ABC Audio is seeking a highly creative, enterprising and motivated podcast creator and strategist to support and manage ABC’s on-demand audio content team. Reporting to the Executive Producer/Director of Podcast Programming, the new Senior Producer will be responsible for overseeing ABC’s existing library of podcasts while creating a system that builds on that library with dynamic and original products.
The Senior Producer will be the editorial lead responsible for ABC’s flagship daily news podcast, Start Here, and other daily and weekly podcasts derived from original reporting from within the news division, and existing intellectual property from the vast library of ABC News. It will be the responsibility of the Senior Producer to build on the success of all of ABC’s original podcast content, including 10% Happier, The Dropout, and Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein, and work collaboratively with producers and executives across the news division and within ABC’s Long Form storytelling division.
The Senior Producer will partner with the Executive Producer/Director on how best to grow the podcasting unit by creating and executing a business plan to effectively market and promote its content, and maximize revenue and reach across a large and diverse audience.
The ideal candidate for this role has extensive experience at a podcasting production house and a proven track record of turning interesting ideas into compelling, must-listen sonic experiences. This person should have relationships with popular podcast platforms, and the ability to build new rapport across the expanding podcast community. We are looking for someone with a demonstrated aptitude for developing and motivating talent at every level, and a commitment to fostering an inclusive, respectful workplace.