• Researcher/Assistant Producer

    Job Locations United Kingdom-London
  • Introduction

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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 binds 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 Assistant Producer to work across Economist radio - the feature podcasts (Babbage, Money Talks, Editor’s picks, The Economist asks) and The Intelligence. This role is suited to someone who is organised, has great interpersonal skills and is keen to develop a career within media production. 


    How you will contribute:

    • You will support producers and senior producers on daily and feature podcasts for a global audience
    • Help produce packages, organizing interviews and booking guests
    • Research story and guest ideas
    • Assist producers with briefs and long-term bids
    • Prepare the studio for recordings, coordinating studio bookings internally
    • Locate and book external studios
    • Find stringers and organise mic-holds/tape syncs
    • Oversee and improving internal administrative systems
    • Assist Economist journalists with recording equipment, logging equipment
    • Assist producers with publication on podcast platforms (acast scheduling,
      soundcloud logos etc)
    • Assist with on-air diversity initiatives
    • Assist with promotional assets for social media

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The desirable skills for this role include:

    • Experience of working in radio/podcasts and with producers
    • Technical experience in a radio studio and dealing with ISDN lines/recording equipment
    • Experience of booking studios and guests
    • Experience of researching news stories and writing interview briefs
    • Sharp attention to detail
    • Ability to work diplomatically with a wide variety of people
    • Evidence of successful collaboration with colleagues
    • Track record of being enterprising and eager to take initiative
    • An understanding of The Economist’s distinctive style and values


    Please do NOT apply via this page. Submit your application directly to the email address: radiojobs@economist.com. Please include a cover letter, CV and links to your work. Applications without these materials will not be considered. Please put the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of the email and mention where you saw this advertisement in your cover letter.

    In return, we provide a supportive and progressive environment with a wide range of opportunities for you to grow both personally and professionally.

    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.


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