How would you describe what you do?
I develop and produce podcast series from start to finish, working on everything from documentaries and studio shows, to bespoke series for brands and organisations.
What does an average working day look like and where does it happen?
Currently it takes place in my makeshift bedroom studio in South London, and any given day can be very different – that’s part of what I love about the job.
On the development side, we’ll generally be working together as a team to come up with new series ideas, sometimes from a brief set by a client or sometimes something we’ve been thinking about ourselves.
On the production side, it can involve anything from putting together research, finding contributors or presenters and writing scripts, to conducting interviews with people from all different backgrounds. When all of that is done, I will weave everything together with the edit, music and sound design.
What skills and tools would you say are essential to your work?
I would say that the number one tool is the editing software Reaper. It’s really accessible to anybody (it has a long trial period if you can’t afford it upfront); it works as well if not better than anything else I’ve used, and I’ve generally seen a range of people using it across different skill sets and experience.