CAFE is a media venture developed in partnership between former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and Some Spider Studios. Through audio, video, text, and live events, CAFE is connecting with people across America and around the world with programming that explores issues around law, politics, and justice, and inspires thoughtful action.
CAFE is looking for an experienced New York-based audio producer/editor with passion for news, justice, and startup culture to execute the full production of two weekly podcasts, from pre-production to recording, editing, and publishing.
The producer will work closely with Preet Bharara and the editorial team to produce podcasts for CAFE, starting with Stay Tuned with Preet and the CAFE Insider podcast.
Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in audio journalism, strong writing skills, the ability to turn around edits quickly, and experience producing in the studio and the field.
Execute all aspects of podcast/audio production: scripting, recording (both in studio and in the field), editing, mixing, and distributing.
Write voice-track scripts for host(s), including scripting out ads, and coach the host(s) through an interview.
Booking interview guests, as well as planning and executing remote interviews.
Think critically about the direction of the show(s), propose new and original ideas for timely and relevant programming.
Manage multiple episodes in various stages of production.
Edit multiple drafts of each interview and full episode, incorporating notes from the team and host(s).
Think creatively about marketing and promotion both for specific episodes and the programs overall.
Complete additional duties as assigned.
Key candidate requirements:
Minimum 3-5 years of experience producing, scripting, and editing quality audio content under tight deadlines.
Proficiency in audio mixing and mastery of ProTools, Hindenburg and/or other related audio production software/hardware.
Comfort with live-producing a panel discussion or host interview.
Demonstrated experience working on newsy and/or narrative podcasts and proven track record of working with hosts/talent.
Understanding of digital and audio platforms, what those audiences are looking for and how to find them.
Knowledge of current events, U.S. and world politics is strongly preferred;
Ability to occasionally travel and work late hours and weekends.
All full time employees will receive
Health, dental and vision benefits
Retirement Savings (401k)
Unlimited vacation + Flextime
Generous parental leave
Open Floor Plan Office
*With this role, if you would like come on board as a freelancer, you are able to do so.