Executive Producer, Podcast

    • Arlington, VA

Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring an Executive Producer to oversee our podcasts!

Why it Matters:  The Executive Producer will steer the editorial content, lead production teams, and grow the audience base for our new and existing podcasts.

Go Deeper: This role carries the following responsibilities: 

  • Help drive the editorial direction of our podcasts by participating in all show development and pitch meetings. 
  • Work closely with editorial leadership and growth marketing teams to keep Axios on the leading edge of content production and audience growth. 
  • Lead podcast production team in the pilot, launch and production phases and help adapt the process to suit the needs of individual shows. Meet regularly with hosts and team leaders/show runners to ensure the process is working for all involved. 
  • Lead kick-off meetings for each show and participate in ongoing production meetings, table reads, and other milestone meetings. 
  • Work with finance and operations to develop show budgets that accurately reflect the needs of various types of show production. 
  • Work closely with the Executive Editor to create ideas that accurately represent Axios’ mission and help create an innovative show line up. 

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:

  • 8+ yrs experience in audio storytelling with 2+ years developing, launching and leading production on a successful podcast or radio program
  • Experience leading teams and managing producers, with a priority on setting up structure and communicating a broader vision that allows your team to do their best work
  • Experience working collaboratively with creative and editorial talent and ability to communicate on an executive level while managing the details of multiple day-to-day productions
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong journalistic judgement and integrity
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Deep understanding of the digital media landscape + avid podcast consumer

Don’t forget:  

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

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