Podcast Project Manager / Producer Position — Aug 28, 2019


The SpokenWeb Podcast Project Manager and Producer will support the planning for and production of ~10 podcasts, featuring the SoundBox Collection audio recordings aimed at increasing the profile of SpokenWeb UBCO, a member of the SSHRC-funded research-library-community partnership. This position will liaise and work collaboratively with the central SpokenWeb podcasting production team at Simon Fraser University, BC. The incumbent will have access to the space in the AMP Lab, including workstation and necessary software.

Hourly rate: $17 (up to 12/week)

Must be eligible for work-study at UBCO.


  • Work with the UBCO podcasting team on implementing established Podcasting Guide
  • Learn specialized software, produce and create podcasts, develop stories and submit pitches
  • Verify and ensure copyrights and permission on the audio (archival and new) featured in the podcasts, liaise with the library co-applicant Marjorie Mitchell and collaborator Paige Hohmann, and copyright task forces to ensure the required permissions.
  • In consultation with the Director and SpokenWeb UBCO project manager plan and develop an annual calendar of the podcasts
  • In consultation with the Director, provide literary podcasting training workshops to students and faculty, and provide support and assistance in the production of podcasts associated with English department curriculum
  • Log and set up podcasting projects in Teamwork (software)
  • Partner with SpokenWeb network affiliates to capture content and generate ideas for new podcast production projects
  • Research podcast trends, identify new opportunities to improve shows and engagement
  • Optimize audience engagement through events and other strategic promotions
  • Deliver reports and pitch new podcast ideas at SpokenWeb UBCO team meetings
  • Organize travel and hosting guests for podcast related activities, where relevant
  • Attend mandatory project team meetings, trainings, SpokenWeb team meetings as required.


  • In-progress undergraduate in English/Media Studies/Fine Arts/Computer Science (with emphasis in media or sound design) or equivalent desirable
  • Must be a current student in good academic standing
  • Experience in creating or producing podcasts desirable
  • Creativity and knowledge of various podcasting trends
  • Interest in Canadian poetry and contributing to research focused on Canadian poetry digital archive desirable
  • Demonstrated competency with technology and computer/software skills; comfort in a Mac environment

Skills and Abilities:

  • Works both independently and cooperatively in a team environment, while maintaining the flexibility to adapt to the changing circumstances and priorities of a dynamic and growing organization
  • Ability to perform requested tasks with minimal direction
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to coordinate work on multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve and demonstrate creativity
  • Ability to work outside of regular hours on occasion

Application Deadline:

Interested applicants must submit curriculum vitae or resume with a covering letter by August 28, 2019.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents as part of your job application:

CV and cover letter.

Apply before the deadline by sending your application to karis.shearer@ubc.ca, with the subject line: Podcast Producer

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