for employee:

Medical; Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield; PPO/HMO depending on employee legal residence. Optional HSA account available.

Dental; Delta Dental

Vision; Delta Vision

Short-term disability; SunLife

Long-term disability; SunLife

Life Insurance; SunLife

Additional perks: Biennial $600 technology stipend. $1,000 annual food & beverage reimbursement for industry events & networking

Time off: Unlimited PTO, with manager approval

Volunteer Days: one (1) per quarter

Career Advancement

We are always open to discussing new and evolving roles with team members.

Should the employee wish to grow into a new role, there are a number of opportunities for growth and development. Presently, we have identified the future growth opportunities. In all likelihood, a future role will likely encompass a combination of the below opportunities and roles.

(1) Executive Producer, Production Services Manager, Podglomerate Productions Manager. The success of this business line will create more opportunities within the company–especially since we’re also creating internal production efforts. As we better-understand market demand, we will likely need more people to (1) manage service contracts, and (2) contribute to internal properties. As the team grows, there will likely be a point where the Service and Internal production roles are separated into different departments and/or workflows. Within that shift, there will likely be an opportunity to focus wholly on either Services or Internal properties, Creative, or as someone who supervises both sub-groups of Production work.

(2) Staff Management. Once independently proficient, you could formally manage teams of junior production employees, and operate more strictly in a supervisory capacity–accountable for the success of each campaign, but with your team executing the majority of the production labor.

(3) Internal Workflow Management. The company software and workflow management systems have recently been retooled, but we are always looking for better efficiencies.

(4) Mentorship. Our intent is to keep adding and building strong production professionals in this space. We will need someone to oversee their growth and development alongside a workload of successful campaign execution.

Essential Job Functions

Handle day-to-day production tasks on two current Podglomerate Productions and two Production Services contracts with the possibility of adding more, including (but not limited to):

Set deadlines, clearly communicate those deadlines and keep the team on track

Outline, produce, and assemble episodes throughout all stages of production

Direct hosts and talent while providing guidance, support, and best practices to ensure a high quality final product will be produced

Edit episodes, with an ear toward story crafting, structure, and exciting sound design.

Using: Adobe Audition, RX Plugins, Descript, Adobe Media Encoder

Ensure editorial, production, and technical quality of programming

Project-manage production schedules, workflow, roles, and responsibilities

Select clips for audio and video sharing on social media platforms

Review episode transcripts for any errors or updates prior to publishing

Review audio and video deliverables prior to publishing

Work alongside multiple internal partners, stakeholders, executives, external partners and outside agencies

Perpetually remain up-to-speed on the latest news in the entertainment, technology and podcasting space

Work with the VP and Executive Producer to set editorial agendas and goals for shows.

Work with internal and external production teams to provide notes on the engineering, editing, and mixing of productions

Manage a team of junior editors, guiding and supporting their growth, assessing their performance

Help guide the pre-production process in collaboration with host, clients, and producers.


A demonstrated history of successfully-executing podcast production campaigns in the last 2 years

4+ years experience in digital media, audio production and general video production

2+ years experience working with brands and branded content

2+ years experience managing internal employees and contractors

Exceptional communication skills; written and verbal

Keen eye and ear for quality control on pre-published episodes

Demonstrated ability to provide actionable constructive feedback objectively and with diplomacy

Strong ability to structure a compelling and unique audio story, both editorially and technically

Experience working on a tight production schedule and translating ideas into action

Experience and familiarity conducting interviews on a wide-variety of talent and topics

Full understanding of audio production

Desire to find inventive approaches to audio production

Preference for working with a highly collaborative team

Strong ability to keep open lines of communication on a team

A knack for delivering clear, conscientious feedback on both stories and performance

Creative and motivated self-starter with a hands-on attitude

Excellent writing, organizational and presentation skills

Advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Audition editing experience

Riverside remote engineering experience

Bonus: Airtable organizational experience

Special Requirements

The employee may be required to report to a different local office as a normal, contemplated, and mandated incident of their employment

Limited travel

Flexible schedule required

Working Conditions

Remote work – employee controls working environment

Labor is akin to that of an “office environment”, with frequent, computer, mouse, keyboard use

Hearing, talking, reaching, grasping

To Apply

Please send a resume to listen [at] to apply for this role. Please also write a few sentences about why you’re interested in the role and your qualifications.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive or exclusive. At any time, employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization and participate in additional trainings.

The Podglomerate LLC follows Equal Opportunity Employment Commission guidelines. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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