Production Assistant: Dynamo Jenny the Podcast

Adventure Cycling seeks a part-time, short term Production Assistant to help with the making of Adventure Cycling’s podcast Dynamo Jenny, Season 2. This is a great opportunity for an audio journalist with a passion for good storytelling to develop experience working with a team to make a full 6-episode audio series. 

Dynamo Jenny focuses on the stories of underrepresented bicycle travelers and the current culture impacting who gets to ride a bike in the public sphere. The Production Assistant will be responsible for helping the team find and book the right experts and storytellers, preparing subjects for recording sessions, and performing some production and post-production work. This position will require someone with a sensitivity to DEI and the injustices that BIPOC and LGBTQI+ people face on a daily basis. This person will be comfortable with reaching out/cold calling, asking deep and open-ended questions, maintaining a flexible working schedule, and keeping deadlines. 

If you are stoked to tell complex and important stories about the people who ride bikes, we want to talk to you.

Remote candidates welcome.

Time Commitment

The Production Assistant will ideally devote approximately 15 hours per week to the podcast, for a duration of 3-4 months. 

Responsibilities

  • Research each episode’s topic and find experts and storytellers to interview
  • Book and schedule guest interviews
  • Prep interviewees and write question flow drafts for recording sessions
  • Assist in writing narration and scripting each episode
  • Follow up with guests as needed, including pre-publication marketing communications
  • Edit transcriptions for each episode
  • Coordinate and write content for show notes
  • Fact-checking as needed
  • Audio editing as needed

Skills, Attributes, and Experience

  • Background in journalism, audio storytelling, or related field
  • Passionate about long-form storytelling and its subjects
  • Ability to listen, empathize, and connect with people of different backgrounds
  • High sense of personal responsibility, self-management, and integrity
  • Ability to proactively identify and diagnose episodic/topical needs and deliver relevant solutions
  • Strong interviewing and written communication skills
  • A sense of humor and love of riding bikes is a plus


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, Indigenous people, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. All qualified applicants who share this vision and who have a desire to contribute to our mission are encouraged to apply.

Application

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a sample of your previous work with a description of what parts you played in the production to our Submittable portal

Application deadline: Open until filled.

Compensation: $550 per episode. Since all episodes are published at the same time, half of the total will be paid halfway through the production process.

Our Story

Our bicycle travel community encourages and supports countless cyclists each year as they explore the beauty and history of America while tending to their mental and physical well-being. For nearly half a century, Adventure Cycling has created life-changing experiences that deepen appreciation for our country’s diverse cultures, communities, landscapes, and people. As the largest nonprofit cycling organization in the country, we have an impactful voice in policies and programs that advance the safety and accessibility of cycling.

The Adventure Cycling Route Network is the gold standard in cycling networks, incorporating 50,000 miles of meticulously documented bike routes to the most iconic and hidden destinations across the country. We led the effort to create the first official national cycling network: the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Once complete, it will be the largest official cycling route network on earth. And our preeminent bike tour magazine, Adventure Cyclist, supported by more than 50,000 members, is the leading resource for bike travel in America.
 

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