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The Economist is hiring an Audio Producer for “Money Talks”

The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and digital services. What binds us together is the objectivity of our reporting, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

The Economist is looking for an experienced audio producer to make our award-winning weekly podcast, “Money Talks”. The ideal candidate will be passionate about communicating what developments and trends in finance, business and economics mean for the world, and able to distil complex news stories into accessible and creative audio. They will work closely with The Economist’s journalists and help them bring their stories to life in audio.

The primary responsibility of the audio producer will be to create engaging weekly podcasts to complement The Economist’s print coverage. Money Talks is The Economist’s longest-running podcast and has just marked its tenth anniversary. The producer will bring creative and ambitious ideas to contribute to the redevelopment of the show’s concept and format as this flagship programme looks at how to better serve its current and future audiences within a subscriber focus.

The role requires confidence across the production cycle, from initial story pitching and development of treatments, detailed subject research, booking of high-profile guests, scripting for different host voices, to recording interviews and editing the audio. Producers will collaborate with the presenters, guests and other members of the production team within Economist Podcasts.

The producer should be comfortable recording in the field or the studio and proficient at editing in Adobe Audition.

Candidates should have a love of podcasting, a deep knowledge of financial and business news and current affairs and be keen to find new, creative ways of storytelling. We are looking for someone who has experience of narrative storytelling, scripting for audio and is comfortable working to frequent and tight deadlines. Attention to detail, a strong work ethic, professionalism and intra-office skills are essential.


  • Intellectual ambition
  • Experience in business journalism, or a background in finance and economics
  • Proven track record of sound editorial news judgement
  • Ability to pitch stories, book guests and edit audio
  • Experience of innovative use of sound and a creative approach to news and storytelling
  • Ability to write engaging and accurate scripts and effective briefs
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Wide knowledge of, and strong interest in, news and current affairs
  • Proficiency at Adobe Audition or an ability to learn it quickly
  • Ability to work well with a wide variety of people, including high profile guests and eccentric journalists
  • An understanding of The Economist’s distinctive style

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV and three ideas for topics and treatments for Money Talks to [email protected] For each idea, please write a paragraph explaining how you would approach the subject. The closing date is January 14th 2022.

All applicants must have the legal right to work in the United Kingdom or United States.

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.