Supervising Editor, The Journal – Gimlet (Remote Eligible – Americas)

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Título de la oferta: Supervising Editor, The Journal – Gimlet (Remote Eligible – Americas)

Categoría: Redacción

Empresa: Spotify


Gimlet Media tells stories through audio. Our roster of podcasts includes critically– acclaimed shows like Stolen, StartUp, Crimetown, Homecoming, and The Nod. We have top editorial, sales, and business teams that work together to create experiences that help listeners better understand each other and the world around them. We are looking for ambitious, curious, talented, and kind people to join our team.

We come from diverse backgrounds, brought together by the desire to create amazing experiences for listeners, and a shared belief in working hard, embracing creativity, and supporting one another. At Gimlet, good ideas matter more than titles. People who tackle problems with creative solutions, and who love the energy of a collaborative, team– oriented creative process thrive here. We’re proud to have joined the Spotify family with whom we share these values.

The Show

The Journal is a daily narrative news podcast made in partnership between Gimlet and the Wall Street Journal. Each day, we tell one important news story in 15– 20 minutes. Our show focuses on money and business, applying those lenses to general news or zooming in on business stories that other outlets do not tell. We have covered everything from the Russian invasion into Ukraine, the racial reckoning in corporations after George Floyd’s murder and we’ve published an explosive investigation into Facebook alongside the Wall Street Journal’s print paper.

The Role

An editor at Gimlet is the person who helps each story find its shape, who guides a production team from the initial idea to the final, polished audio piece. The successful candidate will be an experienced storyteller capable of leading teams to craft stories that are engaging, surprising, and emotionally satisfying. They think deeply about narrative structure. They believe in the power of audio to open people up or change their minds, and they know that kind of project takes tremendous effort and constant revision. They are critical of the work but encouraging and supportive of their teams. They don’t just point out the problems, they stick around to coach the team in fixing them.

We’re looking for an editor who is passionate about news, appreciates the work that The Journal does every day and has an ambitious vision for what this show can accomplish. This person should have a background in journalism, be experienced in narrative storytelling, enthusiastic about working on tight deadlines, and excited about providing consistent and holistic feedback. We’re also looking for someone confident and skilled at project managing and editing short– run narrative series.

This is a leadership position, and we’re looking for someone who finds enormous satisfaction in developing and supporting exceptional colleagues. While this role is set for normal work hours, it also requires flexibility and openness to weekend and after– hours work.

This is a full– time role based anywhere in North America, working East coast hours. The application deadline is Monday, August 1st at 5p ET.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with producers and hosts to frame and prep for interviews
  • Listen to drafts and identify what is working in each story and what needs to be added, restructured or reimagined, keeping an eye on journalistic standards as well as narrative momentum
  • Guide episode teams to craft stories that are engaging, surprising and emotionally satisfying
  • Write collaboratively with producers, reporters and hosts to get scripts from draft to final language
  • Manage the daily deadlines needed to get each episode over the finish line
  • Coordinate with Wall Street Journal staff to make sure all drafts meet the editorial standards of the paper
  • Work closely with producers to develop pitches for future episodes – both long term ideas and shorter turn stories
  • Contribute regularly to morning pitch meetings, both by pitching your own ideas and by helping strengthen others’ ideas
  • Identify stories, both within the WSJ newsroom and outside of it, that could warrant a deeper dive, or have the potential for a short run series
  • Partner with WSJ reporters and editors to share their stories and reporting
  • Ensure that all journalistic and legal standards are followed
  • Manage 2– 4 producers and senior producers by providing regular feedback and support

What You’ll Bring

  • At least seven years of audio journalism experience, including in longform narrative
  • At least four years of experience in an editing role
  • Comfort and proficiency in structuring and editing narrative pieces
  • Experience managing, mentoring, and helping others develop in their careers
  • Excellent writing skills
  • An ability to jump between episodes and contribute meaningful guidance, no matter the context
  • Ability to tell business and economics stories in creative ways
  • Knowledge of current events, U.S. and world politics and economics, as well as a nose for news
  • Exceptional communication skills, including written and as a collaborator

Where You’ll Be

  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location.
  • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration.

Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward– thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service.

Global COVID and Vaccination Disclosure

Spotify is committed to safety and well– being of our employees, vendors and clients. We are following regional guidelines mandating vaccination and testing requirements, including those requiring vaccinations and testing for in– person roles and event attendance. For the US, we have mandated that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated in order to work in our offices and externally with any third– parties. For all other locations, we strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated and also follow local COVID and safety protocols.

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