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Getting Started Guide

Get started

Welcome to the Association of Independents in Radio! You are now a part of a vibrant community of media makers, producers, journalists, and sound designers and we are so happy to have you. Here’s how to get started with AIR.

Get to work

First, you should log in and build your profile in the Talent Directory so people can find you and learn about your work. Get advice on Building an Effective Profile in our Freelancer Tools.  Looking for work? Find paid opportunities like jobs and fellowships on our Opportunities Board. You’ll want to opt in to receive email alerts when new jobs are posted.

Get connected 

As an AIR member, you now have access to AIR’s Community Forums. Opt in to the forums of your choosing to receive a digest of conversations delivered right to your inbox. Learn about how the Forums work on our FAQ page. You should absolutely register for a Member Orientation to learn more about AIR’s offerings and start meeting members. Plus, we host members-only virtual events like community co-working. Stay connected and start some conversations on our members-only Slack

Get skills & tools 

AIR has launched a new audio training platform called SoundPath. Members get the best of SoundPath with free access to webinars, and discounts on live classes and 1:1 coaching sessions with industry pros. We also invite our members to continue to apply for our professional one-on-one mentoring program, and skill-building training intensives. Learn more about AIR’s flagship programming and online offerings.

Get deals

AIR has partnered with some great companies to offer you discounts on industry tools such as Hindenburg, Squadcast.fm, Simplecast, Sweetwater, Slack,  Broadcast Supply Worldwide and a variety of discounts on industry events. Log in to access the full list of discounts.

Get answers

Still have technical questions about the site? Reference our Using the Site page and join our next Member Orientation to get in the know.