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APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE "MADE IN NY PODCAST TRAINING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM"

Program will teach the fundamental techniques of long-form, narrative audio storytelling

Application deadline is December 22, 2017

NEW YORK, December 4, 2017 - The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP today announced that the new "Made in NY Podcast Training Certificate Program" is now accepting applications. The eight-week program, presented at no cost, will train participants in the most popular technologies used to create podcasts, as well as the fundamental techniques of long-form, narrative audio storytelling with the goal of teaching how to tell compelling stories through writing, interviews, and sound. Participants will also learn about marketing, audience engagement, and the podcast industry landscape as a whole. Experts and guest speakers from New York City's vibrant podcasting community will frequently lead the instruction of specific skills.

The deadline to apply is December 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM. The application can be accessed on the Made in NY Media Center website.

The program's classes will meet over the course of eight weeks (from January 8, 2018 to February 28, 2018). Each session will focus on a different element of podcast development, recording, and marketing process, and will provide participants with the tools they need to turn their ideas into successful audio programs. Session topics include best practices for interview techniques, how to create a narrative structure for a podcast, audio production skills, marketing, monetization and distribution. Participants will be trained on Hindenburg editing software, which is among the most popular platforms used today by podcast creators.

The Made in NY Podcasting Training Certificate Program is the latest effort by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment to foster the city's growing podcasting industry, and create opportunities for New Yorkers of all backgrounds to access high-quality creative and technical jobs and learning opportunities. Earlier in 2017, MOME released the first comprehensive study of New York City's booming podcast industry, which established the city as the epicenter of the industry, with 33% job growth over the last two years and serving as home to some of the country's top podcast networks including WNYC Studios, Gimlet, Slate, Panoply, and Midroll Media.

For details on the Made in NY Podcast Training Certificate Program and to apply, visit the Made in NY Media Center's website.