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About The Intercept:

The Intercept is an award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Its in-depth investigations & unflinching analysis focus on politics, war, surveillance, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media, & more. The Intercept gives its journalists the editorial freedom & legal support they need to expose corruption & injustice wherever they find it.

The Position:

The Senior Producer for Intercept Podcasts is responsible for managing The Intercepts weekly shows including the flagship Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill & Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan as well as special narrative & investigative series. The Senior Producer will work closely with the hosts & executive producers of The Intercepts shows, as well as journalists across the Intercepts newsroom & its leadership, to develop original ideas for segments, series & live events, & on their execution.


  • Overseeing the Intercepts slate of podcasts, maintaining their success & growing their reach & impact.
  • Recruiting, hiring & managing both full-time & freelance production staff for Intercept podcasts.
  • Creating & managing show budgets.
  • Attending weekly editorial & production meetings for all podcasts & providing guidance on story/topic/guest selection.
  • Giving editorial notes on show segments & series.
  • Monitoring analytics & developing strategies for audience growth, including marketing, communications, & other outreach.
  • Coordinating & overseeing live podcast event production, working with partners (e.g. Hot Docs, Third Coast).
  • Working closely with The Intercepts editorial team to field & develop ideas from writers & editors, attending newsroom meetings.
  • Strategizing & coordinating with The Intercepts design department on show art & photos.
  • Managing operations for podcast launches & distribution.
  • Collaborating with Topic Studios podcast team & business department on their revenue goals as well as revenue, membership, & marketing opportunities for Intercept podcasts.

Background & Qualifications:

  • At least 7 years experience producing radio and/or podcasts of a journalistic nature, with a track record of cultivating compelling voices & engaging content.
  • Interest & fluency in The Intercepts areas of coverage, including war, surveillance, corruption, criminal justice, politics, history, & global affairs.
  • Seasoned audio editor, fluent in ProTools or similar software.
  • Deep skills in host prep, direction, & script writing.
  • Sharp eye for talent & good stories.
  • Excellent news judgment & keen understanding of the news media landscape.
  • Strong management & organizational skills
  • Experience managing small production team(s), creating workflows & delegating roles.
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills; maturity in dealing with talent, upper management, & business partners.
  • Ability to work efficiently on deadline; adaptability to varying workflows & editorial demands.
  • Creative idea-generator, with ability to come up with unique angles on important issues.

In your cover letter, please tell us what you think about our current podcasts, & include ideas for new podcasts & areas of coverage, especially in the run-up to the 2020 election.

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