We’re Hiring a Podcast Researcher and Strategist

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TL;DR

  • Position: Podcast Researcher and Strategist  
  • Experience: 1+ years of experience in data science, research and development for creative projects
  • Skills: Strong analytical skills; strong experience with curating, organizing, and translating data; proficiency with Google Docs and general document formatting; familiarity with G-Suite is a plus
  • Pay: $25 per hour
  • Weekly Hours: 20+ 
  • Location: Remote, will need to attend meetings on EST time
  • Team Lead: Jessica Olivier
  • Direct Collaborators: Jil Pasiecnik, Isabel Moncloa Daly

About Our Wavelength

FRQNCY Media is a first-of-its-kind business model in the U.S. We are a podcast production and audio innovation company — built by and for podcasters — that offers the full suite of services needed to create, distribute and market audio content. We are a fast-growing, early stage company that provides full-service audio production services to national and multinational brands, including some of the best-known brands in our hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

Meet Our Founder

Michelle Khouri is our founder and CEO. The seeds of this business were planted when she started The Cultured Podcast on her own in 2017. She is a first-generation Colombian American with a richly multicultural ancestry. Aside from being a podcaster and spirited Miamian, Michelle is a passionate entrepreneur and activist (and comes from a long line of both). She founded FRQNCY Media in 2018 with the mission of elevating podcast production and growing the industry through strategic content, affordable production, and educational resources that allow anyone to tap into podcasting as a powerful way to connect with their audiences.

Culture and Purpose Come First

FRQNCY is a mission-driven enterprise. We value alignment, intention, diversity, kindness, dedication, and clarity. Every new member of our team shares our same values with equal fervor. 

We also value feeling joy in our work. The truth is, we wake up every day wondering how it is we got so lucky to spend our days surrounded by compelling stories, cradled in beautiful audio, and entrenched in opportunities to whip up innovative new shows for our clients. To put it technically – this is a kick ass life. 

How You Support Our Vision

Our part-time Podcast Researcher and Strategist is a wormhole-diving, question-asking, brainstorm-loving thinker who is aching for higher quality content in the podcast industry. You know how to strike the balance between thinking and doing. You have a close relationship with data and light up when you see facts shared from credible studies and sources. You are an open communicator who has big ideas on how to make a podcast – of every budget, format, and genre – sparkle. We’re looking for people who push back when something could be better, and who have a thirst for bringing to life something that’s never been done before.

You walk the tightrope between tried-and-true practices and innovative thinking. You approach your work with intention and communicate clearly about what you need, how your team can support you, and what you aim to achieve.

We focus on our people before all else. Which means that all part-time positions are built to open doors for future expansion within the company. You get that, and you feel it. You want to be a part of a company that is ready to change an entire industry. And if that makes your heart skip a beat like it does ours, then we should talk.

The Right Fit

Our part-time Podcast Researcher and Strategist is a creative unicorn who understands the world of data science but thirsts for the opportunity to use that data creatively. You will be working remotely, but will need to attend meetings and accomplish projects on mostly the Eastern time zone of North America. You will work with our small and tight-knit content strategy team to spearhead the research, development, and ideation of nearly all FRQNCY client productions. Your role within that team will be to weave between the creative world of show concepting and the anlytical world of curating, organizing, and translating data. 

You will report to our fabulous lead strategist, Jessica Olivier. In addition to working with the Strategy team, you will work with other FRQNCY departments, such as Marketing and Business Development, as needed. 

You will be an integral part of our core team, and will flex your superpowers in the following ways:

  • Provide critical research and analysis about the podcast industry including data on podcasters, podcast listeners, specific podcast genres, and target potential demographics
  • Explore creating new data where a lack of substantial data exists, by way of conducting surveys and polls both within and outside of FRQNCY’s network
  • Translate data into creative ideas for podcast concepts
  • Bring a strong perspective and clear ideas during team brainstorms that align with client goals and budgets
  • Translate audience research and comparative research for marketing strategy packages
  • Create A/B testing for marketing campaigns
  • Bring your whole self and speak your authentic truth during all team meetings – we want you to shine as exactly who you are
  • Flex your writing skills by translating creative concepts into digestible copy for clients. A blank google doc does not intimate you, it empowers you.
  • Pivot flexibly between independent work and collaborative team efforts
  • Consider all points of views, perspectives, and backgrounds when creating concepts for clients to ensure diverse experiences are considered, included, and/or represented in FRQNCY-ideated audio projects. 
  • Meet deadlines, be punctual, and be ready to dive in if your team needs support. We all look out for each other, and meet our deadlines as a sign of respect for one another and the interconnectivity of our work.
  • Be open to having enthusiastic conversations about dismantling the patriarchy, ending white supremacy, and healing the gushing wounds of our world through the power of sound. 

Experience

  • Skills: Strong analytical skills; strong experience with curating, organizing, and translating data; proficiency with Google Docs and general document formatting; familiarity with G-Suite is a plus
  • Clarity: Strong communication skills, and some experience interfacing with clients
  • Initiative: If you’re proactively thinking about the next cool project, thinking through potential pitfalls, and identifying ways to improve without being prompted, we want to meet you.
  • Curiosité: if you just asked yourself which language that is or, better yet, researched it, then you’re our kind of curious cat. Our team is naturally wired to research, explore, unearth, and discover. 
  • Passion: Podcasts are what we do. They’re what we eat, breathe, and sleep. Having a passion for the core of our business is pretty important, ya dig?

Samples

We ask that you provide the following samples of work. You’ll be able to upload them to the consideration form linked below:

  • Research and development plan of some kind
  • Strategy plan of some kind
  • Research findings or report of some kind 
  • A sample of your writing; client-facing copy preferred 

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