The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “hiring” a team of producers through Spotify partner company for Archewell audio. Podcaster Rachel Bowie claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan are looking for someone who has experience working with “high-profile” women with an interest in the intersection of social activism and popular culture alongside preparing for a host of recordings. The podcast will feature elite women who will share their stories on their new weekly show.
Rachel Bowie, host of Royally Obsessed, said: “We’ve been seeing this week that they [Archewell audio] are hiring so it sounds like something is gonna happen with that.
“We’ve all been kind of waiting to have Harry and Meghan back in our ears, and they posted this week that they are looking for a team of three producers to work on a new weekly show for Archewell audio that will feature high-profile women.
“The responsibility is that they need to prep for the host for recordings, have experience working with high-profile talent with the interest in the intersection of social activism and popular culture. So first I was kind of ignoring that news, I was like “It’s not gonna be that insightful” and I started thinking like, ‘Gosh! What is this show gonna be, what kind of guests they’re gonna have’.”
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The job advertisement on the Spotify website that team producers will be hired by Gimlet Projects, a part of the Spotify family for a remote full-time six-month contract in L.A.
The post reads: “Gimlet Projects (GP) is a new show development team that develops and launches new podcasts for Spotify. GP’s projects often involve Spotify’s high-profile collaborators.
“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.”
Gimlet Projects states that the Senior producer will be involved in the making of the show including “development, research, and producing episodes.”
The producer should have previous experience in “editorial judgement” with a background in “audio storytelling.”
The project expects the candidate to “produce key interviews, shape narrative structure, organize tape, write scripts, work with the host to incorporate feedback, coordinate schedules and deadlines.”
Prince Harry and Meghan signed an £18 million deal with Spotify in December 2020. Their 35-minute first episode featured Sir Elton John and James Corden who discussed how they dealt with the pandemic and their own hopes for the future.
However, the duo didn’t release any other episode after the first one. Royal expert expressed his concern over the lack of content and warned that Spotify would want their payment at one point.
Royal editor Russell Myers said: “They want to try and work out where Harry and Meghan’s future lies and whether it is to carry on with this juggernaut of signing themselves up to projects with these massive corporations that arguably will want their pound of flesh at the end of it.
“I don’t think they’ll just give out tens of millions of pounds to Harry and Meghan to just churn out podcasts like they did on the pilot episode we heard recently.
“As nice as it was, I don’t think it’s breaking any new ground.
“And certainly the money that is being given to Harry and Meghan, they are going to presumably want them to do something a bit meatier.
“And whether that involves them showing their lives in California or whether it involves them doing historical projects about the Royal Family or talking about their position before Megxit.”