Penguin Random House Audio
Narrator Mentorship Program
The Penguin Random House Audio Narrator Mentorship Program is an initiative for actors new to audiobooks, offering them the opportunity to work closely with our team of producers to strengthen their craft and gain industry knowledge. Over a six-month period, mentees will forge a close relationship with their mentors and acquire a deeper understanding of the intricacies of audiobook production.
Through individual coaching sessions, mentees will be guided by their mentors, immersing themselves in the audiobook world and learning how to navigate it successfully. Working across multiple genres, mentees will have the opportunity to produce a demo sample, as well as prepare for and complete an audio audition. By highlighting each individualâ€™s strengths, while also encouraging a broad reach across genres, we hope to widen the playing field for every actor who participates in the Program. We believe that publishing and casting should be entirely inclusive, and our hope is that the mentees who emerge from this Program will be representative of that belief.
Though we cannot guarantee that the Programâ€™s participants will be hired, by our team, or other publishing professionals, it is our hope that the skills they develop during this mentorship will help pave the way for a successful career in audiobook narration.
The program runs annually. Applications for the next session will go live in August 2022.
About the Producer Team
Currently, we are a bicoastal team of 18 audiobook producers, with over 150 years of combined experience. We produce approximately 1,800 titles per year and have garnered 17 GRAMMYÂ® Awards and 98 Audie AwardsÂ®.
How to Apply
1. Fill out the application as directed. Please note that this session’s application requires that you include a link to a brief narration sample.
2. Submit the application prior to Sunday October 31, 11:59 EST.
Applications for the January 2022-June 2022 session are now closed. The next session will take place in 2023.