More than a year into their multimillion-dollar deal, Spotify is ramping up work on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s projects by advertising for staff to cover “every step” of production.
In December 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a reported $25 million deal to create content through their production company, Archewell Audio.
But the only thing we’ve heard from the couple so far is a 33-minute holiday special that same month, which featured high-profile pals like Sir Elton John and James Corden, as well as their son Archie’s first public words.
With nothing to show for the deal since it was signed, Spotify has now decided to hire producers to work with Archewell Audio through its podcast arm, Gimlet so there can be something to show for the deal.
Meanwhile, according to the Daily Mail, the jobs are available on a six-month contract basis in Los Angeles.
One hiring publicity reads, “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.
“The ideal candidate has experience working with high-profile talent, and an interest in the intersection of social activism and popular culture.”
When Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle signed the deal with Spotify, they said they were “citizens of the world” who wanted to “elevate underrepresented voices.”
According to the advertisement, the producer will be involved in every step of the show, including development, research, and episode production.
Two other producing jobs are linked to the advertisement but do not mention the Archewell Foundation project.
The latest move comes on the heels of news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expanding their Delaware business empire by acquiring two more “entertainment” companies.