The Gist, Slate’s evening news and opinion podcast, is looking for a producer to work closely with host Mike Pesca. Ideal candidates are regular Gist listeners and news junkies with a passion for news, politics, and provocative commentary.
Successful applicants can sort through torrents of information each day, identifying the stories that people will be talking about and the people who can elucidate them for Slate’s audience. They can operate at a daily-show pace; they do well working independently as well as collaboratively. They’re willing to work a flexible schedule, including evening shifts.
This position reports to the executive producer of Slate podcasts, with daily guidance provided by the show host, and in collaboration with another producer. The position is currently located at Slate’s offices in Brooklyn, but working from our D.C. office or remotely may be possible for the right candidate.
Generate ideas and bookings for stories and guests
Engineer recording sessions, including setting up remote connections
Curate thorough and accurate prep and background material for the host
Edit and mix recordings, shaping raw tape into natural and engaging audio
Post podcasts and show pages to our CMS
Work with Slate’s events coordinator on live Gist events and show tapings
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
At least one year of intensive audio production experience in radio, podcasting, or equivalent, preferably in a journalistic environment
Excellent writing, audio editing, and production skills
Proficiency in professional audio editing software such as Adobe Audition, Hindenburg Pro, or ProTools
Experience creating, producing, and/or hosting podcasts
Passion for Slate’s editorial and audio content, particularly The Gist
If all this describes you, we look forward to talking with you.
Slate is committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will do what we can to meet your needs.