Audio Producer-Editor
Chicago, IL 
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Posted 16 days ago
Job Description
Celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2022, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs is where your world and the world meet. The Council is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that empowers more people to help shape our global future. Through content and engagement experiences that offer diverse, fact-based perspectives and in-depth analysis, we foster dialogue on the world’s most critical issues. We are committed to building an inclusive community of globally conscious people who want to actively participate in global affairs and gain the knowledge that can help them make a tangible impact – big or small – in the world.

As the Council enters its second century, we are embarking on an ambitious digital transformation and are growing our Digital Content team to reach and engage more people in Chicago and beyond.

The Role

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs seeks a producer-editor to make great audio experiences for audiences across a range of global affairs products and podcasts.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating beautiful content with varied texture, tone, and a clear narrative arc, as well as a proven ability to pitch, plan and cut content ranging from in-depth discussions to human interest stories.

This is a collaborative, hands-on team looking for an enthusiastic producer-editor who is proactive about making audio that is both original and distinctive.

The Audio Producer-Editor position is a hybrid role and requires some in-person attendance at our Downtown Chicago location based on work activities and peak seasons. This position reports to the Digital Content Editor.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Pitching, planning, and producing content that is timely and focused.
  • Working quickly and collaboratively to meet deadlines, producing engaging, accurate, and error-free audio.
  • Expertise in scoring and sound design as an aspect of compelling storytelling technique.
  • Writing accurate, compelling scripts and briefing documents
  • Use data and analytics to help guide editorial and audience development.
  • Take a forward-thinking approach to testing new content and engagement ideas intended to build a diverse audience.
  • Participate collaboratively with the Content team’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.
  • Work with marketing, design, and product teams to optimize reach, loyalty, and engagement.
  • Foster cross-team collaborations in support of the Council’s digital transformation objectives and goals.
  • Provide support at Council events approximately 3–4 times monthly (registration, ushering, etc.), requiring some evening and early morning hours
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least three years of experience making great audio that reaches a significant regional or national audience
  • Proficiency with audio editing and publishing software
  • Expertise in scoring and sound design as an aspect of compelling storytelling technique
  • Some familiarity with interpreting web analytics and common platforms (e.g., Google Analytics, Sprout Social, etc.) to adapt and improve audience engagement
  • Collaborative, with proactive and inclusive interpersonal and communication skills
  • Results-driven, prioritizing for best and timely results
  • Ability to work evening and early morning programs

Council Benefit Highlights 

There are many benefits to working at the Council, including a flexible remote/in-office work environment, half-day summer Fridays, paid parental leave, employer-subsidized medical/dental/vision insurance, generous paid time off, retirement match, mobile phone stipend, commuter accessible, fitness center membership, and more. 

 
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, handicap or disability, marital status, military service or veteran status, genetic information, or for any other reason prohibited by applicable law.


 

Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
There are many benefits to working at the Council, including a flexible remote/in-office work environment, half-day summer Fridays, paid parental leave, employer-subsidized medical/dental/vision insurance, generous paid time off, retirement match, mobile phone stipend, commuter accessible, fitness center membership, and more.
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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