Senior Producer

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Aug 26, 2022
Oct 04, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Senior ProducerR2 Studios, part of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University, seeks a Senior Producer to make historian-driven, deeply researched podcasts. Through immersive storytelling, history told by historians, and balanced perspectives, our shows tell compelling stories from the past that help us understand who we are today. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:The person hired for this position will work closely with the head of R2 Studios on all aspects of podcast creation, production, and promotion. R2 Studios' podcasts are historian-created, extensively researched, and highly produced aimed at a broad public audience.In this role, you will produce one or more of the podcasts created by R2 Studios. You will be involved in every aspect of the shows: pitching episodes, researching ideas, writing scripts, interviewing, identifying music and sound effects, editing, mixing, supervising interns, working with fact checkers, and promotion. You may work on existing shows or help to develop new shows. We are looking for someone who has experience working on heavily researched, highly produced podcasts, with a special emphasis on experience with historically based shows.Located at one of America's most diverse public universities, RRCHNM has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and we strongly encourage candidates from typically underrepresented groups in podcast production to apply for this exciting job. We want to hear from new voices with new ideas.Most importantly, you must be able to work in a team environment. RRCHNM is a highly collaborative organization with a mix of students, professional staff, faculty, and external collaborators and contractors who come together to create award-winning historical projects. All of our work is team-based and the person we hire for this position must work well in teams, must be able to take and give constructive criticism, and must enjoy sharing their successes with all.An example of prior work with an explanation of your role, a resume, and cover letter must be provided for consideration.Responsibilities:Pitch new shows and episodes;Research, write, and edit scripts;Conduct interviews;Fact check episodes;Identify music and sound effects;Mix episodes with music and sound design;Build supplemental materials including webpages, show notes, and transcripts;Support fundraising, marketing, and advertisement efforts; andMentor and supervise student interns working as producers on shows.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in History or a related field; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience;Experience producing podcast, historical podcasting strongly preferred;Considerable (generally 3+ years) experience with a digital audio workstation (Adobe Audition preferred);Experience with sound design;Experience conducting historical research;Experience writing for a public audience;Experience supervising interns and students;Ability to work on multiple projects at once;Ability to meet deadlines;Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment; andPodcast consumer.Preferred Qualifications:Master's Degree or PhD in History; andRecord of successful grant writing.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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