Final countdown for the 2015 New Voices Scholarship, deadline TOMORROW (8/21), 5pm PT

Whether you apply for AIR's New Voices Scholarship or not, please let me know if you plan to got to PRPD. I'm going for the first time and I'd love to see some friendly FC faces there.
Cheers,
Mia
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A quick note to remind you that the deadline to apply for AIR's 2015 cohort of New Voices Scholars is tomorrow, Friday Aug. 21 by 5 p.m. PT. Here's the link to apply: https://airmedia.wufoo.com/forms/airs-2015-new-voices-scholarship/. All applicants should read the FAQ before applying (http://airmedia.org/programs/new-voices-scholarships/).

Scholarships are $750 to $1,500 for up to 15 selected applicants to attend this year's PRPD Conference (http://www.prpd.org/conference/2015.aspx) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sept. 29–Oct. 1.

Any questions about it? Give me a shout at rebecca@airmedia.org.

Cheers,
Bec

AIR is everywhere

Rebecca Feldhaus Adams
AIR Talent Manager
617.825.4400
@AIRmedia
airmedia.org

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San Francisco part time Sound and Screencast Editing gig

Passing along this Bay Area opportunity – details and contact info below!
-Mia
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I'm looking to hire a part-time sound and screencast editor in San Francisco for Evented Mind, an online video education company that reaches a large audience of people learning Web development and software engineering.
The job is to help edit and prepare for release the sound and video for new classes. A class is typically about 1 hour of video (screen casting style) broken into 10-12 chapters. You can see an example here: How The Web Works.
More details:
  • $300 / class (~ 1hr of video) negotiable depending on circumstance.
  • 1 – 1.5 hours of screencast style video and audio is captured in Screenflow in the correct order.
  • Estimated production is 1-2 classes per week.
  • Bring clips together, shorten dead segments, assign video chapters, clean audio (Adobe Audition or other tool), export final production video.
  • Bonus: contribute to improving content / production quality and help guide the production process.
If you're interested please contact me: chris@eventedmind.com and let me know a bit about yourself. I'll evaluate candidates by doing a paid test run with a short class. Really look forward to meeting you!
Chris
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photog/videographer needed in Santa Clara, CA, this Sunday

Passing along this post from a long-time FC member.
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Yo freelancers!
My colleague David Kravets is going down to Santa Clara on Sunday for a demonstration of this new football stats tracking thing (he can explain more). 
He’s looking for someone to accompany him to shoot some stills and video (total of 5 hours, starting at 3pm). Ars would pay $400.
You can meet him down there or roll with him (he’ll be driving from Walnut Creek).
If you’re interested, email: david.kravets@arstechnica.com
Thanks!
-C


Cyrus Farivar
"suh-ROOS FAR-ih-var"

Senior Business Editor, Ars Technica
http://arstechnica.com/author/cyrus-farivar/
+1 510 394 5485 (mobile)

Twitter: @cfarivar
iMessage: cyrus.farivar@arstechnica.com
PGP/OTR/Signal: http://arstechnica.com/ars-staff-pgp-keys/#cyrus-farivar

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2015 CA Documentary Project, deadline Oct 15

It's time to apply for your California Documentary Project grant. Nice chunks of money for good media works. Deadline October 15. Details below! -Mia
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

Cal Humanities is pleased to announce that guidelines for the 2015 California Documentary Project grant are now available and I’m writing to ask for your help in sharing them with your respective communities. This year’s deadline is October 15.

 

As always we are looking for high-quality film, radio, and new media productions that document California subjects and issues and that use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective. Funding amounts range from $10,000 to $50,000 and a cash or in-kind match is required. Please note that California residency is not a requirement for eligibility.

 

For complete program guidelines, application instructions, dates and times for informational grant workshops, and a list of previously supported projects, please visit www.calhum.org/grants/california-documentary-project-grant.

 

Cal Humanities is an independent non-profit and a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 2003, we have awarded over $4 million to projects that document the California experience, including The Case Against 8, Regarding Susan Sontag, Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, Seeking Asian Female, We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, Romeo is Bleeding, and many more.

