The Wall Street Journal, Digital Audio Host & Producer (London)

Dow Jones
06 Nov 2018
23 Feb 2019
Job Type
Full Time

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

Click 'Apply' now. 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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets.

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About Us

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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