Podcast Production Assistant, The Intercept (CLOSED)


The Intercept was founded in 2014 to provide an outlet for fearless, adversarial journalism that holds powerful institutions accountable. The digital magazine, a publication of First Look Media, produces original investigative reporting, analysis, and multimedia content focusing on national security, politics, civil liberties, environment, international affairs, technology, criminal justice, media, and more. 

 The Intercept succeeds in its mission for three key reasons:

  • Independence: We are not governed by corporate interests.
  • Transparency: We are focused on getting to the truth.
  • Support: We provide the freedom and legal support to pursue our journalistic goals.  

We are looking for a part-time production assistant to help produce a new weekly podcast for The Intercept. Previous audio experience is not essential, but at least one year’s experience working in media or a background in journalism is required.  This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in podcast production and who has an interest in investigative news reporting.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Researching and pitching topics and guests
  • Booking guests and handling studio and tape sync logistics
  • Transcribing audio
  • Gathering material for website
  • Compiling audio for segments (e.g. TV news clips)
  • Other administrative duties as needed

Applicants should have journalism experience. To apply, submit a résumé, cover letter, and links to relevant work.

Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2017

Location: New York, NY 

This is a paid, temporary position (20 hours week for 6 months) and not eligible for benefits. 

We are an equal opportunity employer: People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. 

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