The primary qualifications for becoming a podcast producer are several years of experience producing long-form audio programming in a deadline-driven media environment. This is a senior-level position that is usually not available just out of school, though some people start by producing content independently to gain experience. Employers prefer applicants who have a distinct creative approach, proficiency with digital audio editing tools, and experience working with talent. Fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a podcast producer requires excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively on creative content, and strong attention to detail. Employers may ask for a portfolio or reel of samples with descriptions of your specific involvement in each production.