KOCE-TV TO BECOME PBS SOCAL IN 2011
New Website to Aid Viewers in Finding Favorite PBS Shows
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (December 16, 2010) – In preparation for the New Year, KOCE-TV is launching a series of new initiatives to help Southern California public television viewers make a smooth transition to the new home of PBS throughout the Southland.
Beginning January 2011, KOCE-TV will become PBS SoCal, serving the residents of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties and the city of Santa Barbara, in addition to Orange County.
KOCE-TV’s over-the-air broadcast television location is at Channel 50.1, and the station is available on a variety of cable and satellite television providers throughout Southern California. Providers helping to increase KOCE’s geographic reach across the Southland include Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Mediacom, Suddenlink Communications, and Time Warner Cable. Direct TV, DISH Network, Verizon FIOS and AT&T U verse will continue existing coverage across Orange County.
Starting today, viewers can begin using a new centralized website, www.pbssocal.org, to find specific PBS programming and channel information for KOCE-TV and its providers, as well as partner stations KLCS-TV in Los Angeles and KVCR-TV in San Bernardino. Viewers also can call (800) 278-5050 for program information toll free.
For the complete press release, please visit: www.pbssocal.org/about/pressPBSSocal.php.
KCET 2011 PROGRAMMING - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Effective January 1, 2011 KCET will be the largest independent public television station in the United States. KCET's plan is to become the media partner for the many diverse, creative voices in their community and provide Southern California with a fresh perspective with new programming. To that end, KCET welcomes your completed and finished programs and your ideas. All content must be cleared for distribution worldwide, in any and all media, including, without limitation, electronic media and the world wide web, in perpetuity.
KCET's priorities in reviewing projects are:
- Fully-funded completed programs
- Fully-funded uncompleted programs
- Fully-funded concepts
- Partially-funded programs
- Partially-funded concepts
- Unfunded concepts.
For more information, please visit the KCET website at: www.kcet.org/about/submissions.html.
KQED'S TRULY CA - CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: January 11, 2011
Through one call for entry each year, Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories reaches out to the independent film community throughout the state to find completed or nearly completed feature-length documentaries. KQED will offer these films: KQED packaging, closed captioning, inclusion in the series website, promotion, and a modest licensing fee for local broadcast rights. In addition one or more films in the series may be offered in-kind, completion resources tailored to the needs of each project which may include: an online edit and a sound mix. For more information, please visit: www.kqed.org/arts/programs/trulyca/entries.jsp.
NEH - AMERICA'S MEDIA MAKERS - PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Deadline: January 12, 2011
The NEH has announced the deadline for both the Production and Development Grant for their initiative America's Media Makers. Grants for America’s Media Makers support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and format and to prepare programs for production. Production Grants support the preparation of a program for distribution. If you have questions, you can contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Public Programs at 202-606-8269 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEH - AMERICA’S HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS
Deadline: January 12, 2011
America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public. NEH offers two categories of grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: planning and implementation grants. For more information, please visit the NEH website at: www.neh.gov.
UC SANTA CRUZ SOC DOC: MASTERS DEGREE IN SOCIAL DOCUMENTATION - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline: January 14, 2011
The UCSC Social Documentation Program is a two-year, full-time, graduate-level program within the Community Studies Department leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. The program offers students a chance to develop expertise in the understanding and production of social documentaries in various mediums, including film/video, audio, and photography. Students learn how to translate various academic interpretations of social life into effective, accessible and professional quality products. Upon completion of the program, Master of Arts Degree holders will be qualified to enter documentary related professions such as documentary directing, producing or editing. Degree holders may work within industries such as public television, public radio or the documentary film business, as independent producers and artists, or for archival centers or museums. Degree holders may also choose to pursue a PhD in a related field in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences. For more information, please visit the UCSC website at: www.socdoc.ucsc.edu.
POV - DIVERSE VOICES PROJECT – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: January 14, 2011
Diverse Voices Project is supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private non-profit corporation funded by the American People. POV's Diverse Voices Project will provide co-production funding, mentorship, and a national broadcast on POV to documentary directors and producers from communities typically underrepresented in the mainstream broadcast media. Projects funded by DVP will be broadcast in POV's 2012 or 2013 Season. For more information, please visit: www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/diverse-voices-project.php.
POV - PROJECT VOICESCAPE – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: January 14, 2011
Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV are searching for the next generation of documentary filmmakers! Project VoiceScape welcomes good ideas, films-in-progress or completed short films made by aspiring filmmakers in grades 7-12. The program provides mentorship to young filmmakers and showcases their work on a variety of PBS/POV related media. Fifteen young people will be selected for Project VoiceScape and will be honored in June 2011 at a ceremony in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit: www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/voicescape.php.
ITVS FUNDING DEADLINE - OPEN CALL
Deadline: January 7, 2011
Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories. For more information, please visit the ITVS website at: www.itvs.org.
GLOBAL FILM INITIATIVE - FEATURE-FILM PRODUCTION GRANTS
Deadline: January 15, 2011
Global Film Initiative production grants are awarded twice a year, in winter and summer, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation and accomplished storytelling. The granting program furthers the Initiative's mission of contributing to the development of local film industries while offering audiences a variety of cultural perspectives on daily life around the world. Monies received through the Initiative's granting program are used to support completion of film production, and to subsidize post-production costs, such as laboratory and sound mixing fees and access to modern editing systems. For more information, please visit the Global Film Initiative website at: www.globalfilm.org.
