Join SAA’s Podcast Team!

Love a good podcast? Have a charming on-air presence? Excel at managing deadlines? Come join us!

SAA’s podcast is looking to add three people to its volunteer team: two Co-Hosts and one Project Coordinator. Archives in Context—now in its eighth season and sponsored jointly by the Publications Board, American Archivist Editorial Board, and Committee on Public Awareness—hosts dynamic conversations with archivists contributing to the archival literature, to SAA and the profession, and to public access and awareness of archives. The podcast team—made up of a project coordinator, four co-hosts, three producers, and SAA staff—release at least six episodes annually.

Co-Hosts are the voices you hear on the podcast. They prepare for interviews by suggesting topics, becoming familiar with the work of guests, and drafting questions and introductions. After conducting interviews virtually, co-hosts listen to the audio and recommend edits to the sound engineer.

The Project Coordinator serves as the “chair” of the team, setting a vision for a season, refining workflow, and bridging the work of the two sub-teams who create the episodes. The Project Coordinator:

  • Considers broadly the scope of the podcast, overarching themes for the season, diversity of topics and guests, order of episodes, and anything that comes up between planning sessions.
  • Leads monthly check-ins with the producers and keep both teams apprised of new developments via email.
  • Sets a timeline for episodes moving through the production process, keep teams on schedule, and liaisons with the sound engineer to finalize episodes. 

All candidates should have excellent project management and people skills and be an SAA member. Previous podcasting experience is preferred. The time commitment is about 5-10 hours per month.

To apply: send a letter indicating why you are interested in the position, your favorite podcast, and your résumé to by September 15, 2023.