$80K — $100K *
The Ezra Klein Show is hiring a Senior Editor to help shape the podcast in partnership with Ezra and Opinion leadership.
The ideal candidate will have editing experience in the areas of politics, policy, philosophy, history and society. They will be intellectually omnivorous, excited to dive into the many realms the show draws guests from. They will understand the show as it exists now, and have ideas for where it could go next.
This person should be a structure master, with a keen sense for how to design and edit conversations in ways that draw guests out, and listeners in. They should be committed to a diversity of opinion and voices and topics, and excited to find new audiences for the show while deepening the relationship with existing listeners.
In this role, you’ll work with Ezra and guide the production team on every aspect of production, from guest and story ideas to final edits. You’ll plan out special projects and areas of inquiry, and ensure that every episode delights, informs and surprises. You should have excellent news judgment and experience in editing longform journalism.
We are looking for someone with experience in audio, but who might also have a background in text. This is a job for someone who likes to grow products, manage teams, and who finds joy in exploring complex ideas.
Skills and Experience:
For the cover letter, we’d like your responses to the following prompts:
Choose two episodes of The Ezra Klein Show, one that you loved, and one that you thought could’ve been better. What made the first work? What could have improved the second?
What are two areas of exploration, with guest recommendations, that you would like to hear on the show?
What’s one book you’d recommend we read?
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Valid through: 7/4/2021