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Article 31.08.23

Freelance Podcast Producer

News & Current Affairs

Persephonica is looking for a freelance news and current affairs producer to join our team. You’ll have a passion for news and current affairs - and a proven track record of creating entertaining and informative podcasts, radio programmes or documentaries.

Introduction to Persephonica

We are known for creating premium, habit-forming podcasts, fronted by the world’s biggest talent. We're behind the UK’s biggest daily news podcast The News Agents and are launching a new weekly podcast presented by Ed Balls and George Osborne.

You will be joining a supportive team which values our production talent as much as the huge names we work with in front of the mic. We are committed to diversifying the audio industry - particularly by supporting people from lower income backgrounds.

You will be joining an exciting, fast-paced company. We are a small but growing team, who think on our feet and have exceptionally high standards.

The Role 

We’re looking for a freelance producer to support us on the Ed Balls and George Osborne podcast.


  • At least 2 years demonstrable experience producing successful news and current affairs programmes - whether radio news programmes or podcasts or documentaries. This does not include work experience or work undertaken whilst studying.

  • Advanced audio editing skills including mixing and mastering. Familiarity with Adobe audition is preferable as that is what our team use. Experience with Descript is also desirable. You will be asked to produce an episode that’s ready for publication without the support of a sound designer.

  • We’re looking for a journalist who has a strong interest in economics, politics and how the world works. You will have a passion for news and current affairs and have a keen eye for engaging and important stories, told with rigour. 

  • Sound editorial judgment and a strong knowledge of media law.

  • Experience of working with high profile talent and big name guests.

  • The ability to run recording sessions in a studio (alongside an engineer), and experience recording audio on location. 

  • You will be a highly-organised team player, and  a great communicator with the ability to manage a project with strict deadlines.


£200 - £250 per day, depending on experience


The podcast will be recorded either at our studios in Shoreditch, East London or remotely.

To apply, please email with the subject FREELANCE PRODUCER.

It will be helpful to read a short cover note as to why you are the best person for the role. We’d also like to see your CV and any examples of your finest work - please send links rather than attaching audio files. You must have the right to work full time in the UK.

Application deadline: 15th September.

Please ensure that you meet the requirements before applying - only applications which do will be considered. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we are afraid that we are unable to reply to candidates who have not made it to interview stage.