Podcast Jobs – Turn Your Skills into a Career

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Podcasting Can Be A Great Career Move

The fast growing industry of podcasting has helped create a wide variety of jobs specific to podcasting, and many companies have created positions to create, host, write, edit and produce their podcasts.

Many of these jobs are remote and offer a certain degree of flexibility that’s appealing to those looking to work for themselves. 

Below, we’ll explore different types of podcast jobs that are available and the skills you’ll need for each.

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Podcast Host Jobs

If you have already started a podcast that has a loyal fanbase, you may find that other people are interested in bringing your voice and personality to their shows.

Much like hosting a TV show, it takes experience, talent and the right voice to get hired for a podcast host position. 

As you can see from the screenshot below, there are many companies actively looking for hosts for their shows.

Required Skills:

  • Great speaking voice
  • Ability to think on your toes
  • Active listening
  • Time management
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing
  • Critical thinking

Podcast Consultant Jobs

For podcast hosts that have successful shows, people may start asking for advice on how they can do the same thing.

This can translate into paid one-on-one training, or you could create and sell a group coaching program teaching several people how to launch a profitable podcast.

Either way, if you’re having success, you’ve likely learned a thing or two and there are opportunities to turn that knowledge and experience into recurring revenue.

Required Skills:

  • Have a successful podcast – the proof is in the pudding as they say. 
  • Be able to teach in a way that is understandable and actionable.
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Podcast Editor Jobs

One of the critical skills in podcasting is being able to effectively edit audio. If you’ve mastered the editing process, you can market this service and edit audio for other podcasters as a freelancer.

Required Skills:

  • Well-versed in audio editing software such as Audacity, GarageBand, or an equivalent. 
  • Must also be good at taking direction, critical thinking, and time management.

Podcast Producer Jobs

Much like the podcast editing job, the production job for podcasts is all about helping a podcast run smoothly.

This is not just about recording a show and putting it out there on the internet. Good production will make a show sound as good as some of the major network shows.

Required Skills:

  • Ensures an episode flows smoothly from start to finish
  • Managing schedules
  • Securing guests
  • Getting the audio to the editor and other team members

Podcast Social Media Manager Jobs

Social media managers often come up in searches for podcast jobs.

As a social media manager for a podcast, you are responsible for managing the show’s presence on sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and more.

Other responsibilities could include:

Required Skills:

  • Deep knowledge of social media platforms
  • Writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management
  • Active listener
  • Ability to take direction
  • Graphic design 
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Podcast Show Notes Writer Jobs

Some people like to review show notes before listening to a particular episode, so they can jump to a specific section in that episode. Writing show notes for a podcast can be as simple as cataloging timestamps where key elements of an episode are happening, or as complicated as writing a blog post, adding the transcript, and more. When writing show notes, the goal is to post them on your website or blog along with the embedded podcast episode. Show notes are popular because they give listeners insight into what topics will be discussed in an episode, and can help them follow along for the parts they want to hear the most. Required Skills:
  • Writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management
  • Ability to keep up with deadlines
  • Take direction
  • SEO knowledge a plus

Podcast Blog Post Writer Jobs

Some podcasts will need blog posts created based on the content within one or more episodes. 

A skilled writer can repurpose your show’s content and optimize it for search engine results pages (SERPs) to drive more traffic to your podcast’s website.

Required Skills:

  • Writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management
  • Ability to keep up with deadlines
  • Take direction
  • SEO knowledge a plus
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Podcast Guest Recruiter/Pre-Interview Screening Jobs

One of the most important podcast jobs for shows that feature other people is finding and booking good guests.

This is an very important role as having great guests can make your show more engaging and grow your fanbase.

Required Skills

  • Many of the same skills as a show host, but also must be willing and able to send emails, make phone calls and vet guests.

How to Find Podcast Jobs

These are just some of the more popular podcast jobs that we’ve found. As the industry continues to grow and evolve, there will be many more.

As you’ve seen, experience in podcasting could lead to new opportunities, but where do you find podcast jobs in the first place?

Start by performing a search on Google for ‘jobs in podcasting.’ 

Other options for finding jobs in podcasting include:

It may take time to find just the right job, but with a little patience you could find yourself with a new career or freelance opportunity in a short amount of time.

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