All My Relations is seeking an experienced narrative audio editor for our ongoing podcast series. Based remotely or in Seattle, the audio editor should demonstrate excellent journalistic instincts and top-notch narrative audio editing skills. You will work on a range of episode types but will be responsible for managing the show’s enterprise work and developing more ambitious storytelling. We are looking for someone who is great at helping a story find its shape, who can go from weighty topics to lighter ones, and who can guide a production from its initial idea to a final, polished episode. You will report to the All My Relations Creative Director and will work closely with All My Relations podcast’s editors, producers, and hosts to develop distinctive enterprise audio stories. Top candidates for this position will have a professional background in journalism and audio editing, as well as a demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines. Experience working with Indigenous communities and knowledge of their issue areas is a plus.
All My Relations is a Native American led organization that seeks culturally aware, competent and diverse candidates. This exciting role requires a strong leader with good judgment, an eye for accuracy, consistent character, and the unique ability to attend to details and get things done in an organized fashion. A high level of integrity and professionalism is critical, as is a good sense of humor. A proven track record of taking initiative, working independently, delivering exceptional results and exceeding expectations is important.
The individual will be responsible for editing, guiding narrative creation, and mixing/finishing bi-weekly podcasts. Ideal candidate will have extensive professional experience. Candidate must be familiar with narrative storytelling and crafting meaningful content.
This role will be a freelance. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Compensation is hourly and commensurate with experience.
Collaborate with team members to affectively develop and refine the narrative structure of each episode
Identify what is working in each story and what needs to be restructured or reimagined
Have the unique ability to discern information and create a compelling narrative
Ensure that all journalistic and legal standards are followed
At least seven years of audio journalism experience, ideally narrative
At least four years of experience in an editing role
Comfort and proficiency in structuring and editing narrative pieces
A proven knack for managing, mentoring and helping others develop in their careers
Excellent writing skills
An ability to jump between episodes and contribute meaningful guidance, no matter the context
Ability to tell Indigenous stories in creative ways
Knowledge of Native America
Exceptional communication skills, including written and as a collaborator
About All My Relations Podcast
All My Relations, is a podcast that explores what it means to be a Native person in 2020. To be an Indigenous person is to be engaged in relationships—relationships to land and place, to a people, to non-human relatives, and to one another. All My Relations is a place to explore those relationships, and to think through Indigeneity in all its complexities. On each episode, hosts Matika Wilbur (Tulalip and Swinomish) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation), delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today, bringing in guests from all over Indian Country to offer perspectives and stories.
Since our March 2019 launch, we have had +500,000 downloads, +33,000 listeners, 1,402 five-star ratings on iTunes, hundreds of messages of encouragement and connections from all across the globe with episode downloads on every continent. We currently average 2,000 episodes listens per day and are humbled and grateful for our consistent growth and support.
All My Relations podcast came from a desire to have more Indigenous voices accessible in mainstream media while also celebrating and uplifting our communities and cultures. We want this space to be for everyone—for Native folks to laugh, to hear ourselves reflected, and give us a chance to think deeper about some of the biggest issues facing our communities, and for non-Native folks to listen and learn.
All My Relations is available for free on multiple streaming platforms with conversations curated for first for Indigenous communities and made available to our diverse listenership on iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay. Our Native listeners have shared their gratitude for conversations that are being represented. In their own words:
“I’ve waited for years to have some of these kinds of conversations especially led by women.”
“Thank you for amplifying the conversations that happen in my head, between friends and in our communities.
“Every podcast leaves me feeling like I want to know and be more, both within myself and my community.”
“It’s not often that it happens for me, but this podcast makes me feel real. Like I exist.”
Many college and high school educators have added All My Relations as part of their required syllabus, filling spaces with Indigenous women speaking to topics of Indigeneity that had not be previously available to a wider audience. Allies alike are grateful to listen and learn critical lessons; “I am beginning to understand that my lineage does not give me the right to claim Native culture but instead gives me the responsibility to Native people still living under the weight of colonization.”
You are welcome at All My Relations for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like. Our podcast is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .
1) Email firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Subject line should read: [Narrative Editor] FirstName, LastName
3) Attach your cover letter, resume and include (in order) a link to your previous podcasts/radio shows/other professional works, and socials—Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok.