WANTED: Podcast Producer

We’re looking for an exceptional podcast producer and it could be you!

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a talented individual to work at one of UK’s biggest and most respected media and entertainment businesses. Based in London’s Leicester square, Global Media and Entertainment’s  portfolio includes brands such as Capital FM, Radio X, Classic FM, Heart, LBC, Smooth, Gold, Popbuzz, We The Unicorns and over 20 festivals including Festival No.6, Field Day and Snowbombing.

This is a new role working within the Podcast team as a podcast producer.  Within the team you will be responsible for developing new podcast ideas with top-level talent, shaping the vision and execution of each project. You will write scripts, oversee recording sessions, produce talent and will be able to assemble, edit, mix and master audio for both non-fiction and narrative projects. You could be called on to assist with recording sessions both in-studio and in-the-field and to sound design podcasts with special attention to storytelling and emotional journey.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding and passion for entertainment content around subjects ranging from celebrity news, to feminism, culture, parenting, relationships, comedy and culture.

This is a long-term six month contract with potential for extension beyond. We are looking for someone truly passionate about audio and storytelling. Someone who is familiar with trends in podcasting and digital media, a sense of fun and a willingness to experiment.

Please note that you must be able to work on location in our London offices.

Skills Required:

  • Good ear for what sounds great for different purposes, especially how dialogue interacts with music.
  • Proficient in Pro Tools or Audition
  • Ability to visualise ideas – taking an idea from conception through development to final product
  • Great script-writing skills and ability to come up with cut-through ideas
  • Confidence working with world class talent in and out of the studio environment
  • Ability to bring out the very best in the talent you produce
  • You’ll have a strong understanding of how to reach and engage a broad audience
  • On-location skills – mic-ing interviewees, able to use a boom mic, knowledge of location and studio audio
  • Sound design – create worlds with sound effects and judicious use of audio

Please email CV and examples of your work to: editorial-jobs@global.com

WANTED: Freelance SEO Editors

Hi. I’m currently looking to put together a crack team of SEO specialists to help with optimising our websites at Global. These specialists could have either worked previously as part of an SEO team advising editorial teams OR are journalists with proven examples of optimisation and Google wins. The focus here is very much on content optimisation, as technical optimisation is already covered. If you’re interested in working across a variety of brands for a publisher that creates amazing content every day – please get in contact via editorial-jobs@global.com with CV and examples of your work. The duration of contract would be between 3-6 months minimum starting late July and working from our London office in Leicester Square. Thanks all.
Tasks and responsibilities
  • Working with Senior SEO Content Editor: act as a daily go-to person for journalists and reporters seeking advice or improvements to articles
  • Report each morning on the top SEO keywords driving traffic
  • Make recommendations to journalists for relevant keywords and keyword combinations to target on articles
  • Report each morning on top pages/articles driving SEO traffic
  • Work with editorial teams to pre-plan for future articles and events by building out topics and doing keyword research for upcoming exclusives or events.
  • Optimise top pages for relevant keywords
  • Forward link top traffic driving pages to other more recent articles to encourage circulation
  • Edit and/or complete metadata on topics and articles
Editorial background with experience in a digital publishing environment
  1. Good understanding of the principles of SEO
  2. Experience of optimising websites for SEO
  3. Familiar with a range of SEO tools

Launching The Global Awards 2018

Last week we launched The Global Awards from London’s Eventim Apollo. It was an incredible night, featuring some great acts and moments from the blue carpet. We’ve posted the Global Awards video highlights here but you can watch the full version below. Needless to say we had a great response, not only during the public voting stage, but also whilst live streaming across social and onsite. Enjoy!

How To Launch A Content Experiment

Earlier this year I was invited by Jonathan Kahn over at Together London to speak at his annual Agile Content Conference at Sadler’s Wells, London.  This is a fantastic event looking at all aspects of agile content and it was a real pleasure to mix with content strategists working across a broad range of disciplines.  You can watch all the presenters from the event here.

What I’ve learnt from creative writing and basically being the next J.K. Rowling

my creative writing notepad

Yikes and holy cow. It’s been a while since I updated this blog but I wanted to let you know – I have the perfect alibi. You see, I’ve spent the last few months having a kind of mid-life crisis – only it’s been a very peculiar kind of crisis and probably a very British one at that. It doesn’t involve women, fast cars or huge quantities of fizzy-pop. No, dear reader, I stand here shamefully confessing that I have finally become addicted to… creative writing.

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Britain Decides with LBC

Wow. What a week. Some very interesting results in the UK Election and now lots to debate as we discuss what’s next for Britain in the weeks ahead. Of course, we’ve been following the election extensively on LBC ever since Theresa May made her call for a vote back in April. Now that it’s over (although, you could argue the fun has only just begun!) I thought I’d highlight some aspects of our digital coverage you may be aware of.

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