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Senior Audio Producer

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A full time Senior Producer position at Magnificent Noise, New York NY, USA

Salary range: $130,000 to $160,000 (yearly rate) - subject to experience plus Full benefits

NOTE: This is a Senior level position. Please pay close attention to the qualifications listed below before applying.

ABOUT YOU We’re looking for the right combination of leadership, distinctive vision, editorial judgment, editing skills, ability to lead and manage projects, and high emotional intelligence. The Senior Producer will have a love for great audio storytelling and possess a hunger for doing projects that break new ground in the podcast landscape. You will have both the ability to understand the vision for and take a leadership role in the projects we produce as well as bring fresh thinking to guide their development and creation. You excel at pushing beyond what others think is possible.

ABOUT US Magnificent Noise is a premier podcast production company based in New York City. We create distinctive podcasts and audio content that expand the boundaries of what others think is possible. We are a boutique production house and consulting company, built intentionally on an intimate scale. In all of our work we form creative alliances, collaborating as trusted partners to make very singular projects. We produce projects that people talk about. Our projects help listeners see the world in a different way. Our work sparks conversations we all need to be having.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION This is not an entry level position. It is a senior leader and editorial position.

The Senior Producer is a key role on a small team at Magnificent Noise who together produce iconic podcasts designed to be innovative and reach large audiences. Top candidates for this role will demonstrate curiosity, a strong work ethic, exceptional journalistic and storytelling instincts, and exercise creativity in their production technique. The role requires a creative and inclusive approach to storytelling–someone who can shape the vision and execution of ambitious podcast projects. The ideal candidate is a talented leader that others want to follow, as well as a writer/storyteller who has a proven track record for producing high-quality narrative content, innovation, problem-solving, and is experienced working in a deadline-oriented environment. The Senior Producer reliability creates original and enterprising work in every episode and project they produce.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Holds a leadership role on their projects. Leads editorial planning of podcast projects, including outlining program elements, and selection/booking of contributors and guests. Responsible for setting production timelines and running a team that delivers projects on time and on budget. Leads the project team to produce and edit stories and segments. Mentors colleagues with grace and a generosity of spirit. Collaborates with other producers and editors at Magnificent Noise and our creative partners to ensure the depth and breadth of Magnificent Noise’s production and storytelling aesthetics and standards. Ability to “think deep” and produce work that needs to exist in the world. Oversees the booking of contributors, guests, and interviews, as well as managing recording logistics, remote studio recordings, and location management. Record interviews and ambience at on-location recordings and train staff on recording equipment, practice proper mic selection and placement, and how to get “great tape.” Edit segments and can edit and manipulate digital audio lay-ups. Coordinates all aspects of production, post-production, and program distribution. Other duties as assigned.

LOCATION Our preference for this position is for someone from the greater New York area working in our Manhattan office 2-3 days a week, but will consider a fully-remote employee with exceptional skills.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES At least 5-7+ years of radio/audio production and thorough knowledge of writing and audio production Management experience, especially management of creative people doing creative work. Deep interest and knowledge in a wide range of subject areas. Knowledge of podcasting and digital audio industry. Must have a strong understanding of how to operate audio hardware, software, and facilities. Demonstrated writing ability. Demonstrated digital editing expertise using ProTools audio editing software. Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Thrives in a team-focused environment. Must be eligible to work in the United States.

EXPECTED SALARY RANGE The salary band for a Senior Producer at Magnificent Noise is $130,000 USD to $160,000 USD.

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What does a Senior Producer role normally entail?The Podcast Taxonomy definition for a role like this in Creative Direction says: “The Senior Producer is the second most senior producer of the production (second to the Executive Producer). They supervise producers and the general direciton and logistics of the entire production.”
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