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Sr. Audio Producer - Podcases

A project or contract position
Telecommuting role: Working for Harvard Business Publishing, this is a fully remote position.
Posted: November 25, 2019

Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University. Our mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. We do this by bringing together the best of academic research and real-world management expertise from around the globe. Through our multiple platforms, we publish ideas that inform and inspire managers, corporations, and educators. Harvard Business Publishing comprises three market groups: Corporate Learning, Harvard Business Review Group, and Higher Education.

With approximately 450 employees, primarily based in Boston, with offices in New York City, India, and the United Kingdom, Harvard Business Publishing serves as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and multiple platforms for content delivery, and its reach into three markets: academic, corporate, and individual managers.

Senior Audio Producer: Higher Education

SUMMARY:

Harvard Business Publishing’s Higher Education business unit is looking for a versatile senior audio producer with excellent editorial judgement to work on a new series of “Podcases” for the business education market. Podcases are an experimental new line of learning materials that aim to bring the engaging and conversational nature of podcasts into the business classroom. The team at HBP would like to explore a variety of ways to produce new Podcases and is looking for a flexible and creative audio producer to elaborate on, refine, and execute these ideas. Duties will vary based on the source of the audio content but could include researching Podcase topics; identifying, coordinating with, and interviewing business guests; and writing, recording, and/or editing existing audio. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, versatile, passionate about audio storytelling, experienced in business journalism and/or education, and highly collaborative.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Review Podcase proposals, offering editorial feedback and direction to Podcase creators, and advising the internal team on building the product line with new topics and programs • Identify new Podcase projects, making contact with interview guests and having initial conversations to evaluate interest and partnership fit • Pursue, schedule, and pre-interview guests • Structure interviews and write scripts and/or questions for the interviews • Conduct the interviews or coach the host when applicable • Secure and manage recording and editing equipment and/or studio time • Conduct in-studio recording, edit episodes, and mix audio for publishing

QUALIFICATIONS:

• At least five years-experience producing podcast projects, preferably for a nationally distributed program • Experience with all aspects of audio production, including recording, editing and post production • Proven collaboration skills with both internal and external partners • Excellent organization and communication skills • Experience teaching or developing educational materials a strong plus

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