Full Time Job

Managing Producer, Production Operations


New York, NY 06-26-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Wondery is hiring for a Managing Producer. This role will support day-to-day production processes across multiple podcast productions and work with show teams to ensure productions are properly resourced and remain on schedule. It is the perfect role for the audio professional who gravitates toward spreadsheets, scheduling, and organization.
You will be vital to the Production Operations team, providing the main logistical support, being the main point of contact between the content 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 Senior Managing Producer, Production Operations, and work closely with internal Wondery producers and external production teams. The Production Operations team is a highly organized and creative, dedicated group who loves 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
- Manage deliverable schedules and show budgets.
- Create and oversee implementation of production calendars, schedules as well as production- and greenlight-processes across the department.
- Coordinate production logistics, timelines, and expectations with internal staff and external contractors and production companies.
- Act as the main point of contact between Podcast Content and other Wondery departments to deliver needed assets.
- Sourcing contractors and assisting with hiring.
- Oversee and support producers with remote and in person and studio recordings.
- Own key administrative functions including tracking show-level budgets and invoices, managing contracts and production paperwork, and scheduling.
- Provide creative feedback as needed.

About the team
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.

- 2+ years of relevant experience.
- Experience overseeing creative aspects of production, including creating production schedules, managing show-level budgets, and/or hiring independent contractors.
- Audio production experience

- A team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.
- Project management skills with proven ability to pivot and creatively problem solve.
- Skilled at self-direction and ownership of project and process.
- Deep knowledge and enthusiasm of the Podcast industry.
- Effective leadership and diplomatic communication skills.
- Experience as a producer, production manager or line producer.
- Video production experience
- Experience managing multiple productions in a content realm as project manager, line producer or the equivalent.
- Experience with Airtable, Descript, Dropbox, Iconik.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $66,400/year in our lowest geographic market up to $142,100/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1mne0-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $66,400 to $142,100 Per Year ($ USD)