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Radio/Podcast Producer

99% Invisible in Oakland, CA 94612 USA

Benefits Offered

Medical, Dental, 401K

Employment Type

Full-Time

99% Invisible is looking for a talented and driven producer to join our team in beautiful, downtown Oakland, California. With over 225 million downloads, 99PI is consistently one of the most popular podcasts in itunes. Host Roman Mars is also a co-founder of Radiotopia, a collective of ground-breaking story-driven podcasts. Our producers receive competitive salaries, full benefits, and flexible/reasonable schedules. We believe people should have time for a life outside of work.

The ideal candidate will have four or more years of experience producing creative, narrative journalism with spark and personality. 99% Invisible reporters are characters on the show with an infectious enthusiasm for seemingly mundane details in the built world.

Tasks:

  • Research story ideas for episodes and write concise and compelling story pitches

  • Pre-interview and interview sources for stories

  • Produce scripts that are well structured, well written and in “the voice” of 99pi

  • Collaborate with outside reporters

  • Edit and mix in Pro Tools

  • Participate in group edits

  • Provide production support for episodes (including tape logging, scheduling, research, recording)

  • Edit companion web articles

  • Promote episodes on social media and other channels

  • Provide support for live 99pi events

Skills needed:

  • Four or more years experience producing narrative journalism

  • Demonstrated writing ability

  • Solid foundation in editing audio, Pro Tools a plus

  • Works well under pressure

  • Works well with a team and interested in producing work for other people

  • Interest in design and architecture and familiarity with the way that our show covers these issues

  • Audio omnivore

  • Able to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously

  • Enjoys Pakistani buffet

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 15, 2018.

After submitting your resume, you'll be asked to submit a cover letter and the following supplementary materials:

  1. Links to three work samples.

  2. A pitch for a possible 99% Invisible episode. Pitch guidelines can be found here: https://99percentinvisible.org/about/contact/#pitch

  3. A list of your 10 favorite podcasts and/or websites.

People of color strongly encouraged to apply.

99% Invisible

Company website: https://99percentinvisible.org/

Company address: 414 13th St. Oakland, CA

Other applicants: 20+

20+ other people applied to this job.

Posted date: 6 days ago

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