FiveThirtyEight is seeking a part-time producer for our coronavirus podcast, PODCAST-19. As a part of our team, you would work 20-25 hours per week and help guide the show to new heights.
We’re looking for an audio journalist who has a background in science and health journalism to help us edit and produce the show every week. You’ll help us brainstorm topics, reach out to sources and make editorial choices about how to best frame and present the issues at hand. And you’ll also be responsible for editing the show every week, making cuts where appropriate and stitching the interviews together with our scoring.
We strive to do original reporting on the podcast to help differentiate it from the competition, and we’re eager to find someone who is either used to reporting stories of their own or helping others shape theirs. The production schedule is tight — the podcast goes out every week on Friday morning. You’ll be working with our host, Anna Rothschild, and our executive producer, Chadwick Matlin, to make it all happen.
We’re looking for someone with:
- Fluency in the audio-editing software of your choice, ideally Pro Tools or Hindenburg.
- A deep understanding of the pandemic as a news story, and an ability to track scientific news about the pandemic as it is released.
- Experience reporting or producing science journalism.
The skill that’s an added bonus:
- A background in booking guests — we’ll be asking you to find sources, decide which sources are the best ones to speak to and prep for those interviews.
The job can be done remotely, regardless of the status of the pandemic.
If any of that sounds appealing, please apply! Send a cover letter with thoughts on the podcast and a resume to chadwick dot matlin at fivethirtyeight dot com.