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call for proposals for a new health-related podcast series, deadline June 30

Just a few days left on this RFP – get it while you still can! Deadline June 30. Contact info below. -Mia
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AphasiaAccess, an organization that promotes communicative access and supports people with aphasia and their families in achieving their goals, needs a producer for its new podcast. Aphasia is a language disorder, often resulting from a stroke, that impacts a person's ability to speak, understand, read, and write. It affects around a million people in the U.S. See the request for proposals for podcast details and to learn more about AphasiaAccess. 
Request for Proposals
Producer – Podcast Series
Issued: June 15, Responses Requested by: June 30
Organizational Summary
AphasiaAccess is a nonprofit membership organization. Its mission is to “grow a network of healthcare, business, and community leaders to advance lifelong communication access for people with aphasia.” Members come from the majority of US states and Canadian provinces, along with 11 other countries. A key commonality is that AphasiaAccess members are supportive of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA). The LPAA is a consumer-driven service-delivery approach that supports individuals with aphasia and their families in achieving their immediate and longer term life goals.
The organization currently offers educational programming that includes a Biennial Leadership Summit, a library of training videos with archives of previously captured webinars and general resources (e.g. forms, protocols) to help professionals in healthcare (acute, rehabilitation, and community-based on-going programs), plus university professors teaching the next generation of speech-language pathologists.
More information about AphasiaAccess is available at www.AphasiaAccess.org.
Project Overview
AphasiaAccess intends to launch a podcast series in September of 2016. The organization envisions a multiple- episode professionally-produced podcast series focused on effective LPAA intervention examples, the how-tos of sustaining and marketing LPAA aphasia services, as well as riveting Ah-ha moments that surprise, inspire and motivate! The final # TBD, minimum of 6 and maximum of 24, predicted to be approximately 15 minutes each.
Statement of Need
AphasiaAccess seeks the services of a resource to assist in the production of this podcast series. We specifically anticipate the need to include:
• Identification of initial technical specifications and procedures for recording interviews
• Set up and/or counsel for podcast platform and promotion
• Editing/mixing podcast to final form and delivery of final files
• Recording of intros/outros
Proposals Requested
Third parties, capable of providing the services noted above, are invited to submit a proposal to AphasiaAccess to provide these services. Your proposal should include:
• Background on your firm
• Statement of experience of those who would be working with this account
• Description of services your firm provides, noting any services that you would typically outsource
• Explanation of how your firm bills for its services, including discounts for committing to multiple editions
• References and samples of past work (non profit / health care examples preferred)
Timeline
Proposals will be accepted through June 30th. AphasiaAccess anticipates awarding this contract between August 1 – 15. Any or all proposals may be declined at AphasiaAccess’ sole discretion.
Questions about this RFP, or your response, may be sent to Todd Von Deak at tvondeak@AphasiaAccess.org.


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one week left to apply for KALW beat reporter positions

KALW wants you to know there's a week left to apply for these beat positions. Keep in mind, they're NOT full-time positions… but a way to get some regular work with KALW while also pursuing other stuff – a true freelance gig! Good luck,
Mia
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The KALW News team is looking for three experienced radio reporters to cover beats for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts.

Beats are as follows:

– Business/Labor/Cost of living reporter

– Health Care reporter

– Transportation reporter

You will be the go-to person for our news department on your beat, and we will expect you to be ahead of stories in your coverage area. You will be responsible for reporting at least one feature (at least six-minutes long and sonically-rich) per month and an average of one short (less than one-minute long and informational) spot per month, as needed.

This is an independent contract position that will pay $750 per month, beginning August 1, 2016. The contract runs through June 30, 2017. Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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.

To apply, please send a cover letter specifying which beat you prefer, CV, clips or links, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Application deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 11:59 PT.

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KALW hiring beat reporters, application deadline May 31

KALW is hiring! Details below. Application deadline May 31.
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The KALW News team is looking for three experienced radio reporters to cover beats for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts.

Beats are as follows:

– Business/Labor/Cost of living reporter

– Health Care reporter

– Transportation reporter

You will be the go-to person for our news department on your beat, and we will expect you to be ahead of stories in your coverage area. You will be responsible for reporting at least one feature (at least six-minutes long and sonically-rich) per month and an average of one short (less than one-minute long and informational) spot per month, as needed.

This is an independent contract position that will pay $750 per month, beginning August 1, 2016. The contract runs through June 30, 2017. Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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.

To apply, please send a cover letter specifying which beat you prefer, CV, clips or links, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Application deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 11:59 PT.

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Three job openings in Alaska for energy/environment reporting

Not freelance, but a good opportunity to report from a fascinating place. -Mia
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The new Alaska Journalism Collaboration is hiring! 
The state network is putting together a team of reporters to do in-depth reporting on energy and environment in the 49th state. Think Planet Money style, but covering climate change, the oil industry, the Arctic and so much more. Mostly radio, but interested in web, video and data people, too. 
 
