EMERGING VIDEOGRAPHERS (PT job) by Bear Guerra

Via Reveal:

“CIR is looking to hire a part-time production assistant to work with the video team on its in-house projects at our office in Emeryville, CA. The production assistant will primarily help with research and data entry for video projects. There may also be occasional opportunities to assist on local production shoots, transcribing interviews, fixing gear, and jump on other production needs that arise.

You should have 1-3 years of experience in video production. This could include being an intern at other organizations, a PA on shoots, or a researcher on documentaries. This job is meant to help someone in the beginning of their career, so we want someone who wants to grow and learn. In the past, these positions have been filled by undergraduate and graduate students who are studying documentary or broadcast journalism.

This describes everything we are looking for. Our newsroom is successful because of the sum of its parts – we recognize that no one person will be equally strong in every area and that some candidates will bring other strengths or experiences that we haven’t described here. If you are passionate about our work and have a vision to share with us, please apply. We will carefully consider every serious applicant.

This position is part-time, 12 hours a week, at $16.30 an hour. This is a 14-week internship with the possibility to extend. We can only consider local (Bay Area) candidates.”

https://www.revealnews.org/job-opportunities/video-production-assistant/

CALIFORNIA FILMMAKERS AND MEDIA ARTISTS (grant, November 1) by Bear Guerra

Via Visual Communications:

“The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective and reach and engage broad audiences through multiple means, including but not limited to radio and television broadcasts, podcasts, online distribution and interactive media, community screenings and discussions, in classrooms and libraries, at cultural centers, film festivals, and beyond.”

DEADLINE: November 1.

https://calhum.org/funding-opportunities/california-documentary-project/?fbclid=IwAR0deOmzNeWFuh7JMDR8-x03EaQNEvAjfHNozruSQzOo5HzHBewx4xSA5-k

SOCIAL JUSTICE DOCUMENTARY MAKERS (fellowship, September 20) by Bear Guerra

Via Brave New Films:

“The Brave New Fellows Program offers activist storytellers from communities of color and/or economically marginalized communities a one year, paid opportunity to work with Brave New Films and learn how to create and distribute media that makes a difference. By working alongside experienced staff from our production, distribution or outreach team, fellows build practical skills in digital storytelling, production, post-production, campaign strategies, outreach, research, and social media. The fellowship equips activists to use film to support their social justice work, and prepares them for jobs in nonprofits, alternative media, and documentary filmmaking.

To complement the on-the-job learning, fellows meet and network with film directors, activists, leaders of organizations, journalists, politicians and organizers,  and they receive training in camera operation, database management, communication, and more. Fellows are also matched up with mentors outside of BNF, already working in the fellow’s field of interest.

As compensation, each fellow receives $800/week for the duration of the fellowship, medical and dental insurance, and PTO (paid time off).  Fellows work full time (M-F, 9:00-6:00) in our Culver City, CA office.”

DEADLINE: September 20

https://www.bravenewfilms.org/fellowships?fbclid=IwAR0KUkUxVOfLc0pFNidybWigwSva4ely4zm03nqvL1-EJZPlh7LniBvFzn8

ASPIRING WOMEN PODCASTERS (retreat) by Bear Guerra

Via Be Your Change:

“For our first podcasting retreat, we have picked a jewel in the Arizona ecological crown, near Tucson. You probably have never heard of the El Coronado Ranch where only a few have ever had a chance to discover this magical property.  

What used to be a depleted land is now a beautiful ranch filled with wild animals, water and art.

The owner Valer Clark used to be an art teacher in New York but as a twist of life, she has spent the last 40 years restoring 130,000 acres of land on the border of Mexico and Arizona creating one of the few real-life land restoration experimentation studied by scientists around the world. A land restorator activist and permaculturist, Clark is not slowing down. She is a true inspiration to me and many others.

After 4 nights and 4 days, you will leave with:

clear action plan to get your podcast off the ground: from content creation to a marketing plan.

Basic audio editing skills

Basic voice placement and how to use your equipment and/or choose an equipment

Best tips and practices

A podcast trailer or episode.”

Wed, Nov 13 –   Sun, Nov 17, 2019

El Coronado Ranch, near Tucson, Arizona.

https://beyourchange.co/retreats/?fbclid=IwAR3xzT8fX3418RkvbJjf2d5i6dPZ86HxG7IDTIAnSP0oXd9Redl_k70Euak

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SOUND ARTISTS (call for pieces) by Bear Guerra

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Via Center for Documentary Studies:
”In keeping with the spirit of shortwave radio, we invite you to transmit your own signals through CDS Shortwave’s community-sourced sonic exhibition station. The sounds you hear on the station are from our Sounds of Winter and On Break audio calls. Our third call for entry is Encounters.

