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Requisition Number 17-0443
Post Date 6/20/2017
Title Senior Audio Producer
Organization Name Macmillan Audio
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.
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Position Description:

Macmillan seeks a Senior Audio Producer to oversee the production of outstanding original audio content for its in-house podcast network. Our shows at Macmillan Podcasts run the gamut—from self-help and sci-fi to literature and true crime. The ideal candidate will have experience creating, producing, and editing podcasts, the ability to collaborate well with others, and a passion for all genres of audio.

We’re looking for a self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively to brainstorm creative storytelling formats, guide and onboard talent, book guests, and manage the recording and post-production processes.


Major Responsibilities:

Collaborating with team on new podcast pitches through familiarity with the podcast landscape and an excellent ear for audio
• Identifying, researching, booking, and pre-interviewing podcast guests
• Recording, editing, mixing, and mastering each project to ensure the highest audio quality possible
• Advise and oversee junior producers on day-to-day responsibilities such as logging and cutting raw audio
• Work with ad broker, production manager, and talent to record and produce captivating ad spots
• Find and recommend creative ways to strengthen listening experience through sound effects and music
• Draft scripts for talent/hosts and provide weekly feedback, as well as participate in group feedback sessions
• Arrange logistics for remote and in-studio recordings (some possible travel for live event recordings)
• Other duties and special projects as needed

Required Skills / Knowledge:
Demonstrated success in producing podcast or radio programs that reach a large audience
• Expertise in digital audio workstations (DAWs)/editing software, such as ProTools)
• Highly organized and able to meet weekly deadlines
• Proven critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Superior communication skills, both written and verbal
• A passion for working with authors or talent


Experience Needed:

3-5 years working at a major podcast network or public radio station
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