four positions open on KALW’s news team

A bunch of part-time gigs available at KALW in SF. Check it out!
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The news team at KALW Public Radio is hiring four positions in the coming weeks. Click on the links to read more about each position and learn how to apply. 

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Description: We are seeking an experienced and creative sound engineer/sound designer to help mix our daily news magazine Crosscurrents. The 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. This is an independent contract position that requires being on site at KALW MondayTuesdayWednesday, and Thursday during show production hours.

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Description: The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio journalism story editor to work on our daily news magazine Crosscurrents. Your primary job will be to work with journalists and storytellers, help them craft reporting plans, follow through with advice during their reporting process, provide insightful edits, and help deliver memorable stories.This is an independent contract position for 20 hours a week, beginning July 1, 2017.
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Description: The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio reporter to provide stories and Q&As about education for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts. You will be responsible for reporting one feature (at least six-minutes long and sonically rich) per month, one Q&A per month, and an average of one short (less than two-minute long and informational) spot per month, as needed.

  • Deadline: June 15
  • Description: KALW's Sights & Sounds is seeking a multi-talented producer/engineer to join the team. Sights & Sounds is KALW's arts reporting project which features artists and creative thinkers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, with a special focus on those that are underrepresented in mainstream media. We're looking for a creative, experienced radio producer with great writing and mixing skills, who can work well independently as well as collaboratively, and who is excited to celebrate the artistic richness of the Bay Area. This is an independent contract position for approximately 12 hours a week, with a mix of onsite and remote work possible.


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upcoming classes in LA and SF with @writingpadus

Hey folks! The Writing Pad folks are once again extending a 15% discount for FC members who sign up for their classes. See below for what they have coming up.
Best,
Mia

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Writing Pad’s LA, SF, and Online podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ This American Life’s Elna Baker, 99% Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan, Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith, and Unfictional’s Bob Carlson. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

 

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE—STARTS NEXT THURS. 5/18

Elna Baker is a Producer and Story Scout on This American Life. She has been on TAL 9 times, she pitches Ira Glass stories every week and has won 8 Moth Story SLAMS! Elna knows what This American Life and The Moth consider to be a worthy story and what their specific format is. If your dream is to create stories for top podcasts/radio shows, this the perfect class for you! Finish 2 stage ready or radio ready stories in class.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE 7 WK w/ Elna Baker (Producer and Story Scout, This American Life)

http://writingpad.com/online-storytelling-class/

May 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13 (7 Thurs. nights) 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. PST, Online

 

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT SUN. 5/21

Eliza Smith is a producer of Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. In this class, Eliza shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios and get a professionally recorded clip from Eliza. 10 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!

 

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Eliza Smith (Snap Judgment, NPR)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/

May 21June 4, 11, 25, July 9 (4 Sun., 1 recording session),6:30–9:30 p.m.

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES—STARTS SUN. 6/11

Bob Carlson is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. In this class, Bob shares the Unfictional guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at KCRW and get a professionally recorded clip. Because of this class, 9 students have gotten on Unfictional and 1 got on All Things Considered. Our latest student success is Caitlin Biljan: http://kcrw.co/2orFMUv

 

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, Host, KCRW’s Unfictional)

http://writingpad.com/los-angeles-radio-storytelling-workshop/

June 11July 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session), 6:00-9:00 p.m., Westwood

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS WED. 6/28

Sam has been a producer and reporter at 99% Invisible since the early days and a long-time NPR Vet. He is now starting his own super-secret podcast. Sam will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. He 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/ Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

June 28July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 9 (5 Wed. nights), 7:00pm-10pm, SF

 

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freelance audio producer for Bay Area’s greenbiz.com, application deadline April 23

Freelance producer gig available at the GreenBiz 350 podcast. Details below! Application deadline April 23.

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Freelancer Job for an Audio Producer in the S.F. Bay Area:

The GreenBiz 350 podcast is a weekly digest of sustainability news, averaging about 45 minutes. Every episode includes a “Week in Review” as well as two in-depth feature stories that showcase clips from interviews GreenBiz reporters have conducted.

We are looking for an experienced audio editor who can put together this podcast. The job requires advanced audio editing skills. It should take about 10 hours/week starting in May. The ideal candidate will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, though remote freelancers are encouraged to apply as well. A working knowledge of climate, sustainability and energy issues is a plus.

The Gig: 

— Scheduling, collecting and organizing the week’s clips (anywhere from 3-9 clips a week). Setting up mics if recording in-studio.

— Editing audio. Includes EQ, noise reduction, level consistency, fades and adding music.

— Write episode summaries

— Compensation TBD

How to Apply:

Use this online form:

Application Deadline:

Applications are taken on a rolling basis, until April 23.


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Open Call for Radio entries for the Encontrarte Amares Festival in Portugal, deadline June 15

This is a new one for me! Sounds intriguing. For all you international journos/producers, see below for info about the Encontrarte Amares festival in Portugal. They're accepting radio entries through June 15.
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Here  is  the information about the festival


Encontrarte Amares is a festival devoted to visual arts and animation film that, biannually, has been proposing, through a multidisciplinary program, the live dialogue between the cutting edge of the contemporary artistic thought and the traditional heritage of the region of Minho, Portugal.

Visual arts exhibitions, animated cinema, performing arts, radio, series of discussions and theoretical reflection, artistic residencies, competitions and educational activities  shape the intense program that culminates in the four days of the Festival, promoting an environment of experimentation, participation, gathering, active contemplation and freedom of thought.

Encontrarte Amares reinforces the interest in the immaterial heritage of the region, evoking the gastronomy, customs, images and sounds, the stories and know-how. Hand in hand with the memory of the past, we will be confronted with a set of recent artistic projects that, in their various languages and themes, will defy us to think about what remains effective in the ordinariness of our days.

More information on the website of the festival :

http://encontrarte.pt/english/encontrarte/presentation.html   

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Encontrarte Amares radio thus calls for the submission of radio pieces with creative and experimental features. As in previous editions, the show will be broadcast in the physical space of the festival and live streaming. In addition to offering complete freedom to create these objects, the trustees encourage the approach to the set of themes of this year's edition – Transformation / Movement / Transpiration / Transit.

I am always available to answer any  questions you  may  have, please feel free to contact me.

More information about radio at Encontrarte Amares:

 http://encontrarte.pt/english/edition-2017/open-call-radio/open-call-radio.html?parent=&subid=  

Regulation:  http://encontrarte.pt/cms/upload/ea_2017_radio_en.pdf

Registration form:  http://encontrarte.pt/cms/upload/ficha_inscricao_radio_web_form.pdf

Submissions and questions must be addressed at radio@encontrarte.pt


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Online Privacy for Journalists, a pdf guide

Hello FC community! This resource for journalists was recently brought to my attention with the following note. Please share if this is appropriate for your community!!

This is not an easy time for journalists all over the world, with the discoveries of surveillance on citizens, which includes journalists and their sources.

I’d like to ask you to share a guide, written by one journalist to his colleagues all over the world. The guide can help them protect their work and fulfil their mission. https://www.vpnmentor.com/journalist-privacy-guide.pdf

If you can add it to your page, as well as share it over social networks, it would be a tremendous help to the free press.


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applications now being accepted for @Transom_org’s Fall Story Workshop, scholarships available, deadline June 2

Transom.org is my GO TO recommendation for folks looking to break into audio storytelling/podcasting, and they just announced their Fall Workshops. Details HERE and below. Scholarships are available. Deadline June 2. GO FOR IT!
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Story Workshop

The Transom Story Workshop is a nine week, residential program of full-time training for beginning producers. It’s held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. We offer Workshops in spring (end of March – May) and fall (end of September – November). For email updates on our Workshops, contact us: info [at] transom [dot] org.

You’ll find basic information about the Story Workshop below. For more specific questions, visit our FAQ. If you don’t find an answer there, please write to us at info [at] transom [dot] org.

Applications due for the Fall 2017 Story Workshop & the Story Workshop Scholarship: June 2, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST)

Cost of the Workshop

Cost for the Workshop ranges from $8,820 – $9,495 (depending on housing) and includes:

Tuition for the nine-week course. ($6,950)

Housing for nine-weeks. (Rooms range in cost from $1,585 – $2,260 for the duration of the Workshop. The houses are fully furnished and rent includes internet, laundry, utilities/heat, sheets/towels and a final cleaning service. Some of the rooms have water views.)

Two group meals each week, prepared by a local chef. ($285 covers the cost of group meals.)

Training by lead instructor Rob Rosenthal and a teaching assistant.

Pitching/editorial sessions with Jay Allison.

Voice coaching by producer Viki Merrick.

A technical gear-oriented one-on-one session with Transom’s Jeff Towne.

A licensed copy of Hindenburg Journalist (yours to keep).

One-year Producer membership in the Public Radio Exchange.

One-year membership in the Association of Independents in Radio.

Guest lectures (and opportunities for professional connections) with well-known people in public media. Special guests for Fall 2017 include Robert Smith from NPR’s Planet Money and Robyn Semien from This American Life.

Opportunities to observe and participate in the day-to-day operations at WCAI, the award-winning Cape and Islands public radio station (where your work may be broadcast).

NOTE: The Story Workshop is a residential program. Opting out of student housing is non-negotiable except for any health or medical concerns that would make living in the group housing impossible. Visit our FAQ to find out more.

