Schwartz Media Head of Audio

Schwartz Media is an independent publisher that seeks to inform through fearless, intelligent and entertaining news. We are currently in an exciting phase of growth and have recently relocated to a beautiful new space close to the bustling strip of Smith Street in Collingwood. We are searching for a head of audio to drive our market-leading podcasting slate and manage our audio team.

The successful candidate will serve as a key member of the Schwartz Media leadership team, working closely with the editor-in-chief and chief executive to build on Schwartz Media’s dominance as an audio publisher.

This role will also shape our marquee daily news show, 7am, planning episode structures, overseeing edits, working on news mix and innovation, and managing day-to-day operations.

This is a role for an ambitious leader with a strong news sense and skills as a storyteller. The ideal candidate will have a proven capacity for creativity and driving teams, with at least three years’ experience managing editorial staff.

In this role you will:

  • Serve as editorial leader for audio at Schwartz Media
  • Work with the editor-in-chief to oversee audio products for Schwartz Media, maintaining and improving high standards
  • Take a lead role in developing audio strategy for Schwartz Media, working with a team to develop and bring to market new audio products
  • Manage a team of audio producers and hosts
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the editing and publication of 7am, working closely with the show’s host and senior producer
  • Develop and cultivate new audiences, with a focus on platforms and audience
  • Identify and pursue growth opportunities and technologies that will keep Schwartz Media at the forefront of audio

Schwartz Media is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds, including First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, and trans and queer people, and people with disability.

This is a senior position, reporting to the editor-in-chief and chief executive. It is a full-time role to begin in March 2022 and is based at our Collingwood offices.

To be considered for this position, tell us why your motivation, skills and experience make you the right fit for this role. To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé to [email protected] by Monday 28 February.


A note on our vaccination policy:

Schwartz Media is an essential news service. We have a duty under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws to eliminate, or if that is not reasonably practicable, minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. Please note, if successful for an interview we will request a copy of your Immunisation History Statement, or alternatively a copy of your COVID-19 Digital Certificate. We do accept medical exemptions based on recognised contraindication (an allergy or reaction to an approved vaccine) that is recognised by the manufacturer of that vaccine. For further information about our vaccination policy and document requirements, please contact [email protected]


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