Podcast Studio Neon Hum launches diverse training bootcamp for editors – Deadline


Neon Hum Media, the podcast company backed by Sony Music Entertainment, is launching a training bootcamp for aspiring podcast publishers from underrepresented groups.

The company, which produces podcasts including Dick Wolf’s hunt and Luminary’s Woodstock ’99 series break thingsseeks to increase the number of people of color, Latinx, and members of the LGTBQ+ community entering the podcast medium.

The eight-week course is led by Neon Hum editor-in-chief Catherine Saint Louis. It will feature eight people who will learn and develop relevant skills from some of the best publishers in the industry. Upon completion of the program, a student will be offered a position as an editor at Neon Hum.

This American Lifeby Emanuele Berry, Annie Avilés by Vice Audio, Phyllis Fletcher by APM Podcasts, Nick White by lost grades and Neon Hum Founder and CEO Jonathan Hirsch will be among the guest speakers.

Applications will be allowed until January 20, with participants announced on February 25 and the course running from mid-March to May.

“There’s a dire need in the podcast industry for publishers who know how to structure podcasts and help make great podcasts great,” Saint Louis said. “Neon Hum wants to give aspiring editors from underrepresented groups the training they need to work in the audio industry. This is not an ivory tower exercise. The idea is to encourage talented storytellers to choose audio editing, to help shape podcasts, to choose how to tell important stories.Sony Music Entertainment’s Social Justice Task Force helped make this program possible, and we are thrilled to work with them.


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