ARTISTS FOCUSED ON RE-ENTRY IN LOS ANGELES AREA (call for applications) by Bear Guerra

Via LA County Arts Commission:

“The Arts Commission, the LA County Probation Department, and the LA County Office of Diversion and Reentry seek an artist or organization to establish an arts-focused approach to provide services to individuals on felony probation at the Reentry Center of the new probation office located at 3965 South Vermont Avenue.

The selected artist(s) or non-profit organization will be embedded in the South Vermont office as they work to establish a creative, collaborative culture and to develop a sustainable system of workshops, performances, and/or exhibitions. This new approach will support a long-term reentry strategy that aims to embed the arts in client healing, socio-emotional development, job skills training, and family reunification.”


STORYTELLERS FROM RURAL CALIFORNIA (call for stories) by Bear Guerra

Via Cal Ag Roots:

“We're looking for people from rural California who want to partner with us in 2019 to produce a podcast that tells a story about their community--and an important moment in the history of farming in California.

Selected story co-producers will be paid a $2000 stipend for working with the Cal Ag Roots Team from June-December, 2019, to produce a twenty-minute podcast that will be released in the fall of 2019. Story co-producers will identify a potential story and work with Cal Ag Roots to conduct interviews, write podcast scripts, record narration and edit audio for the piece. No podcast or audio production experience necessary! Time spent on the story will vary, but we anticipate each podcast will require a time commitment of approximately 4-6 hours/week, over roughly 6 months.

To apply to be a story co-producer, please send an email to Project Director Ildi Carlisle-Cummins at that includes: 1) a brief introduction of yourself, 2) your interest in this project, 3) a story idea (or ideas) about a key moment in California farming history that is related to your community.

(Photo shout out to the super-talented photographer Samuel Contreras, powerful poet Aideed Medina (pictured) and muralist Tim Z. Hernandez and the Tamejavi Institute for the beautiful Crack of Dawn painting on display at the #ruraljusticesummit)”

PODCAST PRODUCERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Gimlet Media:

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.”

NON-FICTION FILMMAKERS (grants) by Bear Guerra

Via Independent Filmmaker Project:

“The IFP/HBO New True Stories Funding Initiative supports multi-format non-fiction storytellers who are in the early stages of development of new work, or who are bringing new work from non-traditional formats – such as print, audio/podcast, and digital – to a visual format. The Initiative supports a wide range of genres from emerging and experienced makers seeking to bring inspired non-fiction work visually to life via short form, feature length and serialized content. Grants will typically range from $10,000 – $30,000, depending on the scale and scope of the project.

Projects on the arts, humanities, contemporary societal and political issues, and personal documentaries with approaches that range from traditional and character-driven narratives or journalistic perspectives to those more adventurous, creatively risky and formally challenging will all be considered. The key element to supported projects will be that they are stories worth telling from compelling, distinctive and fresh points of view.

Initial grants will most often be used for research, treatment and narrative development, securing access, initial shooting and the production of work samples, trailers, etc. A grant from the fund would usually be the “first money in” from an outside source, though in some cases it could be a supplement to another initial small grant. The opportunity will exist for select grantees to receive follow-up grants for additional development. Projects considered for this grant should not have funding in place from any broadcast or digital platforms or any other US distribution entity. Projects receiving grants under this Initiative will be offered to HBO on a “first-look” basis, giving HBO the first opportunity to make an offer to develop them further.”


ASPIRING FREELANCE STORYTELLERS (free workshop) by Bear Guerra

Via Independent Producer Project:

“Join us for an all-day workshop with independent producer Gina Delvac of Call Your Girlfriend and KCRW’s own Don’t @ Me. She'll lead a conversation about best business practices — everything from what's up with the LA City business tax to why you should get a business bank account — and we'll take time to discuss the emotional components of getting paid. Money can be fraught; we'll do a handful of exercises that help us overcome the angst and negotiate for what we're worth.

*This course is intended for audio producers and will focus on best practices for those working in the audio industry.

