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Scientific Podcast Producer

ZOE

ZOE

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Remote · United Kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Hi, we’re ZOE
We’re a team of scientists, developers, marketers and more, changing the way the world eats. With our personalised nutrition programme, we’re on a mission to improve the health of millions, and with plans as vast as the plants on our plate, we need the best team. Or ZOEntists, as we like to call ourselves.
We’re backed by leading venture capital firm Accomplice (backers of Angellist and Zoopla), world-renowned entrepreneurs, like Steven Bartlett (also a proud brand ambassador), and we’ve raised over £70m in funding as of July 2023.
With Professor Tim Spector and Dr Sarah Berry leading our science, we have over 63,000 global members and, in our 2022 crowdfunding campaign, we welcomed 13,000 ‘Owners’.
Got a good (gut) feeling it could be you? Head to our career page to find out more.
We’re looking for a Scientific Podcast Producer to take ZOE even further.
What’s the role?
You’ll be working in a small but growing team that sits within ZOE’s marketing team, reporting to the Director of Podcasting. Together you’ll produce the UK’s most listened to health and nutrition podcast (often the UK’s #1 podcast overall!) ZOE Science and Nutrition. The podcast helps more than 3 million people each month to improve their health. We’re looking for someone from a science or nutrition comms background or someone who’s worked in science or nutrition before transitioning to a content background. You’ll be creative and entrepreneurial, reliable (we must deliver our podcast each and every week), and be comfortable using collaborative systems to ensure consistent delivery of high quality content. Working closely with the Director of Podcasting, Associate Producer, Senior Podcast Growth Manager and Editor, you’ll deliver content that genuinely improves the health of millions.
Meet the team:
We’re a small but growing team who believe in putting our audience first. Our 3m+ monthly ZOE listeners want to hear from the most credible health and nutrition sources there are. Where other podcasts compromise, we do not. That said, simplifying our science to make it actionable and accessible is equally important. Our show is for everyone - not just scientists! We are a top 5 UK podcast in terms of listenership size, and the biggest in our niche. Our sights are now set on growing in the US and elsewhere. To do this we must be brave, run experiments and make incremental gains in every aspect.

In your role as producer, we’ll be counting on you to:

  • Pitch episode and topic ideas, research and vet guests
  • Produce weekly briefing documents for our hosts
  • Be accountable for the scientific accuracy of our episodes
  • Collaborate with host co hosts on finalising briefing docs
  • Attend recording sessions (1-2 times a month)
  • Strive to make our content and systems 1% better each time

Skills and experience:

  • Researcher or creator experience in either nutrition, a health-related field, or health content
  • Experience working across a broad spectrum of health topics
  • Experience producing a weekly podcast podcast, radio show, youtube channel, newsletter or other
  • First class writing skills
  • Passion for health and wellness

Nice to have / you’d be eager to learn:

  • Storytelling ability
  • Degree in nutrition or health-related field
  • Conscious language skills
  • Persuasive writing skills

Persona:

  • Kind, unusually proactive
  • Loves a challenge - must thrive in a high trust, high commitment environment
  • Highly organised and a good planner
  • A creative thinker and problem solver
  • Be flexible! Our company and team is growing and evolving - you will need to grow with it
These are the ideal skills, attributes, and experience we’re looking for in this role. Don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes, especially on the skills and experience front, we’re happy to upskill for the right candidate.
Life as a ZOEntist – what you can expect from us:
As well as industry-benchmarked compensation and all the hardware and software you need, we offer a thoughtfully-curated list of benefits. We expect this list to evolve as we continue supporting our team members’ long-term personal and professional growth, and their wellbeing.
Remote-first: Work flexibly – from home, our London office, or anywhere within the EU
Stock options: So you can share in our growth
Paid time off: 28 days paid leave (25 holiday days, plus 2 company-wide reset days, and 1 “life event” day)
Enhanced Parental Leave: On top of the statutory offering
Flexible private healthcare and life assurance options
Pension contribution: Pay monthly or top up – your choice.
Health and wellbeing: Like our Employee Assistance Program and Cycle to Work Scheme
Social, WFH, and Growth (L&D) budgets. Plus, multiple opportunities to connect, grow, and socialise
We’re all about equal opportunities
We know that a successful team is made up of diverse people, able to be their authentic selves. To continue growing our team in the best way, we believe that equal opportunities matter, so we encourage candidates from any underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this role. You can view our Equal Opportunities statement in full here.
A closer look at ZOE
Think you’ve heard our name somewhere before? We were the team behind the COVID Symptom Study, which has since become the ZOE Health Study (ZHS). We use the power of community science to conduct large-scale research from the comfort of contributors’ own homes. Our collective work and expertise in biology, engineering, and data/nutrition science have led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.
Seen ZOE in the media recently? Catch our co-founder Professor Tim Spector (one of the world’s most cited scientists) and our Chief Scientist Dr Sarah Berry on this BBC Panorama, and listen to CEO Jonathan Wolf unpack the latest in science and nutrition on our ZOE podcast.
Oh, and if you’re wondering why ZOE? It translates to “Life” in Greek, which we’re helping ZOE members enjoy to the fullest.

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