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Production Assistant

We’re hiring a Production Assistant to support our team and help create our shows.

Western Sound is a podcast production company based in Los Angeles. We’re hiring a production assistant to provide key editorial, administrative, and technical support as we create our award-winning shows. 

Our PA does so many different things — it’s a great position for someone with a little experience to start doing lots of things that matter. You’ll make first cuts of interviews, fill out cue sheets, write metadata,  research series and episode ideas, conduct interviews, and help us solve creative problems. You’ll have a role in all the different shows we make, from our marquee serialized series to branded one-offs and interview shows. 

Western Sound is a small team that works very closely together, so there will be lots of opportunities to grow, learn and collaborate. We take training and professional development very seriously and our intention is to mentor this PA into a producer role – so there’s plenty of room to grow!

Folx from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. 

About you: 

  • You have 1-2 years working in an editorial environment, podcasting preferred
  • You have working knowledge of Pro Tools, or a similar audio editing program
  • You’re very organized and can create systems out of chaos
  • You have strong writing skills
  • You’re very communicative and can work independently
  • You’re a natural collaborator and enjoy working in groups
  • You love narrative podcasts and good stories

But really, the most important thing is your ambition and attitude — we’re a talented and motivated group looking for a new person to join our core team. If you feel like you can step up and bring it, regardless of how many of the above boxes you check, please apply.  

The details:
Job title: Production Assistant
Salary range: 40k – 52k  (commensurate with experience).
Full benefits
Location: Los Angeles-area preferred
To apply: send your resume and cover letter to jobs@western-sound.com. Include audio samples of your work, if you have them, and if not, please include other relevant creative work you’ve done.
Rolling application deadline: no due date but we will fill this as soon as we find the right person.

Western Sound puts diversity at the core of our business: our employees’ diverse backgrounds, orientations, histories, and cultures make our shows better, more interesting and more successful.

Western Sound is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by law.

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