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About Wondery

Wondery is a network of storytellers and the fastest-growing podcast company in the world, with hit podcasts such as “Dirty John,” “Business Wars,” “American History Tellers” and “Dr. Death.” Wondery’s mission is to bring a world of entertainment and knowledge to our audiences, wherever they listen. We provide our listeners with high-quality, emotionally immersive podcasts that allow them to feel the story.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter with the role you’re applying for in the subject line here. Personalized cover letters increase your chances of getting noticed – especially those which show your passion for the podcasting medium. If you’re applying for a creative role, please include links to the work you’re proudest of.

Working at Wondery

  • We’re innovative, creative and love immersive storytelling
  • Fun activities and events (including midday hikes!)
  • Healthy snacks and fridges stocked with LaCroix
  • Beautiful West Hollywood location close to landmarks like SoHo House, Roxy Theatre, The Comedy Store and more!
  • Comprehensive benefits including 401K, Vision, Medical and Dental

Job Openings

WONDERY is the fastest-growing podcast network. Based in Los Angeles, our mission is to connect our audiences with immersive stories they’re passionate about. We’re the company behind hit shows like Dirty John, Dr. Death, Business Wars, and Over My Dead Body.

WONDERY is looking for a Senior Coordinator – Media Activation  to join the rapidly growing marketing department in Los Angeles. Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, you will support the planning and execution of media buys, supporting each new show release.

The ideal candidate will bring energy and passion to everything they do and be comfortable in a start-up environment. Will have at least 1-2 years experience in a media agency, startup, or the podcast industry. Note that this is a hybrid media planner/buyer role.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategizing and planning campaigns against target audiences
  • Negotiating the cost, quality and placement of advertisements
  • Developing and maintaining quality relationships with media networks
  • Responsible for ongoing discovery of new promotional opportunities in the audio space; additional focus on “first of its kind” promotions
  • Scheduling and owning media calendar
  • Developing wrap up reports on campaign effectiveness
  • Keep abreast of podcast industry news, and emerging trends in audio marketing.

 

Requirements:

  • Passion for Podcasts and audio storytelling
  • Strong critical thinking skills and an ability to make informed decisions based on data.
  • Self-starter attitude
  • Consider yourself a “doer”
  • Familiarity with media-buying, planning and research
  • Interest in following advertising, podcasting and media trends
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Organizational and multitasking abilities, and attention to detail
  • Audio industry specific experience is a plus, podcast is preferred
  • Proven experience as Media Buyer or similar role is preferred

Wondery is looking for an experienced Special Episodes Producer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and producing Interview episodes for our Wondery Originals series, including American Innovations, Business Wars, and others
    • Proposing and booking guests for interview episodes
    • Coordinating tape syncs and studio sessions
    • Creating background packet/research for host
    • Crafting questions, scripting host copy
    • Editing and mixing episodes as needed
    • Coordinating Guest Swaps between Wondery and other podcasts
    • Working with producer to develop ideas for special episodes for original shows
    • Managing podcast collaborations between Wondery and outside organizations
  • Producing custom branded episodes for existing shows  
  • Developing and launching new interview style podcasts for Wondery
  • Producing bonus episodes and planning ongoing coverage for Wondery’s mini-series, including Over My Dead Body, and others
  • Producing bonus content for Wondery +

 

Requirements:

  • Strong writing, editing and research skills
  • 5+ years experience as an audio producer on an interview-based show
  • Mastery of audio editing software (ideally ProTools)
  • An ability to convey complex information and stories in a clear and engaging way for listeners.
  • Ability to work across multiple areas – history, science, legal, etc.

Other:

  • This is a full-time position, preferably working in our Los Angeles office, but open to other locations.
  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send your resume along with 2-3 links to projects/episodes you’ve edited or overseen to [email protected].

ALSO: Please include any specific subject areas in which you have experience and interest.

WONDERY is looking for a full-time Sales Planner to join the LA office. This role reports to the Sr. Strategist and works closely with the east and west coast Sales, Ad Ops, and Marketing teams on inventory and client management tools and internal and client facing sales documents.   

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Report to Sr. Strategist to support media sales operations and inventory management
  • Check and process inventory holds and IOs with urgency
  • Monitor inventory daily for over and undersold shows, sending inventory alerts and opportunities
  • Deliver weekly sellout reports and highlight inventory availability
  • Make inventory recommendations to sellers for sales proposals
  • Maintain a competitive category tracker updating sellers to available shows by category
  • Update internal and client facing programming lists
  • Update Media Kits and podcast one-sheets working closely with Marketing
  • Lay out sales plans and assist with sales presentations when needed

 

Candidate qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years media experience in at a media company – preferably in Sales, Ad Ops or Planning
  • Affinity for podcasts and desire to work on the podcast space
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office – Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Experience with Google Docs, Dropbox, Slack
  • Understands the marketing and advertising marketplace
  • Knowledge of digital media and digital audio
  • Ability to prioritize effectively
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving, troubleshooting, resourcefulness

 

Working at Wondery includes:

  • Hours for the Sales Planner position 8:30a – 5:30p and available off hours on Slack, email, cell to answer questions
  • Opportunity for growth as Wondery continues to expand
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, PTO, Parking
  • Salary $55-60k depending on experience

Company Overview:

WONDERY is the largest independent podcast publisher in the US. Launched in 2016, and known for its immersive podcasts such as Dr Death, Dirty John, Over My Dead Body, American History Tellers, Business Wars, Hollywood & Crime and Gladiator, Wondery is also the fastest growing podcast company. Thirteen of Wondery’s shows have reached # 1 on Apple Podcasts, and Wondery is the only publisher to have simultaneously claimed the # 1 and # 2 ‘Top New Podcasts” slots on an annual Podtrac ranker.

