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Content Director

City Cast is rapidly expanding its national network of local podcasts and newsletters and we’re seeking a Content Director to oversee multiple city teams. This key content leader will be responsible for ensuring that their assigned City Cast podcasts and newsletters are smart, delightful, and make people feel more connected to their cities. Our ideal candidate is a highly creative and dynamic leader with a great ear, exceptional editorial instincts, and the ability to bring out the best in people and products through coaching, feedback, and collaboration. The Content Director will report to the Chief Creative Officer and will oversee 4-5 local City Cast teams, each composed of 4 staff. (Note: Position title has been updated). Applications due by March 14, 2022.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help the city teams make their podcasts and newsletters continually better and more beloved by their cities
  • Establish and guide best practices for producing a great conversational podcast 
  • Ensure each City Cast podcast and corresponding newsletter meets our editorial, quality, and style standards 
  • Provide thoughtful, constructive, regular feedback to the city teams
  • Contribute creative guidance, inspiration, and vision to teams 
  • Keep tabs on analytics and identify what’s working and what isn’t
  • Find and implement ways to improve production workflow 
  • Serve as manager, guide, and mentor to Lead Producers

Qualifications

  • 3+ years managing a creative or editorial team, ideally in audio 
  • Journalism degree or equivalent editorial experience
  • Experience working in a daily production environment, ideally in a leadership capacity
  • Exceptional creative instincts and the ability to explain your creative ideas clearly
  • The ability to provide critical feedback directly and respectfully 
  • An understanding of what makes for compelling podcast content—especially for conversational podcasts
  • A thoughtful and inclusive approach to leadership and mentorship
  • Boundless creativity, a positive attitude, resourcefulness, and a love of podcasts
  • Interest in working in a nimble, casual startup environment

This position is full-time and remote, with competitive benefits. Our salary range is $100-130K, depending on experience. City Cast is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. Read more about our mission and values here. We encourage everyone to apply.