Contract opportunity: Associate Producer, Housing Podcast

The Independent is seeking an Associate Producer for our upcoming Housing Podcast.


The Associate Producer reports to the Executive Producer and assists with the production and editing of a podcast series comprising 6 – 8 episodes of up to 45 – 60 minutes in length, dealing with housing issues in Newfoundland and Labrador.


  • Sits on the editorial committee and collaborates to determine the topics and story structure of each episode.
  • Assists the Executive Producer in designing, recording, and editing a podcast soundscape.
  • Cuts tape, edits scripts, collaborates with reporters and Executive Producer on the final mix.
  • Works alongside reporters, community members, researchers and advocates to create the series.
  • Some reporting work is possible if the candidate is interested.


  • This is an opportunity to gain experience in audio production and documentary work.
  • Some audio experience is a major asset. If you have experience with a particular program or digital audio workstation (DAW), please let us know.


Work is to begin as soon as possible, with final mixes due at the end of August 2023. Series to be released in September, 2023. Contract is expected to be part-time for approximately 6-7 months, with varying periods of intensity.


Contract fees will be based on the experience of the successful candidate, and scope of the role (i.e. if the successful candidate will also take on reporting responsibilities). Budgeted fees are in the $25-$30/hr range. This project is fully funded by the Community Housing Transformation Centre.

How to apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position to [email protected] no later than 8am Monday morning, January 30th 2023. We welcome any questions you may have.

If this role is not right for you but you would like to be involved in the podcast, please see our ongoing expression of interest for reporters, contributors, and story suggestions.

Equity Statement:

(This statement was developed by, and used with permission from, our fine friends at Briarpatch.)

The Independent recognizes that in Canada, legacies of oppression and genocide are perpetuated through, among other things, hiring practices. White people, settlers, cis people, straight people, wealthy people, and men are given access and preferentially hired into permanent, well paying, high-esteemed jobs over Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, women, trans people, queer people, disabled people, and poor and working-class people.

Within media—an important mechanism of social change—this produces a ripple effect. Stories by and about marginalized groups are often diluted, tokenized, and sidelined—if not ignored completely. This limits people from marginalized groups’ ability to articulate demands and change the conditions of their oppression. One of the ways that The Independent participates in restoring justice is by implementing socially just hiring practices that counter these legacies. Through this practice we strive to ensure that The Independent values and centers the leadership of people from groups that are historically and currently identified as targets of genocide and oppression.

If you are applying for a position and would like consideration as a member of an equity-seeking group, please feel free to indicate this in your application. If you have concerns about a job ad or other hiring issue, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

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