JOURNALISM TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS (job, September 1) by Bear Guerra

Via San Diego State University:

“The School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in bilingual/Spanish-language digital media/journalism at the level of assistant professor, to start August 2020.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be able to teach in the long term across the undergraduate curriculum in classes such as but not limited to: Writing for Spanish Language Media, Principles of Journalism, Principles of Digital Media and Design, Media Writing and Reporting, and Principles of Media Studies. Candidate will also teach classes aligned with their particular research interests, including upper division/graduate level classes. The successful candidate will also be able to teach graduate-level courses, as needed on a rotational basis. In alignment with the University’s teacher-scholar model, the new hire could also teach a dual-level elective fitting the candidate’s area(s) of research interest and his/her research program. The faculty member is expected to have a scholarly research agenda in digital media/journalism, to provide service to the School and professional digital media and journalism communities, and to serve on master’s thesis and comprehensive examination committees.”

DEADLINE: September 1.


SCIENCE REPORTERS (job, August 16) by Bear Guerra

Via Oregon Public Radio:

“OPB is looking for a Science Reporter/Content Producer to join our Science and Environment team. We seek someone with a keen sense for stories of wonder, advancement, and scientific breakthroughs that will inspire and inform a Northwest audience. This hourly, non-exempt position is a full time, regular status position with benefits.

The Science Reporter/Content Producer researches, reports, and produces science features and news on a regular basis for digital, broadcast and social media. This reporter will balance occasional daily deadlines as well as long-term deadlines for special features and projects. In addition to radio and online reporting work, the Science Reporter/Content Producer employs a variety of digital tools to explain and illustrate science to a diverse audience in visually striking ways. The Science Reporter crafts stories at the intersection of science and culture that cover the spectrum of (but are not limited to) technology, engineering, biomedical, astrophysics, genetics, chemistry, earth sciences, and the environment.”

DEADLINE: August 16.



Via Museo Franz Mayer:

“Adquiere conocimientos teóricos y prácticos básicos para la adecuada toma de fotografías, así como información sobre los diferentes materiales y posibilidades creativas; conoce el lenguaje de la imagen y desarrolla fotografías con una intención específica.

Obtendrás conocimientos sobre el fotoperiodismo, desarrollo de habilidades del reportero gráfico, así como conceptos creativos y plásticos de este género.

Desarrolla y comprende los valores ético-profesionales requeridos en el ejercicio fotoperiodístico actual.

Imparte: Rocío Ortiz. Todos los sábados en el mes de agosto.”


PUBLIC PRACTICE ARTISTS, STORYTELLERS (residency, August 9) by Bear Guerra

Via Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society:

“The annual Artist in Residence program furthers our work in Othering and Belonging and integrates with the Institute's focus on arts and culture as a primary way to advance our collective vision of inclusion. 

Belonging is deeply ontological—it speaks to who we are and who we can be. We recognize that stories, symbols, relationships, and rituals are central to a sense of belonging. They also motivate, frame, and ground the systems, political parties, laws, and actions that either advance belonging or enforce othering. 

We are looking for work from the Artist in Residence that seeks to advance and expand our concept of belonging at the nexus of being human and the systems and structures that operationalize structural inclusion. 

The residency supports artists to deepen their practice. The chosen artist’s project and process will illuminate and advance our understanding of belonging in new and complex ways. In particular, we are interested in works that explore practices of dialogue and engage a broad audience through process and/or outcomes. The Artist in Residence will be selected by a diverse group of public artists, advocates, and partners from the Haas Institute and its network. While the residency may be combined with existing or ongoing projects, we do expect discrete activities and/or outcomes that are generated through the relationship to the Institute and the guiding frameworks of the residency.”

DEADLINE: August 9.


Via Audible:

“We’re looking for the right combination of distinctive creative judgement, high emotional intelligence, exceptional understanding of the factual and scripted genres and excellent organisation skills. You will have a love for great audio and storytelling. You are likely to have existing relationships with creatives in the factual space and want to discover new writing, presenting and journalistic talent. You will want to push boundaries. You will also possess a deep understanding of why great audio programs work - and how to foster greatness in your own projects.

The Original Content Specialist AU will be part of Audible’s vision for original content production and a pilot/prototype-driven approach to testing and learning in a rapidly growing and fast-moving environment. The Original Content Specialist AU will help evolve the original content slate in ANZ while shaping production standards and best practices.

We’re looking for the right combination of distinctive editorial judgment, high emotional intelligence, and excellent organisational and time management skills. The Original Content Specialist AU will have a love for great audio and storytelling, want to push boundaries and discover new things, as well as possess a deep understanding of why great audio programs work and how to foster greatness in their projects.”


WRITERS OF COLOR, FYI (stipend) by Bear Guerra

Via Asian American Writers Workshop:

“The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is proud to announce a new program that empowers writers of color to witness and write about mass incarceration.

