WBBM Podcast Producer

Job Locations USA-IL-Chicago


WBBM Newsradio is seeking a talented digital audio producer with strong news judgment and news-gathering skills, as well as a passion for local news and audio storytelling, to join the innovative podcast sector of our station. This team works to grow audience for WBBM’s original podcasts and across all platforms: mobile web to social media to smart speakers. This is an opportunity to join an award-winning news operation that has built a large loyal listening audience over many years and now seeks to extend its reach by creating and distributing an array of new digital content. 



  • Develop, pitch, produce and edit compelling, engaging podcasts and long-form audio stories
  • Report, research and write podcast segments based on original story ideas and WBBM Newsradio’s reporting
  • Transcribe and edit tape
  • Coordinate production and logistics in studio and in the field
  • Collaborate with broadcast and digital news leads to curate and tailor broadcast audio segments for digital platforms and podcasts
  • Produce and edit social media posts and monitor individual WBBM podcast accounts
  • Publish audio stories, podcasts and short videos on all digital platforms 



  • 2-3 years of experience producing, editing, and distributing podcasts, narrative audio, and/or multimedia digital news content
  • Exceptional writing and storytelling skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Audition or comparable non-linear digital audio editing software
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere or comparable non-linear video editing software
  • Familiarity with best practices on all social media platforms
  • Strong news judgment and ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Experience with content management/online publishing systems
  • Self-starter and team-work minded
  • Adaptable to news developments and work flow

Desired Characteristics:

  •  Passion for local news, podcasts, and audio storytelling
  •  Experience in Adobe CC Suite
  •  Heavy consumer of podcasts and digital audio streams on all platforms
  •  Social and new media master
  •  Exceptional writing skills
  •  Willingness to experiment and innovate
  •  Ability to work calmly in a fast-paced, often hectic environment
  •  Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments while under deadline pressure
  • Strong organizational skills and solid work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


About Us

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).


Audacy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Audacy affords equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion or religious creed, sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistance in applying electronically for a position with Audacy, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please call 1-610-660-5614. Please note that this phone number is to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the online application process. Calls for any other reason will not be returned. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.