KALW News’ training program launching this fall, application deadline July 15

If you live (or want to live) in the Bay Area, KALW would be an AMAZING place to learn the art of audio journalism/storytelling. Application deadline July 15. Details below. -Mia


The news team at KALW in San Francisco is launching a brand new training program, and I wanted to spread the word in case you, or anyone you knew would be a good fit.

Here's the scoop…

"We’re looking for self-motivated individuals with a passion for non-fiction storytelling to participate in a 10-month, free radio journalism training program based at KALW, an NPR affiliate public radio station in San Francisco.

Audio Academy participants will be trained to produce content for KALW’s award-winning daily news programs, "Crosscurrents" and "Your Call". Your voice and your work will be broadcasted on KALW during your time in the academy.

Training will include:

Working closely with reporters on developing stories, producing original feature stories for broadcast, interviewing potential guests/sources, researching topics, fact-checking, script writing, recording sound for pieces, story structure, voicing, live radio production, digital production, engineering, and sound design. The training takes place inside the collaborative and supportive community of the KALW newsroom. Our editors and engineers, along with other Bay Area public media producers, will lead workshops on every aspect of production specifically for the Audio Academy.

Participation in the KALW News Audio Academy is unpaid, but you’ll be on-air, recording in the field, or creating in the engineering booth — not fetching coffee or making copies.

Selected participants will be expected to make a 10-month commitment (September 2013 – June 2014): minimum 12 hours per week (one six-hour shift at our studio and another six hours working in the field). The Academy includes a one-week break at Thanksgiving and another in mid-spring, also a two-week break in late December. Enrollment in a college or university is not necessary to participate. Applicants of all ages are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a cover letter, CV and any audio/writing samples (as well as any questions) to:


Application deadline: July 15, 2013

We look forward to meeting you!

KALW encourages a diverse pool of applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We value diversity."

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