Spotify has hired in-house producers for the Meghan and Harry podcast, which has only had one episode to date.
Spotify announced the $25 million-dollar podcast deal with the couple’s Archewell Audio. The series was expected to premiere sometime in 2021 – but the year came and went without a new episode. Gimlet Media has hired a team of producers to work on the weekly podcast to feature ‘high-profile women.’
“We’re currently assembling a show team that will build and launch a new original show with Archewell featuring the voices of high-profile women,” reads a job listing found by the Daily Mail. Gimlet Media is seeking two producers for a six-month contract position to work on the as of yet untitled podcast. The positions include one for Senior Producer who will “be involved with every step of the show.”
“The ideal candidates have a background in audio production, and experience working with high-profile talent. They thrive under deadline pressure and like to work collaboratively to solve problems. Producers will be involved in research, story development, talent management, recording/field producing, writing, and editing. The right candidates have a strong sense of creativity, curiosity, and empathy. They are interested in the intersection of social activism and popular culture,” continues the job listing.
Gimlet Media also produced the first episode of the Harry and Meghan holiday podcast, which debuted in December 2020.
In that production, the couple shared personal anecdotes and inspirational stories from guests. Guests on the 34-minute episode included Stacey Abrams, Deepak Chopra, Christina Adane, Tyler Perry, Naomi Osaka, and George the Poet.
In July 2021, Archewell Audio hired producer Rebecca Sananes as its head of audio. Sananes previously served as the lead producer for New York Magazine’s Pivot tech podcast. Spotify’s deal with Archewell Audio is to create exclusive original podcasts to ‘uplift and entertain’ by highlighting a diverse array of perspectives and voices.