Booking Producer, Podcasts

Dow Jones
New York, NY
Dec 17, 2021
Feb 15, 2022
Job Type
Full Time
Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a booking producer to secure newsmaking interviews for our portfolio of podcasts. From tech-industry leaders to startup founders, C-suite executives to entertainment-industry stars, this position spans all Wall Street Journal podcasts and plays a key role in helping to advance our audio journalism. Top candidates for this role are able to point to a track record of successfully booking high-profile guest interviews and bring a strong address book of contacts and industry relationships. Previous experience working in business journalism and on podcasts is preferred.

You will report to the Journal's deputy head of audio. While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and work samples.

You will:
  • Book newsmaking interviews across WSJ's coverage areas
  • React quickly to breaking news, providing suggestions for guest interviews and securing interviews on deadline
  • Be proactive about proposing interviews and episode ideas, working ahead to ensure shows have a consistent pipeline of strong and timely interview opportunities
  • Manage different projects in various stages of development and production
  • Conduct pre-interviews and prepare written pre-interview briefs for producers and hosts
  • Serve as a point-of-contact between interviewees and show hosts and producers
  • Ensure that all journalistic and legal standards are followed
  • Be prepared to work late hours and weekends when news events require

You have:
  • At least five years of experience working in a newsroom
  • A strong contact list and deep relationships with industry executives and media representatives
  • A track record of securing newsmaking interviews, preferably in audio or video
  • Ability to assess and balance the needs of a department that spans daily news, single-subject narrative and interview-based shows
  • An understanding of and interest in The Wall Street Journal's core topic areas as well as strong editorial judgment and a broad knowledge of current events and news
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 25691

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