Executive Producer - Audio, The Wall Street Journal - NY

Dow Jones
New York
Jun 07, 2019
Aug 08, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an executive producer to oversee its growing podcast team.

Based in New York, top candidates for this position will demonstrate excellent journalistic instincts, creative production and team-management skills.

The top candidate for this role will be an editorial leader with a proactive and entrepreneurial spirit -- someone who has a start-up mentality, likes to innovate and iterate, and has a proven track record developing and launching new series quickly in a matrixed organization, while managing daily, current production.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing a team of audio producers, digital journalists, and hosts to produce daily, weekly and short-run news, analysis and feature podcasts
  • Proposing new and original ideas for timely and relevant programming on a regular basis
  • Inspiring a team to work creatively despite tight deadline pressure
  • Engaging with business and marketing teams to identify and capitalize on sponsorship opportunities, growing the WSJ's audience and exceeding revenue expectations
  • Leveraging the WSJ archive for unique stories that can be developed into original audio programming
  • Working with partnerships team to develop industry-leading executions and distribution integrations on in-home and mobile devices
  • Coordinating with platforms and vendors, proactively taking all necessary steps to ensure timely and uninterrupted distribution of audio content
  • Partnering with technical operations team to ensure audio equipment, studios and facilities are functioning and up to date
  • Providing weekly, monthly and quarterly audio reports to leadership, clearly communicating targets and actuals, and providing regular updates about programming
  • Collaborating with key editors in New York, London and Hong Kong to make sure the breadth and depth of WSJ's reporting is represented in WSJ's audio journalism
  • Coaching beat reporters and news editors to strengthen voiceover skills
  • Researching, writing and producing coverage, as necessary
  • Providing clear and productive notes on scripts and programs in production
  • Ensuring that all journalistic and legal standards are followed at all times
  • This is a hands-on role based in New York
  • Ability to work late hours and weekends as news developments and time zone considerations may warrant
  • Completing additional duties as assigned

Key candidate requirements:

  • At least five years' experience working in a non-fiction audio environment, producing original audio content and overseeing a team
  • Deep understanding of current business and markets trends, domestic and international news, pop culture, tech and politics
  • Demonstrated experience producing compelling programs under tight deadline constraints
  • Full knowledge of and experience with distribution and ad-serving providers
  • Clear communicator with exceptional written and collaboration skills
  • All top candidates for this role will be required to provide at least three examples of non-fiction podcasts they've produced that demonstrate innovative and fresh approaches to audio that are not derivative
  • Ability to work full-time in New York

All interested candidates should click 'Apply' to submit a cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, along with links that represent the type of work described.


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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.

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process.

If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

About Us

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video.

Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).


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