Washington Post audio team job openings

Date posted: Nov. 29, 2018

The Washington Post is hiring for roles on its audio team. Full descriptions can be found below.

1. Producer

2. Associate Producer

Producer

The Washington Post is looking for an audio producer to support our growing slate of podcasts. The producer will work on some of our existing programs, as well as help develop and shepherd creative ideas. 

We are looking for an avid podcast consumer with an ear for rich audio storytelling, and the ability to bring those stories to life through high-level scripting and sound design. The ideal candidate understands how to work with a reporter to bring an ambitious story to life through sound.

This person will work collaboratively with some of our existing hosts, as well as with others in the newsroom to find and facilitate great ideas. The successful candidate will be a strong writer with solid news judgment and a background in journalism (4+ years of experience desired), as well as experience working with music and sound design.

This producer will work on some of our sound-rich narrative shows, so the ability to work on both short and long deadlines is important.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, 2-3 audio samples (please explain your role in each piece of work) and a writing sample to Jessica Stahl at jessica.stahl@washpost.com and Tracy Grant at tracy.grant@washpost.com by Dec. 14.

Associate Producer

The Washington Post is looking for an audio associate producer to support our growing slate of podcasts. The producer will work on some of our existing programs, as well as help develop and shepherd creative ideas.

We are looking for an avid podcast consumer with an ear for rich audio storytelling, as well as a vision for the future of audio forms, including smart speakers/voice assistants. The ideal candidate is a hybrid producer who can do everything from scripting to voicing to editing to sound design.

This person will work collaboratively with some of our existing hosts, as well as with others in the newsroom to find and facilitate great ideas. The successful candidate will be a strong writer with solid news judgment and a background in journalism (2+ years of experience desired), as well as some background in working with music and sound design. Demonstrable experience in both capturing and editing great audio is required.

This producer will work on some of our rapid turnaround shows, so the ability to make decisions quickly will be valued. There also will be opportunities to participate in our longer-form narrative podcasts and innovative multimedia projects.

This position likely requires early morning hours. It is based in our Washington newsroom.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, 2-3 audio samples (please explain your role in each piece of work) and a writing sample to Jessica Stahl at jessica.stahl@washpost.com and Tracy Grant at tracy.grant@washpost.com by Dec. 14.