Harvard Business School is seeking an ambitious, strategic, and creative Senior Researcher, Project Manager for the HBS Business & Climate Change podcast (Climate Rising). Guided by the faculty host, the Senior Researcher, Project Manager will conduct research to identify podcast topics and guests, develop detailed background notes to prepare the host, and to manage the interview, production and marketing processes associated with episode development. The role includes substantial project management to maintain high production value throughout the content creation process, from conceptualization through publishing and marketing.
Research and Content Creation
With the host, research and identify a portfolio of podcast topics and potential guests.
Develop background research materials and a preliminary set of interview questions to enable the host to prepare efficiently and effectively.
During interviews, listen to conversation and feed additional questions to the host as needed.
Develop intro and outro scripts for the host.
Develop episodes' descriptions, titles, and show notes.
Serve as the project manager to ensure efficient coordination and content production, including managing the audio production process, overseeing timelines and calendars, transferring of audio assets between editors, and reviewing and publishing podcast episodes.
Manage external partners including the audio editor, marketing partners, and guests.
Manage interview scheduling and the recording equipment, recording studio reservations, and ensuring availability of sound engineers for interview recording and timely turnaround of edits.
With the host, manage an efficient and effective editing process.
Manage approval process from guests and host.
Coordinate with marketing partners to market each episode on social media and other platforms, and monitor effectiveness.
Maintain podcast website and social media presence.
This position reports directly to a faculty supervisor and to the administrative manager in the Research Staff Services office.
This position can be a staff position based on the HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens (working remote until then) or as a fully remote contractor based anywhere within the United States.
A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this opportunity.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
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Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Advanced degree required or bachelors with 7 years of related work experience.
Demonstrated knowledge—and ideally professional experience—of how companies are pursuing opportunities and/or managing risks while adapting to and mitigating climate change.
Storytelling experience, preferably in radio/podcasts, or else other media.
Podcast development experience a plus.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Social media content promotion a plus.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable in an environment that requires a high level of independence, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to use discretionary judgment.
Key skills include the abilities to: conceptualize, work effectively on a team while also working independently, productively receive and incorporate feedback, be detail oriented, and engage in project management including being accountable for meeting deadlines.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54355BR
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