Producer Tips and Opportunities Galore

Have you used PRX’s embeddable players yet? Producers who have are getting tons more listens! Learn how to use them, plus check out producer job opportunities and competitions after the jump.

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Hello producers,

We sent out a special email last month about PRX’s new sharing features: embedding, Facebook players, and open streaming. We hope you’ve been using them!

If you have been using them, let us know what you think and how they’re working for you.

If you haven’t used them, what are you waiting for? Huge increases in listens await. Read more below.

Enjoy,

Genevieve Sponsler
PRX Member Support & Editorial Associate

Producer News

Remixing Seattle

Public Radio Remix, our 24/7 stream of PRX producers’ pieces, is now on the air overnight in Seattle on KUOW2 91.7!

Speaking of Remix…

KALW in San Francisco uploads tons of stories that are great for Remix and for second-run broadcast on stations across the country. PRX’s Emily Corwin spoke to KALW News Director Holly Kernan about their priorities and process.

“…we are looking for great stories…That’s one of the things that we constantly drum into people’s heads: don’t give me an issue. Tell me a story.”
-Holly Kernan | read the full interview
Walk the Virtual Red Carpet

Remember our Zeitfunk Awards this spring? We honored the most successful producers and pieces of 2010, plus gave you stats like what lengths sell the most.

Now, one of our favorite parts is here — the Awards Ceremony! Check out fellow producers’ fun trophy photos and speeches.

Stream and Share with the World

Start embedding! Producers who have are seeing huge increases in listens and exposure by putting a player that looks like this in blogs and websites:

With one checkbox in piece creation (here’s how), you can:

  • Enable an embeddable player (above) that plays the full piece on websites and blogs.
  • Allow the Facebook player to play the full piece.
  • Let visitors to the piece on PRX.org (including those without PRX accounts) listen to the full stream. Get a short URL for tweeting and bringing people to the piece.

Watch how it works in this video.

And, see the player in action on Maximum Fun’s site (scroll down) and KFAI’s station website.

Opportunities Galore

Third Coast Festival: Enter by July 14

The annual competition honoring the best audio documentaries is on! Upload your entry here.

Steel City Jobs

Essential Public Media in Pittsburgh is looking for a general assignment reporter, Morning Edition host, and more. Check out their job list.

Story Workshop:
Oct. 3-Nov. 18

Transom is offering a seven-week workshop for new producers on Cape Cod this fall. Limited to eight, you’ll get plenty of individual attention and learn a ton about audio storytelling.
Get more info and apply by July 25.

Sounds Elemental: Dec. 12-16

AIR’s next Sounds Elemental intensive is coming up this Dec. in NYC. Experiment with unconventional approaches to storytelling and benefit from attention from renowned sound artists. Apply by Sept. 26.

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