I'm looking for someone to do my podcast edits and show notes for me! I launched my podcast last month and have been doing everything myself but am now ready to have other people handle pieces of it for me.
My podcast is called Startup Boston, during which I interview different founders and investors in the Boston startup scene. You can find it on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and startupbostonpodcast dot com. Each episode is 30-60 minutes. Currently releasing 3 episodes/week but will be reduced to one per week starting in November. Initially I may need your help to catch up on previously recorded episodes that have yet to be edited and finished.
What I need done:
I need you to edit the podcast and remove the background hiss, excessive "umms", "like", and other annoyances.
Remove long periods of silence
Remove the beginning until the interview actually starts
Make me sound awesome
Add a pre-recorded intro and outro that I will send over with each new episode.
Add music with the intro and outro that I will provide.
Write the shownotes at least as well as I have them now. (This includes a brief overview of the person being interviewed, a list of the most interesting topics covered in the episode, and links to everything mentioned in the episode. You can find examples at startupbostonpodcast dot com.
Edit ID3 tags
In the future I may have you upload to Libsyn for me as well. Experience with this is a plus.
Bonus points. I may also choose someone to do the following to help me:
If you can do research before an interview about the person I will be interviewing, their company, competitors, and industry, and provide me with this information, links to where you found the info, and potential questions to ask them. (I can provide examples of the question sheets I use today)
Currently, I use Audacity but you may use any program you prefer.
To adjust the audio in Audacity I use: Background Noise Reduction, Compressor, and limiter. Doing this along with writing shownotes, editing ID3 tags, and uploading to Libsyn typically takes me 2 to 4 hours depending on the episode.
I will work with a couple people on a trial basis to start to make sure we are a good fit for each other before committing to one person.
All payments and time tracking will go through UpWork but we will eventually communicate on a different platform such as Asana, Producteev, or Slack to make communicating and sharing files easier. Previous experience with these is a plus.
Bonus points if the topics of my episodes are of interest to you.
You MUST have great English skills. This job requires not only writing but also listening to English audio which at times may include people who speak very quickly and/or have a non-american accent and it is very important that you are able to understand what they are saying.
Please let me know why you believe I should choose you and any relevant experience you have. This is for ongoing work with the ability to take on more responsibility over time.
Thanks so much!