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There hasn't been a business podcast for YOU, the professional podcast editor.

We're changing that by turning our 2 year old mastermind into a podcast that serves all professional podcast editors... because together, we do business better.

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Podcast Editors Mastermind Bryan Entzminger, Carrie Caulfield Arick, Daniel Abendroth, Jennifer Longworth

    • How To
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

There hasn't been a business podcast for YOU, the professional podcast editor.

We're changing that by turning our 2 year old mastermind into a podcast that serves all professional podcast editors... because together, we do business better.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    Navigating diversity and the under-served market ready to spend money on inclusive podcast editors

    Navigating diversity and the under-served market ready to spend money on inclusive podcast editors

    If you’re struggling to respond to or understand the Black Lives Matter movement personally and professionally, you aren’t alone. There’s a fine line between authentic allyship and service and skeevy marketing strategies. Yet, research shows that diversity and inclusion positively benefits bottom lines. 


    The millennial and Gen Z generations are the most diverse in history: only 56% of the 87 million millennials in the country are white, as compared to 72% of the 76 million members of the baby boomer generation. ( (https://money.cnn.com/interactive/economy/diversity-millennials-boomers/) )


    What is diversity in simple words?


    It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. -- via (https://www.qcc.cuny.edu/diversity/definition.html)


    Highlights How diversity benefits our business 


    Black podcasters are a mostly untapped market-- If you’re ignoring a whole group of people, you’re limiting growth


    Your bubble probably insulates you from seeing black podcasters who are potential customers


    Start with your WHY 


    The case for mentorship 


    Tips for cold emails to non-white podcasters 


    Why people of color are cautious about asks


    It boils down to developing relationships authentically 


    Be open to being called out and then do better


    Taking a hard look at diversity in your business, podcast, and marketing efforts


    Helping your clients tackle diversity and inclusion


    Stock images are NOT very diverse


    The importance of making sure everyone benefits from your inclusion and diversity efforts


     BONUS: Reparations isn’t necessarily about money...


    Who is Nikita?Nikita Burks-Hale is the CEO and Head Creative of JourneyGurl Magic Productions, which is a podcast production company that supports and empowers Womxn of Color as they bring their unique voices to the masses through podcasting. Nikita is also the host of 2 podcasts, The JourneyGurl Magic Podcast and The Podcaster’s Journey (launch Aug 2020). 


    What You can do now: Best Practices for Diversifying Your Podcast, Your Ask, And Your Life (https://journeygurlmagicproductions.lpages.co/passthemic/)


    Follow black creator hashtags (and other non-white hashtags). Start with tags like #blackpodcasts and #blackpodcasters 


    Engage with some podcasters regularly to expand your ‘bubble.’


    Listen to podcasts from black creators (see links for some suggestions).


    Open a dialogue with your clients about the importance and opportunity of diversity.


    Be a mentor to a podcast editor of color.


    Don’t give up. This is an every day, forever habit to develop.


    Links:Pass the Mic July 8th: https://journeygurlmagicproductions.lpages.co/passthemic/ (https://journeygurlmagicproductions.lpages.co/passthemic/) (Limited space, so grab your ticket now)


    Wheaton’s Law: http://www.wheatonslaw.com/ (http://www.wheatonslaw.com/) (NSFW)


    Carrie is on TikTok! (https://www.tiktok.com/@carriefromyayapodcasting) Eek! 


    The Good Ancestor Podcast (http://laylafsaad.com/good-ancestor-podcast)


    The OutSpoken Girlfriend Podcast (https://www.naomiscottclark.com/podcast)


    Pexels- Diverse Stock Photos (https://www.pexels.com/)


    Further Reading on Diversity: How Diversity Makes Us Smarter (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-diversity-makes-us-smarter/)


    Diversity Makes Us Smarter & More Innovative (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/diversity-makes-us-smarter-more-innovative-kirk-wheeler/)


    Top 5 Workplace Diversity Statistics - HR Blog & Resources (https://medium.com/hr-blog-resources/top-5-workplace-diversity-statistics-2f4ba1d03a2e)


    Making More Money with Diversity...

