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The New York Times Seeks an Audio Producer



The New York Times is seeking an audio producer who will take ownership of a New York Times arts show and lead an audio team. The audio team will operate like a start-up within the larger news organization.

The New York Times audio team is seeking a show producer with a passion for the arts – books, music, film, TV, theater. This producer doesn’t need experience on those beats, but should be the kind of person who gets new books and albums as soon as they’re released and takes any excuse to go to a live show.

The producer will take ownership of a New York Times arts show. This includes: generating the concept and structure, in consultation with the host(s) and team leadership, then piloting, testing and bringing that show to market.

After the show is launched, the producer will be responsible for a range of tasks to create each episode. Those tasks include: pitching, booking, research, scriptwriting, recording in the field and in the studio, cutting tape, mixing audio, and managing the show’s distribution and promotion. The producer will also have the ability to do original reporting.

Other responsibilities include: coach New York Times reporters and editors without audio experience as hosts and guests, help source and/or report stories, upload each episode with correct metadata – on and off the New York Times platform, and promote each episode via social media and other channels.

The audio producer position is “a temporary guild position with the possibility to become staff positions”. They want someone who has a passion for podcasts and at least 3 years experience in audio production (among other skills). For full details, read the New York Times want ad.


The New York Times Launched “The Daily”



The New York Times has several of its own podcasts that cover a wide range of topics. They just launched a brand new podcast called The Daily.

The Daily  is hosted by Michael Barbaro, a longtime New York Times correspondent. The Daily is described as: “This moment demands an explanation. The Daily is on a mission to find it.”

Michael Barbaro said: “It isn’t quite a podcast – although you can listen wherever you listen to podcasts. It isn’t quite the radio – although the mechanics are largely the same. It isn’t quite the newspaper – although we’ll be drawing heavily on the journalism that powers The New York Times”.

The Daily will release fifteen minute episodes five days a week. The first episode was released on February 1, 2017. The topic is Neil Gorsuch, who President Trump nominated for the Supreme Court.

The second episode, which was released on February 2, 2017, asks the questions: “Who is influencing our new president’s views of Islam and radical Islamic terrorism?” and “Are we seeing the beginning of a Tea Party on the Left?” The episode also mention’s the latest news from Beyonce.  It appears that The Daily is going to cover the biggest news of the day – whatever it happens to be.


Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Podcast has Launched



tell-me-somthing-i-dont-know-logoTell Me Something I Don’t Know is a New York Times podcast that recently launched in collaboration with Dubner Productions. It is hosted by Stephen J. Dubner of Freakonomics Radio and co-author of the Freakonomics book series.

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is described as equal parts game show, talk show, and brain-tease, in which audience members present an “IDK” (an “I Don’t Know) – something that other people might not know – to a panel of celebrities and experts from business, the arts, science, politics, sports, and academia. The panel will gently interrogate each guest presenter. The goal is to make everyone a bit smarter than they were before.

The podcast will be taped before a live audience in New York City and then distributed globally via podcast and other media. It will combine the reach and expertise of The New York Times with the success of Freakonomics Radio, which has 7 million monthly downloads and airs on nearly every major public radio station.

Those of you who want to present an “IDK” to a panel of experts during a live episode of Tell Me Something I Don’t Know can fill out a form with your “mind blowing fact”. Be prepared to list how you know that information and to list sources or otherwise verify your idea. At the bottom of the form, there is a list of upcoming dates when the podcast will be presented to a live audience (and recorded).


The Run-Up Covers the Rest of the Election



The Run Up logoThere have been a lot of political podcasts created specifically to focus on this long, strange, trip of an election cycle that we are all going through. It is understandable that people would have a lot to say about this particular election. The Run-Up is a new political podcast that covers the last portion of the 2016 campaign as the candidates run up to the general election.

The Run-Up is a new political podcast from The New York Times. It is hosted by Michael Barbaro, a reporter for The New York Times who has been covering the 2016 campaign. The Run-Up is a twice-weekly election podcast that releases new episodes on Tuesdays and Fridays.

There are currently four episodes available to listen to, with more to come. This podcast is going to cover the last three months of the 2016 election. (The name of the podcast refers to the timespan between now and the general election). The Run-Up is the The New York Times’ first podcast that has launched since it hired Lisa Tobin as its first executive producer for audio.

The Run-Up will explore the major themes and issues of the 2016 election. It will, of course, discuss the latest news. It will also provide analysis and dispatches from The New York Times politics reporters, Opinion columnists and contributors, New York Times Magazine writers and The Upshot analysts. In addition, the podcast will feature interviews with some of the election’s key players.

Interestingly, The Run-Up is intended to be more than just a podcast from The New York Times. In a press release, Senior Editor for politics Carolyn Ryan said that The Run-Up will play a pivotal role in how The New York Times covers the election over the next three months.