Podcast Producer

Quill is hiring a Podcast Producer!

About Quill:
Quill is a growing startup in the podcast industry. We offer full-service podcast production and marketing services and work with a wide range of branded podcasts.

About the Role:
In this role, you’ll work primarily as the lead producer on several branded podcasts with subjects ranging from travel and lifestyle to technology. You will be working closely with hosts, co-producers, and a full production team to deliver weekly/bi-weekly episodes (dependent on the show). You will work in a primarily remote environment and must be able to produce consistent, stellar creative output working with a range of different people and personalities. This producer will lead the production of select branded podcasts from inception to completion. You will flesh out creative ideas, lead meetings and brainstorms, and work intimately with clients and co-producers to produce premiere audio content, and ultimately help grow the shows.

Creative Content Production: Develop and refine big-picture strategies, creative concepts, episode plans, interview questions, and more for branded podcasts.
Production Management: Oversee the process of developing the podcast and making sure things are running smoothly, on time, on brief, and on budget.
Guest Research + Creative Coordination: Manage guest pre-calls, research, and host preparation to ensure the highest quality content and thorough interviews.
Client Communication: Regular communication with client teams that encourages a collaborative environment and ensures top-notch client service.
Audio Management and Editing: The candidate will be working with a team of audio editors but will be responsible for overseeing the recording, editing, and distribution of each episode. This candidate will review and provide internal approvals to edits and sit in on recordings to provide creative direction.
Analytics Tracking and Reporting: Monitor podcast metrics to make improvements to how the podcast is structured and produced; provide regular reports and when necessary, present them to clients.
Audience Growth and Marketing: Develop and execute marketing and audience growth strategies for branded podcasts to meet growth and analytics goals. An understanding of marketing tactics specific to the podcasting industry or the ability to learn the landscape will be necessary as podcast marketing is very niche and different from other marketing landscapes.
Leadership and Strategy: Interact with different people on the team and ensure that everyone’s work aligns with client briefs and standards; pivoting podcast strategy (and ensuring creative aligns with strategy) based on goals, KPIs, analytics, and more.

Ideal Candidate will have:
- Superb communication skills
- Ability to work independently but must also work well with a team
- Excellent time management skills
- Keen eyes and ears for detail
- Ability to think creatively and proactively to generate new ideas/solutions to meet internal and external requirements
- Exceptional content writing and editing skills
- Ability to take ownership of a creative project from inception to completion
- Keen research skills
- A love of podcasts!

Skills and Experience:
- Degree or equivalent in broadcasting, journalism, audio editing, digital marketing, media production, or related field
- 2-4+ years experience producing for a long-form audio medium
- Proficiency with digital audio editing tools
- Understanding of technical audio production, especially in a remote environment (candidate may be required to provide technical support on recordings from time to time or recommendations for improving sound quality)
- Ability to write specifically for audio and an understanding of how this is different from other mediums (print, screenwriting)
- Ability to write for a specific tone/voice
- Strong copywriting capabilities for creating loglines, episode descriptions, social media assets, and marketing materials
- Strong understanding of journalism, news, and pop culture
- Skilled in storytelling to attract a specific target audience
- Experienced producing content for travel brands or clients
- Experience with paid and organic marketing tactics and an understanding of how to develop and execute marketing strategies specifically for podcasts
- Knowledge of Google Workspace
- Knowledge of podcast distribution platforms, and an understanding of how to operate inside this ecosystem

Bonus Points if You:
- Have an understanding of the podcasting landscape and industry
- Have worked in a 100% remote environment before
- Have previous experience working at or with a startup
- Have previous experience in marketing, PR, or communications
- Love dogs and all furry creatures

What We Offer:
- Competitive salary based on experience
- Very competitive vacation package
- 100% remote work policy (although EST, CST, MST, or PST are preferred)
- We happily provide or reimburse software you’ll need as well as books or courses that promote continued learning
- Ability to help build a growing startup in the exciting industry of podcasting

Quill is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Interested candidates may email stacey@quillit.io