Producer - Audio

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Portsmouth, NH3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $67,000 a year
Job Requisition ID: 15283

Additional Locations: Portsmouth or possibly remote

The Heinemann audio producer is responsible for the development and production of audiobooks at Heinemann. The producer will also have a participatory role in podcast production. The ideal candidate should possess a passion for audio producing, audio editing, the experience of audio production, and an ability to direct others in all aspects of audio production work. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the publishing and distribution process as well as managing meta data. The producer will be expected to work closely with authors and be able to participate in the editorial process.

Primary Responsibilities

Work with authors, editors, and other possible talent.
Oversee communications with editorial, publishers and digital communications teams, and lead development of audio productions (including possible podcasts) and conversions of existing books, production, marketing,

Project Management:
Manage audio publishing schedules and share data to key members to keep informed about audio books.
Work closely with editorial, production, authors, marketing and sales to manage the production creation and distribution.
Manage deadline changes and the various challenges presented by audio publishing. Reports on reading or interpreting statistics and data use.

Oversee needed audio coordination with internal or external crews or potential sound engineers to produce quality audio and contain costs.
As required, coordinate the hiring of audio talent or oversee author’s schedules, manage outsourcing (if needed), insourcing, advise and assist in developing marketing materials and other audio-related productions like podcasting.
Think strategically about how audio products such as audiobooks, podcasts, and other deliverables can complement Heinemann’s resources.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree
Required experience in audiobook or audio producing (Radio/TV/Podcasts) industry, working with a broad range of titles or shows
Prefer at least 2-3 years in a producer role
Engineering experience preferred but not required
Copy-editing, proofreading, and strong writing skills/digital story-telling is preferred

Knowledge and Skills

Must have a basic understanding of the audio production costs.
Experience with either ProTools or Adobe Audition or equivalent program

Physical Requirements

Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.
Some travel expected

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Nearest Major Market: Portsmouth
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston
Job Segment: Copy Editor, Proofreading, Media Publishing, TV, Book Publishing, Creative, Publishing