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.
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
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
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:
Links to three work samples.
A pitch for a possible 99% Invisible episode. Pitch guidelines can be found here: https://99percentinvisible.org/about/contact/#pitch
A list of your 10 favorite podcasts and/or websites.
People of color strongly encouraged to apply.