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Best,

John

 

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Ferguson Reporting Opportunity

I sent this out awhile back and the "official" application process is closed, but it looks like they're still looking for stories. Details below. -Mia
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PBS Black Culture Connection and Cowbird are looking for photographers and digital campaigners on the ground in Ferguson, and for journalists to interview them. 


This is for a digital project on photography and the Civil Rights Movement. We're telling the story of how digital organizing has been used in Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter.

We're working fast, so please call 410-300-8779 or email coordinating producer kristinmoe3@gmail.com if you're interested or know someone who would be. 

Here's more background: (applications are closed) 

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Reveal call for pitches on race and gender, deadline Aug 28

Reveal put out a rare call for pitches on race and gender. Details HERE and below. Deadline Aug 28. 

Wanted: Pitch us your investigations on race and gender


We want to invest in groundbreaking investigations into two of the biggest issues around: race and gender in America.

So, whether you’re an independent journalist with a hot idea to pitch or a newsroom that could use help, we want to hear from you.

It’s hard to imagine two more important issues in America today. Basic promises of civil rights made generations ago continue to go unfulfilled. Systemic racism and sexism make inequality a reality for entire swathes of Americans every day.

We want to uncover these stories of injustice, and we strive to do so each year. But we’re also setting aside a significant budget over the next year to fund stories from independent journalists or to support newsrooms that might not have the budget or the investigative expertise to meet their ambitions.

We might seed one big story or a number of individual stories from different sources. We’d look to do the stories on one or all of our platforms. In particular, we’re looking for radio-friendly stories with strong characters for our new show, “Reveal.”

Looking for examples of the kinds of stories we want? We’d like to keep it as open as possible, so we cast a wide net. Instead, here’s our list of questions we think about for each investigative story:

  • Is it uncovering a new problem?
  • Are people being harmed?
  • Can you quantify the problem?
  • Can you hold people accountable?

If you’re interested, please send me an email at adonohue@cironline.org answering the above questions. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Aug. 28.


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Bay Area audio tour company, Detour, now accepting pitches, deadline Aug 19

Very awesome Bay Area company wants your pitches. Details and RFP below!
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Juliet here, Production Manager at Detour. Detour makes "stories that take you places — gorgeous location-aware audio walks" and I'm writing to let you know that we are now open for pitches! We are actively seeking ideas for new great Detours — and the producers to create them — in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We’re commissioning Detours that will be put together over a 3 to 4 month production process, starting in September 2015. We’re most interested in pitches from producers / teams with significant audio or video production background.

Haven't taken a Detour yet? There's a code in the RFP (attached) that will let you take one for free.


We’ve got a few specific places and themes we are interested in this time around, but we’re open to other ideas you have too. All the details are in the RFP attached.

Deadline to respond with a one-page pitch is 8/19.

Get in touch with any questions by emailing submissions@detour.com


Looking forward to what comes!

Juliet

PS: Please forward to any great radio/audio/place-based story people you know. We want to give them work!

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2015 California Documentary Project grant, deadline Oct 15

Cal Humanities is pleased to announce that guidelines for the 2015 California Documentary Project grant (http://www.calhum.org/grants/california-documentary-project-grant) are now available and I’m writing to ask for your help in sharing them with your respective communities. This year’s deadline is October 15.

As always we are looking for high-quality film, radio, and new media productions that document California subjects and issues and that use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective. Funding amounts range from $10,000 to $50,000 and a cash or in-kind match is required. Please note that California residency is not a requirement for eligibility.

For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previously supported projects, please visit www.calhum.org/grants/california-documentary-project-grant.

Cal Humanities is an independent non-profit and a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 2003, we have awarded over $4 million to projects that document the California experience, including The Case Against 8, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, Seeking Asian Female, We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, Romeo is Bleeding, Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, and many more.

