Part time Job Opening at KCRW’s Sonic Trace

KCRW is hiring a part time producer for one of its flagship Indie Producer Projects, Sonic Trace. This project is super cool – a great opportunity for someone.


KCRW is looking for a producer to assist with Sonic Trace, a multi-media storytelling project. Sonic Trace began in early 2012 as a recipient of a Localore grant (AIR, CPB, NEA). The project uses radio, video, and mapping to create a mosaic of stories about LA’s immigrants from Mexico and Central America. Participants are asked three questions: Why do you stay? Why did you leave? Why do you go back? In the last 12 months, Sonic Trace captured stories from Angelenos in Koreatown, South Central and Boyle Heights. In year two, Sonic Trace will explore more regions of LA County, as well as Orange County. The Managing Producer of Sonic Trace is Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, a veteran independent radio producer.

The Community Producer will:

Record and conduct one-on-one interviews in La Burbuja, Sonic Trace’s portable recording booth.
Produce and edit interviews for Sonic Trace’s multi-media website and for broadcast on KCRW.

Collect and organize all content collected at La Burbuja recording sessions (audio and photos).
Interface with community leaders and organizers to set up installation and operation of La Burbuja in various locations around Southern California.

Communicate and engage with participants.
Follow-up with each interviewee with a link to their story.
Drive social-media engagement for the project.

Write blog posts featuring audio, text and photos.

This job requires a flexible schedule. Candidates must be able to work some weekends.


Must have audio production and project management experience (ideally 2-3 years).
Spanish and English language fluency is a must. Indigenous languages a plus.

Must have excellent English- and Spanish-language writing skills.
Experience working closely with Mexican and Central American communities in the greater Los Angeles area preferred.

Candidates who have lived in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador will be given preference.
Experience working with Pro Tools and/or Hindenburg
Experience working with WordPress

Digital photography skills
Experience in Final Cut a plus

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