Hello! My name is Grant Polmanteer and I’m a sophomore at Central Michigan University studying broadcasting and multimedia design.
I love coffee like your average millennial, but I also love to invest my time in being the best person I can be. I guess you could say that’s a hobby of mine. But, of course I can’t forget to mention my love for music (peep my Spotify), podcasts, traveling, taking amateur pictures, watching reality TV, and chugging La Croix. I promise I'm not as lame as that sounds.
Nonetheless …here’s some of my experience in media and technology!
I currently work at Anchor, an amazing startup based in New York City, that’s changing the way audio is created and listened to. I started out Anchor as a content creator and host of my own podcast, Podcast of the Day. Through this podcast I talked to hundreds of podcasters from publishers like the Smithsonian, Radiotopia, and Panoply, in addition to many other independent shows. The podcast garnered thousands of downloads and listens via Anchor, before I was graciously offered to intern at Anchor in New York City. From May 2017 to this day, I’ve been working with the team at Anchor on content creation, content oversight, user outreach, marketing, talent recruitment, podcasting, product, QA, and tons more. We've even been through an acquisition (by Spotify no less). Now, in 2020 onward, I work exclusively in our support team, helping our podcasters in every which way.
Speaking of startups... I founded my own with a bunch of amazing humans! It was called Andmore Media, and it created several podcasts centered around passionate people talking about their passions. We accrued 20,000+ listens across our network during our run.
I also worked for Central Michigan’s student newspaper, CM Life, as the podcast editor overlooking all audio content! I started out at the paper in my freshman year as a videographer. After the end of my first year, I was promoted to assistant multimedia editor where I focused on producing a lineup of 8 entirely unique podcasts.
Before getting into college, I found my passion for media and technology in high school. At Davison High, I was involved in every facet imaginable with DTV News. From my three years there, I worked and gained experience as an executive producer, a sports director, a news director, a social director, and a multimedia journalist. In addition to these experiences, I’ve been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) for my work at DTV!
I’ve worked in all forms of media, be it video, audio, print, web, digital, etc. and I continue to wake up every morning more passionate the last about making a change in media and the world.