Managing Editor and Producer, Podcast


NY-ATL-LA- Remote- Job Details:: Managing Editor and Producer, Podcast

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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.”

Job Description:

TheGrio is seeking a Managing Editor Director and Producer to build TheGrio’s podcast network, create content and manage our podcast team. We’re looking for big thinkers with a passion for the Black community and demonstrated excellence in storytelling. This leader will be responsible for the development and business operations of our podcast network, which includes managing an original slate of podcast offerings from TheGrio and managing the podcast network as a platform for unlimited podcasts about the Black experience in America and globally. The ideal candidate is an expert in storytelling, podcast production, technical requirements, distribution models, advanced analytics, project management, as well as managing a team of hosts, producers, and editors.

The Managing Editor Director and Producer will work closely with theGrio’s editorial team to amplify and cross-promote original content on the website, as well as promote larger editorial goals and themes throughout our podcasts.

This leader should be highly organized, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and familiar with the news and cultural issues important to Black America.

Building TheGrio’s Podcast Network as a destination for subscribers interested in podcasts by Black creators or about Black culture.
Manage a team of in-house hosts, producers, and podcast editors.
Working closely with Editorial, the Creative Director and various other departments, including businesses across Entertainment Studios, Ad Sales, Affiliates, Marketing, PR, Legal, Finance, etc., to create a powerhouse podcast network with its own community of engaged listeners.O
Overseeing production and post-production schedules, and workflows for all podcasts.
Ensuring each show meets the highest audio quality standards.
Maintaining the highest legal, ethical and journalism standards for audio publication.
Charting and leading the podcast team with an overall strategy, with corresponding calendars and milestones.
Operating as a chief audio storyteller— coaching and training your team on writing and producing episodes that are download-worthy and relevant to the audience.
Producing original content yourself.
Ensuring the accurate and timely management of an audio library, archives, and music.
Monitoring and managing licensing agreements.
Applying a deep understanding of audience analytics to all shows to organize and optimize content, assess trends, and develop innovative, dynamic content and products, and present reports regularly to leadership teams,
Monitoring metrics, analysis of the broader marketplace, including user behavior and feedback.
Helping the team work through technical issues and anticipate technical needs.
Stay up to date on news and current affairs pertaining to Black America and the diaspora.

Bachelor’s degree (communications or journalism preferred).
4-5 years minimum experience in Podcast management, production.
Adept at relationship building and managing talent.
Ability to operate strategically and tactically as the situation demands.
A results-oriented and mission-driven leader who leans on building workflows and data-driven strategies.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment without sacrificing accuracy and attention to detail.
Desire to achieve, flexibility and willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done in a 24×7 environment.
Able to manage the repurposing and/or reversioning of various content.
Excellent collaborative skills and ability to work well on teams.
Experience using newsroom management systems and content management systems.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Knowledgeable in developing and producing rich content and a range of programming formats for multiple platforms aimed at broadening and developing audience loyalty.
Story-driven writing and producing experience.
Strong knowledge of current events.
Passionate about amplifying the news and culture of Black people.

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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