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amazing how many different jobs there are in public radio —
producer, program director, board op/host, secretary, underwriting
account rep, to name a few. I’ve done them all and some others too.
And now I am jumping into a job I’ve never even heard of in
public radio: Talent Manager. As far as I know, this doesn’t mean
getting Pellegrino for Scott Simon at book signings — although I
would do that in a heartbeat given that I’ve had a crush on him
since I was about 15.
I’ll be working for a new CPB
initiative led by AIR to help give public radio a push towards new
Welcome to Public Radio Makers Quest
2.0 (MQ2). I’ll be your tour guide.
Read on . . .
February 1–April 10, 2009
but must be completed by May 31st)
This new collaboration
with Jack Straw Productions and KUOW-FM gives one mid-level producer
a chance to hone both their straight news chops and, simultaneously,
work on a more experimental project under the wing of these leading
Seattle-based institutions. The lucky resident, selected through
application, will receive a $5600 stipend for the 10 week program.
Complete information is available here.
sessions, Third Coast Festival
Friday and Saturday,
October 10 and 11
We hope you’ll fill the room at this
popular Third Coast session that reveals the mysteries
of the pitch. AIRster Neenah Ellis has invited two different panels
of star editors from expected and unexpected programs to face off
with some of your brave, carefully selected comrades. Join us to cheer them on.
Makers Quest 2.0
AIR’s newest initiative will provide
$20,000–$40,000 each to about a dozen adventuresome producers and
sound artists chosen to help lead the transformation from public
radio to public media. Read up on it here, and stay tuned for news about this most
Monday–Friday, December 15–19
We’re coming off our successful August “Sounds
Elemental,” with 10 producers conjuring water at Harvestworks
Digital Media Arts Center in New York City. We have slots for
two more to take up “fire.” We’re looking for mid- to advance-level
producers itching to experiment with unconventional approaches to
sound and telling story. Apply now.
Cool Tool: Remember the Milk
You have lists everywhere. You try to keep them
organized. It's not easy. But Remember the Milk (RTM), a task and
list Web application, can help. At its most basic, RTM provides a
place to create and manage your lists. RTM goes further, too, with
the ability to tag lists with key words, to integrate lists into
Google Calendar and your Gmail browser, and to receive reminders via
text message, e-mail, or IM. There's also a Google Map function that
allows you to see what tasks you have in the same geographic area.
All available in the free version. Give it a
try. — Erin Mishkin