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Podcast Producer

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10012753 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Oct. 13, 2021

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Are you curious and creative? Are you a great writer? Do you love to produce audio stories about exploration and discovery?  If so, come join our growing podcast team at Overheard at National Geographic, a show where we talk with the explorers, scientists, writers and photographers at the edges of our big, weird, and beautiful world. Our award-winning, interview-based, narrative podcast has had more than 5 million downloads in three seasons and is consistently ranked one of the most popular science podcasts being produced today.

We're seeking an experienced Podcast Producer who knows how to tell captivating, original stories from start to finish. The Producer will work closely with the Senior Editor, Senior Producer, and the show's hosts to create compelling stories. Our story approach is playful, so the ability to have fun with storytelling is a must.

The ideal candidate is creative, curious, a team player, well-organized, self-motivated, data enthusiast, and a rigorous journalist.  They are skilled at writing for the ear and can make complex ideas understandable and approachable. They are great at accepting feedback and always practice respectful communication. A background in reporting/interviewing is a plus. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop compelling narrative story arcs for short-form, weekly podcast.
  • Engage in all stages of the production process, including research, reporting, pitching, interviewing, cutting tape, scripting, editing, scoring, and mixing.
  • Develop and coach hosts and contributor talent.
  • Work closely with Senior Producer, Senior Editor, other producers, and hosts to develop episodes.
  • Research story ideas and find compelling guests to tell the story.
  • Book guests for engaging and informative interviews.
  • Supporting our data-first approach via Airtable
  • Handle recording logistics, including occasionally complex recording logistics (working with remote producers and studios).
  • Collaborate on live episodes of Overheard, taped in front of an audience.
  • Maintain the journalism ethics of National Geographic at all time.

Requirements:

  • Five years of experience producing podcasts/radio.
  • Experience crafting story arcs that transform complex ideas in an engaging way.
  • Strong research and journalism skills.
  • Demonstrated success in the creation of superb content under pressure.
  • Creative and resourceful self-starter who can work independently and collaboratively and juggle multiple projects at one time .
  • Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, and time management.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent .
  • Excellent skills in ProTools audio editing software.
  • Experience reporting science, environment, and social science stories.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with National Geographic, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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