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Producer

The Freakonomics Radio Network is looking for a talented producer to help us make Freakonomics Radio, one of the world’s most popular podcasts, and other programs on our network.

The job of producer at the Freakonomics Radio Network combines the work of a researcher, a reporter, and a project manager. If you love (a) finding things out, and (b) making things run smoothly, and you bring a high degree of precision to both of those tasks, you might be the person we’re looking for.

Our team is based in New York, but we’ll consider a remote arrangement for the right candidate.

Who you are:

  • You might have worked as a reporter or an audio producer, but it’s not essential. You might be in a graduate program, or working as an analyst or a researcher, or in some other career where you’re expected to gather, synthesize, and present information.You have a background in the social sciences or data analysis, and a demonstrated interest in evidence-based ideas and rigorous research.
  • You’re comfortable with technical and academic material and curious about the world around you — good at seeing both the trees and the forest.
  • You’re good at managing processes, solving problems, keeping multiple balls in the air, and sweating the small stuff.
  • You can write quickly and clearly and, ideally, delightfully. You’re committed to telling great stories and getting the facts right. You know how to punctuate.
  • You might not have worked in podcasts, but you’ve definitely listened to them.

What you’ll do:

Investigate ideas, get to grips with the academic literature and other relevant material on a topic, identify potential guests, conduct pre-interviews and interviews, schedule and manage interviews, assemble interview prep material for the host, draft scripts and script outlines, check facts, review audio mixes, and provide ideas, feedback, and quality control throughout the process.

What you’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher, ideally in the behavioral or social sciences.
  • Experience in journalism or another research-oriented field, in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Scrupulous attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with our shows, and insight into what makes them work.

Salary range:

We expect the salary to be between $70,000 and $90,000. We would consider bringing in a highly-experienced candidate at the Senior Producer level, with a salary range of $90,000 to $110,000.

If you’re interested, send a résumé and a cover letter to jobs@freakonomics.com with “producer” in the subject line.


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