Feet in 2 Worlds seeks part-time editor/blogger in NYC

Feet in 2 Worlds is looking for a part time (20-ish hours/week) media editor/blogger in NYC. Details below!

Feet in 2 Words, an award-winning media outlet focused on immigrants and immigration, is seeking an editor/blogger to oversee its online content and assist with related activities.   Responsibilities include working with a roster of immigrant journalists who contribute to the Feet in 2 Worlds website (news.feetintwoworlds.org), making assignments, helping to develop story ideas, mentoring reporters, managing student interns and editing for both style and content.  The editor also writes for the website, contributes to the Fi2W social media stream on Twitter and Facebook, helps produce and edit podcasts, and produces multimedia slideshows and photo galleries.   Additional responsibilities include working with Fi2W’s media partners in public radio, ethnic media and online publications.

The editor works closely with the Fi2W’s executive producer and technical director and the staff of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, where Feet in 2 Worlds is based. 

Qualifications include experience reporting and editing for a news website, familiarity with WordPress and multimedia for the web and audio production skills.  A background in public radio is a plus, as are knowledge of issues including immigration and immigrant rights and foreign language skills.  

This is a part time position for a journalist based in or near New York City.  For more information or to apply contact feetintwoworlds@gmail.com.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and a few writing samples.

The Guardian is on the hunt for UK-based multimedia talent, application deadline July 10

For UK producers – the Guardian is looking for multimedia producers and exec. Details here http://gs10.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_GuardianNews01.asp?newms=jj&id=90369&aid=13972 and below.

WANTED: Executive Producers and Producers

Earlier this year, the Guardian made a geo-located audio app called Streetstories (www.guardian.co.uk/streetstories). Set in Kings Cross, London, the app triggers off stories by GPS, so as you walk the streets in the area, stories, music and sounds are automatically triggered by your location.

We may be making more so are now advertising for Executive Producers and Producers who can be part of a talent pool.

Specifically we’re looking for:

1. Exec producers: who can oversee the full production of the app. Have an editorial vision for the content and ensure quality of all the assets and technical implementation, working with our in-house and out of house developers, design team, product manager and marketing team. 

2. Producers: Researching stories, recording and editing content on location and in studio. Producers may be working in a mixture of media so skills in audio, video, photography and written skills would be an advantage. 

On Monday 23 July we will be running an assessment day. You will be shown how the apps and related software work and also the skills needed to make a successful app. You will then be tasked with recording and editing a piece to be submitted on Wednesday 25 July for assessment. We’ll tell you about storytelling techniques for audio on location but if you wish to start thinking about your piece now it will be set in the area of Angel, Islington (N1) and we’ll ask you to record and edit us a 2 minute story for use on such an app. 

How to register your interest:

If you would like to be considered for this pool and attending the assessment day please send you CV and covering letter to streetstories@guardian.co.uk by 10th July 2012

In your covering letter please outline your main areas of expertise and why you feel you are the right person to join this pool with Guardian News and Media.

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.

August Academy for prospective CUNY jschoolers

CUNY is offering three days of *free* or low-cost workshops for prospective J-Schoolers this August, including food writing, photo — and a 3-hour workshop on arts reporting for radio with David Krasnow.


Details here: http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/events/august-academy/ and below.



August Academy for Class of 2014 Applicants

Date & Time:

From August 6, 2012 to August 8, 2012


CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

219 W. 40th St.

New York, NY   10018

August Academy for Class of 2014 Applicants

This special series of enrichment classes is open to any prospective student who has commenced the application process for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s Class of 2014. There is no cost to applicants for taking part in the August Academy. Candidates may select up to three courses.

If you are interested in applying to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and registering for August Academy, please email Assistant Dean Stephen Dougherty, director of admissions & student affairs, or call him at 646-758-7731.

Monday, August 6

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Food Writing  Indrani Sen, Adjunct Faculty, Room 434

Writing about food must be as simple as eating and cooking it, right? Wrong. Food writing requires more than a fine-tuned palate and a good recipe for holiday cookies. Locavores, the Farm Bill, food safety scares, commodity prices, environmental justice – in this post-Michael Pollan era, food writing is increasingly complex. The good news is it’s also a growing field. Gourmet magazine is gone, but the fertile landscape of localized or specialized food web sites, blogs and food zines is still expanding, and general interest publications have increased their food coverage. Voices of NY Editor Indrani Sen leads this workshop that will introduce students to the fundamentals of food writing. Sen, who has taught Craft of Journalism at the CUNY J-School, is a former Newsday reporter who has written for The New York Times dining section and Saveur magazine, among other publications.

