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CANADALAND is currently seeking a Managing Editor of Podcasts to join our management team. 

Managing Editor of Podcasts

Our team of five staff podcast producers and freelance audio producers, audio reporters and various contributors report to Canadaland’s Managing Editor, who provides both daily oversight of our audio slate and serves as a member of our editorial management team, contributing input on which stories we tell, who tells them, and how. 

The Managing Editor ensures that teams set out on the right track, and have all of the necessary elements in place to make great audio. They are involved throughout the editorial process of each podcast we publish, from the beginning (story ideas, structural guidance), the middle (vetting scripts and drafts) to the end (quality control, final packaging).

In-office hours* at our Toronto headquarters are flexible, as some evening and weekend availability is required. 

*Ability to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing podcast teams, allocating editorial resources.
  • Participating in pre-production meetings for each episode of each show. Contributing ideas and offering feedback on topics, stories, and how they should be treated.
  • Guiding the development of individual episodes and shows in collaboration with in-house and freelance producers.
  • Vetting scripts before podcasts are recorded.
  • Vetting drafts of each podcast once assembled: checking content for legal/journalistic issues, addressing structural issues, and maintaining production standards.
  • Planning and maintaining production schedules to ensure each podcast is properly staffed and resourced.
  • Communicating across different shows to ensure coordination and avoid conflicts. 
  • Helping develop story ideas and long-term editorial vision.
  • Hiring and onboarding production staff.
  • Managing freelancers and related budgets.
  • Working with sales team to ensure ads are compelling and effective while meeting our editorial standards.
  • Mentoring audio producers, organizing professional development workshops and in-house training,  and developing production talent.

Employment requirements:

  • 5 years audio journalism experience OR 3 years management experience (minimums).
  • Newsroom experience.
  • Canadian news/current affairs literacy and strong critical news sense.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Senior editorial/project lead experience a plus.

Hours: 37.5

Compensation:

Competitive compensation for senior editorial role. 

About Canadaland Media

We are an independent news and podcast company producing the best audio journalism in the country. Through a mix of listener support and advertising, we provide 150,000 listeners a week with free, high-quality content focused on media, news, current affairs, politics, and more. 

Working at Canadaland:

This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits — including a health fund, a training budget, flexible hours, and paid vacation. We are a growing company where compensation has increased every year over the past four years.

Canadaland is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people are encouraged to apply.

If you think you are right for this position, please apply, and let us know if you have relevant experience that we haven’t considered or which might be commensurate with other skills or experience described above.

Applications

Please send a cover letter and CV to jobs@canadaland.com in a single pdf attachment by Friday, April 30, 2021.

Job Type: Permanent

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