We’re Hiring! Our longtime producer is moving on to bigger and better things in 2024. So, we're looking for a motivated soup-to-nuts producer to help us with all aspects of the show going forward, effective January 2024. Are you interested and have what it takes, or do you know someone who does? See below for a job description and how to apply.
Producer, The Energy vs Climate Webinar and Podcast
The work can be performed remotely, although some preference will be given to Calgary-based candidates.
Part-time, equal to approximately 8 hours/week or 1 day/week during our production season (September to May). June to August is lighter.
About The Energy vs Climate Podcast
Now in its fifth season, Energy vs Climate is a live, interactive webinar and podcast in which David Keith, Sara Hastings-Simon and Ed Whittingham break down the hard truths and tough choices posed by the energy transition in Canada and beyond. We bring new honesty around the sharp trade-offs between climate action and economic progress, in order to help Canadians make smarter choices about decarbonizing our energy system.
According to Buzzsprout, a leading podcast hosting platform, in 2022 EvC was in the top 5% for downloads among all podcasts hosted on the platform: over 62,000 downloads across our 18 episodes from 132 countries. Based on podcast download numbers Energy vs Climate is the most popular climate-themed podcast in Canada, and we count federal and provincial minsters, political staff, prominent industry executives and investors, media personalities and top civil servants among our listeners.
We distinguish ourselves from other Canadian webinars and podcasts through the guests we bring on – experts in their fields from leading international institutions, but often not well known to typical Canadian audiences.
During the remainder of Season 5 (through to May 2024) we wish to:
- Continue to produce a high-quality webinar/podcast product.
- Grow our podcast downloads (we currently average ~3,000 within the first 30 days of an episode’s release).
- Grow our total audience across our platforms – live webinars, podcasts, YouTube streams and in-person/in-conference shows.
We are seeking a motivated producer to help us (David, Sara and Ed) to produce EvC. It will involve the following set of activities:
- Attend weekly check-ins, including helping to populate our weekly meeting agenda doc and adding notes to it when warranted.
- Create episode workback schedules for each live and pre-tape show, and stay on top of deadlines.
- Manage firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com email accounts, including forwarding emails (e.g. PR interviewee/topic pitches, audience correspondence) to hosts when necessary.
Webinar and Live Event Support
- Assist hosts as they create and populate a season-long content calendar including target guests, and review it regularly.
- Coordinate high-res headshots and biographies for guests once a guest has been secured.
- Draft artwork and copy for the webinar invitation and reminder emails.
- Coordinate registration page set-up.
- Send out invitation and reminder emails.
- Coordinate student support staff and live webinar Q&A management.
- Tech liaison for live events with host facility.
- Edit each webinar into a podcast, including editing audio for flow and clarity and adding intro/extro pick ups and music.
- Coordinate expanded show notes with student support staff.
- Draft and schedule promotional posts using an editorial calendar, including creating social media shareables for hosts to share
- Upload podcasts to Buzzsprout.
- Upload post-edit webinar videos to Youtube.
- Create web posts at energyvsclimate.com for each episode.
- Create monthly “EvC in the News” emails.
Content / Audience / Revenue Consulting
- Provide ongoing advice/guidance to improve the webinar / podcast including branding, editorial, and technical/performance guidance.
- Participate in end-of-season debrief meetings.
- Populate analytics report template and debrief trends with hosts.
- Meetings with potential event/distribution partners (conference shows and other appearances).
- Assist with funding applications.
- Monitor our automated donation receipt system.
- Regularly cross-reference our database of email subscribers with our donor list.
- Assist annual fundraising campaigns.
Let’s talk. We are interested in seeing what applications propose for compensation, so feel free to include a quote for services in your application, whether on a per show basis or some other basis. (Currently we average 12 shows a season.)
How to Apply
Email your cover letter, quote and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure the following:
- The subject line includes “Energy vs Climate Producer application” and your last name.
- Your cover letter (maximum one page) explains why you are interested in working with Energy vs Climate, and how your skills and qualifications meet the responsibilities outlined for this position.
- Your resume outlines your relevant skills, education and experience.
- You include a quote for services somewhere in your application.
- Preferably all of the above is saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-position.pdf
- example: kadrij-application-EvC producer.pdf
We will review applications as they come in and the search will remain open until the position is filled. However, we are aiming to be back with new shows by early February 2024, meaning time is of the essence. If you have any questions feel free to email Ed at email@example.com.