Producer, New Shows
WonderyLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Wondery is hiring a producer for the New Shows team. You will play a key role in helping launch new shows and series in our growing always on slate, such as Even the Rich and Against the Odds, and develop new series from soup to nuts.
We are looking for a candidate who loves character-driven audio storytelling and understands how to convey complex information in a dramatic, accurate, and emotionally engaging way. You will work closely with the new shows team and external editors, hosts and sound designers to help produce a variety of story-based shows from kids content to fact-based single and dual voice multi-episode narratives. This role requires both a familiarity with long form narrative writing and structure, as well as hands on production experience in project organization, tracking schedules, and delivering on deadlines. You thrive in a fast paced creative environment and are self-directed but also enjoy collaboration and working with teams.
This role is flexible to be in either Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY.
Key job responsibilities
• Work with EPs, Senior Producers and Production Team to launch new series
• Provide feedback on outlines, scripts, and mixes.
• Identify new sources of diverse writers, and voice talent
• Pitch new ideas
• Manage editorial workflow including folder organization, style and process guides, schedule building and tracking, and communication with externals, for an ongoing production
A day in the life is varied for a producer on the new shows team. On the creative/editorial side you might work with the senior story editor on an outline or scripts, or give notes on a sound design mix or write a trailer. Twice a month you'll have the opportunity to pitch new shows. On the producer side you might build out a google drive folder for a new show, create show contact sheets, reach out to writers and editors, write episode descriptions, or reorganize the series calendar.
3+ years experience as a producer/production manager or line producer
3+ years experience with budgeting, scheduling and cost reports
3+ years writing/editing in long form narrative stories space.
2+ years associate producing or producing in a deadline environment with proven organizational skills
Experience working across narrative genre with basis in fact such as doc, feature mag, reality
Audio writing experience
Experience working in fast-paced creative deadline-driven environment
Interest in pitching new shows.
About the team
The Wondery New Shows team is comprised of story editors, writers and producers who are passionate about telling compelling narrative stories. We are able to to pivot on a dime to problem solve a story issue or quickly craft a novel solution to hit a deadline. We are always learning and growing and celebrate one another's accomplishments.
Wondery, an Amazon company, is a premium podcast studio known for character-driven, binge-worthy stories including Dr. Death, The Shrink Next Door, Even the Rich and Business Wars, and distribution of hit partner shows SmartLess, My Favorite Murder, and How I Built This. Wondery is behind seven of the ''Top 10 New Shows of 2021'', according to Podtrac, including #1 (The Apology Line) and #2 (Suspect). Forty shows from Wondery have hit #1 on Apple Podcasts including Harsh Reality and Operator. Many Wondery shows have been adapted for scripted television or streaming series, including Dr. Death on Peacock, The Shrink Next Door on Apple TV , the upcoming WeCrashed on Apple TV and Joe vs Carole on Peacock. Wondery has gained critical acclaim and commercial success for its immersive approach to sonic, emotionally driven storytelling, which helps listeners to ''Feel the Story.'' The Wondery app offers a unique, personalized podcast listening experience with over 15,000 episodes, including access to its premium ad-free offering Wondery . With Wondery , fans experience early access, exclusive episodes, and ad-free listening.