Landing a Job in Podcasting: Insider Tips – PCI 392

Sharing practical tips for landing a job in podcasting

Whether you’re a seasoned audio engineer or a passionate storyteller looking to break into the industry, this episode is packed with valuable advice from top insiders.We uncover necessary skills, the dos and don’ts of applying, and how to make your resume stand out. Long-standing Blubrry employees share our experiences to help you turn your podcasting aspirations into a rewarding career.

Today’s Hosts: Todd Cochrane, Mike Dell and MacKenzie Bennett

Finding a job in the podcast industry involves a mix of networking, skill development, and strategic job searching. Here are some steps and tips to help you navigate your way into a podcasting career:

1. Define Your Interests & Leverage Podcast Skillset

  • As a podcaster you already have skills (Assuming you didn’t pay someone to do these things for you)
    • Managing your RSS feed and distribution
    • Show planning
    • Show production (recording and editing)
    • Producing show notes / posts
    • Marketing the podcast
    • Recording
    • Editing audio/video

2. Build a Portfolio

  • Create Your Own Podcast: This is a great way to gain hands-on experience and showcase your abilities.
  • Contribute to Existing Podcasts: Offer to work (even as a volunteer initially) on existing podcasts to gain experience and build your portfolio.

3. Networking

  • Social Media and Forums: Engage with podcast communities on platforms like Reddit, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Join discussions, ask for advice, and share your work.
  • Events and Conferences: Attend podcasting workshops, conferences, and meetups to network with industry professionals.

4. Utilize Job Platforms

  • Podcast-Specific Job Boards: Websites like, Inside Podcasting, and the Podcast Movement’s job board are good places to find industry-specific listings.
  • General Job Websites: Don’t overlook general job platforms like Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. Use keywords related to podcasting to find opportunities.
  • Company Websites: Always check the podcast companies’ websites career center. We at Blubrry occasionally need people and will post the jobs on our site.

5. Pitch and Apply Strategically

  • Customize Applications: Tailor your resume and cover letter for each application to highlight the most relevant skills and experiences.
  • Cold Outreach: Don’t be afraid to reach out to podcasters or podcast companies you admire to inquire about potential opportunities or to offer your services.

6. Continuous Learning

  • Stay Updated: The podcast industry is evolving rapidly. Keep learning about new trends, technologies, and strategies to remain relevant.
  • Podcasting Student Discount: Blubrry just announced a generous 50% off discount for a full year for our hosting plans for any college student. Learn more about the podcasting student discount here.

7. Consider Freelancing

  • Freelance Platforms: Websites like Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr can be good places to find freelance podcast-related jobs and build more experience.
  • Create Your Own Job:
    • Content consulting
    • Technical consulting
    • Editor
    • Host other people’s podcast
    • Voiceover
    • Marketing podcasts

8. Internships and Entry-Level Positions

  • Start Small: If you’re new to the industry, an internship or an entry-level position can be a valuable stepping stone, offering both experience and networking opportunities.

Navigating a career in podcasting can be both challenging and exciting. Persistence, continuous learning, and active engagement with the podcasting community are key to finding your place in the industry.

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