1-4 p.m.
Social Media for Journalists – Mitch Trinka, Room 434
Whether you’re a Twitter newbie or a master Tweeter, here’s your chance to dive in deep. During the first half of this session, we will explore how social media tools – from Twitter and Facebook to LinkedIn and Pinterest – can spark story ideas, reveal trends, and connect you with new sources. In addition to covering social media ethics and etiquette, we will explore best practices and tips, tricks, and tools. During the second half of the workshop, discover how social media can help you build your brand in the new world of Web 3.0. We will explore how leading journalists and news organizations are capitalizing on social networks to reach out to readers, viewers, and communities. Class of 2010 alumnus Mitch Trinka now works as community manager for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and is a multimedia teaching fellow at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism.

5-8 p.m.
Art of the Personal Essay – Magazine Editor Paula Derrow, Room 432
At the heart of every personal essay is a memory—and any memory can be the starting point for a personal essay or a memoir, for that matter. The trick is learning how to access your memories, then using them as a jumping off point for something larger. In this three-hour workshop taught by Paula Derrow, SELF magazine’s articles director and editor of the Self Expression column, we’ll use writing prompts to spur your memory, to warm up your writing muscles, to get you thinking about details, sights, sounds, smells that you may not have thought of in a long time. We will then read each other’s results and discuss the elements that make for a compelling personal essay. Besides in class writing, we will also talk about the basics of pitching personal essays, the difference between personal essay and a blog or diary, and various techniques that make for effective personal writing. (Limit: 15 students.)

Tuesday, August 7

9 a.m.-Noon
Constant Culture: Reporting the Arts for Radio, Studio 360 Senior Editor David Krasnow, Room 436

Join veteran editor and radio producer David Krasnow as he dissects the experience of making a story, from pitch to broadcast, at the national arts and culture program Studio 360. Students will learn what makes not just good, but great arts reporting. Bonus: Bring that story idea you’ve been tossing around and if you’re brave enough to pitch to the crowd, David will give you his two cents. (Limit: 20 students)

David Krasnow is the senior editor of “Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen,” public radio’s weekly national program on the arts and pop culture. As an editor and writer, he has worked in various media covering music, art, design, land use, history, science, and health care. Formerly the reviews editor of Artforum, he has contributed to the Village Voice, Jazz Times, Metropolis, The New York Observer, and The Wire, and remains a contributing editor for Bomb. He teaches radio writing to print journalists at Mediabistro and has appeared as a panelist at the Third Coast International Audio Festival and the Public Radio Program Directors conference. He began filing for “Studio 360″ with a profile of experimental musician Pauline Oliveros and joined the staff in 2003. For the program’s American Icons series, he produced features on Andy Warhol’s soup cans, the folk ballad “John Henry,” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Star-Spangled Banner.” He was first on air at age 17 on his college station, WESU.

1-5 p.m.
News Photography – John Smock, Adjunct Faculty, Room 438
This workshop led by veteran photojournalist John Smock will help you improve your photographic skills for use in all media. We will cover the technical and conceptual aspects of basic camera usage, composition, visual vocabulary, photo editing, lighting, and Photoshop. You will learn how to handle portraits, news conferences, politics, intimate photo essays, and international conflicts. You will also learn how to photograph while recording audio, shooting video, or reporting for print. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate photographer, you will learn the tricks of the trade that professional photojournalists use.

5:30-8 p.m.
Meet the Students and Faculty Reception, 3rd Floor Cafe Area

Wednesday, August 8

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Freelancing Workshop – Tim Harper, Adjunct Faculty, Room 308
We’ll cover generating ideas, understanding markets, getting to the right editor, pitching the story, and contracts and rights issues. Students will also write in-class pitches, to be critiqued on the spot, for magazines and web sites. Longtime independent journalist Tim Harper, a CUNY J-School Craft professor and writing coach, will teach the class. He has written a dozen books, helped many other writers with their books, and written hundreds of articles for markets ranging from Atlantic magazine to airline publications.


➢ Candidates should go to the CUNY Graduate Center Online Application.

➢ Fill out the first two sections entitled Applicant Information, Pages 1 and 2.

➢ Send a copy of your current resume and a personal statement of up to 1,000 words detailing your interest in Journalism, the reasons why you have decided to apply to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and the elements of your background you feel will enable you to succeed in the program and the profession to either:

Steve Dougherty, stephen.dougherty@journalism.cuny.edu
Colleen Marshall, colleen.marshall@journalism.cuny.edu

Once you have completed the application, please send your selection of up to three August Academy classes in an email to either Steve or Colleen. You will be sent an email confirmation of your registration when complete, along with details regarding program participation.

Above the Fray Fellowship Opportunity

"The Above the Fray fellowship is designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location abroad. One fellow will be selected each year based on a winning proposal to report from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. The selected individual will spend three months filing on-air and online stories for NPR."

