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Podcast Editor

Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell

London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
, United Kingdom

Job Family Group:

Corporate Relations

Worker Type:

Regular (FTC) (Fixed Term)

Posting Start Date:

Business unit:

CoS and Corporate Relations

Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

Where you fit in

The global Editorial team is part of the Corporate Relations function at Shell. Editorial is staffed by former journalists who have worked for some of the world’s leading publications and broadcast networks, and by speechwriters who have worked for senior government ministers in the UK and the Netherlands. The team writes speeches and articles, including long-form social media posts, for the CEO, Chair and Executive Committee; we edit and write Shell’s major reports; and we manage, edit, and write digital content for our global website, We produce stories for our award-winning digital channel, Inside Energy, and we run The Energy Podcast.

What’s the role?

This is a fixed-term role for 18 months based in our London office. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with Corporate Relations colleagues across Shell’s businesses to create episode briefs for The Energy Podcast that communicate Shell’s strategy and role within the energy transition, while appealing to a broad external audience
  • Researching topics and views around the energy transition, writing scripts, and identifying and co-ordinating internal and external guests
  • Working with the production agency and other members of the Editorial team to edit episodes to a high standard;
  • Overseeing the legal and media approvals process, and supporting social media promotion;
  • Using data-driven insights to improve the performance of The Energy Podcast and shape its strategy going forward.

You will:

  • Develop and co-ordinate the production of podcast episodes, in collaboration with other teams;
  • Handle tight deadlines and work at speed while maintaining quality;
  • Be a strong team player able to work across cultures and diverse backgrounds and with virtual teams.

What we need from you

We are keen to hear from candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Strong and proven skills in broadcast or audio editing (in native-level English);
  • Potential and determination to develop further as a podcast editor to produce high-quality content;
  • An understanding of how to engage audiences using audio;
  • The ability to get things done to tight deadlines, but remain calm under pressure;
  • A creative and proactive approach to identifying and developing podcast episodes that appeal to a global audience;
  • Experience of hosting or presenting podcasts would be an advantage but is not essential.

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone often applies when they do not feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

Flexible working

We are keen to support flexible working arrangements, subject to local regulations and legislative frameworks. If this is of interest to you, please describe in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered (e.g., part-time, job share).

About Shell UK

Shell is an international energy company that aims to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible. It is one of the world’s largest independent energy companies, operating in more than 70 countries.

Shell has a global target to become a net zero emissions energy business by 2050. This means that Shell aims to be net zero on all emissions generated by its operations and the energy needed to power them. The company is working with customers, business, and governments to address emissions across different sectors.

Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are one of the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.



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