Director of Audio Content and Production

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About Us

The Athletic is a subscription-based media publisher of smarter sports coverage for die-hard fans. Founded in 2016, The Athletic’s full-time writers, alongside talented contributors and freelancers, have produced thousands of in-depth articles for subscribers free of ads, pop-ups and auto-play videos. With coverage in 45 markets and counting across North America, readers can count on in-depth, authentic storytelling written by talented local and national sports journalists like Ken Rosenthal, Pierre LeBrun, Seth Davis, Stewart Mandel, and many more. Our employees are talented reporters, writers, editors, engineers, designers, marketers, brand strategists and more, who are committed to helping sports fans fall in love with the sports page again.

About the Role

The Athletic is launching an industry-changing sports podcast network.  Our network of free and subscriber-only podcasts will reach over 100+ shows this year. It will feature content from the industry's top journalists, former players, and sports personalities. As Director of Audio Content and Production you will oversee our team of Executive Producers, Coordinating Producers, and Associate Producers. You will ultimately be responsible for the quality of our audio content and the operations to ensure that our slate of 100+ podcasts are produced and distributed on schedule.


  • Manage our team of Executive Producers, Coordinating Producers, and Associate Producers
  • Continuously increase the quality of our audio content 
  • Ensure that our slate of 100+ podcasts are produced and distributed on schedule
  • Create and manage new show development process from pitch to launch
  • Requirements

  • BA/BS or advanced degree
  • 5+ years of background in leading audio/podcast/radio production operations
  • Experience managing sizable portfolio of podcasts and production teams, and developing and improving talent
  • Experience with show development lifecycle from inbound pitches to budgeting to green-lighting to release and marketing
  • Experience managing a distributed team of audio producers
  • Experience publishing podcasts to all major podcast platforms
  • Knowledge of audio editing tools
  • Ability to move quickly and stay organized
  • The Company is backed by Founders Fund, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Advancit Capital, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. The Athletic is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Athletic was awarded a 2019 Great Place to Work.

    The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.