Participants Produce

  • A vox-pop audio piece.
  • A radio promo.
  • A four-minute profile of a creative person, based on WCAI’s Creative Life Series.
  • A six-minute documentary feature: You choose the subject.
  • One or more Sonic IDs.

Scholarships

Our goal is to make the Story Workshop a realistic option for people who have been unable to attend due to cost. Scholarships will be offered based on financial need, with a focus on diverse voices, people of color, and those who have been historically underrepresented as makers of public media. For now, Scholarship funds are available only to people living in the U.S.

Scholarship applicants are required to complete both a Workshop application and a Scholarship application. We strongly encourage submitting the Workshop application first. Both the Workshop and Scholarship applications have the same deadline. The Story Workshop admissions committee reviews and awards scholarships only after applicants are accepted into the Workshop.

Transom is prepared to pay one or more partial scholarships, and one full scholarship, if a qualified applicant requires it. A full scholarship includes tuition, housing, group meals, travel to and from Woods Hole and possible stipend. Partial scholarships range in amount depending on the need of applicants and the amount of scholarship funds available to us.

Again, we strongly recommend submitting the Workshop Application before submitting the Scholarship Application. You can find the Scholarship application here. You can learn more about our Scholarship here.

Apply Now

Have Questions?

Visit our FAQ. If you don’t find an answer there, please write to us at info [at] transom [dot] org.


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AIR’s Full Spectrum storytelling intensive @UnionDocs, application deadline April 14

From the lovely folks at AIR. See below!
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We're currently taking applications for AIR's Summer 2017 Full Spectrum storytelling intensive at UnionDocs and we want to know: Does someone in your circle fit the bill? Or maybe you do.

We're thrilled to have Isaac Kestenbaum and Josie Holtzman of Localore: Finding America’s “Frontier of Change” as the Summer 2017 lead instructors. Successful applicants will learn from Sean Cole (“This American Life”), Ann Heppermann (The Sarah Awards), Jenny Ye (Data News, WNYC), Nadia Reiman (Latino USA) and more. It's five days in Brooklyn to push indie and station-based producers and podcasters to next-level craft.


Applications are here and the deadline to apply is 5 pm P.T. on Friday, April 14, 2017. NOTE: Only complete applications will be considered.

Please share this with (and tell me about) independents or station-based producers who might be ready for the intensive. A public shout out on your social media channels would also be great; I appreciate any help.


Our shortened link for the application: bit.ly/FS17intensive


Thanks in advance!

Tran


AIR

Ngoc-Tran Vu
Program Director
AIR
P.O. Box 220400
Boston, MA  02122
Office: 617.825.4400


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two spots left in Radio Boot Camp, April 6 @UnionDocs, early reg ends today

TWO – can't-miss audio training classes this spring @UnionDocs in Brooklyn. Details below!
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The last day for early registration, ie, less $$$, for Radio Boot Camp class for beginners (all about the basics of radio-making) this May, at UnionDocs in Brooklyn, is April 6th! There are two spots left in class.

Info and registration here:
https://uniondocs.org/event/2017-05-radio-boot-camp/

Little more time until the last day for early registration for Pitch Class: The Art of the Pitch – April 19th. Please join us for this three session workshop dedicated to learning how to pitch radio stories. This time, with special guest teacher Sean Rameswaram from Radiolab’s More Perfect!

More info, and registration here:
https://uniondocs.org/event/2017-radio-boot-camp-the-art-of-the-pitch/

Please share widely, and hope to see you there!

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discount for Bay Area classes in audio/podcasting with @writingpadus

Hey folks!! It's been awhile. Here's some stuff I've been working on – check it out!


http://panoply.fm/panoplypilots


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Also, my friends at Writing Pad have some great upcoming workshops, and FC friends get a 15% discount. Details below!!

Cheers,
Mia


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Writing Pad’s podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ 99% Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan and Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS SUN. 5/21

Eliza Smith is a producer of Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. In this class, Eliza shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. She 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 Eliza. 7 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Eliza Smith (Snap Judgment, NPR)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/

May 21June 4, 11, 25, July 9 (4 Sun., 1 recording session) 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Register HERE.

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS MON. 5/22

Sam has been a producer and reporter at 99% Invisible since the early days and a long-time NPR Vet. He is now starting his own super-secret podcast. Sam will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. He 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/ Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

May 22June 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 Mon., 1 professional recording session), 7-10 p.m.

Register HERE.

 

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REMINDER – Applications open for KALW training and internship programs, deadline March 31

Quick reminder from the good folks at SF's KALW. They do amazing work!
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Just a reminder that we have applications open for two great opportunities to learn radio journalism.

KALW Audio Academy

The nine-month academy is designed to give participants a professional audio production and journalism education, tuition-free.
Deadline: March 31
In this four-month program, participants become an integral part of the production of KALW's daily news magazine show, Crosscurrents. 
Deadline: March 31

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