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.


SOUND ARTISTS (call for pieces) by Bear Guerra


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.”

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.



Via Al Jazeera Contrast:

“Hi all — Al Jazeera Contrast, the network's VR/AR studio, is looking for an audio producer experienced in binaural audio recording for a very cool gig. The project is a 13-minute augmented reality drama story about gentrification in Harlem.

This person would:

  • Record and design soundscape for the scripted audio story

  • Identify and work with voice actors to record the audio script

  • Rent studio to record with voice actors

  • Edit and produce the audio story

  • Co-ordinate with AR developers to make sure the audio complements the AR triggers

Please send me an email ( with a brief introduction (just a few sentences is fine), a few links to work, and a resume if you think you might be a good fit for this.”


SENIOR AUDIO PRODUCERS (job, September 20) by Bear Guerra

Via On Being:

The On Being Project is looking for a senior producer to help produce two of our podcasts (On Being with Krista Tippett — which averages 50 million plays annually — and This Movie Changed Me), in addition to expanding our growing podcast portfolio. 

The On Being Project is a non-profit media and public life initiative. We make a public radio showpodcasts, and tools for the art of living that explore the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, community, poetry, and the arts. Through content, experiences and practical tools, we tend the human change that makes social transformation possible. 

The senior producer will be a leader within our On Being Studios team, which is made up of audio producers and engineers. The team’s mission is to create audio content that meets our audience where they are for how they long to be. We are a collaborative team that embraces experimentation and iteration. Our motto when it comes to our team culture is: “Working to help each other succeed.”

DEADLINE: September 20.


AUDIO PRODUCERS WITH INVESTIGATIVE CHOPS (fellowship, August 23) by Bear Guerra

Via Mother Jones:

Mother Jones is looking for a whip-smart fellow to join our digital publishing team in New York City. This fellowship is audio-intensive. We’ll immerse you in the process of turning our award-winning investigative journalism into richly textured, entertaining, and informative podcasts.

Working closely with the digital news team on every aspect of podcast creation, you will sharpen your skills in:

  • Finding and booking surprising guests, and being a cheerful ambassador for our shows;

  • Presenting thorough research and working with editors to shape scripted interviews;

  • Recording field and studio audio, and tracking down archives, news clips, and music;

  • Setting up tape syncs and other remote records;

  • Editing a variety of complex audio timelines, including mixing interviews, clips, and music;

  • Writing program materials, social media posts, and short articles for our website;

  • Keeping show calendars current and producers on task.

At the heart of this fellowship is learning from seasoned editors and producers how to make sharply focused digital content, backed by skill-building sessions covering topics that span the entire organization.”

DEADLINE: August 23.



Via Wondery:

Wondery is looking for a Producer to help produce our Original series. This role will assist the producers and senior producers across several ongoing Wondery shows and miniseries. We are looking for a candidate who loves audio storytelling, is curious about the world, and knows how to convey sometimes complicated information in a way that is entertaining, dramatically compelling and emotionally engaging. Potential to grow into a more senior producer position.”


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.”



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 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.


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.”



Via PRX:

“PRX is looking for someone passionate about audio storytelling and community engagement to run the PRX Podcast Garage’s newest location in Washington, D.C.

The PRX Podcast Garage is a community recording studio, classroom, and event space that supports new voices in podcasting and public media. In 2016, PRX opened the first PRX Podcast Garage in Boston, Massachusetts to support the work of local audio producers and storytellers. The facility now runs more than 100 events and workshops a year - serving over 2,500 participants - as well as a professional recording studio. Most importantly, the Podcast Garage is a welcoming community for new audio makers to get inspired, collaborate, and create.

Now, PRX is opening a second Podcast Garage in D.C. and we’re looking for the right person to bring it to life. We are a unique space in the audio world and this position is too. While you’ll work closely with the Podcast Garage team, there is also a lot of autonomy to imagine and implement ideas. The job is customer-focused ⁠- people come and go throughout the day, so you must be able to provide excellent hospitality. We are also an experimental organization where new ideas come up and change happens quickly, so you must be flexible and excited to contribute to that change. Finally, we are looking for someone who has a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusivity with a passion for supporting new voices in media.

This role is a full-time position, Wednesday through Sunday, based in the heart of D.C.’s creative community.The Community Manager will report to the Senior Manager of the Podcast Garage and work with remote PRX staff in Boston, Minneapolis, and New York City.”

DEADLINE: July 14.



Via Neon Hum:

“Neon Hum is a podcast production company located in Los Angeles, California. We work closely with our partners and clients to craft narrative-driven, cinematic audio productions from coast to coast. Together, we create programming of impeccable quality and mass appeal.

The team at Neon Hum Media is growing fast, and we want you to be a part of it! We're currently looking to fill new permanent positions in production, editorial, engineering, and development. We also have a number of limited-run projects on contract.”


AUDIO DOCUMENTARY MAKERS (prize, July 8) by Bear Guerra

Via IDA:

“We currently accept both stand-alone and documentary series. A stand-alone audio documentary may be either a one-off program or a single or multi-part documentary episode from a series (i.e. The Problem We All Live With from This American Life) that stands on its own as a documentary on a single subject or theme. A series is comprised of multiple episodes, conceived and constructed with a beginning and an end, with all the episodes being listened in order to create a complete story and/or support a complete theme (i.e. NYT's Caliphate, Serial, LA Times' Dirty John, APM’s In the Dark). Radio shows and podcasts that consist primarily of news reporting, interviews and conversational episodes are not eligible.”


RADIO REPORTERS (job) by Bear Guerra


“The Bay Area and California are in an unprecedented housing affordability crisis. Its root causes run deep in the state’s policy history and the consequences of those policies continue to be exacerbated even today. KQED is expanding its coverage of this important regional and statewide issue. This reporter will will be the frontline reporter on our ongoing coverage as well as a key player in creating a seasonal podcast and special investigative project. Meanwhile, the reporter would be part of a team that would break news and pursuing ongoing coverage of housing in the region and beyond.

This position plays a critical role in the KQED newsroom, as our only reporter devoted to housing coverage and the crisis in affordability. The reporter will work on a three-person team, with a senior editor and producer, to produce ongoing coverage as well as special projects. The reporting should be multi-platform and must be as strong digitally as it is in the radio and audio space.

The reporter will be expected to work closely with The California Report, our statewide radio show and digital presence as well as contribute work that takes local stories that have national resonance. This person would ideally be equally comfortable reporting on legislative housing bills as crafting a narrative feature that tells a compelling, personal narrative.”

ASPIRING AUDIO MAKERS (volunteering) by Bear Guerra

Via Third Coast International Audio Festival:

“The 2019 Third Coast Conference will take place this year from Thursday, October 31- Saturday, November 2 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. We’re looking for a cohort of 25 enthusiastic volunteer producers to help the Third Coast team run the Conference—from setting it up to breaking it down, and everything in between. Volunteers are a vital part of the Third Coast Conference; we can't do it without you. If you're not already familiar, read more about our Conference here.

The Details

We’re looking for a diverse cohort of folks—regardless of age or level of experience in audio—who have never before attended the Third Coast Conference, and who are excited about volunteering to make the Conference run, in exchange for a gratis registration. As a project of the Third Coast Fund, this program is especially committed to supporting folks who would not otherwise be able to attend Third Coast. However, we also get far more applications than we can possibly accept, even though most applicants are extremely qualified.”


AUDIO PRODUCERS IN AUSTRALIA (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

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.

AUDIOMAKERS, FYI (advisory group) by Bear Guerra

Via Third Coast International Audio Festival:

”We are beginning the process of organizing our first-ever Conference Advisory Group. At Third Coast, we work year-round to critically examine the structure & organization of the TC Conference, and its role in the audio landscape at large. We want to make that effort more collaborative with you, our community, and to create more meaningful opportunities for producers to guide the work that we do.

Our first cohort of Advisory Group members will be comprised of 3-5 individuals (maybe you!) who will meet (remotely) together several times throughout the year—both before and after the 2019 Third Coast Conference.”




Via Radio Ambulante:

“Estamos buscando a una productora o productor con experiencia en producción sonora y de podcasts para un nuevo podcast de Radio Ambulante. Buscamos a alguien con pasión por los podcasts y la crónica en audio al estilo de Radio Ambulante, y que además esté interesada y bien informada sobre las noticias regionales e internacionales.

Esta persona desempeñará un papel fundamental en la realización de episodios semanales.Gran parte de su tiempo irá a la planificación y preproducción de episodios, trabajando de cerca con la productora ejecutiva del podcast para desarrollar episodios y líneas de cobertura.”

FECHA DE CIERRE: 19 de mayo.