Producer II, Criminal, Vox Media Studios (Temporary)
Job category: Other
Job Type: Temporary
Remote, North Carolina
Criminal is looking for a Producer II to join our team! As a Producer, you will plan and execute all phases of reporting and production for episodes of Criminal, This is Love, and future projects. Our producers work closely with colleagues in a collaborative environment, sometimes taking the lead on writing a story and supporting colleagues with booking, research, tape-gathering, tape-editing, fact-checking, mixing, and more. We’re looking for a hands-on, deadline-driven, self-directed producer who’s comfortable working independently to deliver high-quality produced pieces—but thrives in a team setting where many different voices are welcomed into the process of shaping the work.
WHO WE ARE
Criminal is one of the most-listened to podcasts in the United States, and has been called “the thinking person’s true crime podcast.” Founded in 2014, Criminal has been awarded numerous documentary prizes and has been praised by the ACLU of New York, the New York Times, and by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.
In 2018, the Criminal team launched This is Love. Time Magazine says, “The podcast tries to decode the mystery of how our romances, obsessions, and relationships drive us. Listening to it can feel like a contact high.”
Criminal Productions is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators, and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.
Vox Media Studios is one of the leading independent studios producing premium non-fiction and scripted programming for television, OTT, podcasts, films, and brand partners. Vox Media Studios is an Emmy-nominated full-service production studio that works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media’s category-leading editorial networks to extend the company’s storytelling capabilities to the most relevant modern platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+, YouTube Originals, HBO, and CNN. Vox Media Studios is also home to the award-winning Vox Media Podcast Network and the Academy Award winning storytelling powerhouse, Epic.
Vox Media Studios is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s possible.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Pitch unique and compelling stories and construct innovative ways to tell them
- Locate people who are hard to find and cold-call strangers
- Book studios and coordinate schedules with guests and our host
- Regularly conduct in-depth research and develop host questions
- Write scripts for the ear
- Edit interview audio and score episodes using Pro Tools, or be ready to learn how
- Participate in long collaborative group edits with our host and other producers
- Write social and newsletter copy as needed
- Jump in to help colleagues with other production tasks as needed
WHO YOU ARE
The ideal candidate has 5+ years of experience working on a narrative, non-fiction podcast. We’re looking for someone with a demonstrated ability to identify and structure a surprising story. You know your way around editing software – preferably Pro Tools.
Ideally, you’re drawn to unusual details with a hearty appetite for research (looking for a gem in a newspaper archive, curious about exceptions, and overlooked people, ideas, and institutions).
You enjoy writing and revising collaboratively. You meet deadlines and independently push your work forward in between edits. You are comfortable with asking questions and for help when you need it. You care deeply about facts and getting them right, and you fact-check (even when you feel sure). When you approach stories and subjects, you’re a good listener. You’re open-minded and interested in nuance and ambiguity.
Because we’re a small team, you must excel at collaborating and be ready to help with all aspects of thriving podcasts beyond direct production.
WHERE YOU’LL WORK
This job is remote. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.
WHY VOX MEDIA?
WHAT WE OFFER
This is a full-time temporary position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.
OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here.
Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (email@example.com).