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Associate Podcast Producer


The Ringer seeks an associate podcast producer to join its Los Angeles–based digital audio team. The ideal candidate will be creative and self-motivated, will possess experience in all aspects of production, and who loves audio storytelling and knows how to convey stories that are entertaining and engaging. The associate podcast producer will provide support to the podcast producers and talent covering topics that drive The Ringer universe: sports, popular culture, technology, politics, food, and more.


Responsibilities


· Work closely with the audio staff in support of all production needs


· Act as edit or production support for a full range of podcasts, including research and creating outlines for new episodes of existing Ringer podcast series


· Covering studio sessions as needed


· Organizing and coordinating show delivery schedules


· Provide audio engineer functions to the video team


· Aid in the operation of studio or field production equipment as necessary


· Provide general studio and office support as needed


· Most importantly, strive to make smart, creative, industry-leading work you’re proud of


Requirements


· Minimum of two to three years’ experience in a professional digital media production role


· Must have prior experience as an audio producer, demonstrating an understanding of creating content on the latest social media platforms


· Must show a fundamental ability to make sound editorial judgments and balance conflicting priorities


· An ability to convey complex information and stories in a clear and engaging way


· Knowledge of what makes a story relatable, dramatic and interesting, and what makes compelling audio and sound


· Deep understanding of news and story lines, with sound journalistic ethics and judgment


· Extensive knowledge of and a passion for the NBA, NFL, and pop culture


· Capacity to work and react quickly in a digital news environment


· Must be able to meet tight deadlines and thrive under pressure, including working evenings and weekends


· An enthusiasm for The Ringer’s content


This is a permanent, full-time position with comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits. Please attach a cover letter, a resume, and samples of previous work if applicable.


The Ringer is committed to creating a diverse community and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability and any other basis protected by applicable law.


 



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Job Description


The Ringer is looking for a Producer to join its audio team. In this role, the Producer will be the day-to-day lead and own end-to-end production on a few shows from Ringer’s sports and pop culture podcast portfolio. The Producer will be based in Los Angeles and report to the Podcast Lead. 


 What You’ll Do



  • Manage shows, including scheduling, aiding in creating content plans, engineering, and editing episodes. This means working with hosts to create a steady production cadence and completing all the post-production yourself. 


  • Oversee shows, working with team members to help them improve their technical skills 


  • Collaborate with internal teams including editorial, marketing, and operations to program your shows in concert with broader Ringer content plans


  • Coordinate production with Spotify operations teams to facilitate ad production as well 


  • Contribute and implement fresh ideas to keep content exciting and innovative, including the development of themes, formats and concepts for upcoming episodes.


  • Possibility of working off hours (i.e. nights and weekends) to accommodate producing reactive podcasts covering sports news 



 Who You Are



  • At least 5 years experience producing podcasts, including editing and engineering studio sessions 


  • Familiarity with remote production 


  • Proficiency with ProTools


  • Expertise with and enthusiasm for the NBA and NFL 


  • Interest in pop culture, nerd culture, and internet culture 


  • Ability to maintain a high attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.


  • Low ego, solution-oriented person adept at managing multiple projects at once


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work under pressure, and ease with people from different cultural and educational backgrounds


  • An ability to convey complex information and stories in a clear and engaging way


  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines and thrive under pressure, including working evenings and weekends


  • An enthusiasm for The Ringer’s content



This is a permanent, full-time position with comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits. Please attach a cover letter, a resume, and samples of previous work if applicable.


The Ringer is committed to creating a diverse community and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability and any other basis protected by applicable law.


 



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