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Senior Producer, Ongoing Series

Wondery

Culver City, CA 03-14-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum of 5+ years writing/producing longform audio, longform magazine, or longform television/film formats
- Experience with both fact-based and creative narrative storytelling
- Bachelors degree in film/screenwriting, playwriting, journalism or related field, or equivalent experience

Wondery is looking for a Senior Producer to help launch, grow, and manage its slate of Ongoing shows, such as Scamfluencers, American Scandal, Even the Rich, and Diss and Tell. We are looking for a collaborative, trustworthy leader who is passionate about character-driven audio storytelling and understands how to convey complex information in an entertaining, dramatic, accurate, and emotionally engaging way. You will play a critical role in launching new shows, growing our existing shows and leading creative production across your slate, and working with cross-functional teams to deliver on department and organization-wide goals and drive use of best practices.

This is a great role for someone who is equal parts left brain and right brain. You should have outstanding writing and editing skills; be organized, engaged, and curious about the world; and have deep experience with story structure and storytelling. The ideal candidate will be skilled at managing and motivating a team, thinking strategically to solve creative and operational challenges, and have experience ideating and launching new shows. Experience with audio/podcast production is a plus, but deep experience in other types of media will be considered.

This role can be based in Culver City, CA or Manhattan, NY.

Key job responsibilities
- Lead creative production and overall vision for a slate of 3-6 shows, working across internal and external teams
- Identify, hire and manage relationships with external talent, including hosts, writers, story editors, producers, sound designers and voice actors
- Work with department leads to launch and shape the overall creative direction of new shows
- Work with writers and story editors to establish framing, structure, and tone for season arcs
- Edit and provide detailed feedback on outlines, scripts, and sonically immersive mixes (cutting tape is not required)
- Help ensure a diverse pipeline of talent that reflects the stories we want to tell
- Work with other departments to deliver on organizational goals, such as marketing, sales, and franchise
- Manage and mentor 1-3 direct reports as we grow and scale
- Serve as a leader across the department and larger organization

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

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.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Culver City, CA, USA | New York, NY, USA

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- 7+ years writing/producing longform audio, longform magazine, or longform television/film formats
- 1+ years launching new shows
- Understanding of three-act structure and character POV
- A creative approach to storytelling with sound
- Ability to produce creative work under deadline
- Experience working collaboratively with creative and editorial talent
- Enthusiasm for podcasting and Wondery's approach to storytelling
- Master's degree in screenwriting, playwriting, journalism, or related field
- Preference for candidates with management experience

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $81,200/year in our lowest geographic market up to $195,300/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 https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3zxwx-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $81,200 to $195,300 Per Year ($ USD)