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It’s the end of the month again, and we are super excited to bring you the sector updates and roundup for the month of May.
Africa's pulse beat with an astonishing masterpiece of lyrical rhythm on our just concluded Utukufu Event, where we commemorated #AfricaDay2023. The competition was fierce, and the poetic performances stirred up an ecstatic whirlwind of emotions.
In case you missed the event, check it out here and celebrate our amazing winners.
Read on for sector updates, paid opportunities, upcoming events, and other resources you might find useful.
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Sector Updates and Insights
This article shows you what a podcast script is and why you should use one. Then, you’ll go over to learning how to write a script, complete with examples and templates based on your unique style.
One technology that is quickly gaining ground in the industry is Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI has shown great potential in enhancing podcast production, distribution, and audience engagement.
Here are seven smart ways podcasters can leverage AI for growth and efficiency:
This article provides a comprehensive guide to help you embark on this exciting journey and offer insights on how to succeed in the voiceover industry
Peace and Quiet: A Writing Challenge
The Young Poets Network is teaming up with the Portland Japanese Garden for the second time to ask young poets worldwide to write about cultivating peace. This time, Oluwaseun Olayiwola invites you to take some quiet time to reflect.
Try his prompts and submit your poems by 26 July 2023.
Mayo Clinic Press seeks a podcast host for a new weekly general health podcast. The host will engage in conversations with healthcare professionals, patients, and related subject matter experts about popular medical questions, the healthcare industry, and medical innovation.
The host will work with potential co-hosts and the production team on scripts and questions for weekly 30-to-45-minute episodes. The host should be prepared to spend up to 5 hours per week on preparation, recording, and communication.
You can apply here.
Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards
The Wikimedia Foundation has launched the inaugural Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards, to celebrate the contributions of journalists in Africa who prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in their reporting.
African journalists living on the continent are invited to self-nominate articles they have written that help expand knowledge about Africa.
Are you interested in creating an impact and working with a passionate global team across Africa and Europe? Lightup Impact is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Communications Officer to join their team!
If this is you, Apply here
5th Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication
The Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication recognizes the work of professionals and organizations in any country that have contributed exceptionally to improving public understanding and awareness of ecological issues, through the dissemination of scientific knowledge and by opening up new perspectives on nature from any disciplinary angle.
TenTwentyTwo has an immediate opening for a podcast producer. You will work closely with a senior producer and talent to deliver perfectly produced episodes on a regular schedule.
Please reach out to email@example.com if you’re interested in this opportunity.
A Call to Fame – Central Cast ‘23
Get ready to bring your A-game and show off your charisma, wit, and talent as they embark on an exhilarating journey to discover the next face of television.
This is your chance to shine and capture the hearts of audiences worldwide. So, buckle up and get ready to be part of the hunt for the next superstar host!”
APVA Awards 2023 is coming soon! Join us as we discuss all that you should expect and how to get the best of it. Click here to set a reminder.
Monetizing Your Podcast Masterclass. Click here to register.
Demystifying Brand Lift for Podcasts and Digital Audio. Register here to attend
3 Week Podcasting To Connect on YouTube Jumpstarter. Register here
From Earbuds to Inbox – Using Newsletters to Connect With Podcast Listeners. Click here to attend
As you know, we are always curating resources that are useful to you.
Visit our shop from time to time to get some of these valuable resources today.
You can start by downloading our latest paper, “The Economic Case for Investing in Podcasters and Voice Actors“
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Our Recommendations this Month
Africa Podfest’s Newsy
AfricaPodfest inspires and elevates podcasters in Africa looking to create and grow their podcasts. Be part of a community of people who are building the future of African audio.
BlkPodNews is the official newsletter of the Black Podcasters Association. Their mission is to provide informative news and resources to Black podcast creatives and professionals, connecting them to industry-related news, events, educational resources, and more - all from a Black perspective. Learn more here
Podcast Related: This Week in The Podverse
This newsletter focuses on the podcast industry and provides insights and trends from a Nigerian/African perspective. It covers a range of topics related to podcasts, including new releases, industry news, and emerging trends.
It is an essential resource for anyone interested in the podcasting industry and the growing African podcast scene.
Other Resources/Information You Might Find Useful
[News] - Riverside Unveils Text-Based Editing And AI Transcription Features In Update….Read more
[Report] - This report shows Africa’s creative and cultural industries are lacking local support. Download the report by Africanofilter here
[Download Handbook] - Why We Need to Change the Way We Write About Africa
[Download Free Guide] - The Voice-over Roadmap Resource Guide
[Free Resource] - How to Create Audio Visual Content on a Budget
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