Michael Jereld

Podcast Producer & Editor

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Hi, my name is MJ and I'm a freelance creative with a passion for digital media.

My mission is to offer creative solutions for entrepreneurs, professionals, small business owners, brands, companies, and organizations. As a freelance creative, I specialize in podcast production, social media management, graphic design, and more. I'm pretty much a one-stop-shop for those busy creatives who just don't have enough time for the more tedious time-consuming tasks, like editing.

If you're looking for someone with a long list of certifications and credentials, that's not me. But if you're looking for someone with a kindred spirit, flexibility, one who will treat your project(s) like his own, and will give 110% to help bring your visions and ideas to life then I'm your guy!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Michael Jereld

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I'm especially proud of the project I am currently working on (The Casting Session). I'm the Executive Producer and Editor of the podcast and I get to use an assemble of my skills and services all in one project. Everything from podcast production to graphic design, and more.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am working on a TV & Film podcast called The Casting Session with Joanna Colbert.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: Their projects will be treated as if they are my own, and I will do everything in my power to assist clients with any questions they may have even if it's outside my area of expertise.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: I love that I get to use my technical skills and creativity to help others' dreams and visions come to life.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: I typically ask clients about their industry, their why, individuals or brands they admire or follow, any challenges they're facing with the project, time frame, etc.

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Hands-on experience and a similar belief system sometimes work better in your favor than working with someone with a ton of certifications and credentials.

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: I know its a desert island (but if there is a source of electricity) definitely my iMac, USB Microphone, my iPhone, PS4, and my Google Wifi Mesh System

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: My career path was to land a career in the Media and Entertainment industry. My professional career was paved with an alternative route with detours through the Finance, Retail, and Information Technology space, but over the last year everything has come full circle, and I'm finally pursuing my calling. I produced and launched my own podcast four years ago and currently pursuing digital media and graphic design projects as a full-time freelancer.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Introverted. Relaxed. Chill.

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: I would love to work with Will Smith or Kevin Hart. I grew up (in NJ) not too far from Philadelphia where they're both from so it would be an honor to work with either of them. They're both amazing and inspiring storytellers. The knowledge they share is so genuine and relatable.

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: In today's world, we have access to an endless supply of resources and applications to assist with the production process, but it always pays to trust your own ear, gut feeling, and being open to constructive critiques.

  23. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  24. A: I typically do not work on music. Most of my work is done in the following podcast categories: Sports, Entertainment, Society & Culture, TV, and Film.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: I would say my attention to detail is my strongest skill. Not in a perfectionist way, but more so in a way of making sure the solutions/edits I provide for a client aligns with their visions and request but also being upfront with a client regarding feedback, changes, or any variables that may affect the production process or time frame of the deliverables.

  27. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  28. A: I bring humility, positivity, and a detailed ear to each audio project I work on. I believe in the client's vision and it is my job to capture that essence when applying any of the technical aspects I've previously mentioned.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: My typical work process is fairly straightforward. When I receive a raw audio file I'll usually PREVIEW the episode to get a feel of the tone, vibe, and energy between the podcast host and their special guest(s). After I preview the episode, I will MIX & MASTER all tracks to balance sound and overall quality. Once I'm done mixing and mastering, I'll EDIT the episode, removing things like dead air, stutters, ummms, and any irrelevant content. The production process is completed with a final review to make any additional sound or editing adjustments before sending the final cut-off to the client for approval. Once approval is received, I'll upload the audio to the host and schedule it for distribution. During this time, I'll also design and schedule social media posts to promote and market the upcoming episode.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: Right now, I operate out of a basic home studio. I use an iMac and I perform the majority of my edits on Audacity. I also recommend and personally use Anchor as my podcasting platform of choice.

  33. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  34. A: The musicians and/or music production professionals that inspire me are Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams. In regards to podcasting or just the production process as a whole, I've always been inspired by The Dan Patrick Show, How Married Are You Podcast, and Spotify's morning show, The Get Up.

  35. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  36. A: The most common type of work I do for clients is podcast production, social media design, and social media management. In regards to podcast production, I edit, mix and master, and schedule episodes for distribution. In terms of social media design and management, I design custom posts, schedule posts, and review analytics to increase subscribers and organic reach.

The Casting Session with Joanna Colbert

I was the Executive Producer & Editor in this production

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