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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/

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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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

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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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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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.

https://onbeing.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk03qqq?source=facebook

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INVESTIGATIVE EDITORS (job, August 19) by Bear Guerra

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Via Type Investigations:

“Type Investigations (formerly The Investigative Fund) is a nonprofit newsroom for independent journalists, dedicated to incubating investigative reporting with the potential for social impact. Our investigations are published or broadcast in partnership with a wide variety of print, broadcast and online outlets. Our stories have sparked FBI investigations, Congressional inquiries, federal indictments, the resignation of public officials, and more; they have also won many of journalism’s top awards, including the Emmy, the Peabody, the Polk Award, the National Magazine Award, and the Investigative Reporters & Editors Medal.

The ideal candidate will have strong reporting, writing, editing, and organizational skills; supervisory experience; sound editorial judgment; and sophistication about the journalism field. Experience editing and vetting complex feature-length work required; experience reporting or editing investigative journalism preferred.”

DEADLINE: August 19.

https://www.typeinvestigations.org/about/jobs/

MEDIA OUTREACH MANAGERS (job, September 1) by Bear Guerra

Via Voice of Witness:

“We are seeking a communications professional to help our dynamic, award-winning organization enhance both our grassroots and broad base audience reach and engagement, and support our fundraising efforts. We’re looking for candidates with a passion for storytelling and social change, who have their pulse on social justice and political issues, and who come with solid experience in nonprofit communications, outreach, and brand building. If you believe strongly in our mission and would like to help us grow as an organization, please consider joining our small yet mighty team.”

DEADLINE: September 1.

http://voiceofwitness.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/

DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTORS AND PROGRAMMING TYPES (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Investigative Studios:

“The Executive Director will oversee and manage Investigative Studios and its productions. This position will form and lead a team of reporters and filmmakers in the production of documentaries covering subjects critical to the public interest. This is a leadership position that combines responsibility for the development and oversight of investigative productions along with representing the company with distributors and the public. The Executive Director articulates the vision that defines Investigative Studios’ voice and is the architect-manager responsible for keeping its productions on schedule and on budget.”

https://www.investigativestudios.org/jobs

TECH AND DESIGN WRITERS (FT job) by Bear Guerra

Via Fast Company:

Co.Design, Fast Company’s award-winning design news channel, is looking for a staff writer to cover the intersection of design, technology, and business.

Co.Design provides rigorous coverage of the businesses and individuals applying design to products, communities, workplaces, user experiences, data, mobility, and more. The world’s largest, most powerful companies use design to push their agendas, sometimes for the benefit of their customers but often to the detriment of users, other businesses, and society at large. Your job would be to tell these stories in a clear, evocative style.

You should have daily reporting experience at a newspaper or an online publication, preferably covering the technology industry, and you should be a critical thinker who’s as comfortable writing short news posts as you are crafting a 2,000-word feature. Experience writing about design is a plus.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/90385935/fast-company-is-hiring-a-staff-writer

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ANIMATED SERIES WRITERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Nickelodeon:

“Nickelodeon Animation Studio in New York City is looking for a Script Coordinator for its hit animated series, Blaze and the Monster Machines. Assist the Story Editors in their daily production functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend writer’s meetings and prepare follow-up notes.

  • Proofread, revise and re-work premises, outlines and scripts.

  • Distribute premise, outlines and script drafts and revisions internally and to network.

  • Attend Storyboard pitch meetings; prepare and distribute follow-up notes.

  • Proofread storyboards for dialogue and other changes.

  • Generate dialogue re-writes for storyboards as necessary for Story Editor review

  • Write “storybook” story testing document for Story Editor review

  • Maintain and update comprehensive database and files of premises, outlines and scripts, including all drafts and submissions.

  • Maintain and coordinate writing schedule, including updating and distribution of weekly script status reports.

  • Coordinate freelancer writing staff schedules; communicate all meeting times and deadlines and schedule information to freelance writers

  • Attend weekly production meetings and provide updates at meeting.”

https://viacomcareers-viacom.icims.com/jobs/12679/script-coordinator---new-york-based-animated-series/job?mobile=false&width=782&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420

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MEDIA MANAGERS (job, August 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism:

“The Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is seeking a general manager. Under the supervision of CCEM’s executive director, the general manager will be responsible for assisting the executive director in all aspects of the administration of the center and the Latino News Initiative, including the Spanish-language journalism program. 

The general manager will oversee the day-to-day operation of the center, write grant proposals and reports, help manage budgets, serve as liaison between the several initiatives that will live within the center, and help coordinate activities between the center and its regional partners.”

DEADLINE: August 15.

https://www.journalism.cuny.edu/2019/07/job-opportunity-general-manager-center-community-ethnic-media/

VIDEO AND DOCUMENTARY PRODUCERS (job, August 4) by Bear Guerra

Via The New York Times:

“The Associate Video Producer will provide editorial and production support to the Op-Docs team, and should have a demonstrated interest in documentary shorts and video journalism.

**Responsibilities may include:**

+Participate in weekly Opinion video ideation and workshop brainstorm sessions

+Review Op-Docs submissions; help ensure prospective filmmakers receive a timely response.

+Assist in the selection and curation of Op-Docs. 

+Prepare videos for publication using Adobe Premiere (place graphics, subtitles, credits; sync audio as needed; export and quality-control final outputs) 

+Oversee delivery and packaging of Op-Docs for theatrical screenings and festivals. 

+Coordinate filmmaker calls

+Assist with managing production pipeline 

+Liaise with festivals and filmmakers to solicit promising screeners

+Assist with submissions for awards, festivals and campaigns

+Help with fact-checking documentaries

+Build audience development and promotion plans 

+Help manage event logistics and marketing efforts 

+Perform related work as assigned.

Strongly recommend applying by the end of this weekend (Aug 4)."

DEADLINE: August 4.

https://nytimes.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Editorial/job/New-York-NY/Associate-Video-Producer--Op-Docs--Opinion-Video_REQ-005891

VIDEO STORYTELLERS PASSIONATE ABOUT SPACE EXPLORATION (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Jet Propulsion Laboratory:

”JPL’s Digital News and Media team is seeking an experienced Video Producer to develop live broadcasts and taped video packages for air on NASA TV and digital platforms including YouTube and Facebook.  We are seeking an experienced live broadcast producer and video storyteller who also does on-air work and is an energetic multitasker who thrives in handling priorities and deadlines without requiring extensive oversight.

In this position, you will collaborate with videographers, editors, directors, animators, designers, newsroom writers, mission personnel and others to present content in unique and engaging ways.

On a day-to-day basis, you will research, write and oversee the production of video packages that chronicle news from our missions.

On a less frequent basis, you will develop and host live broadcasts about NASA-JPL missions and projects, particularly during major mission events such as landings on Mars. 

Using excellent news judgment and keen storytelling, you will develop compelling live and videotaped content that shares the magnitude of our science discoveries and the ingenuity of our engineering with the widest possible audience.”

https://jpl.jobs/jobs/2019-10860-Video-Producer-Commentator

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FEATURES EDITORS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Vox Media:

“We’re looking for an energetic, creative editor to help build our features program. While Vox at large seeks to answer our audience’s most burning, pressing questions about what’s happening in the headlines, our features program will surface answers to questions our audience may not have known they had. With our features, we want to help readers understand the world, honing in on the big concepts, context, and ideas that often get drowned out by the twists and turns of the daily news cycle. This is an exciting opportunity to work on big, important, lasting stories -- we want our readers to return to our features for months and even years after they publish.

This editor will report to the senior features editor and assist in assigning and editing features. The editor will also help with the operational aspects of the features program: setting a publication schedule, making sure writers hit their deadlines, and coordinating with our visuals, engagement, and copy editing teams.

