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freelance audio producer for Bay Area’s greenbiz.com, application deadline April 23

Freelance producer gig available at the GreenBiz 350 podcast. Details below! Application deadline April 23.

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Freelancer Job for an Audio Producer in the S.F. Bay Area:

The GreenBiz 350 podcast is a weekly digest of sustainability news, averaging about 45 minutes. Every episode includes a “Week in Review” as well as two in-depth feature stories that showcase clips from interviews GreenBiz reporters have conducted.

We are looking for an experienced audio editor who can put together this podcast. The job requires advanced audio editing skills. It should take about 10 hours/week starting in May. The ideal candidate will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, though remote freelancers are encouraged to apply as well. A working knowledge of climate, sustainability and energy issues is a plus.

The Gig: 

— Scheduling, collecting and organizing the week’s clips (anywhere from 3-9 clips a week). Setting up mics if recording in-studio.

— Editing audio. Includes EQ, noise reduction, level consistency, fades and adding music.

— Write episode summaries

— Compensation TBD

How to Apply:

Use this online form:

Application Deadline:

Applications are taken on a rolling basis, until April 23.


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Open Call for Radio entries for the Encontrarte Amares Festival in Portugal, deadline June 15

This is a new one for me! Sounds intriguing. For all you international journos/producers, see below for info about the Encontrarte Amares festival in Portugal. They're accepting radio entries through June 15.
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Here  is  the information about the festival


Encontrarte Amares is a festival devoted to visual arts and animation film that, biannually, has been proposing, through a multidisciplinary program, the live dialogue between the cutting edge of the contemporary artistic thought and the traditional heritage of the region of Minho, Portugal.

Visual arts exhibitions, animated cinema, performing arts, radio, series of discussions and theoretical reflection, artistic residencies, competitions and educational activities  shape the intense program that culminates in the four days of the Festival, promoting an environment of experimentation, participation, gathering, active contemplation and freedom of thought.

Encontrarte Amares reinforces the interest in the immaterial heritage of the region, evoking the gastronomy, customs, images and sounds, the stories and know-how. Hand in hand with the memory of the past, we will be confronted with a set of recent artistic projects that, in their various languages and themes, will defy us to think about what remains effective in the ordinariness of our days.

More information on the website of the festival :

http://encontrarte.pt/english/encontrarte/presentation.html   

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Encontrarte Amares radio thus calls for the submission of radio pieces with creative and experimental features. As in previous editions, the show will be broadcast in the physical space of the festival and live streaming. In addition to offering complete freedom to create these objects, the trustees encourage the approach to the set of themes of this year's edition – Transformation / Movement / Transpiration / Transit.

I am always available to answer any  questions you  may  have, please feel free to contact me.

More information about radio at Encontrarte Amares:

 http://encontrarte.pt/english/edition-2017/open-call-radio/open-call-radio.html?parent=&subid=  

Regulation:  http://encontrarte.pt/cms/upload/ea_2017_radio_en.pdf

Registration form:  http://encontrarte.pt/cms/upload/ficha_inscricao_radio_web_form.pdf

Submissions and questions must be addressed at radio@encontrarte.pt


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Online Privacy for Journalists, a pdf guide

Hello FC community! This resource for journalists was recently brought to my attention with the following note. Please share if this is appropriate for your community!!

This is not an easy time for journalists all over the world, with the discoveries of surveillance on citizens, which includes journalists and their sources.

I’d like to ask you to share a guide, written by one journalist to his colleagues all over the world. The guide can help them protect their work and fulfil their mission. https://www.vpnmentor.com/journalist-privacy-guide.pdf

If you can add it to your page, as well as share it over social networks, it would be a tremendous help to the free press.


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applications now being accepted for @Transom_org’s Fall Story Workshop, scholarships available, deadline June 2

Transom.org is my GO TO recommendation for folks looking to break into audio storytelling/podcasting, and they just announced their Fall Workshops. Details HERE and below. Scholarships are available. Deadline June 2. GO FOR IT!
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Story Workshop

The Transom Story Workshop is a nine week, residential program of full-time training for beginning producers. It’s held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. We offer Workshops in spring (end of March – May) and fall (end of September – November). For email updates on our Workshops, contact us: info [at] transom [dot] org.

You’ll find basic information about the Story Workshop below. For more specific questions, visit our FAQ. If you don’t find an answer there, please write to us at info [at] transom [dot] org.

