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Lead Producer, Philly

City Cast hires ambitious, creative, highly organized Lead Producers to guide daily local podcasts and newsletters in cities across the country. As Lead Producer in Philadelphia, you’ll be responsible for a newly launched podcast and newsletter with City Cast, overseeing content, staff, and operations while also actively contributing to daily production.

You are an experienced audio producer, a strong storyteller, a local newshound, passionate about your community, curious about your city, ideally have text editing/writing experience, and love coaching and cultivating talent.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help set the tone and creative vision for City Cast Philly by contributing, encouraging, and shaping story ideas, running production meetings, using analytics to track growth, and keeping daily operations on track.
  • Oversee a team of 3 (host, producer, and newsletter editor), ensuring they’re following the same vision and strategy, and have the tools they need to succeed.
  • Craft splashy, big-picture tentpole ideas that will make City Cast Philly stand out in a crowded market.
  • Serve as the primary daily decision-maker on City Cast Philly, both the podcast and our “Hey Philly” newsletter. You’re the person who makes sure both products are relevant, fresh, joyful, and substantive.
  • Work in close partnership with the Host, providing editorial and creative coaching to ensure they sound conversational, memorable, and credible.
  • Make critical decisions on a tight timeline, on a daily basis, holding all City Cast content to a high editorial standard.
  • With the help of your Producer and Host, book guests, conduct research and pre-interviews, and write scripts-with an eye towards creating smart, fun, digestible, accessible shows that help listeners feel more connected to Philly.
  • Edit audio capably and quickly in Audition or a comparable platform.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with City Cast’s headquarters team.
  • Model and foster an inclusive, diverse, kind, supportive work environment that enables you and your team to do your best work, and hold staff accountable through constructive feedback, clear goals, and performance reviews.
  • Ensure that the show is distributed daily to all relevant platforms.
  • With support from our Newsletter Director, oversee City Cast’s daily newsletter “Hey Philly,” written by City Cast Philly’s Newsletter Editor.
  • With City Cast’s Marketing Department, oversee digital and social strategy around City Cast Philly, owning and driving the show’s audience growth and engagement.


  • Experience editing and mixing audio with a high level of technical proficiency and creative flair.
  • Experience managing creative and/or editorial teams.
  • A strong track record at coaching and on-air talent, and cultivating chemistry between hosts and guests.
  • A deep knowledge of Philadelphia: its triumphs, its warts, its movers and shakers, hot button issues, cultural institutions, and… basically, everything that makes your city tick.
  • Ideally, a Rolodex of local journalists, experts, entertainers, and entrepreneurs
  • A love of the podcasting medium, with a desire to take risks, seek out new formats and approaches, seek inspiration from just about anywhere.
  • Ideally, some experience with written editorial content.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced content environment.
  • Proven leadership ability, with a passion and knack for mentoring and cultivating talent.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, and the ability to navigate conflict productively and directly.
  • A passion for Philadelphia and a belief that local journalism makes us better citizens.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, and the flexibility and willingness to fill a variety of roles in a nimble, startup environment.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Deep integrity, honesty, kindness, and fairness.


  • Deep integrity, honesty, kindness, and fairness.

The Lead Producer will report to the City Cast Content Director. This position is full-time, with competitive salary and benefits, and will be located in Philadelphia, though work will be primarily remote. City Cast is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. Read about our mission and core values here. We encourage everyone to apply.