Full Time Job

Managing Producer


Berlin, Germany 06-13-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Wondery, an Amazon company, is a premium podcast studio known for character-driven, binge-worthy stories including Dr. Death, British Scandal, Even the Rich and Business Wars, as well as distribution of hit partner shows SmartLess, Morbid, and How I Built This. Wondery was behind eight of the ''Top 25 New Shows of 2022'' (according to Podtrac) and is the #2 podcast network in the US (according to Podtrac and Triton) including Twin Flames, Fed Up and Will be Wild. Over 50 shows from Wondery have hit #1 on Apple Podcasts. Many Wondery podcasts have been adapted for scripted television or streaming series, including Dr. Death and Joe vs Carole on Peacock and The Shrink Next Door and WeCrashed on Apple TV+. Wondery has gained critical acclaim and commercial success for its immersive approach to sonic, emotionally driven storytelling. The Wondery app offers a unique, personalized, podcast-first listening experience, including access to its premium offering Wondery+. With Wondery+, fans get a premium listening experience, including exclusive podcasts, early access to new episodes of hit shows, ad-free listening, merch discounts, live streamed events, and more.

Wondery are hiring for a Managing Producer to oversee the production processes for our DE original productions. This role will manage day-to-day production processes across multiple new and ongoing podcast productions and work with show teams to ensure productions remain on schedule and on budget. It is the perfect role for the audio professional who gravitates toward spreadsheets and scheduling, while having a strong creative side.

You will be vital to the DE Podcast Content team, providing the main logistical support, being the main point of contact between the DE team and marketing and ad operations to ensure a smooth production process for episodes and deliverables, and building and maintaining calendars, budgets, contracts, and facilitating delivery of assets. Strong organization and communication skills are absolutely essential for this role.

You will report to the Head of Podcast Content DE and work closely with internal and external Wondery content producer teams and the International production team. The DE Podcast Content team is a highly creative, dedicated group who love collaborating and problem solving together. This is an opportunity to help build and maintain infrastructure and organization for our growing slate of shows. We develop premium content and this role is key to building the foundation under each show.

Key job responsibilities
• Create and oversee implementation of production calendars, schedules as well as production- and greenlight-processes across the department.
• Manage deliverable schedules and show budgets.
• Coordinate production logistics with internal staff and external production companies.
• Act as main point of contact between DE Podcast Content and other Wondery departments to deliver needed assets.
• Oversee and support producers with remote and studio recordings.
• Provide feedback on scripts and sound design for new and ongoing Shows as needed.

• A team player who thrives in a collaborative environment
• Experience overseeing creative aspects of development production and post production
• Excellent project management skills with proven ability to pivot and creatively problem solve.
• A systematic or process-driven approach to projects with a bias for action.
• Skilled at self-direction and strong ownership of project and process.
• Deep knowledge of the Podcast industry.
• Effective leadership and diplomatic communication skills.

• Experience as a producer, production manager or line producer
• Experience with budgeting, scheduling and cost reporting
• Experience with on-set problem solving
• Experience managing multiple productions in a content realm as project manager, line producer or the equivalent
• Fluent in German and English C1+

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2z1v5-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.