The Witness Program began in the spring of 2019 and supports four creative writers, as part of our ongoing initiative A World Without Cages. Each participant will receive a stipend of $750, visit several sites of American incarceration and detention, meet with individuals who are directly affected, and take part in a pen-pal correspondence with an incarcerated writer. Their creative work will appear on The Margins, our online magazine of culture and ideas.

Through our literary programs, we aim to nurture writers, activists, and intellectuals so they can dream a new American mythology beyond segregation, immigrant exclusion, and Islamophobia. We’re thrilled that four accomplished writers with a deep commitment to social justice—Sarah Wang, CM Campbell, Roshan Abraham, and Christina Olivares—have joined us in this effort.”


FEATURES EDITORS (job) by Bear Guerra


Via Medium:

“Medium is expanding its editorial team. We are looking for an excellent, experienced features editor for Elemental, our publication focused on science-backed health and wellness.

You will conceive, assign, and edit ambitious features, essays, and columns—our “cover stories.” You will also write features when appropriate, using your strong writing and reporting skills to help define our publication’s identity.

This is a role for an ideas person who is a highly creative thinker and storyteller, endlessly curious about health and its related fields, and who is versatile enough to produce standout coverage across diverse topic areas, from nutrition and fitness to neuroscience and psychedelics. You have exquisite taste and an instinctive feel for what’s in the zeitgeist. You are confident working with writers at the top of their game, and are ready to get your hands dirty (and have fun!) writing stories yourself. You also know the competitive landscape of health and wellness publications, have great ideas about how to stand apart, and offer coverage that’s well-reported, thoughtful, and makes readers smarter.”


Via NPR:

“Are you highly curious?  Do you have the energy for daily journalism and an ear for audio storytelling? If you’re answering ‘yes’, to both of these questions, you may be the person we are looking for to help us launch a brand new daily podcast this year.

This smart, provocative, fun, daily podcast - from NPR’s Science Desk - tells listeners something they probably didn’t know in under ten minutes.  This will be short-form, digital first content that reaches listeners where they are, whether it’s on smart speakers, new audio on-demand choices in cars or your favorite podcast app.  

We’re looking for a producer who can do it all: pitch smart and engaging episodes; craft compelling episodes; mentor junior producers on story telling style; use sound in unexpected ways; and help in developing the final format and shape of the content.  Consider joining a talented, award-winning science team that aspires to great storytelling both on air and online.”


Via New York Public Library:

“The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). Visual artists at work on a book project are also welcome to apply. The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.”

DEADLINE: September 27


Via Politico:

“POLITICO Pro is launching a new team of reporters to cover federal and state cannabis policy, and we’re looking for an editor to lead the team. The proliferation of legalization of marijuana in dozens of states has created a complex set of rules, regulations and legislation while the federal government tries to navigate the dynamic landscape of legal and illegal marijuana. POLITICO Pro is looking for an editor to lead a small team of two reporters to help launch a new policy vertical that will focus on federal and state cannabis policy. Preferred candidates should have serious policy reporting or editing experience, and knowledge of state and federal policymaking. Expertise in marijuana policy – including medical, tax, financial aspects of cannabis regulation – a plus. The editor will be a player/coach, editing, assigning and writing both stories and the daily newsletter.”


Via DreamWorks Animation:

“DreamWorks Animation is currently seeking a Producer’s Assistant. Duties will include coordinating the activities of a fast-paced production, including scheduling meetings, planning and executing events, placing/tracking phone calls, taking notes at meetings, and facilitating communication between production management team. This individual will be interfacing with many different individuals at all levels of the company, from Production Assistants to Production Executives in addition to creative staff. This will require an outgoing personality coupled with good judgment, resourcefulness and discretion.

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings. Ensure that the Producer(s) have an accurate calendar and are aware of meetings that they need to attend.

  • Prepare necessary documents for the Producer(s) (i.e. materials for meetings).

  • Answer, screen and roll phone calls. Create and update a daily phone list.

  • Attend and take notes at meetings as requested.

  • Prepare expense reports in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Organize travel arrangements such as flight, hotel, and car/taxi.

  • Provide additional administrative support as designated by Producer.”




“KCRW’s 7th Annual 24-hour Radio Race begins at 10 a.m. PST August 10 and lasts through 10 a.m. PST August 11. You’ll have just 24 hours to write, record and edit a four-minute nonfiction radio story.

Whether you’re a seasoned news reporter, a freelance audio producer or someone who wants to try radio for the first time, we encourage you to participate. All levels are welcome!

You can join as an individual or as a team of your creation.

We’ll air the top three winning pieces on KCRW. And remember: the Radio Race is more than just an overnight competition. It’s an opportunity to produce the most original piece of radio anyone will hear in 2019. Think big, people!”

DEADLINE: August 6.



Via Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship:

“The Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship is an annual $20,000 cash fellowship, awarded to an Australian resident who seeks to create an innovative audio storytelling project. This fellowship will provide a a career-defining opportunity for a mid-tier practitioner to accelerate their career.

