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Podcast editor

Ideas on Fire is looking for a freelance audio editor to edit episodes of our Imagine Otherwise podcast.

Imagine Otherwise is a podcast about the people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds. In each episode, host Cathy Hannabach interviews creators who use culture for social justice to explore the nitty-gritty work of imagining and creating more just worlds.

Qualities we’re looking for

You love Imagine Otherwise!

You have a minimum of 3 months of experience editing interview-based podcast episodes.

You are deeply familiar with audio editing software and experienced creating professional-sounding podcast episodes.

You are excited to get feedback on early cuts and incorporate revisions into the final version.

You are comfortable working on multiple concurrent projects in a fast-paced work environment.

You are professional, organized, and thorough. You always, always, always meet deadlines.

You work well independently, are comfortable problem-solving to find solutions, and structure your time, tools, and communication practices to ensure you do your best work.

You have your own computer, your own subscription to or copy of audio editing software of your choosing (Audacity, GarageBand, ProTools, etc.), and regular and reliable internet access.

This is a part-time, independent contractor position.

Experience

3+ months experience editing interview-based podcast episodes.

Responsibilities

  • Each episode is about 20–30 minutes and each raw interview that goes into that is about 15–30 minutes.

    Episodes are released every other week, so each month has 2–3 episodes total.

    We provide the intro, outro, guest introduction clip, and any advertising clips that would need to be added to the interview once the interview is edited.

    The interviews need light editing to delete "ums," "likes," dead air, and other verbal gaffes, as well as noise leveling and hum reduction. In general, the sound is pretty clean although some interviews have some background noise (cars, etc.) that should be decreased as much as possible.

You would provide a rough cut for review and receive feedback that you would then incorporate into the next cut. There may be subsequent revisions as needed. You would then provide the final cut that incorporates all the feedback and revisions.

  • Schedule

    In general, each episode edit has a 1–2 week turn-around although some turn-around times could be made longer if needed, depending on the interview and publishing schedule.

    The editor is not responsible for show notes, transcript, metadata, or social media images—just audio editing.

Tools

Audio editing software of your choice so long as you can deliver raw sound files as well as final mp3 versions.

Location

This is an independent contractor position and you can work remotely from wherever you are.

IoF is a fully remote company with team members located across North America.

Pay

Pay is per episode. In your application, please indicate your per-episode rate for this type of editing.

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