SpokenLayer's storytellers are a critical part of our platform. As a storyteller, you'll help bring great publications to life in voice.
Who we're looking for...
We are seeking great storytellers who are interested in leveraging their narration and audio production skills. SpokenLayer is an ideal part-time gig for audio journalists, podcasters, and performers who want to carve a space for themselves in the Voice-first ecosystem, or those who simply want to be paid to consume and transform great content. No bots, no TTS, no terrible prosody here: human stories deserve human voices.
Applicants to the SpokenLayer Cloud Studio must be able to record, edit, and deliver professional-quality audio. If you'd like to audition, please record one of the following pieces, in the environment and with the equipment you typically use to record and deliver audio. Start your audition by saying your name. Once your audio is ready, fill in the brief form, and upload the final edited file. That’s it!
- Option 1: How to Make People Care (Medium.com)
- Option 2: Local News
- Option 3: Peter Thiel Is a Flawed Messenger with a Crucial Message for Tech (Wired)
- Option 4: Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones DLC Review (IGN)
- Option 5: Trump is Taking Too Much Credit for the Economy (Yahoo! Finance)
For reference, here are two samples of standout audio created by some of our current Storytellers..
Thoughts & Tips
At SpokenLayer, we’re looking for talented storytellers who can deliver a great listener experience. Here are a few tips to consider when prepping your audition for us:
- Everyone deserves to have their name pronounced correctly! Please look up any words or names you personally find unfamiliar so you’re confident when you record.
- Think podcaster, not broadcaster. Imagine you’re speaking to an audience of one—think of someone you like to chat with, and deliver your audition to them.
- Respect your listener’s time and attention. Presume your audience (your friend) is both bright and busy —keep things moving at a good pace.
Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, it is not possible to respond to all applicants.