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Somethin' Else

Assistant Producer - Narrative Podcasts

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A full time Production Assistant position at Somethin' Else, London, UK

Somethin’ Else and Sony Music Entertainment are industry leaders in producing premium, high quality podcasts that audiences love. Somethin’ Else is Sony’s in-house podcast unit with offices in London, New York and LA. We are looking for an Assistant Producer to work with the fast-growing factual narrative podcast team in London.

The ideal candidate has a solid understanding of what it takes to produce premium long-form narrative podcasts for a global audience. A passion for storytelling, knack for finding untold stories, a can-do and collaborative mindset are all musts. Working as part of a team, you would grow your skills and build your career in a fast-paced, supportive, hyper-creative audio environment. This is a unique opportunity to create content for our many successful feeds such as Power, This Is History and much more.

The role is full-time and involves hybrid working, with some days in our vibrant Shoreditch office and some days working from home. 

What you'll do: Work alongside journalists, presenters, producers and executives in the production of factual narrative content.  Help produce factual podcasts for brands. Source contributors, conduct research calls, draft scripts and edit audio.  Pitch ideas and engage in internal and external commissioning processes.  Work with PR and Marketing teams to promote podcasts.

Who you are: You have worked on narrative documentary style shows and/or serialised productions. You embrace creativity, aim high and push boundaries. You have a track-record of uncovering and researching great stories. You have great organisational skills and experience of keeping to schedules. You have experience with commissioning processes. You are willing and excited to support the team as needed.

What we give you: You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to fuel the creative journey A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork An excellent range of benefits, like private medical cover, a generous pension scheme, life assurance and income protection, plus loads of music biz perks We invest in your professional growth & development

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What does a Production Assistant role normally entail?The Podcast Taxonomy definition for a role like this in Administration says: “The Production Assistant helps support an executive member of a podcast (often a director or producer), helping prepare them in a variety of ways including scheduling, logistics, communications, and more.”
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