PODCAST MANAGING EDITORS (job) / by Bear Guerra

Via This American Life:

“Serial Productions is looking for an experienced Managing Editor with strong organizational and editorial skills to develop and manage the production of new podcasts and to help grow our young company.

Serial Productions was founded by the producers of the public radio show This American Life, and is the foremost creator of gripping, narrative podcasts. Our shows are the most listened-to in the world: The three seasons of Serial and the hit spin-off S-Town have been downloaded 560 million times and counting. Our non-fiction programming adheres to the highest journalistic standards -- and as a result has received the highest awards in broadcast journalism. 

The Managing Editor will work alongside Serial’s Executive Producer as a senior voice in show operations, marketing, and the editorial process.  We’re a small company with big ambitions so there’s plenty to do and a lot of room for new ideas, especially if they help us keep our shows running efficiently and strategically. More specifically, in this role you will:

  • Work with producers and creators to build and manage budgets

  • Develop production calendars and manage workflow

  • Recruit and hire production staff

  • Negotiate contracts with contributors and third-party licensors

  • Coordinate with our digital and operations teams to come up with distribution and marketing strategies for our shows, including website creation and multimedia content

  • Be a part of our editorial process, coordinating an executive editorial team and attending editorial and production meetings as part of this team

  • Spearhead and manage legal review processes for all content, including licensing of copyrighted material”

    https://www.thisamericanlife.org/jobs/serial-productions-managing-editor