Candidate must be based in Washington, DC, or willing to relocate.”

https://boards.greenhouse.io/voxmedia/jobs/1769370?gh_jid=1769370

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PODCAST PRODUCERS INTO STAR TREK (jobs) by Bear Guerra

Via Strand Street Media:

“Strand Street Media is staffing PRIME DIRECTIVE: The Official Star Trek Podcast. There will be three ongoing part-time positions in Los Angeles, starting in the fall.

SEGMENT PRODUCER will pitch show topics and guests, script narration, oversee audio and video recording sessions, and edit interviews and other audio using Pro Tools. This person should be an experienced radio/podcast producer who really knows Star Trek.

GUEST BOOKER/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR will identify and contact potential guests, coordinate with local and remote studios and engineers for video and audio production, and shepherd each episode through production. Trek knowledge a big plus.

AUDIO PRODUCER will conform audio from paper edits using Pro Tools, assemble and mix each episode on deadline, and do some creative sound design.

Send me your resume!  I’m gideon(at)strandstreetmedia(dot)com.”

https://www.startrek.com/news/tawny-newsome-host-official-star-trek-podcast

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ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS IN MEXICO (job, July 31) by Bear Guerra

Via Mongabay Latam:

“Are you a journalist with at least six years of experience based in Mexico? Apply for a remote position with Mongabay Latam as a contributing editor with a #Mexico focus. Editors will focus on environmental issues.

The contributing editor will produce articles in Spanish on environmental issues in Latin America with special emphasis on the conservation, restoration and deforestation situation in Mexico. He or she will also follow, edit and publish the articles from the Latin American team of contributors when necessary.

Candidates must have at least two years of experience in environmental reporting. Proficiency in English is a plus, as well as knowledge of WordPress and basic HTML.”

DEADLINE: July 31.

https://es.mongabay.com/oportunidades/mongabay-busca-editor-colaborador-a/

AUDIO SERIES PRODUCERS (job) by Bear Guerra

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.”

https://wondery.com/careers/

DIGITAL NEWS PRODUCERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Gothamist:

“Gothamist, now part of WNYC for over a year, is looking for a full-time staffer. Whom are we looking for? Devotees of New York City news, omnivores of arts and culture, the culinarily adventurous, urban etiquette experts, and bodega cat aficionados—in other words, journalists who mix skepticism with a keen eye for details and are excited to share ideas and act on them.

Gothamist is looking for a Digital Producer who is at ease covering breaking NYC news events well as investigating longer features across news, culture, and food. We’re a small team that does big things!

You will be responsible for writing stories for Gothamist.com. Some may contain a mix of aggregation and our own reporting to advance the story, while others may emphasize substantive reportage that is influenced by the Gothamist "voice" that makes our aggregation trenchant and entertaining. In other words, journalists who mix skepticism with a keen eye for details and are excited to share ideas and act on them.

As the Digital Producer, you will sift through an ocean of news, discard pro forma filler, and elevate important, insightful, moving, or otherwise noteworthy stories with enriching context and without cliché. Candidates will also be a thoughful observer, dedicated to original thought—funny, but sometimes not. Sometimes, s/he will pick up the phone, send a raft of emails, or leave the office to bring back something original or unexpected for the post.

Candidates are also open-minded collaborators who are excited about the opportunities that a combined Gothamist/WNYC newsroom can offer in providing a definitive, authentic take on news and life in New York.

You should also be eager to think about how Gothamist continues to serve its audience of New Yorkers who want to be savvy about city issues—and present fresh ideas on how to reach those who might not have realized Gothamist was the resource they needed.”

https://jobs.jobvite.com/newyork-public-radio/job/oPEgafwD?fbclid=IwAR10A_NJwapz4V52CEz_hk3oSMmn3qp1za0ILxsWN4M4--dfcyDqhg1ibtU