I recently spoke with WAMC’s Susan Barnett for her show 51% – The Women’s Perspective. She asked me about my freelancing experience and gave a nice shout out to Freelance Cafe. It was fun to be on the other side of the mic for a change! Listen to hear a bit about why I started FC and my thoughts on networking as an important part of making it as a freelancer.
This was 51% Episode 1220, broadcast on November 29 at 8pm and again on December 5 at 3pm.
Here’s a blurb about the show:
In America, women make up more than half the population. Worldwide, women are expected to outnumber men within the next fifty years. And every issue we face is one that affects us all.
Whether it’s the environment, health, our children, politics or the arts, there’s a women’s perspective, and 51% is a show dedicated to that viewpoint.
Host Susan Barnett talks to experts in their field for a wide-ranging, entertaining discussion of issues that not only fall into the traditional ‘women’s issues’ category, but topics that concern us all as human beings and citizens of the global community.
Tune to 51% weekly throughout the U. S. on public and community radio stations, some ABC Radio Network stations, Armed Forces Radio stations around the world and on the Internet.
Transom has extended their deadline for the Transom Story Workshop this fall – new deadline June 15. Details below.
A lot of people requested more time to complete their Transom Story Workshop application for the fall, so we've extended the deadline to: 11:59pm EST, June 15, 2012.
As you may already know, the Transom Story Workshop is an eight week training for beginning radio producers in Woods Hole, MA. Our next session is scheduled for October 1 – November 30, 2012. The class is taught by radio teaching legend, Rob Rosenthal along with lots of amazing guests. For this past Workshop some of our guests included: Transom Tool guy Jeff Towne, This American Life’s, Hillary Frank and Jonathan Menjivar, producer Scott Carrier, David Krasnow of Studio 360, Kitchen Sister Nikki Silva, independent producer Ari Daniel Shapiro, and John Barth of PRX. You'll get a piece edited by Jay Allison, vocal coaching from Viki Merrick, and support from the whole Transom team.
Participants stay in wonderful old Cape Cod houses, with some rooms right on the water. There are a couple of group meals each week, cooked by a famous local sea cook. It's fun. An amazing radio camp. You can check Transom for reports from students who've attended, many of whom are now working in public media.
Students leave the Workshop with a portfolio of work, their own copy of Hindenburg editing software, a PRX membership, and AIR members who are accepted into the Workshop will receive a travel stipend.
You can find guidelines and the application all right here:
If you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
On the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, "Occupy the Film Festival" is bringing together the most compelling and innovative films of the movement for a weekend of screenings at Anthology Film Archives, the premiere independent cinema in downtown New York City. Festivities will include prominent guest speakers, an Occupy photography exhibit by award-winning photographers, an Occupy fashion show, and guerrilla projections by the famous Illuminator.
The festival is organized by a coalition of radical mediamakers and activists, with the support of many well-known alternative media groups around the city and country.
We are now inviting submissions via our website and would be very honored to receive yours by June 30, 2012:
Please pass this message on far and wide. We'd like to reach all 99% filmmakers!
Hey NYC audio folks – interesting opportunity for the right producer/engineer. Details below.
I am a host moving from a prerecorded environment to a live show in New York City Metro. The show will air 9am – 11am M-F. I need to find a producer/audio engineer/BFF–who needs very little sleep (at least for the first month)–to be my right arm, left foot and, frankly, my spine.
Please don't send me any attachments. I do not want anything fancy. All I want to know is the following: (1) What is your work history, (2) links to any audio/visual samples, and (3) the exact amount you would expect to make per a YEAR for the FIRST year of the show being on air. [Send items to: email@example.com].
For the corporate types, the professional job advert is below:
Title: Audio Engineer/Creative Producer
Hire Type: Full-Time or Part-Time (depending upon experience/knowledge)
Hire Date: 21 June 2012
Initial Contract Term: 26 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Work Days: M-F, occasional weekend/holiday work (extra days are paid extra)
Work Time: 5:30AM – 12:30NOON (1st month will be longer days and late evenings)
Base Pay Range: (TBD)
Benefits/Perks: No-Benefits at this time
Supervisor: Show Host
New live broadcast show needs an audio engineer/producer: This person MUST have a good ear and be responsible for:
General supervision of the broadcast clock, interns, guests and callers
Development/supervision of show imaging and music
Operations for the broadcast console, sound board/jingle palette
Monitor of live audio/video stream
Get/keep the show on the air on time every day
Programming of breaks including adverts, social service announcements
Other duties often related to the production of the show
Preference will go to producers that: (a) posses solid and creative production/music/audio skills; (b) have some commercial radio experience; and (c) is funny.
Hey folks. A quick turn-around opportunity with America Abroad. Shoot an email to A.C. if you want more information, and to get on his list for future calls for pitches.
You might know me as Diane Rehm's former call screener and a longtime independent producer in my own right. Recently I was hired as a producer for America Abroad, PRI's monthly show on international affairs.
I'm working right now at growing my rolodex of reporters both here in the US and abroad, and since we focus primarily on international affairs, I'm very excited to connect with anybody who might want to help us out in the future, particularly if you're an expat reporter.
However! This month we're looking to make a local/global connection happen. We're focusing on water issues all over the globe. What we're trying to do is tie a water-related issue in the US into the water crisis in the world at large, either in terms of sanitation, water recycling, irrigation, solving scarcity problems, policies that need to be examined in terms of environmental cleanup, that kind of thing.
If you're from a dry area of the US, know of any exciting technological innovations that are happening here and can be applied to other places, are familiar with river issues in your area that apply elsewhere, or have another story you're willing to pitch, I want to hear from you! Here's the challenge, though: we're looking to have a story ready to go by the 5th of June (we feed to stations on the first Tuesday of each month).
Please shoot me a note off-list at firstname.lastname@example.org.