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AUDIO CONTENT MANAGERS (job) by Bear Guerra

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.”

https://www.audiblecareers.com/job/sydney/original-content-manager/27552/12021864

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FEATURES EDITORS (job) by Bear Guerra

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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.”

https://jobs.lever.co/medium/c7d6568d-22f0-4d57-b970-e53632eb68ae

PODCAST PRODUCERS FOCUSED ON SCIENCE (job) by Bear Guerra

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.”

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/NAT1011NATPR/JobBoard/af823b19-a43b-4cda-b6c2-c06508d84cf6/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=75949409-3759-4e77-9a9a-028022254415

NEWS EDITORS FOCUSED ON CANNABIS POLICY (FT job) by Bear Guerra

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.”

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/PER1013PCLL/JobBoard/b972ff6a-41b7-4e97-9c71-273c2595c77d/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=c9f8a3e0-0230-47f2-9011-6d161e85c596

ASPIRING ANIMATION PRODUCERS (job) by Bear Guerra

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.”

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25354&siteid=5108&jobid=456197#jobDetails=456197_5108

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS (job) by Bear Guerra

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.

https://prx.workable.com/jobs/1058773

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MAGAZINE EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Travel & Leisure:

“The Editorial Assistant is an integral part of the Travel + Leisure print editorial team. He/she assists the editor in chief, executive editor, and managing editor in the day-to-day operations of the magazine, ensuring a smooth workflow. He/she will help these senior team members run calendars and budgets; process invoices and expenses for staff and contributors; book travel for the editor in chief; meet and greet clients; and assist with maintaining the order of the office (picking up packages, messengering services). He/she will also contribute ideas to the magazine, participate in team editorial meetings, close departmental pages, and write FOB pieces, as needed.”

https://meredith.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EXT/job/New-York--NY-225-Liberty/Editorial-Assistant--Travel---Leisure_JR07282

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AUDIO PRODUCERS, EDITORS, ENGINEERS (jobs) by Bear Guerra

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.”

https://neonhum.com/careers

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FILM PROGRAMMING TYPES (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Full Frame Documentary Festival:

“The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS), is accepting applications for a part time, paid programming position that will begin in October 2019 and end in mid-April 2020. The assistant will gain broad experience in various functions of the festival programming department and obtain an overall view of how festival content is determined, organized, and exhibited. The assistant will be based at the Full Frame offices in Durham, North Carolina, for the duration of the position. The 23rd annual festival takes place Thursday, April 2, through Sunday, April 5, 2020.”

https://www.fullframefest.org/about/jobs-internships/

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PODCAST PRODUCERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Gimlet:

“We’re looking for an experienced producer to join the team at Every Little Thing.

Do you get excited about exploring the tiny but important things in life? Are you the kind of person who would enjoy calling 75 TSA facilities in search of a missing snow globe?  Would you relish talking to every gila monster researcher on the continent to find out more about a hockey team mascot? If this sounds like you, maybe you should join us.

In this role you’ll be involved at every stage in making ELT stories come to life -- from selecting listener questions, to booking guests, writing scripts and creating assemblies. The ideal candidate has a journalism background, experience identifying and booking the best guests, and an ear for a good story.”

https://gimletmedia.com/careers?1667018?gh_jid=1667018

CULTURAL/MUSIC RADIO HOSTS (job, July 9) by Bear Guerra

Via World Café:

WXPN is looking for a host/producer for World Cafe, its 2 hour daily national music program distributed by NPR. S/he will primarily be responsible for interviewing guests, writing and recording the daily show, and collaborating with World Cafe staff on various production elements for radio and digital.
Qualifications:
BA/BS or equivalent experience required. A minimum of five years of outstanding experience in on-air radio presentation including music programming, producing and interviewing required. Exceptional knowledge of a wide range of contemporary music and excellent storytelling, journalism and interviewing skills are essential. Must have the ability to produce a full range of music radio and digital programming content. Must have strong social medial skills. Ideal candidate must have a successful history of managing a demanding workload, excellent people skills, and an ability to lead. This position requires formal and informal public appearances. Candidate should possess excellent technical skills & experience using Pro Tools to produce

Formal application for this position MUST be made through the University of Pennsylvania Online Employment System on the https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu website. When you “search open positions” enter the job reference no.81-32259, and click on “search.”

