ES193 AudioProducer

NASA’s audio program seeks an audio storytelling producer to support the agency’s efforts in building audio strategy and strengthening production efforts on our podcast, NASA’s Curious Universe. NASA’s Curious Universe is a sound-rich narrative show that takes listeners on a journey of discovery with NASA experts in under 20 minutes.   

We’re looking for an audio producer with boundless curiosity, a creative spirit, and a passion for sharing engaging stories with new audiences. The ideal candidate will have a portfolio that demonstrates strong audio production skills, creative approaches to storytelling, and a knack for finding and using compelling tape. The producer will leverage their strong writing and production skills to build informative and engaging story arcs for NASA’s Curious Universe and other NASA audio products.  

The ideal applicant will have audio storytelling experience, and have experience working on a team. They will be confident in their audio mixing abilities and have creative ideas of how to tell the NASA story through sound. We are seeking an ambitious self-starter with attention to detail who is comfortable juggling multiple deliverables on deadline. A science communications background is not necessary, but curiosity is a must! The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative, energized team and will be a critical addition to NASA’s growing audio program.  

Applicants must include a cover letter and resume to be considered.  

Applicants will begin working remotely but will be asked to relocate to the Greenbelt, Maryland area once our office returns to normal operations. The work will be performed on-site at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

**USA Citizenship or Permanent Residency is a must as this position is with NASA**

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare scripts, including writing, research and tape selection 
  • Mix episodes of NASA’s Curious Universe. Multi-track editing, including mixing music, archival tape, natural sound, and other elements
  • Assist with fact checking and guiding audio products through NASA’s reviews process
  • Help maintain NASA’s relationships with top science podcasts, public radio stations, and shows by coordinating interviews and pitching sound-rich stories
  • Coach scientists and engineers on the casual delivery of complex topics and ideas
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Meeting deadlines is essential.

Education/Experience

  • BS/BA in Communications, Journalism, Physical Sciences
  • Background in audio production (could be course work) or 1-2 years work experience
  • Experience communicating science to general audiences
  • Experience working with scientists to ‘tell their stories’

Application materials

  • Submit a resume, links to at least three audio storytelling clips and a cover letter detailing why you would like to work on NASA’s audio storytelling team
  • Please combine your materials into a single PDF document. It is helpful if you put your name and “Audio Producer” in the title of the PDF (e.g., JaneDoeAudioProducer)