Editor-in-Chief and Producer, Podcast
NY-ATL-LA- Remote- Job Details :: Editor and Producer, Podcast
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TheGrio is a video-centric digital news community dedicated to empowering trusted front-line personalities who inspire us every day, and new perspectives that defy convention because there is more than one way of being black. We believe that a well-informed community best determines its own interests. And so, TheGrio’s editorial mandate is to focus on news and events that have a pronounced impact on a black global audience. We unabashedly explore culture and entertainment, health and lifestyle, politics and policy, business and empowerment, science and climate, technology and innovation, and all that matters we. From Kampala to Atlanta, TheGrio is black culture amplified.
TheGrio is strongly strengthening its editorial staff. It is an investment in the core skills of the business. These jobs will be primarily based in New York and Atlanta. Some of the positions will be opportunities to work from other cities or entirely remotely. Byron Allen, CEO of Allen Media Group, said, “TheGrio is the leader in fearless journalism and inspirational black storytelling. No other dark medium has our reach or our cumulative impact on audiences. This is a natural growth in our brand sponsorships and editorial partnerships for TheGrio’s content across digital, mobile, streaming, podcast and social media.
TheGrio is looking for a Managing Editor and Producer to build TheGrio’s Podcast Network, create content, and manage our podcast team. We’re looking for great thinkers who are passionate about the black community and have demonstrated excellence in storytelling. This leader will be responsible for the development and business operations of our podcast network, which includes managing an original list of podcast offerings from TheGrio and managing the podcast network as a platform for unlimited podcasts on the experience of blacks in America and around the world. The ideal candidate is an expert in storytelling, podcast production, technical requirements, distribution models, advanced analytics, project management, as well as managing a team of hosts, producers and performers. editors.
The Editorial Director and Producer will work closely with theGrio’s editorial team to amplify and cross-promote original content on the website, as well as to promote broader editorial goals and themes throughout. our podcasts.
This leader must be highly organized, motivated, creative, collaborative, and familiar with news and cultural issues important to black America.
Building TheGrio’s Podcast Network as a destination for subscribers interested in Black Creator Podcasts or on Black Culture.
Manage a team of in-house podcast hosts, producers and editors.
Work closely with Editorial, Creative Director and various other departments including companies in Entertainment Studios, Ad Sales, Affiliates, Marketing, Public Relations, Legal, Finance, etc. , to create a powerful podcast network with its own community of engaged listeners.
Oversee production and post-production schedules and workflows for all podcasts.
Make sure every show meets the highest audio quality standards.
Maintain the highest legal, ethical and journalistic standards for audio publishing.
Map and lead the podcast team with an overall strategy, with corresponding timelines and milestones.
Function as the lead audio storyteller – coach and train your team to write and produce episodes worthy of download and relevant to audiences.
Produce original content yourself.
Ensure the accurate and timely management of an audio, archive and music library.
Monitoring and management of license agreements.
Apply a thorough understanding of audience analysis to all shows to organize and optimize content, assess trends and develop innovative and dynamic content and products, and report regularly to management teams,
Surveillance measures, broad market analysis, including user behavior and comments.
Help the team solve technical problems and anticipate technical needs.
Stay up to date on news and current affairs regarding Black America and the Diaspora.
Education / Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree (communication or journalism preferably).
4 to 5 years minimum experience in the management, production of podcasts.
Adept at building relationships and managing talent.
Ability to operate strategically and tactically depending on the situation.
A results-driven, mission-driven leader who is built on building data-driven workflows and strategies.
Ability to work in a high pressure, fast paced environment without sacrificing precision and attention to detail.
Desire to accomplish, flexibility and willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done in a 24 × 7 environment.
Able to manage the reuse and / or reversion of various content.
Excellent collaborative skills and the ability to work well in a team.
Experience using newsroom management systems and content management systems.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of developing and producing rich content and a range of programming formats for multiple platforms aimed at expanding and retaining audiences.
Story-driven writing and production experience.
Good knowledge of current events.
Passionate about amplifying current affairs and black culture.
We are the premier black-owned video-centric digital news platform dedicated to providing Black America with compelling stories and perspectives.
Established in 2009, TheGrio is a trusted voice in the black community. In 2021, we continue to reshape media narratives, raise black voices and report from the front lines of our communities.
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