Neon Hum Media, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, have announced the launch of its free podcast training bootcamp created for podcast editors from underrepresented groups. The application portal is now open for prospective editors to apply.
The eight-week course, led by Neon Hum’s senior editor Catherine Saint Louis, is designed to provide a new and unique opportunity for Black and Native American storytellers, other people of color, the LGTBQ+ community, and Latinx people. The 8 people selected will learn and develop relevant skillsets from some of the industry’s top editors and experts. The course will feature guest teachers from some of the most successful companies in the podcast industry, including Emanuele Berry of This American Life, Annie Avilés of VICE Audio, Phyllis Fletcher of APM Podcasts, Nick White of Lost Notes, and more. Neon Hum founder and CEO Jonathan Hirsch will co-teach a session, too.
At the conclusion of the course, one student will be offered a staff editor position at Neon Hum. The program is designed to develop students into top candidates for other employers to also consider hiring in editor roles following course graduation.
Funding for the bootcamp is made possible by Sony Music Entertainment, Neon Hum Media’s joint venture partner.