Call for Summer Interns with State of the Reunion

Want to get a foot in the door with an NPR multimedia program? Here's your chance. No pay, but the hours are reasonable, you can work from anywhere, and the experience is invaluable. Pass it along.


State of the Re:Union (SOTRU) is a dynamic NPR show that combines hour-long radio episodes with documentary shorts, video podcasts, images, music and written articles to reach audiences in new and exciting ways. With each episode SOTRU travels to a different American city or town to explore what makes a community, to discover the people who bring it together and understand the issues they face. We air on more than 200 stations across the US.

SOTRU currently has several openings for interns for our June 6 – September 15 summer production season. Interns will mainly be responsible for transcribing audio interviews, as well as special projects, including story research, pre-interviewing, and multimedia production.

As a SOTRU intern, you will also have the unique opportunity to listen in on editorial calls with our host, editor and radio producers as we shape each episode.

To be considered for this internship, you should have a strong creative background, solid writing skills and be able to take direction and work independently. Audio and video editing skills are very welcome. Our staff works remotely, and you can too; people anywhere in the US can apply. This internship is unpaid, and we generally ask for about 10 hours a week, sometimes more during busy weeks.

If interested, please submit your resume to:

Brenton Crozier, Multimedia Producer

Thank you for your interest in State of the Re:Union!

Brooklyn Lit Mag Seeks Audio / Multimedia Submissions

Very cool online journal seeks your multimedia submissions. Details below.


Storyscape, an online literary and arts journal that is “story centered,” is actively pursuing audio, art, mixed media, and multi-media works that explore the concept of “story” from a non-textual perspective. The mission of Storyscape Journal is to collect stories in all their forms and formats. We get particularly excited when we publish stories that have no… you know… words. Or, at least, no words you can SEE.

We’re looking for audio, and this is where you come in.

Submit your audio, video, multimedia, and thing-we-can’t-describe-
because-we’ve-never-seen-it-before (gasp) by link or by .mp3 or by whatchamacallit HERE:

To check out the site:

Our mission statement:
Our submission guidelines:

Past contributors include: Amber Boardman, Ken Cormier, David Shapiro, Stephanie Chambers, Tereza Swanda, Ryan Scammell, and many more.

WYPR in Baltimore hiring education reporter

This is a full time gig, but I thought some of you might be interested. Pass it along!



Baltimore’s NPR News station WYPR seeks a full-time Education reporter with 5 years reporting experience, previous radio experience a plus.  Applicants must have knowledge of digital editing.  Salary is depending on experience.

Submit cover letter (cite recruitment source) and resume to: Business Manager at the address posted below or:  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  WYPR is an EOE.

2216 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218


call for audio postcards from the Great Lakes Region

Self-explanatory. Send along to your contacts in the Great Lakes region.


CALL FOR AUDIO POSTCARDS FROM GREAT LAKES REGION. Pay: 300 Dollars plus expenses, 50 dollars for images. 2-3 minutes. 

Front and Center is a new project based at WBEZ, but working with stations across the Great Lakes Region.  The project will be making long-form pieces that are creative and engaging. Every six-months we will put out a call for pitches.  You can expect a longer letter from us in the future explaining the upcoming themes and how to pitch.

But right now, we have a more pressing request: Leading up to the launch we are releasing short audio post cards from around the region. We’d love to hear from freelancers who might want to make one. The postcards should come from the Great Lakes region and have something to do with water. For example:

-These guys who ride their metal boats in the rivers and stir up Asian Carp to jump the air, then shoot them with cross bows.  

-Divers who go look at shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.  

-Is there a local cuisine involving Great Lakes fish? A unique sport or hobby  that happens on the beach? Music inspired by the lakes? People who work in the lakes? A family tradition connected to the lakes? A brewery that gets its water from the Great Lakes? A local myth, tall tale, or ghost story that features the lake?

The postcards should be 2-3 min long. We pay 300 dollars per postcard. Expenses can likely be covered, but must be pre-approved. We can throw in an extra 50 bucks for digital images.

Production can happen through June, but we are on a tight deadline to schedule the post cards and would love to hear from folks ASAP. We also have a few postcards we could possibly assign, so if you don’t have an idea, but live in the region, drop me a line and we can see if there is a fit.

Shannon Heffernan, Front And Center

CALL FOR ENTRIES – duPont-Columbia Awards

Hey journos. Details below for submitting your work for the prestigious duPont award. Some indie colleagues and I won this last year for Trey Kay's independent radio documentary The Great Textbook War and I have to say, it was a great thrill. Go for it!



Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards
Honoring the Best in Broadcast & Digital News Programming


Eligibility Period: July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011

WE INVITE YOU to submit entries in the following categories:

  • Independent Productions – Documentaries
  • Local & National Radio
  • Digital Productions

    WHAT MAKES A DUPONT WINNER? The duPont Jury honors outstanding journalism. We look for excellence in reporting and evidence of commitment to important stories. We especially encourage the submission of daily news stories and breaking news coverage as well as feature stories, a series of related reports or selections from a correspondent's beat reporting in a given year.

    ELIGIBILITY Programs must have appeared on air, on line or in theaters for the first time between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

    ENTRY DEADLINES Long-form entries running longer than 2 hours must be
    submitted by June 15. All other entries must be submitted by July 1.

    ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED by a Board of Screeners, many of whom are past duPont Award winners. The best entries are then referred to the duPont Jury. Finalists will be selected in November and the winners will be announced in December 2011.

    ENTER ONLINE The entry form for the duPont-Columbia Awards is now available online at

    We encourage digital submissions of media. Please see the Web site for more details.