    • 48 min
    Digital Hoarders and Pedagogy-- Podcast Editing Business Edition

    Digital Hoarders and Pedagogy-- Podcast Editing Business Edition

    When does your editing business invest in new equipment? Is it when productivity lags? Or is it merely a matter of budget? How do you know when it’s REALLY time to replace equipment? And then what determines how much you spend? We help Bryan decide whether to purchase a new Mac computer or stick with his old one. Plus, file storage, video editing, and impostor syndrome!


    We support (https://wocpodcasters.co/podcasters-for-justice-campaign/) ... and where to donate & what to do:


    (https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd)


    (https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/)


    (https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/)


    (https://www.joincampaignzero.org/)


    (https://www.blacklivesmatter.com/)


    Text “Floyd” to 55156 to sign a petition to demand justice for George Floyd.


    Sign-up at (https://colorofchange.org/) to be notified of more opportunities to take action


    Questions to ask before you buy that thing…  


    Is this an emotional desire or practical need?


    How long will your investment to last?


    Is your need for the gear long or short term?


    Is there a work-around?


    When you spend more time crashing and rebooting than editing, it’s time to get a new computer. 


    Also covered...


    We get into file storage because you can never back up enough. 


    Bryan is NOT a PC guy. 


    What video software is the easiest? 


    Daniel discusses his recent experience with Impostor Syndrome… notice how we approach it through awareness and practical experience. 


    We share the value of accountability and you’ll probably learn a new word. 


    Getting inspiration from others who are doing similar things as you isn’t really stealing… or is it? 


    Should Jennifer do a course? (yes, I think she should)


    Jennifer, a skeptic, gives a review of Descript 


    Descript Tip: Use Ctrl/Cmd + F to find a word or phrase to delete en masse


    Guest EditorThis episode was edited by Bourbon Barrell Podcasting (https://bourbonbarrelpodcasting.com/) . (thanks, Jennifer)


    Interested in being a guest on the show?If you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form (https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/be-a-guest/) to let us know you're interested and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit.


    Resources: iBuy Power (https://www.ibuypower.com/)


    KVM Switch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KVM_switch)


    iDrive (https://www.idrive.com/)


    Premiere Rush (https://www.adobe.com/products/premiere-rush.html)


    Screen-Cast-O-Matic (https://screencast-o-matic.com/)


    Bandicam (https://www.bandicam.com/)


    OBS (https://obsproject.com/)


    (https://courses.toptieraudio.com/) ← you need this in your life


    @topteiraudio on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/toptieraudio/) ← Message for a discount on the course


    Podcast Editor Academy (https://www.podcasteditoracademy.com/)


    Reaper for Podcasting Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/reaperforpodcasting/)


    Descript (https://www.descript.com/)


    Appearing in this episode:Daniel Abendroth: @rothmedia_audio (https://twitter.com/rothmedia_audio)


    Jennifer Longworth: | @KYPodcasting (https://twitter.com/KYPodcasting)


    Carrie Caulfield-Arick: @carriearick (https://www.instagram.com/carriearick/)


    Bryan Entzminger: @toptieraudio (https://twitter.com/@toptieraudio)


    (Editor's note: I can't seem to pull off single spacing. Sorry)




    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 3 min
    What makes your podcast editing service better than AI?

    What makes your podcast editing service better than AI?

    How does a podcast editor compete as apps like Descript become better at doing our jobs? What is it that you’re really offering? Tanner shares his insight on the future of podcast editing and why accountability as service is critical for survival.   


    Required reading for this episode: (https://medium.com/portlandpod/accountability-as-a-service-aaas-the-only-future-for-podcast-editors-794265ba024b) .


    Tanner Campbell of The Portland Pod (https://portlandpod.com/) bootstrapped his way from working at home serving independent creators to full-on studio space serving corporations and brands looking for an all-in-one solution. 


    A prolific writer, Tanner often posts his content on (https://www.descript.com/) can offer.


    He gives us an insiders look into his business model, his perspective on the future of editing, and even some of the things he STILL struggles with today. 


