Novel Audio - Researcher


Novel the UK’s largest independent podcast production company, responsible for making award-winning audio in all genres, including The Bellingcat Podcast for Spotify, Sideways for BBC Radio 4 and Best Song Ever for BBC Sounds in the UK, as well as more than a dozen shows currently in production for major US broadcasters.

We’re looking to hear from candidates that have a great ear for audio storytelling and a dogged and tenacious attitude to research.

You will be confident tracking down leads via phone and email as well as versed in different internet research tools.


Novel Audio


Remote + at Office: Third Floor 17-21 Emerald St, Holborn W1CN 3QN


Mon to Fri 9:30 - 6pm including 1 hour lunch break (We offer flexi hours)


£10.85 (London Living Wage)

Number of Positions



10am Mon 11th Oct 21

At Novel Audio, we’ve been involved in (and obsessed with) the audiobook industry for over a decade. We found our sea legs working in audiobook retail, tech, and indie publishing, and we’ve used that industry insight and passion for the format to publish captivating audiobooks since 2012.

Our trophy cabinet includes a National Book Award winner, a 2016 Audie winner & 2017 nominee, an Audiofile Magazine Earphones Award winner, and a SOVAS winner. We’ve got New York Times bestsellers, celebrity narrations, and political statements galore. We focus on adult fiction and non-fiction from both front-list and backlist with a specialisation in all things nerdy. Statement-making, heartbreaking, educating–we’ve got it all.

We’ve got one of the widest distribution networks in the industry and are aggressively pursuing new partners in growing international markets like Scandinavia, India and Spain. You can find our titles on over 30 platforms, retailers and distributors worldwide.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Story research using multiple platforms - phone, online, other resources
  • Interviewee casting
  • Sourcing and booking contributors
  • Archive research
  • Supporting the organisation and administration of projects
  • Recording contributors, both remotely and on location
  • Confidence with audio file organisation
  • Organising, collating team feedback
  • Some Audio editing
  • Music sourcing
  • Organising production schedules

You must be aged 16-24 years old, and unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

This role also asks that you:

  • Have great organisational skills

  • Are a skilled multitasker

  • Are a good communicator

  • Are a creative thinker

  • Are a keen problem solver

  • Have attention to detail

This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit.

If interested please talk and inquire about this specific role to your job coach before the 10:00 am 11th of Oct

Read more about the Kickstart scheme here.

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This role is offered as part of the government's Kickstart Scheme.

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