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News Podcast Producer

VPM is planning to hire a Producer for a news/public affairs podcast that explores political/societal issues impacting Richmond and the surrounding region. The podcast also answers questions about how government works and features guests who are working to make a difference in their communities.

The producer’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Oversee and implement the production schedule – for episodes that publish every other week initially, transitioning to weekly in time.
  • Supervise podcast staff members with the Director of Podcast Production
  • Collaborate with the host on selecting topics, guests & scripting episodes
  • Record interviews at VPM and virtually
  • Oversee editing of draft episodes in Descript
  • Provide the audio editor with feedback/revisions
  • Approve the final episode with VPM’s Director of Podcast Production & Managing Producer, Podcasts
  • Attend meetings with VPM staff in the news, marketing, development, digital promotion and podcast departments.

This is an independent contractor position. The job can be done remotely. However, the Producer must be available to record interviews at VPM. Pay is competitive and based on the Association for Independents in Radio rate guide. Anticipated start time is spring 2024.

To apply, please contact Meg Lindholm, VPM’s Director of Podcast Production at [email protected]. Please put News Producer in the subject line and include a resume and/or links to your bio/website, work samples and indicate why you are interested in this job and your professional qualifications for it. Applications will be accepted until the job is filled.


EOE M/F/D/V VPM reserves the right to alter, change, modify, and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party.