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Wondery Staff Producer/Writer (New Shows)

Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Location: West Hollywood
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

WONDERY (An Amazon company) is one of the largest podcast publishers in the US. Launched in 2016, and known for its immersive podcasts, Wondery became the fastest network to join the Top 10 ranker by Podtrac, propelled by hit shows such as Dr. Death, Dirty John, American History Tellers, Business Wars, Hollywood & Crime, and Gladiator. Thirty one of Wondery's shows have reached #1 on Apple Podcasts, and Wondery is the only publisher to have simultaneously claimed the #1 and #2 'Top New Podcasts" slots on an annual Podtrac ranker. In 2020, Wondery launched the Wondery app, it's new direct-to-consumer product offering the company's Wondery+ premium service, providing our fans with a new premium listening experience.

Wondery is looking for a producer/writer to work closely with the senior producer of the new shows department. We are looking for someone experienced in audio storytelling, with a curiosity about the world, and the ability to tell stories in an entertaining, dramatically compelling and emotionally engaging way. You will be responsible for managing new series in our narrative storytelling format. You will work closely with the writers, hosts, editors, and sound designers across 2-3 series, be part of the team that develops the tone and style of the new series, and work closely on the episode scripts and mixes for the first several months of a show's life cycle .

  • 3+ years experience as a producer/production manager or line producer
  • 3+ years experience with budgeting, scheduling and cost reports
  • You will own a new series soup to nuts - from concept to execution and beyond
  • Provide notes and guidance for writers on outlines
  • Edit scripts - both high level and specific line edits/revisions
  • Manage production process including: meet with Production Manager to set the show calendar, help select hosts and direct them on recording sessions, provide mix notes to sound designers, work with marketing to help with successful show launch.
  • Work with the senior producer to meet delivery deadlines
  • Help source diverse writers, editors and hosts for your show
  • Pitch ideas and concepts for new Wondery shows
  • 3+ years producing/writing long form audio, long form magazine, or long form television/film formats
  • Understanding of long form three act narrative structure, and the how to "show", not tell, in writing
  • Experience writing long form narration and writing for the ear
  • Strong organization and proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Understanding and interest in Wondery's original "always on" podcasts Excitement to develop new approaches to storytelling in Wondery's style

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Keywords: Amazon.com, Inc., Los Angeles , Wondery Staff Producer/Writer (New Shows), Other , West Hollywood, California

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