Senior Audio Producer: The Intelligence

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The Economist
October 21, 2019
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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

The Economist is looking for an experienced senior audio producer to participate in the production of The Intelligence, the company’s flagship daily news podcast. The senior producer will play a key role in helping shape the editorial direction of the show and will work with the team to get the podcast out everyday on time.

The primary responsibility of the senior audio producer will be creating audio segments and episodes to complement The Economist’s print coverage. The senior producer will work closely with journalists, helping them bring their stories to life in audio, and will develop new story and segment ideas.

Responsibilities include a wide range of production tasks, from initial story conception to the final edit. The senior producer will pitch stories, book guests, script and edit segments/ episodes, and will work collaboratively with other members of the podcast production team. The producer should also be comfortable with recording in the field or in the studio and be proficient in Pro Tools.

The senior audio producer should also be able to act in the role of deputy editor when necessary, coordinating the team’s activities and offering feedback and guidance to producers on their edits.

Candidates should have a love of podcasting and be familiar with emerging American trends and passionate about finding new, creative ways of storytelling. A wide knowledge of current affairs and ability to understand and represent a range of views is essential. The Economist is looking for someone who has experience in narrative storytelling and comfortable working under daily deadline pressure. Attention to detail, a strong work ethic, professionalism and intra-office skills are part of the role.


  • A portfolio that reflects an innovative use of sound and a creative approach to news
  • Engaging script writer
  • Background in journalism
  • In-depth knowledge of current events
  • A stickler for accuracy and ability to fact check on deadline
  • Proficiency at Pro Tools or an ability to learn it quickly
  • Able to work diplomatically with a wide variety of people
  • An understanding of The Economist’s distinctive style

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV and three links to your work, explaining your role in in each piece to Please put the job role you are applying for in the subject line of the email and mention where you saw this advertisement in your cover letter.

This job is based in London. All applicants must have the legal right to work in the United Kingdom.

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.