Full Time Job

Sr Producer, Miniseries, Wondery, Current Series

Amazon Studios

West Hollywood, CA 11-07-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Job summary
Wondery is looking for a writer, editor and manager to help produce its slate of miniseries, like as The Shrink Next Door, Dr Death, Do No Harm and Jacked. We are looking for a candidate who loves non-fiction character-driven audio storytelling and understands how to convey complex information in a dramatic, accurate, and emotionally engaging way.

Key job responsibilities
• Work with Producers, Associate Producers and Reporters to develop and manage reporting strategy, production, writing and delivery.
• Work with writers and editors to establish framing, structure, and tone for each series
• Edit and provide detailed feedback on outlines, scripts, and sonically immersive mixes
• Direct recording sessions with hosts
• Manage editorial pipeline and production calendar

A day in the life
You will play a critical role in producing our original miniseries. Working closely with the Head of Miniseries, you will oversee multiple series from initial idea to delivery. You will lead production teams of Associate Producers and Producers on 2-3 projects at once. You will work to develop reporting strategies, ensure the accuracy of the reporting, shape story structure, tone and voice of each series, as well as edit, direct hosting and sound design and oversee final delivery.

About the team
WONDERY (An Amazon company) is one of the largest podcast publishers in the US. Launched in 2016, and known for its immersive podcasts, Wondery became the fastest network to join the Top 10 ranker by Podtrac, propelled by hit shows such as Dr. Death, Dirty John, American History Tellers, Business Wars, Hollywood & Crime, and Gladiator. Thirty-one of Wondery's shows have reached #1 on Apple Podcasts, and Wondery is the only publisher to have simultaneously claimed the #1 and #2 ''Top New Podcasts'' slots on an annual Podtrac ranker. In 2020, Wondery launched the Wondery app, its new direct-to-consumer product offering the company's Wondery+ premium service, providing our fans with a new premium listening experience.

The Miniseries team is a collaborative team that produces diverse, well-told stories in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience as a producer/production manager/line producer or experience in production risk management
• 6+ years experience with budgeting, scheduling and cost reports
• 3+ years writing or editing longform narrative journalism
• 2+ years experience in screenwriting, playwriting, or documentary film-making
• 1+ years experience producing longform narrative in the audio space
• Bachelors degree (English, journalism, film studies, theater or related field)
• Experience working across narrative genres with a basis in fact – history, science, business, and others

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• 5+ years writing or editing longform narrative journalism
• 3+ years experience in screenwriting, playwriting, or documentary film-making
• 2+ years experience producing longform narrative in the audio space
• Strong project/time management skills and proven ability to produce creative work under deadline
• Understanding of three-act structure and how to tell a story through a character's limited POV instead of omniscient narration
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to effectively manage a range of personality types

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4w8oy-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.