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Podcast Producer

A full time position at TED, New York NY, United States of America
Posted: October 24, 2019

TED is looking for a Podcast Producer to play a vital role in producing original podcasts for TED. The Podcast Producer would be taking the creative lead on two of our original podcasts, TED Talks Daily and The TED Interview, and have the opportunity to expand their role into additional podcast development and production. This individual has demonstrated measurable success in crafting podcasts from beginning to end, works well with teams, loves creative problem solving, and has a strong ear for what works well in audio.

While broadly known for its global conferences and signature TED Talk videos, TED is also one of the top podcast publishers in the world, garnering over 420 million downloads annually. Our programs are listened to in over 190 countries and our shows have been consistently ranked by Apple Podcasts as "most downloaded" of the year. In a world with over 700,000 podcasts (and growing), we've maintained this position over the years and have successfully launched new original shows that have found traction with both audiences and partners. TED’s award-winning portfolio of leading audio series include the TED Radio Hour (with NPR), TED Talks Daily, The TED Interview, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Sincerely X (with Luminary Media), and the TED en Espanol podcast.

QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS

At least four years of experience producing audio for radio or podcast

A background in journalism or storytelling

An ability to listen to raw tape, and identify the perfect details, the need-to-know plot points, and the need-to-hear moments that make a compelling story

Experience in fact checking

Proficiency in creating assemblies in ProTools

Deep knowledge and interest in media and culture

An eye for detail and self-direction

Experience as a manager is a plus

Experience working with multiple stakeholders and an enthusiasm for collaboration

RESPONSIBILITIES

TED Talks Daily

Our flagship podcast where we release a new talk every weekday on every subject imaginable.

Write, record, edit and deliver intros for TED Talks Daily

Work with host talent to record intros and other assets, as needed

Give editorial input on talks featured on TED Talks Daily to ensure they work in audio

Collaborate with editorial team on the TED Talks Daily calendar, acting as an advocate for the podcast's listeners

From time to time, oversee production on premium, high-touch ads that run on TED Talks Daily.

The TED Interview

Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time, released seasonally.

Shape editorial angles for each episode of The TED Interview, join pre-interviews and coordinate schedules for interviews

Oversee all interview recordings for The TED Interview and provide guidance to host and guest as needed


Liaise with audio technicians to ensure recordings capture best sound 


Track production schedule and expenses to keep show on schedule and on budget 


Oversee day-to-day functioning of the show, including ordering transcriptions, managing fact-checking, booking studios, hiring audio technicians, and equipment 


Cut and edit all interviews, incorporating team feedback

Draft, record, and edit show introductions and credits 


Liaise with mixer to finalize and QC each episode 


Draft head/description copy and metadata for each episode

Create and produce ancillary promotional and other materials related to the show, as needed


WORKPLACE CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND VISUAL DEMANDS

General: Office environment

Physical: Repetitive movement of wrists, hands, and/or fingers

Mental/Visual: Concentrated mental and/or visual attention; work involves performing tasks to very close accuracy and quality specifications

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices, Computer Software: Ability to use common office equipment such as telephone, computer and copier

Computer programs to include MS Office, Mac programs, Google Docs, functional related databases

Travel: Upon request

TED Conferences, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite all qualified candidates to apply online and submit their resume and cover letter.

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