How to conduct audio job searches in a wacky market

12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Online Workshop
Registration Closed

In only about one year the entire audio industry has changed. That means what used to be a ‘sellers’ market that favored job seekers: audio production and creation talent, has now flipped: employers are much more in charge.

What’s changed? The podcast business is both consolidating and becoming more risk averse. Second, the almost-end to COVID means that hybrid work is not always possible.

The good news is if you are serious about making a career in audio, or want to build on what you have done – there is time to get your story together so you are ready for what emerges.

In this short class we’ll go over:

  • What employers are looking for
  • Uncovering YOUR career story and telling it well
  • Sharpening up your LinkedIn and resume
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Where to look as podcasting gets a bit strange
  • Skills to develop this Fall



Who's this class for?

* Long term seekers -- thinking of a job change in the next 12 months
* The suddenly unemployed in podcasting
* The suddenly unemployed or 'get me outta here' folks in public radio

About Your Instructor

John Barth

John Barth is a content developer and talent recruiter running his own firm, Creative Media LLC. He works with clients in public media, podcasting and social engagement and has deep expertise around building shows, podcasts and production teams. For 16 years, John was the Chief Content Officer of PRX, named by Fast Company magazine as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative media companies. He was responsible for almost all the broadcast and podcast content that PRX distributed, marketed, produced and developed. He led the design and launch of the investigative reporting program Reveal with The Center for Investigative Reporting; and The Moth Radio Hour, both Peabody Award winners. He’s overseen multiple broadcast specials and podcasts including work from The Smithsonian, Outside magazine, Esquire, TED and others. When PRX and PRI merged in 2018, John managed a combined broadcast portfolio headed by the global news program The World and The Takeaway. John was the founding producer of Marketplace, ran AOL's News and Politics channels and, while there, forged pioneering relationships with The New York Times, ABC News, Newsweek, Bloomberg and others. John also worked at Audible as director of original content, launching everything from audio horoscopes, to a sex show, to a technology program with James Fallows of The Atlantic. John has been an award-winning reporter, producer and news director at public radio stations in Missouri, Minnesota and Philadelphia. He has reported for Business Week. John has served on the advisory board for the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University for over 25 years and has taught there as well. He has an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri and also participated in astronomy research while pursuing a BA at the University of Delaware. In 2016, John received the Leo C. Lee Award for news leadership in public radio from the Public Media Journalism Association. John lives in St. Louis.

Notes on this Class

Classes are not recorded and are non-refundable. We are not able to issue a refund if you cancel or do not attend a class. If you are unable to make a class, you are welcome to sell or give away your ticket and email the name of the new attendee to You will receive a Zoom link for the workshop the day before it begins.