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Podcast Audio Engineer Organic Agronomy Training Service

  • Date Posted August 29, 2020
  • Location Anywhere
  • Category Agriculture / Media
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description The Organic Agronomy Training Service (OATS) is a collaboratively managed, programmatically independent consortium of universities, NGOs, and industry representatives who envision a future where families, farms, and ecosystems are viable, healthy, and resilient. Our mission is to train agricultural professionals in the practices and principles of organic crop production so that every farmer has access to science-based agronomic support.

Our training programs focus on agricultural professionals who serve farmers on the organic spectrum, from considering, through transition, and maintaining certification. These professionals include agronomists, Certified Crop Advisors, agri-business and retail service, independent consultants, and university extension educators. We educate this audience through regionally adapted trainings across five agricultural production areas: Mid-Atlantic, Midwest East, Midwest Central, Midwest West, and Rocky Mountain West.

OATS is fiscally sponsored by the Organic Trade Association who provides non-profit oversight, financial accounting and reporting, grant administration, and general guidance. The Organic Trade Association also serves as an anchor fundraiser for OATS programming activities through its industry-invested GRO Organic Voluntary Research, Promotion, and Education Program. Job description Position Responsibilities

The Podcast Audio Engineer will support the development of a six episode podcast that will explore the six top questions that skeptical agronomists have about organic grain production. The podcast aims to address the misgivings and misperceptions that skeptical agronomists have about organics while simultaneously exposing them to the OATS mission and training opportunities. In close collaboration with the National Program Director and the Organic Agronomy & Training Specialist, the Podcast Audio Engineer will remotely capture interviews and dialogue in audio, mix, edit, and produce the content into a high quality set of episodes. The Podcast Audio Engineer will also advise the OATS team during the script development phase of the project.

Scope of Services
Record and edit 6 podcast episodes (20-45 minute length each) featuring a conversation and interview-based structure; the end product will be high quality production value (see Radio Lab for an example of the format)
  • Record and edit: October & November 2020

  • Publish: Nov/Dec 2020



  • Expert skills in recording and editing high quality audio
  • Ability to communicate complex information in an engaging way
  • Proficiency with the following technical platforms: Zoom, Microsoft Word, Google Suite including Docs, Sheet, Gmail, and Calendar


  • Experience providing services to agriculture industry clients
  • Experience creating engaging podcast episodes
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing organic agriculture
  • Project-based contract with final product delivered by December 1, 2020
  • Reports to the National Program Director
  • Contractor to provide own office space, computer, phone, internet, equipment, and supplies
  • Legal status to work in the U.S.
  • No travel anticipated

Proposal Review Process

OATS is committed to a thorough and objective review of all qualifying proposals. All submitted proposals will be reviewed and ranked by a hiring committee composed of the National Program Director and members of the OATS Steering Committee. A short list of candidates will be invited to interview by Zoom the week of September 28, 2020. The full Steering Committee will review the hiring committee’s recommendation and make the final hiring decision by October 5, 2020. These dates are approximate and subject to change if needed. Consideration will be given to the following criteria, which are not necessarily exhaustive:

  1. Qualifications and experience
  2. Quality and timeliness of the proposal
  3. Fee structure of the bid

OATS has multiple Requests for Proposals open concurrently. Contractors are eligible and encouraged to submit a proposal for multiple positions and will receive full consideration for each so long as the scopes of work can be completed as proposed. No penalty will be applied for submitting proposals to multiple open positions.

Compensation this position is : contract Location job can be done remotely Application instructions
This job expired on October 28, 2020
DeadlineSeptember 27, 2020

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