Hiring A Podcast Engineer or Producer

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If you’re looking to hire a podcast sound engineer or producer, you fit into one of two categories.

  1. You’ve been doing this for a while and you want more free time.
  2. You have no clue what you’re doing, and you want someone else to do it for you.

This article is for the latter, while the former might find some benefits as well.

From the beginning of each episode to the end, here are a few things you might want a producer or an engineer to do for you.

  1. Book a guest
  2. Research a topic
  3. Schedule an interview
  4. Audio Setup (Sound Check)
  5. Edit The Audio – including dialogue, adding music, and the overall “making it sound good”
  6. Write the Copy – Title, and ShowNotes
  7. Provide A Transcript – most likely from a program your engineer has paid for that you don’t know anything about. 
  8. Upload the Episode to the hosting platform for syndication. 
  9. Schedule Episodes for Publishing
  10. Network
  11. Provide Artwork
  12. Everything listed above, but for VIDEO now as well. 
  13. Tell you that you did a great job! 
  14. Tell you that you did a shit job…
  15. Review Podcasting Performance Stats
  16. Provide insight on how to improve those stats

How much should one of these sound engineers or podcasting producers cost?

Between $15-50/hour. Somewhere between $15 and $1,000 per episode. 

You pay for what you get. If you have a lot of faith in your show, invest in it. Find the right team members, and treat it right. 

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