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Gimlet Media // narrative podcasting
Brooklyn    Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020
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The Company

Gimlet Media tells stories through audio. Our roster of podcasts includes critically-acclaimed shows like Reply All, Science Vs, Heavyweight & The Nod. At Gimlet, we aim to create a world more full of human connection & understanding through audio storytelling & journalism. We are looking for ambitious, curious, talented, & kind people to join our team.

We come from diverse backgrounds, brought together by the desire to create amazing experiences for listeners, & a shared belief in working hard, embracing creativity, & supporting one another. At Gimlet, good ideas matter more than titles. People who tackle problems with creative solutions, & who love the energy of a collaborative, team-oriented creative process thrive here. Were proud to have recently joined the Spotify family with whom we share these values.

The Job

This role is for an experienced science journalist & audio producer. Were looking for someone who can find compelling & unexpected stories & characters in big, complicated ideas. This producer should have a journalism background & bring curiosity, creativity & humor to the show. Were also looking for someone who strives to learn everything there is to know about a particular topic before coming up with a take. This show will tell ambitious stories weekly, & therefore the right candidate has experience in & thrives under tight deadlines. The day-to-day of the role involves pre-interviewing guests & arranging interviews, cutting multiple tracks of tape, writing explanatory & fun scripts, structuring stories into a clear narrative, & finding compelling ways to tell stories.

What Youll Do:

  • Pitch stories
  • Work closely with hosts, including pitching interviews & stories for hosts to execute & writing scripts in their voice
  • Brainstorm new segment & episode ideas
  • Find, pre-interview, & book guests
  • Arrange for studio recordings & tape syncs
  • Write scripts
  • Cut tape, assemble mixes & score episodes
  • Direct & cut tracking
  • Help grow & maintain the shows social media presence
  • Help out with basic show tasks, including posting the episodes to our CMS

What You Bring:

  • A minimum of four years of experience producing audio for radio or podcast
  • A journalism background, science journalism preferred
  • An ability to listen to raw tape & identify the perfect details, the need-to-know plot points, & the need-to-hear moments that make a story
  • Experience scripting audio stories
  • Dedication to facts & fact checking plus an extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively on a team
  • A collaborative approach to work - which means enthusiasm for feedback from team members on your work & the desire & ability to incorporate & execute on that feedback
  • Proficiency in field recording
  • Ability to create & assemble ProTools sessions
  • Self-direction & an eye for details
  • Organization:This means everything from timely bookings & keeping the calendar, to keeping Protools sessions organized to factchecking

This is afull-time, benefits-eligible rolebased in ourBrooklyn, NYoffices. ** Union role with the WGA East.

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, & background will lead to a better environment for our employees & a better product for our users & our creators. This is something we value deeply & we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to audio.

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