Producer / Senior Producer

Job description

We’re building the future of reading and listening. Join us.

Thank you for your interest: We will begin reviewing candidates April 1st. 

Serial Box creates short, immersive stories that you can listen to or read on our app and website. We produce completely original series and tell official new stories around storyworlds like BBC's Orphan Black and characters like Marvel's Black Panther and Jessica Jones.

Our investors have backed companies like Gimlet, Glossier, Slate, Warby Parker, Hotel Tonight, Outdoor Voices. Serial Box has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Variety, and Forbes.

"Like Game of Thrones but for your ears"—i09

"The HBO of reading"—NPR

"Best of the year"—Apple

"Must-have app"—Buzzfeed

About the Role:

The Serial Box Producer is responsible for developing and curating the text and audio content that appears on the Serial Box platform. This individual develops new Serial Box Originals; responsibilities include pitching original concepts, sourcing and hiring authors, running writers' rooms, managing freelancers, keeping things on budget and on schedule, and generally ensuring a high-quality, finished product. They are very knowledgeable about and well-read in the following categories: science fiction, fantasy, thriller, and mystery.

Serial Box has a strong focus on character driven, well-plotted fiction series in text (not filmed), including major licensed entertainment properties using teams of writers, emulating the TV series development model. As such, the Producer must be expert in working closely with prose writers (not just Film/TV script writers), leading creative teams, packaging entertainment content (making strong choices about copy, art, positioning), and collaborating closely with marketing, PR and sales.

The role is an on-site position in either New York City or LA (with a strong preference for NYC). Serial Box offers an array of benefits including competitive salaries, stock options, health, dental, vision, commuter benefits, health/wellness benefits, and a generous vacation policy. We’re committed to diversity of all kinds — not just on our team, but in our writers rooms and in the stories we bring to listeners and readers. Also, we only hire extremely nice people.

Serial Box is a digital entertainment platform (audio and reading) based in NYC. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Serial Box not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignment, benefits, layoff, and termination.

Job requirements

The right candidate has a proven track record of creating popular content and in identifying talent amongst writers, producers, editors. They have 5-8+ years of experience in related positions, with the ability to create IP pitches and comfortable editing prose. They are a highly flexible thinker, feels unconstrained by convention, and is a true pop-culture fiend—devouring as many scripted TV shows and narrative podcasts as books. They are a respected creative leader known for their talent, sense of humor, and healthy approach to collaboration.