podcasting training

Podcasts and online audio are at the heart of the business of digital media. With audiences flocking to the medium in record numbers and radio listening on connected devices at an all time high, there’s never been a better time to learn about and create audio.

This practical workshop, led by former BBC producer Jack Soper, examines the skills required to create short radio packages or podcasts.

Attendees will learn how to tailor content for a specific audience, then record, edit and publish it online. They will gain skills in interviewing, script writing and delivery, and the use of music and sound effects.

Participants will leave equipped with both editorial and technical knowledge to support their work in creating audio packages and podcasts.

As with all Journalism.co.uk courses, the training will focus on the latest tools and techniques with an emphasis on practical, hands-on learning.


This is an introductory course and no preparation is required.

Two-day course structure:

First session:

  • Podcasting overview
  • Writing, delivering and recording scripts
  • Conducting podcast interviews
  • Use of music and sound effects

Second session:

  • Recording - including remote interview recording
  • Editing and mixing – practical demonstration
  • Getting your podcast out there and getting it noticed
  • Q&A

Getting there

This is an online course taking place over Zoom. There will be two sessions, each running from 2pm to 4.30pm GMT, on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 February 2024.

About Jack Soper

Jack Soper is a producer and consultant with over 20 years of experience.

He works for the BBC and a range of commercial and private clients. His work has been recognised with wins at the New York Festival Radio Awards and the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

Find him on Twitter and Linkedin and jacksoper.com.


"Jack Soper led the course really well. He was knowledgeable and engaging, and the balance between theory and practice was great. There was nothing that was not useful." - James Linacre

"Excellent course by a superbly-qualified tutor." - Tom Sales

"There was a really great balance between 'teaching' and 'doing'. Lots of practical tips, tailored to our needs and mindful of tight budgets to be able to put this into practice." - Andrew Brookes