Podcast Lead

| Santa Monica
About the Podcast Lead at Headspace:
Join the Headspace team, and help us make the world a healthier, happier place through the joy of meditation and mindfulness! The successful candidate will be part of the newly formed Media Ventures team, working with the Head of Programming and Development (Media Ventures) to build out a successful and robust podcast slate for Headspace. As the Podcast Lead, you will source, develop and oversee the production of our growing slate of podcasts. We are looking for someone who is fully immersed in the podcast world with at least 6 years experience in creating, producing and developing compelling audio narratives, with a passion for innovative storytelling, and familiarity with the current podcast landscape.

How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace:

  • Work with Head of Programming and Development (Media Ventures) to develop and execute a strategy for building out a podcast network
  • Create and develop original podcast ideas, take pitches from podcast creators and identify audio storytelling opportunities that align with the Headspace brand by leveraging relationships within the podcasting community
  • Manage show development lifecycle from green-lighting to release and beyond including developing out treatments and scripts, overseeing pilots, and launching new shows
  • Help negotiate podcast deals and develop and manage budgets for each show
  • Work cross-functionally with product, social, and media ventures team to identify opportunities to support brand initiatives and maximize audience growth
  • Partner with sales and distribution partners to ensure programming is monetized and revenue goals are met
  • Be curious, embrace and thrive in the ever-evolving, fast-paced communications, health and technology fields. Translate trends in wellness and self-improvement into relevant IP for podcasts. Track competition and trends to help guide strategy.

What you’ve accomplished:

  • 6+ years of experience in content development and production for podcast, terrestrial or satellite radio, or similar audio medium. Preference for a podcast native who has spent years immersed in the space.
  • Experience working across a variety of genres and styles: documentary, in-depth interview, news, etc.
  • Deep relationships in the podcast space with podcast creators, agents, managers, talent and producers
  • Experience working collaboratively with creative and talent
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Hands-on audio editing skills (currently in use or in your past)
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet all deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail

How to get started:
If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.

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Headspace is located in the heart of Santa Monica on Michigan and Cloverfield. Bergamont train station is right behind our office.

What are Headspace Perks + Benefits

Headspace Benefits Overview

Unlimited Time Off
Lifetime Headspace Subscription
$500/year learning and development budget
$75 gym stipend
Daily catered lunch and fully stocked fridge
Full Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
Voluntary Coverage
Basic Life AD&D
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefit

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
$75 gym stipend each month
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Paid Time Off Poilicy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$500 Conference budget
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly Hackathons. Optional group meditations daily. Competitive salaries. Unlimited PTO. Daily catered lunch.

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