Full Job Description
Gimlet, supported by its parent company, Spotify, tells stories through audio. Our roster of podcasts includes critically acclaimed shows like Reply All, Heavyweight, and Science Vs. We are looking for ambitious, curious, talented, and kind people to join our team.
Full Time Contractor
We come from diverse backgrounds, brought together by the desire to make amazing things, and a shared belief in working hard, embracing creativity, and supporting one another. At Gimlet, good ideas matter more than titles. People who tackle problems with creative solutions, and who love the energy of a collaborative, team-oriented creative process thrive here.
Science Vs is the show that pits facts against fads. We explore the evidence behind popular trends and ideas - like fasting diets, 5G, magic mushrooms and astrology - and make a lot of terrible puns along the way. We take facts seriously, but not ourselves.
We’re looking for a full-time intern (it’s paid!) who is comfortable reading scientific papers and using the primary literature to research topics. The successful candidate will be able to parse complicated jargon into clear and simple concepts, and assist the team to make sure scripts are factually correct.
What You'll Do
Fact check scripts - make sure each claim is backed up with evidence.
Research topic areas using scientific papers.
Listen to interviews and select the best tape.
Assemble early versions of episodes in Pro Tools (we’ll train you!).
Comment on draft scripts and the sound of the show.
Write copy for the web.
What You'll Bring
Science research experience.
A passion and interest in radio and science journalism.
Where You'll Be
We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location.
Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here.
Perks of being in the band
Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse.
Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.
Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents.
All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub.
Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.
Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.
Learn about life at Spotify
This is a six-month contract role starting in July. This posting will close at 5pm ET on May 3rd, 2021.
Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 345 million users.