NAJA Job Board

Emp Type:
Washington, DC
Main Duties:
Today, Explained is a creative, fun and informative daily news podcast created by Vox. Vox is a user’s guide to the news produced by the reporters and subject issue experts who know it best. Over the past two years, we’ve made audio journalism a central part of that mission. And now we’re looking for a versatile and experienced audio producer who can produce compelling stories and segments for our ambitious and innovative daily news explainer podcast. You’ll play multiple roles, working closely with the Host and Executive Producer to conceptualize each day’s programming, coming up with smart pitches, booking and interviewing guests, constructing the segments, editing and scoring an episode, and possibly reporting segments yourself. The right person for this position is delighted by the idea of innovating on foundational news formats like the standard two-way, and has demonstrated a knack for taking unexpected approaches to curiosity-driven stories. Ideally, the producer will be a voracious learner who finds themselves obsessed with domestic and global news, and enjoys digging into everything from the inner workings of the Trump White House to the latest developments in lab-grown meats to the debates over gentrification, environmental policy, and diversity in film.
Required Knowledge:
Required Experience:
Significant experience creating audio stories as part of a fast-moving, collaborative team under deadline pressure A portfolio that demonstrates an ear for great tape and inventive approaches to audio storytelling A highly organized and dogged approach to landing bookings on a fast turnaround Experience scripting and editing compelling, curiosity-driven stories or segments A track record of developing stories that draw on diverse perspectives/source lists Proficiency in audio mixing in ProTools A passion for explanatory journalism Creativity and a desire to push the boundaries, and be innovative Vox values thinkers, creatives, and obsessives from all backgrounds. We are looking to hire the right person — not the right résumé. We encourage those with diverse and nontraditional experience to apply. This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C.
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Application Process:
Your application should include your resume and a short cover letter describing your interest in the position. Include links to examples of your work and descriptions of what your role was on relevant previous projects. Please also include two pitches for episodes of Today, Explained that you would like to produce. We look forward to speaking to you about your pitches.