Freelance Producer (Podcasts)

VICE Media

Multiple Locations


0 year(s)
Full-Time
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Job Description
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<p><strong>Freelance PRODUCER ( Podcasts)</strong></p>
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<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><br></span> </p>
<p><strong>VICE x Team</strong></p>
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<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>
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<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 field 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 planing 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;">Podcast 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><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a full-time, six-month freelance assignment with competitive pay and health insurance. Due to production timelines, an ideal start date is </span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>MID JUNE</strong>, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">however there is some flexibility.</span></p>
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<p><strong>Qualifications </strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have these:</span></p>
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<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>
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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We want to find people who believe in our goals and feel inspired enough to grow while they’re here to fill the role, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you think you’d be a good fit, please introduce yourself via email. Be sure to describe your experience and int