- Senior Producer, On with Kara Swisher

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Senior Producer, On with Kara Swisher


Senior Producer, On with Kara Swisher

• Expert Level


Work with the Executive Producer and host to plan and produce episodes, from booking guests to scripting preps, shaping tight edits and closing one episode a week for a twice-weekly podcast

Category Audio / Music / Sound  Booking  Editor  Live Event / On Location Services  Podcast  Producers 
Location Remote Location
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Sep 25, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

  • Work with the Executive Producer and host to plan and produce episodes, from booking guests to scripting preps, shaping tight edits and closing one episode a week for a twice-weekly podcast
  • Work on all aspects of audio production, including prepping, recording and assembling cuts for at least one episode per week
  • Track major tech, business, and political stories and help shape editorial coverage, develop and deliver editorial series and create new content segments
  • Develop pitches, expand guest networks and chase big bookings
  • Deliver hard-hitting, well-shaped and sharp question prep for the host’s interviews with leaders in business, government and culture. Work closely with the Executive Producer to
  • Sharpen and integrate notes in these preps and to shape the overall episodes.
  • Support the Executive Producer in directing the host during live interviews, be nimble in following the conversation, anticipating twists and highlighting what needs live fact-checking
  • Shape each episode in tape, and integrate notes from the director or from other editorial ears, including fresh ears listens from senior producer peers or from junior producers
  • Manage and maintain the production timeline for each episode, working with guests and host to schedule tapings and perform tech checks and engineering taping as needed
  • Help coordinate moving parts of an episode, working closely with a network of freelance fact-checkers and engineers in the delivery of each episode to make collaboration as seamless as possible and ensure deadlines are met
  • Be responsible for your episodes through QC and oversee the publication process to ensure no detail is missed
  • Mentor junior producers as needed
  • Collaborate with the host, director and team to brainstorm new ideas for coverage, segments and initiatives to grow the show
  • 6-9 years prepping, producing and editing podcasts, or similar experience in audio or videojournalism
  • Newsroom experience shaping stories as a reporter or editor in a fast-paced news environment
  • Experience working with talent, and ideally in prepping and directing hosted interviews
  • Experience fact-checking and making editorial calls on fact-checks, including in live publish environments
  • Expertise in ProTools or other DAWs and a desire to grow production skills
  • Comfort with working in a website CMS, AirTable, GoogleDocs Suite
  • An extroversion that lends itself to booking high-profile guests and chasing big gets
  • A strong interest in our key areas of coverage: news, politics, culture, and a nimbleness between subjects
  • Ability to retrofit work to moving deadlines – in some cases we have days to prep an interview, in other cases, we’ve prepped within an hour for moving, day 1 news stories. You should be excited about both.
  • An obsession with tech and culture news and a strong sense of stories and characters that will shape Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Washington DC and other centers of power
  • A team-player mentality and a desire to be a part of a tight-knit, ambitious team of audio-journalists
If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! We’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.

Pay Range: $100,000—$130,000 USD

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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