AAP Is Seeking Two Pediatricians to Host Our New Podcast

The AAP is launching a new, weekly podcast that will explore breaking news and developments in pediatric health, the science behind child health recommendations, research and other timely topics. This AAP-wide podcast aims to share lively conversations about child health with our pediatrician members, researchers, non-member physicians, allied health, public health, parents, caregivers and other educated members of the public. Two pediatricians will serve as the on-air hosts to interview guests and provide commentary.
 
Podcast hosts
The podcast hosts are responsible for recording interviews, commentary and other audio pieces for weekly podcast segments. This will include reading and researching background materials, planning interview questions, assisting with scripting and other elements, conducting and recording interviews with guests, recording intros and outros, and creating a tone that is highly engaging and accessible for a broad audience. The hosts will work collaboratively with each other and the AAP staff producer on editorial content management. 

Requirements
  • Seeking 2 board-certified pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists or pediatric surgical specialists with 1-2 years previous podcasting or interviewing experience to co-host. Co-hosts may apply as a team or individually.
  • Available to commit 5-7 hours per week over 2 years.
  • Should have access to a quiet, distraction-free environment in which to record segments, using equipment to be provided by AAP. Familiarity with basic technical requirements to record and transmit audio is preferred.
  • Must be an AAP member in good standing. A minimum of 5 years in medicine preferred.
  • Hosts should be adept at conducting interviews with a diverse range of guests in a conversational, engaging style that elicits the most salient points in a limited amount of time.
  • Hosts should be comfortable with and curious about topics across a range of pediatric subject areas – from general pediatrics to a diversity of subspecialties.
  • Hosts should possess a fine-tuned ability to translate clinical or technical topics for both physician and non-physician audiences, and to distill the import of data or research for all audiences.
  • Hosts should understand the educational challenges and requirements facing pediatricians during each career stage (CME/MOC/board certification).
  • Hosts will represent the podcast at AAP events, and in social media and marketing materials.
  • Hosts will adhere to production schedules as set by AAP.
  • Hosts will solicit advice, ideas and opinions from colleagues regarding direction of future podcasts.

Selected candidates may not participate in any other podcast outside of the Academy podcast and are expected to sign a conflict of interest statement.

Compensation: $25,000 per year.

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* 1. What is your name?

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* 2. What is your specialty?

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* 3. Current position/title:

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* 4. Institution or Practice Name and Street Address:

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* 5. Phone number:

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* 6. Email:

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* 7. Medical school and year of graduation:

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* 8. Is your AAP membership current?

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* 9. AAP member ID number:

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* 10. Do you belong to an AAP chapter?

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* 11. Chapter name:

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* 12. Why are you interested in hosting the AAP podcast?

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* 13. Do you have experience podcasting? If so, please describe. Include the names and links of any current or former podcasts.

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* 14. Do you have experience conducting interviews for publication or broadcast? Please describe. Include links if available. (There is an option to upload other types of files at the end of this application.)

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* 15. Describe any additional experience writing or speaking for consumer and/or professional audiences. Include links  if available. (There is an option to upload other types of files at the end of this application.)

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* 16. It is anticipated that each host will spend 5-7 hours per week on the podcast, with some variability depending on specific needs each week. Please describe how this work will fit into your existing professional obligations.

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* 17. What unique experiences qualify you to reach the largest and most diverse group of people in our audience?

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* 18. How will your interests and expertise serve to complement the AAP podcast?

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* 19. What podcasts do you listen to on a regular basis?

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* 20. What do you believe are the most important factors for an engaging and informative podcast?

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* 21. Describe your participation in AAP. This could include serving on committees, councils or sections; advisory boards; chapter activities; spokesperson activities or writing; or other involvements.

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* 22. Please describe any potential conflicts of interest, such as membership on a committee or board outside of the AAP, including the dates of your term. Please Note: In addition to answering this question, you will receive an email containing a link to an electronic disclosure form. The formal disclosure must be completed and submitted to be considered for the role of podcast host. 

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* 23. For your application to be considered, we'd like to hear samples of your interviewing style. If you did not include a link to an existing podcast above, please upload a demo here. Co-hosts who would like to be considered as a team should include a demo that includes both hosts.

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* 24. Please upload a current CV.

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* 25. If you have a sample of an interview, publication or other piece of communications work that you'd like to be considered as part of your application, please upload it here.

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* 26. If you have a second sample, you may upload it here.

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* 27. If you have a third sample, you may upload it here.

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