Audio Producer (News)

| Greater NYC Area
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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

TheSkimm is looking for an audio producer to work across two existing podcasts and help us launch a third. The ideal candidate is a news and culture junkie and experienced audio producer who can write, produce, edit, and voice podcasts on a tight deadline. You’ll work with our audio team pitching stories, fact-checking, researching and interviewing guests, producing interviews, sourcing and cutting audio, and writing concise and ready-to-read script copy . 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Work across multiple weekly podcasts, with a primary focus on Skimm This and Skimm’d From the Couch 
  • Collaborate with the team while pitching stories, booking guests, researching, fact-checking, and script writing in theSkimm’s brand voice -- while also cutting tape and mixing audio
  • Work with the Skimm’d From the Couch show lead to cut down interview tape into episodes
  • Attend pitch meetings, offer editorial feedback, contribute to story generation and development
  • Source audio elements, mix audio for segments

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR 

  • 3+ yrs experience as a journalist working in a newsroom setting
  • 2+ yrs experience in audio production and storytelling
  • Proficiency in cutting and mixing tape for audio publications
  • Experience fact-checking audio scripts 
  • Calm under pressure, able to switch gears and react to breaking news
  • Highly organized, with an ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Strong journalistic judgment with a specific eye for fact-checking standards
  • Experience working with talent/high-profile guests

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits and 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Complimentary access to theSkimm’s growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking and diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. Since launching in 2012, theSkimm has become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimm’rs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way its audience consumes news and makes decisions. theSkimm's flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, and the company continues to innovate, finding new ways to Skimm everything from finance and careers to voting, wellness and downtime. theSkimm’s product suite has expanded to include two top-rated podcasts, “Skimm This'' and “Skimm’d From the Couch,” theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money and Press Pause newsletters, a new virtual course series called SkimmU, and Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video and audio content. theSkimm’s first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 and debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. 

And we’re not done. By continuing to grow the breadth of theSkimm offerings in the life’s necessity categories and expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content and audio, theSkimm ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation -- and the ones that follow --  in the most critical areas of their lives. 

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

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Location

50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

What are theSkimm Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
theSkimm provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
theSkimm offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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