The Wall Street Journal is looking for a New York-based audio producer for its podcasting team. The audio producer will work with newsroom reporters and editors, as well as video colleagues, to develop and produce exploratory, narrative, magazine and subject-specific feature podcasts. Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in audio journalism, top-notch writing skills, and have strong experience producing in the studio and the field.
Primary responsibilities include:
Researching topics of interest to the Wall Street Journal’s audience, with a particular focus on tech and science
Sourcing timely news and archival audio
Recording studio and field interviews
Cutting tape and editing full episodes
Booking interview guests, as well as planning and executing remote interviews
Partnering with news reporters and editors to share their reporting in audio form
Proposing new and original ideas for timely and relevant programming
Managing multiple projects in various stages of production
Fact-checking and ensuring that all journalistic and legal standards are followed
Ability to work late hours and weekends both as part of a regular weekend rotation and as news developments may warrant
Completing additional duties as assigned
Key candidate requirements:
At least three years’ experience serving as an audio producer in a daily news environment, preferably at a global news organization
Ability to tell business & markets, tech and science stories in creative ways
Demonstrated experience working on narrative and magazine podcasts
Track record of producing quality audio content efficiently under tight deadline constraints
Professional-level understanding of Adobe Audition and Pro Tools software
Clear communicator with exceptional written and collaboration skills
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, along with links to five podcasts that represent the type of work described.
About The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp.