As a podcast host, your responsibilities focus on offering commentary that engages your audience, interviewing guests, and performing other on-air duties during recording. As a podcast host, you plan your show and research the topic under discussion, sketch out questions for guests, and work with advertisers to produce lead-in copy. As you are the “face” of the podcast, you engage with fans, the press, and the public through social media, podcast conventions, or live recording events. Typically, a podcast host works on a subject with which they are already familiar, such as sports, technology, politics, history, or news.
How to Become a Podcast Host
The qualifications needed to become a podcast host vary depending on the type of show and the requirements of the producers. All hosting jobs require you to have communication skills and experience speaking to an audience clearly and confidently during a broadcast. Large podcast productions often hire applicants with experience or a degree in broadcasting. You can also pursue a degree in communications, journalism, or a related field.