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.”



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


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.”



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.”



PODCAST EDITOR (PT job) by Bear Guerra

Via KCRW’s Bodies:

“For our Story Editor for season 2 of Bodies, we’re looking for a seasoned editor who’s worked in audio documentary. This person should have a keen sense of narrative and ability to give thoughtful and critical feedback.

Each episode of this critically acclaimed podcast is the journey of one woman (inclusively defined and inclusive of non-binary people) to solve their medical mystery. Bodies is a feminist documentary show that combines intimate, nuanced storytelling with health reporting to uncover the layers that affect women’s health, like racism, patriarchy, and capitalism. Bodies is supported by Southern California public radio station KCRW.”


QUEER PODCAST EDITORS IN AFRICA (job, July 26) by Bear Guerra

Via None on Record:

“None on Record is looking at people who are interested in actively changing the narratives about Queer people on the African Continent and its Diaspora.

 AfroQueer is a first-person narrative-driven podcast telling stories from Queer Africans about living, loving, surviving and thriving and on the African continent and in the diaspora. 

Based in Nairobi, Kenya.”

DEADLINE: July 26.


RADIO AND PODCAST MAKERS (travel stipend, August 16) by Bear Guerra

Via Third Coast International Audio Festival:

“For the first time ever, we are offering application-based Travel Stipends to audiomakers seeking to attend the 2019 Third Coast Conference. These stipends are for those who demonstrate need for assistance to cover the costs of their travel to & stay in Chicago. Apply here!

Travel Stipends are a project of the Third Coast Fund & inspired by this community, made possible through a seed grant from the Manaaki Foundation as well as a few incredibly generous individuals.”

DEADLINE: August 16.




Via LAist:

“We're looking to make podcasts that are:

  • Fueled by quality journalism. That means fact-based stories with impact.

  • Inspired by the "L.A. conversation," both actually and spiritually.

  • Any other stories — fact or fiction — that speak to who we are as Angelenos

So go on. Don't be shy. Head on over to laiststudios.com to pitch your idea and learn more about what we want to make.

We're listening. And we hope you will too.”




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.”



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.”


EXPERIENCED PODCAST FIELD PRODUCERS (gig, August/September 2019) by Bear Guerra

Via Pipi Films:

“Experienced field/talent producer wanted for podcast recoding in Los Angeles / Atlanta.

Pipi Films is in development with Audible for a second season of Pretty For An Aboriginal — a podcast hosted by two wildly talented and funny Australian Indigenous women @nakkiahlui and @missmirandtap.

The Australia-based series, originally commissioned by BuzzFeed, is going on the road for S2 and recording for 5-6 days in LA and Atlanta this August/September (exact dates TBD). A talented, reliable and well-connected producer (with experience producing for culture or politics shows) is needed to manage all elements of the US recording. If you’re interested please email EP Nicola Harvey at nicola@pipifilms.com

PS: Open to all — travel budget available for the right producer. 

If you’re interested please email EP Nicola Harvey at nicola@pipifilms.com.”



Via Tamarindo Podcast:

“Join us for an interactive workshop and walk away with practical tools and tips to start your podcast today! You will learn how to develop great content, grow your audience, and get advice from a sound engineer with 15 years of experience. Learn what should be in your podcast starter kit, what it takes to sound excellent, and learn from our experience as creators of Tamarindo podast.

Tue, July 23, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT”



ASPIRING WOMEN OF COLOR PODCASTERS (free training and resources) by Bear Guerra

Via Spotify:

“While women of color have been breaking ground in podcasting, we know there’s more work to be done and more voices to be heard. That’s why Spotify created Sound Up, an immersive accelerator to create space and provide resources for new podcasters. You don’t need any experience; all you need is an idea.

As a part of Sound Up, you’ll develop your idea through a free, weeklong program covering technical production, storytelling through audio, marketing your podcast, and developing the skills and confidence to create your podcast pilot.

