Spotify – News & Documentary Podcast Producer (US)

Spotify is looking for a dynamic and creative professional to join the team as the News & Documentary Podcast Producer.

Under the News & Culture Lead in the Studios organization, this role will serve as the producer for all elements of pre-production, production, and distribution of Spotify’s internal News-focused podcasts.

This includes managing and producing content for publication on all platforms as well as all aspects of audio production.

You will be part of a team focused on developing a diverse slate of original news and documentary podcast programming.

The role will be based in NYC and report into Natalie Tulloch.

What you’ll do:
  • Help conceive and launch new shows
  • Track pitch materials from talent and agency submissions
  • Manage the production schedule for new shows including story selection, writing scripts, recording the host, sponsorship spots, and in-house announcements
  • Provide ongoing feedback to help talent reach their full potential.
  • Communicate regularly and in a timely manner with podcast hosts, story directors, and storytellers throughout the production process
  • Contribute fresh ideas to keep content exciting and innovative, including the suggestion of themes, stories, and content for upcoming episodes
  • Collaborate with the Executive Producer to plan the arc of podcast seasons
  • Develop new ideas for current podcasts and brainstorm ideas for special episodes
  • Help build and shape an expanding portfolio of podcasts within our team
  • Work on all aspects of audio production: scheduling, recording, assembling, mixing, and publication of episodes, including recording interviews in the field and at events when necessary
  • Responsible for the final check of internally created podcasts and publishing as each episode goes live on platforms
Who you are:
  • At least 5-6 years related work experience
  • Embedded in the news and documentary community with the familiarity of talent reps and industry players
  • Proficiency with ProTools and Hindenburg
  • Proficiency with presentation decks and data pulls
  • Ability to maintain a high attention to detail in a fast paced environment
  • Experience recording in a studio setting, as well as in the field
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and an ease with people from different cultural and educational backgrounds

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.