The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) is seeking a Studio Producer for our new podcasting and video production studio. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Position:
The person hired for this position will work closely with the studio's Executive Producer on all aspects of podcast production, and may have the opportunity to engage in or supervise video production in the future.
In this job, you will be producing one or more than one of the podcasts being created at RRCHNM. You will be involved in every aspect of the shows: pitching episodes, researching ideas, writing scripts, assisting in interviews, editing, mixing, supervising interns, working with fact checkers, and promotion. Everyone at our Center wears many hats, and you would be no exception. You may work on existing shows, or help to develop new shows. We're looking for someone who has experience working on heavily researched, highly produced podcasts, with a special emphasis on experience with historically based shows.
The studio at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media makes podcasts that are historian-created, extensively researched, and highly produced pieces of audio storytelling aimed at a broad public audience. As such, we want you to have strong storytelling skills. Prior experience with historical methods is not essential, but it is helpful. We do lots of on-the-job training, so you need not have experience in every single aspect of podcast production in order to apply.
Located at one of America's most diverse public universities, RRCHNM has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and we strongly encourage candidates from typically underrepresented groups in podcast production to apply for this exciting job. We want to hear from new voices with new ideas.
Most importantly, you must be able to work in a team environment. Our Center is a highly collaborative organization with a mix of students, professional staff, faculty, and external collaborators and contractors who come together to create award-winning historical projects. All of our work is team-based and so the person we hire for this position must work well in teams, must be able to take and give constructive criticism, and must enjoy sharing their successes with all.
Pitch new episodes;
Develop episode scripts;
Assist in interviews;
Research the history of many different topics;
Fact check episodes;
Work with host to edit episodes; and
Mix episodes with music and sound design.
At least three years working in some aspect of podcast audio production;
Ability to work on multiple projects at once;
Ability to meet deadlines;
Experience with a digital audio workstation (ProTools preferred but not essential);
Experience in working with highly produced podcasts, i.e., not simply conversational formats;
Curiosity about the world and the past; and
Team player—ability to work with a team of audio professionals and academics.
BA or MA in history or a related humanities discipline;
Experience with doing historical research; and
Experience with sound design and mixing.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Location: Fairfax, VA
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