Category Archives: Gigs

Pitch the Pulse @WHYY

Pitch WHYY's The Pulse! (First deadline is tomorrow – sorry for the short notice.)

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This is what we have coming up:

 

The Hot Hot Show

The main bar story is about heat islands in cities – and fixes for that, including planting trees. The lineup already includes: the anatomy of a hot flash, thermophilic bacteria, a weather vs. climate explainer, how forest fires can influence weather, and the Chinese healing concept of internal heat.

 

Got anything ‘temperature’ related that will surprise our audience — on topic — but unexpected? For this one, I'm looking for ONE more 3-5 minute piece (maybe already produced) because the deadline is coming soon, mid-July.

 

The Gender Show in Mid August

Seeking health + science pitches: Anything from … “Girling up,” the science of being female … to the health advantages men enjoy within the American health system.

 

The Language Show in Early September

Seeking health + science pitches: Looking for ideas from Deaf culture, bilingual families, even tech.

 

Sending pitches to both addresses can help cut through the clutter:

 

tenglish@whyy.org

pulseeditor@whyy.org

 

 

ALSO THIS SPECIAL EPISODE …

 

WORKING TITLE: Travels on the Big Muddy in Early September

The mighty Mississippi River is the final destination for a vast network of streams that stretch across nearly half of the U.S. The river’s pull has created great cities, thriving industries, and vibrant culture along her banks. But we haven’t always treated the river well. We wash our waste into the waters, restrict natural movement, and engineer the stream to our needs. What’s been the toll on human health and the environment? On this episode, The Pulse travels the Mississippi from the headwaters in Minnesota to the mouth in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Got an idea? We’re looking for stories about the ways people use and abuse the Mississippi. Pitch us stories about river conservation efforts, nearby agriculture as well as urban stories about runoff and water quality. Profile someone using science to protect the Mississippi, or a worker who makes his living along the river.

First edit around August 7

 

The BIG MUDDY call for pitches closes June 28, please send us your idea before then.

Email both Managing Editor Taunya English pulseeditor@whyy.org and Guest Host Irina Zhorov izhorov@whyy.org


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freelance audio production gig for the Bay Area’s Second Harvest Food Bank

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties seeks a freelance audio producer! Details below.
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Position Announcement

 

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is hiring an Audio Producer to collect food bank client stories and turn them into NPR-style podcasts. Story formats include individual client audio diaries and in-depth interviews with a broad range of clients. Deliverables will be 1-2 audio diary podcasts in the style of Radio Diaries (http://www.radiodiaries.org/); 2-3 audio food journals; and 4-5 non-narrated themed pieces each highlighting different client populations (teens, homeless, families, seniors). This is an independent contract position (~10 hours a week) with a competitive stipend. There will be a review 2 months into the project to ensure the position is a good fit and the deliverable timeline is about 8 months (flexible). If interested, please click on the following link to learn more about the position and application instructions: http://www.shfb.org/employment.

 

 

Elena Hollander, MPH

Community Nutrition Senior Manager

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Phone: (408) 266-8866 ext. 303 

 

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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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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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two tape sync requests – one near Santa Cruz, one in VA

Hey folks. I don’t know anything about this company or what their day rate is, but if you’d like to inquire about the gig, contact info is below.

Cheers,
Mia
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Tape Sync near Santa Cruz
Looking for an audio producer to record a 30-45 minute tape sync in Capitola, CA on Thursday March 2 at 2pm PST. Will pay date rate and transportation.
Tape Sync in Virginia
Looking for an audio producer to record a 30-45 minute tape sync at Washington & Lee University on Thursday March 2nd in the early afternoon. Will pay date rate and transportation.

Ashley Walters
Story Producer and Sound Designer, Pacific Content Company
 


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Global Press seeks freelance fact checkers, copy editors, translators and multimedia folks

Hey FC folks. A new opportunity for you all… I'm not familiar with this organization, but from a quick glance at their website, it seems they're doing some important work. See for yourself: https://globalpressjournal.com/. Info about the gig is below.

Best,
Mia
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Global Press is recruiting freelancers to join our on-call talent network! 

We are looking for passionate and experienced fact checkers, copy editors, translators and multimedia experts.

Global Press exists to create a more just and informed world by employing local journalists to produce ethical, accurate news coverage from the world's least-covered places. 
 

We train and employ local journalists to report from their home countries and then employ a global network of editors, fact checkers, translators, copy editors and producers to ensure a world-class product.

 

If you are interested in applying to join the network, please email a resume, your availability, a letter of interest, and any questions to Ilana at Ilana@globalpressjournal.com




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Freelance Producer job with Climate One, Bay Area, deadline Oct 14

Hey folks. See below for details about a freelance production gig in the Bay Area. Could be a nice supplement to other freelance work. Application deadline Oct 14.

Cheers,
Mia

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

Climate One from The Commonwealth Club is the only regular show on public radio focusing on food, energy, water, transportation, technology and other dimensions of the transition to clean energy. We are looking for an experienced audio editor who can put together our monthly radio show and podcast. This job requires advanced audio editing skills and some experience with file management. It should take about 50 hours/month starting in November/December. We are looking for someone based in the San Francisco Bay Area who can make a one-year commitment. Qualified candidates must have a strong working knowledge of climate and energy issues.

