Development Producer, Audio

Washington, DC
Mar 16, 2023
Mar 29, 2023
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a senior-level producer to join our audio team to help us imagine, create and shape products and shows as part of our Next Generation efforts. This is a wide-ranging position that will focus on building connections with emerging audiences through new audio concepts while also helping support the evolution of existing Next Gen initiatives, including our podcast "The 7." That means you are comfortable switching among roles and formats and are energized by those pivots. You are someone who knows how to make sharp, engaging and well-paced programming and are brimming with ideas about how to further leverage the talent of The Post's world-class newsroom.

  • Work across the newsroom with the Next Gen and audio teams to identify potential development opportunities with an ear for ideas based in advice and courses.
  • Produce complete pilots by arranging host recordings, writing prep documents and/or scripts, booking any guests required, cutting tape and assembling the session.
  • Deliver constructive feedback to hosts and train and support new hosts with patience and room for them to flourish.
  • Backfill early morning production roles for "The 7" as necessary, including hosting.
  • Manage publishing and distribution of any new programming.
  • Leverage user research to sharpen concepts and make recommendations to key stakeholders including on marketing and social media engagement opportunities.

Skills and experience required:
  • A track record of creating and launching successful audio initiatives.
  • At least six years of audio journalism experience including work on-air/on-mic.
  • Proficiency with Pro Tools.
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills - both for the eye and for the ear.
  • Willingness to work early mornings as needed.
  • Experience working effectively with host talent.
  • Must be a self-starter able to work independently and have a strong ability to maintain open communication.

Candidates should upload a résumé, three work samples as a link or mp3, and a cover letter to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 03/29/2023 will be prioritized. Your cover letter should be addressed to Audio Director Renita Jablonski and Next Gen Director Phoebe Connelly.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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