Posted On: February 1, 2016
Media Organization: Gimlet Media
Gimlet Media is the premier digital media company focused on producing high quality narrative audio. You can hear the full Gimlet story on StartUp Season 1, our first podcast which documents the founding of the company. Gimlet also produces the category-leading shows Reply All and Mystery Show. In 2015, we were named one of the top 10 most innovative media companies in the world by Fast Company.
Meet Science Vs
Science Vs is a podcast where we pit facts against fads — from the so-called benefits of organic foods, to the science of parenting, to concerns about fracking. On this podcast we pore over the scientific papers, talk to the experts and dive deep into those fads and fears that get stuck in our heads until we’re not sure what’s fact, what’s opinion, and what’s somewhere in between. The show is hosted by Wendy Zukerman. Its first season was produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
About the Job
Being a Gimlet producer offers a unique opportunity to be part of a team of audio professionals dedicated to high quality narrative journalism. Our producers are expected to take an active role in every part of the production process including pitching stories, gathering tape, writing scripts, and participating in intensive group edits. Gimlet producers are expected to be curious people who are enthusiastic about chasing stories as far as they can, regardless of whether those stories were pitched by them or assigned to them.
What You’ll Do
-Pitch ideas and research show topics
-Book and pre-interview guests
-Write scripts for the show’s host
-Help craft the story arc and narrative of each episode
-Direct recording of the host in studio and occasionally in the field
-Edit audio using Pro Tools
What You Have:
-Strong ability to structure compelling and unique stories
-2+ years experience working in narrative media, preferably long-form documentary-style audio or video
-Production or reporting experience
-A positive, solution-oriented attitude
-Experience in science journalism preferred
This is a full time job with salary and benefits based in Gimlet’s offices in Brooklyn, NY.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use Science Vs Producer in the subject line. Include links to three work samples and explain your role in the production process.