    Highlights How Tanner got started with his first client and what his business does now


    What Tanner charges and how he determines when to bring on a new team member


    The shift from serving indie creators to businesses


    The value of a great business coach


    The conversation about rates


    Tanner’s perspective on the future of podcast editing


    What will Spotify look like in the near future and why that matters to us


    Accountability as A Service-- what that means and who needs to adopt it in Tanner’s opinion


    The role of quality assurance


    Tanner’s onboarding and editing process and dealing with legal reviews


    Offering the marketing piece to clients


    Guest EditorThis episode was edited by YaYa Podcasting (http://yayapodcasting.com/) . 


    Interested in being a guest on the show?If you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form (https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/be-a-guest/) to let us know you're interested and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit.


    Resources: The Portland Pod (https://portlandpod.com/)


    www.goodboydesign.me (http://www.goodboydesign.me)


    Clean Cut Audio (https://www.cleancutaudio.com/) (we might need to change our name to the Tom Kelly Fan Club)


    Tanner's couses (https://learn.portlandpod.com/)


    portlandpod.com/free15min


    Mike Kim (https://mikekim.com/)


    Tanner on Medium (https://medium.com/@tannerinmaine)


    Descript (https://www.descript.com/)  


    PR Maven Podcast (https://www.marshallpr.com/prmaven/podcast/) (you kinda should be into that kinda thing)


    Tanner's Business Coach (https://www.themountainpassway.com/)


    Appearing in this episode:Tanner Campbell: @portlandpod (https://twitter.com/PortlandPod)


    Daniel Abendroth: @rothmedia_audio (https://twitter.com/rothmedia_audio)


    Carrie Caulfield-Arick: @carriearick (https://www.instagram.com/carriearick/)


    Bryan Entzminger: @toptieraudio (https://twitter.com/@toptieraudio)


    Yeti of the Chat (and the person keeping Carrie in check)


    Jennifer Longworth: | @KYPodcasting (https://twitter.com/KYPodcasting)




    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Podcast Editors: Getting Beyond the Edit to Help Podcasters Get What They Want – PEM0006

    Podcast Editors: Getting Beyond the Edit to Help Podcasters Get What They Want – PEM0006

    Podcast editing is a growing industry that still has opportunities for a lot of people. But the question still remains: "How can I differentiate myself as an editor and be irreplaceable for my clients?"


    Dava Visaya from PodcastEngineers.com (https://podcastengineers.com/) joined us to talk about that question.


    Dave is a podcast editor from the Philippines who has an interesting career trajectory. He owns a small podcast production agency with all in-house producers and editors (at least in-house when they're not under COVID-19 restrictions). 


    He had the goal of building a large agency with a deep portfolio of clients but has recently decided to shift his business.


    Listen to discover:


    How many times the cats joined us :)


    How Dave didn't think of himself as a professional early on, even though he was working on a very popular show


    Challenges and strategies for pricing services, especially when working with international clients


    What often stops editors from hiring people to help them


    What you need to have in place before you start hiring


    The benefits of having your team in-house, operating on a single platform and suite of software and plugins


    Ideas for how you can differentiate yourself from your competitors to the point that you might be the only option your clients ever consider


    Why many strategies to "add value" often fail (hint: consider who actually DEFINES what's valuable)


    Working within boundaries - even across time zones


    Ideas for what you can have in place before you ever talk to prospective clients so that you can get them what they want - right out of the gate.


    And a LOT more.


    This was an incredible conversation and you're going to LOVE it!


    Guest EditorThis episode was edited by Tanner Campbell, who you can find at PortlandPod.com (https://portlandpod.com/)


    Interested in being a guest on the show?If you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form (https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/be-a-guest/) to let us know you're interested and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit.


    Resources: http://podcastengineers.com (http://podcastengineers.com)


    Podcast Engineering School (https://toptieraudio.com/pes) (qualifying purchases benefit Bryan)


    iZotope RX7 (https://www.izotope.com/en/products/rx/features.html)


    Waves Plugins (https://www.waves.com/plugins)


    Logic Pro X (https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/)


    Appearing in this episode:Dave Visaya: @PodcastEngineers (https://www.facebook.com/PodcastEngineers/)


    Daniel Abendroth: @rothmedia_audio (https://twitter.com/rothmedia_audio)


    Jennifer Longworth: | @KYPodcasting (https://twitter.com/KYPodcasting)


    Carrie Caulfield-Arick: @carriearick (https://www.instagram.com/carriearick/)


    Chat Master:Bryan Entzminger: @toptieraudio (https://twitter.com/@toptieraudio)




    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 54 min
    Defining Roles of Podcast Production: What is a podcast editor, producer and engineer?

