Audio Producer and Writer


NY-ATL-LA- Remote- Job Details:: Audio Producer and Writer


(n) grī/ō, ‘grīō: Journalist. Historian. Praise Singer. Poet. Musician. Curator. Storyteller.

TheGrio, is a digital, video-centric news community devoted to giving voice to trusted figures on the front line who inspire us every day, and to fresh perspectives who buck convention because there’s more than one way to be Black. We believe a well-informed community best determines its own interests. And so, TheGrio’s editorial mandate is to focus on news and events which have a pronounced impact on a Black global audience. We unabashedly explore culture and entertainment, health and lifestyle, politics and policy, business and empowerment, science and climate, tech and innovation, and everything in between that matters to us. From Kampala to Atlanta TheGrio is Black culture amplified.

TheGrio is strongly building its editorial staff. It is an investment in the business’s core competencies. These jobs will primarily be based in NY and Atlanta. Some of the positions will be opportunities to work from other cities or fully remote. Byron Allen, CEO of Allen Media Group, says, “TheGrio is the leader of fearless journalism and inspirational storytelling about Black people. No other Black news outlet has our cumulative audience reach or impact. This is a natural growth of our brand sponsorships, and editorial partnerships for TheGrio’s content on digital, mobile, streaming, podcasts, and social media.”


TheGrio is looking for Audio Producers and Writers for its Podcast Network. The ideal candidates will help write and produce episodes for multiple podcasts per week. This job is located in New York, NY.


Assist the Managing Editor of Podcasts in all aspects of content creation.
Producing and developing episode content and show ideas that fit with specific Grio podcast themes – covering all aspects of the Black experience – including news, entertainment, politics, social justice, education, etc.
Research current events, trends, topics that keep theGrio’s brand relevant, fresh and impactful to Black audiences.
Writing scripts for multiple podcasts.
Collaborating with hosts and media teams to meet their vision and clarify storyline when editing interviews into episodes, but also comfortable working autonomously.
Ensuring each show meets the highest audio and video quality standards.
Cooperatively collaborates on production and post-production.
Diligently maintains schedules and workflows for all podcasts.
Ensures the accurate and timely management of an audio library, archives, and music.
Sourcing audio material for each episode.
Managing files in a storage system.
Proactively supporting a healthy newsroom culture with high performance and quality commitments.
Consistently thoroughly track sources of material for licensing.
Stays up to date on news and current affairs pertaining to Black America and the diaspora.

A Bachelor’s degree is required.
Deep knowledge and awareness of Black America.
Strong knowledge of narrative storytelling.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
Works well under deadline pressure with multiple projects in production at one time.
Ability to work independently, be proactive, and take initiative.
3 years’ experience producing/writing in audio industry, podcasts.
Maintains ethical journalism standards.
Works as a team player capable of clearly communicating with key stakeholders.
Have a firm understanding of rights and clearances.
Must have expert level experience with all aspects of audio production.
Proven knowledge of online production and multimedia storytelling, online publishing systems and technologies.
Story-driven producing experience.

About Us:

We are the #1 Black-owned, digital video-centric news platform devoted to providing Black America with compelling stories and perspectives.

Established in 2009, TheGrio is a trusted voice in the Black community. In 2021, we’re continuing to reshape media narratives, uplift Black voices, and report from the front lines of our communities.



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