Audio Course Writer/Producer

Knowable, Los Angeles, California

Date PostedApril 23, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFreelance
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttps://knowable.fyi/
Description:

Knowable is a new, venture-backed platform for premium, podcast-style courses featuring the world’s top subject matter experts. We unite academics, practitioners, journalists, storytellers, and product developers to create functional audio courses with the listenability of today’s best podcasts. Knowable courses are exclusive to our own apps (iOS and Android), allowing for bespoke, feature-rich learning experiences not possible on other audio platforms.

 

We’re hiring an Audio Course Writer/Producer to develop and produce educational entertaining audio programming for self-improvers and lifelong learners. This is a contract role with an eye towards full-time employment following the successful conclusion of the project period.  

 

We're based in LA, but remote applicants are welcome.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and execute premium educational audio programming spanning various business, self-improvement, and lifestyle verticals.

  • Become a subject matter expert in your assigned course topic through rigorous independent research.

  • Compose detailed course outlines and research documents to be used as the foundation of your project.

  • Collaborate with audio producers to adapt research documents to recording scripts.

  • Source and manage partnerships with course experts and other creative partners.

  • Create useful and engaging collateral materials (ie: study guides, checklists, references, etc.) that enhance the course experience.

  • Work cross-functionally with operations, product, and marketing teams.

  • Creatively contribute to the formation of our unique new educational format and help to develop templates and guidelines to be used by future producers.

 

Qualifications:

  • Degree in English, Creative Writing, Screenwriting, Journalism, or a related field of study.

  • At least two years of editorial experience, preferably in digital media or audio. Podcast experience is a major plus.

  • Ability to meticulously research, distill, and critically analyze complex subject matter.

  • Ability to clearly communicate a creative vision and build consensus around it.

  • Ability to thrive in a sometimes amorphous, self-directed role.

  • Familiarity with the broader digital media and audio business landscapes.

  • Strong interest in the intersection of tech, audio, and education.

 

What you’ll get:

  • Opportunity to be on the ground floor of a venture-backed team building a socially positive media brand.

  • Freedom to work from anywhere in the world.

 

About Knowable:

Knowable is built in Los Angeles by a team of technologists, podcast lovers, and lifelong learners who have previously created software and online services used by hundreds of millions of people. We’re supported by top early-stage investors who have backed companies like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, and Google.

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