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WSJ seeks a tech podcast host/producer

October 3, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Are you a tech industry journalist with a passion for podcasting? The Wall Street Journal is looking for a self-starting, experienced podcast host/producer to lead our Tech News podcast, first working from home and ultimately working from our office in San Francisco. You’ll work closely with our experienced tech team in the Bay Area, tapping into the reporting of the WSJ newsroom, but also getting your own scoops and exclusive audio-first interviews. You may be asked to contribute to long-form tech and innovation narrative-driven stories, as well as support the rest of the audio team in New York and London.

This job reports to the executive producer, audio.

You Will:

  • Handle soup-to-nuts production of a daily tech podcast (writing scripts, recording interviews, hosting, editing sound, posting to platforms)
  • Conduct remote recordings and in-studio 2-way interviews with reporters
  • Do field reporting and interviews with tech industry insiders
  • Use ProTools to cut and assemble shows

You Have:

  • 3+ yrs experience in audio storytelling, preferably in hosting/producing a podcast
  • 3+ yrs working in a news- or news-adjacent setting, preferably in tech industry news
  • Experience fact-checking and editing audio scripts, both before and after recordings
  • Experience learning and writing in a specific brand voice
  • Experience with field recording
  • Proficiency in cutting and mixing tape for audio
  • Strong journalistic judgment with a specific eye for fact-checking and editorial standards
  • Experience with longer form non-fiction narrative is a plus

You Are:

  • Calm under pressure, able to switch gears and react to breaking news
  • Highly organized, with an ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Collaborative and creative

To apply, go here.

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