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Lead Producer - Long-form narrative


A full time position
Fully remote: working with a UK-based team at Novel.

As Novel continues to grow a slate of long-form narrative podcast series, we are offering permanent contracts for audio producers with a proven track record of leading on longform serialised narrative podcasts.

We’re looking to hear from candidates that have a great ear for audio storytelling, with five years experience in narrative audio production, a solid understanding of what it takes to make impactful podcasts that gain critical acclaim and - most crucially - experience as a series or lead producer on a narrative series that they’re proud of.

Successful candidates will be experienced with the various workflows over the course of a longform series. We’re looking for team players but also producers who can show they have an independent drive, managing productions that are pushed along to hit deadlines whilst maintaining the necessary space for care and attention to detail. A track record to organising feedback sessions in big and small teams - running group listening, collating and then implementing feedback is essential. A highly creative approach to audio production is a must. Editing on Descript and Reaper is a significant bonus. If you fit the bill and are interested in a permanent role in which you will be an integral part of Novel’s production team working on major international projects then please do get in touch. You’ll be joining a rapidly growing company packed with creative programme makers, sound designers and experienced executive producers who’ll be on hand to help you craft groundbreaking podcast series.


● Podcast production

● Narrative structuring

● Series planning

● Research

● Sourcing and booking contributors

● Recording contributors, both remotely and on location

● Interviewing

● Script writing and editing

● Organising, collating and implementing team feedback

● Audio editing to a high standard

● Working with Novel’s PR and marketing team to build an audience

● Devising and implementing production schedules

● Budget management


● At least 5 years experience as audio producer

● A track record of leading longform narrative podcasts

● A strong understanding of what it takes to tell powerful stories

● Passionate about documentaries, podcasting and creative audio production with wide ranging listening habits

● Excellent writer

● Proficient audio editor

● A skilled multitasker

● Exceptional organisation

● Experience creating and maintaining production calendars

● Confidence with audio file organization

● Exceptional written and oral communication skills

● Great communicator with junior staff, senior management, clients, interviewees and talent alike

● Creative thinker, capable of developing progressive approaches to familiar topics

● Keen problem solver – must be able to think on your feet and react quickly and calmly under pressure

● Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise

● A self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment

● Attention to detail

● Proficient user of G-Suite and Slack and Descript


Novel produces premium original podcasts, as well as award winning content for leading broadcast networks and platforms, including the BBC, iHeartRadio, Wondery, Audible and Spotify. Whilst investigative and narrative documentary storytelling are firmly in our DNA, Novel also develops and produces shows spanning comedy, politics, sport and scripted. With IP always at the centre of what we do, our ideas are increasingly migrating to TV, film and publishing, with numerous projects in development. Novel also works with top-tier brands and IP owners such as Google & The Premier League who appreciate our abilities to create innovative branded podcasts that people actually want to listen to. With great development and IP at the centre, our ideas are increasingly migrating to TV, Film and publishing. We are an ever expanding team of 20+ people based in London.


• Salary dependent upon experience

• 23 days of holiday per year + Christmas

• Private health insurance

• Life insurance

• Pension

• Season ticket loan

To apply for the role, please email and include a copy of your CV and any other relevant information. Additionally, please include a paragraph why you’d be a good candidate for the role along with examples of your best work. Thanks and good luck.

To apply

To apply for the role, please email and include a copy of your CV and any other relevant information. Additionally, please include a paragraph why you’d be a good candidate for the role along with examples of your best work. Thanks and good luck.

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