Senior Audio Producer - Jetty.fm

Editorial Washington, District Of Columbia


Description

Jetty is an audio-first media brand from Al Jazeera. We connect listeners around the world with podcasts that are engaging, challenging, and consequential.

The Senior Producer of Audio will help lead the development of a major new international news podcast for Al Jazeera. You will work with a team of producers primarily based in Washington DC, and with field reporters around the world.

The Senior Producer is capable of managing the production cycle of a weekly news show, along with his or her team. This role also supports the Executive Producer in diversifying and developing talent in audio for Al Jazeera, experimenting with new formats and series from conception to air, setting up the necessary production and creative workflows, and providing quality control on output.


Role Responsibilities

  • Lead production team
  • Manage story and show development
  • Collaborate across Al Jazeera teams including AJE, Planning, Engagement, and Audience Development
  • Revise and finalize all relevant scripts/productions/commissions
  • Run meetings, make assignments and set deadlines
  • Ensure high production and editorial values
  • Fill in for Executive Producer as needed
  • Work with Executive Producer to review content and presenter performance
  • Track show budgets as needed
  • Perform other duties as requested, attend events and conferences as required


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience; Master’s degree preferred
  • Proven experience in podcast or radio production
  • At least 7 years experience in editorial roles, especially in international reporting
  • A proven track record of success


Skills

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage teams of editorial staff
  • Excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Skills in audio editing, recording, and mixing
  • Outstanding ability to write and copy edit all content
  • A broad understanding of current global news trends and issues, excellent editorial judgment of global issues
  • Creative and practical audio editing skills (Pro Tools preferred)
This full time position is based in Washington, DC.