Production Associate - Freakonomics Radio, Midroll

The E.W. Scripps Company New York, NY
Midroll Media, named one of Fast Company's most innovative companies of 2016, is growing! We're looking for a Production Associate to join our team in NYC.

You will support the staff and production of Freakonomics Radio by assisting a team of producers and engineers in: managing workflow, working with talented writers, hosts and performers; conducting research, and generating innovative audio storytelling. The Production Associate will bring a curiosity and passion for podcasts. We're looking for someone ambitious, and eager to contribute to Freakonomics Radio's growth and continued success. You'll need to be flexible: a go-getter with a can-do attitude, and ready for anything. This position reports directly to the Executive Producer of Freakonomics Radio.

Started in 2010 by host Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics Radio is one of the most successful podcasts in the world with 10 million listeners each month. Freakonomics Radio features surprising conversations with Nobel Laureates, provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs, to explore the hidden side of everything.

Key Responsibilities:

* Providing administrative and editorial support to the Executive Producer and production staff

* Arranging logistics of guest interviews (i.e. booking and confirming guests, communicating with remote studios and tape syncs, testing recording lines, etc.)

* Maintaining show calendar and schedule of tapings

* Managing transcription services

* Assisting during tapings and production for the show including greeting hosts and guests, and ensuring their comfort in studio; and logging

* Researching and conducting pre-interviews and booking of potential guests

* Field reporting and/or recording

* Cutting interview and tracking tape

* Proposing show and segment ideas

* Creating and posting social media content, and other outreach tasks as assigned

* Being ready to pitch in on any part of the production process

Education & Experience/Certifications:

* Bachelor's degree required

* Background in journalism and audio preferred

* Knowledge of and/or prior experience with audio production, particularly Pro Tools, preferred.

Skills & Abilities:

* Superb project management and organizational skills

* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

* Highly organized with ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects while maintaining accuracy and quality; meticulous attention to detail

* Ability to prioritize quickly based on changing priorities and business needs

* We are a Google and Microsoft Office-driven environment. Comfort with Word, Google Docs, Slack, Streak, Excel, WordPress, web-based CRM and project management tools, and content management systems required

* Experience in social media outreach including Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and others

* A self-starter with the ability to take initiative and a demonstrated history of problem solving


Midroll Media is a leading podcast content company, advertising network and distribution platform that is changing the face of digital audio. It is the parent company of the Earwolf network and its top-ranked comedy podcasts; popular podcast listening platform and content network Stitcher and its premium subscription service; and the Midroll advertising network, representing over 300 of the world's largest podcasts. With offices in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, Midroll was founded in 2010 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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