**Space is limited. Please fill out this form and we will be in touch by May 6 to confirm your spot.

Saturday, May 18
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

KCRW headquarters
1660 Stewart Street
Santa Monica
California, 90404”



Via Third Coast International Audio Festival:

“The Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition seeks the best audio stories produced worldwide. Since 2001, the TC/RHDF Competition has celebrated more than 200 extraordinary stories from four continents and has bestowed over $250,000 in cash prizes to many of the most innovative producers of the past two decades.

The 2019 TC/RHDF Competition will celebrate the best non-fiction audio stories on radio, podcasts, the internet, and more. We'll award the best work in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best Serialized Story, Best News Feature, Best Foreign Language and Skylarking.”

DEADLINE: June 18.


REMOTE NEWS WRITERS (call for pitches) by Bear Guerra

Via Bustle Digital Group:

“Bustle is seeking part-time, remote writers to help fill its news vertical with intelligent, thoughtful, and fast articles. Day-to-day responsibilities include breaking news, swift reporting, and informative roundups. Applicants should be experienced writers and reporters, preferably with daily newspaper/website experience. Diverse voices are encouraged to apply.

Topics of news coverage will include politics, women's issues, national news, global news, crime, tech and more. While original reporting and pitching will be encouraged, the general assignment team’s primary responsibility will be writing about the day’s trending events.

Candidates should be able to work two to three consecutive shifts:

Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET

Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET

and eventually Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET.”



Via Allard Prize:

“The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Photographers are enouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally. We also particularly welcome entries that depict corruption and human rights violations in the developed world.

Each winning photograph will receive CAD $1,000 and be featured on the Allard Prize website, with a brief description and the photographer’s name, for six months. Winning entries will be archived as a past winner on the website afterward.”




Via The Open Notebook:

The Open Notebook is seeking pitches for our Diverse Voices series. This series examines the experiences, expertise, and perspectives of science journalists from communities that are underrepresented in science journalism. We strive, in our coverage, to consider multiple dimensions of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ status, mental/physical ability, religion, class, age, nation of origin, and more. (Read our growing collection of Diverse Voices stories here.)

We invite pitches for original reported articles, Q&A interviews, roundtable discussions, first-person or reported essays, and other stories that help fulfill the series goals. Pitches should describe the proposed story’s angle and key elements. Note that TON stories typically include a heavy focus on science journalism craft, so we expect writers to offer strategies and tools that people can take away and apply to their own work. Please also briefly describe your background/credentials and include links to a few pieces of your published work. Articles should be about 1,500-2,000 words, and we pay between $750 and $1,000 per article. We do not have a travel budget.”



INSTAGRAM STORYTELLERS (call for submissions) by Bear Guerra

Via POV:

“OPEN CALL: Instagram Storytellers Wanted! Have an exciting, boundary-pushing, original non-fiction story about “belonging in the 21st century?!" APPLY NOW to Otherly for a chance to bring your project to life!

We’re looking for women, non-binary, and genderqueer storytellers to explore the theme of belonging through Otherly, a series of short documentaries made for Instagram Stories.

We want to hear from Instagram aces and traditional filmmakers, but we also want to hear from animators, audio storytellers, video and interactive media creators, social media mavericks, and any other storyteller that we didn’t include.

We’re looking for 8 exciting, boundary-pushing, original works that explore the theme of belonging from perspectives and voices that aren’t always reflected in media. What matters most is that you have a great story to tell from your own unique point of view.” 


CIVIC REPORTERS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via City Bureau":

“The Detroit Documenters Collaborative is seeking an Civic Reporter to report on local government as part of our Detroit Documenters program.

You should consider applying if:

  1. You are committed to producing local news and information that promotes civic engagement

  2. You have a passion for researching documents and getting answers to some of the most pressing questions facing local communities

  3. You are not satisfied with the status quo in local media today and are ready to do something about it

The Civic Reporter in #Detroit will cover local government issues in conjunction with our Documenters program, 20 hrs/wk - with our partners @WDET, @CitizenDetroit & @media_outlier.” 


Via Reveal:

“We’re looking for an accomplished, ambitious editor to lead one of the world’s largest and best teams dedicated to investigative reporting.