Applications due for the Fall 2017 Story Workshop & the Story Workshop Scholarship: June 2, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST)

Cost of the Workshop

Cost for the Workshop ranges from $8,820 – $9,495 (depending on housing) and includes:

Tuition for the nine-week course. ($6,950)

Housing for nine-weeks. (Rooms range in cost from $1,585 – $2,260 for the duration of the Workshop. The houses are fully furnished and rent includes internet, laundry, utilities/heat, sheets/towels and a final cleaning service. Some of the rooms have water views.)

Two group meals each week, prepared by a local chef. ($285 covers the cost of group meals.)

Training by lead instructor Rob Rosenthal and a teaching assistant.

Pitching/editorial sessions with Jay Allison.

Voice coaching by producer Viki Merrick.

A technical gear-oriented one-on-one session with Transom’s Jeff Towne.

A licensed copy of Hindenburg Journalist (yours to keep).

One-year Producer membership in the Public Radio Exchange.

One-year membership in the Association of Independents in Radio.

Guest lectures (and opportunities for professional connections) with well-known people in public media. Special guests for Fall 2017 include Robert Smith from NPR’s Planet Money and Robyn Semien from This American Life.

Opportunities to observe and participate in the day-to-day operations at WCAI, the award-winning Cape and Islands public radio station (where your work may be broadcast).

NOTE: The Story Workshop is a residential program. Opting out of student housing is non-negotiable except for any health or medical concerns that would make living in the group housing impossible. Visit our FAQ to find out more.

Participants Produce

  • A vox-pop audio piece.
  • A radio promo.
  • A four-minute profile of a creative person, based on WCAI’s Creative Life Series.
  • A six-minute documentary feature: You choose the subject.
  • One or more Sonic IDs.

Scholarships

Our goal is to make the Story Workshop a realistic option for people who have been unable to attend due to cost. Scholarships will be offered based on financial need, with a focus on diverse voices, people of color, and those who have been historically underrepresented as makers of public media. For now, Scholarship funds are available only to people living in the U.S.

Scholarship applicants are required to complete both a Workshop application and a Scholarship application. We strongly encourage submitting the Workshop application first. Both the Workshop and Scholarship applications have the same deadline. The Story Workshop admissions committee reviews and awards scholarships only after applicants are accepted into the Workshop.

Transom is prepared to pay one or more partial scholarships, and one full scholarship, if a qualified applicant requires it. A full scholarship includes tuition, housing, group meals, travel to and from Woods Hole and possible stipend. Partial scholarships range in amount depending on the need of applicants and the amount of scholarship funds available to us.

Again, we strongly recommend submitting the Workshop Application before submitting the Scholarship Application. You can find the Scholarship application here. You can learn more about our Scholarship here.

Apply Now

Have Questions?

Visit our FAQ. If you don’t find an answer there, please write to us at info [at] transom [dot] org.


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AIR’s Full Spectrum storytelling intensive @UnionDocs, application deadline April 14

From the lovely folks at AIR. See below!
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We're currently taking applications for AIR's Summer 2017 Full Spectrum storytelling intensive at UnionDocs and we want to know: Does someone in your circle fit the bill? Or maybe you do.

We're thrilled to have Isaac Kestenbaum and Josie Holtzman of Localore: Finding America’s “Frontier of Change” as the Summer 2017 lead instructors. Successful applicants will learn from Sean Cole (“This American Life”), Ann Heppermann (The Sarah Awards), Jenny Ye (Data News, WNYC), Nadia Reiman (Latino USA) and more. It's five days in Brooklyn to push indie and station-based producers and podcasters to next-level craft.


Applications are here and the deadline to apply is 5 pm P.T. on Friday, April 14, 2017. NOTE: Only complete applications will be considered.

Please share this with (and tell me about) independents or station-based producers who might be ready for the intensive. A public shout out on your social media channels would also be great; I appreciate any help.


Our shortened link for the application: bit.ly/FS17intensive


Thanks in advance!

Tran


AIR

Ngoc-Tran Vu
Program Director
AIR
P.O. Box 220400
Boston, MA  02122
Office: 617.825.4400


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two spots left in Radio Boot Camp, April 6 @UnionDocs, early reg ends today

TWO – can't-miss audio training classes this spring @UnionDocs in Brooklyn. Details below!
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The last day for early registration, ie, less $$$, for Radio Boot Camp class for beginners (all about the basics of radio-making) this May, at UnionDocs in Brooklyn, is April 6th! There are two spots left in class.

Info and registration here:
https://uniondocs.org/event/2017-05-radio-boot-camp/

Little more time until the last day for early registration for Pitch Class: The Art of the Pitch – April 19th. Please join us for this three session workshop dedicated to learning how to pitch radio stories. This time, with special guest teacher Sean Rameswaram from Radiolab’s More Perfect!

