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Audio producers are transforming the work of The Times newsroom into audio. We’re looking for an enterprising producer who can help us tell stories on an emerging platform: smart speakers and the voice assistants that power them.
Audio producers should show creativity and autonomy in finding and pitching the most compelling stories for audio — typically using Times journalism as the backbone — and producing them in a compelling interactive format.
This could mean producing short-form news segments, service journalism programs or longer audio series.
The producer will be expected to help prototype several proofs of concept for voice experiences and, ideally, lead projects into production. The producer will work in close collaboration with an editor to take stories from conception to completion.
The audio producer works on planning and pre-production, helping to develop segments and lines of coverage. That may include:
Pitching stories and projects
Attending editorial meetings and reporting back to team on potential stories and lines of coverage
Participating in or holding pre-interviews with reporters and sources
Working with senior producers and editors in writing questions for interviews and/or scripts for narrative stories and programs
Developing a narrative structure for stories
Field reporting / collaborating in the field with Times reporters when stories warrant
Much of the audio producer’s time is spent on production work, which includes:
Logging interviews in studio and assisting with in-studio directing of host and guests
Coordinating with senior producers and editors on post-production plan
Cutting raw tape of reporter and source interviews
Building stories in Pro Tools using reporter interviews, source interviews, archive materials, music
Receiving and incorporating edits from senior producers and editors
Working with engineer to finalize technical aspects of shows
Field reporting / collaborating in the field with Times reporters when stories warrant.
This is a Guild position.
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