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CAFE Seeks an Audio Producer

CAFE is a media venture developed in partnership between former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and Some Spider Studios. They are seeking an Audio Producer.

CAFE is looking for an experienced New York-based audio producer/editor with passion for news, justice, and startup culture to execute the full production of two weekly podcasts, from pre-production to recording, editing, and publishing.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Execute all aspects of podcast/audio production: scripting, recording (both in studio and in the field), editing, mixing and distributing
  • Write voice-track scripts for host(s), including scripting out ads, and coach the host(s) through an interview
  • Booking interview guests, as well as planning and executing remote interviews
  • Think critically about the direction of the show(s), propose new and original ideas for timely and relevant programming
  • Manage multiple episodes in various stages of the production
  • Edit multiple drafts of each interview and full episode, incorporating notes from the team and host(s)
  • Think creatively about marketing and promotion both for specific episodes and the programs overall
  • Complete additional duties as assigned

Key candidate requirements include:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience producing, scripting and editing quality audio content under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in audio mixing and mastery of ProTools, Hindenberg and/or other related audio production software/hardware
  • Comfort with live-producing a panel discussion or host interview
  • Demonstrated experience working on newsy and/or narrative podcasts and proven track record of working with hosts/talent
  • Understanding of digital and audio platforms, what those audiences are looking for and how to find them
  • Knowledge of current events, U.S. and world politics is strongly preferred
  • Ability to occasionally travel and work late hours and weekends

Visit the CAFE website to find out about the benefits that come with this position, and to apply for it.

Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara is “Coming Soon”

You might recognize the name Preet Bharara because he was in the news fairly recently. He was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, (which is located in Manhattan). In March of 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked for the resignations of 46 federal prosecutors. Preet Bharara announced that President Trump had fired him on March 11, 2017.

What’s next for Preet Bharara? A podcast called Stay Tuned with Preet. The podcast is described as “a series about justice and fairness.”

It is the newest podcast coming to CAFE, the newest entertainment brand from Some Spider Studios, a fast-growing, profitable media start-up. CAFE is led by Chief Content Officer Blake Zeff, who was the head of digital at The New York Times.

CAFE posted a statement from Preet Bharara on joining Some Spider Studios:

“I have been blessed with many dream jobs in my life. During 17 years in public service, I worked for and with people I not only respected, but also loved like family, which is the rarest kind of professional jackpot. Today I feel lucky and blessed once more because I am partnering with actual family. I am beyond thrilled to join my brother Vinit’s media start-up company Some Spider Studios as an adviser, stakeholder and content producer.

I am excited for a number of reasons beyond the presumed job security that derives from working for your sibling. First, it is an opportunity at this extraordinary moment in history to add my voice to both classic and current-day debates about justice and fairness in the law, government and society. It is a natural extension of everything that has led me to this point.

Second, it is a chance to speak with considerable editorial space and freedom, with the benefit of a platform that permits more than 140 characters at at time. Finally, it is a privilege to work alongside a fearless and visionary entrepreneur like my brother, Vinit, who defied the odds to create an exceptional company like Quidsi with Some Spider investor Marc Lore, our high school classmate. This enterprise will be no different and that is a thrilling thing to be a part of.

I loved every minute in public service, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter — speaking, writing, teaching, learning and advocating for what I care about — through my position at NYU Law School, my upcoming book on justice and also now my new role at Some Spider. Stay tuned.”