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Gimlet Media // narrative podcasting
Engineering, Full Time    Brooklyn    Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019
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The Company

Gimlet Media tells stories through audio. Our roster of podcasts includes critically-acclaimed shows like Reply All, StartUp, Crimetown, Homecoming, & The Nod. We have top editorial, sales, & business teams that work together to create experiences that help listeners better understand each other & the world around them. 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

Were looking for an experienced engineering lead to manage an incredibly talented & multifaceted team working across several disciplines of content production & business operations, with a focus on excellence in audio quality.

This person will report to our Head of Business Operations, driving long term focus areas, short term initiatives, & day to day task coordination for music production, sound design, mixing, & quality control on Gimlets entire catalog. In addition, they will set goal posts for technical staff supporting all facility systems from conference rooms to recording studios, provide context & strategic planning in music licensing workflows, & serve as the point person between the engineering team & all other business functions (editorial, marketing, sales, etc.) for post production needs.

While this role will be primarily removed from hands-on production work, you should not be. Were looking for someone who is intimately familiar with all aspects of podcast production workflow, & can guide team members through varying production styles from a perspective of understanding. You should be well versed & able to make good decisions when balancing creative & technical priorities, as well as focusing on efforts that improve content quality & audio quality in tandem.

What Youll Do:

  • Manage approximately 12 direct & indirect reports, plan future headcount & organizational strategy
  • Maintain & evolve objective targets for loudness, dynamics, & a variety of other qualitative audio measurements
  • Coordinate staffing for all shows, trailers, marketing & promotional material
  • Manage team logistics - expenses, freelancer invoicing, etc.
  • Lead training & development efforts for pro tools & various production workflow guides
  • Budget & timeline technical initiatives in the context of business needs & goals

What you have:

  • 8+ years experience working in audio post production
  • 3 years experience leading a team & providing career path objectives
  • A passion for quality in audio-focused storytelling
  • Excellent listening, communication, & feedback skills
  • Track record of delivering on time & exceeding expectations
  • Approachable personality, collaborative mindset, & solutions-focused outlook

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position based in our Brooklyn, NY offices.

To apply please submit a resume & cover letter. Include links to 3 different work samples & write a brief explanation of your role for each.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position based in our Brooklyn, NY offices.

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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