My name is Krystal O’Connor, and I hail from the great state of Pennsylvania. The short story is first and foremost, I am a wife and a mom, which I love more than anything in this world. I’m a complete tech-nerd, currently working for Libsyn (a worldwide podcast hosting company). I’ve pursued various opportunities outside of the professional world as well, and maintain several hobbies including running and the shooting sports.
My Current Work
Currently, I work at Libsyn, which stands for Liberated Syndication. Libsyn has been in business since 2004 as a full featured podcast hosting and distribution company offering plans as low as $5 per month and scaling up through enterprise, offering unlimited growth and plenty of features and monetization opportunities to go around.
A podcast is audio or video (think your AM/FM radio or TV stations), syndicated over the internet. This could be a traditional radio show, a traditional TV show, a movie, a how to tutorial, news, any kind of audio or video media accessed by listeners and viewers using the internet, instead of cable TV or AM/FM radio. A more technical definition would be audio or video media generated in episodic format syndicated online.
I began work at Libsyn in December, 2010, working in the support team. As with any job, as time went on I picked up a number of additional duties. Along with providing podcasters with the technical support they need, I generate all the tutorials for and fully manage the Libsyn Knowledge Base as well as produce all video and manage the Libsyn YouTube Channel.
I am also Product Owner at Libsyn. As PO, I work across all departments at Libsyn to fascilitate product development that meets the needs of our stakeholders, external and internal. I talk to our producers – users of our platform, I work with our development team to ensure continued forward movement on assigned projects, and across management, marketing, support, and other teams to complete the product life cycle. I also perform market research on where the podcasting and new media industry is going, and look for potential partnerships in the industry in order to provide Libsyn users with more and better features and possibilities.
I currently host and produce the Libsyn Live video series, which is an occational, live Q&A open to the public providing answers in all things related to podcasting. This series has been published in a number of ways, including as an audio podcast, video podcast, and currently via Libsyn’s educational YouTube channel.
On behalf of Libsyn, I attend trade shows on occasion, Including the NMX/NAB show that occurs in Las Vegas in April every year, Podcast Movement, Content Marketing World, and others.