Podcast Producer (full-time)

Location: Bristol (remote and flexible working available on discussion)
Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 (based on experience)
Full time (typically our working hours are 9am-5:30pm)
Closing date: Monday 6th February 2023

Are you an ambitious podcast producer with masses of enthusiasm, a bucket load of ideas, and experience making radio or podcasts for big audiences? Then we might just be the place for you to call home…

Who are we?

We’re an end-to-end (or idea-to-ear) podcast production agency. We make unmissable podcasts for brands, so they can better connect with their ideal audience. Our roots lie in making radio at the highest level. The one consistent thread that carries through is that the listener is at the heart of everything we do. We’ve worked with well-known brands, the likes of Universal Music, Canopy & Stars, Oatly and The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, as well businesses in the tech, legal and charity sectors. Check out what we’re all about on our careers page.

The role

We’ve gained a reputation for making great podcasts, which means more brands want to work with us and so we’re looking for a Podcast Producer to work across the different shows we’re making, whether thats returning new seasons, brand new ones we’re developing with new clients, or original (non-branded) podcasts of our own (one of our goals for 2023).

It’s an exciting opportunity to join as our first full-time team member. You’ll be working alongside the founder of 18Sixty as well as with a network of trusted freelancers. You will lead production on our branded podcast series’, working collaboratively with the client to develop award-worthy podcast formats that attract listeners and keep them hooked. Where necessary you’ll work closely with talented freelancers throughout the production process, from assistant producers, to researchers, to sound designers.


This role is an opportunity to develop new and exciting ideas, then bring them to life – and we want you to think BIG. Whether that’s responding to briefs with big audacious podcast concepts, workshopping formats with clients or developing the next hit podcast from scratch with your name on the credits. 

Growing audiences

Because we’re an end-to-end podcast agency we’re looking for a podcast producer who appreciates that the hard work isn’t finished when episodes are published. You’ll also be helping to manage podcast promotional campaigns, you’ll work with external podcast publicists, copywriters, and our partners at podcast ad platforms, but we want you to have great ideas – no matter how out there – of how to get podcasts noticed, and talked about. 

Key responsibilities 

Managing podcast projects from concept to delivery

  • Being involved in or leading discovery workshops or brainstorms with clients
  • Facilitating remote podcast recordings
  • Recording in podcast studios, or on location if required
  • Editing and mixing podcast episodes
  • Ensuring you’re across all the less exciting but all important admin tasks 
  • Managing and briefing freelancers (incl producers, sound designers, writers, composers, designers) to get the best out of them 
  • Finding and booking the best guests for podcasts

Podcast distribution and promotion

  • Writing attention grabbing podcast summaries, episode titles and episode notes
  • Creating promotional audiograms
  • Being across podcast promotion campaigns, that could mean booking ad campaigns or coming up with new ideas for getting podcasts noticed

Developing new and exciting ideas

  • Working collaboratively to come up podcast format ideas in response to client briefs
  • Researching and developing ideas the next big podcast hit

Client relationships

  • Keeping clients well informed and in the loop via email, Slack or regular calls 
  • Contributing to or writing podcast proposals or pitch submissions. 

What we are looking for…

You are passionate about podcasts with a nerdy obsession for audio’s unique ability to tell a story. You’re not a passive listener, you get a kick out of brilliant, creative sound design, or a dramatic pause in just…….. the right……. place.

You’ll have developed ideas for podcasts or radio shows, made them happen and seen their audiences grow, whether for yourself, others, networks or publishers.

A great editorial ear. You’ll have a good understanding of audio editing, going beyond just being able to clean up an edit or remove filler words. You’ll understand how important the art of editing is to help you tell a story, knowing what to leave in, as well as what to take out, or what to move elsewhere.

You are:

  • Someone with (ideally) 2-3 years experience as a podcast producer in podcasting and/or radio.
  • A true team player – the best work comes about through collaboration.
  • Organised and methodical, staying on top of deadlines, with a well-planned approach to projects.
  • Someone who thrives on being self-motivated. There’ll always be support for you but you’ll be expected to think on your feet, be agile, and run with ideas. 
  • A great communicator. We respect our clients and exceed their expectations so we’d always want you to make the best impression, and make them feel special.

Key skills required 

Audio editing skills, Adobe Audition ideally (other DAW skills also welcome)

Sharp editing skills, knowing how to cut audio with an editorial ear

Recording; in studio and remotely. If possible, experience recording out on location, with the right kit for the job

Knowledge of remote recording software (eg. Squadcast, Zencaster, Riverside) and a variety of microphones

Storytelling – finding the stories and knowing how to craft a narrative

Other desirable skills 

Sound design, crafting audio through the use of sound effects and music

Basic design skills (Photoshop, After Effects etc) 

Experience making audiograms

Management of freelancers or other team members

Project management

BBC idea pitching, knowledge of Proteus would be a bonus

What’s in it for you?

  • A fun, vibrant, creative workspace in a great part of Bristol
  • You’ll be given everything you need to do the best work you can, wherever you are; a Macbook, mouse (who can edit with a touchpad?), headphones, editing software, and all the day-to-day tools we use to get the job done. 
  • Workplace pension, 3% employer contribution
  • 25 days paid holiday per year + public holidays

We’re invested in you

We’re a small but ambitious company and we’d love for you to grow with us, we’ll support you in any training or personal development you may like to do. Whether that’s online courses, books, subscriptions or events. Just ask. 


We’ve got big ambitions and plans for growth in 2023, we’re going to keep making podcasts people love with globally renowned brands but we’ll also be developing original formats of our own. We’d love you to be part of the journey and play an important role in helping to shape the future of 18Sixty.

Hit apply below by 6th February 2023 to share a cover letter/email explaining why you’re the best person for the role, links to your work and CV or if you have any questions, email hello@18sixty.uk. Candidates who meet our screening criteria will be invited for interview with our founder. Please do read up on what we’re all about on our Careers page.

NB – We appreciate we’re asking a lot in this job spec, if you think you meet many but not all of the criteria, but just really want this gig, don’t be put off applying, we’d still love to hear from you.