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KALW’s Your Call Producer Job Announcement

Hey folks. KALW is hiring. They’re doing some great work. Info below. -Mia

KALW is seeking a new producer for Your Call. The job announcement is attached, and it’s also posted at http://www.kalw.org/yourcallproducer.html

The application deadline is Wednesday, November 11th, so please take a look today and forward it to your lists or any specific person you think might be interested. And of course, if you think you’d be strong addition to the Your Call team, I welcome your application.

Thanks,

Matt

Matt Martin

General Manager

91.7 KALW-FM, San Francisco

(415) 841-4121 x3003

matt@kalw.org

Think globally, listen locally.

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Oaklandlocal.com call for bloggers, writers, and multimedia producers

Hey folks. Oaklandlocal.com, a new project run by some of FC’s members, went live yesterday and they’re looking for content. See the details below (and attached writer guidelines). Seems like a great opportunity! Best, Mia

*Journalists, bloggers and multimedia producers wanted* *

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Oaklandlocal.com, Oakland’s new hyperlocal news site and community portal is looking for story pitches. We’re a progressive grassroots media outlet that offers a platform for community dialogue while framing and contextualizing important but often overlooked stories in Oakland.

Our site is broken down into 5 main topic areas: Environment, Development, Food Justice, Identity and Arts & Education. Stories should fit one of these categories and pitches should clearly detail which topic your piece will fall under.

We currently have content partnerships with several local organization including the Center for Investigative Reporting ,New American Media http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/ /Youth Outlook , Youth Radio http://www.youthradio.org/and Youth Uprising. We’re looking for freelancers to round out our content.

*Bloggers:*

If you are a blogger who lives or works in Oakland and/or writes about Oakland topics and would like to blog for us, or have us cross-post your current blog, we’d love to talk to you.

We’re a new site but we’ve already received loads of attention and a blogging arrangement could definitely help promote you and your writing. We also have ad trades available.

*PLEASE NOTE:* We do not offer payment for blog posts

*Journalists, reporters, and multimedia producers:*

Oakland Local runs beat reporting, investigative reports, features and story packages on issues important to Oakland and items that catch our interest. We run original writing, photography, web video and multimedia.

Pitches should provide an overview of your story, your story angle, a couple of ideas for interviews, a time line for completion and a couple of samples of previous work.

*Payment*

Yes we do pay! In most cases Oakland Local pays for original stories; our fees, while small, are sadly, competitive with the rest of the industry. We are a brand new news and community nonprofit, right now our rates reflect that, but we do go for great ideas.

But don’t let funds stand in the way of pitching us (unless you’re looking for big, big bucks). We are partnering with other orgs to raise money for larger, more involved stories. So if you’ve got a great idea let’s talk about it.

Food and Development pitches go to Susan Mernit susan at oaklandlocal.com

Environment can be directed to Amy Gahran amy at oaklandlocal.com

Identity and Arts pieces can go toKwan Booth kwan at oaklandlocal.com

Guidelines are attached, you can read more on our site at http://oaklandlocal.com/content/submission-guidelines and you can also Dowload the full editorial guidelines

Please take a look around the site to familiarize yourself with our content before pitching. It’s also a good idea to check out the work on some of our content partner sites to get a feel for the kinds of stories we’re looking for.

Thanks, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

The Oakland Local Team

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Multimedia Producer / Storyteller NEEDED!

One of our own is hiring for his new show. Check it out. -Mia

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Snap Judgment is hiring, please spread the word . . .

Snap Judgment is a brand new, smoking hot, nationally-aired radio / television show funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Join us for the launch of a bold new style of storytelling.

Hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, the show is a multi-platform experience that interacts with audiences through radio, TV, internet, and the upcoming Snap Judgment Stageshow. Snap Judgment’s edgy, intimate, hip storytelling redefines expectations for public media.

The show sits on the razor’s edge of culture, race, gender, and sexuality. Snap Judgment has an urban sensibility, routinely crossing cultures in the blink of an eye. Applicants must be comfortable in dealing with people from a variety of backgrounds that may not have traditionally had voice on public media. Announcement

Job Description

1) Quite simply, we are looking for an amazing someone. The skills required for the undertaking are vast, and this is only a short list. (This is a full time position based in Oakland, California.)

2) Most importantly, be able to work with host Glynn Washington and the Snap Judgment crew to create compelling storytelling across a variety of media – radio, video, theater. . .

3) Story first. Story first. Story first. We will test applicants on their ability to tell a story. Quickly.

4) Of equal importance is technical proficiency across a spectrum of media including audio, video, and possibly theater. Creative and musical use of sound is extremely important, as every single episode of the radio program is constructed with the care of a music album.

5) Project management skills an absolute must. Must be able to effortlessly juggle many conflicting duties with rigorous deadlines.

6) Interview both regular people and irregular artists and construct their stories into compelling narratives.

7) Manage web strategy, including copy editing, Facebook / Twitter updating, podcast creation, newsletter creation, etc.

8) Proactively get / create / rob / write / interview compelling stories.

9) Grunt work. Absolutely anything and everything that needs to get done.

Qualifications

  • Rigorous Storytelling Background. This could mean an MFA program, independent filmmaker, radio producer, several years writing for a children’s show, audio artist, speechwriter, novelist, animator, theater producer, newspaper reporter, fiction editor, etc . . .
  • Used to working in a Mac environment. Familiarity with Logic, Final Cut Pro, ProTools, Soundtrack Pro, etc. You need to be able to build broadcast-quality stories.
  • No Drama. Proven ability to work well in a collaborative team environment as well as independently. Absolutely NO DRAMA.
  • Resourceful. Used to making the magic happen routinely on an absolute shoestring. We are looking for the “MacGyver” of radio / filmmaking.

    To Apply

    Before applying, please go to SnapJudgment.org and listen to the full hour long episode, “Magic Doors”.

    Also, please see the short short Snap Judgment film, “Nobody’s Punk” at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gAlQRgF8wI

    Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and links to 2 – 3 projects for which you had primary responsibility to Jobs@SnapJudgmentRadio.org. E-mail ONLY please!

    The deadline for applications is 11 / 13 / 2009. Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply.

    Peace and soul! We can’t WAIT to hear from you . . .

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