Spotify is ramping up work on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s projects by advertising for staff to cover “every step” of production — more than a year into their multimillion-dollar deal.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a reported $25 million deal in December 2020 to make content via 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, featuring high-profile pals such as Sir Elton John and James Corden, as well as their son Archie speaking his first public words.
Last July, Archewell hired podcast producer Rebecca Sananes, and confirmed it was “looking forward to sharing more content later in 2021.”
Now, with nothing yet to show for the deal, Spotify is hiring producers through its podcast arm, Gimlet, to work with Archewell Audio.
As the Daily Mail reported, the jobs are being offered to applicants on six-month contracts based in Los Angeles.
One advert for a senior producer role 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.”
Upon signing the deal with the audio giant, Harry and Markle said they were “citizens of the world” who wanted to “elevate underrepresented voices.”
The advert continued that the producer will be involved with “every step of the show including development, research and producing episodes.”
Two other producing jobs are linked to the advert, but do not mention Archewell.
One industry source told Page Six Tuesday that this move simply means that the projects are finally moving into production.
The latest move follows news that the Sussexes are adding two more “entertainment” companies to their growing business empire in Delaware.
The couple, who quit royal life last year, has also signed a massive deal with Netflix — but nothing is ready to watch yet.
Netflix is now looking for a production designer for Markle’s animated show “Pearl,” about a young girl who is inspired by influential women in history.
It counts Sir Elton John’s husband David Furnish and star documentary maker Liz Garbus among its executive producers.
As Page Six revealed, the couple has also been recording themselves for a proposed warts and all documentary-style series, alongside Harry’s Invictus Games documentary.
Reps for the Sussexes and Spotify were unavailable for comment.