If you’d like to participate, please submit (a maximum of three) audio pieces related to sounds from the street, interpreted as broadly as you wish, that are 20 to 60 seconds in length and no larger than 10MB. Please provide a title and a brief description of no more than 60 characters. Selected audio, identified by title and maker, will be added to Encounters on a rolling basis through the end of December 2019. We will be announcing the next call for audio in mid-December. We will let you know if your piece will be featured in Encounters. We will edit your audio to keep volume consistent across the station, and may also edit for length.”

https://cdsshortwave.org/spotlight/?overnight-train-ride

EDUCATIONAL AUDIO MAKERS (conference, October 9) by Bear Guerra

Via Ministry of Ideas:

“A CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATIONAL PODCASTERS, AUDIO PRODUCERS & LISTENERS

Sound Education 2019 is a celebration of educational audio. Bringing together an exceptional group of speakers and participants, Sound Education is a unique chance to learn from (and party with) some of the smartest and most engaging voices in podcasting. Learn more at soundeducation.fm”

Wed, Oct 9, 2019, 6:00 PM –

Sat, Oct 12, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

EMERGING WRITERS (fellowship/workshop, November 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Fishtrap:
”Giving young and emerging writers the opportunity to be inspired by a community of artists is at the heart of our Summer Fishtrap Scholarship and Fellowship programs. Each year, Fishtrap awards over $25,000 in scholarships and fellowships to writers from around the west to give them the opportunity to come to this amazing place and learn and grow in their craft.

Fishtrap Fellowships recognize and encourage writers who show promise at an early stage in their career. The primary benefit of this award is an opportunity to attend the annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering. Each Fishtrap Fellow receives early workshop registration and a featured reading during the week. Fellows are also highlighted in Fishtrap promotional materials, press releases, and on the Fishtrap website.

A Fishtrap Fellowship covers the cost of the seven-day conference including a five-day writing workshop, readings, activities, panel discussions, and special events. Fishtrap Fellows receive meals and lodging for the week, and a $150 travel stipend. A Fishtrap Fellowship is valued at more than $1200, but more than that, it is an opportunity for emerging writers to build new friendships and a renewed sense of creative potential in an atmosphere of mentorship and community.”

DEADLINE: November 15.

https://fishtrap.org/summer-fishtrap/scholarships-fellowships/

ASPIRING PODCASTERS (fellowship, September 16) by Bear Guerra

Via Maximum Fun:

Maximum Fun, is hiring another production fellow for 2019/2020. This is a full-time, entry-level position with health care, sick and personal time and more. We're looking for people who are getting started in podcasting / radio production: recent graduates, mid-career transitions, that sort of thing.

There's much more info about the position in the link below. Please feel free to cross post and share this with anyone you think might be a good fit for the job.”

DEADLINE: September 16.

https://maximumfun.org/2019/09/05/maximum-fun-production-fellow-fall-2019-2020

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REPORTERS COVERING JAPANESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Nichi Bei Foundation:

“Ten-year-old nonprofit ethnic community newspaper with a 120-year historic legacy of community leadership through media is seeking a dedicated, hard-working individual to write about community news and issues.

Job Description:

The staff writer position is multifaceted, covering a variety of community news, breaking news and feature stories for a bi-weekly nonprofit ethnic community newspaper based in San Francisco’s Japantown. The position is budgeted for 32 hours per week, with full medical, dental and vision premiums paid after a three-month probationary period.

Candidate should possess the following qualities and qualifications:

- B.A. in journalism or equivalent

- Strong writing, editing and grammar capability with attention to detail

- Strong interviewing skills

- Ability to work efficiently under pressure and under deadlines

- Background in issues pertaining to Japanese American and Asian American communities

- Photography skills

- Background in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop preferred

- Japanese language skills a plus

- A natural curiosity

- Multimedia skills (video) a plus

Responsibilities:

- Find and write compelling articles throughout a variety of genres

- Write both breaking news and feature stories

- Be available to work on nights and weekends as needed, covering community events and issues

- Take photos when necessary

- Do page layout when necessary

Candidate should also provide writing samples

About the Organization

With the impending closure of the historic Nichi Bei Times in September of 2009 — the oldest Japanese American community newspaper in Northern California — someNichi Bei Times staff and contributing writers, media professionals and community leaders formed the Nichi Bei Foundation to launch the first nonprofit ethnic newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly.

