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August 17, 2021
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As Novel continues to grow a slate of longform narrative podcast series, we are offering permanent contracts for narrative documentary audio producers, ideally with a focus on longform, serialised narrative productions. 

This is an opportunity to do meaningful and exciting work and develop in a team environment using diverse and innovative production styles to produce award winning work.

The ideal candidate will have a great ear for audio storytelling and already have some experience as a producer. We’re keen to hear from producers from a range of backgrounds - especially longform narrative, but if you’re a producer who loves making narrative work and is now looking to transition to longform documentary / podcasts we want to hear from you, especially if your work to date shows an enthusiasm of moving towards making longer-form work. Ideally your experience will be in audio but film/TV documentary makers who are now looking to cross over into audio production are also welcome. 

What is essential is a solid understanding of what makes an impactful documentary series.  

A highly creative approach to audio production is also a must. Editing skills on Reaper and Descript is a significant bonus.

If you fit the bill and are interested in a permanent role in which you will be an integral part of Novel’s production team then please do get in touch. You’ll be joining a rapidly growing company packed with creative programme makers, sound designers and experienced executive producers who’ll be on hand to help you craft groundbreaking podcast series.


  • Podcast production
  • Series planning
  • Research
  • Talent relations
  • Sourcing and booking contributors
  • Recording contributors, both remotely and on location
  • Interviewing
  • Script writing and editing
  • Audio editing to a high standard
  • Music sourcing
  • Working with Novel’s PR and marketing team to build an audience
  • Monitoring listener figures 
  • Devising and implementing production schedules
  • Budget management
  • Post production paperwork


  • A track record of narrative audio
  • A strong understanding of what it takes to tell powerful stories
  • Passionate about documentaries, podcasting and creative audio production with wide ranging listening habits
  • Excellent writer
  • Proficient audio editor
  • A skilled multitasker
  • Exceptional organisation
  • Experience creating and maintaining production calendars

  • Confident with audio file organization

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills 

  • Great communicator with junior staff, senior management, clients, interviewees and talent alike
  • Creative thinker, capable of developing progressive approaches to familiar topics 
  • Keen problem solver – must be able to think on your feet and react quickly and calmly under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise
  • A self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment 

  • Attention to detail 
  • Proficient user of G-Suite and Slack and Descript


  • Salary range: £30,000 - £40,000 (dependent on experience)
  • 23 days of holiday per year + Christmas
  • Pension
  • Season ticket loan

To apply for the role, please email and include a copy of your CV and any other relevant information. Additionally, please include a paragraph why you’d be a good candidate for the role along with examples of your best work.


Application deadline: September 1st, 2021