    QUESTIONS? Call us at 212-854-5047, e-mail us at, or visit our Web site for answers to frequently asked questions.

    Abi Wright
    Director, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards
    John Chancellor Award
    Graduate School of Journalism
    Columbia University

  • Metcalf workshop deadline extended to June 3

    New deadline for environmental reporting fellowship – details below.




    Seminar to focus on environmental issues facing coastal communities
    Application postmark deadline extended to June 3


    NARRAGANSETT, RI – May 17, 2011 –The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is offering a seminar for journalists, Coastal Impacts: a Marine Science Seminar for Journalists, July 13-15, 2011, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography in Narragansett, Rhode Island.


    The three-day science seminar will provide an introduction to environmental issues affecting coastal communities, including marine pollution, water quality, and links between oceans and human health. The Metcalf program will feature leading marine and environmental scientists and journalists, coastal field trips, and visits to marine research labs.


    Journalists from all media who want to improve their skills in environmental reporting and gain a thorough understanding of how scientific research is conducted are invited to apply for the science seminar. Journalists who report for ethnic news outlets, including freelancers, and minority journalists are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ experience and a demonstrated interest in covering environmental topics.


    The seminar is funded by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Chicago Tribune Foundation and will be held at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, a leading oceanographic research campus.


    The tuition-free seminar includes lodging, meals, and travel support up to $200. Newsrooms are asked to cover salaries while participants are "on assignment" during the program. Detailed instructions are noted on the application form.


    Applications may be downloaded at The application deadline has been extended, and should be postmarked by June 3, 2011.  For additional information, email or call 401-874-6500.


    The mission of the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is to promote clear and accurate reporting of scientific news and environmental issues; to strengthen understanding and working relationships between members of the scientific community and members of the news media; and to provide opportunities for beginning journalists to learn, on both a formal and an informal level, how to improve their skills in marine and environmental reporting.


    The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, based at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, was established in 1997 with funding from three media foundations, the Belo Corporation, the Providence Journal Charitable Foundation and the Philip L. Graham Fund, and from the Telaka Foundation. It is named for the late Michael P. Metcalf, a visionary in journalism and publisher of The Providence Journal Bulletin from 1979-1987. In addition to providing science training for reporters and editors, Metcalf Institute administers The Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. For more information, contact Metcalf Institute at 401-874-6211 or visit us online at

    Sunshine Menezes, Ph.D.

    Executive Director
    Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting
    Graduate School of Oceanography
    University of Rhode Island

    Narragansett Bay Campus

    Narragansett, RI  02882

    Office:  401.874.6499

    Fax:      401.874.6486

    Support Metcalf Institute with a tax-deductible contribution. 

    KQED seeks San Jose freelancers

    Hey folks. KQED needs freelancers in San Jose. Print reporters who want to try their hand at radio are welcome. Details below from Molly Samuel.


    Hi everyone,

    I work part-time at KQED, and told our assignment editor I'd post a note here: we need freelancers in San Jose! If you live there, or know anyone there, please get in touch. This is mainly for being available for assignments and turning around dailies for the newscast, but I think she'd be open to pitches, too. If you're a print reporter in San Jose, and willing to learn some radio basics, we'd like to hear from you, too.

    You can email me at



    Molly Samuel
    Radio Producer/Reporter

    radio producers sought for KALW storytelling event, Saturday, June 4

    Our friends at KALW are hosting a storytelling event on June 4 and they need your radio pieces! Contact Erica Mu for details.



    San Francisco's KALW is hosting a multiplatform storytelling event as part of the Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP) on the evening of Saturday, June 4th. We're looking for radio producers interested in presenting/performing a live, 10-15 minute, Bay Area-inspired radio story. Please send a message to Erica Mu ( if you are interested! Thanks so much!

    Third Coast Festival Announces Call for Entries

    The Academy Awards of radio storytelling are accepting entries – details follow. Good luck!


    Entries are now being accepted for the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s 11th annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition!

    The TCIAF invites producers around the globe to submit their finest radio/audio stories in the following categories: Best Documentary (gold, silver, bronze, honorable mention, directors’ choice), Best New Artist, Radio Impact and Best News Feature.

    The TCIAF accepts stories that document people, places, times, events, phenomena and issues. These include but are not limited to: investigative reports, narrative stories, personal essays, profiles and audio portraits. Podcasts and documentaries that redefine the documentary form are welcome.

    Winners receive cash awards – $5,000 for the gold prize – to support their future creative endeavors. They also receive national recognition in Best of the Best: The 2011 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, airing on public radio stations across the country this fall.

    The early deadline for entries is June 23rd at noon PDT. The late deadline is July 14th at noon PDT. Entry fees range from $30 (students) to $50 (by early deadline) to $70 (by late deadline.) Read more about guidelines, prizes and how to upload entries at:

    Competition winners will be announced publicly on October 22, 2011 in Chicago at the Third Coast Awards Ceremony.

    As of 2011, the TC/RHDF Competition will have honored nearly 100 extraordinary stories from seven countries/four continents and given $250,000 in cash prizes to many of the most innovative producers of the past decade.

    The 2011 TC / RHDF Competition is powered by the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

    Friend us ( )/follow us ( )to receive the latest TCIAF Competition updates. Send questions to or call 312-948-4652.

    Johanna Zorn
    Executive Director
    Third Coast International Audio Festival
    Navy Pier
    848 East Grand Ave. Suite 400
    Chicago IL 60611

    Keep the audio stories coming… Support
    the Third Coast Festival, and thanks.