Audio Producer

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
26 Sep 2022
Closes
26 Oct 2022
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Overview

BoF is seeking a driven, passionate and intellectually curious Audio Producer to drive the content development of our podcasts and audio products. Ever more people are encountering BoF for the first time via our podcasts and we are looking for an experienced audio producer to work on our current slate of podcasts and to help evolve and expand our audio offering. 

This is a new and exciting opportunity for an audio producer to join the team. The ideal candidate is  an audio-first thinker, with a background in journalism, and comes with a deep enthusiasm for podcasting. They are also passionate about finding creative ways of audio storytelling, with the overall goal of providing agenda-setting intelligence, analysis and advice for the global fashion community. 

Who Are We?

BoF is a next generation fashion media company conceived for today's global and hyper-connected world. Founded in 2007 by Imran Amed, BoF is known for its authoritative, agenda-setting point of view on the global fashion industry, described as “The Economist of Fashion,” “A Daily Destination for Fashion’s Power Players” and “The Industry Bible.”

Providing tools and services to support the journey through the fashion and beauty industries, including News & Analysis, Careers, and Education, BoF has grown to be an indispensable resource for fashion executives, creatives, students and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries.

Commitment to Diversity

BoF is committed to building a diverse workforce and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants and employees receive equal treatment regardless of race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity.

Commitment to Inclusivity

BoF is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and reach their full potential within their roles using a growth mindset. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture for our employees globally.

The Role

The BoF Podcast is the most listened to fashion podcast in the world, having achieved more than 10 million downloads since its launch in 2016. The Debrief is our second regular podcast, also rapidly gaining traction. The Audio Producer will be responsible for these two series every week —developing both series, planning big-name interviews, producing news-making interviews and building relationships with external guests and BoF journalists.  The Producer will bring creative and ambitious ideas to contribute to the development of the shows’ concepts and formats, looking at how to better serve the current and future audiences with a subscriber focus.

The role requires confidence across the production cycle, from initial story pitching and development of treatments, subject research, booking of high-profile guests, scripting for different host voices, to helping with the recording interviews and editing the audio.

Looking to the future, this position will also contribute to BoF’s audio growth by developing and creating new series ideas. Hosting is also a possibility for the right candidate. 

What We Need You To Do

  • Pitch and develop ambitious, original audio series in collaboration with reporters from across the newsroom, and also BoF’s content team
  • Collaborate with BoF reporters to shape the arc of their stories and bring their stories to life on audio 
  • Attend and contribute to editorial meetings, find and pitch stories and original story angles
  • Be the champion of audio within the business
  • Write engaging and accurate scripts and effective briefs
  • Collaborate with teams including social, editorial and marketing to leverage our audio journalism and the most effective way across our own digital products, and other third-party platforms
  • Write and create audio article pages with engaging headlines
  • Be the first point of contact for our host platform and BoF’s commercial team in regards to revenue opportunities
  • Take responsibility for the production of complete episodes
  • Ability to be able to record podcasts both in person and remotely

Who You Are

  • You have experience distilling complex news stories into easy-to-understand and engaging audio pieces
  • Strong editorial judgement and excellent written skills
  • Experience of innovative use of sound and a creative approach to news and storytelling
  • Has worked on hosted shows or podcasts, directing presenters
  • Technical skills: experience using professional recording equipment, an understanding of how to capture great audio, editing software
  • Ability to innovate in audio, and keep up to date on the latest developments in audio
  • A proven understanding of podcast distribution platforms and IAB agreed analytics

You’ll Know You’re Successful When…

  • Your experience in audio has had a positive impact on the growth of BoF’s podcasts You’ve demonstrated the value and opportunity in audio to the business 
  • You are driving change across BoF as a whole, with positive feedback from internal and external stakeholders