Two Job opportunities with SoundVision Productions, based in Berkeley, CA

Hey CA producers. SoundVision Productions is looking for two new hires, one full time and one part time. I've attended one of their Science Literacy workshops and can vouch for their talent and professionalism – plus they produce some really phenomenal radio. Details attached and pasted below.

Good luck!
-mia

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SoundVision Productions® is looking for a managing editor/senior producer
for The Public Radio Energy Project (working title), an integrated,
cross-platform journalism initiative that will use community projects,
concept art and other public engagement means to extend informal education
about the science, technology, engineering, and social context of energy and
to tap community knowledge for innovation. This is a two-year position,
based in Berkeley, California
. The Public Radio Energy Project is funded by
the National Science Foundation.

The managing editor/senior producer will be responsible for leading a small
editorial staff as well as freelance writers, reporters, editors and
producers. The ME/SP will work in conjunction with other team leaders
overseeing the technical, digital, outreach, community engagement, research,
evaluation, development & marketing areas.

Looking to fill as soon as possible.

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SoundVision Productions® is looking for a Digital Media Producer/Social
Media Coordinator
for The Public Radio Energy Project (working title). This
part-time, two year position is located in the San Francisco Bay area. Start
date is as soon as possible.

The Public Radio Energy Project is an integrated, cross-platform journalism
initiative that will use community projects, concept art and other public
engagement means to extend informal education about the science, technology,
engineering, and social context of energy and to tap community knowledge for
innovation. The Public Radio Energy Project is funded by the National
Science Foundation.

This is a unique opportunity for the right person who lives for the Internet
yet needs the flexibility of a part-time position.

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SoundVision Productions Managing Editor/Senior Producer

 

SoundVision Productions® is looking for a managing editor/senior producer for The Public Radio Energy Project (working title), an integrated, cross-platform journalism initiative that will use community projects, concept art and other public engagement means to extend informal education about the science, technology, engineering, and social context of energy and to tap community knowledge for innovation. This is a two-year position, based in Berkeley, California.  The Public Radio Energy Project is funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

The managing editor/senior producer will be responsible for leading a small editorial staff as well as freelance writers, reporters, editors and producers. The ME/SP will work in conjunction with other team leaders overseeing the technical, digital, outreach, community engagement, research, evaluation, development & marketing areas. 

 

Looking to fill as soon as possible. 

 

Qualifications

 

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

 

  • Shaping and developing an hour of public broadcast programming such as documentaries, news magazines, or series;
  • Covering or managing coverage of energy/environmental science; 
  • Producing, editing or reporting broadcast features;
  • Managing a diverse group of media professionals, including independents and freelancers;
  • Digital technologies including social networking.

 

The characteristics of the ideal candidate are:

 

  • Ability to generate benchmarks and deadlines and motivate team members to meet them;
  • Ability to transform the mission of the project into a process that keeps everyone moving forward;
  • Detail-oriented yet flexible;
  • Leadership, collegiality, calm under pressure, and a sense of humor.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

 

Duties include

 

  • Maintain and communicate SoundVision's editorial vision of sound journalism values, quality production and accuracy in science;
  • Coordinate hiring of freelance and independent writers, editors, producers and reporters in consultation with senior leadership team;
  • Make assignments and manage freelance and independent writers, reporters, producers and editors;
  • Lead team meetings using appropriate brainstorming, problem-solving, decision-making, and project planning techniques;
  • Delegate team tasks as needed;
  • Coordinate editorial review process, from treatment to final;
  • Edit program components as needed;
  • Lead ongoing self-evaluation of the team’s effectiveness;
  • Coordinate with other team leaders and the executive producer to assure timeliness and coherence across project elements such as digital, outreach, evaluation, etc;
  • Collaborate with partners in the ethnic media, local radio stations and universities.

 

Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience.  Some benefits offered.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume/cv with links to three examples of your work, with a description of your specific role in each, to jobs@svproductions.org.  Write editor/producer in the subject line.  No phone calls, faxes or snail mail.  Candidates invited to the next round will be contacted.

 

SoundVision has more than a decade of experience in producing exceptionally substantive, impact-oriented science journalism.  Its NPR-distributed series The DNA Files won numerous awards and aired internationally.  SoundVision produces The Really Big Questions with NPR’s Lynn Neary, which explores the dynamic boundary between science and the humanities and achieved wide carriage. SoundVision also conducts the annual Science Literacy Workshop, a weeklong science and production training for public radio producers, reporters and editors.

 

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SoundVision Productions Digital Media Producer/Social Media Coordinator

 

SoundVision Productions® is looking for a Digital Media Producer/Social Media Coordinator for The Public Radio Energy Project (working title). This part-time, two year position is located in the San Francisco Bay area.  Start date is as soon as possible.

 

The Public Radio Energy Project is an integrated, cross-platform journalism initiative that will use community projects, concept art and other public engagement means to extend informal education about the science, technology, engineering, and social context of energy and to tap community knowledge for innovation. The Public Radio Energy Project is funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

This is a unique opportunity for the right person who lives for the Internet yet needs the flexibility of a part-time position.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Degree in journalism with an online or multimedia emphasis or equivalent experience;
  • Social media aficionado who lives and breathes all things digital and loves learning new technologies;
  • Extreme familiarity with multiple blogging programs;
  • Ability to adapt to changes in equipment, software and workflow;
  • Willing to explore or develop new methods for creating and distributing digital content;
  • Excellent storyteller and writer experienced with video and audio recording, editing and production;
  • Basic skills with Photoshop, iMovie, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Flash and other similar or complementary software;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • Interest in science in general and energy science in particular;
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Cool and efficient under deadline pressure;
  • A sense of humor.

 

The successful candidate for this hybrid position will be responsible for:

 

  • Updates to website and social media communities including, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare etc;
  • Conceiving and quickly producing compelling digital features and multimedia packages such as slide shows, galleries, audio presentations and/or videos;
  • Reporting and writing original story elements;
  • Editing topic pages, writing and editing headlines for blog posts and other display copy;
  • Providing suggestions for home page treatment of material;
  • Maintaining online content across multiple platforms, including websites, newsletters, social media and mobile;
  • Support social media presence by integrating tools, apps and widgets from different networks;
  • Integrate Energy Project-branded content into social media sites including Facebook, YouTube, Flicker, Tumbler, Twitter and wikis, etc;
  • Promoting Energy Project-branded content on blogs and aggregator sites;
  • Updating digital databases;
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of keywords, content and meta data, campaign performance tracking and link building.

 

 

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume/cv to jobs@svproductions.org.  Write digital in the subject line.  No phone calls, faxes or snail mail for this digital position.  Candidates invited to the next round will be contacted.

 

SoundVision has more than a decade of experience in producing exceptionally substantive, impact-oriented science journalism.  Its NPR-distributed series The DNA Files won numerous awards and aired internationally.  SoundVision produces The Really Big Questions with NPR’s Lynn Neary, which explores the dynamic boundary between science and the humanities and achieved wide carriage. SoundVision also conducts the annual Science Literacy Workshop, a weeklong science and production training for public radio producers, reporters and editors.

 

SoundVision is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

 

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