Audio Producer, Marketing - Temporary

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Job Description

As we continue to build our award-winning in-house creative team, we're looking for a freelance audio producer to assist us temporarily in creating ads that communicate the core attributes of the New York Times brand. You will help develop audio-based campaigns, which will feature regularly within audio shows on and off our platform, highlighting The Times's world-class journalism - why it is worth doing and worth supporting. You'll also help us market our stand-alone products, our growing slate of audio and TV shows, and more. As part of a nimble creative team, you'll collaborate with writers, designers, marketers and journalists to help shape everything about how The New York

Times sounds when it tells its own story, whether it's writing scripts or consulting on music and sound-design. We will look to you to bring innovative, yet deeply resonant, thinking about how to use the audio medium to deepen our listeners' connection to the New York Times brand. The right candidate has facility with story structure and the written word, as well as audio recording and editing skills. This producer will sit on the marketing team and report to the senior manager of audio.

What You'll Do
  • Help us create bold, innovative audio advertising that keeps our audience listening through the ad break and drives audience acquisition and engagement.
  • Produce ads under the guidance of the audio production team. This includes refining ideas, working closely with our journalists and staff, engineering recording sessions, editing and mixing a polished finished product and building on feedback from stakeholders throughout the company.
  • Interview journalists and talent of varying degrees of experience with an aim toward producing compelling and natural-sounding voice performances. This requires a good bedside manner and a talent for listening empathetically.
  • Keep your files and workflow organized so your contributions fit in seamlessly with the work of your creative colleagues.
  • Help solve technical challenges as they arise.


What You'll Bring
  • Two to five years of hands-on experience developing, editing and mixing audio ads with a proven track record.
  • A portfolio of your work that shows strong conceptual thinking, an understanding of short-form audio storytelling, sharp editing and mixing skills, and an ear for music and sound-design.
  • Fluency with Pro Tools and audio production software, Google Suite, Slides, and the ability to intelligently organize files for production.
  • Energy, initiative, a good sense of prioritization. Excellent communication, strategic thinking, collaboration and presentation skills.
  • Strong familiarity with the competitive landscape and the podcasting medium.
  • The ability to work independently and meet your own deadlines.


Education

B.A. preferred.

This position reports to the senior manager of audio, marketing.

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The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

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