Scope of Assignment x You
VICE Audio is producing a several limited run news/doc series with a global lens and seeks an experienced freelance producer to work as part of our team for a short-term (six month) assignment. There is also the possibility of a regular position after six months.
As a producer you will be responsible for owning all aspects of pre-production, production and post-production of narrative audio documentary. This includes researching, reporting and planning out the narrative structure of the story -- finding sources, characters and conceptualizing how the story will be told. Producer will cut tape, write scripts, assemble episodes in ProTools, participate in team edits, pre-interviewing and book guests, work with the reporter and/or host to produce stories in the field, helping out with other day-to-day planning, problem solving and finally, being part of a dynamic production team. Producers are expected to build stories in Pro Tools using field tape, reporter/host interviews, archive materials and music. Often you will own the ProTools project up to final mix. Experience and enthusiasm with sound design necessary.
Producers will work in close collaboration with a story editor to take series from conception to completion. You will also be expected to contribute to the creative aspects of activating and launching the show.
Experience / Skills
You have these:
-Background in journalism and/or audio storytelling
-Experience reporting and working outside the United States a must
-Minimum three years experience producing audio for radio or podcast
-Excellent writing skills
-Self-motivated, creative, and organized
-Thrives on field reporting
-Skilled at identifying strong characters, has an eye for detail, always thinking about story
-Fluent in ProTools and keen ear for working with tape