Feb 11, 2020
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking an engaging professional to produce, record, and edit AAP podcasts. This individual will craft stories into compelling audio segments, and incorporate interviews, music, and sound effects into captivating compositions. In addition, this role will oversee remote, in-studio, and field-based recording sessions in collaboration with podcast hosts and manage all editing and post-production tasks. This newly created position will provide guidance and oversight regarding podcast strategy and will be located at our beautiful new headquarters in Itasca, IL.
Some duties include: 1. Plan, record, and edit podcasts from start to finish, including booking guests, prepping and producing interviews, and managing all aspects of production. 2. Coordinate editorial planning process across multiple staff teams to define weekly topics, contributors, and guests. Manage internal review and approval process for recommended selections. 3. Script stories with an emphasis on simplifying complex subject matter for a broader audience, optimized for the audio medium. 4. Manage all sound recording and production, including achieving balanced and consistent sound mixing, directing voiceover tracking sessions and hosts, and gathering and sourcing various audio elements (eg, music, sound effects, etc.). 5. Book, prepare for, record, and produce interviews on an ongoing basis within established deadlines. 6. Edit and/or write scripts and questions to structure interviews for compelling narrative, and prep hosts and guests. 7. Manage all logistics for interview and script recordings, audio logistics for live recordings, and all aspects of live event appearances, including equipment procurement for supply, scheduling and travel. 8. Maintain knowledge of relevant child health stories and stakeholders; book relevant guests for program appearances accordingly. 9. Script comprehensive show notes for each episode. 10. Manage audio recording studio. Manage, maintain, and troubleshoot recording and editing equipment. 11. Publish and distribute podcast episodes through the selected podcast host. 12. Promote podcasts to relevant apps, social media channels, and via other marketing channels. Manage podcast sharing to YouTube, Twitter, and other social media channels. 13. Stay up-to-date with podcast news and industry trends to optimize content and provide strategic guidance and expertise 14. Gather and evaluate analytics to inform strategic adjustments and future podcast development.
Qualifications Needed: 1. Bachelor’s degree in film/video/radio, communications or related field required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. 2. At least three to four years’ related experience in podcast, radio, or audio production required. Experience in a corporate, medical, or association environment preferred. 3. Expert level knowledge of all professional audio production procedures, practices, techniques, and terminology and with professional production equipment operation including audio recording equipment, file compression, audio recording, sound mixing, and troubleshooting required, as well as experience developing a streamlined post-post production workflow, experience recording with condenser, lavalier, and shotgun microphones; ability to use a variety of recording devices. Strong technical acumen with proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Audition, Logic, Pro Tools, or equivalent Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), and the ability to learn and apply new audio technologies essential. Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, decision- making, and time management skills required. Some evening/weekend work and travel required.
To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.
The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.
Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Itasca, IL, USA