PODCAST PRODUCERS IN THE U.S. SOUTH (job, remote) by Bear Guerra


Via Southern Environmental Law Center:

“Broken Ground is a podcast by the Southern Environmental Law Center. The podcast team’s mission is to bring attention to important environmental stories in the South by focusing on the people who are most directly impacted by both bad and good environmental practices. We put an emphasis on highlighting voices that are often overlooked and/or marginalized and are committed to telling stories of people from all walks of life. You would be working with former NPR editor/producer Claudine Ebeid McElwain and local public radio reporter/producer Emily Richardson-Lorente. We’re looking for a creative and energetic freelance producer who can begin immediately for a short-term 8-10 month contract period to help us weave a compelling story of 4 documentary-style episodes to air April 2020.”


Via Al Jazeera Contrast:

“Hi all — Al Jazeera Contrast, the network's VR/AR studio, is looking for an audio producer experienced in binaural audio recording for a very cool gig. The project is a 13-minute augmented reality drama story about gentrification in Harlem.

This person would:

  • Record and design soundscape for the scripted audio story

  • Identify and work with voice actors to record the audio script

  • Rent studio to record with voice actors

  • Edit and produce the audio story

  • Co-ordinate with AR developers to make sure the audio complements the AR triggers

Please send me an email ( with a brief introduction (just a few sentences is fine), a few links to work, and a resume if you think you might be a good fit for this.”


SENIOR AUDIO PRODUCERS (job, September 20) by Bear Guerra

Via On Being:

The On Being Project is looking for a senior producer to help produce two of our podcasts (On Being with Krista Tippett — which averages 50 million plays annually — and This Movie Changed Me), in addition to expanding our growing podcast portfolio. 

The On Being Project is a non-profit media and public life initiative. We make a public radio showpodcasts, and tools for the art of living that explore the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, community, poetry, and the arts. Through content, experiences and practical tools, we tend the human change that makes social transformation possible. 

The senior producer will be a leader within our On Being Studios team, which is made up of audio producers and engineers. The team’s mission is to create audio content that meets our audience where they are for how they long to be. We are a collaborative team that embraces experimentation and iteration. Our motto when it comes to our team culture is: “Working to help each other succeed.”

DEADLINE: September 20.


AUDIO PRODUCERS WITH INVESTIGATIVE CHOPS (fellowship, August 23) by Bear Guerra

Via Mother Jones:

Mother Jones is looking for a whip-smart fellow to join our digital publishing team in New York City. This fellowship is audio-intensive. We’ll immerse you in the process of turning our award-winning investigative journalism into richly textured, entertaining, and informative podcasts.

Working closely with the digital news team on every aspect of podcast creation, you will sharpen your skills in:

  • Finding and booking surprising guests, and being a cheerful ambassador for our shows;

  • Presenting thorough research and working with editors to shape scripted interviews;

  • Recording field and studio audio, and tracking down archives, news clips, and music;

  • Setting up tape syncs and other remote records;

  • Editing a variety of complex audio timelines, including mixing interviews, clips, and music;

  • Writing program materials, social media posts, and short articles for our website;

  • Keeping show calendars current and producers on task.

At the heart of this fellowship is learning from seasoned editors and producers how to make sharply focused digital content, backed by skill-building sessions covering topics that span the entire organization.”

DEADLINE: August 23.


VIDEO AND DOCUMENTARY PRODUCERS (job, August 4) by Bear Guerra

Via The New York Times:

“The Associate Video Producer will provide editorial and production support to the Op-Docs team, and should have a demonstrated interest in documentary shorts and video journalism.

**Responsibilities may include:**

+Participate in weekly Opinion video ideation and workshop brainstorm sessions

+Review Op-Docs submissions; help ensure prospective filmmakers receive a timely response.

+Assist in the selection and curation of Op-Docs. 

+Prepare videos for publication using Adobe Premiere (place graphics, subtitles, credits; sync audio as needed; export and quality-control final outputs) 

+Oversee delivery and packaging of Op-Docs for theatrical screenings and festivals. 

+Coordinate filmmaker calls

+Assist with managing production pipeline 

+Liaise with festivals and filmmakers to solicit promising screeners

+Assist with submissions for awards, festivals and campaigns

+Help with fact-checking documentaries

+Build audience development and promotion plans 

+Help manage event logistics and marketing efforts 

+Perform related work as assigned.

Strongly recommend applying by the end of this weekend (Aug 4)."

DEADLINE: August 4.


