Executive Producer of Podcast

Digital Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The role of the Executive Producer is to build and manage teams of content producers who will create content for research and incubated projects, as well as run audio strands for the network.

You will manage the research and experimentation with storytelling techniques and native formats for the various platforms. The role will be leading the quest to innovate around text, audio and video content on existing and new platforms.

You are responsible for proposing the editorial vision for new initiatives and then costing and budgeting out the necessary resources to realize that vision as the projects move through the various phases. You are also responsible for setting up the necessary production workflows and provide quality control on output.

Candidates must be eligible to work in US.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead production team
  • Manage story and show development
  • Help strategize across digital teams to ensure that Planning, Engagement, and Audience Development departments are leveraging the original content being produced
  • Revise and finalize all relevant scripts/productions/commissions
  • Run meetings, make assignments and set deadlines
  • Establish a structured environment for creative work
  • Ensure alignment with Al Jazeera editorial guidelines and mission.
  • Ensure high production and editorial values
  • Mentoring and staff development
  • Work with presenter(s) to define voice and tone of show(s)

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or digital media. Master’s degree preferred. Marketing, entrepreneurship, or related field or equivalent education and/or experience preferred.
  • At least 9 years’ experience in editorial roles; proven experience in audio/podcast/radio production or digital media.
  • Have a broad understanding of current global news trends and issues
  • Creative and practical audio editing skills (Pro Tools preferred)
  • Knowledge in content production, digital media and technology; a proven track record of success in producing content which engenders community engagement.