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 five years’ experience serving as an audio host and/or producer in a daily news environment, preferably at a top-tier news organisation.
- 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.
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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The Wall Street Journal is a global news organisation 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 38 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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