Via Jet Propulsion Laboratory:

”JPL’s Digital News and Media team is seeking an experienced Video Producer to develop live broadcasts and taped video packages for air on NASA TV and digital platforms including YouTube and Facebook.  We are seeking an experienced live broadcast producer and video storyteller who also does on-air work and is an energetic multitasker who thrives in handling priorities and deadlines without requiring extensive oversight.

In this position, you will collaborate with videographers, editors, directors, animators, designers, newsroom writers, mission personnel and others to present content in unique and engaging ways.

On a day-to-day basis, you will research, write and oversee the production of video packages that chronicle news from our missions.

On a less frequent basis, you will develop and host live broadcasts about NASA-JPL missions and projects, particularly during major mission events such as landings on Mars. 

Using excellent news judgment and keen storytelling, you will develop compelling live and videotaped content that shares the magnitude of our science discoveries and the ingenuity of our engineering with the widest possible audience.”



Via Strand Street Media:

“Strand Street Media is staffing PRIME DIRECTIVE: The Official Star Trek Podcast. There will be three ongoing part-time positions in Los Angeles, starting in the fall.

SEGMENT PRODUCER will pitch show topics and guests, script narration, oversee audio and video recording sessions, and edit interviews and other audio using Pro Tools. This person should be an experienced radio/podcast producer who really knows Star Trek.

GUEST BOOKER/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR will identify and contact potential guests, coordinate with local and remote studios and engineers for video and audio production, and shepherd each episode through production. Trek knowledge a big plus.

AUDIO PRODUCER will conform audio from paper edits using Pro Tools, assemble and mix each episode on deadline, and do some creative sound design.

Send me your resume!  I’m gideon(at)strandstreetmedia(dot)com.”



Via Wondery:

Wondery is looking for a Producer to help produce our Original series. This role will assist the producers and senior producers across several ongoing Wondery shows and miniseries. We are looking for a candidate who loves audio storytelling, is curious about the world, and knows how to convey sometimes complicated information in a way that is entertaining, dramatically compelling and emotionally engaging. Potential to grow into a more senior producer position.”


Via Audible:

“We’re looking for the right combination of distinctive creative judgement, high emotional intelligence, exceptional understanding of the factual and scripted genres and excellent organisation skills. You will have a love for great audio and storytelling. You are likely to have existing relationships with creatives in the factual space and want to discover new writing, presenting and journalistic talent. You will want to push boundaries. You will also possess a deep understanding of why great audio programs work - and how to foster greatness in your own projects.

The Original Content Specialist AU will be part of Audible’s vision for original content production and a pilot/prototype-driven approach to testing and learning in a rapidly growing and fast-moving environment. The Original Content Specialist AU will help evolve the original content slate in ANZ while shaping production standards and best practices.

We’re looking for the right combination of distinctive editorial judgment, high emotional intelligence, and excellent organisational and time management skills. The Original Content Specialist AU will have a love for great audio and storytelling, want to push boundaries and discover new things, as well as possess a deep understanding of why great audio programs work and how to foster greatness in their projects.”



Via NPR:

“Are you highly curious?  Do you have the energy for daily journalism and an ear for audio storytelling? If you’re answering ‘yes’, to both of these questions, you may be the person we are looking for to help us launch a brand new daily podcast this year.

This smart, provocative, fun, daily podcast - from NPR’s Science Desk - tells listeners something they probably didn’t know in under ten minutes.  This will be short-form, digital first content that reaches listeners where they are, whether it’s on smart speakers, new audio on-demand choices in cars or your favorite podcast app.  

We’re looking for a producer who can do it all: pitch smart and engaging episodes; craft compelling episodes; mentor junior producers on story telling style; use sound in unexpected ways; and help in developing the final format and shape of the content.  Consider joining a talented, award-winning science team that aspires to great storytelling both on air and online.”


Via Vox Media:

“Recode is launching a first-of-its kind, thrice-weekly podcast to explain the most important tech news of the week. Grounded in Recode’s personality and authority, the show will deliver in-depth stories on how technology is changing everything.  We simply can no longer escape the future hurtling toward us, which is why understanding the technologies shaping our lives — and the companies creating and profiting off them — is fundamental to understanding the world we live in and the way we live in it.   

The show will provide essential coverage of the stories dominating the headlines—the impact of bots on our national elections, how AI will transform the global economy, consumer response to the latest iPhone release—and will also reflect Recode’s deep industry expertise, reporting what’s on the horizon from tech’s leading thinkers.

We’re looking for an experienced Executive Producer who can build on Recode’s track record in tech podcasting to create an insightful and compelling tech news show for general interest audiences.”