Audio Producer - Digital (Digital Content Strategy)

Digital Division Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Job Purpose Summary:

Al Jazeera Digital’s audio unit is seeking a smart, creative producer to work on our news podcasts and amplify the work of the network's award-winning journalists and bring a spirit of sonic creativity to everything we make.

We’re a nimble, DC-based team within an international journalism network. We’re effectively a start-up within a bigger organization, and you should be excited about that: ready to help build  something in its early days, and do what needs doing to make it great.

Our ideal candidate has a background in audio journalism and experience with Adobe Audition, a willingness to learn, and a fountain of ideas.

We need you to have:

A love for audio and a creative ear

A background in journalism

A love for systems (both creating and following them) that help ensure smooth production flow and great communication

Ability to collaborate and thrive as part of one or more teams

Experience booking guests, doing pre-interviews, prepping hosts and producers

Experience with transcription, cutting interviews, writing web copy & scripts

Creative and practical audio editing skills (at least some experience with Adobe Audition)

Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines

Willingness to take on administrative tasks, as needed

We’d love it if you had:

Multimedia skills (photo, video, animation, illustration, etc)

An understanding of the current podcasting and creative audio-making landscape, and ideas for how and where to expand on existing and new platforms

A global outlook, and an eagerness to think outside established audio conventions

Proficiency in multiple languages