Freelance Producer (Podcasts)

VICE Media

Multiple Locations


0 year(s)
Full-Time
N/A


Job Description
<p> <strong>Freelance  Podcast PRODUCER, VWN Series </strong></p>
<p><strong>ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP</strong></p>
<p><a href="https://company.vice.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Media Group</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is the world’s largest independent youth media company.  Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 21 offices around the world.  VICE's content has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts &amp; Sciences, Peabodys, Golden Globes, Sundance Film Festival, George Polk, Scripps Howard, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard and Webbys, among others. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes</span><a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Refinery29</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women;</span><a href="https://www.pulsefilms.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">  </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">PULSE Films</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; </span><a href="https://i-d.vice.com/en_us"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">i-D</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and</span><a href="https://garage.vice.com/en_us"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Garage</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.<br></span></p>
<p><strong>VICE x Team</strong></p>
<ul>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today there is an endless stream of stories from around the world that deserve our attention--VICE Audio uses the intimacy and urgency of narrative storytelling to explore the most important issues of our time. </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Audio is responsible for the global production of VICE podcasts.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Audio producers work as a team to tell immersive stories tied to a wide range of issues. We are audio-first, vérité focused, and borderless.  </span></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Scope of Assignment x You</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Audio is producing a several limited run news/doc series with a global lens and seeks an experienced freelance producer to work as part of our team for a short-term (six month) assignment. There is also the possibility of a regular position after six months.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a producer you will be responsible for owning all aspects of pre-production, production and post-production of narrative audio documentary. This includes researching, reporting and planning out the narrative structure of the story -- finding sources, characters and conceptualizing how the story will be told. Producer will cut tape, write scripts, assemble episodes in ProTools, participate in team edits, pre-interviewing and book guests, work with the reporter and/or host to produce stories in the field, helping out with other day-to-day planning, problem solving and finally, being part of a dynamic production team. Producers are expected to build stories in Pro Tools using field tape, reporter/host interviews, archive materials and music. Often you will own the ProTools project up to final mix. Experience and enthusiasm with sound design necessary. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Producers will work in close collaboration with a story editor to take series from conception to completion. You will also be expected to contribute to the creative aspects of activating and launching the show. </span></p>
<p><strong>Qualifications </strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have these:</span></p>
<ul>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Background in journalism and/or audio storytelling</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience reporting and working outside the United States a must </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Minimum three years experience producing audio for radio or podcast</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Excellent writing skills</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Self-motivated, creative, and organized</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Thrives on field reporting </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Skilled at identifying strong characters, has an eye for detail, always thinking about story</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fluent in ProTools and keen ear for working with tape </span></li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Working at VICE</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business.[2] To learn more read the</span><a href="https://viceguideto.vice.com/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE Guide to VICE</span></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If the job should transition to a full-time employment opportunity, VICE offers comprehensive benefits including but not limited to trans-inclusive benefits, fertility benefits, and tuition reimbursement. We also have dog-friendly days, bagel Fridays, and the occasional drag show in our conveniently located Williamsburg office. Day-to-day you can enjoy a rooftop garden full of edible produce (in the summer), beer, snacks and the o