16 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Producer, Radio Producer
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Job Title: Senior Producer - Originals
Location: Emerald Street, Holborn, London / WFH
Contract Type: Permanent
Term: Full-Time, 09:30-18:00
Start Date: Asap
Reports to: Chief Content Officer
Direct Line Reports: NA

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.
With great development and IP at the centre, our ideas are increasingly migrating to TV, Film
and Publishing.
We are a team of 20 people based in London.

As Novel continues to grow a slate of original podcast series, we are offering permanent contracts for audio producers with a proven track record of producing and launching high quality independent podcasts - podcasts that have not been commissioned by a commercial partner such as BBC Sounds or Audible.
The ideal candidates will have a great ear for audio storytelling, five years experience as a series producer and - most crucially - a solid understanding of what it takes to launch impactful independent podcasts that gain critical acclaim whilst building a loyal audience.
We’re keen to hear from producers from a range of backgrounds - longform narrative, long running chat formats - what’s important is that you’ve produced high quality independent series that have attracted a significant audience.
A highly creative approach to audio production is a must. Editing on Reaper is a significant bonus.
If you fit the bill and are interested in a permanent role in which you will be an integral part of Novel’s production team then please do get in touch. You’ll be joining a rapidly growing company packed with creative programme makers, sound designers and experienced executive producers who’ll be on hand to help you craft groundbreaking podcast series.

  • Podcast production
  • Series planning
  • Research
  • Talent relations
  • Sourcing and booking contributors
  • Recording contributors, both remotely and on location
  • Interviewing
  • Script writing and editing
  • Audio editing to a high standard
  • Music sourcing
  • Working with Novel’s PR and marketing team to build an audience
  • Monitoring listener figures
  • Devising and implementing production schedules
  • Budget management
  • Post production paperwork

  • At least 5 years experience as audio producer
  • A track record of producing longform audio, editorial projects
 or chat formats as independent podcasts
  • A strong understanding of what it takes to tell powerful stories
  • Passionate about documentaries, podcasting and creative audio production with wide ranging listening habits
  • Excellent writer
  • Proficient audio editor
  • A skilled multitasker
  • Exceptional organisation
  • Experience creating and maintaining production calendars
  • Confidence with audio file organization
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Great communicator with junior staff, senior management, clients, interviewees and talent alike
  • 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
  • A self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail – everything we deliver is at a premium level
  • Proficient user of G-Suite and Slack (Novel do not use Excel)

• Salary range £35-40k - dependent upon experience
• 23 days of holiday per year + Christmas
• Pension
• Season ticket loan
To apply for the role, please email jobs@we-are-novel.com and 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 examples of the original podcasts you’ve launched and produced that you’re most proud of.

Thanks and good luck.

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.

Skills Required

  • Producing
  • Radio
  • Co-producing
  • Podcast Production
  • Podcasting

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