Love podcasts? Want to help make them? Tantalised by the thought of writing shows for a global audience? Then read on…
Noiser is an award-winning podcast production company based in Bristol, UK. They specialise in immersive history podcasts – intermixing storytelling and sound design with expert contributors to bring history to life. Specialising in history and drama storytelling, their shows are built on research and combine narrative voiceover with contributor access and immersive sound design. Find yourself transported to the heart of the story.
They want to make shows that stand the test of time – that aren’t just forgotten after a week, and are gunning for premium, set piece content that endures for successive audiences. People are used to high quality video on demand – Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. Noiser want to make audio content that hits the same high production standards.
Pascal Hughes is Noiser’s founder and CEO. After a decade producing TV documentaries for BBC, ITV, Five, National Geographic, The Economist, Netflix and Sky, Pascal went on to produce multiple high-profile podcasts that have been listened to tens of millions of times.
Pascal is an expert in the podcast landscape, with a detailed knowledge of production, distribution and monetisation, as well as contacts and connections that span those areas. Operating on the production as well as the agency side has fostered a holistic understanding of audio across European and North American markets.
He has assembled a team with experience across film, TV and news, as well as audio production.
You can listen to Noiser podcasts ‘Real Dictators’, ‘Real Narcos’ and ‘Short History Of…’ on all podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple, etc), and they are on the look-out for freelance writers to contribute VoiceOver scripts for their new series ‘Short History Of…’
Each episode delves deep into a significant moment, person, or civilisation in history and gives you a front row seat as history’s most extraordinary moments play out right before you.
You may not have worked in audio before – that’s OK. They want to connect with talented, reliable writers – with experience in features, non-fiction or fiction – who are enthusiastic about podcasts and can deliver copy to tight deadlines.
This is a remote working opportunity, and they are looking for either part-time or full-time writers.
If you’re interested, please send your CV and two examples of published work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out their website www.noiser.com to read more about the company and our shows, two of which are outlined below:
The Real Narcos
In Real Narcos, we go undercover with the men and women trying to bring down these infamous criminal masterminds. From the King of Cocaine, Pablo Escobar, to the Godmother of the drugs trade, Griselda Blanco, and the most powerful drug trafficker on the planet, El Chapo. Follow the real special agents as they kick down doors and dismantle crime syndicates, bringing the world’s most wanted narco-terrorists to justice.
The Real Dictators
Real Dictators is the new podcast series hosted by Paul McGann (Dr Who, Luther, Withnail and I) that explores the hidden lives of history’s tyrants. We encounter the American-trained doctor, “Papa Doc” Duvalier, who used modern medicine to convince the people of Haiti that he was a Voodoo god. There’s Kim Jong-il, who developed nuclear warheads alongside blockbuster movies. There’s Mao Zedong – the peasant’s son who transformed China, presiding over the catastrophic Great Chinese Famine and the bloody Cultural Revolution. And Joseph Stalin, the man who turned Russia into a superpower and set the stage for the Cold War, while upending and destroying the lives and livelihoods of millions of his own people.
Real Dictators fuses immersive, dramatic storytelling with interviews with world-renowned experts. The voices of historians sit alongside an array of regime insiders such as Jang Jin-sung – a former psychological warfare officer for Kim Jong-il – and François Benoit, a survivor of ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier’s reign of terror.
See here for further details.