The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Development Producer to serve as a liaison for the audio team internally with various coverage areas, and externally with companies and producers.
You will serve as a point person for new proposals and pitches for the team, and help develop and pilot future internal series and new podcast feeds, working in close collaboration with the WSJ Strategy team. You may also assist in the launch of podcasts created by the internal teams and at times support the production of current podcasts.
Top candidates for this role will have excellent editorial judgment, strong production experience and team-management skills. Collaboration, decisiveness and clear communication skills are critical for this role. Though you will be a key manager in this unit, this is a hands-on role. We are seeking an experienced producer with a track record of pitching, developing, field producing and elevating original audio series.
This position will be based in our New York office and reports to the Executive Producer of WSJ Audio.
To apply, please submit your résumé, a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements and links to past work that represents the type of work described. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.
- Help to conceptualize new shows and series for existing feeds.
- Produce internal pilots, both paper and audio cuts for listener feedback.
- Manage production, post-production, and program distribution for new podcast feeds, ensuring all projects meet editorial and audio production standards and schedules.
- Prepare promotional decks for internal and external stakeholders.
- Create social media strategy and messaging along with the marketing team.
- Use data-driven content analysis to measure success and improve iterations.
- Liaise with the newsroom to develop new series/special episodes for existing podcasts.
- Be prepared to work late hours and weekends as news events may require.
- 5+ years of editorial experience in an audio-first news environment.
- Demonstrated soup-to-nuts experience and success developing and launching podcasts, from conception to rollout.
- Strong news judgment and a deep understanding of, and interest in, The Wall Street Journal's core topic areas as well as strong editorial judgment and broad knowledge and interest in current events and news.
- Excellent writing, editing and organizational skills.
The Journal's reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.
Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified
Req ID: 34825