Podcast Producer/ Social Media Guru Barbershop Stories is a live variety show that features storytellers sharing true tales in barbershops and natural hair salons around NYC. Since its founding in 2012, we have hosted shows in venues including DeLuxe Gallery in Fort Greene, Denny Moe’s Barbershop in Harlem and an off site special broadcast in collaboration with BRIC Studios in downtown Brooklyn. Many of the stories are a reflection of the cultural, political, and social realities of communities of color told through the lens of story.

We are looking for a Podcast Producer and a Social Media Guru who can help us with the next stage of our development. This can be either one role or two, depending on skills and qualifications of applicants. The podcast format will be hosted by a team of two and will include stories recorded from live shows, as well as studio interviews. This will be a paid part time/ contract based role for one year thanks in part to funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council.

Podcast Producer Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the research and booking of guests and venues
  • Assist in writing scripts and interview questions
  • Edit recordings and produce high quality audio podcast
  • Choose and edit music, when applicable
  • Post podcast, show pages online
  • Proficient with social media and podcasting analytics
  • Producer will work closely with show hosts, audio engineer and other team members

Social Media Guru Responsibilities:

  • Write content for website
  • Engage with social media – most notably Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Proficient with social media and podcasting analytics


Successful candidates will have great people and organizational skills, will be self motivated, and able to work autonomously. Also looking for someone who is looking to grow with a small but ambitious team. Ideal podcast producers will know how to work with audio engineering software.

For samples of our audio work, please visit www.cowbird.com/barbershopstories

Women and people of color highly encouraged to apply.

Application Process