Assistant Producer, Podcast - Deadline September 15

WIFP Podcast assistant producer

The Women in Foreign Policy podcast has been bringing insightful career interviews with women working in foreign policy and related fields to its listeners for a year, and the team is now expanding.

We are looking for an assistant producer to work closely with the existing team and in particular the executive producer to continue and expand the podcast. The role is focused on identifying guests and coordinating interviews, with some interviewing and other content work. 

Our podcast is intentional in its pursuit of wisdom and advice from women of all backgrounds and experiences.  We strive to ensure that all listeners, particularly those from an underrepresented background who don’t see themselves reflected in the make-up of the foreign policy workforce enough, get introduced to role models they can identify with. This includes people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and people from underrepresented socioeconomic classes. A great way to diversify the women we interview is to diversify the staff building out the content and therefore people from all of the above groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking for an assistant producer to focus on content. The position sits within the podcast team and reports to Ashley Pratt, executive producer, overseen by Lucie Goulet.

Time commitment

  • 20 hours/month for a minimum of six months, including a team call every other week at 6:30pm UK time on Skype which you are encouraged to attend as much as possible

Tasks include:

  • Identifying and scheduling guests (up to 4 per month on a rolling basis)

  • Some interviewing, based on organizational need and scheduling

  • Generating ideas for content calendar

  • Writing accompanying material for podcast upload & blurbs for comms officer

  • Lead transcription efforts 

  • This role will be responsible for attending editorial calls as an alternate for the executive producer.

Desired skills:

Please note that this is indicative only. We highly encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick off all the skills as we see your contribution to Women in Foreign Policy as a way to help you grow in your career. We therefore provide training and support to develop new skills.

  • Reliability - this is the most important skill. We are really looking for volunteers who will come through.

  • Email - Consistently checks email and responds in a timely manner; is familiar with emailing to schedule events or interviews and can coordinate with interviewees as well as their executive assistants as a representative of Women in Foreign Policy

  • Teamwork - Coordinating within the 4 person-team to ensure everything gets done and there is no duplication of labor

  • Creativity - To come up with new topics to cover, unusual angles, unexpected jobs or individuals to interview

  • Skype/audio software - familiarity with Skype beyond basic controls, including call recording software; basic familiarity with audio file types to facilitate editing.

  • Project management platforms like Slack, Google Doc, Trello etrc

Compensation

This is a volunteer position in an entirely volunteer organization.

Location

This position is open to any candidate with a reliable internet connection, regardless of geographical location.

How to apply:

  • By 15 September 2019

  • Send an email to ashleyepratt@me.com and lucie.goulet@womeninforeignpolicy.org with:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are interested and how this volunteer position would help advance your career

  • A CV

  • Subject line of your email should be: Assistant Producer, Podcast application - You Name