Senior Producer, Intercept Podcasts

Posted On: September 6, 2019

Journalism Job

Media Organization:First Look Media

Company Description

The Intercept is an award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Its in-depth investigations and unflinching analysis focus on politics, war, surveillance, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. The Intercept gives its journalists the editorial freedom and legal support they need to expose corruption and injustice wherever they find it.

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Producer, FLM podcasts, the Senior Producer for Intercept Podcasts is responsible for managing the day-to-day production of The Intercept’s weekly shows and special series. The Senior Producer will also work closely with the TI editorial team to shepherd new ideas for potential segments and series.


Recruiting, hiring and managing production staff for TI podcasts.
Managing workflow, delegation, staff roles for TI podcasts.
Creating and managing show budgets.
Attending weekly editorial and production meetings for all podcasts and weighing in on story/topic/guest selection.
Giving editorial notes on show segments and series.
Coordinating and overseeing live event production, working with partners (e.g. Hot Docs, Third Coast).
Working closely with TI editorial team to field and develop ideas from writers and editors.
Strategizing and coordinating with TI art department on show art and photos.
Managing operations for podcast launches and distribution.

Background & Qualifications:

At least 7 years experience producing radio and/or podcasts of a journalistic nature.
Seasoned audio editor, fluent in ProTools or similar software.
Skilled in host prep, direction, and script writing.
Excellent editorial judgement.
Knowledgeable of politics and current events, with historical context.
Experience managing small production team(s), creating workflows and delegating roles.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; maturity in dealing with talent, upper management and business partners.
Ability to work efficiently on deadline; adaptability to varying workflows and editorial demands.
Creative idea-generator, with an eye for distinctive content and unique angles on important issues.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer​--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

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