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Boston Globe Media Partners Senior Audio Producer in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:  

The Boston Globe is looking for an experienced journalist and audio producer to oversee a new, always-on podcast featuring some of the best from our newsroom. This person must have a minimum of 5 years of experience telling audio stories in a journalistic setting; we’re looking for someone who is a keen observer of the news with strong editorial judgment and the ability to assemble audio stories that will captivate a regional – even national – audience.

This role is integral to the Globe’s ambition to build on the success of shows like Gladiator, Last Seen, and Love Letters. The person who fills it must be willing and able to adapt to newsroom priorities – capable of jumping on breaking news stories and working under tight deadlines, but also adept at thinking laterally and helping sculpt complicated narratives.

The Globe’s new Senior Audio Producer will be stepping into a dynamic newsroom, tasked with helping the Head of Audio capture the best stories for the ears of listeners in New England and far beyond. 

Experience in program development, launching new shows, and overseeing small teams is an asset.

We want someone who is brimming with ideas, willing to take creative risks and able to work with print reporters and help guide them in the finer points of how to tell a great audio news story.

Creativity is a must. So is journalistic rigor. And a team spirit!

Responsibilities:

  • Attending news meetings, listening for stories with audio potential

  • Working closely with reporters and editors to produce, write and mix audio news stories

  • Helping with the development and launch of new programs

  • Collaborating with hosts to help them shine and to draw out the best performance

  • Arranging, recording, directing, and producing interviews in studio and in the field

  • Technical abilities include recording interviews, gathering clean audio, editing interviews and mixing with multiple tracks

  • Story editing and script vetting

  • Working with reporters and hosts on studio tracking

  • Writing, editing, and workshopping show scripts

  • Producing and mixing episodes for review

  • Show & episode conception and planning

  • Assisting with show promotion, newsletter copy, social media demands, and creative assets as needed

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism preferred but not required

  • At least 5 years of journalism experience and 5 years of working in audio

  • Strong understanding of journalistic conventions on ethics, fairness & accuracy

  • Track record as a team player who can demonstrate creativity, collegiality, independence, and attention to detail

  • Extensive knowledge of the audio storytelling/podcast market & platforms

  • Entrepreneurial spirit; willingness to embrace uncertainty and lack of definition as opportunities evolve

  • Facility with basics of audio work, including file transferring, asset management, and other collaborative tools

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and multi-task in a high-pressure environment

  • Story editing experience is a plus

  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

    The BGMP office is located in downtown Boston, near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, and is easily accessible by MBTA and commuter rail lines. This position is based in Boston, and candidates should be based in the area or willing to move.

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    EEO Statement:

At Boston Globe Media, our mission is to empower, connect, and convene our communities with independent, trusted journalism and storytelling. We know a critical part to achieve this is by having a workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive - like the communities we serve. Boston Globe Media is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates and colleagues of all backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.

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