Hey all. Again, I don’t normally post volunteer positions, but KALW has been a friend to FC since the beginning and many freelance radio folks have gotten their start there. If you have the time and want to get some experience and a foot in the door at a great station, this could be a good opportunity for you. Details below. -mia
Radio Producer (Volunteer)
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Organization: City Visions Radio
Skill(s): Producing, Writing
Start date: Training would begin as soon as interview process was completed
Last day to apply: Open
City Visions, a live call-in radio program, has aired weekly on KALW 91.7 FM San Francisco since 1991. (Monday, 7:00-8:00pm). We aim to educate, stimulate, and make positive contributions to discussions on Bay Area issues. Our production team – a talented group of multi-disciplined, public policy minded volunteers – brings a broad perspective to current issues. This is a fantastic opportunity for people interested in learning about radio production or who simply want to be part of a team of volunteers informing our community about important issues.
City Visions is looking for someone interested in producing one radio program per month. With support from the Senior Producer and others on the team, producers develop guest panels to discuss a variety of topics important to the San Francisco Bay Area. Production requires approximately 10-20 hours per show and consists of: researching a topic; developing a guest panel; providing background material, bios and potential questions for the host; writing copy; in-studio production on show nights from 6pm to 9pm one Monday per month. Attendance at weekend bi-monthly production meetings is also required. Show topics are flexible depending upon a producer’s interests and skills.
Please visit our website (cityvisionsradio.com) to check out previous shows and read the bios of current producers.
Qualified producers will be professionals looking to add radio production to their skill set. Excellent writing and communication skills are necessary though radio experience is not required. Applicants should be deadline-oriented, highly organized, willing to commit for at least 2 years and possess a strong interest in public policy and current affairs.
Send a cover letter and resume, with subject line “Producer Resume,” to: Brian Moran, Senior Producer, at email@example.com
City Visions Radio, senior producer
KALW 91.7 San Francisco
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Thank you for posting this announcement Mia. It means so much to have a resource like this since we are fully volunteer-driven and operate without a budget.
We’ve thought about pursuing funding; however, much of the charm and character of the show is derived from it being run by volunteers. We’ve been on air for 19 years this way. It’s a harder sell to recruit producers when the economy isn’t doing so well and positions and salaries in the field are shrinking. But we’re passionate about what we do, and it shows in our programming. Working for City Visions provides a unique and rewarding experience.
Thanks again for providing this wonderful resource,
City Visions Radio Show
KALW 91.7 FM San Francisco