[film/video] AP needed VICE on HBO NYC

Random opportunity for you film/video folks in NYC.
I need to find an amazing Associate Producer to work with me on VICE on HBO and other VICE documentaries in NYC. The person should have skills in international journalism and documentary and must be able to set up, budget, coordinate shoots internationally and also develop ideas for new segments.
Please have them send me a resume: vikram.gandhi@vice.com
Looking to hire ASAP.

RFP print designer, San Francisco Public Press, deadline June 6

Hey Bay Area design folks. The San Francisco Public Press is looking for a designer for their quarterly print edition. Proposal deadline June 6.


Request for Proposals: Print Designer Posted May 27, 2014

The San Francisco Public Press is a nonprofit, noncommercial news organization that provides unbiased, indepth and investigative reporting to readers in the San Francisco Bay Area, online and in a quarterly print edition. The Public Press is based on the public broadcasting model, relying on foundation grants, memberships and newspaper sales.

Scope and Guidelines:

The print designer will provide professional design management and layout of the newspaper, in order to promote the organization’s journalistic mission and maintain high quality production standards. The print edition is the Public Press’s showcase product, an advertisingfree broadsheet publication that emphasizes insightful journalism and takes risks on bold design concepts. It regularly breaks ground with collaborative datadriven investigative reporting, and collaborates with dozens of other nonprofits, including KQED, KALW and the Center for Investigative Reporting. The organization values experimentation with creative graphics, photography, typography and illustration. For examples visit http://sfpublicpress.org.

This is a contract position with occasional deadlines on small assignments and major print deadlines four times a year.

Print edition responsibilities:

  • Designing the newsprint edition four times a year.

  • Producing news infographics in collaboration with the reporting teams.

  • Providing editorial feedback based on design principles.

  • Creating, maintaining and documenting inhouse style guidelines.

  • Commissioning illustrations by contract artists.

  • Working with the photo editor to improve images.

  • Archiving collateral for Web distribution and future projects.

  • Maintaining the highest standards of journalism ethics and accuracy.


  • Three years of professional experience in editorially focused graphic design.

  • Knowledge of journalism ethics, Associated Press style, photo editing principles,

    typography, art direction, design theory for print and Web journalism and

    nonprofit operations.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent tools.

  • Ability to produced highend creative and compelling infographics and maps on

    multiple platforms preferred.

  • Familiarity with Drupal, CSS, HTML, PHP and Javascript preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills and sense of professionalism, including the ability to communicate clearly about assignments and meet deadlines.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Please submit:

  • An overview of relevant experience, including corporate and freelance work

  • A description of a project you have participated in that shows initiative and

    professionalquality work

  • A summary of any experiences working with news organizations or online


  • A portfolio of your editorial design work (online or in PDF format)

  • A onepage résumé

  • Names and contact information for at least three references

  • Fee expectations hourly or projectbased


    RFP dated May 27, 2014

    DEADLINE: Send proposals no later than Friday, June 6, 2014, to: Michael Stoll, Executive Director and Editor

    • Email design {at} sfpublicpress [dot] org, using the subject line “Print Design RFP.”

    • Mailed submissions may also be sent to: San Francisco Public Press, 44 Page St., Suite 504, San Francisco, CA 94102

      It is the responsibility of the presenter of the submission to ensure that it has arrived to the San Francisco Public Press by the date specified. The San Francisco Public Press is not responsible for lost or misdirected proposals and reserves the right to not hire any respondents or to rerelease the RFP. Download a copy of the RFP here [PDF].

      If you have a question, please contact us at the email address above, or call (415) 4957377. 

ZUMIX Radio hiring AmeriCorps Vista, application deadline this Friday May 30th!

Spread the word to any up and coming radioheads who want to do AmeriCorps.


ZUMIX is hiring an AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer to help support ZUMIX Radio's anticipated transition from an online to a broadcast radio station with the acquisition of a Low Power FM license.

It's important for folks to know that this is a part of the AmeriCorps government service program, and pays a taxable living allowance of $14,644/year, a relocation allowance (TBD), a $5,645 educational award, a $900 MBTA LinkPass (bus & subway), a Health Benefits Plan, child care, and professional development opportunities.

If you know anyone who may have interest in doing a year of service, getting experience working in community radio, and who enjoys working with youth, please share the following link to the job description and let them know the application deadline is this Friday May 30th.

Here's the link: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/JK2nFNdk8zMD/

AIR’s Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive, July 7-11, Brooklyn

See below for details on AIR's Full Spectrum Storytelling intensive, July 7-11. They have quite a line up of teachers for this one – definitely worth a close look! 



We're spreading word about AIR's Full Spectrum storytelling intensive coming up July 7-11, 2014 in Brooklyn. Spots are filling up fast with producers from across the country, and we want to be sure you knew about this fantastic workshop. Please feel free to forward this to producers who may be interested, even if they're not AIRsters. 
Over the course of a week, producers will learn from a team of accomplished guest speakers — experts drawn from public broadcast journalism, network technology, and media art who will take up to 14 producers on a week-long excursion through storytelling to sound processing to interactive design and more. Indie producer and seasoned teacher, Michael May, will lead the charge.

This year's allstar instructors include Christopher Allen, Amanda Aronczyk, Julia Barton, Emily Botein, Zoe Chace, Ernst Karel, John Keefe, Jonathan Mitchell, Kaitlin Prest, and Debika Shome.

More info and application link here
There are $100 travel stipends available for those coming from outside the state of New York. Please contact me if you have questions or ideas for potential applicants. I'd be happy to reach out with a personal phone call. 
Cheers from Boston to wherever you are creating.
AIR is everywhere

Rebecca Feldhaus Adams
AIR Talent Manager

five days left to apply to Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship/Scholarship program

Just a few days left to apply for this great fellowship. Details below!

The Marguerite Casey Foundation is offering fellowships and scholarships to established and emerging journalists who want to tell stories about people living in poverty in the U.S. and the policies that impact their lives. Professionals receive $4000 plus $1000 travel; students receive $1000 plus $800 travel. The deadline to apply is May 31. Applications require support letters, so get on it right away. If this isn’t for you, please consider sharing this opportunity with other media makers in your social networks. This is for U.S.-based journalists only. Read all about it here:
Please RT: Equal Voice #Journalism Fellowship/Scholarship for reporting on poverty in US. Deadline 5/31. http://bit.ly/1rt1uj6 
Best of luck to everyone!

Julie Drizin
Journalism Center on Children & Families
University of Maryland

Bay Area FC gathering, Tuesday, June 3, 6:30pm, Oakland

From the lovely Ana Adlerstein:

Hey guys, 

Rather than foolishly schedule a meetup on Memorial day, let's try a Tuesday for a change. I've had a few folks email me over the past few months bemoaning Mondays, this month's meeting is for you! It's back to the Trappist this month, which is a few blocks from the 12th St. Bart in Oakland. 
Looking forward to seeing you all, 
"May" FC cafe meetup
June 3rd, 6:30-8:30PM
460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

FREE audio portraits workshop, May 28 and 30, 6-9pm, Athens, NY

Documentary interviewing and sound editing workshop by the the the fabulous ladies of the WAGE/WORKING series. May 28 and 30, Athens, NY. Details below Spread the word! -Mia

Workshop sessions: May 28 and 30th, 6-9PM
Opening reception: May 31st, 5-7PM

The Athens Cultural Center and WGXC 90.7-FM announces an exciting participatory workshop, Audio Portraits: An Introduction to Interviewing, for ages 14-adult. In this workshop participants will produce a short audio portrait of the working life of an Athen's resident to be included in the Wage/Working Jukebox which will be on exhibit at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street from May 31-Dec. 1, 2014.

Wage/Working is a jukebox-based installation featuring stories and sounds from the working lives of residents of Greene and Columbia counties. The stories are edited to a length, corresponding with the amount of time it takes each interviewee to earn $1, creating an inverse relationship between monetary value and time. The project, which was first exhibited at the Cairo Public Library, was created by Tennessee Watson & Laura Hadden as a part of an AIR Live Interactive Residency during the Spring of 2013 at free103point9 Wave Farm, and WGXC 90.7-FM in Acra, NY, with financial support provided, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

In this two-session workshop participants will learn the basics of documentary interviewing technique, digital audio field recording, story scripting and digital editing through guided tutorials and hands-on exercises; and with facilitator support will assemble a short audio portrait.

Session 1 will take place Wednesday May 28th 6 – 9 pm and Session 2 will be on Friday, May 30th, 6 – 9 pm. Please note that participants must attend both sessions. Participants will also be required to do work outside of class prior to Session 2, which involves interviewing a community member about their work, reviewing the recording and creating a brief outline. These workshops, co-sponsored by WGXC, 90.7-FM, will take place at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens, and are offered free of charge but pre-registration is necessary. Register on-line at info@athensculturalcenter.org or by calling 518-945-2136.

On Saturday May 31, from 5-7 PM, there will be an Opening Reception of the Wage/Working Jukebox at the Cultural Center featuring a listening session and celebration of pieces produced in the Audio Portraits workshop.

About Laura Hadden and Tennessee Watson:
Hadden and Watson were cited in 2011 by the International Documentary Challenge in the Best Film and Best Directing categories for a previous joint project, Matthew 24:14. The collaborators have a diverse history working in documentary film and radio. Laura Hadden is an independent media producer who spent the last three years producing projects for the storytelling organization The Moth in New York City. Before that, she facilitated workshops at The Center for Digital Storytelling and was an apprentice and community media producer at KPFA in Berkeley, CA. Tennessee Watson is an artist and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work draws from the documentary and oral history tradition, but with an interactive and performative twist. Prior to moving to NY, she spent four years at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University producing radio documentaries, instructing courses and coordinating Youth Noise Network, a radio project for teens in Durham, North Carolina.

Already have audio production skills and you'd like to submit a story to the jukebox?
Community members, who don't take the workshop, are also invited to submit Wage/Working stories from Greene or Columbia county as long as they follow the project format. To have your work considered for inclusion in theWage/Working jukebox, please contact wageworking@gmail.com for more information.

Workshop sessions: May 28 and 30th, 6-9PM

Opening reception: May 31st, 5-7PM

Registration Register on-line at info@athensculturalcenter.org or by calling 518-945-2136.

Resound call for stories

Re-air your existing work on Third Coast's Re:Sound for a small fee and a big audience. Details below!


Once again we want to let you know about upcoming themes for Re:sound from the Third Coast Festival – our remix of audio docs, found sound, music and sonic treasures from around the world. We're looking for pieces that are already produced, and we pay a rebroadcast fee of $12/minute.

1. The Waiting Show
Stories about… wait for it… waiting.

2. The Shouldn't Have Pressed Send Show
Stories about emails and texts gone awry.

3. The Transport Show
Stories that take place in planes, trains, busses, cars, submarines(?) etc…

4. The Dinner Table Show
What we talk about when we sit down together to eat.

More about Re:sound, here:

As always, send us a link to your work – and/or any questions – to resound [at] thirdcoastfestival [dot] org.

Can't wait to listen.


State of the Re:Union accepting applications for interns, deadline May 27

Great show – great opportunity! See below. -Mia 
State of the Re:Union is seeking interns for our next season. Please check out the description below and forward on to the aspiring radio-makers in your life. Deadline is May 27th! People anywhere in the U.S. can apply.

Each season, SOTRU welcomes a group of interns to assist with production. Duties include transcribing interviews, story research, pre-interviewing, and multimedia production.  Interns are invited to listen in on editorial calls with our host, editor and radio producers as we shape each episode, story by story.

To be considered for this internship, you should have a strong creative background, solid writing skills and be able to take direction. Self-starters who value attention to detail have particularly enjoyed interning with us.  Audio and video editing skills are a big plus. Our staff works remotely, and you can too; people anywhere in the U.S. can apply. This internship is unpaid, and we generally ask for about 10 hours a week, sometimes more during busy weeks.

Internships for our fall 2014 season will run from June 1, 2014, until September 30, 2014.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 27, 2014.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to: internships(at)stateofthereunion(dot)com

NYC Media-related event this Friday – Photo-Based Social Practice, 5/16, 10am-12pm

Hey NYC folks. There's an interesting event at Aperture this Friday 5/16, 10am-12pm. Details below. Thanks for the forward Will Coley! -Mia

"The Eventbrite registration page has been closed after 80 sign-ups. But, there’s space for walk-ins and allcomers. We don’t want to turn anyone away! Email info@asocialpractice.com to extend your interest. Thanks."

Photo-Based Social Practice


Friday, May 16

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th StreetNew York, NY


A discussion of socially engaged, transdisciplinary, and expanded practices in contemporary photography. 

This panel, part of the 2014 Open Engagement conference, is offered in conjunction with the Spring issue ofAperture magazine, produced in collaboration with guest editor Susan Meiselas and the Magnum Foundation, which explores how the ground for socially engaged documentary storytelling has radically shifted over the last decade and how photographers might adapt. The panel is copresented by Aperture Foundation and Magnum Foundation’s Photography, Expanded initiative. Moderated by Eliza Gregory, panelists include: Pete BrookGemma-Rose TurnbullMark Strandquist, and Wendy Ewald. Preregistration is required. Register HERE.

About the Conference:
Open Engagement is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice, and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art-making. This year, the conference addresses the theme of Life/Work.

It will include two days of programming (Saturday, May 17–Sunday, May 18) at the Queens Museum, with pre-conference events on Friday at different locations around the city. These Friday events are meant to highlight groups, organizations, and institutions in the New York area that are supporting socially engaged art.

For more information, visit openengagement.info