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Manager, Audio Production

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010989 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Sep. 11, 2020

Job Summary:

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

Responsibilities

* Lead a small but mighty production team. Provide critical input on production schedule. Guide producers through all stages of the production process, including research, reporting, pitching, interviewing, cutting tape, scripting, editing, and mixing. Develop and coach producers and hosts. Work independently on episodes for Overheard at National Geographic

* Essential to the creative ideation and execution of Overheard.

* Work closely with Executive Producer, Senior Editor and Hosts to ensure team is meeting regular deadlines. Maintain journalism ethics of National Geographic.

* Ensures high quality journalism and production at all times.

* Collaborate with extended podcast team, i.e. photo and web departments, advertising, cross platform promotion, etc.

* Essential for effective packaging and promotion of podcasts.

Requirements

* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and minimum 8 years of professional audio or podcast experience. At least 2 years management experience. Experience guiding and mentoring producers. Strong narrative storytelling, journalism and research skills. Interest in core NG Media subjects such as Science, History, Animals, Natural History, and Environment.

* Creative and resourceful self-starter, who can work both independently and collaboratively, and juggle multiple projects at one time. Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, and time-management. Ability to advocate for the needs of the show. Experienced problem solver. Strong writing and research skills.

* Strong editorial and journalistic judgement. Audio literacy. Experience managing a budget. Ability to have fun with storytelling is a must.

* Excellent skills in ProTools audio editing software. Experience with administrative applications such as DocuSign, Slack, Asana, Microsoft Outlook.

* Experience reporting science, environment and social science stories.

* 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.

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 Partners, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, LLC 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. 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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