Project Manager, QXR Podcasts

Music New York City, New York


Project Manager, QXR Podcasts

The Project Manager is a key team member in the QXR Podcast Strategy. They are responsible for managing the operations and launch timelines of multiple, simultaneous podcasts with cross-functional teams, as well as championing the quality and integrity of the end result. The  Project Manager helps ensure that new initiatives and shows launch successfully, and that these projects are coordinated and thoughtfully executed, and keeps key stakeholders informed and bottom-lines important logistics and deadlines. 

The Project Manager works to support the launch of new shows and limited-run series or seasons, and also contributes ideas and heads project management for initiatives that aim to foster a collaborative creative community for QXR’s creative and producing teams that will be hired freelance for specific projects.


  • Coordinate the cross-departmental plans for launches of new podcasts and limited-run seasons, including Helga, Every Voice, Aria Code, Ope Ears and documentary/narrative limited series. 
  • In partnership with editorial leaders on each show,  manage launch timelines, deadlines, tracker, and support teams in staying on track towards a smooth launch for new editorial projects. 
  • Oversee new contracts for these projects, and create consistent systems and project management tools to manage each project in a collaborative and transparent manner.
  • Assemble monthly information for stakeholders (sponsorship, audience, digital and other teams) to have information that they need in a timely way for new initiatives and editorial projects.
  • Support shows in the planning and execution of team retreats and off-sites
  • Work with other departments (particularly The Jerome L. Greene Space) and outside vendors to plan QXR Podcasts’ public-facing events, including launch events, engagement events, and some remote events


  • 3+ years of relevant experience, including developing production plans, budgets and launch processes
  • Demonstrated experience managing parallel work streams -- spanning production, operations, marketing
  • Ability to set clear agendas and objectives as well as keep processes moving towards stated goals
  • Attention to detail and follow through while working with a broad group of functions such as co-venture partners, revenue departments, creative teams and audience development
  • Must possess a firm command of project management processes and methodologies. 

Additional Information

This is a full-time role with a salary range of $82,500-$85,000 per year (plus a full benefits package). Salary offer within this range is determined by skills, experience and organizational pay equity. New York Public Radio offers excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, personal and sick time as well as parental leave.

This role is currently operating remotely, with the ability to optionally work from the office sometimes, which is encouraged. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff and will be expected to work from the New York office in a hybrid capacity beginning on May 31st.

Given this role will be in the office, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required unless NYPR has approved a specific religious or medical exemption in advance of the first day of work. At this time, NYPR defines being fully vaccinated as having received two Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations or one Johnson and Johnson vaccination.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.

Equal Opportunity

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state, or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.