 

The Gig: 

— Pulling 3 single, mono audio files down from DropBox or High Tail.
— Work from transcripts to edit 2 or 3 recorded conversations (running about 65 minutes each) down to a combined total of 59 minutes
— Writing intros and outros of segments. (This is part of the 59 minutes) — Cleaning up volumes, fades, basic EQ— Adding music, and cutting to the NPR clock.
—Voicing announcer narration
— Salary $40-$50/hr

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and audio samples with descriptions of what work you did on the pieces to: Greg Dalton: gdalton.climateone@gmail.com

Application Deadline:

October 14

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KALW seeks p/t Project Manager for live storytelling events, app deadline Sept 25

KALW is hiring a part-time project manager for their live storytelling events. Details below! Application deadline Sept 25.

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91.7 KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station serving the San Francisco Bay Area, is hiring a part-time contract project manager to plan and coordinate two live stage events for our branded series Sights & Sounds Live.

Sights & Sounds Live is a part of Sights & Sounds of the Bay Area, KALW’s arts coverage project that aims to shine a light on creators in Bay Area communities that are often mis- or under-represented in the media.  Through community events featuring dance, music, storytelling, and visual art – as well as multimedia presentations based on arts reporting from KALW’s newsmagazine Crosscurrents – we celebrate grassroots creativity and build new connections within and beyond these communities.

Over the past four years, KALW has produced and presented three Sights & Sounds Live events in San Francisco and the East Bay. For the 2016-2017 season, we will present two live events, one in Oakland and one in Richmond.

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The Project Manager will work with KALW’s Sights & Sounds team, connect with partner organizations, determine and execute event needs, manage a budget with moving parts, document details before, during and after the event, and write summary reports.

Optimal candidates will be clear communicators, team players, well-organized, sharp with numbers, happy to meet with and rally all kinds of people, and passionate and knowledgeable about the arts in the East Bay, especially East Oakland and Richmond. Experience with event planning, performing arts production or related work preferred.

This is an independent contract position that will pay $20,000, beginning as early as October 1, 2016 and ending no later than September 30, 2017.

We encourage a diverse pool of applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.  Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, and be able to attend meetings at KALW in San Francisco’s Portola district a minimum of once a week.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Please do not send formulaic cover letters — we want to know who you are beyond your resume! Application deadline is Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:59 PT.

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SF Writing School, @WritingPadUS, seeks part-time site manager

Interesting gig from the folks @WritingPadUS. (Includes free classes!) Details below.
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San Francisco School Site Manager
WRITING SCHOOL SITE MANAGER POSITION IN SAN FRANCISCO
 
An award-winning writing school in LA, SF and Online is actively seeking School Site Managers to run a class site in its San Francisco Location in Potrero Hill.
 
Job Description: The School Site Manager is responsible for overseeing writing class operations at the San Francisco location.
 
Renumeration and Hours:
The position is 10-29 hours per week, depending on class enrollment. Work must completed on site. Hours take place on weeknight evenings Mon-Thurs. and weekends. Pay is $20 per hour plus free classes.
 
Main Responsibilities include: Opening and closing space, ensuring location safety, training and overseeing helpers,
making announcements and promoting classes, distributing and collecting relevant paperwork, managing inventory and office supplies, shopping for food and office supplies, managing correspondence with students and teachers at this location,
cleaning space, making copies for students or teachers, helping with educational program development and class quality control,
setting up AV and recording classes using Quicktime Pro or our online web system, assisting with social media and marketing efforts, flyering,researching new teachers, classes, and events, event planning.
 
Position may also include the following responsibilities: dealing with customer service issues related to classes, dealing with issues that may arise related to space management (plumbing, electrical, etc), phone and email sales, blogging.
 
Requirements are: Bachelor’s Degree or MFA in Creative Writing, English Literature, Journalism, Screenwriting, Arts, Communication, Theater, must be a writer who is passionate about the craft of writing, 1 or more years of relevant work experience in office management or education, excellent writing, communication and presentation skills, excellent interpersonal skills, very responsible, detail oriented, takes direction well, able to work independently, must have a car and drivers license, working Macbook Pro, must be flexible and comfortable working in a fast paced environment, improv, stand up, or sketch comedy experience is desirable, sales and marketing experience is desirable
 
Applicants who do not have a Bachelor’s Degree or MFA in Creative Writing, English Literature, Journalism, Screenwriting, Arts, Communication, Theater, or closely related degree, car and drivers license, and 1 or more years of relevant work experience in office management or education will NOT be considered.
 
This is an excellent position for a writer as it leaves your days free to write. It also offers great opportunities for networking and making connections with successful writers, editors and publishers.
 
To apply, applicants should include a copy of their resume and cover letter in the body of the mail as well as attach a PDF of both the resume and cover letter to info@writingpad.com. Please do not call us or stop by our offices to inquire about this position.
 


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KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media is hiring an Associate Producer

I don’t often forward full time gigs, but this is a cause near and dear to me. Forward far and wide! -Mia

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KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media is hiring! We’re looking for a full time Associate Producer to join our team in Seattle. The Associate Producer will mentor youth to produce award-winning audio journalism, and create audio, events and newsletters to build the RadioActive community.

We’re looking for someone who finds joy in producing multimedia stories of impeccable quality, is driven to amplify young, diverse voices, and is passionate about helping youth meet their goals.

KUOW seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. People of color and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Link to apply: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=JobProfile&szOrderID=136364&szlocationID=88

Listen to RadioActive stories here: http://kuow.org/programs/radioactive

Any questions please get in touch with me at jennya@kuow.org – and thanks for helping spread the word!

Check out our podcast: http://kuow.org/radioactive
Like us: http://facebook.com/radioactiveyouthmedia

 

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