Category Archives: Gigs

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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Podcast content editor opportunity for new show on marketing (no production needed)

Passing along a somewhat random opportunity… I don't know anything about these folks, but this could be a good possibility for some of you. Pay is negotiable so don't low ball yourself! This looks like about a 2-4 days worth of work to me… so at a day rate of at least $500… plus some for admin… you do the math. Good luck! -Mia

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Seeking Editor for Audio Content Company

We are a new audio content company looking for a content editor to work on a podcast. The show is an in-house podcast on marketing. The format is a 20-30 minute magazine-style show with a maximum of 5 features and segments.

The role is split into three stages:

  1. Workshopping the story before interviews

  2. Editing the producer’s written script

  3. Listening and commenting on the audio version

There is no audio editing involved in this role as production work is done by the show’s hosts. However, there is an opportunity to showcase your own work by putting together a different segment for the show.


We are looking to trial an editor for the main segment, ‘Alpha – an in-depth interview with a high profile individual involved in content creation’. The format for this segment will change, but the first interview is narrating around a theme with scripted links between interview tape.

Pay is negotiable but per project rather than hourly.

If you are interested we'd like to move forward ASAP. For work samples and to discuss further reply to Damian via email: damian@onaudiocontent.com


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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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