I work in Sitka, but can attest to the wild adventures of being an Alaskan reporter. 
Three openings: an editor and two reporters, in Juneau and Anchorage. First application review is May 2.


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@shareable is looking for a freelance feature on the future of libraries, application deadline April 25

A new opportunity for the FC community – Shareable is looking for a freelance feature writer to produce an in-depth story on the future of libraries. Compensation will be worked out with candidates directly – contact info below. Application deadline April 25. 
Feel free to report back and let me know what it's like to work for them!
Best,
Mia
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If you like libraries and long form reporting, we've got the perfect gig for you. 
 
We're looking for a reporter with a strong background in feature writing for magazines or other outlets to produce an in-depth piece (2,500-4,000 words) on the future of libraries. This piece should offer new and thought-provoking ideas to the conversation about what's in store for these vital institutions in the years to come. 
 
Prior experience covering libraries would be ideal, of course, but not mandatory. What is essential is the ability to seek out diverse and intriguing voices and connect the dots on emerging trends. 
 
Other key skills include:
  • Capacity to do extensive research and reporting
  • Ability to write clear and concise prose
  • Attention to spelling and grammar
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines
If you're interested, fill out this Application for Feature Writer by April 25, 2016. 
 
If you've got questions, feel free to reach out to us at info [at] shareable [dot] net. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you!

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Two new job opportunities at KALW Public Radio, application deadline April 28

Hello FC folks. KALW has TWO job openings for editors in their newsroom. One for Crosscurrents and one for The Spiritual Edge. The deadline for both positions is Thursday, April 28, 2016, 11:59 PT. Spread the word! There's great stuff going on at that station.
Cheers, Mia
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STORY EDITOR POSITION:

The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio journalism story editor to work on our daily news magazine Crosscurrents. You’ll work in a highly collaborative and supportive newsroom, joining our award-winning team producing long-form features and innovative podcasts. 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.

Crosscurrents airs Monday through Thursday evenings on KALW public radio in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our tagline is “context, culture, and connection,” and we deliver through sonically rich, thought-provoking stories. We seek to represent reporters' authentic voices while maintaining the highest journalistic standards. We often employ cinematic elements, including natural sound from field recordings, archival audio and music to enhance storytelling.

As part of its mission, the KALW News department trains many people in the art and craft of journalistic audio storytelling. It makes for a dynamic and energized newsroom with a changing cast. We have a steady team of experienced core staffers and contributors with whom you’ll work most closely, but you’ll also work with people who are still learning to do this work well.

This is an independent contract position for 20 hours a week, beginning July 1, 2016. The contract is for one year. Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Job Requirements:

Experience editing feature-length audio stories (preferably for other radio shows, podcasts, and the like)

Competence using Google Drive

Solid interpersonal skills – our newsroom is diverse and fun and sometimes a little crazy

An editorial ear, i.e., an ear that can detect what’s boring or confusing, both in language and in sound

Must attend Wednesday editorial meetings at KALW but can otherwise work remotely

KALW has another contract editorial position available working on our project The Spiritual Edge, and if candidates are interested, we may consider combining the jobs.

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. We value diversity.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, clips or links, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Application deadline is Thursday, April 28, 2016, 11:59 PT.

THE SPIRITUAL EDGE STORY EDITOR POSITION:

The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio journalism story editor to work on a special project called The Spiritual Edge (TSE), exploring the innovative American spirit through the lens of spirituality and religion. This initiative, launched in 2014, will be directed toward building a national audience and launching a podcast with stories coming from KALW reporters and from around the country.

The hire will edit long-form feature stories for TSE and some stories for KALW's nightly news and culture show Crosscurrents, participate in weekly TSE editorial meetings, and write or otherwise help deliver TSE blog posts every other week. We are looking for motivated candidates invested in the project.

We deliver sonically rich, thought-provoking stories. We seek to represent reporters' authentic voices while maintaining the highest journalistic standards. We often employ cinematic elements, including natural sound from field recordings, archival audio and music to enhance storytelling.

This is an independent contract position for 20 hours a week, beginning July 1, 2016. The contract is for one year. Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Job Requirements:

Experience editing feature-length audio stories (preferably for other radio shows, podcasts, and the like)

Competence using Google Drive

Solid interpersonal skills – our newsroom is diverse and fun and sometimes a little crazy

An editorial ear, i.e., an ear that can detect what’s boring or confusing, both in language and in sound

KALW has another open contract position for a story editor on Crosscurrents. We would consider combining the jobs for the right candidate.

KALW encourages 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. We value diversity.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, clips or links, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Application deadline is Thursday, April 28, 2016, 11:59 PT.


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UCB j-school seeks podcasting lecturer for the fall semester, deadline April 15

Hey talented audio/podcasting folks! The UC Berkeley J-School (my alma mater) is looking for a lecturer to teach podcasting in the fall. Application deadline April 15. Details below. -mia
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The Graduate School of Journalism is recruiting a lecturer in the Radio /Audio program beginning Fall semester, August 2016.

