BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, is looking for a Senior Radio Producer for three months to start as soon as possible.
The Senior Producer will work across two of our current projects in South Sudan. The first is supporting the development and delivery of media outputs in response to humanitarian crises in South Sudan, which involves the reworking of current radio programmes in response to the current crises. The second is overseeing the production and delivery of radio programmes and PSAs being made as part of an education project to encourage girls’ education. This requires retaining an editorial oversight and providing technical leadership of all broadcast programming, ensuring systems are in place to support all aspects of production. Building the capacity of national staff members within the team will be a large part of this job, as is building collaboration across departments to deliver the most creative programming possible. The Senior Producer must ensure outputs are compliant with BBC guidelines as well as meeting project goals. Previous Hostile Environment training is necessary.
Please send CV’s to email@example.com by Monday 3rd February 2014.
Latino USA is seeking pitches for the following programs that will be coming up in the next few months:
- Work It: Labor, working, being for or against unions. Example: a story about African American and Latino workers coming together in New Orleans.
- Queer: Not only in the sexual sense, but also stories about odd jobs or odd experiences. Example: a piece about transgendered immigrant women who minister street medicine to each other, rather than trusting the medical establishment.
- Larger than Life: Heavy hitters who fill up the page (or the sound file). Example: a profile of an octogenarian who fought for farmworkers alongside Cesar Chavez and survived being shot 7 times.
- New Beginnings: Parenthood, getting free of addiction, first jobs, leaving home. Example: a profile of a family in Colombia trying to rebuild their village against all odds, after it was destroyed by paramilitaries.
- Fiction: Write your own original stories for Latino USA. Example: a radio play with creative use of audio.
- Space: Everything from outer space to personal space to mental space. Go the distance!
Please send your pitches to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pitch meetings take place every Friday and we try to respond to each pitch by early the following week.
The pay rate is $125 per broadcast minute. The show welcomes stories that include diverse accents and other languages.
Once or twice a year, I like to reintroduce myself and my role to the
independent producer community, saying a special 'hello' to newer AIR
members and reminding veterans that I am here to help if I can.
As NPR's Liaison to Independent Producers, I am available 8 hours a week
to help you in any way I can with your efforts to be successful as a
freelance reporter/independent producer in public radio.
Primarily, I am here to help you connect with the proper editors at NPR
for a story you might be ready to pitch. While not being an editorial
gatekeeper for NPR, I am happy and eager to help you shape up the pitches
in a way that gives them the best chance to get fair attention from the
NPR regional and specialty desks.
Since NPR can't take every story that's offered, I am also happy to
brainstorm with you about other possible outlets for your story idea in
the public radio universe, be they NPR programs or not.
Having done a little of a lot of things in public radio (reporting,
managing, training, producing specials, producing series, finding funding
and marketing projects), when time allows, I am also happy to offer
whatever tips I can to help you with your project ideas that might not
necessarily be story-reporting based. I can talk with you more generally
about just trying to make a go of it in any way in public radio. NPR
feels it does everyone good to help develop and encourage the talent pool.
Over the years of doing this, I have kept an archive of conversations and
tips that continue to be useful (even when some of the individuals have
moved on from particular posts and some shows have sadly folded). You can
find that at http://www.paulingles.com/producers.shtml and see more about
what I have been up to in radio at www.paulingles.com.
The best way to contact me is by email. It's best to put the word PITCH
or LIAISON QUESTION in the subject line so I can pick your email more
easily out of the Airlist which I monitor daily. I'm usually good at
responding within about 36 hours or less – faster if you're working on
something very timely. We can set up phone chats as schedules allow.
I've corresponded with I'm guessing between 300-400 different producers
over the 8 years I've been in this post. It's a pleasure to try to help
the independent community. Feel free to contact me.
Note that once I put out one of my "reminders," I sometimes here from a
good number of producers so response time with my limited hours on the
clock might be longer if you are responding to this email… but we will
All the best,
Hi-Tech Historical Display Project (mountain view)
*** NEW, Exciting History, Cultural & Technology Project Opportunity – in cooperation with the Mountain View History Association and the Mountain View Library, a special Hi-Tech project is now being launched to capture the history of Mountain View in a large Hi-Def Audio-Video Presentation that will be placed on permanent active display next to Castro Street in Downtown Mountain View.
This is an Invitation for you to participate if you are interested in and/or excited by making a significant contribution to the City and surrounding community of Mountain View, its past, its present and its technological future, and would like to be part of launching this project.
The Project Developers are now looking for and assembling key persons to contribute their talent(s) and interests to this wonderful project.
Needed person(s) and specialized talent(s) include:
• Teachers: current, prior, or retired teachers in the History, English, Sociology, General Education, art, visual arts, Graphic Arts, Photography, or extended community services fields;
• Current Cultural Event Opportunists: Art, Museum, Events, Tours, Topics of regional interest, Education, Sports, Special Events, Etc.
• Future, Hi-Tech Visionaries, Presenters, and Acolytes
• Content Developers and/or Graphic Designers: Presentation/Display Production Managers – amateur or professional, able to research, accumulate, and organize all relevant content/materials, and to produce and/or manage video content, as well as conduct studio Audio Session(s) for voice actors (or those with a "documentary-styled" speaking voice or ability)
This need is applicable to:
• Students: Current, Part-time, or recent grads; Internship for Credit available.
• Amateur or professional participants, historians, social scientists, cultural affairs enthusiasts, and creative-minded, visionary (Hi-Tech) supporters and applicants;
• Retired persons bringing pertinent background/experience or credentials in the areas mentioned, applicable to activating this project for the Mountain View / Sunnyvale / Los Altos Region
You can send us a story that is completely new or something that is already out there. Email a link to your podcast or audio story to email@example.com with the subject line reading: “Podcast Submission: [Title of Podcast]”
Content should be family-friendly, positive and upbeat. Upon acceptance you will be paid at least $80 depending upon the quality of the work (humor, nature of content, background music and other effects, etc.)
Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. Preference will be given to graduating seniors and recent graduates.
Apply by: February 5.
Africa Projects Manager
BBC Media Action
MC3A Media Centre, 201 Wood Lane
London, W12 7TQ