Our ideal applicants will bring a wealth of experience in managing successful investigative projects. For this position, which will report to the editor-in-chief, we’re seeking candidates who have proven the ability to cultivate projects of national and international scope, whether in text, audio, or video. We’re looking for well-honed instincts for navigating troves of data, assessing story leads and tips, and coaching journalists through dead ends and alleyways in the reporting process. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a record of collaboration and mentorship in newsrooms.

You should be prepared to guide reporters through the thorniest parts of difficult investigations, helping them craft FOIAs, coax sources to talk, navigate ethical issues and prepare for security concerns. You should savor great storytelling, no matter the form it takes, and value collaborating with journalists across all platforms to bring investigative projects to life in the richest possible fashion. You should be skilled at editing stories, elevating bold reporting with deft and lucid writing, and developing the skills of editors you supervise. And you should be prepared to manage world-class teams of reporters and editors, including some of the best data journalists in the business.”


ONLINE EDITORS/WRITERS (PT remote job) by Bear Guerra

Via Bustle Digital Group:

“Romper is seeking a Contributing News Editor. The right candidate is a total generalist, and has a passion for covering political news, viral news, entertainment, and celebrity news for a site that is the go-to destination for millennial mothers. A sense of urgency, strong news judgement, and attention to which stories and angles resonate with the audience are essential, along with a desire to continue building Romper's identity as a feminist, fun, and informative place for all women. 

Please note that this position is part-time with a work schedule of Sunday to Thursday. 

This editor will be responsible for assigning, editing, and/or producing several news articles per day. Candidates should have a solid understand of SEO and social media and an ability to refine angles for various platforms and package stories accordingly. They should be just as comfortable covering the latest Kardashian pregnancy rumor as they are reporting on the new health care plan, with an eagerness to cover breaking news throughout the week.”




Via The Chronicle of Higher Education:

The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking an experienced, enterprising reporter to produce morally forceful work that examines how money, and colleges’ pursuit of it, alters and upends the mission of higher education. This reporter will ask and answer pointed questions about the influence of key moneymakers — including athletics departments, health centers, research labs and departments supported by external funders, enrollment managers and recruiters — on a sector of vital national importance.

We are looking for a creative and tenacious reporter who has a track record of developing deep sourcing, mining data, and using freedom-of-information laws to probe how colleges act as stewards of their students and the public trust. This reporter will publish distinct journalism that highlights issues of ethics and integrity and forces change.

The right candidate has at least five years of experience and is a natural storyteller who can write with authority and generate distinctive story ideas, framed for a national audience. You’ll need to be self-motivated and proactive, eager to collaborate with others, and able to drive conversations about the big issues facing higher education.

The Chronicle is independently owned and based in Washington, D.C. Our pay is commensurate with experience, and our benefits are among the best in the business.

If this sounds like the place you want to make your mark, send a cover letter, résumé, and five clips to”


Via MacMillan:

“This is a full-time Assistant Editor position for Tor Nightfire, a new horror imprint; responsibilities will be fairly evenly divided between acting as assistant to the imprint’s Senior Editor and building the Assistant Editor’s own list of projects. The ideal candidate will have experience as an editorial assistant, a sincere interest in working in horror fiction, and the ability to assess the publish ability of submissions as well as some editing and copywriting experience.

Experience Needed:

• 1-2 years as an editorial assistant or equivalent
• Some experience with expository writing/publication of articles a plus.”*18C8A53B2B1D8450


MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITERS (call for stories) by Bear Guerra

Via The California Sunday Magazine:

“What’s a story you haven’t been able to stop thinking about? Or a piece you’ve wanted to pitch for ages, but haven’t felt quite ready to? Now's your chance. We’re looking for big, bold, ambitious feature ideas for our November/December issue. So if there's a dream story you've been wanting to do, we'd love to hear about it.

We’re interested in all topics—deeply reported narratives or investigations on anything from entertainment and pop culture, to science and technology, to business and politics. Your proposal may be set anywhere in California, the American West, Asia, or Latin America. It should speak to a national audience and it should be topical.

Send your story ideas to, we'll be watching for them at that address.”