At the end of the week, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your idea to a panel of industry experts, who will then select 3 participants to each receive $10,000 to fund the production of five episodes of your podcast idea.”

DEADLINE: June 21.


ASPIRING WOMEN PODCASTERS (scholarships) by Bear Guerra

Via Werk It:

“We are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to students, freelancers, and nonprofit employees who would otherwise be unable to attend. Applications will be considered on an individual basis (e.g. applications of co-hosts will be reviewed separately). Before applying, please review our application criteria here. Recipients will be notified on or around August 1, 2019. 

Scholarships will cover the cost of conference attendance. Recipients will be responsible for all travel expenses (including food and lodging) and for tickets to other festival events.”

DEADLINE: July 15.




Via Carey Institute for Global Good:

“Founded in 2015, the Logan Nonfiction Program directly supports nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists and multimedia creators so they can tell the stories that matter. Our fellows are dedicated to bravely revealing inequality, illuminating untold truths and investigating the most pressing issues of the day through long-form narrative.

Ultimately, the Logan Nonfiction Program helps to equip citizens with the information they need to lead constructive discourse and create sustainable change in our world.”

DEADLINE: June 15.



PODCAST PRODUCERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Stitcher:

“We are hiring a Producer to join a new team creating original content focused on diverse talent and promoting inclusivity in podcasting. If you have a knack for spotting talent, enjoy fully fleshing out complex concepts, and using your creativity to give a project that extra touch, this role is for you! Your main responsibilities will include creating show prep for talent, audio editing shows, directing talent during studio sessions and for scripted series providing editorial feedback during post production. Our ideal candidate has at least 4-5 years’ experience in creating, producing and editing compelling audio narratives, a passion for innovative audio storytelling, and familiarity with the current podcast landscape.”

DEADLINE: June 14.




Via Invisibilia:

“The Senior Editor is a key editorial position on a highly creative and collaborative team. As Senior Editor you help conceive of and execute stories for Invisibilia’s podcast feed as well as related broadcast elements. You are a writer with flair and accuracy, and an interest in science and human behavior.  You write and support writing with flair and accuracy. You have an interest in science and human behavior.

A minimum of eight years’ journalism is required and candidates will have long-form audio narrative experience. This position is based in Washington, DC.”



ASPIRING PODCASTERS (funding) by Bear Guerra


Via Podfund:

“Welcome to the Podfund application! The mission of Podfund is to support emerging creator-led, audio-first media companies (solo creators, studios, agencies, networks). We are looking for extraordinary early stage podcasters with potential for growth, revenue, and profitability.

All data provided in applications is considered private and confidential. We evaluate applicants on an ongoing basis and make a handful of funding decisions each month. If your application looks like a good fit, we'll reach out for more information. If you do not hear from us immediately, you still may be considered in a subsequent month. 

Once you create an account, you will be able to save your application and submit later. If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs or reach out to info@pod.fund.”



Via The View from Somewhere:

Who you are: Our ideal editorial consultant(s) is an audio nerd who’s comfortable and familiar with discussing oppression and intersectionality, and has a keen ear for dynamics of power and privilege in storytelling. They would have experience with narrative structure in radio or podcast, and experience helping take someone else’s story from good to great. They should also be reliable and good with deadlines. Ideally this person identifies with more than one community underrepresented in mainstream media; southerners, POC and LGBTQ folks are encouraged to apply!

The gig: Our small production team is developing, writing, editing, and mixing episodes 20-35 minutes in length. Your role would be to sweep in near the end of the process, listen to an episode, and provide constructive feedback (by phone and in writing) on story structure, character, voice, and issues of power, diversity and representation in the piece. You would help us strategize about how to improve, and be a keen ear helping us make this podcast a meaningful experience for people of multiple backgrounds. You will NOT be line-editing, writing, doing story development, or seeing us through all the way to the end of production; this is purely a consultant role. We can pay $300 per episode and the consulting work per episode should not exceed 6 hours or $50/hour. We expect to complete drafts of episodes 1-2 times a month for the next six months.”