Executive Producer – Podcasts – Independent Production company

[please note this is an example job role and not a live vacancy]

This is a senior role at a company making podcasts about real-life events and situations.

This role normally involves:

• Executive-producing episodes and series. ‘Executive-producing’ means being the senior person in charge of making sure the programme is made to the right standard and on time. An ‘episode’ is a single programme – this will be part of a ‘series’, in other words a larger amount of programmes.

• Giving editorial and creative feedback to producers and presenters to improve stories

• Working alongside journalists and presenters as well as producers and assistant producers

• Generating and pitching ideas

What makes a good Executive Producer of Podcasts?

• Proven experience in audio production

• Strong and creative story-telling skills

• A hands-on and collaborative approach to editing and scripting

• A love of audio and wide ranging podcast listening habits

• An understanding of podcast production

• A passion for uncovering great stories

• A particular interest in long form narrative storytelling

• Strong organisational skills and experience of keeping to schedules and working to deadlines

• Experience of working collaboratively with programme presenters and the production team

For information about other roles, go to careers in audio production.