 

Position Overview:

Wondery is looking for an Associate Producer to help produce our Original series. This role will assist the Executive Producer and senior producers across several ongoing and upcoming Wondery shows and miniseries. We are looking for a candidate who loves audio storytelling, is curious about the world, and knows how to convey sometimes complicated information in a way that is entertaining and emotionally engaging. Potential to grow into a more senior producer position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and create outlines for new episodes of existing series such as American Scandal, Imagined Life, etc.
  • Edit narrative audio scripts
  • Outreach to writers, producers, and potential hosts for new series development
  • Training writers to write for the ear
  • Create show delivery schedules
  • Book studios and tape syncs for existing shows
  • Provide sound design notes on rough episode mixes

Requirements:

  • Strong writing, editing and research skills
  • 3+ years experience in writing, producing, or editing in the long-form realm (can be audio, film, television, documentary, etc.)
  • Strong grasp of long-form narrative structure
  • Knowledge of what makes a story relatable, dramatic and interesting, and what makes compelling audio and sound
  • An ability to convey complex information and stories in a clear and engaging way for listeners.
  • Ability to work across narrative storytelling genres with a basis in fact – history, science, legal, biography and others.
  • Strong organizational skills

This is a full-time position, preferably working in our Los Angeles office, but open to other locations. Competitive pay commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send your resume along with links to projects you’ve edited or overseen and 2 writing samples in word doc form to [email protected].

ALSO: Please include any specific subject areas in which you have experience and interest.

Company Overview:

Wondery is the largest independent podcast publisher in the US. Launched in 2016, and known for its immersive podcasts such as Dr Death, Dirty John, Over My Dead Body, American History Tellers, Business Wars, Hollywood & Crime and Gladiator, Wondery is also the fastest-growing podcast company. Thirteen of Wondery’s shows have reached # 1 on Apple Podcasts, and Wondery is the only publisher to have simultaneously claimed the # 1 and # 2 ‘Top New Podcasts” slots on an annual Podtrac ranker. A number of our podcasts are being or have been developed for television, including Dirty John (Bravo), Gladiator (FX), and Dr. Death (UCP).

 

Position Overview:

WONDERY is looking for a Director of Development, TV & Film to join our rapidly growing team in Los Angeles. Reporting to the Chief Content Officer and working with our CEO, you will assist in overseeing the development of our podcasts into projects for TV and film. We already have a number of podcasts in series development.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Writing notes on drafts, identifying key talent, and working with our production partners to identify talent for shows in development.
  • Identifying new writers and creative talent.
  • Forming strong relationships within the creative community (including  writers, producers, directors, agents, managers, etc.) and with our creative partners
  • Helping to identify podcast series or individual episodes within the Wondery network that are ripe for adaptation, then figuring out the best path to adaptation, and working to bring on the right creative team.

 

Desired Characteristics/Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a passionate fan and habitual podcast listener. You will have a strong understanding of structure and narrative storytelling. You should have at least 5 years experience in TV or feature film production or development, including at the creative executive level or higher. You have some experience working with adapting pre-existing IP. You are someone who gives great script notes. You are organized, committed, self-motivated, an out-of-the-box thinker, and an avid reader/ viewer/listener.  You already have strong relationships within the creative community.

This is a full-time position, preferably working in our Los Angeles office, but open to other locations.

Competitive pay commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send your resume along with links to any projects you’ve been involved with, and please explain your involvement. If you have a writing sample or an example of script notes, please share that as well. Email to [email protected].

ALSO: Please include any specific subject areas in which you have experience and interest.

 

Wondery is one of the largest podcast publishers in the US. Launched in 2016, and known for its immersive podcasts, Wondery became the fastest network to join the Top 10 ranker by Podtrac, propelled by hit shows like Dr Death, Dirty John, American History Tellers, Business Wars, Hollywood & Crime and Gladiator. Twelve of Wondery’s shows have reached # 1 on Apple Podcasts, and Wondery is the only publisher to have simultaneously claimed the # 1 and # 2 ‘Top New Podcasts” slots on an annual Podtrac ranker.

As we’re headed into our fourth year of operations, we’re looking for a VP of Finance to help us grow from eight figures to nine figures. The ideal candidate will have a combination of experience and attitude that will help them thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven environment built around a strong culture, with the values of wonder, care, character, drive and fun at our core.

