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New York City    Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2021
 
   
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

TheSkimm is looking for a senior audio producer to lead production of its news podcast, Skimm This. The ideal candidate is a seasoned journalist with demonstrated talent in & love of writing & editing news for broadcast and/or podcasts, has a strong command of audio production skills, & is an experienced manager with a proven track record of leading a team through tight production schedules.

WHAT YOULL BE DOING

  • Oversee all aspects of the production of a weekly half-hour multi-segment news podcast targeted at millennial women
  • Work closely with the senior director of audio to continue the development of the show, including testing new formats & creating special edition episodes
  • Manage a team that includes a producer/host & associate producer, while working closely with an engineer/sound designer who works across multiple podcasts
  • Manage the production workflow of each episode, from assignments, reporting & fact-checking to file organization to final listens & publishing
  • Run weekly pitch meetings where youll decide on the segments & story angle for the upcoming episode & assign them
  • Frequently conduct or produce interviews & write show segments
  • Edit show segment scripts
  • Produce host in their narration tracking sessions
  • Serve as key contact point for the promotion of the show with theSkimms social team, Daily Skimm newsletter team, & the wider company 

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR 

  • 7+ yrs experience as a journalist working in a newsroom setting
  • 2+ years in a manager/editor role
  • A love of news & of breaking down complex stories 
  • Sharp news judgment & the ability to curate a show for our target audience
  • Experience editing scripts & managing workflows in spoken-word news media  podcasts/audio preferred, but broadcast TV experience also relevant
  • Experience in multitrack audio editing in a digital audio workspace (ProTools, Reaper) & in Descript
  • Excellent management & communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational & time management skills
  • Experience producing interviews with newsmakers & high-profile guests 
  • Experience in voicing and/or producing an audio host
  • Proficiency with audio analytics tools & platforms
  • A team mindset & a love of creative collaboration

WHAT WE OFFER

  • 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

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. Since launching in 2012, theSkimm has become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way its audience consumes news & makes decisions. theSkimm's flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & the company continues to innovate, finding new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. theSkimms product suite has expanded to include two top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'' & 9 to 5ish, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, a new virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. theSkimms first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 & debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. 

And were not done. By continuing to grow the breadth of theSkimm offerings in the lifes necessity categories & expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content & audio, theSkimm ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation -- & the ones that follow --  in the most critical areas of their lives. 

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY with flexibility for remote work. While our employees are continuing to work remotely throughout the remainder of 2021, we are excited to return to HQ in New York, NY next year. Beginning in January 2022, the office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday & NY metro area employees will come together in person a minimum of 3 days per month. All other days are up to the discretion of the employee & they may go in as often as they'd like.

We will require vaccinations for anyone coming to our office. We are following CDC recommendations for any additional boosters, & will always follow CDC & NY state guidance on wearing masks in the office.

 
 
 
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