Freelance – Audio Producer (speech based content)

Anywhere /
Product – New Content Development /
Freelancer
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We inspire people to keep learning.

Blinkist offers the best selection of nonfiction knowledge, all in an app that makes it easy to fit learning into your life. Through audio and text explainers called Blinks, original podcasts and author-driven content, Blinkist is on a mission to help people turn ordinary moments into extraordinary learning opportunities—anytime, anywhere.

Blinkist was created in 2012 right in the heart of Berlin. We’ve been selected as one of the Top 25 Startups in Germany by LinkedIn, and are amongst Berlin’s top 3 employers based on Glassdoor and Kununu ratings.

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Team: New Content Development
Location: Anywhere
Contract: Freelance
Apply by: July 17th, 2020
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Overview

We are building a bank of freelance audio producers for our New Content Development team at Blinkist. With your experience in producing speech based content & your ability to script, record, edit and mix audio content, you will be a key to the creation, production, and roll out of a new non fiction format.

In this position, you will use creative flair to develop new content, but it will also be essential to use collaborative skills and know the right levers to pull internally and externally with clients to ensure the format achieves the biggest possible success.

This is a freelance role on a per brief basis, allowing you to work flexibly from anywhere. Local regulation for self employment applies.

Requirements

    • 2+ years of experience as an Audio Producer of speech based content – either from documentary, audio journalism, audiobooks, podcasts or spoken word radio
    • First class audio production skills – in depth producing, scripting, recording, editing and mixing skills
    • In depth knowledge of the podcast industry and speech based audio content
    • Experience of working/recording with hosts and and understanding of how to get the best out of them
    • Strong editorial judgement
    • Available for at least 3 days a week for the next 2 months
    • Experience of taking a brief and building on it
    • Proficient in English
What’s in it for you

We work closely with a large team of freelancers, and we really value their contributions. You’ll be part of a smart, talented, and supportive team where everyone contributes their diverse skills in developing and creating new content for Blinkist.

We know that freelancers often have to juggle many different tasks and roles; therefore, we have designed our process to be highly flexible. We try hard to ensure you can work whenever is best for you. You’ll also have the freedom to work from wherever suits you.

We ask you to complete a first test task as part of the application, which you can retrieve at https://bit.ly/ncd-freelance.

After reviewing your skills and qualifications, we may then ask you to complete a second task, which will be compensated. Please send your application by Fri, Jul 17th, 2020. We can't wait to hear from you!