seeks multimedia reporters and columnists

Hey folks. Multimedia reporting opportunity below from one of our FC members. Check it out!


++++++++++++++++++++++ seeks local multimedia contributors, reporters and columnists in the Danville, Pleasanton and San Ramon areas. Patch is looking for reporters and contributors who can come up with story ideas or might be able to take on breaking news stories. We are also looking for a weekly columnists who have something to say about these communities.

The ideal candidate is a writer based in Danville, Pleasanton, or San Ramon, who is an expert on, and will enjoy writing about the communities.

Some of the topics we’re looking include:

-Local politics


-Shopping and Trends


This is a paid gig, at the rate of $50-$75 per piece, depending on experience (these are for 200-500 words, but we will pay more for longer/more in-depth stories). We are looking for web-savvy writers who will include links to relevant online resources and will jump in and engage with readers who comment on their articles or columns. We’re also willing to consider shorter, blog-style posts several times a week instead of a single 400- to 700-word article/column if the topic lends itself to that approach. We are also open to multimedia pieces, from slideshows to online video, text and photographs.

For consideration, please send relevant writing samples (including links to any online writing or multimedia pieces) and a résumé.

To learn more about Patch, please visit and click on any of the links.

For specific questions, please contact:

Marnette Federis – Pleasanton Patch

Elizabeth Shemaria – Danville Patch

Julie Dowling – San Ramon Patch

tape sync in La Jolla TOMORROW (Wednesday) 4pm

Hey folks. Sorry for the short notice… are any of you in southern CA (or know someone in southern, CA) who might be available for this tape sync tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4pm? This is for Antenna Audio. Drop me a line and I’ll put you in touch with the producer. Thanks! -Mia


We are looking for someone to go to a swanky resort in La Jolla, California – north of San Diego – to record a car collector on Wednesday – THIS Wednesday – at 4 p.m. Allison will call in at 4:30 once the person is all set up, and the car guy will read some scripted text. It should take about 30 minutes maximum. I’m sure anyone’s rate will be an hour minimum and probably transportation.

Do you have anyone in that neighborhood? It’s an emergency – I have no one, we’re on deadline, and this fellow is very hard to track down and record.

Thanks for any leads or help.

Best, Kate

Kate Rothrock Creative Director, US Antenna Audio Inc. P.O. Box 176 Sausalito, CA 94966 PHONE: 415-332-4862, ext. 120 FAX: 415-332-5886

KALW’s City Visions Radio in need of a fill-in producer

Hey folks. City Visions Radio (part of KALW) is in need of a fill-in producer. Contact info below and details attached. Best, Mia


Well, we’re in need again as two producers are on maternity leave. We’re looking to bring on at least one more person. If you can help get this word out through your channels, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


Brian Moran Senior Producer City Visions Radio 91.7 FM, KALW, San Francisco Cell: 323-309-8699

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Science Seminar, last call for applications

Hey all. There’s not much time left to apply for this one, but I’ve heard great things about this institute’s programs. Details below. -Mia


Applications for Metcalf Institute’s Science Seminar for Journalists need to be postmarked no later than Monday, *February 8, 2010*.

Metcalf Institute and the Brown University Superfund Research Program will offer this two-day science seminar, March 31 – April 1, 2010, for mid-career journalists at Brown University, entitled “Waiter, There’s a Phthalate in My Soup” — Reporting on the Science and Impacts of Toxic Chemicals.

The seminar, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will feature leading environmental scientists and journalists, visits to research labs, and discussions on the communication of bisphenol-A and air quality impacts.

Applications for the Science Seminar for Journalists may be downloaded at Working journalists with at least five years of professional experience who are reporting in the U.S. may apply. The Seminar is tuition-free and includes lodging, but travel costs are not included and space is limited. For additional program information and eligibility, visit or contact us at 401-874-6211 or

High Country News Seeking Multimedia Freelancers in the West

Potentially fantastic opportunity here for you multimedia folks. This post originally went out to the AIR list (Association of Independents in Radio), so if you are not on AIR, please let Cally know that you heard about this through an AIR member. Good luck! -mia


I’m currently heading up the multimedia department at High Country News. (Ok, I AM the multimedia department.) Our MM work has been kind of checkered in the past, but we’re making a push to ramp it up. High Country News is a magazine based in teeny tiny Paonia, Colorado, covering the environment, natural resources and changing communities in the American West. If any of you are based out West, have experience shooting and producing video, or shooting strong images, collecting sound, and producing audio slideshows, I’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for good multimedia pitches, and I’m also compiling a list of freelancers around the West for future assignments.

If you have interest, email me off list at:



Photocrati competition for non-professional photographers

Hey folks. I don’t know much about this but it might be worth checking out. -mia


Photocrati has announced a documentary photography contest expressly for *non*-professionals, meaning less than half your income can be related to photography. The deadline is March 15 and you can check out the rest of the rules and requirements here: