Podcast Taxonomy, the collaborative group dedicated to recognizing roles and credits in post-production, has announced a Podcast Taxonomy Community Board to strategize on how to further its goals in industry standardization and inclusive language.
Their board is a collection of industry leaders with the goal of best representing the interests and experiences of industry professionals, big and small, and guiding strategy for standardizing industry-specific credits and production roles.
They feel this will improve job search and discovery, and further professionalize the podcast industry.
Their appointees include:
- Amber Smith, Audience Development at Slate
- William White, Staff Product Manager, Podcasts at Pandora
- Blake Day, Talent Acquisition Manager at Spotify
- Emilio Moreno, Chief Executive Officer at iVoox
- Ona Oghogho, Founder of Blk Pod Collective and Podcast Community & Events Manager for Buzzsprout
- Cole Raven, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Podchaser
- Daniel Rosenberg, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances at Staff Me Up
- Sandra Yee Ling, Vice President of Production at QCODE
“Seeing organizations on every level come together to work towards a common goal is inspiring,” said Podcast Taxonomy Co-Founder and Podchaser COO Cole Raven. “I’m grateful for the industry’s enthusiasm and willingness to support the Podcast Taxonomy movement and couldn’t be happier with the members of our inaugural board!”
“Our board illustrates what we hope to see in the podcast industry of the future: diverse in thought, career status, and professional background, and inclusive of people from historically underrepresented communities,” added Podcast Taxonomy Co-Founder and Staff Me Up VP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances Daniel Rosenberg.
They released a white paper last fall spelling out their goals explicitly, and they say that anyone involved in the podcasting industry, working independently or professionally, is encouraged to join the community and contribute to the white paper.
There will be a Podcast Taxonomy panel discussion on Thursday, August 5th at Podcast Movement.