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Podcast Host, Lightspeed

Blockworks

Blockworks

United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Us:

Blockworks is a financial media brand that delivers breaking news and premium insights about digital assets to millions of investors. Our content, newsletters, podcasts and events provide investors with the critical analysis and information they need to make smarter decisions about digital assets.

Who You Are

You consider yourself a crypto enthusiast and a podcast connoisseur. You have a passion for crypto projects like Solana that deliver high-value products and performance, and there is nothing you love more than hosting an engaging discussion around the topics.

You're not just comfortable behind the mic and the camera, but you consider it your home. You're a host and pride yourself on your ability to think critically about meaningful content. You're excited by the opportunity to help connect and facilitate conversations with crypto's top builders and investors.

What You’ll Do

As our Podcast Host for Lightspeed, you'll co-host and help produce one of the most successful shows and brands in the Blockworks podcast network. You'll be the face, voice, and thought leader of the brand helping to grow the audience and impact of show. Every day will look a little different, but in general, you will do things like:

  • Develop Podcast Content: You'll work to design and develop the content and themes for each episode of Lightspeed, using the latest news and events in the crypto industry to help inform topics.

  • Co-host the Lightspeed Podcast: You'll be directly responsible for planning, scripting, hosting, and recording two episodes of the show per week.

  • Identify, Source, and Secure Guests: You'll proactively work to identify podcast guests who have untapped potential for creating exceptional stories relevant to our in-house shows.

  • Contribute to Newsletters: You'll partner with our editorial team to help write contributions to the Lightspeed Newsletter multiple times per week.

  • Drive Social Engagement: You'll regularly leverage personal and professional social channels to help grow the Lightspeed audience through exceptional content and authentic marketing.

  • Partner with Sales: You'll partner and collaborate with our sales team to help build new areas of sponsorship and strengthen the deep relationship with current sponsors.

  • Learn and Embrace the Blockwork Audience: In conjunction with the rest of the production team, you'll work to understand the core audience segments and proactively uncover insights that will stimulate engagement and content evolution.

  • Build the Lightspeed Brand IRL: In partnership with other Blockworks team members, you'll help grow the Lightspeed brand by representing the show at in-person events, including listener meet-ups, Solana Hackathons, Blockworks Conferences, and more.

Experimentation is frequent at Blockworks. Comfortability with being uncomfortable is a must.

What You’ve Done Before

First and foremost, you're a crypto native with a deep understanding of the industry and, specifically, Solana. You consider yourself charismatic and confident, especially in front of a camera. You have an unbridled enthusiasm and passion for storytelling and creating exceptional content. You've demonstrated success hosting or producing crypto content for podcasts, webinars, blogs, or other reporting, and you're excited to share your best work examples. You have an uncanny ability to discern compelling stories and are always on the look to find the engaging needle in the haystack of noise. Lastly, you've been historically successful at growing an audience and following and are excited to do it again.

It’d Be Great If You’ve Done This

An exceptionally deep understanding of the crypto landscape paired with a creative and compelling approach to discussions will move you to the top of the list. Having a background in media, especially on camera, may also set you apart from other candidates, but it isn't required. Lastly, we're looking for candidates with an outstanding ability to interview guests and honed instincts of when and how to dig deeper while making guests feel comfortable.

Salary, Benefits, & How We Work

This is a full time exempt position with an expected salary of $110,000/year.

Benefits:

  • Commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture

  • Remote first organization with an office in NYC for you to utilize as you please

  • 14 weeks of fully paid parental leave

  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for you + a significant portion covered for your dependents

  • 401(k) plan

  • Remote work-station stipend

  • Learning stipend

  • Team happy hours and outings (even while remote!)

  • Generous vacation and holiday policy

  • Commuter benefits

We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.

Blockworks is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.