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Job Opportunity

Podcast Producer for Adventures in Jewish Studies

Job Description:

The Association for Jewish Studies, the world’s largest Jewish Studies membership organization, is looking for an experienced podcast producer to take over the production of the AJS’s highly-successful podcast Adventures in Jewish Studies. Having just completed its third season, the narrative-based podcast is an entertaining, engaging, and educational journey into a variety of Jewish studies topics. Each episode features the expertise and voices of AJS scholars who are leaders in their respective fields. The episodes, which typically run about 30 minutes each, have already covered many topics including Jews and the Democratic Party, Are Jews White?, Israeli Pop Music, and the History of the Jewish Culinary Tradition of Appetizing. Adventures in Jewish Studies features 7 episodes each year and is slated to begin its 4th season this fall. The podcast is executive produced by the AJS’s executive director, but the podcast’s lead producer has significant freedom in shaping the thematics and direction of each episode.

Responsibilities:

The Assistant Podcast Producer will help with various aspects of production, including:

  • •     Produce seven 30-minute episodes of Adventures in Jewish Studies each year (Sep-Aug)
  • •     Interview AJS scholars as part of each episode (scholars will be selected in collaboration with the podcast’s executive producer)
  • •     Write the narrative for each episode that creates a compelling and engaging story for the listener while weaving together the voices of AJS scholars/experts
  • •     Edit each episode together
  • •     Serve as the host/narrator of each episode (ideal, but not required).

Qualifications:

  • •     At least 3 years of producing a narrative podcast experience similar to the type of stories found on NPR
  • •     Skills including “cutting tape,” editing, mixing and scoring using software such as Hindenburg, Adobe Audition, or similar software
  • •     Experience conducting interviews
  • •     Demonstrated knowledge of Jewish Studies or other related humanities field (history, English, religious studies, etc.) AND/OR deep knowledge of topics related to Jewish culture, history, and society. (MA/PhD in the humanities/Jewish Studies would be helpful but not required).
  • •     A curious and inquisitive mind Ability to work independently
  • •     Ability to produce work on deadline
  • •     Collaborative nature and the ability to take constructive editorial feedback when applicable
  • •     Experience hosting a podcast or other similar format

Compensation: $3500/episode

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and links or files of work samples to jobs@associationforjewishstudies.org. Looking for an individual to start ASAP.