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The Economist, News Podcast Engineer (FTC)

The Economist Group
Closing date
1 Sep 2021
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Join Economist Podcasts as a News Podcast Engineer
We have a vacancy in London 

The Role 

We are looking for a talented and experienced audio engineer to join our podcasting team.

You will be working alongside a team of producers and editors to deliver the final mixes of our award-winning daily news & current affairs podcast The Intelligence.

As well as mixing the shows, you will be the key point person to advise the team on creative use of music, sound design and sonic flow.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering the final mix of a 20 minute podcast episode every weekday morning under time pressure
  • Mixing episodes to podcasting loudness standards
  • Working within Pro Tools and Adobe Audition
  • Fixing rough edits and patching up audio
  • Ensuring quality of mixing and editing across and between episodes
  • Advising producers and guests on best recording practice
  • Creative contribution to sound design and music 

Required Experience: 

  • 2+ years mixing audio for podcasting, radio, film or television
  • Proficiency in Pro Tools and Adobe Audition
  • Using audio plugins such as EQ, compressors, limiters, gates etc 
  • Audio restoration: cleaning noise, hum, clicks and plosives out of recordings
  • Familiarity with LUFS loudness metering and standards 
  • Speedy & efficient workflow, ability to prioritise tasks under time pressure 
  • Audio editing & smoothing edits 

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in journalism and current affairs podcasting 
  • Knowledge of remote recording and ability to advise on best practice
  • Knowledge of studio technologies such as mixing desks, microphones, IPDTL, Dante, etc.
  • Ability to troubleshoot audio and studio issues
  • Understanding of using music in news stories and aiding in selecting appropriate library music
  • Creative sound design experience 

To apply:

Click APPLY NOW.  Candidates should provide a CV, cover letter and examples of their work. 

Length of contract: This is a fixed term contract, with a possibility of being made permanent.

Closing date: Midnight, September 1st 2021

This job is based in London. All applicants must have the legal right to work in the United Kingdom. 

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.  




The Economist was first published in 1843 to take part in a “severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.”

Headquartered in London, The Economist Group today has offices and people across the globe, and is valued by its customers for its world-class insights and rigorous analysis.

Our vision of the world, our style and our whole philosophy are different. We are international, we stress the links between politics and business, we are sometimes irreverent and we are always independent. That philosophy is at the core of how we operate internally as well: at the Group you have a voice, and your voice is expected, heard and respected.

We value individuals who think differently and can challenge the status quo. Working at The Economist Group, wherever you start, you will continue to learn and develop your career.

We will encourage you to think about and explore other positions, business units and countries that will help you and the company grow. We are a global business with a global view—working with us will take you places both physically and intellectually.

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