Applications are now being accepted for round two of iHeartMedia’s NextUp Initiative. The program is designed to empower creators of all backgrounds by teaching them how to develop and market a podcast and show them how to use podcasting software.
The NextUp program will span six months beginning January and will include a monthly stipend. Creators will exit the program with at least three finished episodes and a polished pitch for their podcast.
NextUp is led by iHeartPodcast executive producers, Anna Hossnieh and Joelle Smith, and iHeartPodcast production manager Yesenia Medellin.
The inaugural NextUp initiative produced a full slate of shows from all eight of its NextUp fellows, covering a range of important topics from the working class to Native American identity.
Submission period begins today and runs through September 30, 2022.