Podcast Producer, Narrative

Brooklyn, New York /
Editorial – Podcasts /
Slate is looking for an experienced audio producer to help us make our popular, critically acclaimed podcast Decoder Ring and other scripted narrative shows.
The person we’re looking for has a keen grasp of all aspects of audio storytelling and is eager to find untold stories grounded in popular culture and big ideas. They can identify the best tape from hours of interviews and spot what’s missing while interviews are still in progress. They enjoy spending hours scouring archival tape for the perfect clip. They can move adroitly between booking, recording, editing, project-managing, and troubleshooting. They can track and integrate multiple rounds of notes and turn around careful edits and mixes on tight deadlines. The ideal candidate has a musical ear and artful approach to sound design. This position can be located in Slate’s New York or D.C. office. We will consider remote work for the right candidate. This is a position covered under a collective bargaining agreement between Slate and the Writers Guild of America East.

Key Responsibilities

    • Work with writer-hosts to find and tell compelling stories in sound
    • Edit rough cuts and implement script notes quickly and sensitively
    • Find archival tape and negotiate with rights owners for licenses
    • Arrange interviews and oversee recording sessions, sometimes over remote connections
    • Score and sound-design final mixes in Pro Tools


    • At least four years of audio production experience in radio, podcasting, or equivalent, including work on high-quality scripted shows 
    • Excellent writing and audio-editing skills, story sense, and production ability
    • Smarts, kindness, and humor, which will help you fit in with smart, kind, humorous colleagues. 
Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will do what we can to meet your needs.

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