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Executive Producer, Pharmaceutical Podcasts & Branded Content

companyiHeart Media
locationNew York, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/27/2024
Full Time

iHeartMedia

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The audio revolution is here - and iHeart is leading it! iHeartMedia, the number one audio company in America, reaches 90% of Americans every month -- a monthly audience that's twice the size of any other audio company - almost three times the size of the largest TV network - and almost 4 times the size of the largest ad-supported music streaming service. In fact, we have:

  • More #1 rated markets than the next two largest radio companies combined;
  • We're the largest podcast publisher, with more monthly downloads than the second- and third-largest podcast publishers combined. Podcasting, the fastest-growing new media, today has more monthly users than streaming music services or Netflix;
  • iHeart is the home of many of the country's most popular and trusted on-air personalities and podcast influencers, who build important connections with hundreds of communities across America;
  • We create and produce some of the most popular and well-known branded live music events in America, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour;
  • iHeartRadio is the #1 streaming radio digital service in America;
  • Our social media footprint is 7 times larger than the next largest audio service; and
  • We have the only complete audio ad technology stack in the industry for all forms of audio, from on demand to broadcast radio, digital streaming radio and podcasting, which bring data, targeting and attribution to all forms of audio at an unparalleled scale. As a result, we're able to combine our strong leadership position in audience reach, usage and ad tech with powerful tools and insights for our sales organizations to help them build success for their clients at a more efficient cost than any other option.

Because we reach almost every community in America, we're committed to providing a range of programming that reflects the diversity of the many communities we serve - and our company reflects that same kind of diversity. Our company values stress collaboration, curiosity, welcoming dissent, accepting mistakes in the pursuit of new ideas, and respect for everyone.

Only one company in America has the #1 position in everything audio: iHeartMedia!

If you're excited about this role but don't feel your experience aligns perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At iHeartMedia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and are looking for teammates passionate about what we do!

What We Need:
We're looking for a collaborative, detail-oriented Executive Producer with a strong background in podcast production and pharmaceutical brand-sponsored content to oversee the creative direction, scheduling, logistics and recording of some of our original Custom Podcasts and Branded Content.

What You'll Do:

While producing, delivering, and distributing multiple shows with our production team, the Executive Producer will simultaneously work closely with our sales, reporting, and marketing teams, acting as a primary point of contact for our key clients by communicating effectively with brand teams and executives, clients, and talent.

Pre-Sale:

  • Assist in the creation of new client pitches and proposals in service of our pharmaceutical clients
  • Assist marketing and sales teams on positioning hard costs, timelines, and other production elements when speaking with clients
  • Attend client pitches, internal calls/meetings, and other internal/external communications
  • Build positive, supportive relationships across internal iHeartMedia organizations

Post-Sale:

  • Lead the production for multiple shows across our slate of pharma-sponsored Custom Podcasts, which will vary widely from fictional narrative formats to straight two-way interview shows
  • Oversee creative direction and provide structure for conversations between Hosts and show Guests
  • Work closely with Writers and/or Researchers to edit and organize host questions into framework for show
  • Write episode descriptions for listing on podcast platform
  • Participate in meetings with EP, Editor and Host as necessary
  • Book talent and coordinate all recordings
  • Sit in on recording sessions and ensure high-fidelity audio is captured
  • Provide editor with notes on each episode cut
  • Deliver edits to clients / stakeholders and answer questions as necessary
  • Collaborate with PR, Research, Reporting, Account Management and our Executive team to deliver successful campaigns for iHM and our clients.
  • Identify and hire 3rd party vendors to assist in the execution of specific shows

What You'll Need:

Success in this position will rely heavily on the ability to understand pharmaceutical brand challenges and solve those challenges through the podcast medium. Experience working with pharmaceutical clients and being able to understand, interpret, and service executive requests and concerns is a must. Additionally, strong communication skills and a proven track record in audio production and/or brand storytelling through various mediums is crucial.

  • At least 5-7 years of project management experience, with proven ability to deliver multi-faceted projects on time and on budget

  • An understanding of medical regulation practices for content in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong client- and talent-facing background - solid presentation skills, excellent written and verbal skills, and an ability to communicate professionally with big personalities in the entertainment realm
  • Self-starter, ability to work across multiple teams simultaneously
  • A passion for podcasting and audio
  • Upbeat, entrepreneurial attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and wear many hats when necessary
  • A strategic mind that can plan beyond immediate tasks and always stay two steps ahead
  • Experience managing teams and 3rd party vendors
  • A sense of humor!

What You'll Bring:

  • Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
  • Ability to work within prescribed guidelines without needing close supervision
  • Problem solving skills within established procedures
  • Understanding of when to seek guidance for unforeseen problems
  • Close attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to act in a professional manner and collaborate with colleagues of different levels

What You'll Bring:

  • Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
  • Subject matter expertise to conceive and communicate original ideas
  • A growth mindset with knowledge sharing and mentorship within the team
  • Open communication about a variety of complex ideas to encourage a broad point of view and build a team consensus
  • Strong desire for collaboration between teams
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to continuous process improvement for overall team effectiveness
  • Advanced problem-solving techniques

Compensation:

Salary to be determined by multiple factors including but not limited to relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and alignment with market data.

$108,000 - $135,000

Location:
New York, NY: 125 West 55th Street, 10019

Position Type:
Regular

Time Type:
Full time

Pay Type:
Salaried

Benefits:

iHeartMedia's benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options
  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing
  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community
  • A 401K plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost - services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
  • A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

We are accepting applications for this role on an ongoing basis.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Non-Compete will be required for certain positions and as allowed by law.

Our organization participates in E-Verify. Click here to learn about E-Verify.

Required skills

  • Live Broadcast
  • Project Management Experience
  • Sales Closing
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