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Producer, Freakonomics Radio - Stitcher at The E.W. Scripps Company in New York, New York

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Freakonomics Radio is launching a spinoff podcast and is looking for a producer to manage the show. This will involve all aspects of production from the idea phase through publication. The producer will generate ideas for show topics, do background research for the hosts, book guests and studio time, supervise the content of all studio tapings, manage the production and publication schedule, write scripts, rough-mix, and sign off on sound engineer’s final mix. Each episode will be a studio conversation about topics in the behavioral sciences.

To qualify for an interview, you must submit a cover letter along with your resume as one document (word or PDF).

What you'll do:


  • Supervise all aspects of production of episodes -- from idea phase through publication

  • Pitch ideas and research show topics

  • Identify and pre-interview potential guests

  • Prep host for interviews

  • Conduct interviews and field reporting

  • Log tape, cut host tracks, cut interview

  • Write scripts

  • Offer editorial feedback to host

  • Contribute to social media accounts and listener engagement

  • Participate in weekly editorial meetings

  • Possibly appear on-air with host for segments

  • Some administrative tasks as needed

What you'll bring:


  • 5+ years producing audio content

  • Master’s in journalism preferred

  • A background in research, particularly in psychology and behavioral economics

  • At least four years' experience in a deadline-driven media environment

  • Proficiency with audio editing (Pro Tools or Hindenburg)

  • Script editing experience

  • Experience booking high-profile guests

  • Creative problem-solving in editing stories and interviews

  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken

  • Scrupulous attention to detail

  • Experience working with diverse populations preferred

About Stitcher:

Stitcher is striving to be the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app, available for iOS and Android devices, is one of the world's most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service. Stitcher is the parent company of Midroll Media, the leading podcast advertising network representing over 200 of the world's largest podcasts, and top-ranked comedy podcast network Earwolf. With offices in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, Stitcher was founded in 2007 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ :SSP ).

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.