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Associate Podcast Producer

Post Date:Nov 30, 2020Type:Full time
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Location: United States - District of Columbia - Washington Job Reference:
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Associate Podcast Producer

Job description

Foreign Policy is a magazine of global news and ideas. We explain Washington to the world and the world to Americans—and we do that by covering big trends in not only security and defense but also issues surrounding climate change, immigration, politics, culture, and more. FP is more than just a magazine: We have a research division that has been at the forefront of research on gender parity, 5G, security, and more. Our podcast division is flourishing and includes successful shows I Spy, And Now the Hard Part, and Don’t Touch Your Face.

FP Studios is a division of Foreign Policy that partners with brands to create original podcasts. We’ve produced podcasts with The Brookings Institution, The Climate Investment Fund, Africa50 and others. We work collaboratively with professionals across the organization as well as external hosts, producers, engineers, and strategists. We are seeking a creative and motivated Associate Producer to help develop and produce original shows for Foreign Policy and FP Studios.

What you’ll do:

  • Research and pitch story ideas, under the direction of FP Studio’s managing director
  • Organize the production schedule for multiple shows
  • Work closely with FP’s managing director and show hosts on scheduling, producing interviews, and gathering tape
  • Source interviewees and book talent
  • Operate Foreign Policy’s podcast studio during interviews
  • Cut down interviews into short, fluid, conversations
  • Cut, edit, and mix scripted episodes on deadline with guidance from hosts and editors
  • Gather tape, either from sources you find, “found sound” on the internet or field reporting
  • Coordinate production logistics, such as tape syncs and transcription service
  • Direct tracking sessions with hosts
  • Work with FP Studios producers in post-production and scoring
  • Work with FP Studios hosts to create original and engaging pre-rolls and midrolls
  • Work with Foreign Policy’s marketing and promotions team to keep them informed on the progress of each program and assist with publicity campaigns when needed



At least two years of experience in audio production, show production, or a relevant field

A background or interest in international affairs

Demonstrated passion for storytelling, whether in video, audio and/or written content

A love for idea generation and creativity, coupled with a keen organizational sense and a proven ability to execute against deadlines

An acute sense of what’s happening in the world and a voracious appetite for news and great stories

The ability to receive and implement feedback as part of a highly collaborative work environment

The ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both within Foreign Policy and externally

Close attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks

Familiarity with Hindenburg or other audio editing software

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Contact Information
Foreign Policy
Dan Ephron
1750 Pennsylvania Ave, Northwest, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
United States

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