Researcher, Spotify | LA

We are looking for a dedicated researcher that will join our research team to support the creation of high quality episodes across our slate of podcasts. You will manage show topic lists, assist writers with research questions, and shape the discussion of a wide variety of topics. Researchers will also look into exciting new shows we could produce in the future. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences podcasts.

What you’ll do

  • Identify new topics that will prolong the run of established podcasts.

  • Maintain reports displaying at a glance figures that give insight into the health of your shows.

  • Identify and explore potential future show topics.

  • Maintain a list of credible sources that can be recommended to writers.

  • Create episode outlines and research briefs.

  • Coordinate with fact checkers to ensure a high level of accuracy.

  • Coordinate with the marketing team for the development of special promotional episodes.

Who you are

  • You know how to go beyond a Google search, and navigate academic and news databases to find the stories that can take shows to another level.

  • You are experienced with narrative storytelling, and crafting compelling stories.

  • You have a deep understanding of true crime and mystery related topics.

  • You care about source credibility, and always aim to bring interesting, lesser known stories to light.

  • You have academic, journalistic, or podcast related research experience that you can tell us about.

  • You have 4+ years of experience