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Vox Media is Hiring for their Daily News Explainer Podcast



Vox Media currently has four weekly podcastsThe Weeds, The Ezra Klein Show, I Think You’re Interesting, and Worldly. Now, Vox Media is preparing to create its first daily podcast, called Daily News Explainer Podcast. Those interested need to get their applications to Vox before the end of September 13, 2017.

Vox Media is seeking a host for the Daily News Explainer Podcast. Among many other criteria, it is expected that the host will be willing to relocate to Washington, D.C.

As we envision it, the host of this show will be the audience’s guide and champion – asking the questions they would ask, having the conversations they want to have, channeling the curiosity they feel. You are their smart, enthusiastic, skeptical friend – not their boring professor. To that end, we are relying on the host to have a strong point of view on the world, to see unusual angles and interesting stories everywhere, and to be genuinely, joyously, interested in pretty much everything.

Vox Media is also seeking an executive producer for the Daily News Explainer Podcast. Among many other criteria, it is expected that the executive producer will be willing to relocate to Washington, D.C.

In this role, you’ll help conceptualize the format, structure, and sound of the show as we gear up for launch. Once the show is up and running, you’ll supervise the staff and lead daily production (Monday through Friday.) You’ll work closely with the host on the editorial agenda, set assignments and deadlines, edit stories and segments, ensure the show’s quality and oversee daily publishing.

Those who are interested in applying for either of those positions need to move fast. The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Please visit the job ads for more information about what each position requires, as well as how to apply.


Vox Media Hired Nishat Kurwa to Develop Podcasts



Vox has hired Nishat Kurwa to be its first executive producer of audio. She will be responsible for developing podcasts for the company’s portfolio of brands, both current and future. This includes all eight of Vox’s properties, which include Eater, Vox, SB Nation, Polygon and The Verge.

Nicholas Quah from Hot Pod reports that Nishat Kurwa will move from Los Angeles to New York for this job, and that she will be reporting to Vox Media president Marty Moe. He also points out some of the complexities with Vox’s podcasts, stating that they are spread out over several brands and according to considerably different configurations.

The production for Vox.com’s podcasts, for example, is being handled by Panoply, with those shows hosted on its Megaphone platform as a result. Meanwhile, Recode’s podcast are supported by DGital Media with Art19 hosting, and that site still appears to be hunting for a dedicated executive producer of audio. The Verge, Polygon, Eater, Curbed, and SB Nation – though not Racked, alas – all have various podcast products of their own, but they all appear to be produced, marketed, and distributed individually according to their own specific brand infrastructures.

Nishat Kurwa is a 15-year vet of the radio industry. She served most recently as senior digital producer of Marketplace at American Public Media. She also has had roles at KCBS FM in San Francisco, and was the news director and senior producer at Youth Radio.


Vox Media Seeks Executive Producer of Audio



Vox Media logoVox Media is currently seeking an Executive Producer of Audio. This posting follows the one from ReCode that was looking for an Executive Producer of Podcasts and Audio.

Vox Media is made up of eight distinct brands: Vox.com, The Verge, ReCode, SB Nation, Eater, Racked, and Curbed, as well as their in-house creative agency (which is called Vox Creative).

The ad says that Vox Media is looking to advance their audio programing in an exciting and impactful way. This will start with the hiring of the company’s first ever Executive Producer of Audio. The person who is hired for this position will lead Vox Media’s creative programing and production strategy by working closely with their editorial teams and other stakeholders to create best-in-class audio content across Vox Media’s brands.

Requirements include:
* Ability to communicate on an executive level while keeping a pulse on production

* Background in audio production, liner audio, XM Radio, or podcasts

* A strong network of contacts in the audio space

* 5+ Years of experience in building and managing teams; ability to manage remote teams

The job is described as “a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits – including flexible hours and generous parental leave.” It also includes a comprehensive healthcare option.


ReCode is Seeking an Executive Producer of Podcasts



ReCode logoReCode covers the intersection of business and tech with authority. It is part of Vox Media which builds smart brands people love in categories that people are passionate about. In addition to ReCode, Vox Media is also Polygon, Verge, Racked, and more.

ReCode is looking for an executive producer of podcasts and audio. The person who is hired will be based in either their New York or San Francisco office. The job involves leading ReCode’s efforts in audio journalism, including managing their slate of existing podcasts, creating new podcasts, experimenting with other audio formats and platforms, working with their internal and external revenue teams, and managing editorial, production, and distribution for their podcasts.

The job description points out that a good candidate will have a deep background in audio or will have worked in podcasting or radio, including reporting, editing, and production. However, an ideal candidate will have a deep background in audio and will have worked on a successful podcasting or broadcast operation, preferably news-driven or interview-driven.

Vox Media encourages candidates of all experience levels to apply. They say that if what they listed does not describe you perfectly, to please get in touch anyway and tell them why you want to work with them. It is a permanent, full time position, described as having excellent benefits.