Audio Speech Producer
A full-time creative job at Wisebuddah in London
Posted 11 April 2018, 5.14am edt
Vacancy: Audio Producer
Are you brilliant at telling stories through audio? Are you a podcast native or an up-and-coming documentary producer with great ideas?
Wisebuddah are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and organised Audio Producer to produce and develop fresh new speech programmes, documentaries and podcasts for national BBC networks (such as Radio 1 & 1Xtra and Radio 4), brands, talent and platforms such as Audible.
Please note, this is not an imaging producer job. Please read the job description carefully.
With over 20 years of experience in radio production, audio on demand, branded content and visual documentaries, Wisebuddah are experts at creating in-ear content that connects with all audiences. We are known for our high production values, creative formats, great talent relationships and our ability to bring that extra special something to a production.
Alongside our ten BBC music radio strands, we make audio and visual documentaries such as Britain’s Young Witches, Get Muscly in A Monthly, Being Non Binary and Parents in Prison (BBC Radio 1), and podcasts including Niki and Sammy’s Peachy Podcast for BBC Radio 1, The Dan Wootton Interview, Attitude Heroes, NHS Couch to 5K and Beyond Reasonable Doubt? for BBC Radio 5 Live which spent 4 weeks at number 1 in the iTunes podcast chart.
What you will be doing:
The candidate will be responsible for producing exceptional audio content for transmission on national BBC networks and for brands and talent - with an emphasis on speech, documentary, podcasts and pre-recorded programming.
You will find new ways to connect with audiences and tell stories using a range of narrative devices and formats. You will work predominantly with pre-recorded audio programming, but will sometimes be required to create and develop ideas for social media and visual as part of your projects.
You will work to Wisebuddah's Executive Producers, contributing to the development of ideas for commissioning rounds and briefs from commercial clients and platforms. You will be required to be part of pitches and meetings with commissioners and clients and maintain good external relations with them.
We are looking for someone who:
Has some experience of producing and editing speech audio for either BBC or commercial networks, podcasts or other audio platforms.
Has excellent communication skills and experience of running a production.
Has experience of developing and managing presentation talent.
Is highly creative and good at spotting new programme ideas for a range of platforms and writing about them.
Is able to edit using editing technology such as Pro Tools, BBC VCS, Audacity or Reaper.
Is highly organised and able to react quickly and confidently and able to deliver programmes to a high standard.
Is meticulous when it comes to forward planning, booking contributors, writing scripts and delivery of paperwork required by networks and platforms.
Is passionate and knowledgeable across a wide range of subjects from music to arts, current affairs and politics.
Is a self-starter when it comes to making new contacts and maintaining good relationships with network commissioners and commercial clients.
Is familiar with both studio and hand held recording equipment, and capable of achieving the best quality of standards with both.
Has an adequate understanding of health and safety practices and what is required to achieve best practice whilst undertaking this role – both in the studio and whilst recording on location.
Is willing to work outside of standard office hours, including weekends, where agreed with line management.
Is good at working under pressure and to tight deadlines