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ASSISTANT PRODUCER, PODCASTS

The New Statesman Media Group is looking for an Assistant Producer to work on our expanding slate of podcasts and audio products. Reporting to the Podcast Producer, the successful candidate will be involved at all stages of podcast production from conception to delivery, and will be an important part of a growing team at an exciting time of digital expansion.

This is a full time role, with a mix of remote and office-based work. (Min. 2 days per week in our central London office, just off The Strand). Salary is £30-35k DOE.

 

General Responsibilities:

Assist with podcast planning and production including ideas generation, guest booking and technical set up
Record podcasts both in person and remotely
Edit podcasts using Adobe Audition
Prepare podcasts for publishing and work with Publishing Assistant to ensure timely delivery across multiple platforms
Write engaging copy, headlines and social sells for podcast show notes and articles
Assist with scripting, planning and production on more ambitious podcast projects including documentary features
Skills & Experience:

At least 2 years’ experience working on podcasts for a reputable news publisher or production house.
Experience in journalism with a working knowledge of UK media law.
Technical skills: experience using professional recording equipment and understanding of how to capture great audio
Highly skilled user of Adobe Audition and other audio editing software
Experience with other Adobe software (Photoshop, Premier, After Effects, etc.) desirable
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
About You

A creative audio creator with a showreel demonstrating a range of high quality work
Highly organised, able to handle multiple concurrent projects and deliver to deadlines
Enthusiastic about podcasts and video content
An interest in politics, global affairs, economics and the ideas that shape our world
Ambitious and entrepreneurial, keen to help grow our audience and develop the AV output
Enthusiastic, curious and open-minded
To apply please email chris.stone@newstatesman.co.uk with a CV and link to a reel or examples of work. The final closing date is 20th August but we are reviewing CVs weekly. Early application is advised.