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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Apply for @AIRmedia’s 2017 New Voices Scholarship, deadline June 30

ATTN fierce storymakers: Apply for AIR's 2017 New Voices Scholarship! Deadline June 30th.
We're very excited to share that AIR is now taking applications for our 2017 New Voices Scholarship. We're looking for folks from all corners of America. Please consider applying if you're a rising voice in audio and public media. Or, spread the call for submissions far and wide through your many channels and networks.


AIR seeks: Daring makers from all corners of the country, especially individuals from underrepresented communities and groups.

If chosen, you receive: A travel stipend up to $1,500 to attend the 2017 Third Coast Conference, a complimentary one-year AIR membership, and special opportunities and support at the conference.
Here are some sample tweets for sharing:

Apps open for @AIRmedia's New Voices Scholars! Attend @ThirdCoastFest & help shape media w/ your voice. Details: airmedia.org/programs/new-voices-scholarships

Join AIR's #NewVoiceScholars revolution! @AIRmedia seeks diverse, daring makers who are fired up about audio/media: airmedia.org/programs/new-voices-scholarships


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new audio courses with @WritingPadUS start next week, discount for FC friends

Writing Pad’s LA, SF, and Online podcasting and radio fiction courses start next week w/ 99% Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan and Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

 

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCOSTARTS NEXT WED. 6/28

Sam has been a producer and reporter at 99% Invisible since the early days and a long-time NPR Vet. He is now starting his own super-secret podcast. Sam will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. He will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material +more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio.

 

PODCASTING w/ Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

June 28July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 9 (5 Wed. nights), 7:00pm-10pm, SF

  

RADIO FICTION CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS  SUN. 7/16

Podcasts like Homecoming, Limetown and A Night Called Tomorrow have expanded the horizons of radio storytelling to fiction. Eliza is the producer of Snap Judgment’s fiction program and has adapted the short stories of Manuel Gonzalez, Amelia Gray, and Kelly Link into radio plays. Learn what works/doesn’t work for a radio play, the importance of scenes, the use of sound and music to enrich pieces, narrative structure, and the Snap Judgment Method for telling stories.

 

By the end of the class you will have, a draft of a stand out story that you can get published in a literary journal and submit to radio shows. You will record it at Snap Judgment Studios. Join the ranks of the 32 students who have published short stories from and 11 students who have gotten stories on the radio from our classes. For a preview, check out Eliza’s interview here:

http://writingpad.com/snap-judgment-producer-eliza-smith-interview/

 

RADIO FICTION w/ Eliza Smith (Producer Snap Judgment, NPR)

http://writingpad.com/storycasting-san-francisco-radio-fiction-class/

July 16, 23, 30, Aug. 13, 20, (4 Sun., 1 recording session), 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., SF


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Third Coast/RHDF Competition in ON, deadline July 11

It's Third Coast Award season – get on it!

http://thirdcoastfestival.org/overview/competition/_2017-third-coast-richard-h-driehaus-foundation-competition
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Our Call for Entries is open!

Since 2001, the TC/RHDF Competition has celebrated the best audio storytelling produced worldwide. We've honored over 130 extraordinary works from four continents, and bestowed $250,000 in cash prizes to many of the most innovative producers in radio & podcasts.

Announcing… the 2017 TC/RHDF Competition Judges

Dig into all ten 2016 TC/RHDF Competition winners, plus learn more about the year's best at Current Magazine and NPR's All Things Considered .

ENTER NOW!

Entry Guidelines

FEES AND DEADLINES

$35 for student entries uploaded on or before Tuesday, June 13 at noon PDT.

$55 for entries uploaded on or before Tuesday, June 13 at noon PDT.

$75 for all entries uploaded Tuesday, June 13 after noon PDT through Tuesday, July 11 at noon PDT.

Entries uploaded after July 11 at noon PDT will not be judged.

ENTER the 2017 TC/RHDF Competition!

TO BE ELIGIBLE

Entries must range between 3 and 60 minutes in length, with the exception of Best News Feature submissions, which can not exceed 12 minutes.

Entries must have been produced and presented publicly for the first time on the radio, the Internet, via podcast or in a public setting (i.e. gallery, museum, classroom) between July 2015 and July 2017.

Entries must be produced in English, with the exception of the Best Doc: Foreign Language category!

Work featured on this website or on Re:sound is still eligible for entry into the competition.

Each producer must sign the release and license agreement on the entry form, which provides Third Coast with broadcast and Internet rights to present submissions in their entireties as part of Best of the Best: The 2016 Third Coast Festival Broadcast between October 2017 and October 2019.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES

Entries should consist of an individual documentary or feature.

Each documentary in a series is a separate entry.

Each feature within a program that presents multiple pieces is a separate entry.

Each episode from a podcast is a separate entry.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Entries are only accepted through Submittable, where you'll find clear instructions for uploading your story. Submittable will be able to answer your tech questions, for everything else email Third Coast or call us at 312-948-4682.

Each entry should consist of one audio file.

Entries should not contain audio other than entry material. Please exclude ledes, intros, outros and ads.

ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE

One audio file per entry

Brief producer bio (80 words max)

A text version of the host lede, or a short intro for the entry (150 words max)

Entry fee

For Radio Impact entries only: Statement of Impact (500 words max)

For Best Doc: Foreign Language entries only: Bilingual English/original language transcript

PAYMENT

Payment by credit card / PayPal is strongly recommended but checks are accepted only for entries submitted by the early deadline, June 13 at noon PDT. Checks must be mailed/postmarked by the early deadline, June 13.

Please contact us to pay by check.



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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.
-mia

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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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upcoming classes in LA and SF with @writingpadus

Hey folks! The Writing Pad folks are once again extending a 15% discount for FC members who sign up for their classes. See below for what they have coming up.
Best,
Mia

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Writing Pad’s LA, SF, and Online podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ This American Life’s Elna Baker, 99% Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan, Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith, and Unfictional’s Bob Carlson. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

 

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE—STARTS NEXT THURS. 5/18

Elna Baker is a Producer and Story Scout on This American Life. She has been on TAL 9 times, she pitches Ira Glass stories every week and has won 8 Moth Story SLAMS! Elna knows what This American Life and The Moth consider to be a worthy story and what their specific format is. If your dream is to create stories for top podcasts/radio shows, this the perfect class for you! Finish 2 stage ready or radio ready stories in class.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE 7 WK w/ Elna Baker (Producer and Story Scout, This American Life)

http://writingpad.com/online-storytelling-class/

May 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13 (7 Thurs. nights) 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. PST, Online

 

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT SUN. 5/21

Eliza Smith is a producer of Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. In this class, Eliza shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios and get a professionally recorded clip from Eliza. 10 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!

 

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Eliza Smith (Snap Judgment, NPR)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/

May 21June 4, 11, 25, July 9 (4 Sun., 1 recording session),6:30–9:30 p.m.

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES—STARTS SUN. 6/11

Bob Carlson is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. In this class, Bob shares the Unfictional guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at KCRW and get a professionally recorded clip. Because of this class, 9 students have gotten on Unfictional and 1 got on All Things Considered. Our latest student success is Caitlin Biljan: http://kcrw.co/2orFMUv

 

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, Host, KCRW’s Unfictional)

http://writingpad.com/los-angeles-radio-storytelling-workshop/

June 11July 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session), 6:00-9:00 p.m., Westwood

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS WED. 6/28

Sam has been a producer and reporter at 99% Invisible since the early days and a long-time NPR Vet. He is now starting his own super-secret podcast. Sam will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. He will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material +more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio.

 

PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

June 28July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 9 (5 Wed. nights), 7:00pm-10pm, SF

 

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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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Open Call for Radio entries for the Encontrarte Amares Festival in Portugal, deadline June 15

This is a new one for me! Sounds intriguing. For all you international journos/producers, see below for info about the Encontrarte Amares festival in Portugal. They're accepting radio entries through June 15.
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Here  is  the information about the festival


Encontrarte Amares is a festival devoted to visual arts and animation film that, biannually, has been proposing, through a multidisciplinary program, the live dialogue between the cutting edge of the contemporary artistic thought and the traditional heritage of the region of Minho, Portugal.

Visual arts exhibitions, animated cinema, performing arts, radio, series of discussions and theoretical reflection, artistic residencies, competitions and educational activities  shape the intense program that culminates in the four days of the Festival, promoting an environment of experimentation, participation, gathering, active contemplation and freedom of thought.

Encontrarte Amares reinforces the interest in the immaterial heritage of the region, evoking the gastronomy, customs, images and sounds, the stories and know-how. Hand in hand with the memory of the past, we will be confronted with a set of recent artistic projects that, in their various languages and themes, will defy us to think about what remains effective in the ordinariness of our days.

More information on the website of the festival :

http://encontrarte.pt/english/encontrarte/presentation.html   

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Encontrarte Amares radio thus calls for the submission of radio pieces with creative and experimental features. As in previous editions, the show will be broadcast in the physical space of the festival and live streaming. In addition to offering complete freedom to create these objects, the trustees encourage the approach to the set of themes of this year's edition – Transformation / Movement / Transpiration / Transit.

I am always available to answer any  questions you  may  have, please feel free to contact me.

More information about radio at Encontrarte Amares:

 http://encontrarte.pt/english/edition-2017/open-call-radio/open-call-radio.html?parent=&subid=  

Regulation:  http://encontrarte.pt/cms/upload/ea_2017_radio_en.pdf

Registration form:  http://encontrarte.pt/cms/upload/ficha_inscricao_radio_web_form.pdf

Submissions and questions must be addressed at radio@encontrarte.pt


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Online Privacy for Journalists, a pdf guide

Hello FC community! This resource for journalists was recently brought to my attention with the following note. Please share if this is appropriate for your community!!

This is not an easy time for journalists all over the world, with the discoveries of surveillance on citizens, which includes journalists and their sources.

I’d like to ask you to share a guide, written by one journalist to his colleagues all over the world. The guide can help them protect their work and fulfil their mission. https://www.vpnmentor.com/journalist-privacy-guide.pdf

If you can add it to your page, as well as share it over social networks, it would be a tremendous help to the free press.


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