The production assistant for CNN Audio will help support podcast production across the entire audio portfolio.
The ideal candidate must be a passionate storyteller with experience in audio production. S/he will work closely with producers and hosts on series spanning genres ranging from history and popular culture to in-depth investigations, providing research and administrative support. The production assistant with also help produce shorter audio briefs. Proficiency in ProTools, along with a command of in-studio and field recording is strongly preferred.
Assist with research, interview preparation and overall series organization.
Help manage workflows and production calendar
Collect and organize audio pitches
Coordinate logistics for team meetings
Edit audio selects for producers and assist with recordings.
Fact check scripts and ensure that all episodes meet the content, quality, journalistic and legal standards of CNN.
Assist with accompanying news articles and content for social media
1-2 years of experience, preferably in audio
Knowledge of podcasting industry.
Proficiency in ProTools and audio recording.
Familiarity with PowerPoint, Google Docs and Excel.
Highly organized with attention to detail
Passion for politics, history and popular culture
Strong communication skills, excellent teamwork and team-building skills.
Collaborative personality with an aptitude for thriving under pressure with diverse staff, talent and other on-air personalities
Ability to operate in a 24/7 environment