The application is due July 1.


2012 Online Application — Available Now!


2012 Application Posted: May 1, 2012
2012 Application Deadline: July 1, 2012, 11:59 PM
2012 Selection Notification: July 31, 2012


The Above the Fray application is accessible online only and consists of the following items:

1. Basic personal details and work experience.

2. A pitch to report from a far-flung or otherwise under-reported foreign region.

3. Two (2) on-air clips, either audio or video that may either be uploaded as attachments or sent as links.

4. Three (3) essays to be uploaded as attachments. Essay topics are specified in the online application form.

5. Two (2) letters of recommendation (requested online via our application system). These are due the same day as the rest of the application materials—July 1—so be sure to request them with ample time to meet the deadline. Once your application has been saved as a draft, a link to request your recommendations will be activated.

Optional: You may also upload up to two (2) additional work samples.

Macktez Summer Stipend for creative development

$1K to do a personal project this summer? Really? Details HERE and below.

What are you trying to create? Not for your boss, not for your client — for yourself. What personal creative project has been patiently simmering, waiting for your full attention?

The Macktez Summer Stipend is a grant for creative development. Each year we try to reach out to the many junior designers, interns, and other creative individuals we come across every day for whom a little extra cash could be the difference between a great idea and a great, finished project. We have a simple set of criteria: originality, relevance, and conviction. And we’d prefer a project already underway that $1000 would push across the finish line. This year we’ll also be relying on our esteemed panelists’ guts and good sense: David Israel, Roanne Adams, Douglas Morris, Dean Crutchfield, Bethany Koby Santiago Matheus, Jeffrey Zeldman. If you can sell them on your great idea, you’ll get $1000 from Macktez to make it happen. It’s that simple. Applications open June 18th. Apply online at www.macktez.com/stipend by July 27th.

IDA Awards 2012 – Submit Your Doc!

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IDA Documentary Awards 2012


Regular Deadline this Friday! June 22, 2012

IDA is proud to announce submissions are open for the 28th annual IDA Awards. The IDA Documentary Awards is the foremost event dedicated to the art of documentary film. All winners will be honored at the IDA Documentary Awards Gala in Los Angeles, December 7, 2012. Click here to see last year’s winners.

Entry is open to any documentary, nonfiction or factual program completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 that qualifies for one of the five main award categories. Projects submitted to prior IDA Awards shows are not eligible. Please contact awards@documentary.com with any questions.

Multiple projects may be submitted, however each submission must be made separately. Submission fees paid online via Withoutabox.com are discounted $5.00.

Regular Deadline: June 22, 2012
Late Deadline: July 6, 2012

The 28th annual IDA Awards rules & requirements are available on Withoutabox or here.

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IDA Documentary Award Main Categories

IDA recognizes achievement in five main categories, including:

Student filmmakers are strongly encouraged to enter the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award category if they were enrolled students at the time the project was finished.

Special Recognition Awards

IDA Special Recognition Awards highlight exemplary and unique attributes of some entries in the main five categories. These Awards include:

Join IDA to receive significant member discounts on your entry fees! Individual membership levels start at $55 ($45 for students). Click here for more information on IDA membership.

Submission deadlines and fees:
Entries must be complete in Withoutabox.com by 11:59pm July 6, 2012.







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Pitching the Hell Out of Your Stories”

Some of you asked about links to this great event. Here you go!

Highlight video and full audio podcast are up for 

"Throw Like a Girl: Pitching the Hell Out of Your Stories"

Her Girl Friday panel held on May 29, 2012 and hosted by New York Times reporter Amy O’Leary


Panelists were:

Evan Ratliff, founder of The Atavist
Carolyn Ryan, Metro editor of The New York Times
Jessica Pressler, contributing editor to New York Magazine
Katherine Lanpher, award-winning print and broadcast journalist and teacher at the Op-Ed project.

Read ore about the panel at http://www.facebook.com/events/134503483350516

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Job and Internships at Radio Ambulante

Radio Ambulante is a great new program based in San Francisco – join them!

Radio Ambulante is hiring a Director of Development and two interns (Production Assistant & Community Management). Please forward widely. You can find more information on our website:


Director of Development


The Development Director is the chief fundraising staff member of Radio Ambulante. In conjunction with the rest of the team (Executive Director, Executive and Senior Producers), the Development Director will manage and oversee all aspects of Radio Ambulante’s fundraising strategy. Responsibilities will include identifying and soliciting funds from individual donors, maintaining relationships with past donors, researching and writing grants that can support the work of Radio Ambulante, and leading the organization of fundraising events in the Bay Area and beyond. An ideal candidate has contacts in the US and across Latin America, and is comfortable in the role of spokesperson and champion for a new journalistic venture. He or she must believe in the mission of Radio Ambulante, understand the important role stories can play in the life and culture of a community, and be able to articulate the significance of the project to potential funders in both Spanish and English.