You must be a podcast listener.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA Required
  • MBA preferred
  • Background in Big 4 Public Accounting
  • 5 years minimum experience as a VP of Finance in a VC-backed startup or a publicly traded company
  • 10+ years total accounting or finance experience
  • Outstanding knowledge and understanding of GAAP, IFRS, SOX compliance and SEC reporting.
  • Background coordinating with I.T. staff to manage and/or upgrade accounting system. Systems implementation experience strongly preferred.
  • “Hands On” ERP Systems Experience preferred
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence – ability to motivate staff.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issues.

Role description

Strategy, Planning and Management

  • Act effectively as Chief Financial Officer and strategic business partner to senior executive leadership team.
  • Assess and evaluate financial performance of organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts.
  • Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plan of organization.
  • Identify, acquire and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information. Evaluate departments and make suggestions for automating processes and increasing working efficiency.
  • Communicate, engage and interact with Board of Directors, CEO, COO and Executive Leadership Team.
  • Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the company’s plan for growth and expansion.
  • Select and engage consultants, auditors and investors.
  • Participate in pivotal decisions
  • Implement and help shape policies and processes

Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss by division, forecast vs. budget by division and weekly cash flow by division.
  • Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
  • Identify, develop and execute analysis of business initiatives, product launches and/or new service offerings.
  • Develop and maintain monthly operating budget and annual company operating budget.
  • Manage financial planning and analysis department. Supervise creation of reports, software implementation and tools for budgeting and forecasting.

Accounting, General Ledger, Administration and Operations

  • Supervise the outside business and accounting vendor to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases and financial software. Provide regular maintenance and backup of all accounting systems and supervise company financial staff.
  • Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data for investors and company’s board of directors.
  • Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns.
  • Work with Human Resources to ensure appropriate legal compliance.
  • Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.
  • Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation.
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems
  • Hire, develop and manage accounting directors, managers and staff
  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits.

Financial and Cash Management

  • Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability.
  • Oversee cash, investments and asset management area.
  • Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks.
  • Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
  • Utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization’s plans and operating budgets.
  • Supervise Accounts Receivable management and provide guidance relating to the collection process

 

WONDERY is looking for a Vice President of Product Management to join the rapidly growing team in Los Angeles. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will develop, launch and grow Wondery’s direct to consumer business, Wondery+ (our subscription product). This role is a critical member of the senior team and therefore focus on leadership, product excellence and customer acquisition in a growth environment will be paramount.

The ideal candidate will have previously held Product Manager roles at an early stage company. He or She will have a passion for direct to consumer products, identifying a meaningful value proposition for our listeners to subscribe while offering an engaging, easy-to-use service. She or He will work closely with the marketing team around customer acquisition and (once a subscriber) oversee the listener experience throughout the Wondery+ product journey. Scaling the product will be dependent on successfully engaging the target audience and getting them hooked on Wondery’s content and value proposition of the subscription service.

Responsibilities:
• Own the Wondery+ product roadmap and related success metrics
• Lead the development and execution of features for Wondery+ across all platforms – website, mobile devices and emerging platforms – all the way through development, deployment and ongoing optimization
• Monitor and analyze key performance indicators, including customer CAC, LTV and churn. Be a champion of data-driven product decisions
• Create product “documentation” including product requirements, use cases and roadmap
• Oversee the (currently outsourced) engineering team to develop and deploy product features
• Work closely with the content & marketing team on content, customer acquisition and pricing and customer-retention strategies
• Take the learnings from our MVP to develop a low-friction and superior user experience
• Act as advocate for Wondery+ to internal (content, marketing, etc…) and external (consumer subscribers, audio platforms) stakeholders
• Cultivate strong relationships among cross-functional teams in Content, Design, Engineering, Operations, Sales & Marketing, and Executive Team
• Keep abreast of podcast industry news, emerging trends in audio platforms and competitor offerings

Requirements:
• She or he will have at least 10+ years of overall work experience and at least 5 years experience managing digital product development initiatives or related experience within a high-growth environment
• Experience measuring success (KPIs) within a subscription service in a plus
• Analytic rigor and data-driven mindset. Experience in interpreting data and identifying trends and using those insights to make informed decisions
• Excellent critical thinking skills, including how to size up a problem and break it down to digestible portions
• Solid user experience intuition and understanding across different consumption platforms
• She / He will bring high energy, passion and precision to everything they do
• Ability to interact with a diverse set of technical and non-technical stakeholders
• Strong verbal and written communication skills required, along with finely-honed attention to detail
• Comfort with ambiguity; a track record of responding quickly to opportunities.
• Self-starter attitude
• Must be accountable and willing to learn from mistakes
• Ability to adapt rapidly in a fast-moving environment with shifting priorities and the ability to react quickly, dynamically, and intelligently
• Demonstrated understanding of audio apps and a willingness to learn audio-specific performance tracking.
• Agile product development experience is a plus
• Undergraduate degree required (preferrably in CS, Engineering, Analytics, Market Research or related field), Masters preferred