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ISO Audio Journalist to Report on ADHD in Women

Posted: March 25, 2024

Freelance Audio Journalist Wanted

 

Understood.org has an immediate need for a freelance audio journalist to report on a narrative podcast that investigates the rise of ADHD diagnosis in adult women -

 

Experts estimate that ADHD affects all genders equally, but during their lifetimes. 13% of men will be diagnosed with the disorder compared to only 4.2% of women. The good news is that more women than ever are being diagnosed with ADHD. But why now? 

 

This role is contract and starts immediately. Qualified candidates should send a resume, portfolio including clips and cover letter to [email protected].

 

As a producer you will be responsible for owning all aspects of pre-production, production and post-production of this narrative podcast with the support of the Understood.org team. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop show’s narrative structure and story points, develop sources and characters and conduct independent research leveraging Understood.org experts and resources
  • Autonomously coordinate production logistics including but not limited to: conducting pre-interviews, recording all interviews, developing production timelines
  • Own post-production process including cutting tape, writing scripts and assembling episodes, overseeing episode revisions through approval and mix
  • Facilitate fact checking and contracting as needed across all episodes
  • Serve as central point of contact for show development from start to finish
  • Hosting duties are possible for the right candidate

 

Qualifications

  • Strong background in narrative, audio-driven storytelling
  • Mental health reporting experience a plus
  • Extensive interviewing experience
  • Proficiency in audio editing software (e.g., Audacity, Adobe Audition, ProTools)
  • Proficiency in audio recording tools (e.g. Riverside)
  • A passion for the topic of ADHD in women

 

Understood.org is a nonprofit dedicated to shaping the world for difference. We provide resources and support so people who learn and think differently can thrive — in school, at work, and throughout life. Seventy million people in the United States have learning and thinking differences, like dyslexia and ADHD. But the world isn’t set up for them to thrive. We’re working to change that by raising awareness and providing resources to help people with differences reach their potential.

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