This pioneering nonprofit organization has launched a Digital Edition, educational programs such as a Films of Remembrance series and pilgrimages to the historic former Angel Island Immigration Station and Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony sites, as well as community events such as the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival designed to help fulfill its mission of keeping the Japanese American and Asian American community connected, informed and empowered.

More info on the organization:

www.nichibei.org/about/nichibeifoundation or www.nichibei.org

Salary: depending on experience

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@nichibeifoundation.org. References required.”

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JOURNALISTS IN PHILADELPHIA, PA (training, September 17) by Bear Guerra

Via Resolve:
”Sexual violence is a complex topic for journalists to cover and can be even more difficult for the public to understand.

On Tuesday 9/17, from 10am to noon, the Resolve reporting collaborative is hosting a training by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center on language usage and best practices when reporting on sexual violence. Details and to RSVP: https://language-and-reporting-on-sexual-violence.eventbrite.com

The program is free but registration is required. The event takes place at the offices of the Philadelphia Inquirer, 801 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19107.”

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/words-matter-language-and-reporting-on-sexual-violence-tickets-71361380811

ASPIRING MAGAZINE JOURNALISTS (fellowships, October 4 and November 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Texas Tribune:

“The Texas Tribune — a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization — offers paid fellowships to college students. The positions are part time in the spring and fall, and full time in the summer. They are based in our Austin newsroom, except for the Washington, D.C., reporting fellowship.

Recent graduates are eligible for the summer program, but spring and fall fellows must be enrolled undergraduate or graduate students while they work at the Tribune. You may apply for more than one position.”

DEADLINE: October 4 & November 15.

https://www.texastribune.org/jobs/editorial-fellowship/

ASPIRING PODCAST MAKERS IN BAY AREA (workshop, September 16) by Bear Guerra

Via The Kitchen Sisters:

“Time again for The Kitchen Sisters Interviewing, Recording & Podcasting Workshop. Davia Nelson is holding two workshops on Monday, September 16th in Francis Coppola's historic Zoetrope building in San Francisco. This three-hour session is designed for those who want to acquire and hone their skills for an array of audio projects — podcasts, radio, online stories, storytelling, oral histories, family histories, news, documentaries and other multimedia platforms.

We cover interviewing and miking techniques, sound gathering, original, imaginative story structure, use of archival audio, field recording techniques, recording equipment, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to build a story, how to find your voice and how to listen (which is harder than it looks). We also talk podcasting. Serious talk about getting your podcast going and giving it a real sound.”

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kitchen-sisters-interviewing-recording-podcasting-workshop-tickets-70691834179

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PODCAST PRODUCERS IN THE U.S. SOUTH (job, remote) by Bear Guerra

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Via Southern Environmental Law Center:

“Broken Ground is a podcast by the Southern Environmental Law Center. The podcast team’s mission is to bring attention to important environmental stories in the South by focusing on the people who are most directly impacted by both bad and good environmental practices. We put an emphasis on highlighting voices that are often overlooked and/or marginalized and are committed to telling stories of people from all walks of life. You would be working with former NPR editor/producer Claudine Ebeid McElwain and local public radio reporter/producer Emily Richardson-Lorente. We’re looking for a creative and energetic freelance producer who can begin immediately for a short-term 8-10 month contract period to help us weave a compelling story of 4 documentary-style episodes to air April 2020.”

https://www.southernenvironment.org/uploads/words_docs/BG_job_posting.pdf

COLLEGE JOURNALISTS OF COLOR (fellowship, September 8) by Bear Guerra

Via ProPublica:

“The Emerging Reporters Program provides a $9,000 stipend, along with mentoring and trips to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference and our New York office, for five students each year who work or want to work at college journalism outlets: newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations.

The Emerging Reporters Program is specifically designed for those who might find investigative journalism inaccessible. All students who will be juniors or seniors in college this academic year are eligible to apply, and African Americans, Latinos and other people of color are especially encouraged to do so. Participants are expected to take a full course load during the 2019-20 school year. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. The purpose of the stipends is to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach.”

DEADLINE: September 8.

https://www.propublica.org/article/apply-propublica-emerging-reporters-program-2019-2020-college-journalists-of-color?fbclid=IwAR3eVPw3zFyGZ33-KtZHg5Hve86u-4I3kNMNexjRqEHS5q5qr9NHKTW9R7M

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FREELANCE RADIO PRODUCERS (call for pitches, September 16) by Bear Guerra

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Via Making Contact:

“Making Contact produces media that analyses critical issues and showcases grassroots solutions in order to inform and inspire audiences to action. We are accepting pitches for 7-10 minute segments or 29-minute documentaries for upcoming shows in our Fall schedule.