More info, and registration here:
https://uniondocs.org/event/2017-radio-boot-camp-the-art-of-the-pitch/

Please share widely, and hope to see you there!

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discount for Bay Area classes in audio/podcasting with @writingpadus

Hey folks!! It's been awhile. Here's some stuff I've been working on – check it out!


http://panoply.fm/panoplypilots


AND


https://megaphone.link/thegrift


Also, my friends at Writing Pad have some great upcoming workshops, and FC friends get a 15% discount. Details below!!

Cheers,
Mia


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Writing Pad’s podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ 99% Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan and Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS 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. She helps you transform a real-life event into a deep, moving tale. You workshop it twice plus get performance notes. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios and get a professionally recorded clip from Eliza. 7 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.

Register HERE.

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS MON. 5/22

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/

May 22June 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 Mon., 1 professional recording session), 7-10 p.m.

Register HERE.

 

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REMINDER – Applications open for KALW training and internship programs, deadline March 31

Quick reminder from the good folks at SF's KALW. They do amazing work!
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Just a reminder that we have applications open for two great opportunities to learn radio journalism.

KALW Audio Academy

The nine-month academy is designed to give participants a professional audio production and journalism education, tuition-free.
Deadline: March 31
In this four-month program, participants become an integral part of the production of KALW's daily news magazine show, Crosscurrents. 
Deadline: March 31

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Creative Field Recording workshop @UnionDocs, April 21-23

This Brooklyn-based field recording workshop, April 21-23 at UnionDocs sounds amazing. Details HERE and below, and please help spread the word! -Mia
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This 3-day course is a unique opportunity to learn from artists employing a wide-range of field recording techniques. Participants will learn how to record with the body (deep listening + soundwalking); how to build and use contact mics, hydrophones and vlf-recorders; best practices for binaural and surround-sound recording; and other easy tips for expanding the use of their everyday field recorders and mics.
Open to filmmakers, audio producers and all artists interested in improving and expanding their sound practice.  
Apply before April 7 for the early bird registration rate.
Sample Facebook:
Filmmakers, radio producers and multimedia artists: expand your field recording expertise with top sound artists APRIL 21-23 at UnionDocs. Led by sound artist and designer Maile Colbert, this three-day intensive will explore field recording tools and techniques, teaching you how to creatively use recordings for film, radio, installation and other forms of sound design. Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/2kDzyvn
Sample Tweets:
Work with a stellar group of sound artists to develop field recording & sound design skills @UnionDocs APR 21-23 http://bit.ly/2kDzyvn [INSERT GIF]
Learn how to creatively use field recordings in films, radio pieces, podcasts & installations @UnionDocs APR 21-23 http://bit.ly/2kDzyvn
Feel free to reach out with any questions! [INSERT GIF]
Best,
Sarah Lerner
Operations Manager
UnionDocs


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New FIRE grants and consulting for investigative reporters and editors, deadline March 23

My old colleague is offering another round of stipends and consulting for investigative reporters and editors. Application deadline March 23. -Mia
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Apply to FIRE

Apply to FIRE

Launching Another Round
Deadline: March 23, 2017 
Project Word is pleased to announce another round of applications for its signature program, Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE). 
FIRE, a collaboration between Project Word and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), provides two basic services to unaffiliated reporters: 1) an Editorial Consultancy (formerly “Help Desk”) for an hour of reporting strategy and advice; and 2) the Virtual Newsroom, for access to a suite of newsroom reporting services. 
FIRE again invites applications for both programs. This round, we will be increasing the capacity of the Virtual Newsroom by about 40%, to ten reporters. All ten will be eligible for the Newsroom’s full complement of reporting services—from research assistance to pro bono legal help; five of them will receive stipends of $2,500 to $5,000. The capacity of Editorial Consultancies will expand as well, to 25 reporters.

This new round of applications builds on the success of our 2016 pilot project. In January, we canvassed the 30 participants in the pilot project. Approximately 60% of them were able to complete an online questionnaire and follow-up interview with a Project Word researcher. As expected, both beginning and experienced journalists reported benefiting from FIRE. The upshot was highly positive, as indicated by some heartening testimonials

The feedback has already informed FIRE’s operations and applications process, which we are always seeking to make more efficient and freelancer-friendly. We are grateful for the feedback. 

To apply to FIRE, reporters are encouraged to visit the program's Guidelines page.  Application deadline is March 23, 2017. (Those who previously applied to FIRE are invited to reapply.)

Please circulate this notice widely.

I look forward to hearing from you.

In solidarity,

Laird Townsend,
for FIRE

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