The Wall Street Journal is seeking an executive producer of features and in-depth narrative series for its global audio team. This role requires excellent journalistic instincts, production and logistical knowhow, and team-management skills.
A track record of editorial leadership, decisiveness and clear communication are critical for this position. Top candidates will have strong experience in producing, pitching, developing and elevating original audio series. You should have a proactive and entrepreneurial spirit with a start-up mentality. A passion for innovation and experience managing weekly production in a global news organization are also a must.
As executive producer of features and series you will be expected to partner with editorial leaders from across our newsroom's coverage areas to generate new story ideas. You will also mentor and empower other audio journalists to do their best work under tight deadlines and continue to raise the bar for audio journalism at The Wall Street Journal.
This position will be based in our New York City office and reports to the Editorial Director, Features & Series.
To apply, please submit your résumé, a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements and five links to past work that represents the type of work described. Candidates who do not submit cover letters will not be considered.
- Manage a team of audio producers to develop, launch and produce weekly feature podcasts, as well as, compelling, deeply reported, narrative series.
- Propose new and original ideas for timely and relevant programming on a regular basis.
- Coordinate with audio platforms and vendors, proactively taking all necessary steps to ensure timely and uninterrupted distribution of WSJ audio content.
- Partner with the technical operations team to ensure audio equipment, studios and facilities are functioning and up to date.
- Research, write and produce coverage, as necessary, while inspiring your team to work creatively within tight deadlines.
- Provide clear and constructive notes and timely feedback on scripts and cuts.
- Ensure all content meets the highest production value and all WSJ journalistic and legal standards are followed.
- Complete additional duties as assigned, including supporting other WSJ podcast productions in New York and London.
- At least eight years of experience in audio storytelling at a successful podcast or radio program and overseeing a small team.
- Demonstrated experience producing compelling audio programs under tight deadline constraints.
- Professional experience writing, reviewing and elevating scripts and communicating constructive feedback.
- Deep understanding of current business and markets trends, domestic and international news, pop culture, tech and politics.
- Professional-level understanding of DAW (ProTools or Adobe Audition).
- Full knowledge of and experience with distribution and ad-serving providers.
- Exceptional communication and collaboration 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
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
Non-Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified
Req ID: 34966