Podcast Production Contractor

| Chicago
We are looking for amazing people diverse in thought, perspective, and culture to join our team. We check our egos at the door, roll up our sleeves, work hard, move fast, and support each other. If that sounds like fun to you, please apply!
Please Note:
- This is a paid, contract opportunity with an expectation of approximately 20 hrs/month
- The hourly rate is $16.00/hour
- The project will run from January 6, 2020 through April 30, 2020 (with room to extend)
 
Centro’s Podcast Production contract role will put you in the driver’s seat to leverage your technical audio proficiencies in a professional, fast-paced environment. This exciting, project-based role will require you to hit the ground running on a podcast that’s quickly gaining steam in the advertising industry! Besides listeners in every major US city, we have global subscribers listening in from the UK, Germany, Japan and Australia, just to name a few places. We’re securing renowned advertising leaders to discuss many exciting topics in 2020.
 
The Centro podcast will have you will bring your unique audio skill set to Centro’s marketing team to drive and improve the production of our podcast. We expect you to be instrumental in running the show. In this role, you will work with a manager to guide you as our go-to audio connoisseur and technical expert for podcast recording sessions and post-production work.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with manager on assigned tasks and projects related to recording, distribution, production and post-production of professional podcast 
  • Record podcasts using recording software and other recording tools for virtual guests
  • Leverage recording software and editing knowledge to improve sound quality of recordings
  • Proactively come up with ideas and strategies to bring efficiencies to our podcast production workflow process 
  • Merge and sync audio files and edit podcast episodes in audio/podcast editing software
  • Other audio and video duties, as assigned by your manager 
  • Will need to be available on podcast recording days to handle core aspects of producing episodes. Possible schedule conflicts must be noted in advance as recording days are locked
  • Assist or lead post-production editing work for podcast episodes 
  • Demonstrate and build step-based process for in-person and OTP podcast recordings
  • Have some perspective or knowledge of podcast hosting services (BuzzSprout, Libsyn, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Intermediate to advanced skill set in audio recording/podcasting is mandatory 
  • Strong demonstrated experience with audio recording software is required 
  • Audio/Video background/degree is preferred
  • Moderate video production and editing skills are desirable and likely to be a part of the role
  • Ability to work well under pressure on recording days with executive-level professionals
  • Enjoys fast-paced, deadline driven environment 
  • Podcast or other recording samples should be readily available upon request

Centro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and support an inclusive workplace diverse in thought, perspective and culture. We celebrate all team members regardless of gender/identity, sexual orientation, race or cultural background, religion, physical disability and age. We are better together.

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Location

The Chicago Loop is a great place to work, located in a central area of Chicago accessible to major public transportation, dining and shopping.

An Insider's view of Centro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Instead of balancing work and life, it’s about blending the two. As a parent, I may need to leave for part of the day or before 5. Everyone here understands and I don’t feel guilty. Even if I’m not sitting at my desk from 9-5, my work and my teams work will still be done on time. Centro is giving me the opportunity to live the best life I can.

Matt Klaers

Manager, Financial Reporting

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

There’s an incredible balance of freedom, drive, and fun that I’ve only experienced at Centro. On an engineering team retreat this summer, the plan was to code from 10 AM – 2 PM on a fun team-based competition and then go outside to enjoy the day. The team would not stop coding until 10 PM! Of course, this was followed by 6 hours of karaoke.

Mike

VP, software engineering

What are Centro Perks + Benefits

Centro Benefits Overview

While our people work to change an industry, we reward them with industry-leading perks. It’s not just about the free snacks and onsite yoga (although they help)—it’s about making sure Centrons feel happy, healthy and fulfilled when they come to work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Centro offers each employee one day per calendar year to use for community work or volunteering opportunities. Local offices regularly organizes group volunteer activities for employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Centro partners with local non-profit organizations to support various causes and to organize group volunteer events for employees.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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