The news producer is transforming the work of The Times newsroom into audio.
When working on The Daily, the news producer plays a critical role in the planning and making of timely episodes and covering breaking news on next-day turnarounds. They often take the lead on cutting and building episodes of the show.
About a quarter of the news producer’s time is spent on the planning and pre-production of episodes, helping to develop episodes and lines of coverage.
Participating in or holding pre-interviews with reporters and sources
Working with senior producers and editors in writing questions for interviews
Much of the news producer’s time is spent on production work, which includes:
Logging interviews in studio and assisting with in-studio directing of host and guests
Coordinating with senior producers and editors on post-production plan
Cutting raw tape of reporter and source interviews in Pro Tools
Building stories in Pro Tools using reporter interviews, source interviews, archive materials, music
Receiving and incorporating edits
Working with engineers to finalize technical aspects of the show
The Daily team is highly collaborative, and everyone pitches in with everything, including transcribing interviews, tracking down archival audio and participating in story meetings and group edits.
The news producer is expected to be in rotation to close The Daily at night and in rotation to work on Sundays. This is a Guild position.
What is The Daily?
This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism. The Daily delivers an educated, engaging take on the stories making the headlines. You'll hear incisive commentary from Times journalists and on-the-ground reporting that captures the sounds of the events themselves.
Michael Barbaro is the host of “The Daily,” a five-day-a-week audio show from The New York Times. In less than a year, the show built an audience of nearly one million listeners a day; and over six million unique listeners by mid year. It was the most-downloaded new show in 2017 on Apple Podcasts; won a DuPont-Columbia University Award for audio excellence; and was named a top podcast of the year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Esquire, Adweek, The New Yorker and New York Magazine, which called it “a triumph, plain and simple.”
In a tribute to “The Daily,” The New Yorker wrote: “In Barbaro’s hands—or, rather, in Barbaro’s voice—the Times becomes conversational and intimate, instead of inky and cumbersome. It’s a twenty-minute update murmured in your ear by a well-informed, sensitive, funny, modest friend—the kind of person who has as many questions as answers.” The Atlantic called Barbaro “America’s podcasting sweetheart and The Daily, the most impressive work of the year.”
Before hosting “The Daily,” Barbaro was a national political correspondent for The Times and host of “The Run-up,” a political podcast that chronicled the 2016 election. Previously, he covered New York’s City Hall and the U.S. retail industry.
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