J-212 – PODCASTING IN THE REAL WORLD (15 weeks)

Required Qualifications: Minimum of five years professional radio/podcasting experience.

Recommended Qualifications: Teaching experience at college level or higher. The ability to facilitate publishing student work on a professional outlet.

Course description: This course is designed to bring students, who are already familiar with basic radio/audio/reporting and production, to a new level of expertise and to learn the dos and don'ts of podcasting. Past instructors helped students create a podcast called "The Bell Curve." http://thebellcurvepodcast.tumblr.com/

The new instructor can either build on the existing structure or work with the students to create new podcasts. It's anticipated that students will produce a minimum of three episodes of a podcast during the semester. Students should receive instruction on the mechanics of setting up an RSS Feed and all parameters for creating and marketing a successful podcast.

Applications are due April 15, 2016.

TO APPLY:

To be considered, you need to formally apply for the position through the university's academic recruitment website.

aprecruit.berkeley.edu.

Enter the portal through "Applicants"

Enter "Journalism" in the search bar and our open lecturer recruitment should come up right away.

Upload your CV including a summary of teaching experience, broadly defined as:

  • Delivering instruction in a university or college classroom;
  • Providing mentoring in the field for which you are applying;
  • Editing the work of others in the field for which you are applying;
  • Guest lecturing in the field for which you are applying.

The statement of teaching needs to include the time you spent in each activity (i.e. “I led a week long workshop on radio in March 2012.”)

In your cover letter, please include a few sentences on what the course might look like if you were teaching.

You will be contacted if your experience is a match for what we need.

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Looking for Walking Tour Writers, various cities, starting NOW

A friend is looking to hire a bunch of radio writers for a new walking tour app… he describes it as an open source Detour. It's mainly a writing gig but he's looking for folks who know how to write for voice. They're starting with 10 cities so check for your city below and pass this along to anyone you know in the other places. Feel free to reach out to david@listenup.audio with any questions.
-Mia

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Call for Walking Tour Proposals

ListenUp Audio, a spoken word producer based in Atlanta, is seeking pitches for original audio walking tours. These will be featured as part of a new, geo-located walking tour platform launching in the US in July (https://izi.travel/en). 

This is primarily a writing job, as recording and post will be done at the ListenUp studios. Though original audio interviews & actualities can easily be incorporated.

Job Description

We’re looking for people to write interesting, engaging, tourist-friendly walking tours. The tone should be highly conversational and casual (which is why we’re reaching out to the radio community). The goal is to make listeners feel like they’re walking with a friend. 

For this first round, we’re requesting proposals for “general” tours of the cities listed below. We will eventually be producing numerous types of tours for cities and sites across the United States. Keep in mind: these are not in-depth works of narrative journalism so much as simple, well-written, entertaining experiences. You will be given writer credit on the web site and in the tour itself. 

Writers will be required to build the tour route in the izi.TRAVEL CMS, which is pretty straightforward. Familiarity with Google maps is very helpful. 

Tour Requirements

  • High-interest tourist destinations.  
  • Approximately 12-20 points of interest, with an introductory story giving a theme and description of the tour. 
  • Walking time of less than 2 hours (1 – 1.5 is best)
  • Total word count of around 4000 – 5000 words (no more than 6000). Approximately 250 words/stop. 

Cities

  • NYC 
  • Philadelphia
  • Boston
  • Washington D.C.
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • New Orleans
  • Denver
  • Seattle

Compensation

$500 per tour

Schedule

We’ll begin immediately in order to have ten tours produced by the end of March, with another twenty by end of April. The first group of tours will need to be completed by March 21 with a rolling deadline for later tours. 

Submission Process

Please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Link to relevant sample of your work
  • City from list
  • Tour outline(s) 
  • Brief description as to why you’re uniquely qualified to write this tour. 
  • Availability

Send the above to david@listenup.audio with “Tour Proposal” in the subject line.

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bilingual journalist job at Feet in 2 Worlds, deadline March 8

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JOHN RUDOLPH
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FEET IN 2 WORLDS
72 FIFTH AVE. 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10011
RUDOLPHJ@newschool.edu
603.498.5480

The New School


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Climate One is hiring a Director of Content, San Francisco

Another very occasional post about a full-time gig. Climate One is hiring a Director of Content. Details and contact info is below. -Mia

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Climate One at The Commonwealth Club, the thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy, is recruiting for the position of Director of Content.  Climate One brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future through public programs, a dynamic website, public media programs, and podcasts. The Content Director position is a new role responsible for managing the editing, packaging and distribution of Climate One’s radio, video and written content across all distribution channels, with a larger focus on creating innovative media and strengthening the program’s engagement with its constituents and the broader community of individuals concerned about climate change. This work is performed in alignment with the goals of The Commonwealth Club, the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum and Climate One’s parent organization. Interested candidates should submit a single PDF attachment that includes a cover letter, resume or CV with salary requirements, and two writing samples to gdalton.climateone@gmail.com. The subject line of your email should be: Director of Content/ your name.


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