In 2012 I was fortunate enough to be picked as one of 21 out of over 1500 applicants, to join the A/V media design apprenticeship at the Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Northern German public broadcasting). There I learned to produce audio and video content for TV, radio and online. From operating cameras and editing video to setting up microphones, recording and post-producing live events and studio sessions and voice recordings, we learned to work in every technical position in A/V media production.
After the apprenticeship I began working at news radio station NDR Info in Hamburg, producing live radio, long-form pieces, jingles, show intros and outros, trailers and social media content.
In 2018 I was offered to join the ARD Studio in Washington, DC – the German public radio correspondent’s office in the US capital. There I could continue producing features (full list here) and would work on short-form radio pieces, live radio and TV segments, social media content and much more!
Below you’ll find a few clips from features I produced in DC:
From: “Ein großer, kleiner Schritt – Die erste Mondlandung vor 50 Jahren” [Link]
Written by: Jan Bösche
Voice Recording, Audio production, Mixing and Original Music: Simon Janssen
From: “Der automatisierte Krieg” [Link]
From: “9/11 Boat Lift: Eine fast vergessene Rettungsgeschichte” [Link]
Written by: Antje Passenheim
Audio production and mixing: Simon Janssen
A full list of the 50+ radio features I have produced can be found [here]
Die Korrespondenten in Washington
From November 2018 to November 2023 I recorded, edited and mixed the weekly ARD Podcast “Die Korrespondenten in Washington“.
Produced live-on-tape, this weekly discussion of the most important news topics in the United States from the past week would see a host and multiple guests in the studio or connected live from somewhere in the country. I took care of the recording, editing and post production of the podcast. After that, the episodes were available as a podcast and would be broadcast on NDR Info to an audience of up to 1.000.000 people.
Started during our shared apprenticeship, another Simon and me did the “Jottcast” together for roughly 3 years. After a brief hiatus of 6 years, we have started it back up! You can check it out here [Link] (in German!)
In this Podcast Simon and me talk about everything, that remotely interests us. From news to movies, from Geocaching to Olympic cities – we talk about it.
The intros and outros for the podcast were composed and produced by me. I also edit and produce every other episode, audio and video.
If you’d like me to edit or produce your podcast or if you need jingles for your podcast, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Since childhood I have been an avid gamer. Starting with Super Mario Land on the original GameBoy and leading up to long nights fighting my friends in Pokémon Stadium and sleepless weekends in Fallout 4, I have played countless hours on many different platforms. Even as a kid, I was already fascinated by how games work, especially game music. Diving into water in Banjo-Kazooie and suddenly hearing the music change from a full band version of the level music to a underwater rendition of it, left me impressed for years!
Over the years, my fascination has led to a few video game projects I worked on. Below you can find a collection of clips from the games, as well as links to each game!