In The Thick is produced out of our Harlem office by The Futuro Media Group, an independent non-profit media organization that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. In The Thick drops two episodes a week. It is a roundtable podcast hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela that discusses politics, race and culture from a POC perspective. The podcast is a 2018 Webby honoree and was nominated for a 2017 best interview show Webby Award.

We are looking for the next great podcast producer! We want self-starters to help in the production of the show. We are a tiny –but mighty– team, so there is a lot of room to do meaningful work.

Responsibilities:

  • Research segment topics and interview subjects
  • Pre-interview subjects before they come to studio
  • Greet and support in-studio guests
  • Participate in editorial and production meetings
  • Research and write web copy and social media posts
  • Create engaging Instagram posts and stories to promote our episodes
  • Assist in assembling the shows
  • Assist in reporting and recording audio for stories produced in-house
  • Assist in writing scripts for host interviews
  • Assist in editing audio from studio interviews
  • Assist with fact checking scripts and recorded content
  • Assist in booking studios and tape syncs
  • Pitch, develop and produce an evergreen episode for the podcast
  • Take on additional special projects like audio archival, researching high profile bids, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced matriculated college student—graduate or advanced undergraduate
  • Self-directed and can work with a team in a fast-paced, extremely dynamic office environment
  • Excellent, snappy, vibrant writing, especially for audio and web
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and other team members

Desired skills:

  • Familiarity with ProTools or other audio editing software programs
  • Familiarity with news outlets from around the country
  • Familiarity with policy and cultural trends, as well as with socioeconomic and racial/ethnic demographics of communities around the U.S.
  • Familiarity with radio production process
  • Familiarity with radio recording equipment
  • Good writing, good at QA checking and copyediting
  • Bicultural/bilingual

To apply:

Send cover letter outlining how your interests, skills and experiences that line up with what In The Thick does. Please also email a one-page resume and a writing sample of no more than 3 pages, something that shows off your mastery of style and content. If you have audio samples send links or mp3s also.  

Email this to jobs@futuromediagroup.org with the subject line “Fall ITT Internship” please.