full time

 About the Role:

As an Arabic podcast producer, you’ll be responsible for Kerning Cultures Network’s Arabic-language non-fiction and fiction shows. You have a strong pulse on Arab culture and trends, and you’ll be responsible for managing the content calendar for Kerning Cultures Network’s Arabic shows, from sourcing/pitching to final release of episodes. You’ll help recruit and work closely with freelance producers. You’ll work closely with our network’s editor and managing producer. You’ll handle episodes from pitching/concepting, to interviewing, cutting tape, writing scripts, working with the sound designer to create final mixes, and liaising with our marketing director to promote each episode after release. You’ll also train and manage new-hire and freelance producers through our pitching and production process. Occasionally, you’ll help produce branded podcasts for clients as well.

Location: This position is based in the Middle East, preferably Lebanon or the UAE but open to conversation.

Skills & Experience:

-Fluent in Arabic
-Experienced in long-form, in-depth, intuitive storytelling and production (in script-form and/or on-radio)
-Journalism background (audio journalism is preferred, but film or print is welcome)
-Pitching and writing scripts, as well as cutting tape with Adobe Audition or similar audio editing software
-Audio production and comfortable handling audio equipment
-Comfortable managing a team
-Comfortable working with a remote team and implementing creative feedback/direction
-Comfortable/experience in delivering scripted & unscripted narration to tracking
-Experienced with interviewing for narrative-driven media
-Basic Photography and Video skills (iPhone+)

Bonus Skills:

-Bilingual in Arabic & English

How To Apply:

Email, with the subject line, “KC Arabic Producer: [Your Name]” and tell us a little about yourself as well as why you’re interested in working for Kerning Cultures Network (250 words or less). Send us three stories you’d like to work on with KC, each story pitch should be at least 3 sentences long. Please include a link to your portfolio, and attach your CV or resume.