Request for Proposals (RFP) - Democracy! The Podcast Production Vendor CEPPS

Monday, May 9, 2022

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In preparation for the second and third seasons of Democracy! The Podcast, CEPPS is seeking a podcast production vendor to assist in all stages of season development, production, and dissemination. 

Each episode of Democracy! The Podcast takes an in-depth look at some of the biggest challenges facing the vitality of democracy around the world. Guests are some of the most experienced experts working in the field of democracy, rights, and governance and give first-hand accounts, sharing how they tackle real-life problems and help move countries towards a more democratic process for all.

CEPPS will contract a podcast production vendor to produce, refine and promote the second and third seasons of Democracy! The Podcast. The vendor will assist with show development and assist with sourcing proper equipment and service providers for remote and in-person content recording. The vendor will also assist with episode format and outlines, show concept refinement, graphic and audio asset acquisition, workflow refinement and website integration planning. 


Vendor will:

  • assist with production and publishing of 20 episodes (approx. 30 minutes in length) with three guests per episode.

  • be responsible for first editorial passes of all interviews.

  • assemble audio following the episode plan. 

  • provide detailed audio editing as necessary for all provided audio elements, including the interview and client-provided narration.

  • mix and master the final episode to achieve broadcast-level sound quality. 

  • provide human-corrected transcript. 

  • schedule episode publishing to CEPPS’s media hosting company. 

  • ensure distribution across all relevant directories, apps, and services. 

  • advise CEPPS on marketing, promotional, and strategic opportunities as they arise.

All final proposals should be submitted via email to contact information (same as above) at the National Democratic Institute by 5:00 pm ET on date. Please refer to attached RFP for more details.


Media contact

Jerry Hartz

Director of Government Relations and Communications

1 (202) 728-5500

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