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KALW job opening for sound engineer/designer, deadline Aug 6

Hey folks. Fantastic, nearly-full-time job opportunity with KALW in SF. Details here and below. Go for it!
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The KALW News team is looking for an experienced and creative sound engineer/sound designer to help mix our daily news magazine Crosscurrents. You’ll work alongside our senior engineer, Chris Hoff, joining the ranks of top-flight sound designers who have engineered our show, including Roman Mars (99% Invisible), Colin Anderson (Maximum Fun), and Seth Samuel (Deep Look).

Crosscurrents airs Monday through Thursday evenings on KALW public radio in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our tagline is “context, culture, and connection,” and we deliver through sonically rich, thought-provoking, long-form stories. Our work typically uses a lot of natural sound from field recordings and frequently utilizes music to enhance the storytelling.

Your main duties will be to mix feature stories from scratch; shorten stories that have already been mixed; cut interviews; track reporters and our show host Hana Baba; mix the show, itself; and contribute your own ideas to the overall sound of Crosscurrents. Our show has a specific sound, and we want to retain this; but we are also open to adding to it, to improving it, to making it as great as we possibly can. So new ideas and thoughts on mixing and sound design are always welcome.

As part of its mission, the KALW News department trains many people in the art and craft of journalistic audio storytelling. It makes for a dynamic and energized newsroom with a changing cast. We have a steady team of experienced core staffers and contributors with whom you’ll work most closely, but you’ll also work with people who are still learning to do this work well.

This is an independent contract position for approximately 32 hours a week, Monday-Thursday.

Job Requirements:

  • Several years experience mixing in Pro Tools (preferably for other radio shows, podcasts, and the like)

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of music, and your own extensive music library

  • Competence in using Mac computers

  • Solid interpersonal skills – our newsroom is diverse and fun and sometimes a little crazy

  • An editorial ear, i.e., an ear that can detect what’s boring or confusing, both in language and in sound.

KALW encourages 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. We value diversity.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, clips or links, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Application deadline is Thursday, August 6, 2015, 11:59 PT.

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Apply now for AIR’s New Voices Scholarships

Hey folks. Great opportunity here to attend PRPD with a scholarship from AIR. I'm going to this conference for the first time and would love to meet up with any AIR or Freelance Cafe folks who might be there. Drop me a line if you're going! Details about the scholarship below.
-mia
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As AIR’s network expands (our year-over-year growth increased 73 percent in the first half of 2015), we are working to open the golden age of talent — and its opportunities — to a diverse, inclusive range of media makers.

AIR’s New Voices scholarships (http://airmedia.org/programs/new-voices-scholarships/) are available for those who can contribute fresh craft, diversity or perspective to the network and media.

If you are, or if you know, someone who can help make public media more inclusive, apply or help us spread the word (https://airmedia.wufoo.com/forms/airs-2015-new-voices-scholarship/).

The scholarship brings new talent to industry gatherings — this year, to the Public Radio Program Directors' conference in Pittsburgh (http://www.prpd.org/conference/2015.aspx) — where they will find a peer support network, opportunities to meet industry leaders, and chances to share their interests, concerns and work.

WE SEEK: Creative makers from all corners of the country who are new to public media. You do not have to be an AIR member to apply (https://airmedia.wufoo.com/forms/airs-2015-new-voices-scholarship/).

WE OFFER: New Voices scholars receive up to $1,500 in funding to subsidize the costs of attending the conference. They gain access to the PRPD Conference and additional New Voices only programming in Pittsburgh, as well as access to the New Voices alumni network.

DEADLINE: Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at 5 p.m. PT. Applications that are not completed at 5 p.m. will not be saved and cannot be considered.

CONFERENCE DETAILS: PRPD convenes program directors, reporters, editors, producers and managers for conversation about where public media is and where it can go. Read full conference details at the PRPD website (http://www.prpd.org/conference/2015.aspx).

MORE: Seven years of New Voices alumni include some of the most interesting, sought-after talent rising in public media. They’re working at the network and station levels and as independents, domestic and international.

Please read through the New Voices FAQ (http://airmedia.org/programs/new-voices-scholarships/) in its entirety before completing the application.

Questions? Contact AIR Talent Manager Bec Feldhaus Adams at Rebecca@airmedia.org.

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