We’re looking for both new radio pieces, or potential audio material that has previously aired non-exclusively (radio features, video docs, sound-rich podcasts etc.)

Although we’re always looking for stories on a variety of topics (so send those over, too), we’re particularly interested in the following list.

Please see our submission guidelines for more info on our style guidelines and pay rates. Your work will air on our 151 affiliate stations and on our podcast.

Please submit pitches to pitches@radioproject.org by September 16th

TOPICS OF INTEREST:

Prisons and People in Prison

  • Re-entry.

  • We’re seeking segments on post-release monitoring or surveillance – such as changes to the parole process, an exploration of monitoring and the use of algorithms, Life Without Parole, women in prison, and plea bargains.. What new solutionary approaches are there for success when our community members come back home? We’re more interested in stories of people working together than those finding individual one-off solutions.

  • Tech and prison.

    • The modern prison system isn’t just a physical space – these days it’s virtual: breathalysers used in DUI cases; surveillance or predictive policing; tracking online activity are some examples. How do we grapple with these new technologies and how do people fight them?

Immigration

  • New stories from the border

  • We’re looking for illustrative, character-driven, myth-busting stories. What’s happening at the border? Why are people immigrating and what’s it like when they get here? And we love historical context! So bring on the history, economics and politics!

  • Climate refugees

  • How have rising seas and temperatures forced people to move? how is the world responding to such an unprecedented mass migration? How are island communities or people of color and the poor living on the coastline fighting to secure their safety and homes?

  • Rise of right wing nationalism

  • White nationalists, but also hindu nationalists, buddhist nationalists etc have always used immigrants as a scapegoat. How are we seeing this echoed across the world? Who belongs where? What about stateless people? What’s being hidden when governments expel the most vulnerable from their borders?

Reproductive Justice and Women of Color

  • Abortion access.

  • We’re seeing attacks on abortion all across the US with access to abortion rapidly decreasing. What’s the role of religious fundamentalism or the role of Catholic hospitals? What’s happening on the level of schools and colleges and availability of birth control and abortion healthcare on campus? How are students organizing? How are people organizing to maintain and expand abortion access. Stories need to empahsize the intersection of race and gender and the particular impact of abortion access on the young, poor+working class women of color.

  • Criminalization of reproductive access.

  • Women are being criminally punished for miscarriage or inducing abortion. We want to hear about the push to punish women, especially women of color or women from states in which abortion is not readily available. Again, what’s being done to protect women?

  • Comprehensive Reproductive Justice

    • Beyond access to abortion or birth control, Reproductive Justice includes the right to raise any children we do have with dignity in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment. Pitch us stories exploring ways women are dismantling health and social inequalities throughout our life cycles, and across our multiple realities of race, immigration status, queer and trans bodies, incarceration, age and geography.

White Supremacy and the Right Wing 

  • The historical roots of white supremacy.

  • The recent wave of white supremacy raging across the United States, and the internationally isn’t new “How are people confronting and dismantling it while exploring its history, financial backing, and the role police and governments? We’re seeking innovative stories about the history of white supremacy here and abroad and ways organizers are confronting that past.

  • Voter disenfranchisement and the ballot in 2020.

    • How are people of color dissuaded or prevented from voting and exercising our/their political voice? How are white supremacists actively securing the voting booth again people of color in 2020. What are activists doing to stop voter disenfranchisement and protect the right to vote?

Climate Change and Climate Justice

  • Grassroots Insurgency:

    • Pitch us stories that aren’t just about the coming apocalypse. Instead, stories that complicate the idea that we’ll be easily eradicated or that there’s no hope. How are people preparing to adapt to a changing climate? What’s going to make a difference in the coming decades? How are people organizing in their towns, communities or local jurisdictions? We’re looking for your stories that reframe the inevitability of global warming as a time for radical hope and imagination.

    • Corporate Accountability and Water Privatization: We’re looking to build upon our past coverage of this issue spanning realms of environment, democracy and corporations attempting to privatize municipal water systems, and communities responding. We have a segment underway in ME and we’re interested in working with freelancers in areas such as Pittsburg, Flint, Lagos and youran update to the story of Flint, MI? It’s one of the worst examples of water supply contamination and inadequate responses. Also, one population that has endured generations of poverty, disputes over water rights, and a lack of plumbing infrastructure live throughout the Navajo Nation (Utah, New Mexico, Arizona), where nearly half of all people must get their water from pumps outside of the home. We’re looking for stories about the barriers to clean water access on Native American reservations, and what people are doing to improve access to clean water.”