The fellowship has been established in honour our friend and colleague Jesse Cox. It will continue Jesse’s determination to strengthen and build the Australian audio community, to push audio storytelling in form and produce work that can be shared with a public audience, and amplify underrepresented voices.”

DEADLINE: July 30.

SPECULATIVE FICTION WRITERS OF COLOR (call for stories, July 24) by Bear Guerra

Via Resonance Network:

“The Resonance Network & Wakanda Dreamlab are accepting pieces of work for a Wakanda-inspired gender anthology.

We welcome multiple submissions. If you choose to submit more than one piece, please fill out a separate form for each. 

What We're Looking For: Fictional accounts of daily life in Wakanda that center on specific experiences given what we know of the kingdom and that respond to the prompt. Learn more about Wakanda here:

Who Should Apply: All those across the race and gender spectrum who believe in and are committed to gender justice and liberation and the power of speculative fiction. We especially welcome and will give preference to pieces from Black transgender, gender non-conforming and Indigenous womxn-identifying kin.”

DEADLINE: July 24.


EMERGING OR ESTABLISHED BOOK WRITERS (fellowship, November 1) by Bear Guerra

Via Black Mountain Institute:

“Poets, novelists, culture critics, writers of all genres: This fellowship is for you. Work on a project for a semester in Las Vegas, receive $20,000, free housing, and benefits.

For emerging and distinguished writers who have at least one book published by a trade or literary press, this fellowship includes: 

  • a semester-long letter of appointment

  • a stipend of $20,000 paid over a four-month period

  • eligibility for health coverage

  • office space in the BMI offices on the campus of UNLV

  • free housing (fellows cover some utilities) in a unique and vibrant arts complex in the bustling district of downtown Las Vegas—home to The Writer’s Block, our city’s beloved independent bookstore. 

  • Recognition in BMI’s literature, and on The Believer’s masthead, as a “Shearing Fellow.”

While there are no formal teaching requirements, this is a “working fellowship.” BMI's visiting fellows will maintain a regular in-office presence, around 10 hours a week, along with 10 hours of service to the community. In addition to the primary goal of furthering one’s own writing during their term in Las Vegas, visiting fellows are expected to engage in a substantial way with BMI’s community, in a way custom-scoped based on their skills and personal interest. Upon acceptance into the program, each fellow will craft a work plan in partnership with BMI’s program manager that is meaningful to all involved parties.”

DEADLINE: November 1.



Via Vox Media:

“Recode is launching a first-of-its kind, thrice-weekly podcast to explain the most important tech news of the week. Grounded in Recode’s personality and authority, the show will deliver in-depth stories on how technology is changing everything.  We simply can no longer escape the future hurtling toward us, which is why understanding the technologies shaping our lives — and the companies creating and profiting off them — is fundamental to understanding the world we live in and the way we live in it.   

The show will provide essential coverage of the stories dominating the headlines—the impact of bots on our national elections, how AI will transform the global economy, consumer response to the latest iPhone release—and will also reflect Recode’s deep industry expertise, reporting what’s on the horizon from tech’s leading thinkers.

We’re looking for an experienced Executive Producer who can build on Recode’s track record in tech podcasting to create an insightful and compelling tech news show for general interest audiences.”


RADIOMAKERS (call for stories, ASAP) by Bear Guerra


“The Homelessness Marathon National Radio Broadcast. July 24, 2019 from 10am to 12 midnight eastern. For 20 years, the only broadcast of it’s kind; featuring the voices of the homeless, recently homeless, or those on the edge of homelessness. Produced and hosted by Mr. Nobody (Jeremy Alderson) this year’s broadcast may feature several of the well-known candidates for president. (Klobuchar’s and Warren’s people say they are considering; the Green party candidate will participate).

So here’s the BIG ask: We’re looking for feature length story contributions. Around 5 minutes give or take some seconds. Could be something evergreen you produced in the past. Should feature voices of homeless people but we’ll entertain something slightly more academic.

And here’s the BIG part in the big ask: we come to you with our hands out. Everyone who works on the Marathon – including Jweremy and myself and my comrades at this year’s host station, WMBR, Cambridge, MA – is a volunteer. So we’re asking you to donate your story. I know, I’m the one who’s constantly harping on a living wage for freelancers. But we hope you will consider this a worthwhile cause/broadcast.

For more information or to discuss your piece, contact Jeremy Alderson at or me at”




Via Miles Morland Foundation:

“It can be difficult for writers, before they become established, to write while simultaneously earning a living. To help meet this need the MMF annually awards a small number of Morland Writing Scholarships, with the aim being to allow each Scholar the time to produce the first draft of a completed book. The Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa, or both of whose parents were born in Africa.

Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of twelve months. At the discretion of the Foundation, Scholars writing non-fiction, who require additional research time, could receive an additional grant, paid over a period of up to eighteen months.”

DEADLINE: September 30.