Job Title: Executive Producer
Location: Emerald Street, Holborn, London / WFH
Term: Full-Time, 09:30-18:00
Reports to: Chief Content Officer
Novel produces premium original podcasts, as well as award winning content for leading broadcast networks and platforms, including the BBC, iHeartRadio, Wondery, Audible and Spotify.
Whilst investigative and narrative documentary storytelling are firmly in our DNA, Novel also develops and produces shows spanning comedy, politics, sport and scripted.
With IP always at the centre of what we do, our ideas are increasingly migrating to TV, film and publishing, with numerous projects in development.
Novel also works with top-tier brands and IP owners such as Google & The Premier League who appreciate our abilities to create innovative branded podcasts that people actually want to listen to.
We are looking for a highly creative Executive Producer with a back catalogue of award-winning series as an audio producer and a proven track record in heading up industry leading production teams.
Exceptional editorial judgement, rock solid journalism, detailed understanding of compliance and strong leadership skills are vital for this role as is creative flair when it comes to audio production.
Our Executive Producer should have relationships with the commissioning teams at our major partners including the BBC, Audible and Spotify. Experience in the US market is a bonus as a significant percentage of your time will be spent working on our projects in the States.
You will be responsible for overseeing a slate of premium audio content including major longform narrative series for iHeartRadio and Wondery as well as high quality features, series and formats for the BBC and Audible.
A background in factual content is essential, experience in longform narrative audio and quality journalism strongly preferred. Confidence in overseeing chat formats, comedy and fiction a welcome bonus.
If you have a genuine desire to guide and nurture talented producers, developing their skills and honing their stories into something truly special then we want to hear from you.
Please note - whilst we are currently advertising for several producer roles, this job is a senior editorial position. A minimum of 3 years experience at Executive Producer level is a must. An additional 7+ years experience of high quality audio production on major series and strands is preferred.
Overseeing the smooth running and delivery of a portfolio of production projects
Editorial leadership on numerous audio series and features
Delivery of high quality audio content at scale on time and on budget
Establishing and maintaining the highest journalistic standards
Ensuring all content is compliant within editorial and legal guidelines
Supporting, encouraging and guiding producers, assistant producers and researchers
Creative feedback and problem solving
Resolution of production challenges
Editorial and creative feedback on scripts, rough cuts, sound design and final mixes
Overseeing interview prep
Liaising with clients and commissioners
Defining production schedules
Input and oversight on production budgets
Recruiting and managing freelance producers
Maintaining a detailed knowledge of the latest production trends and releases
Championing diversity on and off-air and nurturing new production talent
ADDITIONAL SKILLS & PERSON SPECIFICATION
A skilled multitasker
A natural team leader and charismatic mentor
Exceptional organisational skills
Great communicator with production staff, senior management, clients, interviewees and talent alike
Confident audio editor with an ear for detail
Creative thinker, capable of developing progressive approaches to familiar topics
Keen problem solver – must be able to think on your feet and react quickly and calmly under pressure
Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise
Attention to detail – everything we deliver is at a premium level
Proficient user of G-Suite and Slack (Novel do not use Excel)
Confidence using project management software such as Asana a significant bonus
Passionate about documentaries, podcasting and creative audio production
• Salary range £45-£50k dependent upon experience + benefits
• 23 days of holiday per year + Christmas
To apply for the role, please include a copy of your CV and any other relevant information. Additionally, please include a paragraph why you’d be a good candidate for the role along with the two audio documentaries/podcast episodes you’ve produced that you’re most proud of.
It is obvious the podcast industry needs to change and become more diverse. We are therefore particularly keen to hear from applicants that are underrepresented in the industry, such as those from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic backgrounds or those with disabilities.
Whilst we are currently home-working, we will soon be back working from a central London office. We do however have flexible working policies around time and location, in the hope of being as accommodating to individual circumstances as possible.