The Wall Street Journal is looking for a London-based host and producer for its podcasting team. The host/producer will work with newsroom reporters and editors to produce and host a daily business news podcast. Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in audio journalism, top-notch on-air presentation and writing skills, and have experience reporting business and politics in the studio and the field. Regular working hours for this role are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and may adjust depending on news coverage needs.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Hosting and producing a daily business and politics podcast
- Sourcing timely news and archival audio
- Booking external interview guests and conducting interviews with reporters on the WSJ news team
- Recording studio and field interviews
- Editing clips and briefs, and mixing full episodes
- Fact-checking and ensuring that all journalistic and legal standards are followed
- Completing additional duties as assigned
- Proposing new and original ideas for timely and relevant programming
- Managing multiple projects in various stages of production
Key candidate requirements:
- At least 5 years' experience serving as an audio host and/or producer in a daily news environment, preferably at a top-tier news organization
- Clear communicator with exceptional written and collaboration skills
- Excellent news sense and a keen interest in current events, U.S. and world politics, business, and economics
- Demonstrated experience working on newsy and narrative podcasts
- Ability to work early morning hours, holidays and as part of a regular weekend rotation as news developments and team scheduling may warrant
- Track record of hosting and producing quality audio content efficiently under tight deadline constraints
- Adept with operating studio boards as well as field equipment
- Professional-level understanding of Adobe Audition and/or Pro Tools software
- 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 audio links that represent the type of work described.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
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Req ID: 27314