Producer, The Inequality Podcast

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 08-May-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Part-time

Salary: Open


Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations/Communications

Internal Number: JR26167

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Produce audio for The Inequality Podcast, an initiative that fulfills the Stone Center's pedagogical mission by producing content that amplifies empirically grounded research and policy for an information-hungry and curious audience.

  • Oversee audio recording and editing processes, establishing and maintaining high standards for audio quality, considering speech modifications, volume modulation, ambient noise, and other necessary qualitative factors.

  • Shape framing, structure, and tone for each episode in collaboration with the executive director, faculty hosts, and writers.

  • Establish series calendar and deadlines, shepherding episodes from inception through the final mix.

  • Review, iterate on, and approve final audio mixes and edits, also giving notes on all drafts of outlines and scripts.

  • Ensure the highest creative and journalistic standards for scripts, mixes, and metadata.

  • Leverage audience metrics and real-time analytics to inform decision-making.

  • Contribute to social media marketing efforts for the podcast.

  • Gathers and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view, with moderate to high levels of guidance and direction.

  • Builds knowledge of the University, processes and customers.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master's degree.


  • 2+ years experience in audio production and audio journalism.

  • Experience collaborating with production teams.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge of Audacity, Captivate, Squadcast, and other editing or recording software.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strict adherence to deadlines.

  • Organized, collaborative, and creative thinker.

  • Ability to comfortably receive and act on constructive feedback.

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid work environment.

Application Documents:

  • Resume (required)

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