We are a Spanish language journalism and storytelling project based in San Francisco, CA, with partners throughout Latin America. Our goal is to merge the immense talents of Latin American journalists with the sophisticated audio production aesthetics of radio here in the United States. We’re currently working with journalists and producers from more than a dozen countries, and have already created partnerships with prestigious institutions like the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (Colombia), as well as the magazines Etiqueta Negra, Cometa (Peru), and Anfibia (Argentina). We are currently in our pilot season. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting serves as our fiscal agent, and KALW Public Radio 91.7 in San Francisco serves as our home station.

We are offering a starting salary of $2,500 month, with two months guaranteed, after which the Development Director will be expected to raise his or her own wages, in addition to operating costs for Radio Ambulante.


– Fully bilingual in English and Spanish
– Excellent written and oral communication skills
– Organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented
– 1-3 years experience working in media, philanthropy, or related fields
– Local (SF Bay Area) candidate preferred

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, in English or Spanish, as well as a résumé to:

Carolina Guerrero
Executive Director

Thank you all!

Latitudes Radio Call for Pitches, deadline June 26

Experienced producers only, please!


Latitudes, WAMU’s global affairs radio program, will be producing a series of hour-long programs this fall. The show goes behind the headlines to bring listeners into the daily lives of ordinary people all over the world. It also highlights local-global connections and looks at solutions to global challenges.  (www.latitudesradio.org.)
We’re looking for story ideas that surprise, provoke and illuminate, and address issues from unique and offbeat angles. Here are some themes we may be following this fall, defined freely and broadly:
Food: We’re looking for a wide mix of stories, from something as frothy as the history of cake in Ethiopian cuisine to something as heavy as hunger strikes. How does food shed light on a local culture, have the power to make change, or reflect what’s happening in the news? We’re also looking for stories about how our relationship with food — how we produce it, cook it and eat it – is shifting.
Consumption: What we consume and how we consume it can affect everything from the environment to public health to local cultures. These stories would highlight global disparities in consumption, what happens when wants turn into needs, the impact of new technologies and the changing patterns of consumption in emerging nations.
Going Backwards: This theme confronts the reality that “progress” is not always always linear. Stories could focus on anything from a coup d’etat, to the status of women in certain places, to self-deportation, to development aid and technology. We may also question whether failure itself is always a bad thing – including stories from cultures that honor it for the effort it reflects and the lessons it offers.
People on the Move: This can cover anything from transportation to immigration. The world never stays still.
Making a Living: What are some of the original/uplifting/inspiring ways people are managing in a tough global economy? What happens when it’s impossible to find a job?
While Latitudes’ focus is mainly international, we’re also interested in domestic story ideas that fit these themes, especially if they have an international element or make a local-global connection. And if you have a great international story idea that doesn’t fit into any of these themes, let us know anyway!
Latitudes pays $650 for standard, sound-rich features (4-6 minutes long) and $250-$350 for shorter vignettes (2-3 minutes long) depending on the level of difficulty involved.
Please send your pitches and questions to Latitudes producer Andrea Wenzel at awenzel@wamu.org, by Tuesday, June 26.

Kitchen Sisters Interviewing & Recording Workshop, July 19 in San Francisco

From the master of seamless and timeless interviews – a workshop on July 19. Don't miss it!

Dear Friends,

Davia Nelson of The Kitchen Sisters is holding two recording and interviewing workshops on Thursday, July 19 in San Francisco. These three-hour sessions are designed for people who want to acquire and hone their skills in an array of audio projects–radio, online storytelling, oral histories, audio slide shows, family histories, news, documentaries, podcasts, and other multimedia platforms.

In the workshops, Davia will cover interviewing, miking techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, field recording techniques, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to build a story and how to listen (which is harder than it looks).

The workshop is customized to fit the projects you are working on. People who attend come from radio, film, multimedia, newspapers, journalism, photography, oral history, historical societies, farms, music, writing, libraries, archives, web design, detective agencies, restaurants, health care organizations, and beyond. The groups are always lively and good contacts are made.

The workshops are held in Francis Coppola's historic Zoetrope building in North Beach at 916 Kearny St. Of course, a snack will be served.

Morning Workshop: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Afternoon Workshop: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Each session is $115.

If you, or someone you know is interested, email kitchen@kitchensisters.org. Please pass this along to your community.

Expand your skills, meet new people, support the work of The Kitchen Sisters.

See you there,

The Kitchen Sisters