Executive Producer, Opinion Audio
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The New York Times is hiring an Executive Producer for Opinion Audio to oversee our growing portfolio.
We’re looking for a leader who can define a vision for opinionated audio at The Times and manage a team to bring these ideas to life. This Executive Producer will be responsible for our existing podcasts — including First Person, The Argument and The Ezra Klein Show — as well as the editorial conception, development and production of new shows.
We’re looking for an audio journalist with a sense of humor and a capacity for outrage, a confident point of view and an open mind, an appetite for risk and exacting standards for excellence. Impeccable editorial judgment is a must. We’re looking for someone who wants to advance big ideas to make the world a better place, and to have fun doing it.
This person should be a proven people manager who can foster an inclusive culture; our team is a little over two years old and came to life during a year of remote work. As we return to the office, the Executive Producer should be able to facilitate a productive transition for the team and the work.
Because we aim to promote the most intelligent and provocative debate across a range of subjects — including politics, global affairs, technology, culture and business — this editor must have intellectual range and curiosity. They must also deeply understand the audio landscape and have a track record of bringing a diverse range of voices and perspectives to air.
This editor must be collaborative, ready to work closely with editors, writers and columnists across Opinion and the broader NYT Audio Report. Diplomacy is crucial.
This position is based in New York and reports to the Opinion Editor. This role will also partner closely with Audio leadership.
Overseeing our existing shows, including managing top editors, hosts and show runners, planning out coverage, and ensuring our audio journalism is ambitious, responsive and responsible.
Overseeing development of new programming
Advising on staffing and budget required to sustain these shows
Meeting realistic but ambitious growth goals, and communicating regularly with team leadership about progress and hurdles
Developing promising Opinion journalists and contributors into podcast talent and turning their ideas and arguments into ongoing shows
Make staffing recommendations to build a diverse and talented team of producers and editors
Serve as member of Opinion’s senior leadership team
Attend Opinion ideas and pitch meetings and help advance Opinion journalism using Audio as a medium for storytelling.
7+ years experience building and managing audio teams
Proven editorial judgment
An eye for talent and a gift for coaching hosts and reporters to get what they need in a studio recording.
Demonstrated ability to foster an inclusive, diverse, and innovative environment
An innovator at heart, equally capable of upholding the editorial standards of The Times
Preferably, a track record of making ambitious new audio shows or series and a passion for podcasts and new forms of storytelling
Creative ideas about how to make smart audio shows that will appeal to a wide array of audiences
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Comfort assembling a session in Pro Tools is a plus
Collaborative spirit is a must
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