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Gimlet and the Wall Street Journal Seek a Podcast Producer



Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal want to create a news podcast. They are seeking a Podcast Producer. The deadline to submit a cover letter and resume is March 8, 2019.

Gimlet and the Wall Street Journal are teaming up to launch a new daily podcast this Spring. The show will take listeners behind the biggest news stories of the day. We will explain how business drives the day’s headlines, and how the Wall Street Journal’s deeply-reported stories shape the landscape. We will make business news relatable, and we’ll reveal how business and finance are behind some of the biggest events happening around us.

The Podcast Producer will:

  • Pitch story ideas that can be accomplished within a tight timeline, and pitch occasional longer-term projects
  • Book, prep for, record and produce interviews with sources inside and outside of the Journal
  • Write script and structure narratives for episodes
  • Record and produce field reporting trips
  • Log, cut, and arrange tape, build assemblies, score moments, and everything else production requires
  • Maintain strong working relationships with the Wall Street Journal’s reporters, editors and managerial staff
  • Balance multiple episodes in production at the same time
  • Work both independently and collaboratively, depending on the task

Requirements:

  • 4+ years producing audio in a high-caliber, high-output organization
  • ProTools proficiency
  • A passion for the work of the Journal specifically and business news generally
  • Enthusiasm for a high-intensity daily production schedule
  • Daily experience is a huge plus

The Podcast Producer position is a full time rule employed by Gimlet but based in the Wall Street Journal’s Manhattan offices. Visit the Gimlet and Wall Street Journal want ad for more information.


Gimlet Media and The Wall Street Journal Seek Executive Producer



The Wall Street Journal and Gimlet Media are seeking an executive producer to develop, launch, and oversee production of a daily podcast. This is a hands-on role based in New York.

There aren’t too many specific details about what the new podcast will be. It does not appear to have a name yet. The job description says:

This new daily podcast will bring the Journal’s strongest reporting to our ambitious audience each day, sharing deep insights, context, analysis and storytelling from the Journal’s well-sourced reporters and editors in a format that is best suited for audio. We will draw from the Journal’s unparalleled business reporting and global news operation, plus Gimlet’s audio expertise to create this new show.

The executive producer will report to the Global Head of Video at The Wall Street Journal. Top candidates for this position will demonstrate excellent journalistic instincts and creative production and team-management skills.

They are looking for an editorial leader with a proactive and entrepreneurial spirit who wants to help shape the creative vision of an ambitious new show. The ideal candidate loves to tell stories, to innovate and problem-solve, and has a proven track record for developing and launching audio content.

Those who would like to know more details should visit the job description. It includes a long list of primary responsibilities of the Executive Producer, a list of key candidate requirements, and information on how to apply.