Contract work - Toronto
The Story Collider is looking for a new producer/host for our Toronto-based show. For more information about our ideal candidates and how to apply, please see the details below.
This job has three pieces: 1) event planning and promotion, 2) storyteller recruitment and coaching, and 3) hosting live performances. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the broader organization. Please note: This is not a full-time position. Producers are contracted, and paid a flat fee of $500 per show. Shows are held in Toronto 4-5 times per year.
Experience in storytelling is essential, and experience on stage (such as in theater or stand-up, improv and sketch comedy) is strongly preferred. Scientific background is not required, but can be helpful. We deeply appreciate people who are fun, funny, hard-working, kind, and brave. You must have great communication skills and respect for people from all walks of life, and be able to work cooperatively with a co-producer. We’d love to hear about and help you develop marketing, audio production, and other event-related expertise.
How to Apply
Interested? Take a listen to our podcast to see the kind of stories we produce and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Toronto Producer" in the subject line. Let us know what you think makes a great story, and why you have a passion for true, personal stories about science. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15, 2019.
The Story Collider is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that there is strength in diversity, and we are committed to inclusion. All qualified candidates will receive consideration regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or age.
Contract work - any location!
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The Story Collider is looking to expand its pool of screeners for the upcoming year. Screeners are individuals who listen to raw audio from our shows in cities across the United States, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand, and provide their feedback and recommendations for our podcast. Because we produce around 300 stories at around 60 shows every year, and podcast only slightly more than 100, we rely on this feedback to inform our decisions.
Screeners’ feedback is comprised of a vote of yes, probably, maybe, or no for the podcast, as well as a brief 2-3 sentence explanation as to why. We ask that stories be evaluated on content and entertainment value, as well as the strength of its connection to science. We also ask that screeners flag stories, or particular lines within stories, that may be problematic for some listeners or undermine The Story Collider’s mission.
Our ideal candidate for this role will be thoughtful, thorough, and candid. Screeners may be from the world of science, have experience with storytelling, or just be an avid podcast listener.
Stories are sent out to screeners on a rolling basis, and they are free to decline anytime the assignment conflicts with their schedules. We ask that screeners respond with feedback within 3-5 days. Compensation begins at $10 per story.
How to Apply
To apply, please email email@example.com with “Screener” in the subject line, and tell us about yourself and why you think you would bring an important perspective to our curation. If you meet our needs, we will follow up with a sample story test to gauge your feedback.
The Story Collider believes that there is strength in diversity, and we are committed to inclusion. All qualified candidates will receive consideration regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or age.