Public Affairs Specialist Recording a Podcast

Podcasting is the exchange of information using audio or video files (sometimes called vodcasting) that can be played on a computer, smartphone, iPod, or other portable media device. Podcasts are released to the Internet in regular episodes. People who create and distribute podcasts are called podcasters. Those who create videocasts may be called podcasters or vodcasters. The information available on podcasts covers a wide range of topics, from government and politics to kids and families.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Vodcasters
Duties Create and record podcasts for release on the Internet; market the podcast; build subscriptions; solicit advertisers
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Speech
Experience Public speaking or broadcasting experience helpful
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Talkative
  • Business Management
  • Digital Media
  • Public Speaking
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Disc Jockey or Newscaster
  • Well-Known Podcaster
  • Entry-Level Podcaster