outLoud call for submissions at Youth Radio, deadline Dec 16

Please pass this along to the young people in your life. A great opportunity for LBGT youth to get involved with a fantastic program. Details below.


outLoud Radio – now at Youth Radio – wants to hear from you!

Holiday time can be super stressful, especially if you’re young and queer. How are you feeling this time of year? Are you in contact with your family? Do you go home for holidays or get together with extended family? Are you out to them? Are you planning to come out? What do you talk about together or what conversations do you avoid? Do you invite a significant other home? What comes up for you as a young LGBTQ person during this time of year?

outLoud Radio at Youth Radio is looking for your words and comments on this topic. Write or send a video (via YouTube) and we’ll post it on our website!

Here are the details:

  • Email us (300 words or less) or send a video (2 minutes or less, published on YouTube so we can embed)

  • Include your name and age (specify if you want your name published)

  • Add a picture- maybe you with your family or another photo you’d like published with your piece (optional)

  • Express yourself honestly, but please no cuss-words, hate speech, disrespectful language or anything else that might prevent us from posting your submission

  • All submissions must be emailed to Youth Radio by Dec 16 to be considered for publication

  • Specifically looking for submissions from people under the age of 25

To submit:

Send an email to outloud@youthradio.org

Make the subject: Holiday outLoud Submission

Thanks and look forward to hearing from you!

outLoud Radio at Youth Radio

1701 Broadway | Oakland, CA 94612 
outloud@youthradio | P: 510-251-1101 

Call for Interns for MEGAPOLIS festival 2015, Oakland, June 5-7

Megapolis is coming to Oakland and they need help! Unpaid, but good schmoozing opportunity for newbies. Details below.

The upcoming MEGAPOLIS festival will be held in Oakland June 5-7th, 2015.
We will be needing an intern or two to help with the organizational efforts as things start ramping up to the new year.

The internship is unpaid or can apply for college credits. Several Radiotopia producers are involved with the festival along with many fantastic artists and media people. The internship will appeal to any one who is interested in media+arts+technology+audio related things.

Here's the ad –

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MEGAPOLIS Audio Art Festival is Looking for Dedicated Individuals Like You
The 4th Megapolis Audio Festival, a weekend-long series of events dedicated to the art of sound, is coming to various venues in Oakland on June 5-7th, 2015. And we need your help! We facilitate workshops, produce stage performances, run tours, set up and tear down installations, and do all sorts of fun stuff.  We attract all sorts of artists working with sound including documentarians, technologists, musicians, educators, urban planners, scientists, radio producers, and fans who want to meet other crazy people making crazy things. And we would like you to be a part of it.
We could use some dedicated interns to do specific tasks in the coming months. We need your help with everything from cataloging artist proposals to updating social media accounts to making buttons for festival attendees. Or just helping during the festival itself. The main qualities we look for are reliability and good energy. 
The internship is alas unpaid (or can be worth college credits), however you will have full access to all festival events, be around some incredibly creative arts/media/tech people, and make contacts. If you have an interest in working with us on something great, please email us at volunteer@megapolisfestival.org with a short bio, your availability, and your skills and interests. Get in touch!

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Bay Area Freelance Cafe meet up, 12/18, 6:30pm, Oakland

Hey Bay Area folks! The next FC West gathering is coming up on Dec 18, 6:30pm in Oakland, hosted by FC original member Andrew Stelzer. 

And in case you didn't know, the FC West crew has their own google group. Check them out for more site-specific resources and merry making/networking. 


Andrew Stelzer so generously offered his home for this month's event. His place is very convenient to Ashby Bart, and he's got capacity to play audio and show slides! Come along on Thursday the 18th and bring some food, drink and/or work to share. 
Andrew's address is 6525 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland 94609 and there's no doorbell so text or call him, (646) 341-1554 or me (207) 807-6152 when you get there. 

Here's the FB event page, can't wait to see ya'll there!



Call For Submissions! 2015 In The Dark Audio Award @ Sheffield Doc/Fest, deadline Feb 2

From the folks at In the Dark, deadline Feb 2.

The In The Dark Award is Back!
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In The Dark Audio Award 2015

Call For Submissions!
Deadline: 2nd February 2015

The In The Dark Audio Award is back! For the second year running, In The Dark is joining forces with Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK’s leading documentary organisation and festival, to present an award specifically devoted to audio documentaries from around the world.

The In The Dark Audio Award highlights a new wave of global creativity and innovation in audio storytelling.

The Prize

The winner will be announced as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s official awards ceremony, and will receive a prize of £1,000.

All shortlisted finalists will also be included in the festival’s official screening selection.

In The Dark will also be teaming up again with The Guardian to run a series of podcasts featuring some of our favorite work from the submissions.

The Judges

The winner will be chosen by a panel of international radio documentary and podcast makers:

Sherre DeLys (Producer, ABC, Australia)

Martina Castro (Co-founder, Radio Ambulante, Latin America & USA)

Boz Temple-Morris (Founder/Producer, Holy Mountain, UK)

and will be chaired by Nina Garthwaite (Director, In The Dark, UK).

Read more about our judges here >>


We’re accepting submissions of international audio docs completed between 1st January 2014 and 2nd February 2015. Non-English language content welcome!

Click here to find out more! >>

Copyright © 2014 In The Dark, All rights reserved.

Full-Time Lecturer Position, Stanford Storytelling Project 2015

Not freelance, but a great opportunity for you educators.


The Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program at Stanford University, is launching a search for a new, full-time Lecturer who would teach undergraduate courses, workshops, and help produce our radio show, State of the Human. Details about the position are below, but the basics are: an advanced academic degree, college-level teaching experience, and significant audio documentary production experience are required; start date is August 1, 2015; salary will be competitive.

If you're interested, please read the ad carefully and visit the link to the application page. More information about the Storytelling Project is at our website: storytelling.stanford.edu.

Thanks all,
Jonah Willihnganz, MFA, PhD
Director, The Stanford Storytelling Project
Stanford University



Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)

Stanford University is seeking a full-time Lecturer for the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program within the Oral Communication Program in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The initial appointment will be August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2016, with the possibility of re-appointment.

The Stanford Storytelling Project (SSP) provides students opportunities to develop skills in the narrative arts through a range of courses and projects. SSP sponsors courses, grants, events, a weekly workshop, and an award-winning radio program featuring stories produced by students. SSP explores in particular the power of performed stories, live or recorded, from myth and memoir to research-based narratives. More information is at storytelling.stanford.edu.

The SSP Lecturer will offer instruction in oral, audio, and multimedia storytelling craft in a variety of settings across the university and will support the activities and initiatives of SSP. Major duties include developing and teaching courses, designing and delivering workshops, training SSP student staff, mentoring students, and collaborating with faculty to design storytelling course components.

Requirements include:

Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a field focused on narrative craft such as English, Creative Writing, or Documentary Studies. 3-5 years of experience teaching college-level courses in narrative craft, plus 2-3 years of experience mentoring others in creating stories for radio, podcast, or the web, and audio production. Qualified applicants must also have demonstrated knowledge of oral and audio storytelling forms, trends, and programs, understanding of up-to-date pedagogy in teaching narrative craft, and the organizational and leadership skills to help manage the production of the project’s radio show, State of the Human.

About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. For a more comprehensive job description and to apply, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/27992.

NEPR is looking for a Berkshire Freelance Reporter

Any of you in the Western Mass/Berkshires area? (Near me!) Their public radio station is looking for freelancers. Details here and below.

Berkshire County Freelance Reporter

New England Public Radio (WFCR and WNNZ) seeks freelance reporters interested in covering Berkshire County. Ideal candidates have at least 2 years of broadcast journalism experience, familiarity with the public radio system, and access to a car. New England Public Radio pays freelancers a competitive hourly or per-piece rate. Send resumes and links to clips to News Director Sam Hudzik, shudzik@nepr.net.

New Gear Rental Company in NYC

Great new equipment rental resource in NYC. Check 'em out. (They have audio packages too.)


Presenting 16by40.com

Cinema rentals simplified. We've made the process of rentals in New York easier (and cheaper!); 16by40 allows you to place your order online and even schedule the equipment's delivery to your office or shooting location. 

From a basic Chrosziel follow focus to a production ready Ikonoskop package, we are filling out our catalogue and continuously adding new products. 

Take a peak and tell us what you think, we'd love to hear from you! 

– Michael and Elisa
1-844-SHOOT-16  // help@16by40.com

Call for Submissions (( RADIO CAMPFIRE )) Ann Arbor / Detroit, deadline Dec 31

Many of you know I don't often post opportunities for no money, but I believe so strongly in the power of these listening/social groups for support, networking, and collaboration. This one is in Michigan and sounds super fun. -Mia


Radio Campfire is a new event series for creative audio stories. We gather round to listen, imagine and enjoy an evening of memorable radio documentaries, soundscapes and experimental sonic shorts.

Think relaxed, magical and intimate, like the campfire (minus the burnt marshmallows.)
We are now accepting submissions for our inaugural event, on January 16th at Literati Bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor. The theme is 'Name Game': audio works about names, introductions and icebreakers.
What we're looking for:
~ 3-10 minute pieces you might have related to our theme. (Surprise us!)
~ 1 minute audio super-shorts related to the theme. (A good excuse to get into the audio sandbox & make something new!)
Deadline: 11:59 pm on December 31, 2014
How to Submit: Send an mp3 to radiocampfire.submissions@gmail.com with your name, phone number, and a 1-3 sentence description about the piece. We will contact you by January 9th to let you know whether your work has been selected.
Radio Campfire is a labor of audio love. We can't compensate you financially, but selected works will be promoted through our press, social media outlets, and included on our online program archive.
Questions? Send an email to srowden@umich.edu
Radio Campfire is curated and hosted by a small group of radio producers and audio artists in Southeast Michigan. Radio Campfire Counselors include Renee Gross, Juliet Hinely, Kyle Norris, Stephanie Rowden, and Zak Rosen.

We’ll be alternating venues in Detroit and Ann Arbor, with events free and open to the public.
Hope to see you ’round the campfire.

NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, deadline Jan 19

I know many of you public media folks are also super-talented musicians – so this is for you! I love this series. It'd be so cool to be a part of it. 


Record one original song (no covers) the way you'd perform a Tiny Desk Concert – at a desk (any desk!), perhaps in an office, maybe in front of an audience. Post your video to YouTube and fill out the form below. Check our Official Rules for all the requirements.

We'll choose a winner to be flown to Washington, D.C., to perform behind Bob Boilen’s desk as part of the Tiny Desk Concert series for NPR Music. Winner will also play the Lagunitas "CouchTrippin' to Austin" showcase in March. Enter by January 19, 2015, to be considered to win.

Radio Ambulante Call for Pitches

The fantastic Radio Ambulante is looking for stories. Details HERE and below. They'll also be hosting a Google Hangout to talk about their production process, the kinds of stories they're looking for, etc., this Thursday, December 4 at 9am PST/noon EST. The conversation will be in Spanish, and they'll be taking questions. Here's the link if you want to join. Spread the word to your producer friends in Latin America!


Radio Ambulante is looking for stories! The call for pitches will be open from December 1 until January 15.

We are looking for stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken but we’re particularly interested in stories from countries we haven’t covered before, including Bolivia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Paraguay, El Salvador, and Ecuador. If you have a great story from Brazil that can be told in Spanish, we’re definitely interested.

The process is as follows:

We’ll read every pitch, and if we’re interested we’ll be in touch with further questions. When writing us, make sure you tell us in detail what the story is about, who the main characters are, what the arc of the story is.

Keep in mind we’re interested in well-developed stories, not general themes. The more specific you are, the more likely we are to accept your proposal. Something has to happen in your story. If nothing happens, then it isn’t right for us. Details are good for us when pitching a story… Imagine that you are telling this story to your friends: any dramatic thing or funny or interesting you have to include, because you want to entertain them… We want to know that you understand what makes the story a good one, so use all the dramatic elements in your pitch that you are thinking in using in the story.

If you’ve already done the interviews and have tape ready, choose a few short clips and attach those as well. Tell us who you are, your experience in journalism, and what kind of recording equipment you’re using.

We ask that all our audio to be recorded in .wav, .pcm or .aiff, at 44.1 khz with 16-bit sampling.

To further explain the process of pitching a story for us we are having a Google Hangout on Thursday, December 4, 12:00 EST.

Send your pitch to cronicas@radioambulante.org


Radio Ambulante