DEADLINE: July 9.

 https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu

NEWS WRITERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via The Cut:

The Cut is looking for a nimble writer who is curious and funny and who obsessively follows the news. You should have a distinct voice, a desire to report, and a sharp sense of humor. You’ll likely contribute three to four stories per day and have lots of opportunities to write longer features and essays. This role is flexible in terms of remit; we want someone who will bring something new to the Cut. The job will be shaped by the person who is hired—whether you’re a politics junkie or a celebrity-gossip specialist.”

https://jobs.lever.co/nymedia/b9a186b7-0d2d-49a4-bfb5-ece631b87d83?lever-via=CAkHijruiE

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INVESTIGATIVE MANAGING EDITORS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Frontline:

“FRONTLINE is looking for a sharp, thoughtful Local Initiatives Editor to help oversee a new national-local reporting initiative. The Local Initiatives Editor, who should be based in Boston, will help to establish and solidify relationships with reporters in communities across the country to develop a powerful transmedia reporting project on a single topic or issue. The goal of the project is both to enhance local reporting capacity and break new ground on a topic of national significance.

The editor will guide the day-to-day work on the project, coordinating with the local reporters, and overseeing and editing their work for publication, in coordination with FRONTLINE’s senior editorial staff. While the bulk of the project will likely be in text, experience editing or engaging in interactive or transmedia work is a plus.

We are seeking a smart, self-motivated person who can ask big questions but still sweat the details. They should have a healthy sense of curiosity, sound editorial judgment, established reporting skills and a passion for investigative and accountability journalism.”

https://publicmedia.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/WGBH_Careers/job/Boston/Local-Initiatives-Editor_R000078

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CLIMATE NEWS WRITERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via InsideClimate News:

“InsideClimate News is looking for a talented reporter who can write fast and with authority about climate change and energy issues for our news site and social media.

This is an entry-level position based in New York City. It is an exciting opportunity to work closely with an award-winning team of journalists and develop expertise in one of the hottest, most important topics of our time.

We see this as a key position to complement our investigative work as climate change emerges as a defining issue in the national political conversation. We're looking for an ambitious self-starter, someone who is hungry to create buzz and react to it, who wakes up eager to find out what happened and what's next. This reporter must feel comfortable writing short but incisive news stories daily, while juggling social media engagement and other work.

The ideal candidate has a proven ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks with accuracy, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. You must prize accuracy, rigor and attention to detail and have a keen interest in climate change, energy and environmental justice issues and a passion for the kind of hard-hitting public interest journalism ICN delivers.”

https://insideclimatenews.org/about/jobs

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BOOK LOVERS, FYI (jobs) by Bear Guerra

Via City Lights Books:

“WE’RE HIRING FOR TWO POSITIONS IN THE BOOKSTORE. A full-time and a part-time position.. applicants must apply through email. Here’s all the info you need (a love of books is a must).

We're looking for a full-time bookseller and a fill-in bookseller.

1. The full-time position will have a fixed schedule of approximately 32-40 hours per week. Responsibilities will include working the cash register, providing customer service, shelving, and receiving. Previous bookstore experience is greatly preferred for this position.

2. The fill-in position is on-call without a fixed schedule, usually picking up one or two shifts a week. This is great as a second gig or as a way to earn something extra around other obligations. Previous bookstore experience is preferred, but retail experience will be considered. Responsibilities will include working the cash register, providing customer service, and shelving.

