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Senior Editorial Producer, Podcasts

Company: ESPN
Location: North Bergen
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Editorial Producer will develop, launch and oversee the editorial and production of ESPN's 30 for 30 Podcasts. Top candidates for this role will demonstrate curiosity, a strong work ethic, exceptional journalistic instincts, creative production technique, and dynamic team-management skills. The role requires an editorial and production leader with a creative and inclusive approach to storytelling who can shape the vision and execution 30 for 30 Podcasts. The ideal candidate is a talented writer/storyteller who has a proven track record for developing talent, producing high-quality narrative content, innovation, problem-solving and has extensive experience working in a deadline-oriented environment. He/she will develop an efficient workflow/process, a long-range content strategy, and sales integrations. The Senior Editorial Producer will communicate expectations and deliver feedback to both internal and external talent and staff. He/she will oversee and manage direct reports. Responsibilities include related strategic plans, operational tasks and assignments.

30 for 30 Podcasts will continue to highlight compelling sports stories; staying true to the 30 for 30 brand by going deeper into stories our fans think they know, told by the best audio storytellers and sports reporters on the planet.Responsibilities :

  • Leads editorial planning, production and strategy for 30 for 30 Podcasts
  • Articulates vision and sets agenda for short and long-range editorial calendar and planning.
  • Lead editor on all 30 for 30 Podcast series/episodes
  • Manage internal production team, and also external production partners working on all 30 for 30 Podcasts
  • Conducts weekly staff meetings and will create/maintain editorial workflow systems, both within the team and within ESPN.
  • Develops relationships throughout ESPN with other key stakeholders and divisions, including: sales, marketing, PR and high level producers representing all platforms around the company.
  • Ensures highest-quality production standards.
  • Collaborates on budget development and implements approved budget for program, making changes as necessary to meet financial goals.
  • Cultivates relationships with prospective talent and partners.
  • Assists in the recruitment and development of production and editorial talent.
  • Coaches host, reporters, producers and editors to strengthen conversational storytelling skills.
  • Coordinates aspects of production, post-production, and program distribution.
  • Works with sales and marketing teams to develop strategies for the podcasts, as well as ensuring placement and execution of relevant promotion
  • Contributes ideas for sales opportunities.
  • Coordinates with marketing team around key events, from planning to execution of regular promotion for the show on internal platforms (TV/Radio) as well as with external distribution partners (Apple, Google, etc).
  • Collaborates on the integration, optimization and awards recognition for 30 for 30 audio initiatives.Basic Qualifications :
    • Minimum of 6 years of radio/audio production with experience as editorial leader and creative writer / storyteller / producer.
    • Deep passion and knowledge in long form sports podcasting/audio.
    • Extensive knowledge of podcasting and digital audio industry.
    • Experience in team management.
    • Demonstrated digital editing expertise using ProTools audio editing software.
    • Curiosity; interest in sports, long form storytelling, and beyond.
    • Smart conversationalist with outstanding interview skills.
    • Strong journalistic and editorial instincts; exceptional writing ability.
    • Thorough understanding of how to operate audio hardware, software and facilities.
    • Knowledge and/or understanding of digital listening trends.
    • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Thrives in team setting.Required Education :
      • Bachelor's DegreeAdditional Information :

Keywords: ESPN, North Bergen , Senior Editorial Producer, Podcasts, Other , North Bergen, New Jersey

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