Podcast Editor


Position Summary:
Looking for an editor who can see the macro, and help shape the arc of a podcast series, as well as work on the micro, granular level, to make sure every line of every episode is just right.

As the Podcast Editor, you will edit new and existing podcasts produced by an established and  growing podcast studio. You’ll work closely with the podcast development team and external production companies to review paper, digital and sound drafts. In this role, you will assist podcast producers in developing storylines and determining focus for individual episodes and podcast seasons. You’ll also review scripts and rough mixes on both a global and a line-by-line basis, ensuring that our slate of podcasts are captivating, accurate, legal,  innovative and enlightening for audiences.

Pay is commensurate with experience.

Position Responsibilities:
Provide timely editorial feedback to external production companies for pilots and shows in development
Attend content check-ins and editorial meetings with external production companies and show teams
Collect feedback from other company stakeholders and reconcile comments before sending back to production team
Edit new and existing podcasts and digital content for quality, accuracy and audience engagement on deadline.
Work with producers and digital staff to determine content for websites
Collaborate with editorial partners
Produce occasional audio pieces for podcasts
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, English or related field
Four or more years experience editing, reporting or producing
Experience editing podcasts or other audio journalism
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Well-established depth of reporting skills; and an understanding of legal issues around media and reporting, and the need for interpretative reporting on often complex and many-layered issues
Superior abilities in creating story ideas, writing, editing, producing and reporting
Strong leadership skills, including decisiveness, fairness, empathy, and ability to accept feedback and criticism
Demonstrated ability to work within a team
Ability to bring out producers’ and hosts’ excellence with firmness and genuine encouragement.
Excellent writing skills
Creative field and studio production skills
Excellent interpersonal communications skills
Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to work independently
Facility with digital audio editing equipment, Google docs, transcription software
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Contacts with national producers
Experience editing non-fiction podcasts for national audiences
Experience developing podcasts from the ground up

Interested candidates should send their resume to jobs.podcasts@gmail.com with EDITOR APPLICATION in the subject line.


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