Media/Podcast Producer

Job Id: #14534
Posted: January 7, 2021

We are seeking a talented Media/Content Producer for a full-time opportunity with a growing EdTech company in Toronto.  You will work closely with the VP of Content and will be the main driver shaping the tone, sound, and direction of their educational podcasts. We are looking for someone with extensive knowledge in both audio and storytelling in a podcast format, a leader that can grow an effective production team, and can help build the processes they need to scale their production house.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the charge in building a world class Media Production Studio
  • Be the visionary, leading narrative, audio, and the overall sound and feel of our podcasts
  • Manage, and continue to build, a team of producers, audio engineers, and freelancers
  • Be the audio gatekeeper, ensuring a high level of audio quality and consistency for every podcast
  • Manage the workflow and production of multiple podcasts at any given time
  • Assess, improve, and iterate on our production processes from pre-production to episode release. If they don’t work, help us build new ones!
  • Help the team troubleshoot audio, narrative, guest management, or other production related issues. Mentor and teach the team how to mitigate those issues going forward
  • Manage our recording and release schedule, and be on top of communicating any issues or changes with stakeholders
  • Assist in developing new podcast series

  Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience in media/podcast production and original show development at an organization, studio, or network
  • 3+ years leading and managing an audio department and experience guiding and mentoring producers
  • A sophisticated sense of story structure and narrative. You should have extensive experience figuring out both how to tell a story and how to fix a story that isn’t working
  • You should have experience coaching a team and delivering actionable, constructive feedback
  • Strong understanding of recording, cutting tape, assembling, mixing, and audio publication
  • A strong understanding of Pro Tools, Audacity, and other DAWs
  • Experience in a fast paced environment with an ability to anticipate and respond quickly to change
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to set-up and troubleshoot audio recording in remote environments
  • Experience creating processes from scratch, and an ability to identify processes that aren’t working or need tweaking
  • A background in finance or business would be highly desirable but not required