Calling The Shots With Steve & Nishat

Block B: Friday (2pm-3:15pm) / Saturday (11am-12:15pm)

Block B: Friday (2pm-3:15pm) / Saturday (11am-12:15pm)

The audio industry is changing -- and your role as a leader might well be changing with it. Making the transition from reporter to editor, from producer to executive producer, or from player to coach isn’t always easy. In this session, Steve Edwards (WBEZ) and Nishat Kurwa (Vox Media) share their candid thoughts and experiences about the challenges of becoming leader, personally and professionally.

From leading a production team to starting your own podcast shop, they’ll share tips on how to make the transition successfully - while continuing to foster creativity, and staying connected to the craft. Together, they’ll explain why the same skills that it takes to be a great audio producer are actually the foundations of becoming an outstanding leader, too.


Featuring

Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards (@dailyedwardian) is the vice president, chief content officer and interim CEO at WBEZ. At the 2019 Third Coast Conference, Steve will co-present a Breakout Session with Nishat Kurwa applying the same skills of being a great producer to becoming an outstanding leader in the audio industry.

Nishat Kurwa

Nishat Kurwa (@nishatjaan) is the executive producer of audio at Vox Media, where she leads audio programming across the company's house of editorial brands. At the 2019 Third Coast Conference, Nishat will co-present a Breakout Session with Steve Edwards applying the same skills of being a great producer to becoming an outstanding leader in the audio industry.