Development producer (full time, temp position)

We’re hiring an experienced audio producer to help get some exciting projects off the ground.

Western Sound is a podcast and audio production company based in downtown Los Angeles. We have a bunch of exciting things in the works and we need an experienced podcast producer to help us get them off the ground.

This is a full-time, contracted position set to run for three months. There is a strong possibility the contract will be renewed after the three-month term, or convert into a full-time position. Women and producers of color are especially encouraged to apply.

This producer will work very closely with executive producer Ben Adair to turn great ideas into stellar podcasts. We’re looking for someone who’s creative, smart and fast and has experience in all aspects of podcast producing — doing research / reporting, finding talent, booking guests, cutting tape and producing cool things. You’ll work on a variety of shows, from straight-ahead interviews to more complex storytelling and we’ll be counting on you and your creativity to make everything great. We’re excited to work with you! 

Specific things you’ll do in this position:

  • Generate cool, creative ideas for stories and shows; come up with show concepts, write episode synopses, get really creative with treatments and approaches.
  • Make pilots and pilot segments — find host talent and book interview guests, record them, and then cut those interviews into fully produced segments.   
  • Work on deadline to create cool things — and balance beauty, deadlines and multiple projects at once and make it all work.
  • Work on both branded and editorial projects.

If you feel you have the skills needed to do all those things, please apply. We value diversity as an integral part of our company and shows, so if you’re from a diverse or underrepresented background, please get in touch.

The details:
Job title: development producer (three month contract)
Compensation: $5500 – $7000 / month (commensurate with experience)
Location: Western Sound HQ in downtown LA

To apply:

Send a letter about yourself, your resume and three examples of audio work that highlights your creativity and approach to jobs@western-sound.com.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we will fill this position as soon as we find the right person. Thank you for your interest.

Date Posted: February 5th, 2019