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“>The AMAZING Kitchen Sisters are offering another interviewing and podcasting workshop in San Francisco, Dec 8. The price is definitely right to learn from some of the best in the biz. Details HERE and below. -Mia
At $150 per workshop, each three-hour session will cover radio, podcasting, film, documentaries, storytelling, oral histories, family histories, news and other multimedia platforms. From the nitty-gritty of recording equipment to more abstract thoughts on how to build a story, The Kitchen Sisters have got you covered.
Morning Workshop: 10:00 – 1:00pm
Afternoon Workshop: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Freelancer Job for an Audio Producer in the S.F. Bay Area:
Climate One from The Commonwealth Club is the only regular show on public radio focusing on food, energy, water, transportation, technology and other dimensions of the transition to clean energy. We are looking for an experienced audio editor who can put together our monthly radio show and podcast. This job requires advanced audio editing skills and some experience with file management. It should take about 50 hours/month starting in November/December. We are looking for someone based in the San Francisco Bay Area who can make a one-year commitment. Qualified candidates must have a strong working knowledge of climate and energy issues.
— Pulling 3 single, mono audio files down from DropBox or High Tail.
— Work from transcripts to edit 2 or 3 recorded conversations (running about 65 minutes each) down to a combined total of 59 minutes
— Writing intros and outros of segments. (This is part of the 59 minutes) — Cleaning up volumes, fades, basic EQ— Adding music, and cutting to the NPR clock.
—Voicing announcer narration
— Salary $40-$50/hr
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and audio samples with descriptions of what work you did on the pieces to: Greg Dalton: gdalton.climateone@
Writing Pad’s podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ NPR/KALW’s Casey Miner and Julie Caine and Snap Judgment’s Davey Kim. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.
15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.
PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT WED. SEPT. 9/21
Casey is the host and executive producer of NPR/KALW’s The Specialist and has been on multiple NPR shows. Julie Caine, her producer will be co-teaching with her. They will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. They will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material +more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio.
PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Casey Miner and Julie Caine (The Specialist, NPR)
Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 (4 Wed. nights, 1 professional recording session)
RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT MON. 9/19
Davey Kim is a producer of Snap Judgment and a radio journalist who has been on multiple NPR shows. In this class, Davey shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. He helps you transform a real-life event into a deep, moving tale. You workshop it twice plus get performance notes. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios and get a professionally recorded clip from Davey. 7 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!
RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Davey Kim (Snap Judgment, NPR)
Sept 19, 26, Oct 17, 24, Nov 7 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 7-10 p.m.
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91.7 KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station serving the San Francisco Bay Area, is hiring a part-time contract project manager to plan and coordinate two live stage events for our branded series Sights & Sounds Live.
Sights & Sounds Live is a part of Sights & Sounds of the Bay Area, KALW’s arts coverage project that aims to shine a light on creators in Bay Area communities that are often mis- or under-represented in the media. Through community events featuring dance, music, storytelling, and visual art – as well as multimedia presentations based on arts reporting from KALW’s newsmagazine Crosscurrents – we celebrate grassroots creativity and build new connections within and beyond these communities.
Over the past four years, KALW has produced and presented three Sights & Sounds Live events in San Francisco and the East Bay. For the 2016-2017 season, we will present two live events, one in Oakland and one in Richmond.
The Project Manager will work with KALW’s Sights & Sounds team, connect with partner organizations, determine and execute event needs, manage a budget with moving parts, document details before, during and after the event, and write summary reports.
Optimal candidates will be clear communicators, team players, well-organized, sharp with numbers, happy to meet with and rally all kinds of people, and passionate and knowledgeable about the arts in the East Bay, especially East Oakland and Richmond. Experience with event planning, performing arts production or related work preferred.
This is an independent contract position that will pay $20,000, beginning as early as October 1, 2016 and ending no later than September 30, 2017.
We encourage a diverse pool of applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, and be able to attend meetings at KALW in San Francisco’s Portola district a minimum of once a week.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Please do not send formulaic cover letters — we want to know who you are beyond your resume! Application deadline is Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:59 PT.