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The Wall Street Journal is seeking a London-based digital audio host and producer for its podcasting team. Reporting to the EP, International, the host/producer will work with newsroom reporters and editors, as well as video colleagues, to produce and host daily news briefs and subject-specific podcasts. Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in audio journalism, top-notch on-air presentation and writing skills, and have strong experience working in the studio and the field.
Primary responsibilities include:
Hosting and producing daily news briefs and subject-specific podcasts
Researching topics of interest to the Wall Street Journal’s audience
Sourcing timely news and archival audio
Recording studio and field interviews
Editing clips and briefs, and mixing full episodes
Booking interview guests, as well as planning and executing remote interviews
Partnering with news reporters and editors to share their reporting in audio form
Conducting audio interviews with reporters and editors in New York, Hong Kong, and other international offices
Proposing new and original ideas for timely and relevant programming
Managing multiple projects in various stages of production
Fact-checking and ensuring that all journalistic and legal standards are followed
Ability to work late hours and weekends both as part of a regular weekend rotation and as news developments may warrant
Completing additional duties as assigned
Key candidate requirements:
At least seven years’ experience serving as an audio host and/or producer in a daily news environment, preferably at a top-tier news organization
Ability to convey news and tell business and markets stories in creative ways
Demonstrated experience working on newsy and narrative podcasts
Track record of hosting and producing quality audio content efficiently under tight deadline constraints
Knowledge of current events, U.S. and world politics, economics, and a nose for news
Adept with operating studio boards as well as field equipment
Professional-level understanding of Adobe Audition and Pro Tools software
Clear communicator with exceptional written and collaboration skills
Unrestricted ability to work in the United Kingdom
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter clearly outlining how their skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, along with links to five podcasts that represent the type of work described.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
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