    Defining Roles of Podcast Production: What is a podcast editor, producer and engineer?

    All of us provide a needed service. Yet, as an industry, podcast editors don’t do a great job of defining our job. Editor, producer, and engineer are used interchangeably. So, what do these words truly mean to us, as editors, to our clients and the podcasting space as a whole? We get into the words we use to talk about what we do. How is a podcast editor different from a producer and different from an engineer? 


    (https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcasteditorsmastermind/) Let us know what you call yourself and what clients call you. 


    ***We recognize that we are not necessarily qualified to define the terms, but feel total qualified to have the conversation.***


    If you don’t know Steve Stewart (https://stevestewart.me/) , you should. From training editors with his Audacity course, providing resources in his Facebook group to putting on the only conference for editors, Steve is an industry leader. Oh, and he also edits many BIG financial podcasts!


    HighlightsSteve shares why this conversation is important to have. How is podcasting different from radio, music, movies, and tv post-production... And different from his past-life as a DJ in the clubs. 


    Steve says that right now “podcast editor” is the safest term you can use to describe what you do. 


    What is a detailed editor vs. a content editor?


    Bryan uses the word technical editing, but admits to doing some content editing. Carrie does do content editing and makes editorial decisions, but doesn’t make producer type decisions.


    So what is a producer? Carrie thinks it has more to do with other jobs beyond editing… in the realm of indie podcasters. Steve’s on-board with that. Jennifer talks about the difference between radio and podcast production. Bryan wants you to think about the list we threw out, do the thing you’re best at and call yourself that. 


    How do you take these terms an attach perceived value to them? We don’t know the answer. It’s in the fuzzy parts maybe? 


    Steve says putting the word “podcast” in front of everything we do will help clarify things. 


    When should you NOT call yourself an audio or podcast engineer?  And why you should correct clients and potential clients when they refer to you any sort of engineer (unless you are). Don’t believe Steve when he tells you he can fly a plane. 


    Carrie has found she has to teach the audio engineers she works with how to edit podcasts. Bryan shares a little bit about why that is. 


    Podcasters are soooo much better at streaming from home than the professional broadcasters. 


    Steve plants the stake in the ground on the language.


    Editor: Content-- editorial choices & Detailed: taking out things like filler words and cat meows (thanks Clark)


    Producer: The person who wears a whole bunch of hats doing non-editor and non-engineer stuff. (The BOSS)


    Engineer: Someone with formal training who conditions the audio.


    We didn't get into Sound Design or Narrative much, but we feel like that language kinda crosses over from other industries.


    Steve shares how he edited PEM004… and it was no easy feat! Carrie titled her audio file “Sorry Steve.” 


    How Steve got his first client. 


    Guest EditorThis episode was edited by Dave Visaya of Podcast Engineers (http://podcastengineers.com) . 


    Interested in being a guest on the show?If you're a podcast editor, we'd love to see if you'd be a fit for a future episode. Fill out this form (https://podcasteditorsmastermind.com/be-a-guest/) to let us know you're interested and we'll contact you to see if it's a good fit.


    Resources:Podcast Editors Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcasteditors/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcasteditors/)


    Podcast Editors Conference: https://podcasteditorsconference.com/ (https://podcasteditorsconference.com/)


    Podcast Editors Academy: https://www.podcasteditoracademy.

    • 59 min
    The Argument for Editing Podcasts So They Don’t Suck with Callie Wright –PEM0004

    The Argument for Editing Podcasts So They Don’t Suck with Callie Wright –PEM0004

    What is an editor's value and why should people buy-in to what we do? If podcasting is an art or performance, then editing is a critical part of the show. Since we listen critically for a living, we can add in extra services and value adds to not only make more sales, but retain clients and be paid fairly for our skills. How do you translate that skill to clients and how do you charge for it? Full show notes available at podcasteditorsmastermind.com

    • 1 hr 12 min

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Okay, so I may be a bit biased. I love each of the hosts and love podcast editing.

However, anyone looking to edit podcasts for others should at least listen to Episode 3: How can I find my first client. Go. Now.

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