    DEADLINE: September 16

    https://www.radioproject.org/2019/08/want-stories-call-pitches-fall-2019/

STUDENT AND NONPROFESSIONAL FILMMAKERS IN ARIZONA AND SONORA (contest, , October 7) by Bear Guerra

Via Border Arts Corridor:

“Student and non-professional filmmakers living in Arizona and Sonora can submit short films about life in the borderlands to the Cinema On The Border contest now through Oct. 7.

Five winners from each state will be selected for a film screening in Douglas on Oct. 26. And the 10 winning filmmakers will have transportation, food and lodging paid to attend a borderlands film workshop in Douglas on Oct. 25-26. The workshop, led by Tucson-based filmmaker Luis Carlos Davis, is also open to the public.”

DEADLINE: October 7.

http://convocatoriasculturales.sonora.gob.mx/ConvocatoriasPublicadas/Ver/16?fbclid=IwAR0-oOcf91FwB3h2lKXcb4Op5xMtXc3oXyX7BXTEun1us30XOTPcEK1jcT8

FILMMAKERS FOCUSING ON QUEER STORIES (grants, October 31) by Bear Guerra

Via IDA:

“The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers. This program seeks to provide a much-needed source of financial contributions to artists who often struggle to secure funding to complete their works. Grants up to $5,000 are available for the completion of films that represent and reflect LGBTQ+ life in all its complexity and richness.”

DEADLINE: October 31.

https://www.frameline.org/year-round/filmmaker-support/completion-fund

CREATIVE WRITERS AND TEACHERS (job, October 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Stony Brook University:

“The Creative Writing Program at Stony Brook seeks a fiction or creative nonfiction writer for its lively undergraduate and graduate programs to start September 1, 2020. Successful applicants will have significant publication (at least one book from a respected press), an MFA or PhD in creative writing (or an exceptionally strong record of publication), and evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.

We especially welcome candidates with leadership experience, inside academia or out, as for example, building a reading series or editing a literary journal, and candidates with competence in a second genre, including genre fiction. We encourage applications from women, writers of color, LGBTQ writers, writers with disabilities, and any others who contribute to the diversity of our faculty. Finally, we seek candidates with experience in teaching culturally diverse curricula.”

DEADLINE: October 15.

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/faculty-jobs/positions/faculty-librarian/current-year/Assistant-Associate-Professor-F-10057-19-07

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JEWISH WOMEN FREELANCE WRITERS (call for pitches) by Bear Guerra

Via Jewish Women’s Archive:
Jewish Women, Amplified welcomes pitches and high-quality submissions of original writing: essays, analyses, opinion pieces, and interviews. All pieces should be written from a Jewish, feminist, and/or historical perspective. We review poetry submissions on a case-by-case basis.

All submissions of finished work should be between 800 and 1,000 words. Pieces should be submitted as publication-ready as possible. If you're sending only a query, please include clips or writing samples. We reserve the right to edit submitted posts for content, clarity, and length, and will do so in dialogue with the writer.

While we are committed to celebrating the voices and contributions of Jewish women, we are not a space for self-promotion and will not accept written work that publicizes individuals, projects, or products that do not relate to our mission.”

https://jwa.org/blog/about

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VIDEO INSTRUCTORS (PT job, September 1) by Bear Guerra

Via Bay Area Video Coalition:

“Youth programs at BAVC mainly serve low–income students who are underrepresented and misrepresented in the media and tech fields, and in college programs for such. Youth media production programs include advanced and intensive classes to create professional-quality media projects such as short-films, documentaries, music videos, public service announcements, audio engineering, game design, graphic design, coding, etc., as well as portfolio materials including a resume, online portfolio and Linkedin profile.

Develop curriculum and provide instruction for youth film programs. Mentor young filmmakers and manage production and distribution of student projects. Understand the power of youth-produced stories and media for social change and education, and empower youth while pushing them creatively, balancing production-driven learning with their broader development.”

https://bavc.org/get-a-job/job-board/video-production-instructor?fbclid=IwAR0L_lJPTxzsFwMQpVd9hc9Z7XOfEpQYFiE2i4l664JjcMIrLhztrcprgIc

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