With subscriptions of only $9,500/month we can support twelve families, the office, studio, utilities and expenses; every month. Stability and a sustainable career.
We will also expand the program to other areas and countries with advertising, and selling episodes to public radio stations through PRX https://prx.org/ (This American Life, The Moth, Ted Talks, etc.)
Most programs just take your donations and give you the stories they “think” you want to hear. We want you to be as involved as you want to be. To tell us what you want to hear.
It starts with a self-directed training program AcademusX created by Dan Smith, Dr. Siobhan McHugh and Matt Livadary.
Next is a five day live intensive training for beginning producers. Everything is covered; food, lodging, and a travel allowance to cover their come to the training site.
The students will learn how to conduct an interview, ask the right questions to get to the real story, edit the tape, add the sounds and music and create a finished podcast.
As part of their training they will go out into the community and create their first podcast and publish it for you, the subscriber, to listen to. This is their “buy in”.
Your direct donations buys the equipment they need including the recording kit, tablet computer, back-up power supply, and Hindenburg Pro editing software.
The podcaster is paid for each show they produce that meets the production requirements. With ten Field Podcasters we should be able to produce at least one show every day.
Your monthly subscription allows us to pay the Field Podcaster, production team, rent the office, and pay for supplies and utilities.
All positions are paid market level compensation. In addition they have a say in the direction of the Ukranian company and the opportunity to share in the profits.
To be eligible your candidate must meet the following criteria: