four positions open on KALW’s news team

A bunch of part-time gigs available at KALW in SF. Check it out!
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The news team at KALW Public Radio is hiring four positions in the coming weeks. Click on the links to read more about each position and learn how to apply. 

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Description: We are seeking an experienced and creative sound engineer/sound designer to help mix our daily news magazine Crosscurrents. The main duties will be to mix feature stories from scratch; shorten stories that have already been mixed; cut interviews; track reporters and our show host Hana Baba; mix the show, itself; and contribute your own ideas to the overall sound of Crosscurrents. This is an independent contract position that requires being on site at KALW MondayTuesdayWednesday, and Thursday during show production hours.

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Description: The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio journalism story editor to work on our daily news magazine Crosscurrents. Your primary job will be to work with journalists and storytellers, help them craft reporting plans, follow through with advice during their reporting process, provide insightful edits, and help deliver memorable stories.This is an independent contract position for 20 hours a week, beginning July 1, 2017.
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Description: The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio reporter to provide stories and Q&As about education for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts. You will be responsible for reporting one feature (at least six-minutes long and sonically rich) per month, one Q&A per month, and an average of one short (less than two-minute long and informational) spot per month, as needed.

  • Deadline: June 15
  • Description: KALW's Sights & Sounds is seeking a multi-talented producer/engineer to join the team. Sights & Sounds is KALW's arts reporting project which features artists and creative thinkers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, with a special focus on those that are underrepresented in mainstream media. We're looking for a creative, experienced radio producer with great writing and mixing skills, who can work well independently as well as collaboratively, and who is excited to celebrate the artistic richness of the Bay Area. This is an independent contract position for approximately 12 hours a week, with a mix of onsite and remote work possible.


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upcoming classes in LA and SF with @writingpadus

Hey folks! The Writing Pad folks are once again extending a 15% discount for FC members who sign up for their classes. See below for what they have coming up.
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Mia

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Writing Pad’s LA, SF, and Online podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ This American Life’s Elna Baker, 99% Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan, Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith, and Unfictional’s Bob Carlson. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

 

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE—STARTS NEXT THURS. 5/18

Elna Baker is a Producer and Story Scout on This American Life. She has been on TAL 9 times, she pitches Ira Glass stories every week and has won 8 Moth Story SLAMS! Elna knows what This American Life and The Moth consider to be a worthy story and what their specific format is. If your dream is to create stories for top podcasts/radio shows, this the perfect class for you! Finish 2 stage ready or radio ready stories in class.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE 7 WK w/ Elna Baker (Producer and Story Scout, This American Life)

http://writingpad.com/online-storytelling-class/

May 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13 (7 Thurs. nights) 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. PST, Online

 

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT SUN. 5/21

Eliza Smith is a producer of Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. In this class, Eliza shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios and get a professionally recorded clip from Eliza. 10 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!

 

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Eliza Smith (Snap Judgment, NPR)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/

May 21June 4, 11, 25, July 9 (4 Sun., 1 recording session),6:30–9:30 p.m.

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES—STARTS SUN. 6/11

Bob Carlson is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. In this class, Bob shares the Unfictional guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at KCRW and get a professionally recorded clip. Because of this class, 9 students have gotten on Unfictional and 1 got on All Things Considered. Our latest student success is Caitlin Biljan: http://kcrw.co/2orFMUv

 

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, Host, KCRW’s Unfictional)

http://writingpad.com/los-angeles-radio-storytelling-workshop/

June 11July 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session), 6:00-9:00 p.m., Westwood

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS WED. 6/28

Sam has been a producer and reporter at 99% Invisible since the early days and a long-time NPR Vet. He is now starting his own super-secret podcast. Sam will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. He will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material +more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio.

 

PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

June 28July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 9 (5 Wed. nights), 7:00pm-10pm, SF

 

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