Podcast Producer, Virtual Book Tour

New York, NY
Full Time
Original Content
Experienced

Our podcast is a top destination for great new authors promoting their latest books, and is already one of the top book podcasts in the US. (Learn more at virtualbooktour.com and “check it out on Spotify or Apple!”)  We’re looking for an ambitious and creative Producer who can effectively manage and push the limits of what this show can be. Our goal is to scale Virtual Book Tour into a show that appeals to a broad audience of culturally interested listeners and highlights our authors and their books in fun and interesting ways.
 

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage the show’s entire podcast production, including episode calendar, scheduling, propping, audio recording, and lighting 
  • Execute live event components of in-office recordings, including booking green rooms, running sound check, keeping run-of-show on schedule, etc.
  • Personally handle post-production show editing (occasional use of external sound engineers to be discussed when/if needed)
  • Draft and refine questions, scripts, games, topics, and other show-related content
  • Conceptualize, propose, and execute special episodes or segments (which may include: audience call-ins, themed round-ups, etc.)
  • Work with and coach episode hosts on interview best practices to improve quality of interview content
  • Track podcast performance data and distribute reports to key stakeholders
  • Lead efforts to refine and improve the tone, content, audience development, and success of the show over time using a methodical, organized and collaborative approach 

Qualifications: 

  • 8+ years of full-time relevant work experience
  • Knowledge, understanding, and passion for books (particularly fiction)
  • Experience writing and/or producing successful podcasts and other content series
  • Experience recording and editing audio
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the BOTM brand
  • “Hands on doer”  approach coupled with a focus on results
  • Ability to give and receive direct feedback and pivot and/or iterate quickly and accordingly 
  • Ambition to break the mold and raise the level of what an author/book-focused series can be

Base salary range between: $80,000 - $120,000

 

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