2013 NAM Fellowship Program on Energy and the Environment, deadline May 20

2013 NAM Fellowship Program on Energy and the Environment for Northern California Ethnic Media (a collaboration with SoundVision Productions' Burn: An Energy Journal) 

DEADLINE: May 20, 2013

The fellowship will support ethnic media and community media journalists based in Northern California to research and write at least one in-depth, reported story on energy or energy policy issues (e.g. the state's resource challenge; the role of energy efficiency and renewable energy; the water and energy nexus; the household economics of energy use). The story, or series, will be published or broadcast in the fellows' respective media outlets, and selected stories will be published on NAM's and SoundVision Productions' websites. Fellows will receive a $2000 stipend at the completion of the fellowship program. 

In addition, Fellows will participate in a mandatory two-day tour of renewable energy sites in California from June 13-14, 2013, where they will get rare access to large-scale solar, wind and hydroelectric facilities to see how they operate and how they fit into California's energy landscape. 

For more information, contact Ngoc Nguyen,nnguyen@newamericamedia.org415-503-4170 x 105

Click here to download an application (This link will automatically download a copy of the application to your desktop). 

The fellowship program and tour are funded in part by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and PG&E.

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

Send resume and links to work examples to jobs@kcrw.com.

Spring Training for Journalists, May 4, SF

Upcoming media training workshop from the good folks at the Freelancers Guild, THIS SATURDAY.

The Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University and the Pacific Media Workers Guild Freelance Unit will present a daylong Spring Training for Journalists, Saturday, May 4, in the Humanities Building at SFSU's main campus, 1600 Holloway Drive. To learn details and register online, visit http://guildfreelancers.org/gf.

Please spread the word.