While a love of books is a must, candidates should also be comfortable lifting boxes and spending the day on one’s feet. As we are open daily from 10am to 12am, only candidates with availability on weekends and evenings until midnight will be considered. If you’re interested, send a resume and cover letter to staff@citylights.com and in the subject line indicate “Full-time Bookseller,” or “Fill-in Bookseller.” While we appreciate all of your responses, we won’t be able to reply to all of them as we expect to get quite a few. Thank you!”

https://www.facebook.com/CityLightsBooks/photos/a.149267981877/10157189067551878/?type=3&theater

ASPIRING LITERARY AGENTS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Root Literary:

“Seeking an exceptional, resourceful, self-motivated Los Angeles-based full-time direct assistant for literary agency owner, Holly Root. The ideal candidate will be passionate about books, detail-oriented, possess a strong work ethic, and take initiative to provide excellent administrative support to the owner of a growing boutique literary agency.”

https://www.rootliterary.com/literary-agent-assistant

MEDIA PROJECT MANAGERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Solutions Journalism:

“As the 2020 election approaches, many Americans are shocked and dismayed by the collapse of civil discourse—not just on the national stage, but in communities nationwide. Polarization, distrust and misunderstanding rule political life and are increasingly fraying the social fabric. We struggle to talk to one another, to listen respectfully, and even to acknowledge the humanity of others with whom we strongly disagree. Problem-solving is sabotaged by the impulse to blame or demonize.

For the most part, the news makes things worse. Journalists gravitate towards extreme voices and treat them as representative. We search for conflict, and focus on dysfunction and failure, often at superficial or “sound bite” levels, and frequently fail to probe more deeply to understand what’s underneath the conflict, whether it may be feelings of hurt, loss, alienation, anxiety, injustice or fear. This is by far the media’s most pervasive bias, and it feeds into stereotypes and demogoguery.

In 2018, SJN commissioned groundbreaking research that asked the following: What if journalists covered hot-button issues differently — based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious? "Complicating the Narratives” (CTN) (located here: https://thewholestory.solutionsjournalism.org/complicating-the-narratives-b91ea06ddf63), the resulting research and essay, powerfully explained what journalists can learn from experts in conflict mediation. It showed how journalists can do better to reveal the complexity and nuance in many stories — qualities that are essential to break through the oversimplified frames that are so polarizing and hurtful.

SJN is building on the research -- and on the excitement it generated -- with a project that will do the following: (1) help to change the view — which is false, but widespread among journalists — that the public actually seeks more conflict and polarization in political coverage; (2) equip journalists with the reporting skills to get underneath conflict to capture people’s experiences and motivations — instead of their knee-jerk positions — and open up more space for empathetic understanding (if not agreement) on divisive issues; and (3) seed pilot projects anchored in CTN principles in several communities.

Role description: SJN is seeking a project manager with a strong journalism background to lead this work.”

DEADLINE: June 16.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFwO49kQoCSauQ_hiubXAEiG35pVKR4u2Fa5ejTQhjQeqcXQ/viewform

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SENIOR MAGAZINE EDITORS (job) by Bear Guerra

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Via Daily Beast:

“We are seeking a dependable, self-motivated, creative and inquisitive senior editor to join our team in a six-month capacity to run our Innovation vertical. The role is ideally based in New York but with the potential for working remotely. The Innovation Editor is expected to assign and edit stories on the latest breakthroughs and far-future developments in the life sciences, space, health and medicine, advanced technologies, climate, robotics, A.I., and more. The editor must have a proven ability to conceive, develop and produce stories of various lengths, both long-form features and quick news-of-day articles. He or she must also have demonstrated skills in writing his or her own stories and quickly and accurately interpreting scientific studies and other data.

Based in New York City.”

https://boards.greenhouse.io/thedailybeast31/jobs/4315589002

CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT EDITORS IN PUBLIC RADIO (job) by Bear Guerra

Via CPR News:

“CPR News expansion continues thanks to a generous grant from the Jacques M. Littlefield Foundation to grow its environmental reporting. The Climate and Environment Editor will lead a team to generate radio features and newscast spots, and innovative digital and audio storytelling that covers developments around climate, weather, water and the environment. The ideal candidate will have experience generating engaging content across multiple platforms, be able to inspire the team’s reporters to even greater storytelling and play an important role on the News leadership team.”

https://www.cpr.org/employment-opportunity/climate-and-environment-editor