Editor, Ear Hustle
A full time position at PRX, Emeryville CA, USA
Posted: January 15, 2020
PRX seeks a full time, Bay-area based editor to play a key role in the production of Radiotopia's Ear Hustle, a podcast that features stories of life inside prison, shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration. This person will work closely with the team to shape all aspects of the stories told in each episode, both from inside San Quentin State Prison, where the podcast started, and outside the prison, as we continue to explore the re-entry experience. This position starts in early 2020, will be based in Emeryville, CA, but will also include days spent (2-4 per month) with the Ear Hustle team in San Quentin. The deadline for submitting your application is January 31, 2020.
Shape and edit stories from initial pitches to published episodes
Craft content in creative and new ways while maintaining Ear Hustle’s distinctive style
Provide editorial mentorship to producers and hosts
Pitch their own story ideas when appropriate
Assist in script writing
Consolidate and execute feedback from team
Assist in host tracking
Communicate mix notes to EH sound designer
Identify and upload clips for marketing and promotion
Give final listens to episodes before they are published
Other duties as assigned
This position reports to the senior producer and works closely with the executive producer.
- Minimum five years experience in audio storytelling
- Experience in editing longform, narrative audio stories
- Expertise in script writing
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong communication skills, including an ability to communicate across lines of difference
- Solid Pro Tools skills
- Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task with ease
- Flexibility and an ability for creative problem-solving in a high-stakes and unpredictable production environment.
PRX offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision benefits; group term life insurance; short- and long-term disability income replacement coverage; and the option to participate in savings accounts for uncovered medical expenses and related costs. These benefits are available on the first day of employment. PRX also offers a retirement plan (with employer contributions) that takes effect after 6 months of employment.
We want our team to reflect the wide diversity of America, and the population we tell stories with. We're committed to structuring our hiring process and company to welcome applicants of all backgrounds. Editors with prior experience working in prison environments or with formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply.
More about Ear Hustle:
This award-winning podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, who was formerly incarcerated at San Quentin.
Originally crowned as the winner of Radiotopia's Podquest contest in 2016, beating out more than 1,500 international entries, Ear Hustle is now on the cusp of its fifth season, and episodes have been downloaded over 30 million times. Prisons around the world are sharing Ear Hustle stories internally, and the podcast has been critically-acclaimed by top press including the New York Times Magazine, PBS Newshour, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR's All Things Considered, and Rolling Stone.
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