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New York City    Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020
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theSkimm is looking for a Head of Audio. You'll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of audio & podcasting, & will manage a team of producers & engineers. This role will report into the Managing Editor of Content Development.


  • Oversee all aspects of audio at theSkimm -- including production, budgets, staffing, & creative strategy
  • Manage the workflow & production of multiple weekly podcasts 
  • Manage a team of audio producers, one audio engineer, & a network of freelancers 
  • Develop short-term & long-term audio strategy in partnership with theSkimms executive team 
  • Work closely with the ad sales team on branded audio content 
  • Work closely with the sales & marketing teams if new audio products go to market
  • Manage editorial partnerships with key distributors


  • 8+ yrs experience in audio storytelling with 3+ leading & managing an audio department
  • Strong journalistic judgment with a specific eye for fact-checking standards
  • Strong understanding of recording, cutting tape, assembling, mixing, & audio publication 
  • Experience in a fast paced newsroom, with an ability to anticipate & respond quickly to change
  • Ability to communicate on an executive level while managing the details of multiple weekly productions
  • Experience in the sales & branded side of audio production 


  • Experience with live events (especially events that have become remote because of Covid-19)
  • A robust personal network of freelance audio producers & engineers 
  • Significant experience with branded podcasts 
  • Experience in a startup environment 


  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter


theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, & more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives & we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

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