Freelance Producer (Podcasts)

    • New York, NY

 

Freelance PRODUCER ( Podcasts)

 

ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP

VICE Media Group 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 & 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. 

VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women;  PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin;  i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and Garage, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.

 

VICE x Team

  • 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. 
  • VICE Audio is responsible for the global production of VICE podcasts.
  • 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.  

Scope of Assignment x You

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.

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. 

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. 

This is a full-time, six-month freelance assignment with competitive pay and health insurance. Due to production timelines, an ideal start date is MID JUNE, however there is some flexibility.

 

Qualifications 

You have these:

  • Background in journalism and/or audio storytelling
  • Experience reporting and working outside the United States a must 
  • Minimum three years experience producing audio for radio or podcast
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Self-motivated, creative, and organized
  • Thrives on field reporting 
  • Skilled at identifying strong characters, has an eye for detail, always thinking about story
  • Fluent in ProTools and keen ear for working with tape 

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. 

If you think you’d be a good fit, please introduce yourself via email. Be sure to describe your experience and interest, particularly as it relates to the responsibilities and requirements above. Also, include what language you speak, write and/or comprehend. Please link to your website or online resume, two recent clips of your longform audio work, and two references.

Working at VICE

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 VICE Guide to VICE

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 opportunity to make the work of a lifetime if you’re into that sort of thing, which we hope you are.

Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity.  At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity are major benefits to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture.  We treat all applicants and employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S.  Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.

VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.


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