Story Editor (podcast)
WonderyLos Angeles, CA
Wondery is hiring for a Freelance Story Editor for a new weekly narrative show about medical mysteries. This role will work closely with a writer, senior producer and producer on a new weekly podcast. We are looking for a solutions-oriented team player with experience in narrative storytelling, with the ability to tell stories in a conversational and emotionally engaging way. In this role, you will provide detailed edits and notes to writers, and work with the host on adapting scripts to their voice.
You will report to the senior producer and work closely with the producers and host. This is a full-time, remote, six month contract position with the possibility to extend. We're looking for someone to start ASAP.
Key Job Responsibilities:
-Contribute editorial judgment on episode pitches
-Provide detailed notes and guidance for writers on episode outlines and scripts across several drafts using a three-act structure
-Edit longform scripts, providing both top-line notes and specific line edits/revisions
-Work with the producer, senior producer and writer to meet delivery deadlines
-Fact-check research and rewrite scripts as needed
-Organize and update script and writer folders on Google Drive
-Strong editorial judgment, journalistic rigor, and compelling storytelling skills
-Proven ability to edit longform scripts or stories at a consistently high level
-Strong writing skills
-Relevant experience in narrative storytelling, preferably in audio
-Thoughtful and direct communication style
-Ability to match the show's target tone and style and ensure consistency across episodes
-Ability and enthusiasm for working on a collaborative and diverse team
-At least 3 years of story editing experience in a fast-paced media environment
-Knowledge and passion for science and medical mysteries
-Bachelor's Degree preferred but not required
Compensation is based on experience and skillset and will be no less than $1,800 per week.
Wondery is a network of storytellers and the fastest-growing podcast company in the world, with hit podcasts such as ''Business Wars'', ''American History Tellers'' and ''Dr. Death''. Wondery's mission is to bring a world of entertainment and knowledge to our audiences, wherever they listen. We provide our listeners with high-quality, emotionally immersive podcasts that allow them to feel the story.
Find our shows at Wondery.com or ApplePodcasts.com/Wondery. Top 10 publisher on Podtrac.