2011 BANFF WORLD TELEVISION AWARDS - CALL FOR ENTRIES
Early Bird Deadline: January 28, 2011
Final Deadline: February 18, 2011
The call for entries for the Banff World Television Festival Program Competition is now open. The Program Competition looks to honor the best programming across all areas of entertainment, including digital media, drama, and documentary. The Banff World Television Awards is the largest international program competition in the television industry attracting more than 1000 entries for its 29 program categories annually. This year 29 Awards will be handed out during the Banff World Television Festival in Banff, Alberta that runs June 12-15th, 2011. For more information, please visit: www.banff2010.com.
OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
OPB has a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to establish the Local Journalism Center (LJC) in the Northwest (there are 6 others around the country). These centers are partnerships between public TV and radio stations in the region, and the reporting will be primarily digital, but there may also be opportunities to do segments for TV and radio depending on the stories and the stations at which the reporters are located.
Investigative Journalist at OPB, Portland - Develop sources and enterprising investigative story ideas. The primary outlet for all work will be the LJC's online network, but this journalist will produce content to meet OPB's needs under the direction of the LJC Editor.
Online Journalist at SOPTV, Medford - Develop sources and enterprising story ideas on the Natural Resources beat. The primary outlet for all work will be the LJC's online network, but this journalist will produce content to meet SOPTV's needs under the direction of the LJC Editor.
Reporter at Puget Sound Public Radio (KUOW), Seattle- KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio seeks a full–time reporter to cover the environment and environmental science as part of a Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) funded Local Journalism Center. The collaboration includes public radio and TV stations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Production will include news spots and feature–length reports for multiple platforms including online and broadcast. Duties include participation in community engagement efforts related to the beat.
Producer/Reporter/Host at Idaho Public Television (IPTV) and Boise State Radio (BSR), Boise- The current vacancy requires a person who is story-oriented, technologically savvy journalist with a passion for conveying the significance of news on an environmental and natural resource beat. Specifically, applicant will be responsible for developing sources and enterprising story ideas of the following beats: science, energy, natural resources, sustainability and law. The primary outlet for all work will be the Local Journalistic Center‘s online network, under the direction of the Local Journalistic Editor.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: www.opb.org/insideopb/careers/jobs.
ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS RADIO - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Each month Artistic Media Partners Radio reaches nearly 1 million listeners 12 years and older, with 13 stations covering Bloomington, South Bend-Elkhart, and Lafayette.That’s an audience larger than the population of Indianapolis and Fort Wayne (the 2 largest cities in Indiana) combined. AMP station's formats cover the entire demographic spectrum: Contemporary, Classic, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Sports, Country. For more information about Artistic Media Partners Radio, please visit: www.artisticradio.com.
Radio Sales Executive - WNDV AM/FM, WZOW, WOZW, WHLY and WDND are looking for sales executives who want exceptional compensation opportunity, huge potential for growth, comprehensive and ongoing training programs, great benefits, excellent perks, and like to have fun! Artistic Media Partners of South Bend is looking for highly motivated, energetic people to join our sales and marketing team. Previous sales experience is helpful, but not necessary.
For more information, please contact Bart Schacht at email@example.com.
NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO – EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC FM, WNYC AM, and WQXR, as well as www.wnyc.org and www.wqxr.org. As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, New York Public Radio produces content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space.
Director of Digital Content, WQXR - The WQXR Director of Digital Content will work in close partnership with the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for New York Public Radio to coordinate all WQXR strategy and implementation into the broadest goals for NYPR. Specific partnerships will include, but are not limited to, external business-to-business relationships, new product development, user experience, community building and strategy. In key areas below, where (VP/CDO) is listed, these tasks will be coordinated very closely with VP, WQXR and CDO
Music programming Coordinator, WQXR - The Music Programming Coordinator is responsible for supporting all systems and materials used for programming and playing out music on WQXR and its associated digital properties. The Coordinator will help insure the smooth and continuous operation of the company’s music channels by managing the digital library, organizing the physical library and performing daily quality checks on all materials scheduled for air.The Coordinator will report to the Program Director and work closely with the digital team to insure that playlist information is properly updated on the WQXR web sites. S/he will also be the liaison for Listener Services on all questions regarding music programming. The Coordinator will also be expected to assist on-air hosts with any programming or operations issues that arise.
For more information, please visit the New York Public Radio website at: www.nypublicradio.org or the WNYC website at: www.wnyc.org.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT PBS
PBS, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is a non–profit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 348 public television stations. At PBS, you will enjoy the synergy of professionalism and creativity. We have talented employees with diverse backgrounds and interests who are committed to a common goal, which is to provide enlightenment through education. We offer a variety of employment opportunities and would love to have you join our team. We offer generous benefits, competitive salaries and a dynamic work environment. For a complete list of employment opportunities at PBS corporate, please visit our website at www.pbs.org/jobs. You may also contact Human Resources at 703-739-5229. PBS is an equal opportunity employer.